Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Trend to Try: Leather Leggings


Ok so I'm a mom. (duh)
And I like fashion. (obviously) But I'm not a slave to 'of the moment' trends. (For the most part) One of the things I love about Pinterest and Polyvore is that they allow me to explore all my fashion fantasies without any of the commitment.(Financial or otherwise)
I tend to see a trend, and either kind of like it or just flat out skip it and go on about my business. But every now and then I see something that strikes a chord with me and I am compelled to seek it out further.
Example: the ankle bootie. I saw them every where on everyone for so long and I was terrified to jump on that bandwagon. I just knew I would look foolish or I would  buy them and have no idea what to pair them with. Thankfully I have a good group of girlfriends who help me when I have a fashion dilemma and they encouraged me to take the plunge. I'm so happy that I did.
But there is one trend I have had my eye on that I just can't seem to let go of. I am also petrified of actually trying this trend in real life.
Leather leggings. (insert shiver/cringe here)

I have posted many a collage utilizing them in everyday life as well as nights out
night out leather   Timeless Transitions by Amber Dorsey : Lucky Community
 and pinned many an image of some chic young woman rocking the hell out of them.



but I always wonder: Can a real mom pull those off? 
I mean, my life isn't all glitz and glam. Photo shoots for the blog and styled to perfection everyday. I drive carpool, pick up groceries, fold a lot of laundry and chase after babies. Glamorous celebrity, I am not.
  

I am a real mom with no help and dirty floors. I take my kid to the park and  strolls around the shoppes. 
But I wonder.........I often day dream about the perfect look and event for me to wear them. I did find a couple of fashionable moms who also blog (clearly) and they have worn them so maybe it's possible?

leather leggings via The Jacksons
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leather leggings via The Jacksons
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Casually Relaxed
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Sweats & leather via @Beth Parker
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My sweet friend La Petite Gigi posted a photo of her rocking a fab Zara pair with a cute sweater and I fell in love all over again. But she's a hip twenty-something with a legitimate night life. Not a mother of two who goes to story hour at the library.
So......Do I dare? 
I mean, I wear leggings a lot and these would just be an amped up pair right? 
I'm scurred.
What do y'all think? Can a regular chick like me rock some leather leggings?








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5 comments:

  1. Go for it my dear! I wore the ones I told you about for New Years with a black and white striped sleeveless blouse and an all black ruffled collar longline cardigan style sweater. You my dear I'm sure will do it much better and I'm dying to see how!

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  2. I want to get some. So bad. Because I think they are smokin! I feel like it something I might reserve for a sassy date night type of outfit. I love them though.

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  3. I'm a mom of two and my leather leggings just arrived via USPS and I will be rocking them soon.

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  4. I've wanted to try them, too. Did you decide to pull the trigger and get some???

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