city chic


skirt/ombre tights: target, sweater: ralph lauren, cardigan: club monaco, shoes: jessica simpson, necklace: whiteflash.com

so i geared this whole outfit around the ombre tights, which i picked up from target for under $2 bucks... score! i was a little unsure on how to wear them, but figured to go all black to show off the tights.. with a bandage mini (also from target), and an old cashmere sweater that i've had for about 5 years, the cardi is new... purchased with a gc i got for my bday, and the shoes were given to me from a friend whose feet are even smaller than mine... her loss, my lucky gain. being a lil recessionista? definitely. which leads me to this new book i got in the mail the other day, nina waldorf's 2nd edition of City Chic...

city chic - the modern girl's guide to living large on less
seriously the motto i live by... i'm quite the bargain hunter.. and very price conscious.. i don't mind digging or mess as long as i can find a good deal. and i don't mind hand me downs.. shopping in mom's closet? yes! the guide varies from thrifty tips for furnishing your apt (like going 'dumpster diving' for goods) to cooking, to saving monies on the upkeep of your hair as well as fashion tips.. i kind of wish i had this book back when i was in college or even immediately after.. i could have definitely used it! but there are definitely some good tips that i can still use today! i mean, especially with the economy... living large on less.. should be everyone's motto!
so check it out!

i hope everyone's having a great week! mine's been a bit hectic...

-issa

44 comments:

  1. those ombre tights are fantastic...i need a pair!

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  2. so adorable ...I only wish the ombre tights were dark at the top and light at the bottom in all the colors they make ...I mean we all don't have super skinny legs and to highlight the biggest part, for me, wouldn't be hot ...lol.

    They look fantastic on you though!

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  3. cute tights... i'm totally digging them right now too.

    I have a pair of ankle socks that I don't know what to pair them with...

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  4. ZOOOM! I freaking LOVE LOVE LOVE your tights darling!

    I didn't even know they were ombre at first (just thought it was the lighting) but I was gonna comment on them anyway. Fab! Wish we had Target in Canada (though they did buy out our "Zellers" store so maybe we will soon? Fingers crossed!)

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  5. Ombre generally annoys me, but man it looks fantastic on those tights!

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  6. I love Ur full black combo! Perfect and chic! U are so beautiful!

    xoxo: Janet

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  7. I've been dying for those ombre tights ever since they showed up on blogosphere. Target's changed their shipping prices to Hawaii, boo. BUT our first two Target stores open tomorrow! Target just so happens to be my second job; I don't work in apparel, so I'll have to mosey on over tonight to see if we're carrying them.

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  8. ombre tights! i'm in love and must find myself a pair. fab look issa. :)

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  9. cute work outfit ;)
    love the tights..I should check out target more often..!
    :*

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  10. I am loving those tights....off to Target I go! Maybe I can wear them with my new grey skirt with pockets that is on its way:)

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  11. It's amazing how simple things look completely gorgeous on you *.*
    great outfit, as always!
    xx

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  12. i love that outfit, the tights are lovely!

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  13. Wow, I haven't seen these tights before--they look gorgeous on you and with the outfit...ooohh, now I want a pair!

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  14. OMBRE TIGHTS? OMBRE TIGHTS! I AM DYING! I need a pair right now!! ugh. =/ They are gorgeous and you totally rock them issa!

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  15. I'm so loving the tights! and they are under $2? OH, only at Target! I so wish we had Target here in Toronto!

    xoxo
    Mimi

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  16. Those tights are fantastic and you look amazing in them! I wish they were available at my local Target, but I haven't seen them.

    I actually have City Chic. I think I bought it when I was in college. It's very recessionista-friendly.

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  17. hope to see yall there tmrw night!

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  18. wow, those tights are great! can't believe they were under $2. and i must check out this book. it sounds really useful.

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  19. I love this look and the pictures...great background.

    xoxo
    Stephanie
    www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

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  20. Great post!
    I love your outfit..=)
    You look fab on it..Keep on writing and posting..
    I hope you could put my blog link in your site.I would really appreciate it..;D
    Have a nice day.

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  21. love the outfit and love the book even more!!! I've read it so many times, it's all worn out...lol

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  22. I love how you paired your ombre tights. So cute!

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  23. Those tights are so fantastic!! And I'll definitely be having a quick browse of the book.

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  24. Fabulous look, I! And the book sounds great!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  25. I just blogged about your skirts...check it out:)

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  26. Oh my gosh.

    I ADORE this outfit to no end!! Those ombre tights are a must have now!! =]

    And Vaseline simply makes your lashes glossy, darker, and seem longer. It just eliminates having to go through mascara, chemical stuff getting into your eye, clumping, etc. =] haha

    xoxo,
    La C.

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  27. Looking so adorable my dear, those ombre tights really make it.

    xoxo

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  28. Those tights are so cool, such a nice touch to the whole outfit.
    In times like these, the City chic guide would come in really handy!

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  29. Ooooh I like how you worked the tights! So classy :) Think I'll check out the book too

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  30. oh them legs. they are loooooooooooooooooong

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  31. Hey Issa:) I'm wearing your grey pocket skirt today and posted it on my blog!

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  32. Awesome tights! Gotta check out that book...

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  33. I love those tights! I have seen them before but wasn't quite sure how to pull the look off. Good job! =]

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  34. I love the all black look on you!

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  35. love the all back with the slight contrast of the tights.
    so gorg!

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  36. I love the tights, they almost look like they fade in color. Gotta check out that book, too =)

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  37. you are killing me with the tights! I need to go back to Target to find me a pair.

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  38. i like the tights!!! loving it.

    where can i get it? :))

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