Growing up, I always loved to feed the ducks at Wheeling Park. My animal obsession clearly began at an early age. I gave up meat for several years as a kid because I realized that bacon came from pigs and at that time I was campaigning for a pot belly pig of my own. I remember this particular park was full of animals. They had a mini zoo complete with strutting peacocks. So, it was sad to return to see that you aren’t even allowed to feed the ducks anymore. Now, it’s just kind of a pond with paddle boats… hardly the magical playland that it used to be…
earrings: random Soho street vendor, top: ISSI, jeans: Frankie B., clutch: vintage (mom), bracelets: it’s hard to tell, shoes: Steve Madden (I know!)
I’m ducking out now.
Though winter here hasn’t been much more than grey and rainy, I was able to catch a little bit of sun a couple of weekends ago.
I know coming hot off the heels of my Stylelist Q + A, this may seem like a “risky” outfit choice. Here’s the thing: I don’t hate leggings as a whole. I hate when girls wear leggings like they’re Levi’s. I’ve got a whole stack of leggings, but you better believe that unless I’m in the midst of a pilates class, my “assets” are covered when wearing them.
I love the sheer peach mixed with grey knits and grounded with a luggage brown boot. It’s a nice alternative to the standard black and brings a little bit of light (ness) to your most grey winter days.
Rule of thumb when deciding whether or not a shirt is long enough to be worn with leggings: Put your hands down to your sides. If the shirt reaches your fingertips, it should be okay. It’s kind of like the skirt/shorts rule in highschool. Use your head (and your eyes), your front pieces and bum should not be showing. Leggings, afterall, are not pants.
1. Equipment Major Blouse, $208, 2. Top Shop Ribbed Marl Leggings, $36, 3. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner (Peacock), $20, 4. Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color (Confidence), $16, 5. Kain Modal Silk Blend Tank, $85, 6. Alex & Ani 12 Assorted Expandable Bangles, $138, 7. Steve Madden Intyce Cognac Boots, $149.95