There’s not much to say about this incident yesterday:
Yes. That is officially a mid-April snow. At first, I was a little disheartened by this unpleasant return to winter (and lack of promise of Santa coming soon). But, then I remembered I had these awesome tights that I hadn’t gotten a chance to wear yet. So, readers, I can say that clearly this is not a spring outfit, but on the other hand, I’m working what with what we’ve got around here. Maybe it’ll warm up by tomorrow, and Mother Nature just really wanted me to sneak these tights in before summer. I think that attitude is known as “turning lemons into lemonade…” but for me, it’s “turning spring pastels into snowy gold metallic spotted tights.” Eh, tomato tomatoe.
Top: Forever 21 ($20)
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft (borrowed)
Skirt: Maeve, sold at Anthro, via resale ($5, retails for $100)
Tights: Hue via Nordstrom Rack ($5 marked down from $18)
Ankle boots: Marshall’s (approx $20 marked down from approx $100)
Bracelet: gift (from Africa)
Necklace: vintage via resale ($6)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) There are times where I find something and think, “where am I NOT going to wear this?” because I think I will wear the item everywhere. These tights are one of those items. However, I will say that these tights were a little more difficult to style for work than I had anticipated. Then again, black tights with gold animal print sounds like it would be difficult to style for a conservative work environment, so I’m not sure why I thought otherwise anyway! Either way, if you’re going to sport something this bold in a conservative work environment, then go neutral basically everywhere else. I also thought of wearing them with taller boots, but I felt too sad covering up the tight pattern that much. However, that would have been another way to tone them down a bit. I love Hue tights, as you all know- and I generally find them on clearance at Nordstrom Rack. I also always buy them at least one size up than my normal size- it really makes them much more comfortable to wear all day.
2) I always heard that resale/thrifting was addictive, and wow, I have really discovered how true that is, readers. I guess once you see how you can get great quality for a really, really good price, it does make you wonder a little about what you pay for things when you shop retail. The black skirt was basically new and is normally sold at Anthropologie, but was $5 via a local resale shop. The pros of resale are that you really can get the absolute best prices on items and you are contributing to local charities. The cons, for me, are that you may go and find nothing, or spend time digging through racks to find just one gem. Personally, I like a good dig- but if you’re not into digging through racks of clothes, I recommend shopping consignment instead of resale. Yelp.com has great reviews for finding shops near you. You can type in “resale” or “consignment” to pull up stores in your area.
Anyone else have tips to share about tights or resale hunts?
Thank you so much for stopping by, readers, I appreciate it so much and hope everyone can enjoy some sun and warmth on our behalf here in Chicago!
31 replies to “seeing snow (and spots)”
The tights are divine.
Favorites tights for spring from you!
nice find on the necklace – does it tick?
Thanks!! It does not! But, I looked it over and I believe it can be taken to a watch maker/person to get a new battery, which I’m guessing is the issue. I think the actual watch part pops out, but I don’t trust myself to try and do it myself!
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Those tights are so fun!
Love the tights! They’re so much fun (and metallic too – wohoo!). As always you have the best tips regarding resale/thrifting. I’m terrible at digging through racks. I admire your perseverance – you end up with great stuff 🙂
Thanks! I’m not a pro at resale and thrift, but I do love the victory of digging up at least one gem!
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, The Fashion Huntress < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
You look fantastic! I like the idea of combining these tight , for me they look like leggings though with skirt, I think it’s absolutely wise and beautiful. I would do exactly the same when winter time come into NZ:))))
I love a great find!! Searching through racks can be fun! I’ve actually found an authentic Fendi and Gucci bags on my most successful finds. Have you gone to the Randolph Street Vintage Fairs they have on the first Saturday of each month ( if I remember correctly)? I haven’t gone since last summer, but the are all year round.
Wow!! Those are totally dream finds!! Amazing! I haven’t been to Randolph Street in a long time, but that’s an awesome reminder! I need to go back!! Thanks!!
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
such perfect tights- and i feel you on the snow – but i thought i was the only one still dealing with that?? where do you live? i’m in minneapolis, so i can probably relate to whatever cold weather you’re dealing with 🙂
In Chicago! Hello, fellow Midwesterner! I think you guys have actually had it worse than us this year, with even more snow! When will it end?! Lol
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Wow, such a unique combo! I’m loving those tights. You wear them well!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com
Super fun tights!! And cool pics! 🙂 xx
Those tights really are amazing!!! Only you could have pulled them off this well
I’m sick of winter clothes, that’s why I love leaving the UK behind on a Monday morning and going to work to a warm country for the week. But then this lovely look in your post makes it more enjoyable getting dressed for the day even if it’s cold… still…. Love the look!
Your spotty tights are the perfect conversation piece, and we’re glad they were able to make their appearance this spring. Way to ‘Keep Calm and Be Fashionably Warm!’
XOXO N & N
Great look , I like the necklace and those tights !
LOVE THIS WHOLE OUTFIT! Ahhh I wish I could put together outfits like that! Mine always come out really daytimey and summery! 😛 Just found your blog and i love, love, love it!! aribooxo.blogspot.co.uk
it started snowing here as well the other day…do you live next door or something 🙂 every year I get the same lesson; never put your winter clothes away too early. wait til June! and every year I forget what last year thought me! winter or spring, you look great!!!!
The picture of the snow is pretty! And I am glad that because of the snow, you wore your tights! Love that skirt! I have no experience with resale shopping. I have to try it!
Such great tights. Only wish i was brave enough (or had your legs) to wear tights like those. You rock them!
Oh I share your pain, we had a dump of snow too! It’s like when will it ever end! So over it 😦
But those tights are amazing and would brighten up any snow day! Super funky! And cute boots too.
Here’s hoping the snow disappears and weather warms up for us both! 🙂
Hahahah I also like a good dig.. 😉 I agree with your points.
Hahah, I agree with your points, I also like digging, I can spend hours on it.
Love the tights and the chambray shirt is perfect!
I love the pictures and the style ofcourse is great !!!!!
Lovely. Great setting and ride on the steps 🙂