Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and Plaid (& Cyber Monday Deals)

Howdy friends and happy Monday to you! Well, the sales just continue to come at us. I was just saying last night that Black Friday/Cyber Monday has gone from a 2 day event to a 2 week event. Lucky for us,I guess, but not our wallets. HA!  At the end of this post I’m sharing the best of the Cyber Monday deals, but first let’s talk Spanx!

This is my first year with my new Spanx Faux Leather Leggings. That’s a mouth full, so let’s just call them my FLL’s. I ordered them last year and wasn’t quite brave enough to keep them, but after seeing them on soooo many other bloggers, I threw caution to the wind this year, ordered them again…and wore them.

I’ve worn them several times and now I see what all the fuss is about. If you’re a little hesitant, I say go for it. The first time I wore them I felt a little conspicuous, but after that, I just felt like I had on a regular old pair of leggings and now I’m hooked.

Spanx FLL’s, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1 – Soooo comfortable
(I wore them on all our recent travel days)
2 – Hold me in nice and tight
3 – Generous waistband that keeps the bulge at bay
4 – Versatility in a legging. Dress them up. Dress them down.

I’ve worn them both a little dressier (here), and then more casual. Today I’m sharing a super easy casual look, just perfect for a busy day of decorating, lunch with friends or running errands. Not only will these be great all winter, but they are so fun for holiday wear when you want to be comfortable but look really on trend. Women of all ages are taking part in this trend. Don’t believe me? Here’s a little inspo for you.

Image via Southern Curls and Pearls

Image via the Sister Studio

Image via Lauren M.

I paired mine with my latest plaid obsession, this shirt. I was googley eyed over it last year and totally regretted not buying it. Lucky for me, it made an encore performance this year and I grabbed one. Here’s a tip, if you find yourself looking at an article of clothing over and over, just go ahead and buy it. That’s exactly what happened to me in the case of these leggings and this shirt.

If you buy them and then they just hang in the closet without being worn, you know to return them, but if you wear them once, chances are good you’ll wear them a lot. Case in point right here.

Anyway, back to the outfit. These are some of the most basic pieces you can have but they can be mixed and matched with a lot of different items in (my) your closet. The shirt can be worn all winter, but I like that it definitely has a holiday vibe color wise that can then continue to be serviceable for the rest of the season.

I added one of my Old Navy cardigans (currently up to 3 of the exact same style). I told y’all before that they seem almost like cashmere but you can usually score one for under $30, so I’d call that a no brainer. The look of cashmere for a substantially cheaper price. Sign me up.

I chose to pair my outfit with a suede slip on sneaker by Steve Madden. These are really comfy and great for being on your feet a lot. They’re a great cross between a sneaker and a loafer. You could just as easily add your favorite black boots or booties though and make this a little dressier.

So tell me I’m not alone and that sometimes it takes you a season to come around to finally getting something you’ve been eyeing.


Now for the Cyber Monday Deals. You know, if you look at these they sure look like the Black Friday deals. Remember what I said in the beginning about it turning into two weeks instead of two days? This is exactly what I’m talking about, but HEY! It sure is dandy for you and me. We can really stretch our Christmas dollars if we just think ahead, so go on and check everyone off your lists. You just might have enough money left over to treat yo’ self!

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH50% off & FREE shipping

ACCESSORY CONCIERGE – 40% off entire site with code CYBERMONDAY2018

AMERICAN EAGLE50% off all sweaters

AMAZONDeals change all day so check back frequently

ANN TAYLOR50% off everything & FREE shipping


BAUBLE BAR35% off everything with code CYBER35


FRANCESCA’S35% off entire site

GAP50% off everything with code CYBER

GAP FACTORY60% off everything, plus 15% and FREE shipping with code GFCYBER

H&M30% off sitewide and FREE shipping



LOFT50% off and FREE shipping with code CYBER



NORDSTROMUp to 60% off

OLD NAVY 50% off plus FREE shipping

POTTERY BARN25% off plus FREE shipping with code CYBER


SOMA30% off everything with code 36760

TARGET BOGO 60% off on clothing, shoes & accessories

TORY BURCH30% off $250 with code THANKS

WAYFAIRNew deals all day

WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET40% off entire purchase and FREE shipping with code 76373




  1. Kellyann
    November 26, 2018 / 4:28 am

    Well my beautiful friend, I am so HAPPY you kept these this year! They look terrific on you and really they’re no different than wearing regular leggings! They’re just a bit more stylish and like you said you can dress them up or down. I love this casual style. I need a comfy slip on sneaker like that to wear with mine. I had a pair but they were no longer comfortable so I got rid of them. I love that plaid shirt too! Seriously how many plaid shirts do I need? Apparently a lot!

    • December 2, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement. I need to be brave and wear them more! You wear plaid like a boss? XOXO

  2. Living on Cloud Nine
    November 26, 2018 / 5:56 am

    Oh my goodness, these do look incredible on you!!!! I am doing so much shopping today, about 2/3 done but I tend to go overboard so keep the deals a coming girlfriend! Drink some goodness today and get settled back in. Loves you cutie pie!

    • December 2, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      I can’t remember if you already have them or not, but you should. They’d be adorable on you!!! Have a great week!! Xo

  3. Gina Daily
    November 26, 2018 / 5:56 am

    Love how you styled these leggings! I do think they dress up very nicely and look “fancier” than regular leggings. And I hear you on the two week shopping event!! I’ve done more damage than I care to admit and kinda hope some of it doesn’t work out so I can get my budget back on track! Eek!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Budget? What’s that…LOL. I know, I’ve got to STOP. I was bummed I didn’t see your Amazon sale post until today, but also slightly relieved. HA! Have a great week!

  4. November 26, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I love my faux leather leggings, too! I struggle more with wearing them “casually,” though and prefer to wear them on date nights or church. Looking good, Mama!!

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks friend! I just need to wear them more. I’m still a little intimidated by them. Have a great week! XO

  5. November 26, 2018 / 10:09 am

    I love that you styled these into an everyday look, Lisa! When I’m done having babies (SOON!), I hope to get in shape enough to pull a pair of these off. I think they dress up and down so nicely! And, as always, it doesn’t hurt that you’re gorgeous, of course 😉

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Oh you silly girl, you’ll easily be able to pull these off. You could totally do a maternity pair and rock them like no other. You are such a sweet heart. Have a great week! XO

  6. Pam S.
    November 26, 2018 / 11:32 am

    Hi, Lisa! I look forward to reading your blog each day that you post…the Steve Madden shoes that you’re wearing today state they’re a platform sole on the Nordstrom website, the ones you’re wearing don’t look like they’re a platform shoe, are they noticeably high when wearing them? I have an old pair of Steve Maddens that are similar but flat that I’m hoping to replace but am hesitant about the platform heel. Any input you have will be very helpful! Thanks and thanks for all you do?

    • November 26, 2018 / 1:24 pm

      Hi Pam!!! Happy Monday and thanks so much for the sweet comment. Okay…you are good!!! That pair is a pair of Steve Maddens I had picked up at TJMaxx and just wore them for the pictures…LOL I had also ordered the Steve Madden Gills to compare and they hadn’t come in yet, but once they did I definitely liked the platform pair better . The Gills do have a slightly higher platform (my daughter has them too) They are very cushiony and comfortable. I hope this helps. OH and they run short. I’d order up a 1/2 size. Have a great day! XO

  7. November 26, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Love those FLLs, so sleek on the body AND they do the job that normal Spanx do? How clever cleverl is that!! Like your styling of them, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of those beauts on your blog eh.
    Hugs, Mary x.

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Yes Mary, they are great for smoothing and tucking.? Nice and thick too. Have a great week sweet friend! XO

  8. November 26, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I’m glad the FLLs are working for you. Anything that can hold you in a bit is a win in my book.

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Isn’t that the truth, Kim! Thank you and have a great week!!! XO

  9. November 26, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Those leggings were the best Christmas gift I got last year! Score for my hubby! Love all this inspiration for wearing them!

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Laura! I’ve got to wear them more!!! Have a great week! XO

  10. Biana Perez
    November 26, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    I’m so glad you reviewed these!! I asked for a pair for x-mas and I seriously hope I get it!! They look amazing! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Oh you will look adorable in a pair. I hope you get them. Thanks so much, Biana! XO

  11. leaculp
    November 26, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Well, you wear them well. I love most all Spanx products. The first time I put one of their under garments on I felt like I had been sucked and tucked to capacity. It was so funny! Have a great week!

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Lea! They do make great “control” items…and the older I get, the more control I need. HA!

  12. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    November 26, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I’ve actually been considering those leggings. I just started following ‘Southern Curls and Pearls’ and she is just gorg in them. I love how you paired them with plaid, a cardi and that strappy bralette that I keep wanting to add to my cart, too.


    • December 2, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      She’s gorgeous in everything…oh to be built like her. HA! I feel like I’m and enabler…but you need them too. ?

  13. Cheryl Tucker
    November 27, 2018 / 6:22 am

    I am so on board with you for this style! I love leggings and think they are the most versatile piece of clothing in my closet! You look fabulous!

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Cheryl! I know you totally rock some FLL. Have a great week! XO

  14. November 27, 2018 / 8:29 am

    These FLLs look fabulous on you! I really like the cute and casual way you styled them. The plaid shirt and suede loafers look so fab with them! I have heard really good things about these Spanx, but have hesitated on buying them because I already have a few faux leather pants.

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Jennie! I was so hesitant to buy them, just because they intimidate me. LOL Have a great week! XO

  15. Maureen O
    November 27, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I have seen those leggings and have been curious about them. I love the sheen that they have. Just with that alone feels like it dresses up any look. Love how you styled yours with a plaid shirt. Nothing says holiday like a plaid shirt and the colors on yours are beautiful. I hope you are having a good day so far and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen |

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I think you’re right Maureen about the sheen dressing them up. Have a great week!! XO

  16. Heather Bramlett
    November 27, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Now I think I need these leggings. You look precious in them.

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      Aw, thanks Heather. They’d be so cute on you too!!! Have a great week! XO

  17. November 29, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I really like all the faux leather leggings out there. I recently saw a pair in a camel color that I thought were great. Hope you found some great deals for Cyber Monday.
    x, Julie | This Main Line Life

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      Thanks Julie! I sure did. Hope you have a great week!

  18. November 29, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I ordered some from Nordstrom on cyber Monday to be delivered to me here in the UK. Just hoping that they fit as returning from here will be a nuisance.

  19. December 3, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I seen so many good reviews of the Spanx leggings…I’m seriously tempted to get some! I love how you’ve teamed yours with the plaid shirt and cardigan. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • December 7, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      You’d love them Emma! They’re super versatile. Happy weekend!

  20. December 6, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Leggings are super convenient to wear; comfy and super easy to style too. Lovely picks you have here dear.
    Jessica |

    • December 7, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you Jessica. I do love wearing leggings and being comfy!

  21. December 21, 2018 / 8:41 am

    I have these leggings & LOVE them!

    • December 21, 2018 / 8:41 am

      They are so good!!! Happy Friday and Merry Christmas!

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