Monday, July 12, 2010

And I Can’t Afford To Lose One More Teardrop From My Eye

At some point I decided leggings were a Fall/Winter item only. I’m not sure why, probably because I associate them with layering for warmth, but the truth is, my leggings are actually really thin un-layered, and they make a number of shorter tunics and dresses more work appropriate*

July 9

Like this mark tunic which previously I only wore on weekends with pettipants, or during the colder months. Leggings worked perfectly, and I find that on my particular body shape, the fact that they stop above my ankles does no harm to the line of my body.

July 9

I wore my snazzy new super bargain jean jacket. All jean jackets are not created equal, and this one (and its sister friend in the light wash) is perfect for my office. Just enough to take the edge off the chill, but not so hot they stifle me. Plus I really like how it dresses things down a little…but not too much. Friday my boss and I went shopping on our lunch break** and she picked up the same jacket! But I bet she only wears it on Fridays.

July 9

Still love these shoes. I’m wearing them nonstop and have already begun to worry about the inevitable time coming when they will have worn out and I will have to let them go. Crazy or the mark of a truly loved item?

*In my situation. I realize I am in a pretty lenient dress code situation, I’m glad of that and take full advantage of it.
**I Bought Pants. Like normal pants. Or almost normal. They are cropped, but they are NOT skinny fit. Tapered, but not skinny. I was excited. They were on super sale at Kohl’s and I spent the last little bit of money I had made selling things to get a couple pair. More on this tomorrow.

Tunic, mark
Leggings, Target
Jacket, Target
Shoes, Aldo
Bag, Nordstrom Rack

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

I think leggings are fine for summer, as long as you're comfortable in them. I have a pair of Target leggings, and they really are thin, so I don't get too hot in them.

I want one of those jackets, but the Target near me only has XXL in the dark wash. Minnesotans must love jean jackets.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

I love this outfit. Not just because it has the perfect amount of black. And you're right- your figure was made for summer leggings.

Sal said...

This outfit is truly magnificent, lady. The proportions are perfect, the leggings such a great choice, and, well, you know how I feel about those shoes.

rlutz said...

Love your outfit...that tunic.leggings combo looks great on you!

Alannah said...

I always wondered why you didn't wear that tunic/dress more! It looks fantastic on you.

I forgot to look for the jean jacket this weekend & I'm guessing I won't have much luck when I finally remember. Woe is me.

I am really excited to hear about your Kohl's pants. I have really mixed luck there when I shop so if you found something you love I will have to check it out!

Cara said...

We have a lot of mosquitoes up here, so keeping arms and legs covered - especially in evenings, is key. I hate wearing heavy jeans and sweaters when it's still warm to keep from being eaten alive... I don't know why I never considered leggings!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I'm in a pretty lenient work environment too. We're pretty lucky huh?

I really like the way the pattern from the dress is kind of continued with the buckles of the shoes and the skin peeping out in between.

WendyB said...

I say go ahead and love those shoes to death. By the time you're done with them, new shoes will be along to love :-)

Sheila said...

That tunic looks wicked cool with the leggings and those shoes. And the shoes! Aldo rules!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I absolutely love this outfit!

Tamstyles said...

super cute shoes girl..love aldo

Kristen said...

The proportions of every piece of this are absolutely perfect. Love!

God, those shoes are to die for. I would wear them constantly too.

Alannah said...

I meant to ask what your hair is doing here... it looks fantastic in the front (LOVE the kind of more slicked back/parted look!!)--is it braided down the back?

Clare said...

Um, holy hotness this is magnificent.

Amy said...

Love this outfit- looks amazing on you!! And those shoes... to die for!

Leota said...

Absolutely love your outfit. And your shoes, I adore them.

Juanette said...

HElllllllloooo!!!*as in Jerry Seinfeld "HElllllloooo" Me likey those shoes very much and you look adorable in the outfit!

RubyAlison said...

I adore the tunic and the whole outfit is fantastic!

Kyla said...

Erin, this looks great! It's so flattering on you and really showcases those amazing shoes!