Hi gorgeous readers and happy Fashion Friday!
I apologize if this is the second time you are seeing this post this week, I messed up Tuesday and somehow had two posts publish at the same time. It was basically a draft at the time, so I'm sorry if it didn't make sense. I'd blame the computer, but I think it was actually human error- DOH! So sorry about that. Thanks for hanging with me.
On another blog note, Don't forget about The Best of the Blogs linkup on Monday! Linkup your top post of the month. Don't know what I'm talking about? Read this!
Other than my screw up, what a great week! I had dinner with my local blogging buddies Susanna and Jaime AND my in-laws stopped over for a night on there way from Colombia to Pittsburgh. I've been eating all sorts of fabulous dinners this week. It's been a nice way to break up the winter monotony! This weekend, I'm helping with my goddaughter Isabella's 9th birthday party. Lot's of fun up in here!
But it is Fashion Friday after all, let's talk shopping. 🙂
When I was in Charlotte the other week I stopped by the fancy mall to walk around Nordstom for a few minutes. I love all the local stores in my town, but there is something comforting about walking into one of my all-time favorite stores. I've always liked that I can look at all the super fancy stuff, but still find some nice pieces in my budget. I also like to see what's currently on point fashion wise!
I looked through the sale rack and found this adorable and versatile long sleeve black and white tee. I thought it would be fun to mix up my regular winter uniform of leggings, tunics and sweaters. It's a great tee because it's long enough to wear with leggings. It's even cut with a high-low hem so the back is even longer.
I paired the top with my red leggings! I've had these in my closet for quite some time. I don't wear them all the time, but it's a fun and easy way to mix up a look.
The finishing touch is my super warm and cozy drop sleeve cashmere sweater. I picked this up on an Ann Taylor clearance sale a few years ago too.
So basically this outfit is a lesson in making the clearance rack work for you! Haha! My favorite way to shop.
But, if you like shopping for the comfort of your own home, here are some links to get you started. I included links to this perfect BP Nordstom tee. The black and white stripe one is sold out, but the solids are still available. I like the fit and versatility of it so much, I'm considering buying a few more in solid colors. The price is right too.
Shop the Look:
Red Leggings: INC Macy's, Similar HERE <-- Free People, HERE <True Religion on sale for less than $90 or HERE <-- H&M less than $20!
Striped Shirt: BP (Juniors) at Nordstrom's, Same shirt in solid colors HERE (found the stripes on the clearance rack), Similar HERE <-- less than $30 or HERE
note: The BP tee arms are cut slim. Fits me perfectly.
Cashmere Sweater: Ann Taylor, Similar HERE <-- cashmere version or HERE <--- Less than $35
Boots: Ralph Lauren, Similar HERE (Slim pickings in boots this late in the year!)
Necklace: LOFT, similar HERE, HERE or HERE <-- SPLURGE version
So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for another edition of Currently!
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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Tara for Fashion Friday, Fashion Friday , Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and Bloggers Who Inspire Me. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies
Do you have any colorful leggings?
What are your weekend plans?
Red and stripes is always a classy and classic look. Love those leggings. I need a pair of red ones, Julie.
I started a linkup on Thursdays and I would love for you to share this pretty outfit - everyone needs to see it. Linkup below. Thank you and have a great weekend! Ada. =)
Thanks Ada! I will try to come by and add it!
I love the red leggings as it is my favorite color! You look wonderful. ( and I miss Asheville!)
Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
Thanks Jess! Come back soon and we'll have lunch 🙂
I'm not sure I can pull of red leggings, but you make me want to try! So cute!
I bet you could! They are a lot of fun.
Mary Beth Jackson says
that is a great pop of color! Looking good lady!
Jess @hellotofit says
Ohhh the red makes the whole outfit just POP!! Brown boots go with just about anything, right?
They do! I love my boots (clearly I wear them in every other fashion post- haha!)
Yay for red leggings! I actually bought a pair (they were $5 and I couldn't resist!) late last year, and if I can find them anytime soon, I'm definitely gonna have to break em' out again! Your outfit is super cute! :]
Deal! How you you resist those. Hope they turn up soon.
After seeing this post, I've come to the conclusion that I need red leggings in my life ASAP!! Have a great weekend <3
Edye // Gracefulcoffee
Sounds like some shopping is in order!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
Love the whole look! Those red leggings are awesome!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Looks great on you and I love the red! But I don't know if I could pull off the red leggings!
I bet you could 🙂 Thank you so much!
I am not a big fan of red but you pull it off great, love the look!
Thanks Ivanna. I've always been a fan of wearing the color for some reason.
Very stylish! I have tons of legging with wild prints but they're just for running. I haven't ventured beyond black in "civilian" life. Happy Friday!
Haha! Love the way you put that. I can be more adventurous with my running clothes too-- lots of neon 🙂
Rosey Rebecca says
Love the whole outfit, esp. the red leggings! Good luck with the bday party this weekend!
Thanks Rebecca! It went really well!
Those leggings are so cute and black and white striped shirts are my favorite. I always feel so French in them!
Me too! I always gravitate towards them when I shop and forget I have 5+ at home already- haha 🙂
Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says
Love that combo! I have a pair of bright crimson leggings with a shade of magenta in them instead of a true red that I love to pair with neutrals. Have a great weekend!
That sounds like a great combination. I love an unexpected pairing like that.
Smitha @ Running with SD Mom says
I just got a pair of red leggings from http://www.spandits.com. I am so excited to wear them while I run and also out and about! And the name of the print? Reddy to Run! I can't stand it!
Haha! What a fun name. I'm a sucker for things with cute names... especially nail polishes 🙂 Thanks for stopping by this week! Hope to see you again.
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
I love the pop of red. I feel like I never look good in red, though! Anything red I ever buy I end up getting rid of. You can totally pull it off though!
I've always been drawn to it! It's a fun color to wear.
Um, I need that outfit! SO cute!
Thanks Annmarie! It would look super cute on you.
I love those red leggings! This is such a cute relaxed look!
Doused In Pink
Thanks Jill! It's perfect for this time of year.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I live in leggings and yoga pants but don't have any red ones cute idea!
I bet they would look fabulous on you. Who needs real pants when you can wear leggings 🙂
That outfit looks great on you. I don't think I could pull the red ones off though. I only have boring black ones.
I bet you could! They are a lot of fun.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Oh I am loving these! I practically live in leggings, but they are always just plain black ones 🙁
It's fun to mix it up sometimes! I have some grey/ black pattern ones that would be a nice touch if you don't want to go full on red.
Blane Sherer says
Great overall look ( especially the leggings )