Monday, 2 March 2015

OOTD - Faux Leather Leggings


Joyous Celebrations!  The weather in Toronto increased to a near-tropical -4 degrees Celsius this weekend, and I couldn't contain my excitement.  Nothing makes me happier than wandering around the city, so wander I did this weekend and it felt amazing.  During my walk I got to test out my new Aritzia Daria faux-leather leggings, and I have to say - I think I'm in love!  I've been eyeing these babies for months and months now, and am glad I decided to pull the trigger.  The faux-leather on these leggings is of such high quality and they're surprisingly wearable, even for daytime.  As someone who wears black as a bottom the majority of the time, it's nice to have some variety.  

Faux-Leather Leggings - Aritzia, Overcoat - Aritzia
Knit Scarf - Zara, Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli


Word of caution for these leggings: I've been told that they stretch.  For that reason I got the most snug size that I could get my stems sausaged into.  They've already started to stretch, so I'm really glad that I sized down.



What are your thoughts on leather leggings?  Are you into them, or do you they that they're too much for daytime?

xo Joëlle
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  1. Definitely daytime appropriate! Love these leggings...I can't seem to find a good faux leather pair that fit just right. I may need to check them out!

    xx gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.blogspot.ca

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    1. Definitely check them out! I had tried one numerous other pairs at different stores, and these ones just seem to fit the best.

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  2. Fantastic outfit!! I've always liked the look of faux-leather or leather leggings...but I'm always afraid to pull a Ross from Friends hahaha. "The lotion and the powder have made a paste!"

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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  3. Oooh I love the leather leggings look, I really want a pair myself though I'm not sure they would look as nearly as good ;)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You could definitely pull them off - if not better!!

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  4. Love 'em! Day or night. I'll have to try these Aritzia ones - they look super comfy :) Thanks for sharing!

    xo A
    www.curatedbyamy.com

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    1. Definitely give them a try, Amy! I was so reluctant to purchase them, but am super glad that I did!

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  5. This outfit is so pretty!! Love your photos and blog.

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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  6. Love these, wear them all of the time!!!

    Xx Sylvia
    http://fixintothrill.com

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  7. Love the outfit and the background!! Haha Glad to see you're sticking to your blogging goals about that white wall. :) xxx

    What Makes Mary || Mary xx

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    1. YES! Thanks for noticing Mary, I'm so loving the variety of backgrounds as opposed to just a white wall.

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  8. Hi I was wondering about the sizing of these leggings? What's your normal jeans size and what leggings size did you then go with? Thanks!

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  9. I'm 5-3 or 5-4, 135 pounds. I wear a 6 on average, sometimes 4 or 8 depending on the store. I would say my legs are a smidge short. Taking the stretching into account, what size do you think? Trying to convince myself to spend $100+ as opposed to $20-40

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    1. Hmmm - it's hard to say because although you want these leggings to fit nicely right off the bat, they do stretch after a few wears. I would say to size down other then up, but not too much. The legs are a little long, but are very easily tailored. Hope that helps!

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  10. Can I ask how tall you are, what size you normally are and what size you got the leggings in? I would buy two and return one but it's an expensive purchase.

    Do you have any experience with less expensive leather leggings? Ann Taylor, Express or anything in that vein? I wouldn't go super cheap but curious about the mid-range ones.

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    1. I'm 5'2 if that helps. I don't have a lot of experience with other brands in faux-leather leggings, but the Aritzia ones are extremely comfortable.

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  11. Do they slide down or get baggy around the 'crotch' area? I have a cheap pair and they're always sliding down my legs and waist, I'm constantly pulling them up, and they get super baggy.

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  12. The leggings look really cool and stylish. Sadly, it won’t be of much use to me as the weather is usually quite hot here so I’d have a hard time wearing those leggings. That’s why I usually buy loose fitting work out leggings instead of tight ones for my exercise sessions as well.

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