Nothing makes me happier than wandering the streets of NYC - even in the freezing cold. These days I'm usually running from sample sale to sample sale before racing home to pick up my kids from school. Every so often I have a spare hour or two to explore so instead of subway-ing to my next destination, I'll make sure to layer up and wear comfortable shoes so I can go out on foot and take in the City. That morning I decided to try something new and wear these amazing Comm-ci leggings. Good news is that I'll be giving away a pair - keep reading for details...
That's not to say I never wear leggings outside of the gym, I just usually do so under a dress. I'm from the school of thought that leggings are not pants. It's not even a modesty issue per-se, but to me it's like wearing your underwear outside in public. It's a personal taste level. If you're okay with that - that's cool. Personally I'm not. I actually don't let my girls wear leggings without a dress or tunic on top. I don't think I would have worn these out with a shorter jacket (and my blue bomber never came off that day) but I decided to go out of my comfort zone and not zip up the jacket - and show a little leg.
Comm-ci leggings are nice and thick (not too thick) and really comfortable. They have six different types - I selected the high waist skinny leggings in black and I'm wearing a size medium. They have a wide waistband (to help suck you in) and the slim fit is really flattering. These retail for $69 and worth every penny. In the past I've purchased leggings at H&M and Target for $10 and I have to say you get what you pay for. They often tear or stretch out after a few wears. The moment you touch these you'll understand. Bonus: code LeHoarder20 gets you 20% off your purchase on their website but right now I'm giving away a pair of leggings (your choice!) on Instagram here.
The last couple times I posted my about my Rockrunner sneakers on Instagram (and shared about TJ Maxx/Marshalls yellow sticker clearance) my photo went viral. What I think is so funny, is that I got a lot of comments about how ugly they are LOL. I understand that mint green lace kicks are not for everyone but as you can see, they're actually pretty cute. I'm guessing it was my couponers who don't understand paying $99 for designer sneakers (even if they retail for $795). To those of you who responded on Insta, I just wanted to make it clear that in no way am I insulted. I just think it's funny.
Head to toe:
- Hat: H&M, $1 (sale rack!)
- Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo, Nordstrom Rack, $10 (RV $325)
- Necklace: Dannijo Nicoline, sample sale, $25 (RV $150)
- Shirt: Electric Circus, Nordstrom Rack, $3.50 (retail $34)
- Coat: H&M, $30 (sale rack)
- Jacket: Make Me Chic, gifted (RV $36)
- Gloves: Carolina Amato, sample sale, $15
- Bag: Prada, borrowed from my Mom (RV $2,390)
- Leggings: Comm-ci high waist skinny, gifted (RV $69)
- Sneakers: Valentino Rockrunners, TJ Maxx, $99 (RV $745)
Just a note for fellow bloggers or photographers - be careful when shooting outside with a sparkly necklace. My new Dannijo choker reflected off my chin and neck and gave me a sparkly beard.
You can shop my style here:
Photos by the adorable @littlefashionstylist. Thanks Belle!
As for NYC shopping, you may want to check out The Shoe Box as designer shoes are $5-199 and bags are $49! Elizabeth and James found a new home at Prive and prices went up with it. Gone are the days of $99 furs :( Another sale on my radar is SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker - last time shoes were not super cheap and SJP did not make an appearance but you never know...
The Shoe Box
2/28 - 3/05
Tue 10am-8pm, Wed-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Fifth Avenue
Elizabeth and James
Wed-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Prive, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave.
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
65 W 54th Street, 2nd Fl
Be sure to enter my Instagram giveaway for a free pair of Comm-ci leggings! One winner will be selected in just 3 days! Good luck!
Michelle and Her 'Ugly' Valentino Kicks :)