Sunday, February 10, 2013

Colorful socks- clever ways; and a giveaway!


Wearing tights in the winter is a tricky thing.  Sure- it's warmer than bare legs, but it can still be a little chilly.  The perfect solution?  Socks!  Like these WeLoveColors sport socks available in every color of the rainbow ranging from red, blue and yellow, to neon orange and green!  I was delighted when WeLoveColors.com offered to send me these sports socks and their nylon socks for review, and even more delighted when I learned that 2 FREE pairs would be awarded to one of my wonderful readers :)  

To Enter the Giveaway:  It's pretty simple!  Follow me on Bloglovin' or Google (if your already following, that's great!) and comment on this post about how you would wear your WeLoveColors socks and what three colors would be your favorite!  Want to see what colors they offer?  Find them here!

The winner will receive one pair of sports socks and one pair of nylon socks.  They will be selected at random on Saturday, 2/16 and announced on my blog!  So stay tuned!



Cardigan: Forever 21, Necklace: Clothes in the Past Lane, Beret: handmade from etsy.com, Dress: L'Amour Nanette Lepore from JC Penney, Socks:WeLoveColors, Shoes: Betseyville, Purse: Etsy.com, Imyourpresent



Sports Socks:  A review-
When I first heard that WeLoveColors would be sending me two pairs of socks I was a tad apprehensive- very thankful, but sort of not sure how I would style them.  I am not a huge sock fan honestly, I prefer bare feet when I am in the house and most of the time I wear tights with my shoes.  HOWEVER, these socks are a different story.  I wouldn't endorse these if I did not love them, and I have to say I LOVE THEM!  First of all, look at all the colors!!!  You can get these in yellow (like above) or lavender  or turquoise, or just simple black, or whatever color you please!  It's nice to be able to get such a stylish basic in any and every color of the rainbow.  Secondly- they really do keep your feet warm!  Recently, I was complaining to my husband about how cold my feet were getting in just my tights and ballet flats- "I need leg warmers!!"  He told me I could find them in the 80s, I told him to be nice ;)  Then came these socks, and I discovered- they are just like leg warmers, but without the bulk! The perfect little sweater for your legs, and they double as a workout accessory (if you wish).  I can totally see myself styling them with shorts in the summer!  Bottom line- a totally fun accessory if you are looking for a little extra warmth and a color pop to your outfit!  And if you play sports- the perfect way to wear your fashionista side on the field!  

And then came the Nylon Socks...
These lovely little numbers look fabulous in Pastel Mint.  I think they are great for a little extra warmth on chilly days, and when you want to add a little extra color, but be a little more subtle than with the sports socks.  These look amazing with dresses.  They would look cute with oxfords, any kind of lace up, flats (like mine) or even heels!  Definitely a little more cutesy and feminine (if you wear them like me) and are so so soft.  I actually haven't taken them off since I took these photos a few hours ago and I love wearing them around the house!  They are the kind of socks that provide just the right amount of comfort and warmth so you don't feel like peeling them off! 


Yes...so Valentine's Day has me a little carried away.  I love Valentines and hearts <3


I was really feeling the polka dots in this outfit, and really happy that I found this cardigan at H&M ($10!!) at the King of Prussia mall yesterday!  Daniel and I decided to go on a whim.  We didn't stay long or buy that much (luckily, hehe) but it was a fun trip!

Headband, belt, tights: Clothes in the Past Lane, Dress: Delias, Cardigan: H&M, Scarf: remixed


I really love these socks and can not wait to share their joy with one of you!

Don't forget to leave your comment below and let me know which colors you would wear!  Would you be open to trying out some new socks? :)

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! 

xo,
Alyssa


50 comments:

  1. Both the tights and socks are adorable! Tights and sock are pretty much my favorite accessories and I am always collecting new colors. I love the Patel Mint and Mint Green from We Love Colors (I sense a trend in my color choices!) I am loving both of these outfits, that Nanette Lepore dress is amazing! Hope you had a great weekend!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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    1. I love the mint colors too!!! They can go with so many different outfits :)

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  2. I love the tights and the socks together! I love pink tights but I don't think I could pull them off. You are definitely an inspiration though ♥

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. Aw, thank you Ashley! :) I think you could pull off anything, though ;)

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  3. i love how you have styled the socks! and the polka dots i can't!! as it is so cold out, i haven't been donning many of my above the knee skirts and dresses. but if adorned with the scarlet red pair of these knee socks, i could don them with a rainbow striped a line skirt, my white lace tank and scarlet red cardigan. i know i'm being super specific, but i'm just envisioning an outifit that i can gig in and it's kind of exciting! :)

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    1. Thanks Alexandra!! That sounds like an amazing outfit, especially the rainbow striped a-line skirt part ;) Would look amazing for sure!

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  4. Beautiful! I never wore tights with socks on top before but I really like it on your pictures so maybe I should give it a try!!!

    xx

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  5. I'm totally obsessed with the dress in your first outfit!! I always love the bright colors you wear. And cute socks! I'd wear them with boots-- I love having thick, comfy socks poking out of ankle-length booties.

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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    1. Thank you Mackenzie! I was really excited when I randomly spotted that dress in JC Penney :) And that's a great idea, these would be great with boots for sure! xo

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  6. I love wearing funky tights and socks! Very cute!

    Best Fashionable Friends

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  7. So pretty and adorable, love all the layers and patterns!
    I would love the socks in gold, emerald and maroon, I think and wear them over tights or on their own...

    -Kati

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    1. Thanks Kati!!! Great color choices too, I would love to try emerald :)

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  8. so lovely dear, you look so colorful!

    www.brenda-lu.blogspot.com

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  9. Oooh! I love both of these outfits so much! They are so wonderfully whimsical. I would love the mint, rust, and peach colors-but it's so hard to decide! I'm definitely following you also-love what I see so far! :)

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    1. Oooo Peach would be lovely! And thanks so much :) Glad you are enjoying my blog!

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  10. Oh I am loving the double dots!

    Rachel

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  11. what amazing styling! I LOVE socks!! I'd get the sport socks in a scarlet red and the nylons in a mint green!

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Scarlet red would be awesome and would go with so many things!

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  12. Amazing outfits! In the summer I bust out all of my pairs of crazy bright shorts - yellow, neon green, purple, bright blue, just to name a few! - and I would loooove the neon pink, scout green or pastel mint socks to go with those! I love knee highs and shorts in the summer, it can go sporty or girly and is perfect for spontaneous adventures!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy, and those sound like awesome ideas :) Great color choices too! Do you have a blog, too? If so, I would love to check it out! :)

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  13. Lovely! You are always so cute! I'm already a follower and I love the colours "dusty green", "scarlet red" and "emerald" the yellow ones are also gorgeous. Can just see many outfit possibilites with these and they would suit my burgundy italian leather flats well!

    XO, Simona

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    1. Aw thank you Simona, you are too kind :0) I really enjoy your sweet comments. Awesome color choices as well!

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  14. Lavender, pastel mint, and black for me! I love experimenting with color as well, and pattern. These would be perfect to start Spring for me. I would wear them to Gibraltar, Good stay, Longwood, Chanticleer, and any of museum or gardens I can think of for Spring!

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    1. I really want the lavender ones tooooo, I am in love with all of the pretty pastels this season! And great local places there ;) All really pretty places to wear them!

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  15. aw I want a valentines outfit now! you look so adorable and so bright! I need some colour and fun in my outfits - work and grey skies has brought my fashion down. such cute socks, is the giveaway international!
    xox

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    1. Aww you're so sweet! And yes, the giveaway is open to everyone :) Don't worry about those grey skies, sunny skies are comin! ;)

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  16. Both of these outfits are adorable! I always have the same problem with flats and tights. I honestly just end up freezing my little feet off. You have found a fashionable solution for sure.
    I love the second outfit! I would've never thought to put polka dots on polka dots but it honestly works.
    Ps: I love the lavender ones. :)

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  17. Such cute looks! Absolutely fabulous socks, they add so much to your looks! I would love to win a pair and I would wear them with so many cute dresses! My favorite is the kelly green color!

    Rebecca (rebecca@winnipegstyle.ca)
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! A lot of green lovers here, seems to be the color this year ;) haha. Kelly green would def. suit your style!

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  18. I wear socks over my tights ALL the time in the winter. So what if I'm over 30 right???
    Anyways.. I would choose emerald, maroon, and maize for the knee highs. I seriously cannot get enough tights and socks!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. You go girl! Haha, age is no object, wear whatever you like! ;) Those are super awesome colors too, maize would be fun with vintage floral dresses!

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  19. Sheesh lady - all your outfits are right up my alley! Seriously - the way you combined color is brilliant. I absolutely love those dresses and tights. And I wear socks over tights ALL winter long. I think I would choose neon blue, scout green, and dusty green (I've been on a cool colors kick lately).

    What a perfect giveaway. I follow via GFC.
    Parkerlilyblvd@yahoo.com
    shadesofmonetmd.blogspot.com

    Fingers crossed :-)
    xo Marisa

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    1. Ahhh Marisa, you are incredibly too kind. I hope I run into you in Philly someday, haha! Love the cool colors theme, they would be lovely with all of your incredible outfits! :)

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  20. Those socks and your outfit are so cute & colorful! I just purchased two cardigans similar in color to the one's you are wearing. They really brighten up your day! Gorgeous post and wonderful review.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  21. That first dress looks like something out of a Dr. Suess book! So fun!! And I love that necklace and your polka dot tights in the second look :)
    I'd love to try these socks, I actually love the look of socks and tights layered together.
    I follow you GFC and I would probably pick the mint, grey and cream. So many colors to choose from!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  22. I'd love to get these for my fiance. We run road races together and we are a pretty colorful couple. I like most of the green colors. sethrich[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. Oh, I can't believe I almost missed this just because I always forget to check my GFC blogroll!! I've been in need of some baby blue socks to go with my baby pink dress for quite some time now, and these look perfect for it!!! The pastel mint would be the perfect pair for with my sweet 60's pastel shift dress I picked up yesterday! And you can never go wrong with a pair of red ones to go with a blck peter pan collar dress :)

    Thank you so much for the chance at winning these!

    You look so gorgeous as usual, now I just have to make a trip to H&M to try and find a steal like that cardigan!! But first and foremost...I need to go add you to my Bloglovin'!!!!

    xo

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  24. Okay, you are absolutely adorable girl! Loving this bright outfit and all the fun bold colors. You are too perfect ;)
    xo TJ

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  25. Oh my goodness, you are absolutely perfect! I love your colorful dress--I remember seeing it in Seventeen. You also styled those socks so well! Mint and pink are my favorite colors to pair together. I love your vibrant energy!

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  26. following on gfc as jen j
    i would wear these with dresses or skirts
    as far as colors go, i can't choose! i like all the neon colors the most though!

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  27. You are adorable!
    TGIF!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  28. hello! i just found your blog :) i love your colourful style <3

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