Outfit: It Was Supposed to be Special

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This marks my 300th outfit post on High Heeled Style. Momentous occasion that I knew was coming and yet still missed out on the opportunity for some fanfare. I really do applaud my fellow bloggers that make this look so easy. There should’ve been a special outfit with some special props in a special location. But instead it’s just another day in my backyard. At least there is leopard print heels. Those are worth some fanfare, right?

Let’s pretend for a moment that I’m wearing a gorgeous flowing dress and a pair of spectacular heels. It’s the golden hour and the breeze is just the right amount to have fun with my dress. The location is an open space. It could be the beach but it could also be some rugged mountain terrain; someplace the dress looks out of context. Can you picture it?

So instead of shopping what I’m wearing, how about shopping the dream look?

Linking up with: Visible Monday, Monday Bloom and Manic Monday.

Outfit: Spotted Cat

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Mixing polka dots and leopard, are you crazy? Yes. I really like both of these patterns and I’m constantly working on my comfort level of pattern mixing. And another take on doing my hair a la Evan Rachel Wood. I’m not a fan of using celebrities as our muses but when I styled my hair this way, it’s the first thing that came to mind.

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and What I Wore to Work.

Since I mention working with horses from time to time, I thought I’d share a pick of two of the boys I get to train. First is Fernando. He has some fear as a result of being worked really hard and really fast when he was younger. So we’re working on trust. Second, is Bo. A green broke horse (which is cowgirl speak for doesn’t-know-much-about-anything) who is very laid back and a little bit lazy. He looks like a gangly teenager when he moves so we’re working on building up his strength.

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Ah, I am one lucky cowgirl! Less than a week to go for my new tattoo. It’s going on my hip so I’m guessing I’ll be flashing a shop full of strangers. Here’s to courage and humility.

Oufit: Green and Leopard

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Check out those pasty gams! This is the first time in many, many years that I have bought shorts that are shorter than knee length. Mainly because I hate my knees. I realize it’s a funny body part to hate and I’m not sure there is anything that I could do to change it but what can I say, they are something I prefer to hide. But when I saw these Drew cut shorts from The Limited, I decided to be brave and add some variety to my summer wardrobe. The color is fantastic (I also got them in red) and I felt ok about my legs as long as I was wearing heels – of course!

Now, let’s talk about these shoes. A year or so ago, I was hesitant to add leopard to my wardrobe. So instead of making a large price commitment, I opted for a pair of Mossimo leopard heels from Target. As I found myself wearing them more and more, I was keeping my eyes open for a nicer pair. DSW came through! I got this pair for a steal – $32 and love the silhouette. So sharp.

The horse property I looked at last week was pretty great. The home is in good shape and would mostly need some cosmetic changes to suit my style. The arena and barn will need some love before they would be workable. My insides get all jittery just even thinking about it! I should know this week whether or not it is even a remote possibility. Here’s hoping no one else snatches it up. And further hope that it’s something that we can make a reality.

Linking up with: Visible Monday, Monday Bloom and Manic Monday.

Outfit: Khaki and Black

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I spotted this House of Harlow necklace at Nordstrom quite a while back. Its $75 price tag scared me off but I never forgot its uniqueness. When I spotted it on Shopbop (other colors here and here) I knew I couldn’t pass it up a second time.

I was the lucky winner of a Brittany Fuson print from The Fashionable Wife. It was so hard to pick just one! After narrowing it down to my top three my final selection was Matching Stripes. Can’t wait to add this to my gallery wall.

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Outfit: Casual Lace

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What a fun farewell to summer outfit! The lace t-shirt dresses up the distressed denim shorts. Purple hair streaks and leopard print add adventure to a ho-hum color palette. What do you think of the stacked belts?

Details: Top and earrings from Spotted Moth / Kut jean shorts and cuff bracelet from Nordstrom / Heels from Target

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Outfit: Inspiration Spin

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When I saw the photo below, my first thought was I wanted her legs. My second thought was, I need that bag! After the envy subsided, excitement took over because I have the elements needed to recreate the look. But it was a little to warm for my long sleeve chambray top so I modified it to a classic black & white combination. I’m sure the chambray version will show up this fall though.

Details: Tank, shirt and jeans from The Limited / Necklace from Talbot’s / Mossimo heels from Target

Inspiration photo:

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Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Outfit: HHS 200th Post

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That’s pretty exciting stuff, right? It’s been a great ride. Personally, I’ve gotten better at shopping, mixing colors, mixing prints and blogging. These were all goals that I set at the beginning of this adventure. Photography still frustrates me as does accessorizing but I’ll keep plugging away. I’m still considering changing how I post/where I post/what I post for High Heeled Style but for now my current routine will remain. Thank you to all my new blogging friends and readers for your support!

Details: Mossimo dress and heels from Target / Leather wrap and glass bead bracelets from Think Brite Be Brite

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Outfit: Mixing with Leopard

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I know I’ve mentioned before that I was a little hesitant about adding leopard print to my wardrobe. Too much of it can be tacky but I’ve come to love it as accent pieces. I think it adds the right amount of flair to this simple outfit. And if I’m not mistaken, this is the first time that I’ve worn the leopard belt and shoes at the same time. This may just be the largest dose of leopard you’ll see on this blog!

Details: Cardigan, 917 skinny jeans, belt and necklace from The Limited / Style & Co shirt from Macy’s / Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack / Mossimo heels from Target

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Outfit: Feeling Bold

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It didn’t take long for me to wear my new green jeans! I think the combination of black/white stripes, bold colors and leopard shoes turned out amazing. I didn’t even leave the house in this great outfit but I felt like I could take over the world while wearing it. I needed the confidence boost and I snub my nose at the naysayers who think caring about what you’re wearing is vain.

PS. For some reason I love when dark nail polish looks chipped and worn. Is that weird?

Details: Pleione striped top from Nordstrom / 678 colored jeans and tank from The Limited / Necklace from Talbots / Mossimo leopard pumps from Target

Linking up with Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy and Random Wednesday