12.03.2009

Thrifty Thursday: Kova & T Lace Leggings for Less

Darlings, I’m sure you’re well aware of it by now; but just in case you aren’t on the up and up I’ll simply spell it out for you…I’m suffering from a severe bout of lace case. It started a few short weeks ago with my admiration for American Apparel’s Nylon Spandex Stretch Floral Lace Unitard, but has only served to grow twofold since then. Everywhere I go my eyes seemingly land straight upon any lace offering within my line of view. In fact, I could enter a shop with a sole lace piece, and somehow my peepers would spot it. Thus it is no surprise that Kova & T’s Lace Leggings are now a primo part of my fashion radar.

Don’t play coy with me; you all know about my obsession with leggings – and have for quite some time now. So I figure why not couple my adoration for lace and leggings into one spellbinding accoutrement that I shall never want to remove from my form for the rest of my days?

Smoldering in their ability to play peek-a-boo with your many admirers via the semi-sheer construction, yet sophisticated in the sense that they remain classy in every sense of the word, Kova & T’s Lace Leggings are an amazing way to have fun with a pencil skirt, or simply showcase your lower half by topping them with a drapey tee or a cropped blazer for a girls night out. And the stirrup, while extremely retro in its design, makes for a preemptive finishing touch, for it holds them in place, making them fit more like tights than anything else.

With so much perfection why must the one blemish about these beauties be their price tag? Oui, I would give absolutely anything to call them my own; but non, at $150 a pair I simply don’t have the ability to do so. Don’t get me wrong; I certainly would if I could, but it’s out of the question. Therefore, I am going to settle…for something just as spectacular, of course!

Victoria’s Secret’s Lace Stirrup Legging are a striking piece of legwear which, at $39.50 a pair, are affordable enough to allow you to buy that sassy new clutch you’ve been eyeing – the perfect accessory to these lovelies!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Kova & T, or be thrifty and spring for Victoria’s Secret?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Madison Los Angeles and Victoria’s Secret for the pictures.


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53 comments

Diane said...

wow! i LOVE the kova & t pair! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Jacqueline said...

I have to be a big spender because I think the quality of the kova & t ones is better than the VS ones. I love kova & t =) I am lusting after these also!

xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh these are both gorgeous! I love the stirrup idea so much too, and what a perfect lacy winter style for the Christmas season. Wonderful witty and fantastic post.

Also, thank you SO much for your sweet comment today, it completely made my day! ♥

xoxoxo
Rachel

Leia said...

Ooooh darling I just love these. But I'm sitting here in a woollen dress wondering if I will ever get warm again... I think I will have to take lace leggings off my wishlist until April!

Feather Report said...

The only way I could conceive of spending $150 on tights would be if they swallowed my ass and thighs whole and made me look like Kate. As in Moss. So I probably would be opting for the VS in this case! But I do love them all the same. And that's what fashion's all about, right? You have to let yourself covet just a little:)

Leah said...

The VS version is fabulous and a lot cheaper... that's what I will get of course.

janettaylor said...

want want want! :-)

XoXo

Lemondrop Marie said...

Both gorgeous, but I would stick with the VS version- even though I adore the detail on the more expensive brand I would most likely ruin them far too quickly to justify the cost.

Jazmino said...

I too am in love with lace! Its just beautiful and elegant, I quite like lace cardigans and tops, they are the best. Today, I saw some lace leggings in newlook, quite the stunner!

J'aime

Melissa said...

I love lace! It makes every outfit look more whimsical and girly.

ana said...

They are beautiful!!!

FabBlab said...

I have been looking for a slightly subtle pair of lace tights since FOREVER but I can never manage to find a decent, non tacky, pretty pair.

Now I'm motivated to go scour around some more.

PS- YAY! You're on Facebook ;)

XO

FabBlab said...

I have been looking for a slightly subtle pair of lace tights since FOREVER but I can never manage to find a decent, non tacky, pretty pair.

Now I'm motivated to go scour around some more.

PS- YAY! You're on Facebook ;)

XO

Erin said...

Okay, not going to lie, the lace unitard was a bit much.
But these are delicious. Love!

Taylor Sterling said...

I wasn't sure how I felt about these at first. I tried them in my "trend trials" (well a version). But, I am really liking them now!!

Keith said...

I think these are beautiful. Both of them are. If I was somebody buying them, I would have to go for the less expensive one.

daisychain said...

I'm obsessed with lace, too, but not brave enough to wear it on my legs!

kpeach said...

love this look for less-utterly no need to buy the more expensive ones! xo

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't like leggings, but I love the lace leggings! (VS, of course!)

Tasha said...

Those leggings look amazing! I love them paired with the black pumps!

Fashion By He said...

love this look. Did a whole posting on ankle cleavage too..check it out

-HE approves

nookie said...

splurge splurge splurge!!!love the Kova&t ones:)

Jaime said...

Love this look- need a pair of these now! :)

Damsels said...

i defini9tely pegged you for a lace lover ;)

these are fantastic by theway.. iwas wondering is it jsut me or does it seem like longer than your leg leggings elontgate your legs?

i mean the ones that go past your ankles like the ones in your pics. it has always seemed that way to me

Jen said...

These are TOO cute. I must say, I prefer the expensive ones. But that's always the way!

I have some lace tights that I really love and you've inspired me to dig them out and wear them tomorrow!

Join the Gossip said...

I always go with the cheaper =)

betz said...

kova&t is really gorgeous. splurge!

http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

GlamDistrict said...

I am thinking of getting me a pair of lace leggings but I am not very sure... will have to consider it again!

English Rose ♥ said...

oh.em.gee.
i.want.those.lace.leggings.

English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

All Women Stalker said...

I say go cheap and buy 5. Hahaha. This post is making me super excited about getting the leggings I ordered online. ;)

-meream

Nicole Marie said...

oh i love those first ones! kinda need!

bryna said...

love them. i am dying for a black lace dress.

Sherin said...

I love lace. Its such a pretty trend. Although $150 is far too much. I'm going for the Victoria Secrets one.

Toothfairy said...

me want too... still haven't got anything lace this season though!

loves

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhhh I love the first ones desperately. I've been looking for some that aren't hookerish. These are not hookerish! :)

Mimi said...

These leggings are beautiful! I would definitely see them under a sparkly holiday dress for a party. Great find sweetie!

B a la Moda said...

Hello girl! I think I like the first better although they are very similar. I am also obsessed with leggings of all kinds.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

Stephanie said...

Fantastic post, darling. Love the second pair with the lace stirrups awesome find. :)

Emily said...

I love love love both of these! I've been looking for some more lacy leggings :) I might need to check VS out.

Treacle said...

Great find! I love leggings and all things lace. :-)

Kristin said...

Stirrups? I don't know if I'm brave enough. Hmmmmmm. I bet they would make a fabulous lookbook!

Dina's Days said...

I usually stick to basic leggings, and never branch out into other styles. (speaking of my post today) but these are actually very very cute. I would start with these!

beckyxoxo said...

Oh my I don't have any lace things , poor me ! Now I'm thinking of buying lace tights . Haha . Seem good with a simple dress :)

Nina said...

I want one, Erika! I live too far to get them. Grr!

Nina

http://ninaballerinaclosetobsession.blogspot.com/

Cassie Casserole said...

I love lace, but not quite sure how much I´m loving in combined with tights. Think I will stick with lace dresses, but if you can manage to pull em off, I´m sure they will look great!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Love em! I would probably have to go for the Kovas, because I think the lace pattern looks better and the VS versions look almost too opaque, thus you don't really see the lace as well. These are definitely more practical than lace bodies though (yes, I'm referring to bathroom breaks again ;-)

Have a lovely weekend!

MissNeira said...

I so need to get lace leggings, maybe sans stirrups
they're so cute though!

Rachel said...

I've really been loving lace lately. I adore the Kova & T pair! So fab!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How horrible that I also like the expensive pair. Money tree, keep growing please!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I need to get this VS pair immediately! I have been looking for a pair of cheap lacy tights/leggings for a while now. :)

Closet Cravings said...

I am soooo into lace leggings. =)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love tights and leggings!!!!! So much. And added Lace is just the cherry on the cake.

http://candyflosspersie.blogspot.com/

lamodedejuline said...

ah the things i adore: lace, sequins, floral, headbands, and bowss. I was sure to grab me a par of lace leggings this season. great post!

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