Dear Spanx, I Love You

When I shared my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds, I got asked several times (and even received few e-mails) about how I style my favorite Spanx leggings.  (I bought these last year but they’re in the Anniversary Sale for a great price).  Instead of posting what I had planned today, I decided to style my Spanx leggings several different ways so you can see how I wear them.

First of all, they have a faux-leather look so they’re cuter than just a regular pair of black leggings.  Plus they’re SPANX, so they suck it all in and are comfortable!  Trust me, if you give them a chance you will LOVE them too.

This look was on repeat every time I traveled this winter (except the shoes are new)…cardigan (sold out-from last year), long tank, leggings, and Sperry shoes.  If you’re new here I should fill you in that I’m extremely long-waisted so I wear a lot of maternity camisoles to make sure all my girl parts are covered.  These are my favorite long, maternity tanks.

I’d wear these same three pieces…tank, leggings, and shoes but change out the cardigan for a new look.  I got these shoes for China…they were perfect!  Comfy, cute, and perforated so they were a little cool as well.

You guys were very split on this cardigan…some of you loved it and others pretty much hated it. Ha!  I appreciate your honesty.  🙂  I told you it was out of the box for me but I think it’ll get some wear time this fall/winter.  Again…cardigan, tank, leggings, and shoes.

I got this long sleeve tee last year that’s a bit longer than some other tees but I have to layer a maternity tank to make sure all the girl parts are covered.  The black tank is hard to see, but trust me…it’s there.  I paired it with the leggings, shoes, and this vest (also in the sale).

To dress up the leggings, I wore this look a lot last winter.  A big oversized sweater (mine is sold out from this winter), with the tank (hard to see), and some cute booties made it perfect for Texas.

I’ve shared this dress a lot in the last few years on the blog.  After wearing, washing, and even dry cleaning it’s shrunk up a bit in the length so now I always wear it with some leggings.  These leggings pair perfectly with the dress.

I wanted you to see the length in the back.  🙂
Trust me, if you give them a try you’ll be declaring your love for Spanx as well.  Happy Monday, Friends!  XO

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  1. 7.24.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Such cute pictures in the leggings!!!

  2. 7.24.17
    Narci said:

    Oh those leggings are darling! I love it with the cardigans and the vest!!

  3. 7.24.17
    bizzie fan said:

    Erica, love the tan/brown stripe cardigan. Noticed it was out of stock. Can you give an update if it comes back in stock? Thanks!

  4. 7.24.17
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I'm so glad you did this post! My initial thought was oversized sweaters with booties or flats but I never thought to pair it with a vest–that's such a cute idea! I also love it with the longer cardigans!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. 7.24.17
    Laura E. said:

    I had to laugh when I saw the title of this post. 😂 Love the looks you create with your leggings! My fave is the striped shirt + vest. Sooo cute!

  6. 7.24.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I've never tried them, but you have me convinced I need to!

  7. 7.24.17
    Jen said:

    Love the maternity tank idea! I have the same issue and never would have thought of wearing one of those! So smart!! Thanks for the tip!!!

  8. 7.24.17
    Laura @ Laura Likes Design said:

    I love the outfit with the vest! I was on the fence about those leggings but after seeing your outfit inspiration, I'm convinced! Ordering these right away!

  9. 7.24.17
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    I love seeing how other people style certain pieces! Love the picture of you in the striped tee, vest and leggings!

  10. 7.24.17
    Amanda said:

    So cute! And I need to know what hair product you use to get your great volume at your roots?!?

  11. 7.24.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    I wish the leggings worked for me! I just love them but they are too long for this shorty. I think I have ordered them twice hoping I have miraculously grown. Ha!

  12. 7.24.17
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  13. 7.24.17
    Four Points Mom said:

    Oh no, I thought I was finished with the sale. I think I need to go back and get these Spanx leggings now! You made them look super cute and I could definitely use some squishing in all the right places. 😉

  14. 7.24.17
    Ellek72 said:

    I love that Topshop cardigan so much! I'm kicking myself that I didn't pick it up!

  15. 7.24.17 said:

    Oh so cute!

  16. 7.24.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    You were made for leggings. Love them on you!!

    That Inspired Chick

  17. 7.24.17
    Gentel McKenney said:

    I just bought these during the sale too and foresee myself getting a lot of use out of them this fall/winter!!

  18. 7.24.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    So cute and I am short but long waisted too so I either order long/tall or still wear my maternity tanks too! Xoxo Erin

  19. 7.25.17
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    Erika, you look cute in everything 🙂 Now, I have to get those Spanx leggings…these will be perfect this winter after having the baby! I'm so ready to wear normal clothes again!

  20. 7.25.17
    NKriste said:

    I never thought of trying the maternity tank top since it's longer… I love the idea though! I always need my shirts longer. The leggings seem awesome!!

  21. 7.25.17
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Ahhh…I had those Spanx in my cart and took them out…I think I need them!!

  22. 7.26.17
    Michelle N. said:

    Thanks for the maternity tank tip. Long waist-ed and I just got home from dropping my daughter off for a mission trip and zipped into Target on the way home. The tanks are on clearance for $9.08.

  23. 8.2.18
    Goodman12 said:

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