Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Party on Top, No nonsense on the Bottom


Bella wears her version of a Casual Christmas party outfit featuring No nonsense leg wear
Happy Holidays!

Let's get down to business and talk about No nonsense tights and leggings.
My neighborhood Walgreens sells them, and in case you think that fashion can't be affordable or easy to buy, think again. I love how easy it can be to buy quality leg wear in up-to-date fashion accents. Color, texture and fun fashion sense can be yours in a minute, and at a great price. 

So check me out.


This time of year, you're probably busy getting ready for the holidays and part of that, other than munching on too many candy canes, shopping for presents and mailing your holiday cards, you've also got a few Christmas parties to attend, and, most of them are "Christmas casual." Which means in modern parlance that you want to look festive but not feel over-dressed.

My fashionable approach to Christmas casual? 
Call it the mullet approach: Party on top, and No nonsense on the bottom. By wearing some festive touches such as fun prints + plaids, sparkly jewelry and accessories but keeping yourself casual and comfortable in denim or leggings, you can enjoy the festivities without missing a beat. Leopard? Check. Sparkle? Check. Plaid? Double check. Comfortable bottoms in rich holiday color? No brainer: No nonsense leg wear, and BAM! You've got this.

I created two outfits that I'd wear to any upcoming casual Christmas parties. The first outfit showcases my favorite festive patterns and denim. Note the omnipresent trending color du jour, oxblood,  looking every bit of a style stand out, in a pair a diamond patterned textured tights by No nonsense:
And what's Christmas dressing without loads of gold on gold on gold, and cuddly fur? Fa-la-la-la fun is what I call this Kenzo Girl jacket, made up of metallic thread enhanced tapestry, shiny satin with faux fur trim. I love the rich look of the camel color, and gave it the spirit of Christmas with a pair of suuuper stretchy corduroy/velour textured No nonsense leggings. Suuuper stretchy means I can line up for seconds at the buffet.  Yeah I said it. SECONDS. 'Tis the season, so celebrate!
J'Adore?

Me too.

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Find your pair of affordable No nonsense tights and leggings here. I was sponsored by No nonsense for this opportunity. All opinions are my own.

39 comments:

The Closet Shopper said...

Damn girl! You fine!

Love both outfits.

xo,
Tracy

Style Sud-Est said...

Those 2 coats are killing me so gorgeous!

Shybiker said...

Nothing enhances an outfit easier than good hosiery. Colored and patterned tights are my favorite choice. I haven't tried this brand before but, on your suggestion, will give them a try. Thanks!

Déjà Pseu said...

Love both of these outfits! That second jacket is just divine.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That leopard trim coat is meeeeooow! : )

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Willow said...

Ah, I love different coloured/patterned tights! Although sadly it's too hot right now to wear them! You look fantastic, and I'm coveting that leopard print hat.

jeanofalltrades said...

Lovely! I'm a fan of colorful tights in fall and winter but I haven't tried No Nonsense. I will. Affordable and fashionable should go hand in hand. Love your looks, especially the purple tights (but the faux-fur trimmed coat is darling).

señora Allnut said...

love specially your little hat and great accessories!, you look comfy and pretty and absolutely genuine!, that tartan shirt is a key piece and love that jacket and bag on your second outfit!
And I'm a huge fan of colorful tights!
besos

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Aww, I love your plaid/oval/belt/denim look, and the sweet, sweet coat with the satin bows!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I LOVE that second coat. Actually, I love the first as well.

And I can't believe both the tights and leggings are No Nonsense; I just associate them with panty hose!

Patti said...

I just love patterned tights - these are so cute! Love your gorgeous floral jacket too.

The Style Crone said...

The gorgeous headwear reinforces the theory that leopard print is a neutral. It looks great with both outfits and you will be turning heads at holiday parties. And love the leg wear!

fashionoverfifty said...

Love both these looks to death! And good to know about no-nonsense. I always need tights!

Heather Fonseca said...

This whole casual holiday party look is difficult for me. Don't get me wrong, I like your outfits, but I want to get dressed up! I went to a party this weekend wearing my new black dress and everyone went on and on about how glamorous I looked. I was the only woman wearing a dress, and even though it was a simple dress, it wasn't casual enough. Sigh.

GreenBean said...

The thing I like best about your style (and the reason I decided to start following your blog) is your pattern mixing ideas. Plaid and leopard= great look. Plus you're scoring extra points for being a fellow Seattlite now!

Kristy said...

I love the leopard trim coat! I haven't worn this brand of tights but I will give them a try.

Jenmarie said...

You totally pull this hat off! I've never tried one on like it before.

Tights at Walgreens? I never knew!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You always dress fantastic, but this is beyond fantastic. And the bag ...

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

You look absolutely amazing. Love love love the jackets!!

Lyosha said...

very cute outfit! great hat!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog
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Marla said...

Those coats are beautiful. I would love to have either one of those. Love that adorable leopard hat. It looks so cute on your.

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Super cute! x

Emalina said...

I've not heard of No Nonsense, are they a US brand? Looking great in both those outfits, love the fur touches!

thorne garnet said...

Sometimes I forget that legwear can be got at the drugstore. The choices look just as good as the department store. Love the jacket with the bows.

Serene McEntyre said...

Oh Bella! You look amazing in both of these looks...the styling is perfection! My favorite, however, is the second...the coat, the leggings, the hat; I'm completely feeling the whole thing!! LOVE it girly! Hugs to you! ~Serene

odysseyhome.com said...

Very festive!
The animal prints suit you very well.
I am ready for tights. I'd better hurry because our current two days of winter are almost over.

menopauselsupermodel said...

I want, no NEED both of your coats!! Stunning!!

I love no nonsense stuff-been wearing it for years!

Little-Hat said...

Lookin' sooooo good! :) Lovin' that hat!!

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

Vix said...

I'd sell my pets for that tapestry coat, it's seriously amazing! xxx

Luna Tiger said...

The second coat is beautiful !
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Miss Simmonds Says said...

I agree the coat is amazing, the matching leopard print hat and collar and fantastic! I would buy loads of those tights if I was in the US

miss donna said...

what would it take for you to share that hat with me?!

and i'll be sure to check out the selection of No Nonsense when i pass through Walgreens again.

Please may I? said...

Oh my.... Loving both of those coats they are A MA Zing....

X x

Sacramento Amate said...

Lovely tights, and absolutely in love with your jacket, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Rosalind said...

"The mullet approach" - I think you need to trademark that phrase as it's a great way to describe festive meets casual. ALso really enjoying both the jacket/leggings combination on you as well as the prospect of seconds. We'll be baking czech Christmas cookies this weekend so I'll definitely be looking out my elasticated waist bands!

Lynne DeVenny said...

J'adore! The second pair look like velvet pants. Sweet.

joyatri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I'm digging the tapestry coat along with everyone else.
I'll have to track down some mustard No Nonsense tights. I haven't thought about the brand in years. I used to buy them when they came in those orange plastic envelopes.

CityScape Skybaby said...

You look so cute in these outfits Rosebud and I love your approach to dressing. I too love leggings and jeans and plaid but they can be dull on their own so it's great to see how you've dressed them up to look more special. And that leopard print pill box hat is super cute on you. xx

Veshoevius said...

OMG! That tapestry coat is so gorgeous!

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