leggings

Biggest Vote Of Our Generation… are leggings pants?

Biggest Vote Of Our Generation

Biggest Vote Of Our Generation

Did you think I was talking about the Presidential election!? The Trump vs Clinton election is pretty big too, but the real debate is over if leggings are pants!

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Against  – You basically can see right through them, and show way too much!  Additionally, wearing them as pants is like a mullet, you have this casual pant trying to be business… nope.

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For – They’re super comfy, like you’re lounging around but actually your not… or could be… because they’re super versatile for a lot of outfits and occasions, and they fit inside boots/booties no problem.

mark. Tight Laced Pants

mark. Tight Laced Pants

The Winner – What it comes down to is that not all leggings are created equal!  Fabric, style and how you wear them make all the difference.

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mark. Tight Laced Pants

mark. Tight Laced Pants

The Item That Will Change Your Mind – mark. Tight Laced Pants

mark. Tight Laced Pants

mark. Tight Laced Pants

These are my vote for the leggings/pants debate that will have you all for it.  They stand out because they are thick, like real pants thick, so you can wear them without any fear of sunlight or showing off too much.  They have a style to them, the seaming down the front not only elongates legs but creates a more structured look.  Best of all they have this super fun lace up detail in the back that you can wear tight and keep it close or a little looser and show some skin.  Plus the waistband is a nice banded waist so you can wear them with pretty much any top and avoid that clashing styles (mullet) issue.  They’re just as versatile as any other legging… except maybe you wouldn’t want to wear these to work out in, but chasing after a toddler workout is totally functional in these.  You could also wear them with a t-shirt and sneakers for a casual look or like I did with a split back lace top.  Either way these mark. Tight Laced Pants are the right choice!

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mark. Tight Laced Pants

mark. Tight Laced Pants

You can shop the mark. Tight Laced Pants at my eBoutique and in addition we have a few deals this week for your shopping enjoyment!  See all the current promo’s here.  In addition, regardless of how you feel on the debates and the real election today, do your civic duty and vote!

The Big Lebowski Sweater

 

The Big Lebowski (source)

The Big Lebowski (source)

The dude abides.

My Big Lebowski Sweater

My Big Lebowski Sweater

This is what I call my “Big Lebowski Sweater.”  This is how you survive the polar vortex,  in a Big Lebowski Sweater.  I may have spring weather now but this is what I wore all winter long to battle the chill both here in Nor Cal and in Pennsylvania.  What makes a Big Lebowski sweater?  Generous in size, like a coat, thick and patterned!  Everything you need to ward of the cold.

My Big Lebowski Sweater

My Big Lebowski Sweater

Accessorized with Shoedazzle and Brighton

Accessorized with Shoedazzle and Brighton

I picked mine up at a local boutique but there are ton’s of “Big Lebowski” type sweaters on trend this season, and now is a great time to get them at a great price!  Just wear it with slim items underneath like a bra cami from Express and leggings.  Then finish it off with boots (like mine from Shoedazzle) and some silver jewelry, like mine with Aztec flair from Brighton. (and my favorite wrap watch, Time For Style watch from mark.)

A Big Lebowski Type Sweater To Survive Winter

A Big Lebowski Type Sweater To Survive Winter

Perfectly Patterned

Perfectly Patterned

Wear it with boots and leggings!

Wear it with boots and leggings!

Even if you’re stuck at home cuddle up in a “Big Lebowski” sweater with slippers instead of boots, pop some popcorn and rent The Big Lebowski!  The movie is an all time favorite hilarious classic, it can make a February day worth it.  Or you can play the Big Lebowski drinking game, take a drink every time the word “dude” or “man” is said.  That’ll make an interesting night!

Winter must have:  A Big Lebowski Sweater

Winter must have: A Big Lebowski Sweater

The Big Lebowski: Are you employed, sir? 
The Dude: Employed? 
The Big Lebowski: You don’t go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday? 
The Dude: Is this a… what day is this? 
The Big Lebowski: Well, I do work sir, so if you don’t mind… 
The Dude: I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

 

The OG Lebowski Sweater

The OG Lebowski Sweater