because wearing leggings to Thanksgiving this year is happening FO SHO.
Yep, that’s right….I’m going to be comfortable AND darling. 😉
I heard on Good Morning America last year that you should actually wear jeans that are a little snug to keep yourself from over-eating on Thanksgiving.
Um, NO THANK YOU.
ELASTIC PANTS FOR ME!)
when I announced them a MUST HAVE. See the original post HERE.
GOOD! FOR! YOU!
Go ahead and give yourself a high five right now.
You already have your Thanksgiving pants ready to go! 😉
If you didn’t already pull the trigger, you need to do it today.
That’s an order.
(If you’re like me, and you had already purchased them, when they went on sale you threw your credit card at the computer and ordered a 2nd pair. The grey pair is now on their way to me!)
It’s safe to say that all of you girls are just as obsessed with your new leggings as I am.
However, even though I received TONS of “I AM IN LOVE WITH MY LEGGINGS” e-mails, I also received plenty of “WHAT THE HECK DO I WEAR WITH MY LEGGINGS NOW THAT I HAVE THEM? e-mails.
I’ve got this ladies.
And guess what?!? Mr. Gosling decided to drop by again today with a message:
Yes, my friend Andrea is responsible for the above awesomeness.
Don’t you wish your friend was as funny and creative as mine? 😉
I mean, “adorable hiney”. Hilarious.
At first my plan was to just hit up Anthropologie and Free People, because they are TOTALLY known for tunic type shirts. (And they do have some REALLY GREAT ONES…so you should check them out for more tunic options after reading the post if you still need ideas.)
I was determined to find some tunics at Nordstrom since I know you ladies are super comfortable ordering from them due to the free shipping and free returns.
(OH, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that even if you don’t have leggings, you still need to read this post! All of the tunics I’m featuring today would also look totally fabulous with just
regular old skinny jeans!)
And THANK HEAVENS for that because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED them once I put them on.
And I really REALLY REALLY REALLY loved this first one you’re about to see.
The first 3 pictures you are all of the same knit tunic, just in different colorways.
And it’s my favorite.
And I think it’s going to be your favorite too!
It is SO flattering (and let’s just be honest here: if something is flattering, I BUY IT)…
and it looks awesome with the leggings.
I feel like I need a drum roll or something.
Or some guy in his own pair of leggings with a trumpet drawing attention to the unveiling of this fabulous find.
But since I’ve got neither….here it is.
If you don’t mind, just imagine some trumpet fanfare.
Yes. It’s my favorite (which totally surprises me). I’m never really drawn to blue.
Okay, now if you like the black and grey one above (in the first picture), you are going to need to pay attention because it’s about to get kind of confusing. You see how the blue and black below is called “colorblock”. Well, now look back up at the first one that is black on top and grey on the bottom. That is called “colorblock” too. However, if you click the one that says “black/grey colorblock” on the Nordstrom site (3rd from the left on the top row) it is a picture of the black and grey wide stripe.
However, if you click on the 1st one on the left on the bottom row, you will see that is also the black and grey wide stripe. I called Nordstrom, lots of calls were made within the company, and they did finally confirm that if you order the “black/grey colorblock”, even though the picture is of the wide stripe, you will receive the colorblock…which is the first picture.
They are currently working on correcting the mistake.
So, if you want the blue/black colorblock click HERE
If you want the grey/black colorblock click HERE (even though the picture isn’t correct, Nordstrom said you will actually be ordering the colorblock and not the stripe).
I know. SO confusing, but I hope I explained it okay!
All you need to know is that I am IN LOVE with this tunic, and I really think you should be too.
I strongly encourage (listen to how polite I’m being) to give this a try for yourself.
medium-weight knit tunic that has enough body to hang nicely and
conceal figure flaws; it does not cling to them. The knit is also light
enough that you won’t suffocate. It is long enough to easily “cover the
subject” when wearing leggings yet short enough to avoid
looking frumpy and dumpy. Tunic length and knit weight almost, but not
quite, qualify it as a sweater dress. Comfy!
It seems to run true to size, but it is a roomy style.
Which is perfect, because you don’t want your tunic to be fitted!
For size reference, I am wearing a small in the grey and black colorblock and the blue and black colorblock, and I liked the small fit the best on me.
The red and black stripe is a medium (because that’s what they had left in the store), and it was a little too baggy for my liking. However, if you want a bit roomier of a fit, then just size up!
Okay, so I think it’s now painfully obvious that I think the above tunic is complete and total awesomeness….
but I found several other items that I was also super excited about!
I was wearing a small in this picture, only because they didn’t have a medium. I know I would like the medium better for a more generous fit.
Click HERE for the cowl neck tunic that comes in 4 colors!
I love the cowl neck, the front pocket, and the overall casual feel of this one.
COZY AND CASUAL…YET TOTALLY POLISHED!
So cute, right?!?
Next up, a PERFECT cardigan to pair with leggings.
(You got to see a sneak peak of this earlier this week.)
It’s leightweight, it has a cute little hood, it comes in 7 colors, and it is the PERFECT length!
Long cardigan HERE (which is now on my My Christmas List!)
t-shirt is long enough for me to wear with leggings, but if you are
over 5’4″ or have a long torso, it probably won’t be long enough for
leggings for you. I love it with my skinny jeans too!
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in both the t-shirt and the cardigan.
If you saw the blog on Wednesday, you know I featured Shay’s mom in her MUST HAVE leggings!
Yes. She’s Gorgeous. And yes. She really is Shay’s mom (and not her sister!).
I thought she did a perfect job of showing you how a woman over 50 can wear leggings (she even convinced my mom yesterday to try it for herself!).
So, I decided to show us side by side in our outfits.
I’m a total copy cat.
Leggings at 30-ish :), and leggings at 50-ish :).
Same leggings…Same sweatshirt tunic.
And I think both of us look put together and perfectly age appropriate!
Click HERE for the shirt.
I had totally overlooked this tunic sweatshirt online, but after seeing the picture of Lovie in it, I knew I had to try it on! It looked so cute and cozy!
Click HERE for the tunic sweatshirt that we are both wearing!
It’s only $49, and considering I’m going to be wearing it around 3 days per week, I think that’s going to be worth the money! 🙂
I am wearing a small in the picture (which is my regular size), so if you want a roomier fit, size up!
I am wearing the Miz Mooz cognac wedge boots HERE.
Lovie is wearing the Sam Edelman Penny boots HERE.
And just in case you didn’t see my facebook announcement yesterday….
THE PENNY BOOTS ARE NOW ON SALE!
These are the boots that I’ve been drooling over (and talking about non-stop) and they even made it on to my Christmas list HERE.
Santa – I hope you are listening…you need to get these for me NOW before they sell out!
They were $169 (if I remember correctly), and they are now $135!!!!
Click HERE for the regular version.
Click HERE for the wide calf version.
Both have fantastic reviews!
Some reviewers say they run true to size, and some say to order a 1/2 size down, so read the reviews and decide for yourself.
And wait! My leopard flats are on sale too!
Click HERE for the leopard flats. They used to be around $110 and now they are $87!
And actually, all of the Felicia flats (cognac and nude too) are now on sale….$71! Click HERE!
Sam Edelman flats are crazy comfy!
And fyi, I received YET ANOTHER e-mail about the Penny boots this week:
My Sam Edelman Penny boots came today and they are FABULOUS! They are
the third pair of boots I’ve tried for my wide calves – even the wide
calf styles don’t usually fit. Thank heavens Nordstrom will let me ship
them back for free. But these don’t have to go back because they FIT
AND I LOVE them! I am now free from boot envy and will probably wear
them every day for a week. Thanks so much for finding these and
spreading the word!
So, before we get back to more tunic options, let’s talk about one more footwear option.
So, we know my cognac wedge boots (HERE) and the Penny boots (HERE) look great with the leggings. Here’s another option:
All TOMS Nepal boots HERE.
INFO SAYS THESE RUN TRUE TO SIZE and I found that to be true.
AND CHECK OUT THE TOMS CODE RIGHT HERE!!!!
If you are planning on ordering more than 1 pair of TOMS (maybe one pair for you and one for a gift?) you can receive $10 off any purchase of $100 or more at TOMS!
Enter promo code: GIVEJOY2013 at checkout.
Free shipping and happiness guaranteed!!!
Click HERE to shop.
MY CODE WAS WRONG EARLIER THIS MORNING, BUT I’VE CORRECTED IT!
Next up, a blast from the tunic past.
I know many of you fell in love with this tunic when I posted it
(even though they weren’t available at the time). I got a facebook message from a sweet reader (Thanks Amy!) yesterday that this tunic is on sale at Bloomingdale’s right now.
With the code FANDF you get 20% off!
If you are tall and/or have a long torso, you will probably need to wear a tank under it to adequately cover the crotchal area.
(Sorry the purse still isn’t available.)
If you are tall or have a long torso, the top above won’t be long enough for you, so keep that in mind.
I did get an e-mail, or blog comment, or facebook message (can’t find it now) from a reader on Wednesday suggesting THESE long ts for tall girls with long torsos. Thank you reader!
She says they are fabulous and are the only t-shirts she has found that work for her.
Click HERE. They are only $24, so you tall ladies should check them out!
I left Nordstrom and headed to Anthropologie.
Love the color, Love the collar, Love the one pocket, Love the round edges on the bottom.
Love it all.
I know lots of you love the denim and legging look together (as do I), and this is a perfect pairing!
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
And here’s a tip for you, if you are ever trying to sell me something, just tell me I look skinny it it. Because if you tell me that, then you can pretty much guarantee that I will purchase it.
What’s that you say sweet salesgirl (who I’m sure works on commission)? You think I look skinny?
Wrap it up!
with our crotches and our hineys covered. 🙂
Now, I don’t mean to be bossy right now (actually, maybe I do), but if you don’t have the leggings yet, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
They are a MUST HAVE for crying out loud! 😉
Do I need to remind you that they used to be $38, but now they are $27.
$27! FOR A MUST HAVE!
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT PEOPLE!
Click HERE and BUY a pair (or 2 or 3) before they are all gone!!!
I almost forgot the Santa Alert!
LOFT IS HAVING a 40% OFF FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENT WHERE it’s 40% OFF OF EVERYTHING! CLICK here TO SHOP BOTH FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!
Everything in the below collage would make a great stocking stuffer, or a great little extra gift.
THEIR SOCKS ARE SO GREAT! Every year when they go on sale I buy 5 pair.
Last year I gave them to both my sister and sister-in-law at Christmas. Soooo many different cute colors and patterns available. They really are such a fun gift. Especially at 40% off!
pave ball bracelet HERE
pendant necklace HERE
green earrings HERE – not found online
statement ring HERE – not found online
bracelet stack HERE
You should really go check out the sale for yourself. Loft has lots of news great things, and I know you’ll like what you see!
Again, click HERE to shop LOFT.
And you better get ready for Monday, because I’m partnering with some awesome bloggers for a SUPER FUN giveaway!
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