Mustard Glory

Nov 15, 2012

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I owe these gloriously mustardy yellow tights to Marisa from The Shades of Monet Chronicles.  No, she didn't send these to me (but if anyone of you ever find yourself overcome with the need to send me fun tights, by all means, indulge), BUT seeing all her wildly colorful outfits on her blog finally pushed me to give them a go.

I'm no stranger to color, but I was always on the fence about putting it on my legs.  I always loved seeing outfits with legs painted in brick red, pumpkin, mint, lavender- you name it!- but I never thought it really fit well with my style. Like I'd shimmie into a pair, turn around dramatically to the mirror, compare my legs to either carrot sticks or celery pieces (depending on the color), and then shimmie right back out.

But after coming face to face with Marisa's insane tight collection, I decided to buck up and wear a pair for the day. And I'm so glad I did! This outfit would be tragic without them. TRAGIC.

If anyone else is looking to do something cray-zay and jump out of their comfort zone, then mosie on over to her blog and get ready for the tidal wave of inspiration.  And I suggest not bringing floaties ;)

Shirt- thrifted
Skirt- thrifted
Jean Vest- AE
Tights- Target
Booties- Macys







24 comments :

  1. Such a great outfit! that top and pleated skirt are gorgeous and the tights make them even better :)

    -Haylie

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  2. i LOVE mustard tights! they are some of my favorite accessories :)

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  3. Nice! nice! nice!

    xx
    Christina Klein
    http://bychristina.blogspot.com/

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  4. i love target tights, and these yellow ones are particularly great. andi think you may have inspired me to buy booties just like this

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  5. These tights are such a wonderful pop of colour!!! I love the pleated black skirt with that top too, that top has such a great pattern! I am sometimes apprehensive about coloured tights, but they look sooo good
    xJennaD

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    1. i always hated them on me but i kept seeing all these looks with them, and thought they looked so fun. so i took the plunge, and i'm really loving them! and that pleated skirt was such a fluke for me. i never look at black clothes, and i was searching for a black skirt for my halloween costume and came across this one. i'll never be prejudice against the black clothes rack again :)

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  6. I have the same mustard tights and I have yet to wear them! Love how they look on you and I can assure that you do not resemble any type of vegetable :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  7. I'm always on the fence about colored tights too, though I love them on others (love them on you for example!). Also loving the cropped vest.

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  8. I want some of those tights so bad! + I'm a huge fan of wearing denim in the fall & winter. I have a denim jacket with a gray sweater and hood sewn inside--I love it. I've had it for like 6 years now. haha. Your entire outfit is super cute!

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  9. The mustard tights look great on you! Yay for stepping outside of your comfort zone on those! (I'll admit I wouldn't go for colored tights, but maybe I will now)

    xo Jenny
    [archi]dress

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  10. Love the tights. Marisa always has great inspiration on her blog. I always feel that colourful tights make my legs look chunky, sadly!

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    1. Me too! That's definitely the main reason why I never tried them out. But so far they're looking pretty good

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  11. I always feel the same way about colored tights! I took the plunge and wore some plum ones today... No, not the most dangerous of shades! But I'm getting there!

    You look great as per usual.

    Rachel

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    1. Haha getting cray-zay! It's an awesome start though- plum tights go with just about everything. Can't wait to see how you style them :)

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  12. Those tights have your name written all over them:)! Perfect addition to your closet!

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  13. i LOVE insanely bright outfits.... they look especially great if you are wearing monochrome look otherwise or with more muted hues.

    and i am obsessed with your thrifted blouse, it is amazing!


    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  14. seeing you with those tights pushes me to wear bright/colourful tights too! I think mustard is a good start for me :) looking fabulous as always!

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    1. i think mustard would be perfect on you- i can already imagine it with all your fun colorful sweaters :)

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  15. Aw hehe :) Thanks for the shout-out. I ADORE the mustard tights on you Marlen!! I think you're one of those gals who can pull off many kinds of looks, especially any involving tights. Again another stellar outfit combo. The pleated skirt is adorable on you! Have a lovely weekend!

    xo Marisa

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    1. Well you are the inspiration behind it! And I bought like three more colored tights so we'll see how I pull those off haha

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  16. I love colourful tights! These look great. I also really like how you've layered this outfit- unexpected and super cool :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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