Jan 18, 2012

Rules For Everyday Stockings






I am feeling very 1999, the year of Hit me baby one more time. I also feel a bit Beverly Hills 90210, something Brenda Walsh would wear when she was still trying to fit in? Whichever the case is, I am definitely stepping outside my comfort with this oversized blazer/coat and some knee-high stockings. The stocking are a first. It's a tricky thing to do ya know... Pair it with a wrong skirt and you will look like a Catholic School wannabe, wear it with the wrong shoes and people might feel the need to make it rain on you. I have learned a few lesson while I raided my closet to determine the perfect combo for these stocks. Since I try to be humble as much as possible, I am compelled to shared them with you:
Rule #1: When wearing with high heel boots, use a quasi sheer  tight underneath (mix of patterns is acceptable) so you keep it sophisticated and not sloppy
Rule #2: Unless you are going to a Halloween or Costume party, stay away from plaid, full pleated skirts. 
Rule #3: When wearing without tights... stick to some flat shoes. Ballerina-esque shoes might cause the stockings' appeal to be lost so choose some bolder shoes like oxfords, loafers, booties (western or military inspired).
Rule #4: When wearing with a tight, try to keep it in the same color scheme. Color blocking is better off with your top section or you might risk resembling a clown or Nicki Minaj (but hey... who am I to judge)
Rule #5: If you are more of a rebel when it comes to dressing up, ignore rules 1-4 :)

PS: I apologize for my lack of response lately. Apparently Panamanians living in the US got together and decided it would be fun to apply for passports all at the same time so the phones have been keeping me busy. I could risk applying my multi-tasking skills to the matter and do both, but I worry I might tell a client "I love that clutch paired with that sweater," or worse... "xoxo, Leslie!"

Dress- Ruche
Blazer- H&M (fall)
Shoes- ALDO
Stockings- ASOS
Rings- H&M, BCBG
Necklace- Unknown
Watch- Michael Kors
Bracelets- Charrioll, F21
Sunglasses- BCBG

68 comments:

  1. I wore thigh high socks today with leather shorts, but I love the different way you wore it! so cute

    xx



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  2. awwww pretty look! those socks are too cute :)
    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  3. WoW!!! I love this look!!!
    Perfect colour macthing and way you wear accessories.
    Definitely like your style, dear.

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  4. your dress with this blazer looks amazing!!!!
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  5. I love how you folded the cuffs of your dress into the sleeves of your trench coat, looks great!!!

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  6. Very nice dress & you did great with the stockings.
    BerryHaute

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  7. I love the whole vintage feel!! You own this outfit!! I love it!!

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  8. You are wearing these stockings really well! I hear you on the challenge pulling it off. The tips are great too, hahaha on the rule #5 :)
    You look very pretty in this outfit!
    Good luck!

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  9. I love your dress! Your outfit looks even more awesome with the socks, the tips are great too :)

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  10. Bloglovin and gfc, it is!

    Its no fun to play dress up alone! but I am feeling much better so it doesn't matter....killer shades!

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  11. i love your socks, sunnies and other everything! ahah perfect outfit!xoxo

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  12. I love this look, especially your blazer and your lovely dress.
    It's really a nice style.
    xx

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  13. I like that you're bringing high socks back! This is a very adorable outfit, your dress is so pretty. Those are some good rules to follow

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  14. love your outfit! you look lovely :))

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  15. Very nice outfit, and thanks for providing the rules;O) Drop by me too, soon.

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  16. I'm totally in love with this dress and blazer girl! Love your shades too :)

    xx,
    Jackie

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  17. I love this look - the color of the dress is awesome and the stockings with shoes look is so fun and romantic!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  18. I adore wearing over knee socks. Going to post a look wearing them in few days! I absolutely love your outfit here. The dress looks stunning on you!

    Btw beautiful, have you sent me your images for the magazine? I haven't received them yet :)

    p.s. Send them in the original size, so they will be bigger in the print.

    xxx

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  19. Buenos consejos!

    Me encanta el outfit, como siempre... El vestido es precioso!!!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  20. Me encanta tu outfit (lo voy a copiar un dia)y esas reglas para seguir que nos das, thanks!

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  21. I love the post!
    Amazing outfit and that jacket is soo beautiful :)

    XOXO
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  22. thank you for always stepping by my blog and commenting you are so sweet.
    i think your outfit is subtly sexy, a nice balance between preppy and sexy.
    and i agree with your rules on how to keep it classy.
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  23. HAHA ohh 1999 what a year! LOL!
    Love the outfit and tips!!
    You pull of the knee high look, i've been trying to figure out how to style them without making me look 4ft tall.. i'm really short!
    Such a cute outfit!

    xoxo, maria
    www.paintedREDDD.blogspot.com

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  24. You look great and I couldn't agree more with your tips on how to wear thigh highs! fab! x www.casualglamorous.com

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  25. Te sigo desde ya ,si no te importa.
    Un besote .
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  26. I love this outfit. I am still trying to perfect my look with knee high's.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  27. That coat is amazing, and I love love love your dress! <3

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  28. This outfit is great!!!! So 1990's with a bit of the 1970’s!! You forgot about the amazing movie clueless haha. You totally rocked this outfit, the dress is amazing, and so is the blazer. Not many people can pull off this look and girl you ROCKED IT!!

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  29. Hello Leslie,

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  30. Great post, loved the rules!

    xxx
    Daria

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  31. Great post, these rules will definitely come in handy! I really love your dress and coat, you have great style :)
    km-iamyou.blogspot.com
    x.

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  32. I never felt comfortable wearing knee-high stockings, but you look great!
    Oh, and I loved the tips!
    :)

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  33. Love it! You look so cute!

    xo Jennifer


    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  34. I love the way the pattern from your dress peeks out underneath the coat! Great look!

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  35. I really love the way you wore the knee highs. I never think about wearing them - but I really like that you paired them with tights. Super cute look!

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  36. Hola preciosa! Me encanta tu look! El vestido es una belleza! Nena tienes un tag en mi blog!
    Besitos

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  37. I wear mine with crazy boot heels! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch, I love finding new blogs! xoxo

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  38. Great look darling, amazing blazer and adorable dress!
    xoxo

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  39. I love love love this look! Love how you've rolled up the sleeves of the dress over the blazer!

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  40. You're in DC?! Come to the meet up next week at Madewell! There are so many things abt this outfit that I LOVE <3 Mainly that dress is fantastic & paired with the stockings too cute!

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  41. that dress is gorgeous! loving the coat over it too, so stylish!:)

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  42. Haha this is so 1999 but still modern! Good luck with your clients, and don't worry about multi-tasking! Also I love these rules and the last one to ignore them if you want haha

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  43. i love your dress a lot... it's so chic and the print and colors are perfect. i think it goes well with the blazer too.

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  44. Hi Leslie, following you back and looking forward to your posts.
    Have a great weekend!

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  46. this is fabulous!! thanks so much for tips on wearing stockings. I love the mix of retro, polished, and glam all in this look!! the print is AMAZING, and I love all of your accessories!

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  47. Love for the outfit! Looks super cute!!

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    so nice!! :D
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  49. In love with the shirt dress and the boyfriend blazer as well! This outfit rocks ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  50. I absolutely adore your dress. There is nothing Brenda Walsh about you, you look great.

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  51. I love that whole outfit, it's sooo adorable, ohmygosh. I love that dress by itself, but with the socks and the shoes, it's super cute. I think you achieved a lovely look :)

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  52. aww!!pretty photos!! ;D
    I like your blog! its so nice!!♥
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  53. LOVE your rules, and I think you pulled this off magnificently! It can definitely be difficult to pull off the thigh highs without breaching school girl/ slut territory ;)

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  54. love the dress with the thigh highs. very Clueless

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  55. woow love it!!

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  56. Perfect outfit!
    I love the socks with this beautiful shoes!
    xx

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  57. franks for your sweet comment but it's not me on those picture it's one of my friend , haha , it's true she really has amazing hair !! i follow you back xx
    ps : i love this outfit

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  58. omg! Love it! Dress with blazer looks amazing!

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