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3.22.2013

Weekend White




Ahh, the basics. White shirt, leggings, boots and a hat. Simple staples in your closet that can be worn with anything (or each other). I'm still searching for The Perfect Pair of Leggings. These are from H&M - they're ok, but they don't keep their stretch as well as I would like. I've seen designer leggings....but really? Really? It seems ridiculous to pay $250 for a pair of plain, black leggings. I need something in between. Got any suggestions?

SHIRT: Kirna Zabete for Target LEGGINGS: H&M COAT: Malene Birger (similar) BOOTS: The Tannery BAG: c/o ECCO HAT: Genie by Eugenia Kim SUNGLASSES: Gucci 


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  1. Posted this on FB too, as a response... but commenting here too! So, I am obsessed with leggings. For the thinner under skirt kind, I find that Splendid makes the softest ones and C&C California makes the most durable ones. For cheaper ones (below 40), you can't beat Uniclo (do they have them in Boston? If not, I think you can order online?). They always sell out in NYC stores, though, so it can be tough to find them. The winter ones are REALLY warm but not bulky at all. For heaver leggings, actually I have found that yoga leggings kind of rock. They are way more durable than "fashion" leggings. Also JCrew makes a nice "leggings as pant" and well, there is JBrand, which is the BEST, but higher and more "jegging" than straight legging.

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  2. Anonymous3/22/2013

    This blog brings me such joy, and I've been remiss in not commenting to say so before today! I love your outfits, and, as a Bostonian myself, I really appreciate both seeing local sights in your pictures and finding out about great local stores and designers to check out.

    Unfortunately I don't have any legging suggestions for you, although my current favorite pair are fleece lined by Capelli and were $10 from Laila Rowe (in New Haven, CT). I still balk at spending $50 for an embellished pair, much less basic, even though spending more for something that will be worn all the time does make sense. I'm realizing that it may be time to re-frame my thinking, especially since they're ubiquitously passing as pants these days.

    Speaking of leggings, I'm wondering how you feel about the fit of your MK leather leggings featured in your last post. I've been hunting for a pair that doesn't look Forever 21 cheap but also won't break my (26 year old working in retail) bank. I love the ones you linked, and for such a great price!, but I'm also curvier with fairly sizable thighs, so stretch is important. :)

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    1. Hi Tocchi - Great to hear from you, fellow Bostonian! I'm happy to share my thoughts about those MK leggings. First off, they are pleather, not actual leather (hence the price point), so they don't have the movability and breathability of actual leather. While that's fine on a cold day, keep in mind that they are WARM. They have a stretchy, soft material on the inside (some sort of poly blend - I can check) but of course the pleather itself is not stretchy. I find that I have to 'adjust' them often, especially after I have been sitting, bending, etc.. They do all right walking around, but seem to be cut a little low in the back, which, I'll admit, I'm not crazy about. I think pleather leggings are really one of those items that you really need to try on in person!

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    2. Anonymous3/22/2013

      Thanks for the feedback! I may just make a trip out to Wrentham on my next day off. :)

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  4. I swear by American Apparels Winter leggings, they usually fade before I have any problems with stretch or holes. $38.

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    1. Thanks, Elissa! I don't purchase from AA (I think their CEO, Dov Charney is just awful) but I know a lot of folks like their products. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. oh, you look like you're about to get up on a saddle and ride somewhere! love the look! unfortunately, i don't wear pants- so i know nothing of a good pair of leggings! i hear lululemon is a bad place to look right now! ha!

    xo
    sami

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  6. You look so effortlessly beautiful. So stunning girl!

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  7. Love this look! Try the American Apparel Winter Legging. Keeps the stretch really well and they look/feel great. :)

    xo
    Natalie @dishesrunwaysandbriefcases

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  8. i love the slouchy jacket with the leggings! a great contrast! (i don't wear leggings myself, so i don't have any suggestions!)

    www.insparisian.com

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  9. Great flowy top. And glad it covers the rear in a leggings situation. I have no idea where to get a good pair of leggings!

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