The post in which I wear leggings

Feb 4, 2013


leggings and khaki jacket Talula (Aritzia)
knit poncho Forever 21 (old)
studded boots and scarf Zara (sales)
crystal necklace Modern Primitive Boutique
purse Rebecca Minkoff
30 weeks (7.5 months) pregnant


I’m pretty sure that millions of pairs of leggings have been sold across the world and they’re a perfectly acceptable form of clothing – as long as they’re worn with a longer top and not alone as pants. Even though logically I know this, a small part of me always feels like I’ve given up when I pull on a pair of leggings unless I pair them with an interesting piece like this lacy poncho.

 I guess that’s the secret to transforming leggings from sloppy to stylish; make sure you’re wearing something a bit dressier on top and don’t forget that accessories make all the difference. Fatigue has hit me hard this week (which is pretty common in the third trimester) and stretchy clothing makes impromptu naps a lot more comfortable!


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  1. you look gorgeous! and I love that lace top!

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  2. You look amazing, and I love the poncho!

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  3. Love that outfit, your coat is so cute and you look gorgeous!

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  4. So, this isn't random or anything, but I need the opinion of somebody super stylish, and you definitely fit the bill.

    Can I wear knee-high riding boots with this dress:

    http://www.picklesandicecream.com/128379m.html

    Or should I just stick with heels?

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    1. cute dress/great colour. You could wear either riding boots or heels depending on what look you're going for.

      If you're planning on wearing it for a dressier occasion I'd say stick with heels and a less structured top (shawl, light-weight knit cardigan etc). I think you could wear it with riding boots for a bit of a more casual look, for some reason I picture a blazer and riding boots making a nice outfit.

      hope that helps!

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    2. Thank you—that's very helpful! It's for my baby shower, and I'm not quite sure how dressy I want to go yet. :)

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  5. Thanks for checking out my blog Katherine. I love your style as its so Bohemian. I run a 70s vintage clothing store and love trolling similar blogs.
    www.sparrowlyn.etsy.com

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  6. Leggings are definitely acceptable when you're rockin' a gorgeous lace top like that!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  7. I don't know what I'd do without leggings these days. But I have to agree with you. I've seen so many people wearing them as pants these days. I just can't do it. I have to pair them with longer top/tunic.

    Love your poncho. The lace detail is so pretty and fun with all black.

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  8. You are gorgeous! Sorry haha. I love leggings. I feel so weird when I wear them though. I know I'm supposed to wear a longer shirt.. But I just feel silly. You look good though!

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  9. I think you look so fabulous! You are one of the people who make wearing leggings look so good! Love the entire outfit!

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  10. Hi there!! Yes you are so right about leggings, they definitely have to be dressed up and you've achieved a fabulous outfit here, loving the poncho and your studded bag and boots are amazing too! Have a good week xxx

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  11. I love this. you look stunning. Given me a really cool idea for an outfit, now i just have to wait for winter!

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  12. really well done with that poncho, really makes them stylish and dressy! xx

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  13. I live in leggings!! nothing better.

    I know I say it all the time, but you are just soooo gorgeous!

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  14. I love leggings but I agree, they are not pants! :) Super cute poncho!

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    1. yes, they are NOT pants! they are venturing into pants territory in that last pic, but I can assure you it's just because of the jacket!

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  15. You look beautiful and who said comfy can't be chic :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  16. I love leggings. They may be taking the easy way out but I'm all about it. Particularly now that I'm a mother... you will see! I think you styled them very nicely. BTW: You are glowing!

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    1. haha I am afraid this might happen when I become a mom!!

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  17. Lovely top! You look very pretty!

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thank you for stopping by my blog :)
    And yes - It sure was good to be home again when the holidays where over :)
    And congrats on expecting a baby :)
    I like your outfit!

    Have a great week!

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  19. Thanks for the comment! I also tend to stay away from leggings but I like what you've done with them and you're really pretty. Followed you :)

    fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  20. I LOVE my leggings, but I don't wear them as Yoga Pants or LuLu Lemon Pants. I always dress them up with a longer top and plenty of accessories. They are not something to wear everyday and I truly believe that if you wear stretchy clothing all the time, you will gain weight. But they are a comfortable staple in my wardrobe.

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  22. Lovely outfit, I really like the lace top :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  23. love what your wearing and that color on your nails too! enjoy the snow ;) we only got a tiny bit. xx. gigi. fashion, food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  24. the knit poncho is soooo lovely! you look gorgeous!

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  25. You are so pretty girl! I love that loose crocheted top!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  26. Congrats on the baby K! You're blog is set on my reader and I'm super excited when I see a new post. I hope I will look as good as you do when I'm preggers.
    Marathon Amber xo

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    1. thanks amber, I'm glad you enjoy reading :) The thon, that's a place I haven't been to in ages! Hope you & V are doing well. congrats on getting hitched!

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  27. Your poncho is beyond cute!! I love it! Congrats on the coming baby!

    xx

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  28. So cute - you look absolutely fantastic!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  29. Pregnancy looks so good on you I tell ya. I used to not like legging, I felt like they were more like pajamas. Then I saw the light and now I live in them, they are so comfy yet stylish

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  30. oh gosh, I LOVE LEGGINGS. And they can be made dressier so quickly like how you did here!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  31. I love love this outfit. You look awesome! :) Thanks for checking out my site and for your sweet comments. I am following you along now :)

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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  32. one word: GORGEOUS! i love your outfit. i agree leggings shouldn't be worn by themselves, I know some teens do that and it's okayish but not really cool.

    love the boots :)

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  33. you look amazing! your make up is lovely :)
    lots and lots of love and thank you sooo much for your sweet comment!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  34. If I'm home during the winter, which has been the case since 2011, I live on layered leggings and disco pants. I agree, dressing it up a bit and making sure you don't wear it like pants is key.

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  35. You don't look like you gave up at all! You look very cute with that poncho. Thank you for your very very sweet comment on my blog :D

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  36. I LOVE everything about this look! Especially the poncho!

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  37. U are so gorgeous>>and ur skin so flawless,,Love how u incorporated lace in this outfit
    xx

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  38. Wow...I can not even tell that you are pregnant! you are glowing and are so beautiful! I wear leggings all the time too- I think they look great with almost anything!
    :)
    Allison

    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy, and get free domestic shipping with code FREESHIP

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  39. You look sooo cute!! It is a great outfit, it looks great and very confortable :)

    I'm your newest fan and follower :) I invite you to follow me back. :)

    annasmirror.blogspot.com

    Keep doing it girl! ;)
    Xx!
    Anna

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  40. I am always a fan of the legging but I def agree- they can NEVER ever be worn alone as pants. You must have something adorable to put over them... like you have done here! New follower!
    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash
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  41. em k, that lacy poncho is divine! great studded boots too. do you find you're more tired, now that you're pregnant? i've heard that it takes a lot of energy to have a growing life inside you.

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    1. thank you teddi :)I go to bed a lot earlier than I used too or else Id be exhausted by noon. I'm usually pretty good, with the odd week where I'm so tired I can barely do anything. practice for being up all night with the little one I suppose!

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  42. Leggings + long sweaters like this = totally acceptable and totally by go-to look! And now that I have fleece-lined leggings I do it even more often :) This is adorable, love it on you!

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  43. Aw you're preggers... totally acceptable to wear leggings. My sister pretty much ONLY wore leggings the last 2 months of her pregnancy haha but wearing it with some cute boots and lace top make it stylish. No reason you can't be comfortable and stylish :)

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  44. Agree 100% on the dressier tops - or at least multiple, cohesive but casual layers. I love the amount about transitions to nap time. On occasion I've been too tired to change into PJs so I've just worn leggings to bed along with an oversized tee.

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