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
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
I don’t remember when the inspiration struck but I decided I wanted to pair my navy pencil skirt with an orange top. I love navy and orange together which makes it hard to believe that I haven’t done this before. And once I decided on the shirt and skirt two ways to wear it immediately came to mind. Some days you can stare into your closet and not ‘see’ anything and some days you get a two for one!
Look 1 details: Pencil skirt from The Limited / Bobeau peasant top from Nordstrom / Striped jacket from J Crew Factory / necklace from Talbots / Ralph Lauren heels from Off Broadway
Look 2 details: Same skirt and shirt / Loft jacket from Goodwill / necklace from Nordstrom’s Rack / Diba Wizard booties from Off Broadway
I was pleasantly surprised how well my mint manicure went with the orange top. Perhaps I’ll find an outfit combination with those colors in the future.
Linking up with Random Wednesday and
Originally, I planned to wear my leopard heels with this outfit but I didn’t like the way they looked with the black tights. So, back to my worn-to-death black boots. This will be their last season for sure. Sigh. I’ve missed wearing this coral skirt which made it the starting point of the outfit. I didn’t want to winterize it too much so the teal shirt helped to keep it bright.
Details: Long sleeved shirt from Express / Coral pencil skirt, cardigan and leopard belt from The Limited / Necklace from F21 / Bandolino boots
This week was a tri-fecta of blazers. This is the other jacket I bought from J Crew Factory during their Black Friday sale. Regularly $168 marked down to $100. This was my first purchase from J Crew Factory and I’m very pleased with the cut and quality of both blazers. This jacket has a country club feel (“…and she stepped on the ball” – let me know if you get that movie reference) which I attribute to the leather-like woven buttons. All it needs are suede elbow patches! Incorporating a bold red shirt and leopard print accessories created a networking appropriate outfit that conveyed sass and responsibility. Or, at least I hope so.
Details: Michael Kors top from Macy’s / 917 skinny jeans from The Limited / Professor Blazer from J Crew Factory / Diba boots from Off Broadway
I’ve been dying to put together a green and leopard outfit since I saw this post on …love Maegan in June. I really wanted to have a pair of green skinny jeans but never got around to adding those to my closet. So, here is my version based on items I already owned. I’m happy with how it turned out.
Details: Top and bangles from H&M / Cardigan from Loft / Leopard belt and jeans from The Limited / Mossimo leopard heels from Target.
In non-outfit related news, I’m still on the job hunt. I knew things would slow down in December but I must admit that I’m getting a little nervous about what will be next for me. I’m still desperately trying to figure out what I want to do but the inspiration eludes me. I guess it’s getting me down a little bit but I’m trying not to get too upset about it. I finally have time to do the things I wanted to do while working full time (like working out, taking creative classes, reading) but often I lack the motivation to do them. Isn’t that terrible?
Although I’ve been working hard to incorporate more color into my wardrobe the simplicity and warmth of this combination are a classic that need not be forgotten. Black + cream + gold. The detailing on the shirt (a thrift store score) and leopard booties give this outfit extra style. Black and gold combinations use to scare me a bit. I couldn’t help but feel like a mob boss’ wife or some sort of gaudy, ex-stripper. I don’t know why it evoked these images but it did. But I’m really loving how black and gold are being worn together currently. Take a look at Black House White Market for some great examples of how to do this combination in a classy-not-trashy way (some of my favs: shoes, skirt, pants). I wore this particular combination to a client meeting that was fairly informal and the layers made it perfect for the So Cal Fall weather that has finally arrived.
- Thrifted Ellen Tracy shirt
- Mossimo cardigan from Target (similar)
- 917 skinny jeans from The Limited
- jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack
- Diba Leopard boots from Off Broadway
Sorry for the weird afternoon shadows in this picture. I really am working on improving my photography and I’m saving for a new camera. No one warned me in advance that this blogging adventure would be so expensive! But as long as it’s still fun, I’m committed. I paired this strapless dress with my chambray shirt for a great Fall outfit. It strikes a nice dressy/casual balance and could be easily modified with boots and tights for Winter.
Don’t forget to check back next week to hear about my interview and meet up with the amazing Stacy London!
- Dress and cuff bracelet from The Limited (this color is back in season)
- Chambray shirt from Nordstrom
- Necklace from H&M
- Mossimo leopard pumps from Target
I was really scared to get leopard print shoes. I wanted them. They looked good on other people but I wasn’t sure I could pull them off. So, I was happy to find a pair I liked at Target. Small initial investment to test the waters. Now, I’ve worn them to death (price you pay for inexpensive shoes). I want to do a green/black/white/leopard combo based on some Pinterest inspirations but this was a good casual take on that look.
- Shirt from The Limited (old)
- Jag pants from Nordstrom
- Mossimo Leopard pumps from Target
Inspiration can come from anywhere – even the animal kingdom. Colorful skinnies, leopard shoes and a good hair day – ah, I’m one happy blogger! Don’t you just love that feeling when everything comes together. I know, we’re not supposed to be so vain but I’m sure I was a much nicer person this day so, looking good benefits everyone!
- 678 skinny jeans from The Limited
- Caslon t-shirt and Rubbish chambray shirt from Nordstrom
- Accessories from Francessca’s
- Leopard pumps from Target
Isn’t he gorgeous?