October 1, 2012

Challenge Your Closet- Week 4

This week of CYC is brought to you by Team Leggings As Pants.  Are you a member?  I used to think that leggings as pants was fashion suicide, it's true, until I became a mom.  And until Pinterest showed me how to wear them properly.  The key here is to make sure your bum is covered, the bum must be covered at all times!  It looks more put together than sporting yoga pants and yet is still as comfortable!  Win, win!
This post could have alternately been titled I Love My Target Boots.

Outfit #1
Necklace:  Target
Cardigan:  Target
Tank: Old Navy
Leggings:  Target
Boots:  Target

This outfit comes straight from Pinterest.  I saw this last year and loved it but never got the chance to recreate it.  I must say, I haven't had a chance to wear this anywhere but I can tell you I'm totally wearing this some day soon.  It's comfy and, I think, it's cute.  I feel put together but still very comfortable.  And, leopard is always a win in my book.  As you already know from week 2.  The green + leopard combo gives visual interest because that's not a common combination.  I added a pink-ish stone/metal necklace and viola!

Outfit #2
Scarf:  American Eagle
Chambray top: H&M
Tank:  Target
Leggings: Target
Boots:  Target

OK I know you have all seen this outfit floating around Pinterest, there are multiple variations but the gist of it is simple.  It's the classic chambray + leggings look and I love it.  I wore it to a play date last fall/winter and I felt like I had it going on.  I loved it even if my bum was just barely covered, hence the longer tank underneath.  I told you this chambray top would make a reappearance and I do not like to disappoint.  I wear this thing more now than I did the day I bought it.  I just love coming up with different ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe.  Stay tuned for more outfit combinations including it.

Outfit #3
Sweater:  Theory
Leggings:  Target
Boots:  Target

OK so this sweater cost as much as my electric bill, that's besides the point {don't Google it}.  I saw it on an episode of Newlyweds {Jess had a green one} and knew I had to have it.  So, I have had this since college and I think I have gotten my moneys worth out of it.  I even have a cheaper version of it in black.  I love how cozy it is and sure it looks a tad bit sloppy but if you wear it with a more fitted bottom {leggings} it looks a little less slob-like.  I can say that throwing this sweater on makes me instantly want to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate.  I'm wearing it while I'm typing this and I have no intentions of taking it off, until I go to bed, maybe.

This week is also a good example of how you can mix brown with black too.  Didn't that used to be a fashion no-no?  Not anymore, not in my book anyway.  I love the combo if I do say so myself.  Love it!  So, are you on Team Leggings As Pants?  Do you have any go-to comfy looks?  I can say I haven't bought an article of clothing for myself since August 18th and I am super-dee-duper proud of that!  I mean that's over a month of no clothes for me!  Kendall is definitely benefiting from this no-shopping thing though, let me tell you!  Next week I'm thinking we'll be featuring more Pin-spired looks because, let's face it, there are tons of them out there!  Stay tuned!

26 comments:

  1. I love it! I am definitely team leggings as pants!

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  2. OMG, the Theory sweater. I need to pull that baby out. I LOVE that thing but wish I had gotten cream like you instead of brown. I need longer cardis too. I have some ON maternity leggings. I see you're doing black/brown. really? I can't. I just can't. it's in but...you look so cute in all of them.

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  3. Love it! I am constantly wearing leggings as pants! I've been mixing brown with black the past few years and love it!! I love that most of the pieces are from Target too...not crazy expensive things!

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  4. Most deff a TLAP girl here :) In fact, the last time I went out with my girlfriends, those of us wearing LAP got hit on repeatedly...despite the fact that we were wearing wedding rings and have all had our hips widened by birthing babies. Had to be the "pants"!

    Great work, lady! You look fab!

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  5. I'm on #TeamLeggingsasPants for sure and I loooove those looks! Can't wait to try them out, if it would EVER get a little cooler here in Mississippi!

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  6. You look fab, mama! I love all of those outfits, esp that giant sweater! Love.

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  7. I wear leggins with long sweaters/shirts/dresses ALL the time. I'm definitely a TLAP girl! All of your looks are amazing, my fav is probably #1 but your sweater makes crave a log fire and mug of spiked cider.

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  8. Love leggings and long sweaters. Best fall outfit ever - cute AND comfy! :)

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  9. Looks awesome! I used to be totally against LAP but now I love it. The butt definitely must be covered though!

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  10. Love all the outfits and before I even started reading the post, I skimed the photos and was like that looks like the sweater Jessica Simpson wore and bi-golly it was! LOL! ....by the way I secretly have the Newlywed seasons on DVD and watch it from time to time! I guess its not a secret anymore!

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  11. Great outfits!!! LOVE the sweater....it looks so cozy!!!

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  12. I LOVE the first look!!! Love it! And being a Buckeye, I know how great these outfits are for fall/winter!

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  13. I am definitely beginning to embrace the leggings-as-pants trend! Also, when I was venting to J about how my maternity jeans are falling apart, but that I didn't really want to buy another pair at this point, he said, "Why don't you just buy some leggings to wear with dresses and stuff?" HA. Sold.

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  14. Love my leggings! And yes, I wear them as pants! I feel like I'm wearing my jammies, they are slimming, and they look cute. What's not to love?

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  15. Love these! Way to go on creating these looks with what you have! AND...love that theory sweater! Looks SO cozy!

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  16. Love all of these..I totally stole these pins last night and duplicated one today..BUT yours is much cuter :)

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  17. Great choices! I could wear leggings every day in the fall/winter! Denim shirt is my favorite outfit!

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  18. I love these so much! I'm nearly positive that I have the first outfit pinned on Pinterest. It's a little bit sad that I know exactly what pin you're talking about. Haha.. I need to be checked in for how addicted I am!

    I just ordered from Forever 21. 4 pairs of leggings? Yes. Yes, I'm serious. Hopefully they'll be here by tomorrow!

    Ya look good lady! Have a fabulous week!

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  19. I love the leggings look, but I don't feel like mine are thick enough that they can't be seen through if I don't have something over them. Are the Target ones pretty thick?

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  20. They ALL look amazing! Apparently I am now in need of some leggings ASAP!

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  21. LOVE that chunky sweater! I am still wanting to get a post up for this sometime soon!! :o)

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  22. Love the sweater! Totally remember JS wearing it too. So I bought some Target leggings. XM were too short & tight. And Small looked like I was rocking Noah's diaper. I am still on the search for my leggings as pants!

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  23. Love the look, but show the butt, guys really love the leggings butt! I was in the grocery store, and a teenage boy came up to me and complimented me on how good my butt looked in my leggings, and im 32!!! I think he wanted a piece of my sweet milf ass!

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