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Holiday Party Season

November 30, 2009

Filed Under : STYLE

Right now, I’m attempting to build a holiday party outfit around these Urban Outfitter’s sheer polka dot tights that I purchased a few weeks ago.  You know by now that I’m really feeling patterned tights this season so I definitely want to incorporate them in my holiday party outfit.

But what shall I wear??  I don’t know if I should go ultra trendy and wear a velvet and/or sequin dress with shoulder pads or do something a little more classic.  Since I’m currently exploring my options on Topshop, ASOS, and Bloomys,  it looks like I’ll be heading in the trendy direction.

I don’t dress super trendy on a regular basis, but honestly, if I’m going the trendy route, it’s best to do so at a holiday party where everyone’s a bit tipsy on champagne and shrimp skewers.  No one will even notice that I’m dressed for a 1984 prom and if they do, their colored judgment will instantly approve of those shoulder pads.  More power to you and your lace, I always say.

Anyways, here is my short list for potential holiday party dresses, trendy or otherwise:

If you had time to click through all of these selections, then you, like me, have no life.  Just kidding! But seriously, if you perused through these holiday dresses, you’ll notice that all of them are quite short in length and therefore, tights are a must.  I’m trying to keep it classy girls!

When the holiday season rolls around the corner, I will pair my dresses with a chic, black ankle boot if I’m feeling bold or embellished flats if my feet start to hurt.  Either way, I will attempt to deck the halls in the trendiest way possible.

[Image via ASOS]

Patterned Tights

October 28, 2009

Filed Under : STYLE


Unless it’s the month of July or August, my legs are guaranteed to be whiter than unbleached flour (points for a food reference?). Maybe that’s an exaggeration but I still like to cover them up in the winter months. The perfect way to cover up your legs and still look ultra chic? Tights. Now you’re probably thinking that tights have been in style every winter since 1999 so this is not a novelty assumption I’m making here. Well, my friends, the style of tights varies each year and this year it’s all about patterned tights.

Any kind of pattern will do: leaf pointelle-stitch (pictured above), lace, diamond, polka dot, cable knit, houndstooth, herringbone, etc. Pair them with a wool skirt or rolled shorts and you have instantly classed up your fall wardrobe. Or, even better, pair them with a sequined dress for a fun holiday party.

The best place to look for patterned tights is at Bare Necessities. They have a whole section dedicated to patterned and textured tights. My favorite are the Wolford Polka Tights but I don’t think I’m classy enough to spend $55 on tights so instead, I found these on eBay for $6.87. A little sketchy that they’re from South Korea but you can’t really beat $6.87. J. Crew also has a surprisingly great collection of hosiery.

Now pick out your favorite pattern and add a little pizazz into your outfit.

[Image via J. Crew]