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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?

Perfect Pairs for the Perfect LBD

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Got that perfect little black dress that needs an extra little something? 
Here are some great ways to style that dress for all of your holiday parties.  
All pieces $50 and Below!

BAG: $38.40 Global Elements
SHOES: $49 Michael Antonio

SHOES: $17.48 Target
CLUTCH: $43.51 April and Me

SHOES: $44.95 Fergalicious
CLUTCH: $32.00 TopShop

SHOES: $45 Endless
CLUTCH: $24 Kooter and Flos

 

 SHOES: $37.50 Endless
CLUTCH: $37.60 Panache

SHOES: $14.99 Charlotte Russe
CLUTCH: $35.00 Nangates Design

 

SHOES: $24.99 Rocket Dog
CLUTCH: $39.95 Lulu Townsend

BAG: $21.99 Tillys 
SHOES: $35.50 Charlotte Russe

 

SHOES: $45.00 TUK
CLUTCH:  $45.00 Bag Boy

HELP! Mandy needs to finish her look

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“Did I do it? Did I make an outfit that looks grown up ish?” – Mandy

That was the start to the email I got the other day from my friend Mandy, with the attached picture.  She often says how she doesn’t know how to dress herself, but I disagree.  She just hasn’t found her personal style yet.  She is fun, confident and willing to try all sorts of thing which gives her a great foundation on her road to standout style.

I think this is a great start but we can really help define the look.  Here are two ways that she could add 4 things complete her casual day look.

 OPTION 1

Teal Sweater: Urban Outfitters $49

Umberella Necklace: Mod Cloth $19.99

Brown Clutch: Zappos $50

Pink Flats: Diesel $52.39

OPTION 2

Two Tone Sweater: American Apparel $40

Red Scarf: Nordstrom $24

Black Shoulder Bag: Ickady Bag $37

Black Boots: Free People $199

So there you have it Mandy, two ways to take your look to the next level.  Help her choose which way to go: