Sunday, December 5, 2010

My friends think colored tights are lame. TWENTY-TWO & TWENTY-THREE

I went out to dinner with some lovely ladies last night. I only knew two of the ten when I got there, but I had a lot of fun getting to know the rest. Turns out, they were all teachers! It was a partial celebration for a friend's 29th birthday, but since she's "so old" she didn't want to make a big deal about it (What?! 29 is so young. 29 is the new 19, am I right?!).

Amidst the trading of teacher stories and laughing, one of the girls there (lightheartedly) pointed out a woman at the restaurant that was wearing bright pink tights. "What is she trying to prove?" she laughed. "What kind of statement is that?" The other girls agreed. Colored tights = horrendous.

Well, shoot. I love colored tights. I wear what I want. I like to think my style is a bit quirky... I don't know how to be stylish. I wear what looks cool to me. Sometimes I'm a bit hippie, sometimes I'm a bit preppy. I don't usually care what other people might think about my sometimes off-key outfits. But last night, I breathed a sigh of relief that I didn't have any of my crazy tights on. Thinking about it now, I'm a bit disappointed in myself. I didn't speak up to announce my love for all colorful leg apparel. And I bet I make sure not to wear crazy tights the next time we all get together. But maybe I will. Maybe I don't care if I'm a bit quirky and unstylish. :)

These are some outfits I put together to highlight two of my fabulous pairs of colored tights. The first outfit I totally copied Sydney (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!):

But wait! I didn't include heels in my 30. Darnit! Take 'em off Ang!
 This outfit was made for heels... bummed out.

...but then the flats kind of grew on me. Guess they're okay! :)

Shirt: Gap
Skirt: The Limited
Tights: JCPenney
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Was my Mom's

I was inspired to create one more professional outfit with crazy tights. Again, I had to try them with heels (shhh, don't tell Kendi!):

 With my flats that were included in my 30:
Shirt: Target
Skirt: Limited
Tights: Kohls (Vera Wang)
Shoes: Target
Necklace: NY & Co

P.S. These might be my favorite outfits so far.


  1. i love the colored tights! i think they are so fun and you pull them off well!

  2. You look great in those colored tights. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
    And the flats look good with the outfit - no heels necessary.
    The Auspicious Life

  3. I love colored tights! Colored tight-wearers, UNITE! Ha!

  4. u look adorable..i love color tights..they are one gr88 way to upgrade an bland looking outfit into super fun and gorgeous..they are must haves in my list for the winter

  5. um yes, colored tights are a must. if you need new friends that like them: ooh! ooh! pick me! and about the advent calendar, do it! it's never too late to start counting down to things. you're a teacher so you know that. teachers love counting, right? :)

  6. I love coloured tights, I dislike people who judge so easily. I think they were probably jealous they didn't have the guts to wear bright tights. I used to be afraid of wearing them thinking people would look at me funny, they didn't, I even get compliments on my tights...I have tights with stars on and people just don't care. I think your outfits look amazing, they show off your figure without being too short/too low cut etc and they look professional, win/win!

  7. I love colored tights! I don't think they're the least bit unfashionable and I think your friends are crazy for thinking they are. I generally wear mine with pretty plain outfits so I think they're necessary to keep things from looking blah.

  8. Colored tights are a personal favorite. Sometimes, I wear tights that match my shirt, and I've gotten asked if it was a full body suit, Ha!!
    Love the blog :)

  9. The colored tights totally work. I love the purple ones.

  10. you pull off the colored tights very well! bravo!

  11. Thanks so much ladies!! So... it's official... colored tights are fabulous! :o)

  12. Sounds like a fun night with a bunch of teacher friends...I want to go! :)

    I like the color tights, especially when they look good, go with the outfit. Don't worry about not speaking up...don't know that I would have either...

  13. hell yes to the coloured tights, love love love them on you

  14. Oh my goodness, I LOVE the colored tights, adorable!!! And I think both outfits are cute with heels OR flats, so there!

    Also, I REALLY like that white button down shirt and black skirt with the blue tights!! It's so classic and trendy and cute all at the same time, YAY!


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