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Must Have Monday: Treggings

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I posted awhile ago about how crazy women wear leggings as pants made me.  And then I heard from a friend (she saw them while visiting the UK) that they started to make these things called treggings (trousers + leggings.)  I instantly thought “nope.”  No way, these still don’t count as pants.

BUT, then it happened, I saw them in person and got a pair myself at H&M well 2.  (They seem very hard to find except in the UK and UK online shops, so I was surprised and delighted)  In my book, they count as pants and can be warn with a top that doesn’t cover the bootay.  And, they come in all sorts of colors and styles.

MUST HAVE MONDAY: Treggings! 

$50 & Below Favorites/ones that I could find online:

$14.99 Delia’s 

$34.95 New Look 

I pride myself in offering my readers many options for online shopping, but this trend seems to be a bit hard to find.  Anyone got a good source?  I got an orange and a royal blue pair from H&M so the funky colors are out there.  Share your secrets if you have any, please.

Also, I won’t avoid the elephant in the room.  Many still qualify these treggings as leggings (not me).  So let’s put a vote out there to see where we stand on this: fashion oo la la or faux pas.

And while we are at it, anymore thoughts on leggings?

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Funky Friday: Leather Weather

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Lovin’ the Leather everywhere on the Spring Runway.  It’s the perfect fabric for winter, so you don’t have to wait for this trend to come into season.  Layer and Funk up your look with these great leather finds.

Had to flash this one at you in case you missed yesterdays post. Kick it in this awesome vintage leather coat, $125 Frequency Vintage.

$50 & Below Funky Friday Leather

$39 Urban Outfitters 

 

$49 Kohls 

$32 Kristiana Rose

 

 

Free Love for Great Hippie Chic Pieces

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With OCCUPY everywhere I turn, I feel inspired to find fashion brought to us by vintage protesters: Hippies.  Here are some great pieces for the placard toting cost conscious fashionistas.  Everything $50 and Below!

FREE with FRINGE

Fringe Leather Mini Bag: $29.99 Frequency Vintage 

Fringe Scarf: $29.00 Urban Outfitters

Peacock Fringe Necklace: $25.00 Three Horses

MARCH in MAXI

Maxi Skirt: $39.50 Victoria Secret

Polka Dot Maxi Skirt: $22.80 Forever 21

Chiffon Maxi: $33.90 Nordstrom

FIGHT through FLOWERS

Floral Infinite Scarf: $18 Nordstrom 

Flower clip: $5 The Craft Masters 

Flower Headband: $10 ASOS 

Flower Print Glasses: $14 Fred Flare 

Look Beautiful not Boo-tiful in Black & Orange

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“i wish i had anything remotely trendy enough to pull off the orange/black combo without looking hallow-lame.”

This comment on yesterday’s post inspired me to find more ways to combo orange and black without looking “hallow-lame.”  Check out the real life wicked ways these Chictopia members rocked black and orange without spooking the style out of you.

Want their style?  Here’s a break down of similar items with out breaking the bank.  Nothing over $50!!!

A. Handcut Long Dangle stained glass Earrings Seafoam Green Teal Silver Glam from Pixie Shards $18

B. ASOS Waisted Flippy Dress $26.96

C. Steve Madden Women’s Riddgge Platform Wedge Sandal $39.99

D. Forever 21Beaded Geo Clutch $27.80

Want to see more of stefschoen’s style? Check her out: www.chictopia.com/stefschoen

E.Classic Buttoned Blazer by Aryn K. $49.99

F. ASOS Boyfriend Knit Beanie $14.38

G. Vintage thermal sweatshirt J. Crew $39.50

H. black faux leather skinny stretch pants from Romeo & Juliet $44.95 

I. Michael Antonio Luelle Sandal $24.95

Want to see more of thesoundoflace’s style?  Check her out: www.chictopia.com/thesoundoflace

J. Boyfriend Blazer $39.99

K. Floppy Hat by the Gap $24.95

L. Crossover Dress $28.80

Want to see more of marcella’s style?  Check her out: www.chictopia.com/marcella

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There you have it.  Your halloween treat Orange & Black, looking chic for under $50 a piece!

11/15/2011 UPDATE TO POST!!!!!!

Look, even Anna Wintour can’t resist the black and orange, oh and she tackled another so called faux pas: Tights and strappy shoes: