Wednesday, 15 February 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: Valentine's Day Date Night

For Valentine's Day NotBlondeHusband and I went to see opening night of Zack Braff's new play "All New People" at the Kings Theatre here in Glasgow. Blondie Boy's Auntie Jefy very kindly came to watch him so we could take in the show and a cheeky meal afterwards.


Zack Braff All New People

We had amazing seats (front row, grand circle) and while at times I felt the play was trying a bit too hard we both enjoyed it. I love going to the theatre and hadn't been in ages. We grabbed dinner at Bath Street Pony after the show and all in all I'd say it was a great Valentine's Day.  Did you see what NBH got me? Yea awesome Valentine's Day.

So I decided to wear an outfit combining some of my favourite trends from the outfits y'all link up each week: leggings, blazers and leopard print. The leggings are amazing shapewear from Hold Your Haunches that utilize medical grade compression under super stylish leggings. 

As someone with a c-section tummy I love these pants; it noticeably minimized my middle and smoothed out that dreaded c-section overhang. NBH said my butt looked higher too; I don't check out my own ass so I will take his word for it!


hold your haunches pants trousers


Ruffled Top- HM
Leopard Print Heels- Dune (TK Maxx)

I finally used my Versace for HM bag! I have no idea why one leg looks shorter than the other; I think NBH needs to let me look at pictures after he takes them next time! 

I originally bought a black and white polka dot top to wear but I thought it felt to business-like so I went with the low cut, ruffle top instead. I was super comfortable and hopefully super cute, too!

The awesome ladies behind Hold Your Haunches are giving y'all a chance to win a pair (boot cut or straight leg) of your own! Use the Rafflecopter widget below (if you are on a mobile you'll need to use a computer-sorry) to enter! Competition closes 28/2 at midnight.
a Rafflecopter giveaway








Transatlantic Blonde was provided leggings for review and giveaway but all opinions are our own.

189 comments:

Melaina25 said...

I think I'd go for the straightleg as I can't get my jeans to look good inside my tall boots!  I'd wear with boots and a feminine cut blazer and scarf.  They look a great idea, not heard of them before reading this blog!  I could do with some uplift!

Melaina25 said...

I'd do bootcut as well with some cute ballet flats.

Melaina25 said...

I'd get the HYH Bootcut and style it with my favorite gray top and my leopard print shoes for a much needed date night with the hubby.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I couldn't resist the heels when I saw them at TK Maxx

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Megan!

Melaina25 said...

It was a great night!

Melaina25 said...

i would love the straight leg and i would wear them with my new silver and black dress top which i havent yet worn

Melaina25 said...

HYH Bootcut - snarepuss

Melaina25 said...

these look great,bootcut for me x

Melaina25 said...

I would choose HYH Bootcut - perfect to go with wedges

Melaina25 said...

Im loving the bootcut and would wear them with my new super sexy Jimmy Choos.

Melaina25 said...

Love your shoes and purse!

Melaina25 said...

I prefer  HYH Bootcut style

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut leggings teamed with fitted long line tunic

Melaina25 said...

the bootcut with my fab new Yumi top

Melaina25 said...

I would go for the boot cut ones

Melaina25 said...

straight leg with a floaty top, blazer, killer heels and fab accessories

Melaina25 said...

Loving the look :)

Melaina25 said...

I'd choose HYH Bootcut and wear them with black boots and a loose, sparkly red top.
@maisietoo / Maya Russell

Melaina25 said...

I would choose the boot cut and wear them a leggings under some of my too-short dresses. Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

straight leg tucked in my rocket dog boots & a big bold top

Melaina25 said...

I love your leopard heels! :)
-barbie @
Style of a Mrs.

Melaina25 said...

I would get the boot cut and wear them with a Silver/Grey sweater, silver jewelry and grey suade ballerina flats!

kim c.

Melaina25 said...

Straight leg :)

Melaina25 said...

i'd go for the straight cut ones, which i'd team up with an animal print chiffon floaty blouse which are fab for covering any bulges and totally on trend this season and a pair of matching animal print heels. if i was feeling a bit bare or it was a bit chilly i'd team it with a black blazer. smart chic and wearable regardless of age or size

Melaina25 said...

i'd get the bootcut and wear a layer bluish gray top w/a gray tank underneath w/ silver fan earrings! 

Melaina25 said...

I'd have the bootcut ones and wear them with a long top and maybe a long cardigan.

Melaina25 said...

I'D LIKE THE
HYH Straight Leg & WOULD ROCK THEM WITH A TUNIC! kytah00@yahoo.com

Melaina25 said...

The bootcut ones are more my style, with a designer top to go with them.

Melaina25 said...

I'd for the straight cut and team them with some lace pumps, a long-line draped t-shirt and a striped blazer.

Melaina25 said...

The straight cut ones, under a short dress, perfect!

Melaina25 said...

I'm entering because I need all the help I can get!

Melaina25 said...

I'd love a bootcut pair, I would wear them with a floaty chiffon shirt, killer black patent heels and a gorgeous bag :)

Melaina25 said...

i'd like the bootcut ones to wear under my nursing dress

Melaina25 said...

Would you get bootcut or straight leg?

Melaina25 said...

I'd choose the bootcut ones, I think they would look great with a simple tee shirt and my red heels :) thanks!!!

Melaina25 said...

I would love the bootcut ones, I'd wear under my little dresses to hide my mummy-of-four tummy! :-) x

Melaina25 said...

straight leg, comfy v-neck oversized sweater or tee with chunky jewelry (earrings, necklace) and definitely black wedge sandals and my black jlo bag...

Melaina25 said...

the straight leg, i would team them up with my boots and bimer jacket

Melaina25 said...

Oh that sounds like a fabulous date!! 

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Melaina25 said...

Rafflecopter works on my mobile...

Melaina25 said...

How funny! I wouldn't have noticed the shorter leg if you didn't say something! You look great!

Melaina25 said...

thanks so much for hosting glad you had a blast at the play!

Melaina25 said...

I was always anti-legging before getting pregnant.  Now I'm slowly slipping to the dark side... I think I'd want the straight leg ones so it doesn't look like I'm just sausaged into a pair of super-tight pants.

Melaina25 said...

If I had the option to get the leggings, I'd get those but if not, I'd get the flare leg because it's young, hip, and very versatile. I would style either with a billowy blouse that has nice flowy sleeves with a cute pair of flats or some boots. :)

Melaina25 said...

Hands down I would love a pair of the Leggings... Oh wow these sounds just fabulous... Never heard of them before, but now I just might be obsessed. Coming from a Mama who has not quite lost it all. 

XO
Tairalyn

Melaina25 said...

I'd get the straight leg and wear it with a lace top and a faux leather jacket

Melaina25 said...

HYH Straight leg please! did everything else for entering :)

Melaina25 said...

As always, love your look. Didn't know about Braff's now play - will keep an eye out for that one. 

Melaina25 said...

Happy V-day, thanks for the chance to win, and for the linky.

Melaina25 said...

http://holdyourhaunches.com/hold-your-haunches-shapewear-pants.htmlI think I would pic these.  I think you could wear them so many ways, maybe with a graphic t and cardi.

Melaina25 said...

I love the outfit super cute.  And  love the bootcut leggings. So awesome.

Melaina25 said...

I saw your tweet about the play! I was so jealous! I love Zach Braff :)  This outfit is great, especially those leopard shoes!

Melaina25 said...

I would love to try the boot cut style like you did - they look like they fit great! I would wear them with flats and a sheer tunic style top.

Melaina25 said...

love this on you!

Melaina25 said...

Love this giveaway!! I would go for the bootcut ones and style them with a cute top and cardigan.

Melaina25 said...

Party Hardy!!!  AND look great too!

Melaina25 said...

Boot cut style all the way... a pair of glitzy pumps and a vest top! Perfect for a night out :)

Melaina25 said...

hyh bootcut for me

Melaina25 said...

i would wear the bootcut ones with my nice heeled boots and team it with a nice pastel coloured tight top and a nice loose flowing cardi, with a nice long beaded dress necklace

Melaina25 said...

Boot Cut for me with a lovely cropped jumper and some zebra patterned pumps x

Melaina25 said...

I adore my Hold Your Haunches trousers and would totally LOVE a straight leg pair!!  


BTW Rafflecopter works on mobiles if Flash is up to day (I think) 

Melaina25 said...

Oooh aren't those clever - straightleg for me, together with a dress I bought in Denmark with droopy pockets, my new DKNY shoeboots and a snood

Melaina25 said...

Oooh these look fabulous! I'd go for the bootcut. I'd wear with my floaty spotty green & black top and some pumps. 

Melaina25 said...

I'd get the skinny ones and style with a stripy jacket (i've seen the perfect one in river island), shirt, my heart printed snood and awesome high heels! 

Melaina25 said...

Never had boot cut leggings those look great. You look great. So pleased you liked the play and had a well deserved date night. I would get the straight leg and where with my knee high boots and a nice top. 

Melaina25 said...

Straight cut I think.  I'd wear them with knee high boots and a tunic top.

Melaina25 said...

I would choose the boot cut style as that would suit my figure best I think.

Melaina25 said...

I'd love the straight cut worn with heels & my glittery top.

Melaina25 said...

I'd love the straight cut worn with boots & my purple party top.

Melaina25 said...

i would love the straight leg and MAY be brave enough to try them with my short red and black part top, rather than the long long red tuni i normally wear to cover my bottom lol 

Melaina25 said...

I told you that jacket rocked!

Melaina25 said...

Love blazers and leopard print!  So chic!
 

Melaina25 said...

You look wicked, these are the sort of things I long to ware. I just need to get my a skinny butt.

Melaina25 said...

love that versace bag!  cuuute!
xo
andee

Melaina25 said...

I would LOVE to win the straight leg ones! :-D

Melaina25 said...

I would love the bootcut!! and would pair them with a form fitting tank and blazer.

Melaina25 said...

I love the look of the straight leg pants!  So cute!  I'd definitely wear them with boots!  I love your all black outfit!  Very Chic! ~ Lisa @ OC

Melaina25 said...

 I would choose the
HYH Straight Leg   
and id wear with my slouchy silver jumper and a pair of glittery ballerina pumps for a cool casual day look.

Melaina25 said...

Having a bit of shoe envy at the moment....love the heels!  Sharing my style post with you today.  Happy Wednesday :D

Melaina25 said...

Straighght leg for me I would wear army boots a vest top and a long cardi with them!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the chance! Love the leopard shoes! I have zebra flats with red piping which I would wear with the straight legs, a black silk vest and a tuxedo jacket.

Melaina25 said...

I would choose the boot-cut. I think a lovely turquoise/grey mid-thigh dress with flats would look casual, and i would wear my silver and turquoise necklace to dress it up a bit.

Melaina25 said...

I really like your flats!!

Melaina25 said...

Cute! I think I'd get the straight-leg version.

Melaina25 said...

I would choose the staraight leg and I would wear some ballet pumps, a nice long vest and a short leather bomber jacket with them

Melaina25 said...

Thanks so much for hosting!  Those leggings name cracks me up!  Love the leopard shoes... come see me, newly following you!  Orangies Attic

Melaina25 said...

I would get the boot cut ones. I'd pair them with a nice flowy top and a cute pair of flats.

Melaina25 said...

Great date night outfit.
Thanks for hosting...
Daphne.

Melaina25 said...

I'd go for the straight legged.

Thanks for the chance.

@baggiesbabe69 

Melaina25 said...

Wheeeet Wheel... you look amazing!  LOVE the leggings, having not long had a c section I'd love to try these out! x

Ps... think I'd go for the straight leg! :)

Melaina25 said...

I never heard of what I wore Wednesday...looks like a fun wednesday!!  just fun!  you look great...makes me want to go out again!
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Melaina25 said...

I would love to get the
HYH Straight Leg!




Thanks!

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to Make Loopy Bows



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Melaina25 said...

You look super cute! The purse is tres chic too!

Melaina25 said...

looking fabulous! and those shoes are gorgeous! t

Melaina25 said...

I would be all about the straight leg and I'd wear them with tunics and short dresses for work! Thanks for the opportunity to win! They look great. 
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Melaina25 said...

I'd choose the straight leg and wear them with an oversized jumper and vest top. 

Melaina25 said...

I'd wear a bootcut with boots and a warm jumper.

Melaina25 said...

These look marvellous! I'd choose the straight leg and pair them with a black vest, my new electric blue chiffon shirt and my black high-heeled ankle boots :-)

Melaina25 said...

I'd choose the Straight Leg & wear them in a long top and a pair of heels.

Melaina25 said...

I would get the straight ones and pair with a flowy top

Melaina25 said...

we've got your skinny butt!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Andee! I can't believe I waited so long to break it in :)

Melaina25 said...

You can link up any outfit post from the past week :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Annee :)

Melaina25 said...

I'm loving them!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Daphne x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ashley but they are actually heels! Taller than kitten heels but not too tall :)

Melaina25 said...

That you did! I'm glad I went back for it. I feel like you need to be my stylist :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I got it when I got to shop Versace for H&M early but this was the first time I used it!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Rachel! I've been dying for a pair of leopard shoes for ages so I couldn't resist myself when I found them at TK Maxx!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ania! It really was inspired by WIWW!

Melaina25 said...

They are awesome!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ashley! It truly was inspired by WIWW!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I wanted the shoes to pop on their own :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Pippa :) Honey you've SEEN my butt in person (Before HYH) and you know it isn't skinny! You could totally rock these!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Smurfette x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Chandra! I'd been searching for *the* perfect pair of leopard heels for a while now!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Susan!

Melaina25 said...

It was good but some of it just felt like he was trying too hard if that makes sense? Like you know people who swear a lot to be cool? 

I'm so glad I finally found my perfect leopard print shoes :)

Melaina25 said...

I thought it didn't? Good to know!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I can't believe it took me so long to bust out the purse!

Melaina25 said...

Lol thanks! All your blazers finally wore me down into getting my own :)

Melaina25 said...

would have to wear a bootcut, with heeled boot and jacket..you look great..i went out Valentines night.. to pick hubby up from football..tweeted to crazydog89..

Melaina25 said...

I like the  Hold Your Haunches Straight Leg and I would wear my black boots with them and flowing girly blouse on the top

Melaina25 said...

I´d go for the straight leg style and wear them with a boxy t-shirt and slipper-style flats.

Melaina25 said...

I´d choose the straight leg cut and wear them with a boxy t-shirt and slipper style flats.

Melaina25 said...

I would pick the bootcut and wear red heels and a silky top!

Melaina25 said...

I would go for the Bootcut and wear them with my new gold glitter heels.

Melaina25 said...

I´d definitely go for the bootcut and wear them with some boots I have.

Melaina25 said...

I know exactly what you mean!!!

Melaina25 said...

I must admit that I've never heard of Hold Your Haunches before but they look great! In fact this whole outfit is great. Absolutely loving the blazer and hooray for finally cracking out the Versace ;-) 

Melaina25 said...

I love that your leggings are boot cut.  They remind me better looking yoga pants.  Which is awesome because I think I could live in yoga pants if allowed.  Plus, I love your shoes.  I am always scared of doing pattern but the patterned shoes would be perfect for that phobia.  

Melaina25 said...

Think i'd go for the straight leg in long boots @MummyFever 

Melaina25 said...

You look great!

I'd go for the straight leg and if they're as good as you say I'd wear them with everything!

Melaina25 said...

I would choose the bootcut and wear them with my new shoes. they look great.

Melaina25 said...

gotta be the straight leg, I'd wear them with a long sweater top & ankle boots x
Love your look for valentines - your studded bag is gorgeous!

Melaina25 said...

Boot cut look great flattering.  Styled with a nice fitted top and accessories. 

Melaina25 said...

I would go for the straight leg and wear them with my black buckle knee boots and a new cream top that I bought last week.  They look fab - would love to try them!

Melaina25 said...

I'd go for the boot cut leggings with camel ankle boots, a black long sleeved top and a furry camel gillet!

Melaina25 said...

I would love a pair of boot cut and I'd wear then with my gorgeous ankle boots, black and white blouse and I would buy a gorgeous tailored jacket to show them off properly

Melaina25 said...

I would go for bootcut i have just bought some lovely new shoes and a new top which wud go perfect with them :) Following on GFC
Great blog xx

Melaina25 said...

I would go for straight leg :)

Melaina25 said...

I'd pick the straight leg pair and style them with a knitted dress and funky woolly hat

Melaina25 said...

The bootcut look classy, with a sparkly top and heels

Melaina25 said...

Those boots look great

Melaina25 said...

You look fabulous!!  I have a c-section tummy too and the pooch is just awful. There's no taming it! lol 

Melaina25 said...

I just checked out their site and I LOVE the straight legs! I'd style them with a tunic top, unless they somehow really made my booty look fabulous. Then I might show it off with a shorter top. ;)

Melaina25 said...

These look amazing! I'd love a boot cut pair to wear with boots, tunics, tanks, everything :)

Melaina25 said...

I really like the straight leg pair and would love to wear my kelly green v-neck tunic and woven booties with them!  Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I would wear the straight Leg pair with a white tee (slightly baggy) a mens blazer. Oak effy mulberry bag with a long necklace to add some detail to the top. A pair of cute Marc Jacobs mouse pumps for a pop of fun :)

Melaina25 said...

I have no boobs, so am a leg girl.... they're okay, so it would def be the 
HYH Straight Leg for me

Melaina25 said...

I have large calves so would be bootcut. I would wear a long length t shirt and some nice heels with them. xoxo

Melaina25 said...

I'd wear the straight ones with boots and a bright clashing top and shoes combo. Nice!

Melaina25 said...

I'd go for the straight leg and wear them with ballet flats and a loose, soft Tshirt.

Melaina25 said...

Straight leg - they'd be great with my biker boots and jacket with a tea dress :)

Melaina25 said...

I'd go for straight cut with my winter boots! :)

Melaina25 said...

love the bootleg and i would wear them with a long tunic top

Melaina25 said...

straight leg with killer heels

Melaina25 said...

The straight ones with boots or heels.

Melaina25 said...

Got to be the bootleg to balance out the curves, with an oh so sexy mans whit shirt

Melaina25 said...

straight leg with high heeled boots

Melaina25 said...

I don't do skinny, so I'd definitely pick bootcut.  I'd pair them with a floaty steel grey jersey tank, a chunky black necklace, and a colorful bag.  Thanks for the chance!

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut with a fresh white blouse

@littleboo_21 

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut ones with a  blue/white T-shirt and a short jacket

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut - so flattering - with a flowy tunic top, chunky accessories, high heels :)

Melaina25 said...

bootleg suits me best x

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut for me... 
I got short legs you see...Hold your Haunches...to hide my Paunches...Super Stylish Leggings I am begging..Win Win Win, Me Me Me...:)

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut with black heels and either leopard print or zebra print top

Melaina25 said...

I would like straight leg, to wear with my big chunky Madfish boots and my Biffy Clyro t-shirt :D

Melaina25 said...

I could definitely do with a pair of these! Straight leg with girls pumps for school run

Melaina25 said...

*love* Biffy Clyro!

Melaina25 said...

I'd go for the straight legged

Melaina25 said...

Straight leg with high top trainers

Melaina25 said...

the straight leg with a cute blouse and shoe boots

Melaina25 said...

HYH Bootcut - this dtyle goes with every thing, 
such a flatering style.

@00annabellee00

Melaina25 said...

Straight leg with some gorgeous boots that have a kicking heel!

Melaina25 said...

HYH Bootcut for me pair with simple blouse and high heels.

Melaina25 said...

HYH Straight Leg with a blouse, and flats. Maybe with a leather jacket. 

Melaina25 said...

HYH Bootcut for me <3

Melaina25 said...

HYH Bootcut with a nice top and pair of shoes

Melaina25 said...

I'd love some bootcut leggings and I'd team them with a long top to hide my bum!

Melaina25 said...

straight leg with killer heels 

Melaina25 said...

I'd go for the straight leg, and probably team them with a jumper dress & mary janes. Or for variety WEDGE mary janes. I am so predictable, I bore myself.

Melaina25 said...

HYH straight leg.  i would be soooo excited to win!! :) 

Melaina25 said...

I'd definitely go for the bootcut ones, I didn't even know you could get leggings like that.  I have a fab purple breast-feeding tunic and some black suede wedges that would great with them.

Melaina25 said...

Bootcut for me. Would team them up with a pair of high heeled boots a camisole and a leopard print scarf... @Bobbity666 

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

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