Monday, January 21, 2013

confession: i may have worn leggings as pants...


tunic:: {target}
necklace: {moriah makes}
vest:: {cinnamon girl}
leggings:: {charlotte russe}
blowfish tugo wedges:: {c/o lulus}

Okay, I'm venturing into controversial territory here. Leggings as pants. 

I did it the other day and I don't regret it. This was my comfy, running-errands-in-the-cold outfit. Just like I never thought I'd venture into wearing leggings as pants, I also never in a million years would have predicted that I'd wear wedges as an errand shoe. But dang, these Blowfish Tugo wedges seriously are comfortable. I like that I can wear them and feel a little bit more put-together (though I may still have spit-up on my shoulder). 

So, yeah, living on the edge these days. 

Speaking of living on the edge, apparently buying peanut butter is controversial these days too. 

We were at the grocery store a few nights ago and as I plucked a jar of crunchy JIF peanut butter from the shelf, the woman behind me says, 

"Not that you want to hear this, but that's full of fatty hydrogenated oils. It'll clog your arteries."

I looked at her, waiting for the punchline. And?? I thought. 

She continued, "Though, I suppose that's pretty much any peanut butter these days."

"Yep," I said with a shrug, " I guess I just like to gamble with my peanut butter."

I didn't tell her that one of my favorite treats is peanut butter and bacon. I feared the lecture I'd get after that. I wonder if she was standing there trying to assuage all of the PB lovers away from their purchases. Strange. Also, now every time I eat apples with peanut butter, I keep thinking about how my poor arteries are feeling. Thanks, lady. 


Have you taken any risks with your wardrobe lately? Do you think I'm bonkers for wearing leggings as pants?? 


35 comments:

  1. Sometimes, I will eat a spoonful of peanut butter by itself, OOPS! The lady would've had a heart attack had you told her that! Lol! Cute outfit!

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  2. in my opinion leggings as pants are totally fine as long as you do it with taste, which you pulled off very successfully! Rock em'!

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    1. I totally agree!. I've always worn leggings as pants- why not??

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    2. Agree! Work with the right shirt and shoes, they can be super cute. Leggings with a shirt that doesn't cover your bum or your crotch... uhhhhh tacky! lol

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  3. Love the outfit! I'll wear leggings as pants sometimes as long as I have a long-ish shirt with it. And I'll never give up peanut butter no matter how "controversial."

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  4. Glad I'm not the only one to wear leggings as pants! I love them - so comfy and easy, especially as a mamma. :) Had to laugh about the lady and peanut butter. :P

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  5. I think it depends in the thickness of the leggings and the size of the ass. You're rocking it though Mama! It's one of the things I swore I would never do too, but they're just so darn comfy! Xxx

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  6. All I wear is leggings right now because that's all that fits (oh and yoga pants) and I never regret it. I'm all about comfort!
    That story about peanut butter is too funny! My husband always talks about my arteries getting clogged from eating stuff I shouldn't...never has mentioned peanut butter though!

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  7. Isn't it amazing how some people think its OK to express their opinions to complete strangers. Now, go eat some peanut butter!

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  8. I'm quite surprised you find it weird as I've grown up with people wearing them as pants... the downside often is that you need to have the figure for it which thankfully you do as otherwise you can see every ripple and curve. Not a pretty sight.

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    1. Well, like Jessica said above, it's not often done with taste, so that's my initial turn-off from it! But I think even people with more curves can pull it off if they wear the right leggings and top!

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  9. If I looked as good as you wearing leggings as pants, I'd never wear jeans again.

    and peanut butter and bacon is the weirdest combo ever. but hey, I'll try anything once.

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  10. I think you pulled the leggings off great! As for the PB lady - geez, I've eaten peanut butter toast every morning for almost 40 years and I'm doing just fine. It's not like you're eating a jar a day or something? ;-)

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  11. I do it too...I just make sure my bum is covered! I have that same top! Too cute!

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  12. As Long as your shirt is long enough legging as pants is great...I wear legging 4-5 days out of the week... I am 7 months prego and that is the most comfortable right now. My favorite are the fleece lined leggings- which are a must for a cold Minnesota winter! It is -9 today for the high!

    Also PB is my favorite food and my arteries are just fine thank you! :)

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    1. Ok, 7 months pregnant means ANYTHING goes, girl. ;) Wear those leggings! I definitely agree that the length of the shirt is the major deciding factor.

      Also, fleece lined leggings sound divine. -9 sounds horrific! Yikes!

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  13. People are so weird. What the heck?! lol I swear some people take the whole "freedom of speech thing" entirely too far sometimes. Peanut butter is THE BEST! :)

    Jen
    www.thejenniferpapers.tumblr.com

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  14. Since discovering that H&M sells leggings in different sizes (like 2, 4, 6, etc) I am LOVING leggings. I can't do the small, medium and large but I love getting them in my exact size... now I may sometimes wear them as pants....

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  15. You rocked the leggings as pants!!!

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  16. I am always nervous to do it, because I don't like my bum hanging out :) But pregnancy has taught me comfort is king, and BOY OH BOY are leggins comfortable! I just need to find some long shirts, and I'll be joining you (although I don't know if I could rock those wedges, too cute!)

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  17. You totally did the acceptable thing and had a long enough shirt...it's all good, then! and that lady at the store! haha, you should've told her you were planning on dipping your bacon in it. :)

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  18. Wow, she was quite a brave soul to say something like that to a stranger! My poor arteries are right there with yours then, because we bought the extra big peanut butter this weekend at Price Smart (the Guatemalan version of Costco) :)

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  19. The food police strike again! Ugh I hate it when people comment on what you buy. To me, you get a say when you earn my paycheck and pay my bills. Til then mind your own! I am the fat chick, so it cuts a little close to the bone. And we have more peanut butter in our home than 2 people should have. But not like we are gorging on it 24/7.

    And you rock the leggings! If you can pull it off, go for it! I think that it looks cute on you!

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  20. LOVE the leggings!! This oufit is adorable :) And ignore the PB comments . . .the food police is always out there, haha :P

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  21. haha! I laughed through this whole post. Leggings as pants is totally controversial in my circle of friends too. Some are for, some are against, but all are very adamant about their point. haha! I think you wear them well. And the peanut butter thing...so weird/funny. :)

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  22. bahaha!

    i am mainly team dont wear leggings as pants... then again my thighs are like lumpy marsmallows... if i had cute legs i might change my mind. call me jealous..whatever ;) you rocked it.

    i wish you would have told her about the pb and bacon. and filmed it. her face would have been priceless.

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  23. I always wear my leggings as pants but before I wear them in public I take a flash photo of my rear to make sure nothing is showing through. It's a little daring at first wearing leggings as pants in public but after awhile it becomes second nature. BTW look you great in leggings.

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  24. Bacon and on- eh? Ill have to try it! :)

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  25. I think if you're eating your pb on an apple, you are probably doing alright :)

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  26. I just started wearing leggings as pants, too! I always judged people that did that, but ever since i bought my first pair of yoga leggings from victoria's secret, ive been hooked!

    And dont worry about pb lady. Everything is detrimental to your health, one way or another!

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  27. No worries! I never thought I would wear leggings as pants, but since I became a mom back in June, I've certainly abandoned the jeans for the more comfortable leggings several times. I figure - if your shirt is long enough to cover your butt, you're in the clear! I love your wedges, by the way!

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  28. Oh man, I'm always wearing leggings as pants. I never realized it was controversial territory! Is that why people point and stare? hehe! =P Oh well, I'm proud to say I'm a legging wearer.

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  29. i wear leggings as pants always. as long as they're thick enough leggings or with a long enough shirt, i say you go for it. why not be comfortable and look fab too?

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  30. What a twerp that lady was. Sheesh. I think the leggings look so cute on you...I'm still too nervous to do leggings as pants but I think other people look so cute in them...maybe someday I'll get brave ;) Love your shoes too! em

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  31. Leggings as pants when worn correctly? Yes. Bacon + Peanut Butter? Double yes.

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