What I Wore :: Red Legs

Red tights! Is it December or what?? Red is always appropriate but it feels twice as much so during the holidays.

When I put this on today, my husband complained that I was too "dressed up". I see his point, but I hardly think that should be anything to whine about. Always be prepared to meet an enemy or a dashing stranger. Or one of the 100s of fashion street photogs roaming the streets of Little Rock. I practically have to beat them off with a stick these days.

PS - If you're having a hard time pairing your colored tights, stick with grey, black, and white and let the legs be your accent. They'll speak for themselves if you keep it simple!

Dress, No idea but here's a similar.
Tights, The Limited. (some other colors, I love their tights) (and some red ones)
Shoes, JustFab.
Purse, ShoeDazzle.
Necklace, Baublebar.

What I Wore :: Seeing Stars

Over-the-knee boots before noon? Let's discuss. On the one hand, they're hard to wear without giving off that fresh hooker vibe (we can thank Pretty Woman for that). On the other hand, something about an extra tall boot over bright tights makes me feel like a fashion super hero.

 I blame Devil Wears Prada for making me fall for over-the-knee boots. That scene where Anne Hathaway goes from mild to wild is so clutch. The thigh high boot is not for the faint of heart - Expect weird looks. Possible whispers. Even a little seriously misplaced disapproval. But hold your head high, jaywalk through traffic, and pretend like you're just visiting town from NYC. That's what Beyonce would do (WWBD? LIVE IT).

Today's ensemble went to Target, followed by brunch at The House (my personal favorite brunch in LR). Never be afraid to rock a bold outfit for a seemingly normal day. It makes things a little more interesting. And if all else fails, just save the boots for Halloween. But what a shame that would be.

PS - when choosing an over-the-knee boot, there are a slew of options to consider. Black is safest, suede is much more tame than leather. Flat invites less looks than heels. And a little bit of slouch can actually make the boot look less trashy, in my opinion. And for the love of all that is good and holy, don't go for anything with a major platform. Even the Spice Girls would not approve.

Tunic, Zara.
Jacket, Forever 21.
Tights, The Limited.
Boots, JustFab. (similar, love these!)

What I Wore :: Legs like a Simpson

Sometimes, getting dressed can be incredibly challenging.

 Not in a "I can't get out of bed" kind of way but in a "Nothing I'm wearing really goes together" kind of way.

 Totally normal from the waist up...

 ...Lisa Simpson from the waist down.

On those days, I say, don't worry if everything isn't meshing. Go ahead and mix the leather and fur. Add some tights that make you look like you might have some sort of weird disease. Mix black and brown? Whatever! Tease the crap out of your hair and throw on some sassy boots and just go with it. Because those are the days where you might come up with an incredibly creative outfit that's completely out of your normal realm of comfort. Or a total trainwreck. It could go either way.

Vest, Forever 21 (similar).
Turtleneck, The Limited.
Shorts, Forever 21 (similar).
Boots, ShoeDazzle (old - Mekko, I think?).
Tights, Forever 21.
Necklace, Mark.