Oct 23, 2009

Berry, Black & Printed Tights

Have you purchased things only to have them hanging in the closet with all the tickets still attached? Well, I am guilty of such crime. I love to buy dresses but usually wear jeans. Odd right?! The other day I made a conscious effort to wear a black mini dress I swore I would wear so often to justify the purchase. Needless to say, I didn't wear it, not even once as the ticket was still attached. I got this dress last year!!! (*Yeah, shame on me!)
What I am Wearing:
-Saks Fifth Avenue black 3/4 sleeve jacket
-black Emporio Armani micro mini dress
-burgundy Chanel printed tights
-burgundy Façonnable half boots
Speaking of printed tights, these are the latest fashion to tempt us gals to reach into our wallet. However, as much as I like all the interesting prints, I must say a gal needs to be careful about what she buys to avoid adding 10 pounds accidentally. I am not a big girl, but after getting traumatized by more than one pair of these add-on-10-pound tights, I find myself shying away from interesting prints (especially with bright/or light colors) and basically sticking with basic vertical patterns and dark colors.
I got these patterned Chanel tights years ago in a couple of colors. And, this dark burgundy color is the only pair I wear (*actually this is the 2nd time). The pink is in my closet of shame. What was I thinking??? Have you purchased patterned tights for yourself this season yet?

50 comments:

  1. No patterned tights for me. I don't need any extra inches or lbs on my legs!

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  2. The dress looks smashing! I'm a fan of colored and printed tights. If they make my legs look bigger, oh well. But I find that most small, subtle prints don't add pounds.

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  3. I absolutely adore the look of berry and black mixed together. I'm constantly pairing my berry off the shoulder top with my black over the knee boots - such a killer combination!

    I have yet to indulge in patterned tights. Seeing yours, however, I want a pair! :)

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  4. Such a cute outfit! What do you think of adding a wide belt to it, I think a bold gold one would add some interest! I think the tights are fantastic, you dont have to worry about the adding pounds issue! :)

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  5. That is such a fabulous dress. You should wear it more often!

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  6. you look great in that dress ! that dress is so lovely :)

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  7. I bought a pair of red plaid tights, and a pair of blue plaid tights. Never really worn either. I think the blue are still in the packet I bought them in!

    I really love the thick ones that look like sweater fabric. I wear those to death.

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  8. Hi there-you look really gorgeous in this dress, I'm the same too, I love the idea of dresses, but end up wearing jeans!! I do have some patterned tights, but I must admit to just wearing opaques, I'll have to be more daring like you!

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  10. I don't wear patterned tights for exactly that reason! Adding 10 lbs. But I must say, you look amazing! I love your outfit. I remember previously saying i'd like to take a look in your mom's closet...but man, I would also like to go through yours! I had no idea that Façonnable made boots! Love!

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  11. You look very cute in your dress! I've purchised a pair of black Dim stay ups with a big lace pattern. They sure get one's attention. I realize that when I walk around wearing them and heads turn;)

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  12. Love all black sexy looks!
    This is fab!!!

    Many kisses :)))

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  13. I bought some black lacy ones, but only to wear with knee high boots, so they are only peeking out.

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  14. really nice darling, a sexi look *.^
    kisses

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  15. Love those tights! You look fabulous!

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  16. you hot tamale you :):) No haven't bought any this season- bougth different colors last season- silver and purple and still wear them!

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  17. I love this look- one of my faves of yours! Love patterned tights/all tights- great for fall/winter :)

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  18. Gorgeous outfit! I love the pattern tights too!!

    Oh and yes, I am so guilty of buying things and have them just hang in my closet... my problem is that I like options, but I think I buy a little too many "options". LOL

    xoxo
    Amy
    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  19. i am so guilty of doing the same! i love that outfit!

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  20. I bought some lacy textured tights and a pair of black-and-teal patterned ones. The lacy ones have worked out really well (they're plum coloured and go well with black mini dresses, kind of similar to your adorable outfit above!), and I haven't worn the patterned ones yet.

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  21. I am all about options too but why is it whenever I have an event to attend, I never have anything to wear (shoes, clothes or bags)???

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  22. thats a great dress honey,you look smashing! that is a great pair of tights too
    Love these honey!
    xx
    Marian

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  23. i have actually! iwas very proud of myself for buying them they are my favorite i got them at target

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  24. You look so chic! Love the boots with the tights!

    xo, Becs

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  25. Wow, thanks for your lovely comments you look absolutely gorgeous!! Incredible dress as you know Im a Stylist and I would never have this off my back if it were mine!!!Sharon xxxooo

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  26. This outfit is very chic and you look fabulous in it. I like everything from the top, to the jacket, to the slightly sheer tights, and the boots. Great look on you!

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  27. You look amazing! Amazing.
    Oh and I'm soooo guilty of that. I've got at least 20 items with the tag still on and same with about 10 pairs of shoes. I have this weird thing about "saving" an outfit...but seriously, I need to just wear stuff - I mean, clothes are meant to be worn right?

    I have the same tights! Have yet to wear them, LOL but I will for sure this season.

    I missed you and your blog - I hope you had a fabulous week!

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  28. My first reaction was that I love those tights, but you're right about the 10-pound-risk!

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  29. LOVE those printed tights, so pretty! And of course I dig the ultra high hem. haha
    xo

    http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

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  30. Nice things. Unique looking too!

    Secretia(Secret Story Time)

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  31. Great outfit! Always good to shop in one's own closet. Those patterned tights look great on, love the color. I agree that that are a tricky trend to wear. I think either stick to patterns or bright colors, never both as it's a bit too much all at once.

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  32. this is a new look for you! i love it!

    i have bought some patterned tights recently, and i am excited to wear them. hopefully they do not add any bulk! i am glad i got them in dark colors! ;)

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  33. wow savvy, you look hot!!!

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  34. I have tights very similar to that. I LOVE the color!

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  35. YOU LOOK AWESOME!!

    Seriously - you are such a hottie - damn! The outy is something I would totally wear - perfect!

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  36. Wonderful outfit and tights! I bought some tights recently also, black ones with a similar checkered pattern but still haven't worn them... :)

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  37. I have always worn patterned tights and I love them!!! I adore your boots the burgundy colour is amazing!! And you shouldn't have kept that dress hidden so long you look awsome in it!

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  38. I would love some patterned tights. They look beautiful and soft. Perfect for this fall weather we're having.

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  39. You look ADORABLE!! You gotta bring this mini dress out more, Savvy!

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  40. hee hee i'm guilty of patterned tights - i totally love them.lace, leopard, giraffe print,and in all colours. ripped, deconstructed, straight up or cropped.

    love that dress - you should wear it more often!

    thanks for the comment on my blog - just discovered yours and am loving what i see so far.

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  41. What a chic outfit! I cannot lie, I am completely jealous of your tights, since I have been looking everywhere for burgandy and/or teal tights to no avail.

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  42. love the mini dress. how come you don't wear it? :) and yes i have loads of patterned tights. some i already have used, some still unpacked.

    click here to visit me at mode junkie!

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  43. no i have not gotten me any of these stylish thights. but i should, they are so many nice ones out there. i love this look on you, think you should wear your mini more often. i do have to say i am guilty in purchasing items and then not wearing them after a long time or maybe not even wearing them at all, so then i just donate them. just a couple of months (i think) ago i purchased some booties and heels and have not worn them, but i am dying to.

    happy shopping...

    oxo

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