Friday, November 19, 2010

These are my Confessions (No. 12)

These are my Confessions (No. 12)

These are my Confessions (No. 12)

These are my Confessions (No. 12)

Works Cited
pants: gap
tee: target
sweater: j crew
scarf: street stall in SF
boots: j crew

Confession du jour: these are actually jeggings that I'm wearing; don't tell anyone. I was lured because they have real front and back pockets, and they look amazingly like normal jeans, except that they have 30% lycra content and slid easily and snugly into boots, unlike my regular jeans which bunch up and drive me nuts. And they bring to mind Christopher's complimentary adage about high-lycra pants: "They look just like regular jeans, but extra-tight. Awesome."

62 comments:

missvinylahoy said...

OMG- I love Christopher's comment. Hilarious!!

They don't look like leggings- you look like you're wearing skinny jeans! I like those.

Ashley said...

You look so cozy and comfy, I love it! That scarf really brightens the whole look up, too!

Have a good weekend!

Liz said...

I love the Gap Jeggings. I have them in blue and black and absolutely love them. Your cardi looks super comfty - love it!

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amber said...

I agree with Christopher, awesome! haha

I love the way you are wearing your scarf! How did you wrap it??

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks! amber, i just looped it and knotted the ends--check out the "lesson plans" page; i did a scarf tutorial last year if you want more details.

megannielsen said...

Well you are absolutely changing my mind about jeggings.
ps. Christphers comment sounds exactly like what my hubby would say. oh boys

Alessandra said...

Can't go wrong with this outfit - it's perfect and you look so pretty and serene in it.

I haven't found the right pair of jeggings yet. Gap opens (finally!!!) in Milan this weekend, but of course I can't shop...so I'll just have to sit patiently for now.

kileen said...

those jeggings look great on you and look perfect tucked into those boots! i also love the nice bright scarf you added to this look. very cute!

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Future Lint said...

I've been considering jumping into the jeggings pool for the same reason - I hate when I take off my boots and there are these deep wrinkles imbedded into my ankles from the jeans being bunched up in there! These are great - they do look like "regular" jeans!

Roxanne said...

I love those jeggings! I tried them on at Gap, but they look 100x better on you!

eek said...

I agree, jeggings are definitely great for boot-tucking-in! You look fantastic here. Just be warned...I have very similar pieces in my 30 so I will probably be wearing something close to this outfit ;)

kelsey said...

cute cute! i love the long cardi.

Autumn Lynn said...

They definitely don't look like jeggings! I tried on a pair once and they were the most uncomfortable things in my life though!

Brooke said...

I LOVE your scarf!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I bought some jeggings to go into boots too. I hope my look as jeans-like as yours though. The yellow scarf is a perfect accent. Cute!

Jenn

Work With What You've Got said...

"They look just like regular jeans, but extra-tight"

I have been trying to tell people that good jeggings are just super tight jeans for over a year, but people are so weird about it!

Lauren said...

I have a pair of these "jeggings" in my 30 items too! I love them, because they do tuck so easily into boots - I tend just call them jeans though :).

I love the pop of color from the scarf against these great neutrals! Great friday outfit!

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Maggie said...

Haha I love his description of them! I also only went for the jeggings that are essentially faux jeans.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Those are some awesome fake/real jeans -- I never would have guessed they were jeggings had you not said anything. I actually want to try a pair now that I know there are some great looking alternatives out there! You look really fantastic -- love the yellow scarf!

Sweet Laundry said...

Aren't jeggings one of the best inventions ever? Especially Gap jeggings. I wear my blue and black pair all of the time. Lookin' good! I love the colour of your scarf!

Lisa
www.sweetlaundry.blogspot.com

Kaydee said...

I LOVE my jeggings! They were definitely one of my best purchases ever.

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

I am DEFINITELY copying this look! I just wish I had boots. I, too, am in love with my jeggings, they are so comfortable.

I'm an undergrad English major at the University of Texas at Austin. You're in grad school, right? What are you researching? What class are you teaching? Sorry, life paths of fellow English language lovers always fascinate me.

Fashion Momma said...

I LOVE this look. I can't stand how awesome those jeggings look on you. And those are really, REALLY good ones. :) Mine, two days ago, were kinda jeggings too, I guess. They were much more stretchy than not.

I also really love that buttery yellow scarf. It makes your skin and hair look glowy and wonderful!

Have a great weekend. :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I would have never known their high lycra content! :D

vileornament said...

This where I admit to owning multiple pairs of jeggings AND to wearing a very jeans-looking pair (like these) to teach in. (Yes, shocker, dudes and ladies wear jeans to teach at some places!) I'm pretty sure no one was the wiser.

Pam S said...

The only reason I bought extra skinny jeans was because my boyfriend's eyes lit up at the thought, they're pretty comfy too.

MAUD said...

i have those gap jeggings too, and i kind of love them as well! i hardly ever wear pants, but those are one of the only pair i accept to (admittedly reluctantly) slide my legs into.

you look so great!

Anne said...

adorable outfit.

and i hate the boot bunching. a lot. so i just might have to try these (in 18 days when the challenge is over...)

kimmie said...

Oh I love those jegggings on you! (ugh, I hate that word, but it looks like it's not going to change) I've been on the hunt for a good pair, I'll have to check out Gap! :)

Mel said...

Great outit and nice jeggings! They do look like regular skinny jeans. Might have to swing by Gap and try them on.

Beth Ellen said...

I love these kind of jeggings. They actually look and feel like jeans, but fit in my boots. What more can a girl ask for! I will need to try the jcrew ones when this is all done.

O O N A said...

i love these jeggings. they are so comfy and i like to wear them but sometimes they just don't look right. i guess it'a all about finding the perfect pair

oona manisa, a story in the making

From Suns To Moons said...

I normally abhor jeggings, but you`re right, these look like regular skinnies. Deceptively classy, indeed.

Enchanted Elle said...

My favorite part of this outfit? those amazingg boots!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Super cute and easy outfit! I have also recently given into jeggings, after turning up my nose at them for a loooong time. I now see the error of my ways - Lyrcra and dissertation writing are a match made in heaven.

annie said...

I like these, because they don't look like the jeggings I've been seeing lately... These just look like a really great pair of skinny jeans. Perhaps I need to make a run to the Gap...

Hope said...

Very classic, and very chic!

Justine said...

Christopher is funny.

Loving the stripes on you!

Just Better Together

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

sara-jane, you should email me! i would love to chat more about english lit stuff there!

Elaine said...

Hahahahhah!!! He's right. That's so funny.

You look awesome as always :)

www.clothedmuch.com

Jenna said...

love the scarf! I might need to give jeggings a try.

BiblioMOMia said...

Hooray jeggings! They look great on you.

And your hair looks lighter than normal. Outside light? Sneaky highlights? Whatever it is, it looks lovely and warm against your skintone!

Elizabeth at Law Mama said...

I love the Gap jeggings - they really are just jeans but better in boots, right? I'm wearing mine today too. :)

Angela said...

I love this outfit... simple, but so cute. I totally agree about the jeggings. I scoffed at the idea, but when I tried a pair on I had a change of heart. They look like skinny jeans, and they're so much easier to tuck into boots! I wore mine today too!

Between Laundry Days said...

Confession conschmession. Those jeggings are great!

Lisa said...

I love the way they look on you! They really do look like really jeans with the pockets and all. I'm considering a pair for myself, are they comfy?

arliddian said...

Love this look, especially the pop of yellow! I've always stayed completely clear of jeggings, but your comments about them have me intrigued... Pity it's summer in Australia and therefore incredibly hard to find them!

Rosiecat said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE your jeggings--they look awesome on you. I totally want a pair.

Reading this blog is bad for my wallet but very good for my closet ;-)

Malicious Mallory said...

I can't tell they're jeggings, so I'm not going to complain. I'm against them in general, because, as a guy friend of mine once said "You can't wear leggings as pants. You are not hiding ANYTHING."

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i would not have guessed those are jeggings! i may have to go by gap and try those on!

Alyssa said...

Jeggings have a special place in my heart. I was definitely a hater at first, but then I bit the bullet and tried on a pair in a fit of desperation (jeans shopping...so frustrating sometimes). I've been a convert ever since :) I foresee a trip to Gap in my future...

Corn Flakes and Coffee said...

I have to say that I just bought my first pair of jeggings and will admit that I love them! It's true, they look like jeans but don't bunch up in boots! Who could ask for anything more? Love the look!

Diana said...

I love this outfit! I never would have known those were jeggings if you hadn't told us.

Izabela said...

Your yellow scarf looks beautiful with the striped shirt! What a fun combination! Also, I won't admit that I wear jeggings but they really are so so so comfortable!

Kayla said...

Love the pop of yellow from the scarf.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Whitters said...

i love this color combo. i'm against jeggings in theory, but yours look so cute and comfortable.

now i have the usher (?) song stuck in my head.

Modestly Fashioned said...

great simple outfit!!!
~Ally
http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

myedit said...

Gap puts a pinch of magic in their jeans... I never thought I would like them so much.
And now I've got an R. Kelly song in my head. Thanks...

Mara said...

you look so great! I love that scarf against the striped shirt!

Pixie in Pumps said...

Love this. And I was a jegging convert the first time I tried on the Jessica Simpson jeggings. They have a button and zipper and pockets too... they're just extra stretchy jeans. And i love them.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love that your scarf brings a pop of color to your super cute outfit!!

Dottie said...

I finally caved and bought jeggings. Needing inspiration for how to style them, I came straight here and did a search for jeggings. Perfect. Thanks for the real world inspiration. :)

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