Oh heeeeyyyyy, spring! Nice to see ya! Not only am I enjoying the extra hour of daylight in the evenings (it’s no longer dark when I get out of work, hey!), but the temps have been consistently getting warmer. That means it’s time to shed a tiny tear and pack away the winter wools and furs and pull out those spring clothes! And since Old Navy is killin’ it per ush, I knew it was time for a trip to spruce up my closet…
For the first time in weeks, the sun is shining and I’m finally feeling myself again. I’ve been down with a nasty sickness for the better part of a week and barely left the house. However, yesterday was too beautiful of a day to waste on Netflix and my couch. I was inspired to take a shower (AND wash my hair!), put on some makeup and a cute outfit and get out in the fresh air. Amazing what a little sun, air, and some new duds from Old Navy can do for a girl!
To the untrained eye, the ASOS website is an intimidating beast. The monstrous online retailer sells just about everything imaginable from tons of different designers. A veritable smorgasbord. However, the real treasure of the ASOS website is their own collection. For the price point, the quality of ASOS label is stellar, and I would happily exclusively order ASOS label clothing and shoes because I know exactly how they will fit every time.
As time goes on, I’ve become compelled to shop at only select few places. Gone are the days of Forever 21 hauls (anyone over the age of 21 would probably pay to never step foot in there again). Even my wardrobe now is completely different from just a few years ago as I find myself drawn to cozy fabrics, muted hues and feminine silhouettes. Nothing else quite embodies all three of these things like my newest love: the pleated midi skirt.
I’m still reliving our Maui vacation through the photos we took (yes, I know it’s February). However, when I finally got through the mountain of pictures and videos, I realized there was a recurring theme: this outfit. I ordered this simple, striped cotton dress from ASOS before we left and it became my most-reached-for item once we were there. It was perfect for throwing on over my swimsuit after a beach day and cute enough to wear if we went out to eat afterwards.
Jacket: ASOS | Top: Lularoe c/o | Leggings: Lularoe c/o | Booties: Old Navy | Hat: ASOS
If you know me in person, you know that I’ve never been a “leggings as pants” kinda girl. I used to rock them in high school underneath my denim minis (lol), and of course wear them when I very occasionally work out, but have never worn them truly as pants. I think it harkens back to all those episodes of What Not To Wear – when I even consider it as an option, I hear Stacey and Clinton’s voices in my head forbidding it. But what about these Lularoe leggings that everyone seems to be talking about?
Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely love being comfortable. When I heard about these famed Lularoe leggings, I thought they must be too good to be true. People claimed they were the softest leggings they owned, completely opaque (aka no accidental sheerness when bending over), and last forever. I took all these claims with a grain of salt, thinking “We’ll see about that” as I slipped them on.
Well, SEE WE SHALL. Slice my head off and boil it for dinner, because man, was I wrong. I stood in the mirror, slack-jawed in admiration at how the Lularoe leggings hugged every curve without accentuating the wobbly bits. The material was softer than a baby lamb and felt like angels caressing my skin. And can I tell you that these leggings are as opaque as a pair of black jeans, even when you bend over? Because they are. I tested it out myself to save you the embarrassment.
So… the question now becomes: how often is too often to wear leggings as pants? I’m sad when I have to take these off to wash them, which is a sign that I definitely need more pairs. They come in about a billion colors and patterns, too, so I can wear a different pair every day of the week. Or wear the same black pair and hope that no one notices.
Anyway, enjoy the outfit pics. This is one of my favorite casual weekend outfits! The top is also from Lularoe and it’s called The Classic T. You can wear this one a million different ways, but I tied a knot at the side to give the top a little more shape and give some waist definition.