It seems that faux leather leggings have become a classic.
With the look of long over lean, a slim-fitting pant is important to balance with long boxy tunics. You can pair the look with short boots with a bit of heel or with over the knee flat boots. I always wear a long top with them. This top is the long sleeve Covered Perfectly Simple Comfort tunic. I start almost all of my winter looks with one of these tops. They are perfect for layering and I love to wear this neckline. I bought the leggings shown here at Chico’s last year. They have faux leather panels in the front, and the back is Ponte knit fabric. Ponte knit fabric has a double knit construction. It is heavier and sturdier than jersey knits. It stands away from your body rather than clinging to every part. For these reasons, I have a couple of legging style pants in Ponte knit fabric, and I go up in size so that they are even more forgiving.
These leggings were on my shopping site for awhile, but I decided to keep them after I saw another blogger wearing them in a very stylish way. Hers were $378! I paid about $90 for these. My point in telling you this is that you can always find a similar style to whatever I show here on the blog at price points both much higher or lower. Many times you can find some of the very same items you saw me showing here on the blog for a fraction of the retail price. When the clothes, accessories or shoes I decide to part with look perfectly new, I clean them and list them as used on my selling site at a much lower price than what I paid for them. There are also new basic clothes in most sizes, new scarves in several sizes and materials as well as new handbags listed on my shopping site now and more items are on the way. You can always visit the site via the link above in the banner or click here.
Mr. Mickey is my adventure partner and the photographer for most of the photos you see here on the blog. When we go on a date, we discuss the general look I am planning so that what he wears complements but never matches or clashes with what I am wearing. We often get compliments from strangers on what a handsome couple we are, which makes him so very proud. He always dresses in classic styles and in solid colors as well, so our looks easily stand together.
He is also the planner of most of our weekend activities. In the unpredictable winter months, we often take a day trip over to Asheville to shop, get something to eat and watch people. On this beautiful day, we enjoyed an artisan cheese tasting at The Bistro in Antler Hill Village at Biltmore. We shopped for a while and then had a lovely light dinner at the Lobster Trap. It was still early, so we decided to end the evening with an after dinner glass of wine in the Great Hall Bar of the Grove Park Inn. There is often live music and always great people watching as we sit in front of a roaring fire.