Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall tights

My dream fall outfit includes the latest leg wear, tights and leggings. I have owned tights for a while but I never seem to make it out the door with them on. I never seem to have exactly what I need for the outfit to look right. Well I think I have finally found the perfect things to wear with tights...
The second outfit needs to be worn with black tights but you get the idea. The blue silk skirt was a steal from J Crew for only $10 a few months ago.
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I finally figured out that the skirt or dress needs to be above the knee or tailored to fit perfectly at the skinniest part of your leg. I have two simple cotton dresses from J Crew that I love but my husband never liked. I finally realized they hit the thickest part of my leg right at my calf and that's why he didn't like them, they didn't fit correctly. Last week I took them to a new tailor and she blew me away with her knowledge. After the hems were pinned my legs looked half the size! I can't wait to put them on with tights and boots.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

it's the little details, like having something tailored, that makes all the difference!

i'm really loving tights this season also, especially ones with texture.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I love tights too, yours look darling!

Sonya said...

I'd never thought about the length before! Most of the dresses that I wear with tights or leggings are at or above my knee. I just bought boots this year, so I have to figure out how to make that work! This will help me!

Patience said...

I just recently found out the same info by going to a tailor. Love the blue skirt, too cute!

Torie Jayne said...

I adore tights! Yours look great! x

Jenny.Lee said...

Love the outfits!

Katie said...

love the look! Super cute!

Loving life in Southern California! said...

Cute idea! Love the skirt! Nice blog - following you now!

Kristin said...

I adore tights! I just wish it would get cool enough to wear them here!

The Shabby Princess said...

Isn't it crazy what a good tailor can do? (and, on the flip side, a bad tailor? I had a dress ruined because they hemmed it too short)

love the tights!