Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fashion advice?

I need some help...pronto! lol

We are spending more time in Florida and I am trying to adapt my wardrobe and come up with some different outfits.


This is one of my favorite knit tops (detail below)


and you’ve seen me wear it before. (here with my sweet mother in law!)


But how would it look with a black skirt? I just bought this skirt at Dillard’s and it is really comfortable enough to wear for every day.


Now the REAL question...what do I wear on my white legs?! I don’t have a tan yet so I’m not sure I should go ‘bare legs’!

If I were in a cooler locale, I could wear tights but what do you think I should wear here? If I wear hose....what color? Black or beige? I will be wearing black flats not sandals.


I know with all the horrible news and tragedy in the world right now, this is not really important but it’s something I would ask my girlfriends.... so here I am!

Hope your day is good. It’s beautiful here today and with my closet organized, I’m ready to improve my wardrobe! HELP!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi There...
Like the skirt and black shoes with savy in Canada you can buy tan towels at the drug application before you go to bed and presto...tanned legs in the morning...three applications and you have a full tan in about three days. I love them and now I don't wear much better and safer than the old way of tanning...Hope that helps...Tamara

Kristy said...

I'd say skin colored/beige hose ... if you do black it would probably be too much. Although I'm sure if you're uber brave wearing just about anything is cool as long as you act like it's the newest and bestest thing to wear! haha :)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

You are on holiday! SO! Unless you're going to the 'club' or something, leave the hose in your bags. You want to be comfortable, don't you?

Kaila said...

What's the occasion?

If I were trying to look a bit "dressed up," I would wear the black skirt with a "spiffy" blouse. Either the blouse or the handbag would have color. For such an occasion, I would wear natural pantyhose. (I hate the bare legs look except for the beach. My legs are too wrinked. hee hee)

More casual? I would wear the sweater with the skirt and the shoes. Again, I think bare legs look yucky, so if I were not wearing beige/natural pantyhose, I would use a faux tan products on my legs. I still would like to see some color, if possible, some place on the outfit.

While I really dislike pantyhose (such torture when it is warm), pantyhose prevent blisters and damage to the inside of your shoes.

Enjoy your day. I love playing dress-up.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I would go bare naked hose. Love that top!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Well, I'll relate what I've been told by the experts on this fashion topic Keep in mind the weather is always the deciding factor. When wearing a black skirt it is to be paired with black tights or black hose. Black (Only) boots or closed shoes. If you want to go with opened toe sandals, a self tanner would be a good consideration, especially in covering the sun deprived legs.
Remember you can always pull color in or change a look by accessorizing. Add jewelry with a punch of color. Maybe a scarf for a casual daytime look or a pashmina for an evening formal.
I've no doubt whichever ensemble you're going to look "fabulous!"
Sweet wishes,

Anonymous said...

Well I would go bare legs and or get some bronzer to put on the legs.

Janet said...

I'm so NOT the person to give out fashion advice!! My wardrobe mostly consist of jeans and tees!

Jans Gourds said...

I am with Janet. I am a very causual type dresser and person. I say wear what is going to make you feel good about yourself and you will be comfortable. Unless you are trying hard to impress anyone imparticular, I would dress for myself and the love of my life. Unfortunately, the love in my life always says to wear what ever make you comfortable and he always makes me feel like I made the perfect choice. So, What do you think that you should do. I say toss the panty hose if it is daytime. We are who we are. I have earn every wrinkle I have and fortunately they aren't on my legs.

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

i saw black... you are so cute!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok....Polar fleece tights says this COLD FL chica!

Other than that no panty hose...don't worry about your legs...or do what we floridians do...spray tan ;)

stay warm!!

jen said...

i vote for the black tights. i'm not a big fan of nude-colored hose unless they are old-fashioned and have back seams in them! said...

Black tights I would go for if I wasn't happy with my pale legs! I have tagged you over on my blog, I hope you don't mind! suzie. xxx

lila said...

I like the tanning towel idea!
Having worked in retail lately, I noticed that no young women are wearing hose ( sad--- almost the end of an industry! The hosiery companies have to do leggings, footless tights, tights. and a reduced supply of sheer hoseiry!)
Anyway since you are in a warm area, I would go for the fake tan until I got a real one!

Jacqueline said...

I vote for your pretty bare legs...all natural girl, all natural! Beauty is deep! Besides, what would a Queen do I ask?

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, all your things look great to me. I don't do the tan thing even though I am native to Florida so I wear neutral hose. I know hose aren't popular anymore but I pretty much do my own thing anyway. Ha.

I love black and most times you will catch me in black dress pants or jeans.

Your top is adorable.

Barb ♥

Freckled Hen said...

I say fishnet tights and bright red lip stick. You know I am teasing! I think neutral hose are good, especially with those lovely shoes. I love the detail on your top, too. You have good taste!

Doreen said...

I say bare naked legs..who cares if they are white..they will get some color the more you put them out there ;)

Hugs, Doreen

Cozy Little House said...

Sorry, girlfriend, but this is way out of my element. A person can ask me about decorating and gardening and I feel fairly astute about those subjects. But I'm so not fashionable when it comes to clothing!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

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Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

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Kelee Katillac said...

Black or even chocolate brown tights could be good!
Love your shirt too!

Thanks for your kind was so nice for you to pop by again --I have missed you! And for me to be here again!

love, kelee

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Wow there's lots of good advice in here.

I really think that top will look cute with a skirt and those shoes. I say no to hose but that is because I, myself refuse to wear them. Of course when I wear skirts I'm also usually wearing tall boots!

arty said...

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And an early Happy Birthday for next week :)

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Velva said...

The outfit is adorable. Perfect for Florida.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

In our everyday lives, things like this are important because they make each day "normal" and "good" and right now I think we need that.
I loved the birds (we have mostly plain brown house wrens here in Southern California. Nothing special.
Those shoes are just darling. I love flats and I love black.
I would probably wear nylons (if I HAD to) in a nice natural tan. Dressier, then black or even tights for winter weather when it is cold.
CUTE skirt! I can't wear them anymore as my legs have been swelling so badly and I am self concious about it.
HUGS! :)