Fringe Benefits

Leilanni Land fringe necklace, Forever 21 gauze tunic, liquid leggings, Forever 21 rings, Charles David booties

Proof that patience pays off in the end when it comes to shopping trends – I had been lusting over the leather legging trend for a while now–since winter, actually, when they’re actually more practical–but could never dream of affording real leather pants. I wrote about resin-coated denim as a great alternative, and bought a great pair by James Jeans which I need to have hemmed before they can debut on PSS. But then I spotted these liquid leggings on Victoria’s Secret website, and for $42 they are such a great alternative to genuine leather. And vegan friendly, if that’s your thing.

The only downside? They’re HOT in 100°+ temperatures! I just had to pair them with this gauze-y tunic I’ve had for a while now…so admittedly, I changed right out of them the minute this outfit shoot was over. They were great all day before that, though, indoors! 🙂

I finally bought myself a fringe necklace by Leilanni Land. Totally a statement, and totally got me some attention both entering and exiting the Eclipse movie (which, by the way, was full of jaw-jutting, and moody, sullen stares – I loved the books but KStew is just a terrible, terrible actress!).

One of my new favorite lipstick purchases (shall I do a favorite lipstick roundup post? let me know in the comments!) is L’Oreal’s British Red. It has hints of blue in it which makes teeth look whiter, a must for any red lipstick, on any skin tone in my opinion!

I tucked my leggings into my booties for a seamless look. Who needs thigh-high boots??

Here’s a fun little video of the shoot, I hope you like it! Should I keep doing these for outfit posts? Let me know in the comments section! Music: Frou Frou – Shhh

And, just for Pretty Shiny Sparkly readers, since I loved my necklace purchase so much, Leilanni Land is extending a $5 off offer code “PRETTYSHINY” – just enter it at checkout and the $5 discount will be refunded to you after the purchase. How sweet it is!

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  • Everytime I hear "Shhh" from Frou Frou, I'm instantly transported to my sophomore year of college. Oh the memories. LOVE the necklace.

  • Cute look but omg you must have been hot! I've got my liquid leggings on the shelf starring at me until fall 🙁 LOVE the lipstick. I just bought a great super red shade by NARS, so my vote is yes to the lipstick round up post! Annnnnd, I agree – I think KStew is a poor actress – glad I'm not the only one!

  • Love the outfit! Can totally see how you couldn't stand the outdoors in those leggings, though! It's friggin hot here!!! I am totally looking into some of those leggings for winter!! -Meg @ oisme.blogspot.com

  • yes to the lipstick post suggestion!! as lovely as the outfit is those leggings look painful to be wearing in this heat …. love the booties btw!!

  • ooo gosh and me love that song!! miss our music sharing days, old roomie =)

  • Natalie

    That shade looks so great on you! Reds intimidate me! Actually, all lipstick intimidates me!

  • When I first saw your outfit I thought the necklace was part of the shirt. That is really cool! Love the VS leggings. VS rocks! I have to say my favorite part about the outifit is your rings.
    YES, do a lipstick post. 🙂

  • Tina

    Great gauze tunic! I've been looking for something long to wear with my own black leggings, so that would totally work for me. Love the outfit and the great fringe necklace.

  • I love your necklace and Rings!!

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  • Love the outfit, the shoes are fabulous.

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  • Like the video. It makes the outfit move.

  • I love the fringe necklace! And yes to the lipstick post.
    I'm a big fan of NARS Jungle Red, but I recently bought N.Y.C's Retro Red and it's a great drugstore purchase.

    http://www.the-beauty-beat.blogspot.com

  • I too have been watching and wanting the leather legging look…once I get bold enough, I'm sure I'll try my hand at styling a look with a pair! Loving all aspects of your outfit. The necklace IS eye catching…and the booties are great. I checked out Leilanni's esty site and seriously considering my own fringe necklace 🙂

    Maritime Shopaholic

  • LOVE this look! That necklace is amazing and the lipstick looks gorgeous.

  • LOVE the fringe necklace. It is captivating.

  • @InStyle a substitute for the Givenchy tank u love: fringe necklace seen on @prttyshnysprkly http://prettyshinysparkly.com/fringe-benefits/

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  • […] been able to manage trying out the look because I lack a pair of leather pants. Sure I have the wet-look leggings and my resin-coated black jeans, but I haven’t managed to get my hands on a pair of truly […]