Oy vay, girls, today’s prompt was tough-toughy-tough for me.
Leggings and a scarf.
I thought last week’s plaid was pushing me out of my comfort zone!
And it was.
Here’s how all of The Blended Blog contributors styled that plaid.
I wish I had thought outside the
box plaid and gone with checks or gingham instead.
Really, really didn’t feel good in this outfit.
Which brings us to this week.
I was so nervous about trying to put this look together that I considered calling in sick. But I love, love, love Katie from The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life and she created today’s prompt so I really wanted to support her…even more than I dreaded putting on leggings.
So, Katie, this one’s for YOU.
For inspiration, I ‘googled’ leggings and a scarf outfits. Most of the images that came up were gals in leggings and boots, sweaters and scarves, including these familiar friends.
From left to right, my friend Alison from Get Your Pretty On, my pal Laura from I do deClaire and my bud Jo-Lynne from JoLynneShane. I feel fortunate to call these fashionistas my friends. Wearing those leggings and leopard scarves well, ladies.
And then I saw a few images among my Google search results that looked like this one:
A peppy little American Girl all dolled up (pardon the pun) in leggings, ice skates, mittens, hat and scarf.
Nothing I saw inspired me for a spring leggings and scarf look.
That is, until I looked again at Alison’s outfit above. I realized I have a blue blouse very similar to hers. And black leggings. The scarf was the easy part. I have too many scarves. The problem there would be narrowing it to one.
So after the gym and supper tonight, when I was feeling pretty much exhausted, I hauled my behind upstairs to the bedroom I call my ‘fashion haus’ and started putting this prompt together. I should probably add I work well or at least better under pressure.
Here’s the end result.
New York and Company blue pop-over blouse, Hue gray leggings (the black ones come later, or so I thought!), Limelight pink pumps from Rack Room Shoes, and scarf from Charming Charlie.
Then came the moment of truth when I had to try this outfit on.
It’s all fun and games til someone loses an eye…or goes blind, in the case of this post.
Only took about 30 minutes of constant picture-taking to get one photo I felt semi-comfortable sharing with you.
That’ll ‘learn’ me to wait til the last minute…at least you’d think it would.
Stay tuned next week to see.
I actually changed leggings mid-stream from the gray Hue to One 5 One navy leggings from SteinMart. I was shooting for black but our house is so dark that the blue looked black all the way through the picture taking and then I realized, ooops, my pants are blue. But believe you me, I wasn’t the least bit interested in taking new pictures with my black leggings on.
So, I did it! Might not be pretty, but it is behind me and I lived to tell about it.
Hope you will hop over to The Blended Blog to check out the leggings and scarf look of our fearless leader for this week’s prompt, Katie, put together. And then be sure to run by the blogs of the other gals to see their interpretations. I bet they can probably tell what color their leggings are, whatcha bet?
Then join us by posting your leggings and scarf look here, through the InLinkz link-up or by posting a picture of your interpretation to your favorite social media outlet using the tag #theblendedblogstyle.