I've never really been a gigantic fan of leggings. I think they are riiiiiiight there on the edge of frumpy, and generally my policy has been to stay away from them.
But then I saw a pair of $8 leather leggings at Forever 21, and I thought, " . . . I could be convinced."
And then I tried them on and I was.
I think the leather gives them enough edge to keep them from being frumpy, and they are stretchy enough that I'm hopeful I can wear them through at least a good chunk of this pregnancy. And if not, well, I'll just go buy a pair in the next size up. If I can swing $8.
I also love that they can be dressed up and down (we're leaving this weekend for Europe, so I'm really thinking about packing stuff that's as versatile as possible).
Shirt: Kohl's (similar) // Leggings: Forever 21 (similar, but I've seen the exact ones I bought in multiple stores) // Shoes: Kohl's
I like it dressed down for doing my regular day kind of stuff with the girls. Any excuse to wear tennis shoes without looking like I'm going to the gym is thumbs up in my book.
But they also dress up easily too. I paired them with some neutral heels and this tunic from eShakti.
I have (possibly insane) dreams of wearing them on a date with Bart to see some fun show in London.
Also, when I was wearing this outfit, Ella said, "You look like you're in a wedding." I didn't dare ask if she thought I was the bride or the groom.
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