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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pastel Sherbert

WARNING: This post has lots of photos. Sorry not sorry.
First off let me apologize for screwing with my posting schedule. Normally outfits appear every Monday like clockwork, but I was so sick yesterday that I couldn't even compose a blog post. Perhaps it was all the NyQuil that made me incoherent but I figure I would save you all the ramblings of a mad woman and write this post when I was more cognizant. So yesterday I spent all day on the couch watching House of Cards. It took me forever to get through an episode considering I kept falling asleep every twenty minutes. But I finished the show and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I'm not one for political thrillers but this one really sucked me in.
On Saturday Steve and I headed down to the Farmer's Market to pick up the rest of the starter plants for our garden. While we were down there we stopped at Bicentennial Mall to snap a few pictures. I got some very strange looks from tourists!
We picked up a bunch of tomato plants, okra, jalapenos, pimentos, basil and cucumbers and spent the rest of the afternoon planting the garden. I'm really hoping that the garden is way more successful this year than last year. Our tomato plants always grow and look pretty, but they rarely produce an actual tomato.
On Sunday Steve and I went for a little day trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Our friends Lauren and Matt went there last week and had such a great time that we decided to copy them. We signed up for the Violet City Lantern Tour which was AMAZING. It was a 3 hour cave tour where you carry old fashioned lanterns and there's no artificial light. The idea is to see the caves in the same way as the first people who discovered them. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny, and really made the tour interesting. Unfortunately, due to the sequester, special tours like the lantern tours will be suspended throughout the summer. Bummer city! But there are still lots of other cool caves to explore, so we highly recommend it!
On to this outfit. Here I am pretending to be a melting pastel ice cream cone. I'm sherbert in the sun! When I first saw these leggings at Romwe I knew exactly what kind of outfit I would want to build around them. I'm happy that I ended up with pretty much the outfit I had in mind, without purchasing anything new. I'm trying to keep a smarter watch on my budget which means I can't just buy something to "complete" an outfit. I need a more practical wardrobe.
I have to say I'm still a big fan of Romwe tights. I have a whole mess of them now and I absolutely love them. I know that you aren't really supposed to wear leggings as pants but I guess I'm a big a offender of this fashion faux pas. I think as long as the top is long enough to cover your butt area, leggings can be pants! But, I know that this is highly controversial so I welcome debate.
In case you can't tell, this is one of my favorite outfits shoots of all time, ever.
This necklace was a great score at the Macy's sale rack. It's a Betsey Johnson necklace that was about 65% off retail. I wasn't in the market for any more jewelry, but I just couldn't pass up something so SHINY at such a good price. And I've found a lot of stuff I can wear this necklace with!
For my nails, I purchased the Red Carpet Manicure at home LED system a few months ago. I've been meaning to do a full review (and I still might) but right now I must say how much I love it! I have a few nail polish shades that I've collected and it really does last chip-free for 10 days. I love this product so much I gave one to my Mom for Mother's day!
Top: Old
Leggings: Romwe
Shoes: Anthropologie
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
Ice Cream Earring: Betsey Johnson
Hair clip: The BombPom

24 comments:

  1. Such a pretty color palette...and Btw, I wore leggings as pants just yesterday. I'm a regular offender

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    1. Yay Kimmie! Keep on rocking the leggings as pants!

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  2. I immediately thought of you when these leggings popped up in a Romwe e-mail in my inbox, I knew it was only a matter of time before you were rocking them :)

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    1. Haha! At least that means my style is consistent!

      I'm such a sucker for their legging sales.

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  3. I love this entire outfit on you! Those tights are totally you.. and I couldn't have passed up the necklace either.

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    1. Thank you! This is for sure one of my top 5 favorite outfits so far.

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  4. I love this outfit! I've been wanting to watch House of Cards, but I'm still trying to get through Mad Men (I'm a little behind the times, but I can't stop watching!).

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    1. I would definitely say that you should put in the time with Mad Men before House of Cards. I like Mad Men way better, but maybe that is just because the clothes are just so perfect.

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  5. What do I love more-- the amazing discount score on the Betsey Johnson necklace, or the crazy, fabulous, gorgeous pastel ice cream tights? I cannot decide. GREAT outfit! That second photo down is too cool. And I love Mammoth Cave! Bummer about the tour cuts, but maybe next year their budget will allow more activities. Lord knows the cave will still be there, haha. :)

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    1. I do love me a great big sale! I feel like I should write posts about my bargain hunting skills. Except they aren't as much skills as they are dumb luck!

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  6. i live in "leggings as pants" all winter long (esp for work because skirts are not for marshmallow makin' and i don't know how to find pants that fit!). it's like as soon as the sun starts going away at 4 pm i forget how to dress myself.

    but i'm always a total fan of leggings as pants anyway because everyone should do what they want with their bodies! i'm so glad you took pictures here— i drive by it all the time and think about what a nice backdrop it would be for outfits! my favorite shot is the 7th up from the bottom (confusing much?!) where the pink is melting from under your top— so cute!

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    1. Thank you girl! You always say the MOST positive things :)

      Besides regular jeans, I don't wear any other type of pants. I have pants for "work" but I hate how they look on me. I'm not really a trouser kind of gal.

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  7. Wow, gorgeous leggings. This outfit looks so pretty and I love the dreamy pastel colours. The lantern tour sounds fascinating x

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    1. Thank you! I normally stick to very bright colors but I'm very happy to jump on the pastel bandwagon!

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  8. What beautiful pictures! The color combos & those leggings are AWESOME. I love wearing em as pants. Just as long as they cover and there's no holes/rips in the crotch area T.T I suppose it upsets some people but then again why are they staring at other people's butts?! ahaha

    Hopefully your tomato plants grow this year!

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    1. I'm just pretty modest and I have no desire for people to look at my rear! I try not to draw attention to it, which is why I stick to the long shirt rule.

      I'll pass along your well wishes to my plants!

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  9. you look great in these! i love how you pull of all those crazy beautiful leggings so easily!

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  10. Dang girl these photos look amazing! And i'm a total advocate for leggings as pants forever.

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    1. Thanks! Steve is quite the talented photographer. All the credit goes to him. I just stand there and look awkward!

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  11. when your leggings are melting ice cream cones, you can do whatever you damn well please, because they are AWESOME.

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  12. These photos are so awesome- I'm GLAD you posted a lot of pics. You and Steve make a great model/photog combo. These leggings are destined to be worn with something short so I'm on your side with this debate. You look amazing. I hope you are feeling better!

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  13. I definitely don't mind the long post - the photos are gorgeous!

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  14. Omfg this masterpiece of an outfit has been buried in my BlogLovin queue for way too long!!! Ahhh this is the best ever! *_* Those legginggsssss ahhhhh

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