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Crushed Velvet

Button Down: thrifted   Cardigan: (thrifted) Gap   Leggings: c/o Romwe via Latexfashion   Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes   Rings: Forever 21   Earrings: Philippines

"Your outfit is like hipster...and gothic. I like it!"
That's what my friend Michael told me when I ran into him wearing this, and I like how he put it. These crushed velvet leggings do add a rather gothic touch to this look. 
Ha, in the photo above that would be my facial expression as the wind messed with my hair. It was really chilly outside, and as you can see, we got a little bit of snow in the night that stuck around. Only for a while though - and I'm actually quite thankful. I hate driving in snow! If it's snowing, I want to be able to enjoy it from the comfort of my couch, sipping on hot chocolate while lounging around in my pj's. That's the only acceptable way to appreciate a snow day. Haha, and perhaps a romp in the snow for a bit and some requisite activities of snow angels, snow ball fights, and building snowmen would be acceptable.
Anyway, these velvet leggings from Romwe are amazing. I know when my cursor hovered over the "Add to cart" button, I was hesitant. I mean, was I the kind of girl who would actually wear these things? I know plenty of bloggers that do - and totally rock them! But I wasn't sure I could.
Well, I'm hooked now. I love that I can be one of the few college girls around campus that has velvet leggings. Pretty sure I'm the only one, actually...haha, I mean, every single one of them wears their basic leggings almost every day, but they're not half as fun as this texture!
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I haven't been as "smiley" lately like I have been in my old posts. Probably because it felt too fake to force one. Well, the old Linda's starting to creep back, and it's a good feeling. The smiles are coming back :)
 I'm ready for new memories and want to continue growing and learning in this life!
So you ever go out shopping, and while waiting in line to buy your item, start checking out what the person in front of you is getting? Well, at Rue 21 the other day (and yes, found some fantastic stuff at even more fantastic prices), I couldn't help but notice the ginormous pile of thongs the lady in front of me was buying.
Not to be judgmental, but man, there had to have been about 30 of them! It was rather difficult not to feel awkward when I thought most of those could function more comfortably as necklaces or bracelets, not underwear! And of course, most of them were of a laughable nature (leopard print and hearts in hot pink). Ooh la la! xD

Haha, anyway, that's my little tid bit for today.
What do you think about the crushed velvet material?

PS: Oh, so guess who's done and survived her finals?
THIS GIRL!!!! OHHH YEAAAHHH!
(*insert screams of delirious relief and happiness*)

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exalts, and with my song I give thanks to him.
(Psalm 28:7)

50 comments

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I love different color and textured leggings. I think they're so much fun. Congratulations on completing your finals. I know that has to be a big relief. Now you can have FUN! LOL, I don't know what to say about the lady with the thongs. HaHaHa My face would've been beet red. >.<
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Mish Rendon said...

We definitely love seeing your smile back! Congrats on the exams. :) I actually wanted to get a pair of those leggings from Romwe. I might just get one now. Haha!


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Alita Claudia said...

Great velvet bottom! love the boots :D

renae said...

Linda! Yay! congrats on finals!!! i love THAT ring, omygosh---------

libys11 said...

congrats on the post exam success!! :D hahaha! yay! :D

love your leggings!!! they look so glam without overdoing the entire look!! :D chic ensemble!

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Kelly Ann said...

Gorgeous, I love your leggings - I have a similar pair from Madwell!

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czarianonuevo said...

Congrats you're done with your finals!! I guess, Christmas break officially starts for you :) I love your velvet leggings! the texture is unique and very nice!



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Katie Aman said...

Oh my, a couple of years ago I passed up a pair of velvet leggings on clearance at a store and I have regretted it ever since! I would love to find a pair again and I would snatch them up so fast. These look great on you and I love how you styled them! Bet they're warmer than traditional leggings too. And yay for finals being over! What a relief, huh?

Allison said...

Love the velvet leggings! Congrats on finishing your finals! I know that is a great feeling!
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FierceandFashionable said...

Great job surviving finals!! Love the flannel, my go-to right now! So comfy!
xo Michelle

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Chris Ed said...

Very stylish and comfy look! I love your leggings and shoes! kisses chris

Elana said...

I swear, you can pull off anything. I would never even think of velvet leggings, but they look amazing on you! And congrats on getting through finals! Hooray!

Ivi said...

i love your pants ... those are awesome!!! :-)

Ivy

Sandra Leiva said...

I love velvet!
Great outfit, dear <3

Katie Q. said...

Oh dear, where to start?

1) over 30 thongs in bright colors like that? Crazy! Thongs should only be beige, for those pesky dresses/skirts that ever with slips, you can still see colored panties/panty lines. (Obviously, my fashion rules are crazy. But pinks and leopard thongs just have no place in this world.)
2)Driving in snow is awful. Hate it. :P
3)Gothic hipster is just about the most awesome label ever! I'll have to agree with your friend, those leggings are a bit Gothic, but in such a good way. (And they look warm!)

Errr, I guess I should actually mention something about your outfit, but those leggings really are fun, they look so soft. And it's great to see you with a great big smile on your face! :)

Oh! Way to go on your finals as well!

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your shirt is gorgeous!! :)

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febrina utami putri said...

that legging is uber cool! and your boots too, i've been searching for the perfect boots to match my short leg :(

Megan said...

Glad to see your smile returning! It's too pretty to hide :)

Sam said...

Yay, congrats on being done with finals! Well done, so happy to hear you're feeling yourself again. Tartan and velvet - an ultra luxe got rock combination, love this!

Pop Champagne said...

haha your outfit does have the hipster feel to it today! congrats on you being done with finals!

Amanda said...

Totally agree with your friend about the description of your outfit =)

girlinthelens said...

Cute outfit! And congrats on surviving your finals :) x

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melissa said...

VELVET PANTS I LOVE IT!!! I do I really do.

melissa said...

VELVET PANTS I LOVE IT!!! I do I really do.

Hanna & Christel said...

you look beautiful, we love the top!

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Lorena said...

COngrats on your exams!
I don't think i have seen velvet leggings on ANYONE but you .... I don't feel leggings look good on me so I stay away from them but i do think they work for you.

Sam said...

Thanks for your fashion commentary today...I enjoyed reading your opinions on each one!

Ali Hval said...

LOL Linda I totally do the same thing and creep on whatever people are buying... I mean, I know sometimes I can buy some things that aren't super practical (fingerless gloves anyone? :D ;; ehehe) but some of the items out there that people will buy are ridiculous. Like how can that be comfy? hahaha.

Your hipster goth outfit is super rad. ;) Those velvet leggings are so coooool. And I like your super neat ring because it looks like a modern work of art... but it's a ring. CRAY CRAY

Mica said...

Glad you are feeling more like yourself and smiling again! Really like your textured leggings!

You had me confused for a bit talking about things - in Australia you wear them on your feet, flip flops = thongs!


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Mica said...

haha oh Linda I'm so tempted to just leave a one-word comment here to answer your question but I feel I would embarrass myself....


G-strings!


...

is what we call that type of undies :P I had to put the context in there or that would be your weirdest comment ever! :) Hope you're giggling as much as I am :)

Danny said...

love these velvet leggings, they're amazing!

Rory said...

AH LINDA! HAHAHAAH the thongs..that is hilarious. Love what you said about bracelets and necklaces. Thongs are pretty skimpy...and uncomfortable! But under leggings alone it's like...what else can ya do? Haha don't want panty lines!

anyways this is already probably the strangest comment ive ever left. Thongs. wow. who woulda thunk. BUT i do love those velvet leggings and how you styled them.
AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER TO SEE HAPPY LINDA COMING BACK! I MISSED HAPPY LINDA! GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK, FRIEND <3
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Ollyvia Laura Arnold said...

awesome style

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Joandy said...

love the legging, i was looking for one in velvet, it looks greaat on you with red plaid!!!

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The Chic Sheet said...

Cool combo ;)


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Kristen said...

I love those leggings! I also love when you know you have a piece that you will for sure stand out in, so that makes them even better!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

velvet and plaid! shuddup - love.
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Ellinor Forje said...

I like the shirt, it's very Bruno Mars and cool boots too. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

jamie said...

hooray for completing finals, babe! you are looking gorgeous as always <3 hope you are well darling!!

xx

Jessi said...

Congrats on making it through finals! And its good to see your pretty smile again:) I love these leggings! I love everything velvet. I've been wondering the same thing about being able to pull off velvet leggings, they look so cute on you! Maybe I'll have to give them a try..
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The Garage Starlets said...

Love the shirt!



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chocolatefashioncoffee said...

lovely outfit! love the shirt!

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Jessica Cai said...

love the crushed velvet pants and your top! xo jess
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Kym said...

It makes me SO so happy to hear that the old you is slowly making a return to smiling and happiness :) And I seriously lol'ed when I read about the fancy undies the girl in front of you was buying. I'll never understand the attraction to that style, but to each her own :)

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Ashley said...

Congrats on being done with finals! That is one of the best feelings in the world!! You look adorable, by the way. I've always loved the look of crushed velvet, but am always unsure of how to wear it. These leggings are the perfect way to rock this trend! I also love your ring...you always have the cutest jewelry!

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indie by heart said...

Cool leggings. :) I haven't had any velvet items in such a long time, I think when I was in kindergarten. Now it's surely back in style - and for us adults too ! ^^ Nice casual / comfy outfit.

Satu
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Sara said...

You totally are one of those bloggers who rock velvet leggings! Love it!!

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Alessandra Mazzini said...

Your velvet leggings are soo cool! Love it!

[ekiém] said...

Thank you honey ;>

Avi said...

You look wonderful and the leggings are for dying for. I wish I have a pair of them and with different colors <3 And I;m so happy, you are smiling <3 *applause*

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