Last year around this time my friend Becky, who is lives dangerously on the cutting edge of style, debuted these awesome “fancy” leggings with little gold zippers dressing up her ankles.
I was pretty taken with them. But when I stopped by the boutique next door to her house to pick up my own, sadly they didn’t have my size in the right color and I never followed up with much heart. But I’ve rued the day I gave up on them ever since. Like when I take what was previously a cute mini dress out of my closet and find that it has become a shirt (tunic at best), I’ve been saddened over and over again that I missed out on those zippered darlings.
Actually, it turns out I didn’t. I just haven’t been scouring Shopbop on a daily basis for the last 6 months, which means I’m totally out of the loop when it comes to fall fashion. (Side note: this has been immensely satisfying. It feels so good not to NEED to shop. Even if it’s because nothing fits me).
I bought mine at Tucci in San Diego. I was pawing through the sale racks looking for large sizes of cute things that at 70% off I could justify as a pregnancy necessity, all but ignoring the lovely regular people clothes. And then I saw them. THE ZIPPER LEGGINGS! A whole stack of XS with one lonely size M at the bottom, clearly waiting just for me and my ever larger belly. HALLELUJAH!
If you are even remotely on board with the leggings thing, pregnant or not, you’d best be purchasing a pair of these. If you do happen to be pregnant, they sit low and have a nice wide waist band that’s been perfectly comfortable so far.
And now the second part of this post. As I was lost in the world of designer leggings this morning, I discovered something curious. Something I NEVER in 1 million years would have considered up until pregnancy. Denim leggings?
Could they actually fit and look cute with a long shirt/tunic/mini dress? They have an elastic waistband which gives me hope. I never thought I’d be so excited about elastic. But I’m scared to order them. Has anyone tried these on? So intrigued.
Happy weekend. Please don’t spend 2 hours lost on the internet looking at fancy leggings like I just did.