Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Best Tights Ever!

If you can beleive it, I picked these fabulous new tights up at Goodwill. And they were indeed new. They still had the carboard in the center, but sadly no outside packaging. Total bummer b/c I would absolutely by whatever brand this is. The tights are nice and thick, so I wasn't terrified that I was going to shove a thumb throught the delicate pattern when I put them on. And they are by far the best pattern of tights that I've seen for plus size. And I really wanted to let them take center stage, so I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple.

What I Wore For the Love of Tights:

2010-02-16 combo

  • black dress (Gap)
  • magenta tights (via Goodwill)
  • magenta tweed jacket (Lane Bryant)
  • black leather belt (Target)
  • seed pearl necklace and bracelet (made by friend's mom)
  • earrings (Target)
  • black suede wedges (BCBGirls)
  • leather envelope purse (via Goodwill)
What I Ate That Was Not Worth It:

2010-02-16 food

We were supposed to go grocery shopping on the way home from work, but I left the list at home and we were starving, so we popped into the loval italien restaurant near our new house. It was cute and very romantic inside, but that's where the priase stops. The service sucked, they were blaring tejano music (which is so weird with italien food), and the food was thoroughly mediocre. I'm sad, b/c we really like to patronize local restaurants, esp those in our neighborhood.

  • breakfast: barley & oats w/ cream and apple
  • lunch: chicken sandwich, carrots, tomatoe, 1/2 avocado, orange
  • snack: grapes, yogurt, SoyJoy
  • dinner: watery chicken parmesan, uncoooked & stale penne, slimy veggies (the photo is not my actual dinner. I forgot to take a pic)

What I Did While Discussing How Our Wedding Guest List Keeps Growing:

2010-02-16 exercise


Work With What You've Got said...

I love the tights, and you have styled them perfectly!

I'm not sure where you went, but Lover's Pizza and Pasta up at Mockingbird and Abrams is our choice for take out! It's better than any fancy place we've ever been!~

Tina said...

Girl, we went to Andrea's on Gaston b/c we have read great reviews on the place. I say give it a pass. It's expensive and not good.

Becky said...

I love this whole outfit, especially the tights! Impressive thrift find!

Sarah said...

Great outfit, love the tights!! You are a good thrift shopper!

Leslie said...

Those tights = awesomeness!!! I am so jealous. :)

Work With What You've Got said...

Noted! We will not go there!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tights, what a find!

Totally Inspired said...

Great combo. The tights are awesome. Yup, count me in as jealous too.. I suuuure wish you knew where they came from. I would order every style and color too.

BBM said...

SHUT UP with those tights! you find the BEST treasures via Goodwill! i LOVE this oufit and ure looking GREAT! this picture of you definitely exudes ure heading "BEST TIGHTS EVER!"


evanadine said...

wow, im lucky if i can even find anything that FITS at goodwill. let alone something i LIKE that fits. let alone something i like thats fits and is brand NEW!
you hit the goodwill jackpot!

when is your wedding?
ours is in october + we still have so much to do, its overwhelming.
we havent sat down to officially discuss our guest list, though we have a general idea. but of course, you keep thinking of extra people -- doh!
we can do a potluck wedding, right?

LaShaune said...

you look absolutely stunning. magenta is your color. love love love the stockings! SMOKIN!!!

Marianna said...

Amazing outfit! I can't believe you found those tights at Goodwill. Score!

Anonymous said...

Well T, the meal may have been a thumbs-down but this outfit is a true winner! Those tights are an excellent find.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say those tights are def. originally from Target (I have the same pair in black) so now you can get more of the best tights ever! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the tights and the simplicity in the rest of the outfit. You look great Tina!!

Jane Milton said...

I agree with Anonymous. Those are the exact same tights I were going to get, except I was *not* willing to pay USD $12 for them. I am super jealous you got such a great deal!

-B. said...

That is an awesome, sassy outfit!

Kristen said...

I have a similar pair of tights that are apostrophe from Sears (I know, right?!) so that might be the mysterious brand. They look FAB on you!

Also looking fab: I can really see the results of your exercise and diet in this set of photos. You may have lost the battle with the chicken parmesan, but you are definitely winning the war! Go go go Tina!!

Tina said...

Thanks everyone! Even though 2010 isn't very far along, I think that this is going to be one of my favorite outfits of the year.

And I appreciate all the input everyone has given about where they might be from.

evandine - We're getting married in April. I totally vote for potluck! ha!

Brooke said...

Love, love this outfit! Awesome tights and the pink jacket is so pretty with your hair and skin. Too cute!

gina said...

Those tights are awesome! They look great on you. I love the way you belted your jacket.

Sheila said...

This is one of my favourite outfits of yours lately, partly due to the tights (which are amazing!), but mostly due to the wider belt, which really cinches in your waist. Wow, you look great!

Is it time to send you the orange tweed skirt??

Honeybunches of Roses said...

I love this outfit!!! simply love!