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Monday, August 16, 2010

Legging jeans = a little dance

My friend from Glamour says that you should only buy things that "make you want to do a little dance." Isn't that genius? This year, that single phrase has made me way pickier (in a good way) and kept me from buying those ho-hum pieces that just end up sitting in my closet. Well, I've been searching for a new pair of jeans, and these adorable Gap legging jeans (worn here by the adorable Annabel) make me want to get down. :)

P.S. Annabel also makes clogs look cool.

90 comments:

clementimes said...

She's so cute!

Melissa Blake said...

What a great phrase!! Makes me want to dance right now!

Becca said...

I like to take the same tact when cleaning out my closet - I should only have clothes that I'm EXCITED to wear! Also, Annabel has totally convinced me that jeggings can work!

Becca

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great advice..I am so going to remember it when I go shopping the next time...It will save me so much money...hahaha...right?

Love her stripy top too and her bang..adorable:)

Happy Monday, Joanna

StephDrake said...

These were super popular in the UK, couldnt go down the street without seeing a skinny legged girl in jeggins.

Meghan said...

They have great ones at Old Navy right now too!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

obsessed with this outfit. LOVE.

Teresa Hatfield said...

Love these jean leggings! Gotta have some.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Whimsy Being said...

I can totally relate to that statement...whenever I try on clothes I dance in the dressing room. I'm glad I'm not the only one =) And, yes, those leggings jeans looks so fun!

Mocha Mornings said...

Ooh, I would definitely dance in these - maybe I'll get some when I go shopping this afternoon.

Kelly said...

I have several pairs of jean leggings (jeggings, as they are stupidly called) and I. AM. OBSESSED. Love them, you must try them! I havent tried on Gap's yet, but all of mine are from Abercrombie (weird, I know, but I saw them there first and I got hooked) so now I must try Gap's. I like the little jig idea =o)

saltwatertiffy said...

i definitely follow that advice :)

Gina said...

i always do a little dance in the fitting room :)

Aura said...

I went on a search for "jeggings" a couple weeks ago and left empty handed! I tried these on, but they were so long on me. American Eagle actually has quite a few cute, inexpensive pairs. But even the petite/short ones there still bunched around my ankles. I guess I'll keep searching!

Abby Noel said...

A great motto to shop by! If I looked as adorable as Annabel in jeggings, I would dance!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

very very cute! I love skinny jeans

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

So cute!!

Lillian Chang said...

That is such a great rule!! I heard over on Dancing Branflakes that her rule for buying clothes is: would you wear this on a fabulous trip to Italy or Paris or another fashionable capital of the world? Because your clothes should make you want to dress up to travel!
I have to remember these rules next time I go shopping for clothes :)

Christina said...

Such great advice. I just bought a pair from American Eagle of all places. It's been an eternity since I have bought jeans there, but I took the plunge. They were on sale for $25 and they were a nice dark wash like those jeggings with gold stitching. I can't wait to roll them up.

Bee Vintage Redux said...

Jean leggings! I need these! I'm doing the happy dance, and dedicating it to my pilates instructor, who gave my skinny stick legs enough muscley shape to pull off wearing leggings in public. Hooray!

RedDirtRevival said...

oh how i love denim leggings

jillian m. said...

Jeggings! I live in mine. :)

Jennifer (aka the Gift Guru) said...

Love the outfit, the top included! I'm all about the loose but not huge nautical stripe. Anyone know the label?

simone said...

I'm wearing my Gap leggings right now--they're the best! So comfy, they don't ride down (which is problem for me with lots of pants) and they don't sag within minutes of wearing. I'm telling you--get them!

Joanna Goddard said...

aura, you could always get them hemmed? (often, dry cleaner will do basic tailoring, or you could ask if the Gap etc does alterations?) xo

Joanna Goddard said...

jennifer, her shirt is from St. James. and lillian, i love that rule, too! awesome.

Signe said...

love her blog, she is such a charming and likable girl. and stylish of course! :)

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I just picked up some jeggings this weekend! They are the best :) Sooo comfy. xo

maggie said...

love these jeggings!

Laura Trevey said...

I love my jeans.... Yay for jeans weather coming soon!

carina said...

That is such a great rule. However, I think my problem is that a lot of things make me want to dance:-D

Karen Wallace said...

love this look!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i wrote about my confusion with "jeggings" (http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com/2010/08/gripe-about-jeggings.html) but this made me want to go try a pair. hmmm.

Melanie said...

I own them in black, and I can't stop wearing them! They are so stretchy, yet nicely fitted, I tend to dance in them anyways :]

7upkels said...

LOVE IT. And love that idea - only buy things that make you want to dance? Brilliant. I just wish I looked that good in the legging jeans!

Sally Honeycutt said...

So cute, and love the shopping rule... I'm keeping that in mind from now on!! :)

brooke said...

gap also has great non-jean leggins on sale right now! they have this little zipper and equestrian vibe thing goin on..

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jessica quadra said...

levi's makes "the legging jean" in a few different washes (my fave is the dark blue) and they're only 29.99 at macy's. check them out!

Main Street said...

Awesome shoes, so cute!!

Anna said...

hands down new favorite motto!! (& i read 'always act like you are wearing an invisible crown') Such great ways to live!

xo

Color Collective said...

so cute!!

StyleFrost said...

I love jeggings and have several pairs now, have been wearing mine more than jeans!

Sara said...

I just bought those same ones (and a similar looking tee) at Gap this weekend! Plus, their new City flats are pretty great, too - I snagged two pairs.

Tracey said...

Wise words. Great 'jeggins', great stripes. Winning combo. x

Monica said...

super cute, I am going to have to check those out!

felish said...

What a smart philosophy! I think I will keep that in mind. :)

Giulia said...

She looks very cute & it's an excellent "rule." My cranky old lady rule is (about St. James shirts, which I wear summer & winter, different weights): buy them online from Brittany (Bretagne), please peeps. Less than half what they cost in boutiques & don't get me started on what they charge at J.Crew for them.

OK. Back to yer stripes & jean-leggings, gang.

ciao

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Allison said...

that's funny! my mom says every time I try on something I like, I start dancing in the dressing room :)

Prippy Handbook said...

I have a pair of Gap "jeggings" and they are pretty much the greatest things on earth! Heart them... big time.

Michelle Elaine said...

I got a pair from Target and was pleased except they're still very much jeans as opposed to leggings/jeggings. I'll consider giving the GAP a try.

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Doody Mac said...

She's adorable!
Yep, I'll chime in with my Gap jean leggings love too! I wear them just about every day. It's a bit ridiculous. Haha. They're exactly what I was looking for.
I think they fit/feel more like a really skinny jean, and less like a legging; thick enough to not show every detail, but tight with some stretch.
I can't wait till cooler weather gets here and I can wear them with boots!

the adventures of a modern housewife said...

that's good advice - as I do my ritual summer 'go through every room in the house and get rid of everything we don't need/use' I will keep them in mind as inevitable start filling back up with things again

Rachel Marie said...

LOFT has them as well. I just bought some and am so excited! They are super tight though so you may need to start with a size or two up and work your way down for a perfect fit.

CC Taylor said...

I have been closet cleaning lately, and I think that motto is just what I need.

Alison said...

these make we want to do a little dance to the tune of leggings are not pants.

Chelsea and Dustin Walkenhorst. said...

I've heard these referred to lately at jeggings, hahaha.

Kate said...

These jeans really are awesome! I have a black pair on back order now!!

lou said...

in the philippines, brands have unfortunately called legging jeans *cringe* jeggings. this keeps me from buying said product, no matter how fashionable they seem. boo marketing, and boo me for not being able to live through that. but yes, annabel looks cute here. :)

Sammy Skye said...

this seems like a wise investment. my joe's jeggings are hands down my favorite purchase of the year. they are the comfiest item in my closet and always make me look a little more put together than if i wore leggings.

classycareergirl said...

Super cute! I love them!

Caroline said...

Oh my those pants make me want to dance as well!! Love them!

Gina said...

I love that idea! I need to remember it next time I am shopping for new clothes :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love her effortless style!

And I like the little dance check!

Family Lawyers Melbourne said...

Love this simple outfit. cute

Sydney Lawyers said...

Love your jeans really sexy

Sammi said...

In England we call them jeggings.

They are great if you are one of those skinny people without curves. With curves... nahhh!!!

TheSensesFive said...

They're super cute! Most Gap bottoms don't like... well, my bottom, but I'll have to try this out! Comfy comfy.

Sera said...

want want want!

Alicia said...

when trying clothes on i always make sure i can dance in them!! ;)

suzi johnson said...

Love the legging jeans from genetic denim too. So soft and stretchy, but still nice and legging-like.

the blonde said...

that's my shopping motto!! i only buy things if, while i'm in the dressing room, they make me a) dance or b) practice model poses.

Kristel said...

I just bought legging jeans from the Gap! I love 'em!

Patricia said...

Love her outfit!

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goodnightstars said...

i just got a pair of black ones from old navy for 20 bucks!! I'm thrilled. They are perfecto.

Meg said...

that's a very wise phrase to go by! i think i will start using that!

Carissa Rasmussen said...

target jeggings are like $12...love that they are all season appropriate:)

Elise said...

I have these too and they are amazing! I bought 2 pairs... right now they are having a sale for buy one, get one for $20!

womens western jeans said...

Leggings is the new trend. I like it so much. Something old yet new to fashion world.

Amanda said...

Prety girl!
White stag jeans

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