Posts Tagged: red tights

Dressed for: Alternate Reds

Already Pretty outfit featuring CAbi moto, gray wool sheath dress, red tights, Coclico boots, Desigual scarf

Scarf – Desigual (no longer available) – some on eBay
Jacket – CAbi – similar
Dress – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express
Boots – Coclico via eBaymore Coclico
Earrings – White Sands Glass

This outfit was meant to include my red boots, which haven’t been worn in ages but have survived many a merciless closet purge because RED BOOTS. They looked utterly weird with these pieces because they’re very tall and loose-fitting at the top, and just didn’t gel with the other decidedly fitted elements. It was like they became strangely disproportionate, heeled red galoshes. So I kept the scarf with its pop of red, swapped in some red tights with my black Coclicos, and a considerably less weird outfit was born. read more

Dressed for: Heritage

Already Pretty outfit featuring J.Crew heart intarsia sweater, Coach duffle handbag, red tights, black full skirt, ECCO Sculptured 65 tall boots, red plaid scarf

Sweater – J.Crew via eBaysimilar
Skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express (old but these are the same)
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Scarf – bought at a tourist shop in Edinburgh – similar
Earrings – gift – similar
Bag – Coach Duffle

There are two pieces of personal heritage in this outfit, one more legit than the other.

My great grandmother’s maiden name was Stewart, so my mom and I always assumed we had some Scottish blood and I made sure to nab a few items in the Stewart tartan while in Scotland, including this gorgeous wool scarf. My grandma recently told us she doesn’t think that’s right … but Mom and I are sticking to our story. We like the idea of being somewhat Scottish. read more

Dressed for: Boot-based Examples

Already Pretty outfit featuring red cardigan, eShakti bird print dress, red tights, ECCO Sculptured 65 boots, pendant necklace

Cardigan – thrifted – similar
Dress – courtesy eShakti (no longer available) – same print
Tights – courtesy We Love Colors
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Necklace – Kenneth Cole (mine via Piperlime but this is the same one!)
Earrings – Midtown Global Market – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Studded Mab Mini – via eBay

I wore this to teach my community ed class just last night (there are still slots in next week’s class!). Since we end up talking about leg length and boot height, I wore my trusty ECCOs to show how I prefer boots to fit on my own legs. They hit an inch or so below the bottom of my kneecap, which enables me to wear knee-length skirts and still show the shape of my leg. read more