Category Archives: Styling Opaque Tights

The Sol Compass: Christmas Dress with an Edge

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Hi everyone, happy Monday! A few weeks ago, I took a poll on my Instagram asking what you all wanted to see more of this holiday season – casual or fancy outfits – and formal outfits took the win, so I started off with two velvet dresses in this post and a velvet tulle combo in this one! There will be plenty of casual outfits to come (plus this green sweater which pairs great with jeans!), but today I wanted to do a bit of a crossover between the two. If you have a formal event coming up but feel most comfortable in a moto jacket or stacked heels, this is the perfect marriage between the two. I found this gorgeous lace dress at Marshall’s, combined with TJMaxx, they are my two favorite places to find dresses – whether it’s for graduation season or the holidays! It is absolutely perfect on it’s own – I love the high neckline and lace sleeves – but to add a personal touch to it I think a black faux leather jacket and peep toe booties are the perfect way to add a little edge to an otherwise formal piece!
Outfit Details – Dress: Betsey Johnson, found at Marshall’s, similar here and here | Jacket: Topshop | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Coach (old, similar here, here, and here)
Thank you so much for reading, if you have any occasions coming up you want me to style an outfit for leave me a comment on this post! Have a great week!
xo, C

 

Two Great Outfits and a Video

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I have loved ever second of this fall and I’m still loving it even if the weather got much chillier, but I must admit that I am not ready to give up fancy outfits just yet. This is why I am trying my best to mix my favourite fall clothing items, so that I can look cool and not feel cold.

My best friend for doing that are the new Laura Baldini tights. They start from the most transparent till the most opaque model and they give that chicness and mystery to the most simple attire.

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had a strong relationship with my tights and I remember one time my mom got me a set of different colour tights to match every single one of my dresses. I was super happy to go to the kindergarten the next day wearing my favourite dress and a nice pair of blue tights and while I was running through the yard of my kindergarten, I fell and injured my knee. As I was taken to the nursing room, the nurse asked me why was I crying and if it hurts a lot. My answer was everything for a 3 year old little girl: ‘No, I’m crying because my tights are ruined!’ 😂 As you can see fashion was my priority from a very little age and I have the scar on my right knee to prove that.

This is why, now, I am stocked for life with Laura Baldini tights in ever colour, density and model as they are of a great quality and don’t break that easily.

Here I have shown you two ways to match your tights both in a day and evening look and how they even made the whole outfit classier and also kept me warm. Let me know which is your favourite and don’t forget to check Laura Baldini website to see the whole collection.

Black and Blue

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It has been a few days since I have done a blog post. Sorry about that! I am in Philly for business and haven’t had much time to get anything together. I have never been around this city before. It reminds me a lot of NYC. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go explore this afternoon, but I decided to stay in my hotel room to relax and catch up on some work. I also plan on doing my BBG workout that I missed last night! (oops)

This is what I wore this afternoon for meetings.I love the black and blue combo, and tights are my favorite layering piece for Fall. They can make rompers, dresses and shorts more appropriate for cooler weather. My heels are an older style but I have found a great dupe that are only $74! For the meeting, I did trade out the heels for a pair of black heeled booties, which Andi calls “Anna’s boots”… You know, Elsa’s sister. She insists on wearing them every day with her princess dresses. I hope she didn’t need them this week.. haha! I go home tomorrow morning and cannot wait to see Andi and Anthony. 🙂

Romper: Lilly Pulitzer | Heels: Christian Louboutin old, similar here | Cardigan: Lilly Pulitzer old, similar here and here | Sunglasses: Chloe | Tights: Ann Taylor | Bag: Clare V. | Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury The Queen | Earrings: Kendra Scott |

How to Rock Colorful Toghts for Fall

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EN :: BLOGTOBER 5 : Here we go! My blog finally turned into fall as well. I really love fall because I like wearing skirts in combination with ankle boots and leather jacket. What I love however more is Indian summer which is unfortunately not so common in Ireland. My Slovak family and friends though could enjoy it in full glory last days while Ireland was getting ready for the hurricane which was the theme number one in Ireland lately. Everything was closed today – schools, courts, shops, banks, etc. – to protect everyone. The part where I am living was luckily not so affected, but I have to say we had a strong wind throughout the day as well and I still can hear it. I really can´t imagine how it looked like somewhere in Cork or Wexford where it should hit in its biggest strength! I hope everyone is safe.
Well we were shooting this outfit last week and I decided to wear black and burgundy combination. Burgundy is definitely one of my favorite fall colors and it really belongs to this season. Very recently I bought these colorful tights and to be fair I had a problem to combine them with some pieces. That´s the reason why I stuck with the same color and I picked the burgundy shirt on top. I would definitely like it with some burgundy ankle boots to create some monochromatic look and elongate legs a little bit. Another tip is wearing over the knee boots and let the color show just a little bit to brighten your outfit up. As far as colors I would maybe combine them with some black, dark blue, grey or even mustard top! And I would not combine them with two or more different colors as the tights are a very noticeable piece catching others attention.
How about you? Do you wear colorful tights? And do you find them tricky to combine? ♥

SHORT RÉSUMÉ
combine the tights with pieces in the same color as tights and with black
if you want to add colors, pick one contrast color
do not combine them with two or more different colors to prevent yourselves from looking tastelessly
choose neutral black shoes or shoes in a same color as tights to optically elongate legs
if you are afraid to combine colorful tights in its all glory, try trendy over the knee boots and let them peek out just a little bit
those braver can choose all outfit pieces in similar colors and create extravagant monochromatic look “tone in tone”
remember that these are not rules just my opinions and tips…fashion has no boundaries and you can play with it accordance to your style 🙂

OUTFIT DETAILS
Coat :: DKNY
Shirt :: Orsay
Skirt :: The Kooples
Tights :: Dunnes Stores
Shoes :: Moda in Pelle
Bag :: Mango

A Pop of Color with Pink Tights

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i love adding pops of colour to my outfits, particularly in the winter! i tend to wear a lot of black and white in the colder months because its what you find the most of in stores. i think coloured tights are the perfect way to add colour to any outfit, you can find them almost anywhere in different colours and patterns. i usually try to link the colour of the tights to a colour that is in the rest of the outfit. for example in this particular outfit that i am wearing i matched the colour of the tights to the pink in the dress. or you could use the tights as a pop of colour in a black and white outfit.
As for shoes, in most cases black works. you don’t have to have shoes that are the same colour as the tights, although i do that from time to time.

Dress: H&M
Coat: H&M
Tights: Suzy Shier