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Party Tights

Jessica Wagner

Statement Stockings

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house; Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The holidays are here and along with them the most festive of galas. I have number of Christmas celebrations to attend this season, (one of them being the Nutcracker Ballet -- I can’t wait!) all will be complete with my favorite leg wear – statement stockings.  

Getting glammed-up is a part time hobby of mine! While I adore a good party dress I abhor being cold. The best way to keep warm in a twilrly dress is with an extra layer to protect your exposed limbs.

While tights can be practical they can also be styling accessory. I first introduced Berkshire tights (here.) Today, in collaboration with Lipton Publicity, I want to break down a few striking options for a wintery-wonderland look.

FISHNET

From street-style, to the runway, to Instagram, fishnets have gone from being “tights” to a full out "it" layering piece that's completely versatile. Not only have these stockings been worn under everything from skirts to jeans to shorts, but fishnets have found their way to becoming a defining trend of 2017 (as seen here, and in nude form here.)

Fishnets are a great way to add some texture with a subtle touch. You can elevate your fishnets with a bright color or stay black – creating an even more dramatic look with this print. Check out this post here for a sweet pair of thigh-highs that bring about the holiday magic!

Drawing inspiration from the Christmas classic "A Christmas Story" –a FRAGILE leg lamp– complete with a full skirt and a little fringe, (glow of electric sex!) just add an elegant stiletto heel and you’re Yuletide {and party} ready.

Bandana embroidery done locally by Jones & Co. She has an amazing selection of items and can embroider anything you bring her way! Would make such a cute Christmas gift!


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SLIMMING
"Get Skinny" Microfiber Shaping Tights

Get skinny in some slimming opaque tights for a full coverage look that also offers support. These will allow room for seconds of dessert and also come in a microfiber for the real cold temps to help you stay warm and cozy.

These go perfect under any little black party dress. I love how Berkshire makes their tights super soft but they don’t sag or bunch up. It’s a smooth look - flattering under a skirt or even under cropped ankle slacks. You want your tights to fit properly, and Berkshire has options for every size and shape. This slimming style is seriously comfortable. Lets's be real, no one wants to be walking around like a penguin with their legs glued together, plus they breathe. (YAY!)

I found this pair easy to slide into. I even put mine on standing up, not horizontal on the bed! A good set of shape-wear tights will hit the right places and show off the contours of the leg. This is a great option for a natural and slender look, in any shade.

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SHEER ANKLET

Another look I have been attempting to master is the heels + socks. It’s a little tricky to get just right, but I found a great way to experiment with this look is with sheer anklet socks.

You can see a sheer set of tights I styled with Hunter boots last winter here, and a dainty dot pair here, but what's fun abut these socks is their charm - a slight cuff and ruffled anklet make for a simple and sweet look. 

I can not tell you how long I’ve wanted to pull-off this combo, but you know how it usually goes?Either you don’t have the right shoes, or you don’t have the right socks or it’s not the right time. Well, now the stars have finally aligned and I did it (or so I think!) Classic turned into an eccentric statement.

Try sheer socks with a pair of heels to avoid a blister, or add some protection to your feet. I played it rather safe with the simple black, but I have a drawer full of stockings that I envision charming combinations of sandals and socks. (Glitter! Stars! Tulle!) Perhaps this will be the year. Until then, if you are looking for a new way to style you socks or want to add a little style without a full tight, give it a try and be sure to share you looks with me!

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Outfit Details:
Fishnet Tights - Style 8010: Berkshire c/o
"Get Skinny" Microfiber Shaping: Berkshire c/o
Sheer Anket Socks - Style 6753: Berksire  c/o

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DIFF - Charitable Eyewear

Jessica Wagner

Autumn Shades

Together we can make a DIFFERENCE

I am so happy to support DIFF Eyewear. You guys know my affinity for sunnies and these are seriously the tops. You may have seen me post about DIFF in the past (here and here.)

For every pair of sunglasses sold, DIFF donates a pair of reading glasses to someone in need! 

DIFF creates chic sunglasses that stand up for greater good. I am all about rallying for a cause! They have a grand selection designer options in effortless and affordable styles.  

I have been styling these cat-eye mirror shades to add a bit of glamour to my bundled up fall layers. I love that they can hide my tired eyes from early mornings // late nights. They seriously give me mega-confidence!

Sophisticated, stylish, and just in time for the holidaysDIFF is running their biggest sale ever! Starting Thanksgiving evening through Cyber Monday purchase a pair of sunglasses and help DIFF continue to do good in the world! 

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>> Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales <<

Buy One Pair, 30% off

Buy Two Pairs, 40% off

Buy Three Pairs, 50% off  



A PAIR OF READING GLASSES MIGHT SEEM INSIGNIFICANT, BUT IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD IT’S OFTEN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POVERTY AND PROSPERITY.
— SHERRY GRIGSBY, FOUNDER EYES ON AFRICA

This is one of the biggest sales DIFF has ever run, no code needed! (Excludes new styles and licensing.) Make a difference today! Wishing you all a happy and peace-filled Thanksgiving!

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Outfit Details:
Sunglasses: DIFF Charitable Eyewear Becky BLACK + FLASH GREY GRADIENT LENS c/o

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Endless Summer

Jessica Wagner

SWIM WEAR: PART TWO

Happy 3-day weekend! I can't believe August is over. We are lake-bound to soak up every last minute of the warm weather. There are plenty of sunny days ahead, which means ample opportunity to show off that end of summer glow.

As follow-up to this post on how to find that perfect suit, I’m going to say so long to summer by breaking down a few more beloved swim styles. (Be sure to check out Part One.) These suggestions will have you feeling covered and confident as ever when it comes time to strip down. 

COLORBLOCK

COLORBLOCK: Retro, sophisticated, mod.
This is a style-statement maker for sure. Anyone on the hunt for a fashion suit, this is the look for you. The colorblock combo, is a classic in a preppy nautical way. This particular suit is feminine, in the blush/navy merger and high halter neckline. While it does not offer much support up top, it does allow full tummy coverage. The high waist is retro, the neckline mod, and the cut-out strappy back keeps things contemporary. The mailott style is always a long, leggy thigh-slimmer. A sophisticated option for whenever and whatever - sailing, sunning or sipping mimosas, this suit is ready for just about every H2O activity.

GINGHAM

GINGHAM: Darling, dreamy, youthful. 
Gingham is literally the cutest summer trend (ever.) A nod to the 1960s bombshell, vintage inspired beachwear is for the timeless babe. This charming pink gingham two piece and low-rise bottoms are the ultimate for a girlie Bardot look. Flirty and summer-perfect, gingham print is fresher than ever. Equal parts cool and confident, sweet and retro. Accent this classic with girlie counterparts, like straw hats, bows and cat eye sunnies. Bikini bottoms with thick ruche side details allow beach booty coverage. Strut your stuff in this style, but be prepared for some major head turning (as I’m pretty sure this push-up style adds about 1 cup size.) 

SURF

SURF: Active, feminine, protective.
DUDE, the minute I entered this little boardwalk surf shop in Ocean City, I knew this rashie was meant to be mine. <3 I mean doesn’t this just scream ballerina/surf chic? Plus, a femme rash guard is way cuter than sunburn. These particular bottoms are excellent for surfing, and sit straight and low at the hips. Bonus: they are also a two-in-one, reverse stripe print (sadly, I do not have photos, I forgot to make the switch!) Not to mention, the dark floral print is as seductive as those black sand Hawaiian beaches. A long sleeve swim shirt lets you avoid sunburn and chafing while remaining highly fashionable while in extended exposure to the sun. Warm, comfortable and figure flattering, you really can’t lose with this UV protector. Surfs up babe, you’re ready to play all day underneath that hot summer sun. 

Swim Wear Details: 

Colorblock:
One Piece: Forever21 (similar one here and love this high neck scallop style here) Sunglasses: Style By Girl Cat Eye Wrap: H&M (similar here) Pretzel Float: C/O World of Wembley Bracelet: Arm Candy (follow their Facebook page here and insta account here) Nails: Francesca's Always a Bridesmaid Toes: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Lipstick: Stila Liquid Stay All day in Baci

Gingham:
Top: Aerie Emma Push-Up in Starlet Pink Bottom: Aerie Wide Band Bikini in Starlet Pink (also love this one, on sale now, and this one piece) Hat: Anthropologie Melodie Lilac Stripe Straw Sunhat Shirt: Springfield Shoes: Basket: Eliza Gran Sunglasses: Le Specs 'Flashy' 51mm in Cotton Candy Kerchief: Vintage Lipstick: Nars Schiap Nails: Francesca's Always a Bridesmaid Toes: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Surf:
Rash Guard: Billabong Festival Floral Black Sands Bottoms: Billabong Festival Floral Hawaii Black Sands Reversible Bikini, also here and here  Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Lips: Anthropologie Albeit in Rosewood Nails: Francesca's Always a Bridesmaid Toes: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy