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Thursday, March 2, 2017

NYC Street Style & Comm-ci Giveaway!



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.




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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
3/01-3/05
Wed-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Prive, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
03/15, 10am-?
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!

XO
Michelle and Her 'Ugly' Valentino Kicks :)






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52 comments

  1. Love your gray coat with the hood attached! Super cute and causal at the same time!

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  2. I'm allll about comfy high waisted leggings! I also wear under a short dress or something... or to work out in of course! Although when I work out, it's usually in leggings meant for that.

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    1. Exactly. For the gym I get it (thou I still wear with a tunic these days) but not as pants in real life LOL.

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  3. These look great together! I love the coat, maybe I need to find a grey one for winter.
    xx Jenelle
    www.inspiringwit.com

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  4. I usually wear leggings the same way you do!
    Love this look, it's seriously perfect to run errands and to be around the city on a busy day but looking chic while at it!
    And the sneakers? Need them in my life!
    XO
    Aimara
    www.waysofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Aimara! I agree so much of it is about styling and appropriateness.

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  5. I'm with you on the leggings! Oh my gosh, so funny about your sneakers, I love them and its unusual to find mint kicks, perfect for spring!

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Thanks Tracy. They're really growing on me. I confess I probably first nabbed them for the Valentino tag but they are really comfortable and I love how different they are.

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  6. haha, "s like wearing your underwear outside in public. " u are funny but it is true it is what I actually think when I see american women wearing leggings just with Top or Tee. specially shiny one. LOL. Living in South Korea, you would never ever see that girls wear leggings without anything, they always have skirt or dress on. But since you have a long coat, you actually good!

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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    1. That's interesting. Is it just an American thing? I wonder...

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  7. I love your entire outfit! The leggings do look like a great brand and quality and such a fabulous giveaway! Your top and coat look perfect and look hearing about your shopping adventures in NYC. I would love to check out the SJP collection!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm thinking I should check out the sale this year - I skipped last year when SJP posted on Insta that she was filming and could not attend. But you never know...and maybe prices will go down...

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  8. OMG I wish I were in New York! There are so many good sample sales that LA is lacking. I totally agree with you about the legging thing. They really shouldn't be worn as pants. As comfortable as they are, I think it's just not really right. Although, I'm kind of torn with workout leggings though. They fit differently and Gigi Hadid makes them look so damn cool.

    Anyway, I'm in loveeee with your coat! I can't believe it was only $30 from H&M!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

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    1. If you can't be in NYC, then LA is the second best place to be for sample sales. I'm all about challenging the rules of fashion but yes, leggings are not pants. And of course supermodels look amazing in them. They look amazing in everything LOL. And then a real woman with a real body wears them and...

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  9. I totally LOL-ed when I read "it's like wearing your underwear outside in public".
    I do agree with you to some extent especially when the leggings are of a thin material. To me, wearing tight fitting leggings will really accentuate our body curves and having a pear-shaped body deters me from wearing leggings without layering a long dress / top over to cover those unsightly hips & perhaps panty lines!

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    1. Hahaha. That's what it is - whether they are thick or thin leggings. But it's more than just body confidence - it's about style and appropriateness.

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  10. Adore this casual and edgy look! You nailed it with the rocker tee and the leggings and fabulous lace sneaks. I've been looking for a Rolling Stones tee and can't find one under $100 so yours was such a steal and I am so jealous! I love the street vibe and all the layers. Amazing look! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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    1. Thanks Christine! I thrifted a similar top for my daughter for $1 - maybe check your local Goodwill and see if you get lucky.

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  11. Such a fun and edgy look!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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  12. Hey Sweetie,
    I totally Love the Mint Sneakers, I don't even understand how someone can't Ahhha:) Sooo Unique:)
    The Coat is very Lovely and It was nice to see you in this Casual , Edgy Style :) Loved it:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Monday

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    1. Thank you Karina. I don't get it either but I'm ok with not everyone loving what I do :)

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  13. Com ci leggings sounds great! Yes too often the leggings out there are so thinly made you can definitely see through to those underwear lines haha. But it's nice that they're making thicker leggings which is especially useful for the colder weathers here in the east.
    Also loving that large prada bag, so cute!

    Wanderlustts
    www.wanderlustts.com

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    1. Sometimes I wish even my tights were thicker. I just like an opaque look on a leg...

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  14. Obsessed over your look! You look amazing, love it head to toe. Totally edgy and chic at the same time. The graphic tee adds a cool touch and paired with your Prada bag looks even better incorporating visual interest to the entire look.

    Have a nice week!

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

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  15. As always, you're absolutely killing the streetwear look babe! I love the mix of casual and high-end like with your concert tee and your Prada bag. So effortless and chic!

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  16. You look so chic, I really love this look. I have been looking for a good pair of leggings for the longest time. I always used to buy them at Forever 21 or H&M, and you are right they tear and stretch so easily. So your skinny high waisted leggings from Comm-ci leggings sound perfect. Haha and I totally agree they shouldn't be worn as pants, it really isn't appropriate. I would totally do the same with my daughter.

    xxx
    Sarah
    http://sarahatiq.com/

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  17. Such a great chic street style! I really love the layers you are wearing and those sneakers have just the right amount of feminine touch to the look.

    Kisses,
    Everest
    www.everestsays.com

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  18. That's great advice about the necklace because I'm shooting Thursday with one! Love this look and I think it's amazing that you scored such a deal on those sneakers! I think they're unique and that makes me love them! I don't naturally go to leggings but I have to admit that they do serve a purpose sometimes.

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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  19. Thanks for the heads up regarding the sparkling beard, but thankfully PS usually can "shave" those off. :) I really admire you for stepping a tad out of your comfort zone with these leggings, while still staying true to your standpoint. I actually applaud that you don't let your girls wear leggings only, but that they need to wear a skirt or the alike with them. Just like you I don't think leggings are pants.
    As always, how much you get for so little is amazing!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

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    1. I do all my own photo editing and I'm still learning. I can do basic fixes but nothing complicated. At some point I'd like to hand off the photography and editing to someone else but for now it's all me. And thanks!

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  20. I am loving this look and how you styled it. Comm-ci leggings are so very thick and so comfortable. I love mine! I think they are good for the gym or just being out and about. I am also loving the sneakers because in New York there is a lot of walking that goes on and they are so needed. haha. I think I need to go back to new York to get in on that amazing shopping.

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  21. These leggings sound awesome!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  22. I wish I lived in NY! You know where to find the best deals! Seriously, only in New York does a TJ Maxx/Marshalls have Valentino! Such a great deal!

    I love your final look! I also only wear leggings when working out or with a tunic/dress. They look good with your long coat!

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  23. I am so with you on the leggings- they should not be worn as pants! I really like how you've layered the long shirt and coat

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  24. I agree with you on the leggings part. I do wear leggings but I would never wear it with a short top or without a cardigan over. I do not want anyone to see the shape of my legs or any other parts for that matter lol. Your outfit looks so comfy, love how you styled the leggings with the cardigan and coat, and that beanie. Also, how could someone say those kicks are ugly? I think they're so cute and I actually love the mint green! Keep on rocking Michelle.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  25. I really love how you style these street pieces with high-end ones. The whole look gets its own unique and very fresh hint of style. And this Prada bag is just a perfect choice to make this outfit chic and elegant at the same time.
    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

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  26. I don't really love wearing leggings, but you did a great job in styling this pair. Love how you mixed them in a casual layered look. It's definitely a perfect outfit for a busy city stroll.

    Happy international women's day!
    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  27. Nice prairing those leggins, find them very comfy. Usually when I 'm jogging or going out with to walk or running w my dogs hehe.
    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY!
    xx
    EVA
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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  29. Love the comfy, sportly look! I also don't wear leggings without a dress or tunic. I'm all about comfy high waisted leggings. They are so soft and comfy. I have a pair in cashmere, wanna wear it all the time. xoxo

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  30. That hooded coat is really something amazing! And I think the sneakers are fun. Also going to enter to win the leggings. I am a HUGE fan of leggings. I must own at least 30 pairs! I mostly just lounge around and gym in them, but I'm not opposed to wear them as pants as long as the shirt is long enough.

    xx freshfizzle

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  31. You look fabulous in this outfit, babe!! that grey coat is so gorgeous, wish we can have that kind of weather in Miami so I can wear it!!! its so chic!!!

    xx, Gina

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  32. This is such a cool and edgy street style and what better place to showcase it than the vibrant streets of NYC! I love that every corner in NY can be a photo op, not to mention the obvious places. I too can't see myself wearing leggings unless it is under a long knit or skirt, these leggings will be perfect under a chunky knit sweater dress.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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  33. What a cool sporty look! I love that tshirt so much!

    I also love in NYC and love this city but when the weather is bad there is no way I'll be taking photos :))

    Saying so you are brave girl fighting the unpredictable NYC weather! While looking fabulous as always!

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  34. Is it just me, or does a Prada bag make any look extra chic! Lol love this casual rocker look hun. I especially love those fun, bright and colorful sneakers! 😍

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  35. I totally love exploring NYC when I'm in town no matter the weather. Your outfit is the perfect combination of comfortable and chic. I'm obsessed with your bag!!!

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