When I first find an item that I know holds its roots in high fashion, I try to learn about it. Mostly because I am a nerd, but also because I appreciate the art and design that goes into creating high end fashion pieces.
After a few years of this obsession of mine, I’ve picked up on a few things. One is that the quote in the Devil Wears Prada about how Oscar de la Renta showed cerulean gowns and then the color eventually trickled down into ‘affordable’ fashion… it’s entirely true. Sort of obvious when you think about it. The other things? Keep reading. I’ll spill my secrets eventually.
So when I received the request for black leather leggings, I admit my first thought was Kim Kardashian. It’s all she wears after having Kanye tellin’ her he was gonna let her finish but not before she slapped some leather leggings on. Days later, everyone began kopying Kim and her fabulous black leather leggings.
While we would all love to have the $698 Alice + Olivia leggings that Victoria Beckham made an everyday item several years ago, my credit card shutters at the thought. So for a surprisingly cheap $15.40 from the Kardashian Kollection at Sears (original $22), you can buy a second pair for your boy toy and be twinsies like Kim and Kanye.
I just hope these leggings aren’t the reason why the world is going to be getting a Kimye in about six months.
Kardashian Kollection at Sears leggings, $15.40 (currently on sale, original $22)
Another option – Nordstrom $38
Kardashian Kollection at Sears Leggings – http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_075VA10175701P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kispla=075VA10175701P&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=30-103537887-2
Nordstrom option $38: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mimi-chica-faux-leather-leggings-juniors/3343679?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=mimi_chica_faux_leather_leggings_%28juniors%29:582653&cm_pla=bottoms:women:stirrup/legging&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:ad=12528041873&mr:adType=pla&mr:filter=23001212753&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=F73B0010-AEF3-E111-9A4A-90E2BA0278A8&origin=pla
Alice + Olivia via Bergdorf Goodman $698:
Apologies for the lengthy hyperlinks. Still figuring out this blog thing… Happy shopping!