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The holidays are coming fast and what to wear while on your feet for hours at the office holiday party or that dinner you were invited too. A great pair of glittery flats will do the trick for the city girl on the go! You can leave the office and go straight to the party without swapping shoes. Or pull these babies out of a tote after swapping shoes like Mr. Rogers.
You can find them at every price point here are two pairs under $100!
This weekend I attended a fabulous gala for the Chicago Urban League. A lot of great Chicagoans were in attendance, and there were also so national treasures too. A girlfriend asked me to attend, and shockingly enough I did not have any gowns to wear. I used to be a pageant girl and had a full slew of evening wear at the ready to roll out at moments notice. I realized that the last party dress I had looked more after 9 than after 5. So I was on the hunt to either make something work in my closet or find something on the cheap. My outfit was a grand total of $35.16! Yeah, I know. I added it twice. Here is how you can get my after 5 look for less.
Continue reading to find out how to get this affordable evening look.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine. No nonsense tights and leggings can be found at food and drug stores as well as mass retail stores.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.
I can’t make it through fall and winter without tights. I have to keep a full drawer of them. The trend of the moment is bright colors, funky patterns, and even lace to make his heart race. (Yea, I said it, it is the single girl in me) I will wear tights daily and even under slacks on a chilly day in the city. Even my daughter has some sort of obsession with tights. It was a daily battle over the summer to get her NOT to wear tights in the summertime heat. What can I say, she is an old soul. The new line from No nonsense, is also and old soul with a new fresh face. I normally go for higher end brands, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I received. A great criss cross patterned pair courtesy of No Nonsense. I wore the tights the next day. I could not wait to test them out.
I was shocked that they were extremely comfortable, the opacity was great, and they even had a supportive tummy without cutting off my breathing. All these things matter to a girl who wants to look stylish. These are my favorite heels and they are not terribly high. The dress is by Design History, I bought it a couple of years back from Blue Fly. This was a great office outfit, and I will be wearing these cuties for awhile.
But on a dress down casual day, how do I test these No nonsense leggings? Well I will be honest. I am not a leggings fan. I don’t believe they are pants, like many of the college girls I encounter daily. I don’t like the trend of yoga wear as street wear. I tend to be a dressier dresser. My personal style statement even on the weekend is at minimum khakis. This past weekend I decided to give these leggings a whirl.
I paired these purple leggings with a Chambray shirt, Black Ballet flats. For a color, I wore my fleece vest, and jewelry. This came together as a casual outfit for errands and a day with the family!
(You can see how I put this outfit together on Pose.)
Now is the perfect time to give No nonsense a second look. They can be found in most major retailer or drugstore to find out to get a pair for yourself use this locator. I enjoy the leggings and will get some casual use from them. I fell in love with the tights. I will be wearing them often! I will grab a few more pairs to add to my collection.
Here is a easy way to rock a day to night look with just a quick change of your tights. This clever tip will double your wardrobe and we are all trying to get more out of our current closet.
Find your pair of affordable No nonsense tights and leggings here. I was sponsored by No nonsense for this opportunity. All opinions are my own.
You can also find them on Facebook.com/nononsense
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