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!