Saturday, October 6, 2012

No nonsense talk about fashion

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I struggle with fashion.  Don't get me wrong, I love it but it's more like a love/hate relationship.  I love a style but hate that it's so expensive or I want to wear a cute new trend but my body type just can't pull it off.  And right now I really hate my post two children body.  I also struggle with pinning down my style.  In the past I have been all over the place.  Over the years my clothing has reflected punk {complete with shaved head, I'll tell you all about it later}, skater girl, conservative, preppy, hipster, mom {that's a style right?}, sophisticated, boho, you name it I have an outfit to reflect it.  After 30 years, I'm still trying to figure out what style is "ME".
I really feel like Pinterest has helped me pin {pun definitely intended} down a style that is really me.  You can view my clothing inspiration board HERE.  I think having all the clothing that I like in one place let's me take a look at it an see a commonality and really shows me what pieces I really want in my closet as opposed to what was on sale that day.  Am I the only one that does this? 
But despite my struggle with fashion there are a few things I know for sure about my style -
  • High heels, sandals and shoes that require no socks.  I hate socks.
  • You will never see me wear athletic shoes with jeans.  I've only worn this combo hiking and it is probably the reason I hate hiking.
  • Cardigans and granny sweaters make me happy.
  • Flowy tops.
  • I don't wear shapeless t-shirts in public, like sports shirts etc.  And I don't wear them with jeans.
  • I love skinny jeans and I don't care what anyone says.
  • Layers, layers, layers.
  • I love bold colors but also neutrals.
  • I love wearing something unexpected with every outfit like a bright pop of color or a crazy pattern, heels with jeans or a random piece of jewelry.  Sometimes it ends up a little wacka-do but I try to own my quirky style rock what I got.
I've been wanting so badly to take the things I've been learning about fashion and myself and apply them to my real life closet and this week the folks at No nonsense helped me with my goals.  I was surprised by an awesome package in the mail from No nonsense.  Inside were No nonsense tights and leggings.
Both fit perfectly into my style.  I put together two looks from clothes in my closet and I even made a few pieces that were inspired by them.
First, here are the leggings.  I loved that these were corduroy leggings.  What?!  I've never heard of such a thing but I love them.  It totally fits with my love of the unexpected.  Plus I think they up the style factor because they don't just look like leggings you threw on to work out in.  This is an outfit I would wear basically anywhere.  And yes, I would wear those heels to the park.  I know, I'm crazy.

Leggings - No nonsense tights and leggings, Shirt - handmade from vintage linen {tutorial to come}, Cardigan - Target, Shoes -  Payless, Belt - Z Outlet

I love these tights because they are feminine but also a little foxy.  They have these sweet flowers on them but also give a hint of fishnet without going overboard.  I also love that the toe is so sheer that I can wear them with an open toed sandal.  This would be an outfit I would wear on a Sunday or a dress up occasion.
Tights - No nonsense tights and leggings, Shirt - handmade from vintage poly blend {tutorial to come}, Skirt - repurposed from skirt I've had since high school {tutorial to come}, Shoes - Payless, Belt - Z Outlet, Necklace - Z Outlet
Jill Martin has recently partnered with No nonsense and shows you some more ways to wear their tights and leggings in this short little video.

I really am planning on buying more of these now that I know they are so comfortable and cute.
If you're interested in getting some yourself you can get them at food & drug stores as well as mass retailers.  And the best part is they are super affordable and who doesn't love that?!  You can also visit No nonsense on Facebook to check out all of their fun colors and styles.
So tell me - -What is your fashion style?  What do you love to wear?  What won't you be caught dead in?  What makes you happy and feel most relaxed in your body?  Are you a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl or are you like me and a pair of heels just makes you smile?

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  1. Cool! I'll have to check those out. I don't like wearing shapeless t-shirts either and when I go out even to the grocery store I like to look attractive. I hate wearing sweats (except to bed) they make me look and feel frumpy and I don't like that feeling. High heels I can't wear (weak ankles) but I do like a good pair of flats or sandals with a pair of fitted jeans/capri's and a fitted t-shirt and then tie it all together with a scarf or chunky necklace or something like that. I'm still learning about style every day. I think my style is still mostly a "mom style". :)

    1. Oooh! I do love scarves but I just haven't figured out how to incorporate them into my wardrobe yet. And I'm glad that I'm not the only mom style dresser! :)

  2. I loooovvveee skinny jeans in all colors. Would wear them every day with a long flowy shirt or sweater (or oversized sweatshirt on the weekends) if I could. I'm definitely a flats girl. I don't wear heels too often and would prefer wedges over heels. I won't be caught dead in tennis shoes and jeans either! haha. I hate that. What makes me smile the most? Jewelry! ;)

    1. I want to come raid your closet. You just described everything I love. :)


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