Happy Friday! It’s been a pretty long week for me, so I am definitely ready for the weekend. Anybody got anything fun planned?
(BTW, yesterday the weather was so nice in ATL, but only because there was a tropical storm brewing, and now…THE THUNDER! Thunder and lightning freaks me out like no other… always has, but THIS SOUTHERN THUNDER is no joke! I’ve been in ATL over a year and I’m still not used to it. It sounds like the sky is caving in. Sheesh.)
Anyway…Style Me Friday. LOL! It was about 75 degrees, and while I was planning on using a look submitted by my girl KoKo, I couldn’t resist the urge to bust out a little bare leg action. It’s been so long! So, I went with a look submitted by Prissy instead. When Prissy and I visited the Tanger Outlets back in November, she was kinda surprised when I bought these Nikes. I mean, of all the things to spend my gift card on, tennis shoes? YES! I told her that I planned on really wearing them, and she said “Like really wear them? Like you would post an outfit with tennis shoes on your blog?” and I said “Hell yeah…with a skirt! It’s gonna be really cute. Trust me!” LOL, and here we are! Fast forward to February, and my sneakers still hadn’t made their debut (although I have worn them A LOT!) Well, Prissy fixed that, didn’t she?
As usual, I made some changes to my look based on my style and my closet. I went with a running shoe instead of a high-top sneaker. This style is actually much more flattering for my legs because they don’t cut me off above the ankles (I’m not a model afterall…I’m short!). I also swapped out the gold belt for a long chain. I do have a gold belt, but I wasn’t feeling it when I tried it on. The chain seemed like a more appropriate accessory the sporty chic vibe I was trying to achieve. Lastly, I topped everything off with my trust-dusty jean jacket because…well, I am just not gonna walk around in the middle of the day wearing a body-con dress. I mean, I’ll wear stilettos anytime, anywhere, but a body-con seems a little overkill. LOL!
“Sporty Chic” is actually one of the top trends for Spring 2012. Sporty pieces from sneakers to windbreakers to baseball caps and visors were shown on the spring runways! And these Isabel Marant sneaker wedges are a celebrity fave (Bey even wore them in her “Love on Top” video.” I say the key to pulling off this trend is to really just own it! Add those sporty pieces to your otherwise girlie ensemble as you would any other unexpected accessory. As with all trends, your execution shouldn’t be too literal. You don’t wanna look like you’re actually headed to the powderpuff field, if you know what I mean. LOL!
Oh, and by the way, Fab totally approves of this outfit. LOL! Go figure…
Would you wear tennis shoes? With a dress? LOL