Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Lesson on Leggings

Gap Dress/ Zara Faux Fur Vest/ Chinese Laundry Sweater Leggings/ Michael Antonio Heels/ B.Makowsky Bag/ Necklace, gifted
I remember back in 2003 {November 20th to be exact} when I wore leggings for the first time. My friend was working at Abercrombie & Fitch and they were selling some footless leggings similar to my {self-titled} sweater leggings above. So my friends and I decided that we liked this look even though we had never seen anyone wear them {in our teenage lifetime}. So the A&F friend bought hers from A&F, and my other friend & I who worked at Mervyn's at the time decided those ones were too expensive and Mervyn's sold something similar in the Pajama Department for much cheaper. For my birthday, we all showed up to school in skirts with our leggings underneath. People honestly thought we looked ridiculous {and we kind of did}. Our group of girlfriends told us so. I recall a guy friend asking me why I was wearing long johns under my skirt. Of course my giant 'Up' sized bouquet of birthday balloons from friends brought us even more attention. It was a pretty memorable day. Looking back it's funny to think how quickly leggings caught on after that and how 2011 leggings have evolved. I feel like I don't go a day without seeing someone wearing them...for better and for worse.

To follow up I just want to share some rules of thumb that I have come up with for leggings:

1) Leggings are not pants and should not be worn as such.
2) White leggings are not the one. Never.
3) There is a thin line between Jeggings and Pajama Jeans. Don't even attempt to cross it.
4) If I can see that your underwear says 'Pink' on your bum, for God's sake, go home and change!
5) Please cover up your chunky butt and I promise to cover mine.
6) Leggings are not pants and should not be worn as such!

So who has legging horror stories or suggestions of their own? I know they're out there!


  1. I love your rules for leggings! They need to be etched in stone somewhere, and added to the pledge of allegiance or something. I get SO tired of seeing jiggly bums.

  2. My general rule of thumb is #1: Leggings are not pants. Please cover your bum by wearing AT LEAST a tunic length shirt! The only time you can be exempt from this is if you're workin' out. eesh. #fashionfailure. Been seeing it all over the bay area recently!

  3. You've got a brilliant blog! Fantastic photos!!! Looking forward to your posts in 2012. Happy New year (albeit a few days late...lol)


  4. I hear you ladies! There should a 'cover your bum' notice included with every leggings purchase!