Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Tights & Other Life Ruiners

Jacket: Ali & Kris {similar with leather sleeves} | Tee: F21 {similar} | Skirt: F21 {similar in camel, tweed} | Heels: Sam Edelman 'Portney' | Belt: Target | Tights: Simply Vera via Kohl's | Cuff: Charlotte Russe

I am right on the cusp on my first Chicago winter, and having nearly lost a hand and two hussy ankles to frostbite while walking home from getting froyo last night (no gloves, cuffed jeans, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, strawberries, and cheesecake pieces on top of cake batter frozen yogurt), I can appreciate the objective value of things that allow you to keep your outer extremities.

HOW-FUCKING-EVER.
I hate tights. I hate them. I would love this outfit 100x more without the tights (and, you know, if it were 65 and sunny outside. that may be the real issue here) but the tights and sub-cheerful-Sam temps are here to stay. I suppose I could have gone with colored tights, but I feel like a clown in colored tights, and clown is not the vibe I'm going for.

Fix my legs, please. Suggestions welcome, encouraged, desperately sought, or it's going to be a longgggg winter.

Things that suck as much as tights: the word "moist" and not-a-winner lottery tickets.

Oh, and I should probably mention... the tights are what I passed on from yesterday. DAMN YOU TAKE ONE PASS IT ON.

 pleated poppy

Also linking up with Style Elixir

13 comments

  1. I love your outfits so much, but this one just does not work for me. Tights really suck, but they have to be considered as a vital element of the outfit, you know? And worked into it, not just thrown on as a necessary but unrelated afterthought. I always try to make sure my tights are the same color (usually black) as at least one other element of my outfit, even if it's just a belt, to pull it together and make them look less HEY, TIGHTS. My preference is for my tights to be the same color as whatever comes either before or after them (skirt or boots) to elongate and to make the tights seem to blend in naturally instead of just popping out at you like my legs are confused.

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  2. I love the tights in your look though! But I know what you mean. I am not a fan of them either. Ever since I was a little girl, I always hated they would fall down in between my legs. Still bothers me.

    Oh and I hate the word "moist" too!

    Visiting from Random Wednesday

    Cheers,
    Alyson

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  3. I love the contrasting prints - stipres and the camo! Perfect look! Stopping by from Whatever Weds & inviting you to link up your look with me over on my blog. Have a great day!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  4. I plan on investing in some really cute boot socks (still not warm enough for Chicago? No idea) because I can't seem to stop accidentally buying control top tights. Wow, whoever created them is a sadist. And an asshole. Of course, I might be the bigger asshole for buying them without checking first.

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  5. I hate winter and tights, too! I'm trying to drag out my skirt and boots days as long as possible before the tights are required.

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  6. I totally agree. I HATE tights... and living in Portland,ME, I feel like I am stuck with them half of the year. Love the skirt. Also.. I am a big fan of dropping f-bombs. Completely warranted, especially pertaining to cold weather.

    Joanna

    coastalcloset.blogspot.com

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  7. Gotta love that camo jacket! Lovely outfit :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  8. The word "moist"? EW.
    One of my favorite things about your blog is how you manage to cuss in every single post:) LOVE it!

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  9. Tights are nowhere near the annoyance level of the word "moist". Ew.

    That said, I agree with the above here. You may have had better luck pairing grey or some other lighter colored tights with this outfit. Still a neutral, but lighter to have some agreement with your skirt since it's so light. Other than that I LOVE this outfit and you've renewed my obsession with finding an army jacket.

    xo,
    Lindsay
    lindsay living

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  10. Why does everyone hate tights?! I love tights! It's the only way I can wear anything other than 4 layers of pants in the winter. I mean, not that a pair of tights is comparable to the warmth of four pairs of layered pants, but I mean, it's edging in that direction, kinda.

    Also, I am green with envy that a trumpet skirt can look so dang cute on you. I found one the other day and was like, THIS IS GONNA BE SO CUTE. And it was so not. I looked hilarious. Lucky!

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  11. I agree with the other comments that say a different color would work better. Or perhaps something with a pattern or texture. I actually bought a pair of patterned nude hose/tights to wear when I'm wearing something that just doesn't go with darker tights. They have been a life saver! I also agree with making sure either your shoes or your skirt are closer in color to the tights.

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  12. I think the colored tights are ok if they are the right color. I have a pair of burgundy ones that I think look great, not too bright like a clown.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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