Posts tagged: white button.up

 05.16.2012 [wed]Backlogged outfit, added 02.19.2013.
Worn to: work
Thoughts:All day I kept going back and forth on this one for myself, but I do like the outfit as an outfit. I’m quite fond of the vibe with the shirt buttoned up all the way but the silk scarf tied loosely. Overall the look feels sportier rather than my more usual Urban or Boho leanings, but ultimately I’m thinking that’s just going to be a quality that pops up whenever I wear these pants and I’m OK with that!
Behind the outfit:After wearing these silky cargo crops last week, I couldn’t wait to try another outfit with them. Since they’re a very not-classic piece, for today I wanted to try pairing with other more-classic pieces. What’s more classic than a white button-up blouse? Not much! Buttoned all the way to the top because I’m 100% still loving it, and sleeves pushed up to echo the exposed calves.
This outfit actually follows my favorite formula for a button-up with a silk scarf tie, but swaps out the skinnies for long slouchy shorts. From there I decided why not play up the contrasting styles, keeping the top rather classic; so I chose somewhat sporty sandals (which show off a nice little peek at my coral toes!), and plain silver hoops. The menswear+sporty vibe turned out pretty fun! Finished the look up with a new “what I was hoping would be fuchsia but turns out is little too pink” lip color.
And for fun, here’s a little illustration in cropped pant flattery: a side-by-side comparison of these cargo pants at the cropped length I’ll be wearing them (below left) vs. at their “correct” longer cropped length (below right). These pants were clearly designed for someone much taller than my 5’3” self, so I definitely have no desire to wear them left long!

image 05.16.2012 [wed]
Backlogged outfit, added 02.19.2013.

Worn to: work

Thoughts:
All day I kept going back and forth on this one for myself, but I do like the outfit as an outfit. I’m quite fond of the vibe with the shirt buttoned up all the way but the silk scarf tied loosely. Overall the look feels sportier rather than my more usual Urban or Boho leanings, but ultimately I’m thinking that’s just going to be a quality that pops up whenever I wear these pants and I’m OK with that!

Behind the outfit:
After wearing these silky cargo crops last week, I couldn’t wait to try another outfit with them. Since they’re a very not-classic piece, for today I wanted to try pairing with other more-classic pieces. What’s more classic than a white button-up blouse? Not much! Buttoned all the way to the top because I’m 100% still loving it, and sleeves pushed up to echo the exposed calves.

This outfit actually follows my favorite formula for a button-up with a silk scarf tie, but swaps out the skinnies for long slouchy shorts. From there I decided why not play up the contrasting styles, keeping the top rather classic; so I chose somewhat sporty sandals (which show off a nice little peek at my coral toes!), and plain silver hoops. The menswear+sporty vibe turned out pretty fun! Finished the look up with a new “what I was hoping would be fuchsia but turns out is little too pink” lip color.

And for fun, here’s a little illustration in cropped pant flattery: a side-by-side comparison of these cargo pants at the cropped length I’ll be wearing them (below left) vs. at their “correct” longer cropped length (below right). These pants were clearly designed for someone much taller than my 5’3” self, so I definitely have no desire to wear them left long!

image

WORDS: View comments 5/16/12 Filed under: #cream striped slim silk scarf  #black silky cropped cargo pants  #black suede banded heeled sandals  #navy mini tote bag  #oversized aviator shades  #rose gold oversized watch  #silver hoops  #white button.up  #~observations 
03.30.2012 [fri]
Worn to: work, date night dinner @ Famous Dave’s
Sweater: giftBlouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)Jeans: TargetBooties: Ciao Bella “Glorious” (via Sears)Pearl earrings: anniversary giftWatch: Fossil (gift)Trench: Banana Republic (via YLF swap)Purse: Kate SpateShades: Forever 21 
Behind the outfit:Today was quite cool so I thought I’d give this cashmere sweater one last spin before putting it away for the season. Since it’s a dark color, I wanted to include lots of lightness in the rest of the outfit. I started by adding the gray jeans, but it still felt a bit too wintery (probably because I wore it with these jeans several time over fall/winter). I then wanted to add the ivory booties, but it was a little too unbalanced so I thought about what I could do to add another good dose of white/cream to the outfit. My first thought was my pearl multistrand necklace, but I wasn’t in the mood to wear it.
With the high crew neckline, at first it didn’t occur to me that I could layer the white button-up underneath. But then I remembered that I could button it all the way up! I am still digging this vibe, and haven’t sported it since trying the look out way back in early February (and upon quick review, this seems to be mostly due to the fact that I haven’t been wearing button-up shirts much since then). So I gave it a try and just adore how it turned out! It feels very cheeky ^^ And adds just the right amount of lightness to balance the cream booties. Pearl earrings add the last little dose of lightness.
To continue with the cheeky vibe I put my hair up. I also really like how the fuchsia/orange from my nails looks with the purple, so I wore some light pink lip color (would wear fuchsia if I had it!) and added my bright orange purse. Normally I would wear a scarf with the outerwear because my neck gets cold quickly, but I rather liked how the buttoned up collar peeking out of the sweater looked against the black trench so I decided to skip the scarf today.

03.30.2012 [fri]

Worn to: work, date night dinner @ Famous Dave’s

Sweater: gift
Blouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)
Jeans: Target
Booties: Ciao Bella “Glorious” (via Sears)
Pearl earrings: anniversary gift
Watch: Fossil (gift)
Trench: Banana Republic (via YLF swap)
Purse: Kate Spate
Shades: Forever 21 

Behind the outfit:
Today was quite cool so I thought I’d give this cashmere sweater one last spin before putting it away for the season. Since it’s a dark color, I wanted to include lots of lightness in the rest of the outfit. I started by adding the gray jeans, but it still felt a bit too wintery (probably because I wore it with these jeans several time over fall/winter). I then wanted to add the ivory booties, but it was a little too unbalanced so I thought about what I could do to add another good dose of white/cream to the outfit. My first thought was my pearl multistrand necklace, but I wasn’t in the mood to wear it.

With the high crew neckline, at first it didn’t occur to me that I could layer the white button-up underneath. But then I remembered that I could button it all the way up! I am still digging this vibe, and haven’t sported it since trying the look out way back in early February (and upon quick review, this seems to be mostly due to the fact that I haven’t been wearing button-up shirts much since then). So I gave it a try and just adore how it turned out! It feels very cheeky ^^ And adds just the right amount of lightness to balance the cream booties. Pearl earrings add the last little dose of lightness.

To continue with the cheeky vibe I put my hair up. I also really like how the fuchsia/orange from my nails looks with the purple, so I wore some light pink lip color (would wear fuchsia if I had it!) and added my bright orange purse. Normally I would wear a scarf with the outerwear because my neck gets cold quickly, but I rather liked how the buttoned up collar peeking out of the sweater looked against the black trench so I decided to skip the scarf today.

WORDS: View comments 3/30/12 Filed under: #akoya pearl studs  #black trench coat  #gray skinny jeans  #ivory ruched pointy booties  #oversized aviator shades  #purple cashmere sweater  #red.orange crossbody bag  #silver watch  #white button.up 
02.09.2012 [thu]Neutrals week: white/gray/black
Worn to: Old Navy, work
Blouse, coat: Calvin KleinBlazer: vintage (thrifted)Winter shorts: Hinge (via Nordstrom)Tights: LOFTLegwarmers, watch, purse: giftsBoots, necklace: Forever 21Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Scarf: Target 
Thoughts:Neutrals challenge day four! Earlier this week one of the ladies over on YLF posted a gorgeous dress from Old Navy that I just had to run out and try. So today I did, and it was so good I bought it right away! (Also a cute bird-print shirt that I’m on the fence about.) I’m planning to debut it for Valentine’s, and it should be great going into spring because of the elbow sleeves. My only qualm is that it’s a knit dress; if it was woven it would be perfect.
I also tried out some slouchy legwarmers for the first time today! I really like how they look with these slouchy boots, but I think this particular pair is too chunky for my non-slouchy boots.
Behind the outfit:What week of neutrals would be complete without a bold, graphic, black and white outfit? For me, certainly it’s a requirement. These are my CORE core neutrals; nearly all of my outfits have some black or white.
Since the coloring is graphic, I wanted a simple outfit. I started with the blouse and blazer. When planning the week’s outfits, this was the first I thought of, and originally I had my black skinny jeans in this outfit; but after moving those to Tuesday’s outfit, I immediately thought of my wool shorts to replace them in this one. Which changed the vibe instantly!
Once the shorts were in I had to restructure the outfit. I decided to add a little slouch, so I went with these slouchy mid-calf boots next; the black helps ground the outfit, but is still low contrast with the rest of the bottom half. After that I chose these charcoal ribbed tights; these are also low contrast, but not no-contrast because they’re lighter than both the shorts and the boots. Together, the shorts, tights, legwarmers (coming up), and boots are a great textural mix as well.
Then today when getting dressed, I liked the slouchiness that was going on so I thought I’d give the legwarmers a try. I’ve tried them with a few other outfits and couldn’t make them work, but those were all with tall boots. They work MUCH better with these shorter boots! With the legwarmers added, I felt like I needed a little more sass-and-bling, so I added the necklace (which I actually had planned for tomorrow’s outfit). The final outfit has just the perfect mix of structure and slouch for me, I really feel like this outfit exemplifies my style goals!

02.09.2012 [thu]
Neutrals week: white/gray/black

Worn to: Old Navy, work

Blouse, coat: Calvin Klein
Blazer: vintage (thrifted)
Winter shorts: Hinge (via Nordstrom)
Tights: LOFT
Legwarmers, watch, purse: gifts
Boots, necklace: Forever 21
Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Scarf: Target 

Thoughts:
Neutrals challenge day four! Earlier this week one of the ladies over on YLF posted a gorgeous dress from Old Navy that I just had to run out and try. So today I did, and it was so good I bought it right away! (Also a cute bird-print shirt that I’m on the fence about.) I’m planning to debut it for Valentine’s, and it should be great going into spring because of the elbow sleeves. My only qualm is that it’s a knit dress; if it was woven it would be perfect.

I also tried out some slouchy legwarmers for the first time today! I really like how they look with these slouchy boots, but I think this particular pair is too chunky for my non-slouchy boots.

imageBehind the outfit:
What week of neutrals would be complete without a bold, graphic, black and white outfit? For me, certainly it’s a requirement. These are my CORE core neutrals; nearly all of my outfits have some black or white.

Since the coloring is graphic, I wanted a simple outfit. I started with the blouse and blazer. When planning the week’s outfits, this was the first I thought of, and originally I had my black skinny jeans in this outfit; but after moving those to Tuesday’s outfit, I immediately thought of my wool shorts to replace them in this one. Which changed the vibe instantly!

Once the shorts were in I had to restructure the outfit. I decided to add a little slouch, so I went with these slouchy mid-calf boots next; the black helps ground the outfit, but is still low contrast with the rest of the bottom half. After that I chose these charcoal ribbed tights; these are also low contrast, but not no-contrast because they’re lighter than both the shorts and the boots. Together, the shorts, tights, legwarmers (coming up), and boots are a great textural mix as well.

Then today when getting dressed, I liked the slouchiness that was going on so I thought I’d give the legwarmers a try. I’ve tried them with a few other outfits and couldn’t make them work, but those were all with tall boots. They work MUCH better with these shorter boots! With the legwarmers added, I felt like I needed a little more sass-and-bling, so I added the necklace (which I actually had planned for tomorrow’s outfit). The final outfit has just the perfect mix of structure and slouch for me, I really feel like this outfit exemplifies my style goals!

WORDS: View comments 2/9/12 Filed under: #black and white tweed wool coat  #black flat slouchy buckle boots  #black vintage blazer  #black with white polka dots scarf  #brass and pearl multistrand bib necklace  #charcoal plaid wool shorts  #charcoal ribbed sweater tights  #charcoal slouchy legwarmers  #red slouchy hobo  #silver hoops  #silver watch  #white button.up  #~creative challenges 
12.25.2011 [sun]
Worn to: in-laws over for dinner and presents
Cardigan, jeans, slippers: TargetBlouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Necklace: Forever 21Watch: Timex (via Target)
Thoughts:Happy xmas!
An amusing story about my cat and Christmas: He LOVES it. The tree, the decorations, and most of all his stocking. When he sees the decorations storage bins come out of the garage, he races around the house like a kitten (he’s a chubby 12-year old). As soon as the tree is inside, he’s busy trying to chew on/get underneath it as quick as possible. When the gifts are placed underneath, he immediately scopes out a path so he can further sit under the tree. He is hyper the entire time the tree is set up (usually he sleeps, sleeps, and sleeps some more).

So last night we filled the stockings so we could open them first thing in the morning. Kitty was NOT impressed that he had to wait (above). And woke us up early so he could get into his goodies (below). Each year I wonder if it’s a fluke that he actually remembers this time of year, but he’s been doing it for so long I have to admit it’s just a really cute thing that he does ^^

Behind the outfit:I fretted about what to wear today; needed to be something nice but casual, something that I could both relax and hostess in. I realized that my red and white outfit from a couple days ago was a perfect option. Then there was further fretting about whether I should repeat it so soon after wearing it. Ultimately I decided that I would, but of course change a few elements: swapped out the blue jeans for gray skinnies (the other ones are too long without shoes), left my hair down, added a Santa hat, and no outerwear/shoes since I didn’t leave the house.
Honestly I thought it’d be harder to repeat after going so long without doing it so closely, but it was a relief not to have to worry about what to wear while my in-laws were over. I am definitely going to relax my no-repeats rule.
Exciting fashion xmas gifts (part 1):Note about part 2: My folks celebrate Christmas in early January, and my dad’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve so we do presents with them on the 31st.
From my wonderful husband:
Miz Mooz “Flynn” boots in taupe, which I’ve been pining after for months! Unfortunately they may be a bit too wide/tall, I am still thinking about it.
a black and white houndstooth scarf with long, fringed ends
running shoes for the gym (OK not super fashion-related, but I despeartely needed them, and they are cute and purple!)
From my in-laws:
a lovely Stella And Dot necklace, with taupey stones and crystals
silver circular woven-wire earrings
some pretty Opi nail polishes (chocolate brown, blue glitter, silver crackle)
charcoal leg warmers

12.25.2011 [sun]

Worn to: in-laws over for dinner and presents

Cardigan, jeans, slippers: Target
Blouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)
Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Timex (via Target)

Thoughts:
Happy xmas!

An amusing story about my cat and Christmas: He LOVES it. The tree, the decorations, and most of all his stocking. When he sees the decorations storage bins come out of the garage, he races around the house like a kitten (he’s a chubby 12-year old). As soon as the tree is inside, he’s busy trying to chew on/get underneath it as quick as possible. When the gifts are placed underneath, he immediately scopes out a path so he can further sit under the tree. He is hyper the entire time the tree is set up (usually he sleeps, sleeps, and sleeps some more).

So last night we filled the stockings so we could open them first thing in the morning. Kitty was NOT impressed that he had to wait (above). And woke us up early so he could get into his goodies (below). Each year I wonder if it’s a fluke that he actually remembers this time of year, but he’s been doing it for so long I have to admit it’s just a really cute thing that he does ^^

Behind the outfit:
I fretted about what to wear today; needed to be something nice but casual, something that I could both relax and hostess in. I realized that my red and white outfit from a couple days ago was a perfect option. Then there was further fretting about whether I should repeat it so soon after wearing it. Ultimately I decided that I would, but of course change a few elements: swapped out the blue jeans for gray skinnies (the other ones are too long without shoes), left my hair down, added a Santa hat, and no outerwear/shoes since I didn’t leave the house.

Honestly I thought it’d be harder to repeat after going so long without doing it so closely, but it was a relief not to have to worry about what to wear while my in-laws were over. I am definitely going to relax my no-repeats rule.

Exciting fashion xmas gifts (part 1):
Note about part 2: My folks celebrate Christmas in early January, and my dad’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve so we do presents with them on the 31st.

From my wonderful husband:

  • Miz Mooz “Flynn” boots in taupe, which I’ve been pining after for months! Unfortunately they may be a bit too wide/tall, I am still thinking about it.
  • a black and white houndstooth scarf with long, fringed ends
  • running shoes for the gym (OK not super fashion-related, but I despeartely needed them, and they are cute and purple!)

From my in-laws:

  • a lovely Stella And Dot necklace, with taupey stones and crystals
  • silver circular woven-wire earrings
  • some pretty Opi nail polishes (chocolate brown, blue glitter, silver crackle)
  • charcoal leg warmers
WORDS: View comments 12/25/11 Filed under: #brass and pearl multistrand bib necklace  #gray skinny jeans  #red 3.4 sleeve cardigan  #silver hoops  #white button.up  #white camisole  #white oversized watch  #~observations  #~xmas 
12.22.2011 [thu]
Worn to: xmas present shopping (all over the place!)
Cardigan, gloves: TargetBlouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)Jeans: GAP “Real Straight”Booties: Ciao Bella “Glorious” (via Sears)Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Necklace: Forever 21Watch: Timex (via Target)Coat: Weatherproof (gift)Scarf: Dress BarnPurse: Nine West (thrifted) 
Thoughts:I bought these boots over a year ago, and randomly decided to look them up online since I hadn’t worn them on this blog yet. Imagine my surprise to see that they are still for sale!! If you are looking for an ivory pointed-toe bootie, these are really fabulous; super soft leather, small stacked heel, lightly cushioned insole, and the ruching detail is lovely. Highly recommended! (I am not getting any money for linking, just wanted to share because I think they are such a fab bootie ^^)
Also, this scarf knot looks particularly wimpy, don’t you think? It could be the scarf (it’s pretty thin) but I’m really in the mood for bigger, more dramatic scarf knots for outerwear. Noted!
Behind the outfit:Today I felt like being festive since I was shopping for presents! I started with the cardigan+blouse combo; I really like wearing structured blouses under cardigans, and the red and white has been feeling super festive to me this year. Initially I wanted to wear my red pumps, but since those are 4” heels they’re not conducive to marathon shopping; walking all day really limits my current footwear options. These booties aren’t quite all day walking shoes for me, maybe 6 hours (with no sitting breaks; they work for longer with breaks), but I was crossing my fingers that I wouldn’t be shopping for more than 6 hours. Unfortunately this was not the case, of course. It was crazy out there!
Anyway, I liked how the ivory booties bookended the white blouse, but since my hair is dark I needed to add a few other light elements to make it really look balanced: first, I picked these mid-toned straight leg jeans so the booties were more of a “peek of color”; second, I rolled the blouse cuffs up over the cardigan’s sleeves (the cardigan is 3/4 sleeves so this had to be done anyway); third, I wore my white watch (haven’t worn it since summer); and fourth, I added the pearl bib necklace, which also felt nice and festive. For outerwear, this coat keeps the booties from looking odd and since it’s such a big chunk of white the other white details that are hidden aren’t necessary.

12.22.2011 [thu]

Worn to: xmas present shopping (all over the place!)

Cardigan, gloves: Target
Blouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)
Jeans: GAP “Real Straight”
Booties: Ciao Bella “Glorious” (via Sears)
Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Timex (via Target)
Coat: Weatherproof (gift)
Scarf: Dress Barn
Purse: Nine West (thrifted) 

Thoughts:
I bought these boots over a year ago, and randomly decided to look them up online since I hadn’t worn them on this blog yet. Imagine my surprise to see that they are still for sale!! If you are looking for an ivory pointed-toe bootie, these are really fabulous; super soft leather, small stacked heel, lightly cushioned insole, and the ruching detail is lovely. Highly recommended! (I am not getting any money for linking, just wanted to share because I think they are such a fab bootie ^^)

Also, this scarf knot looks particularly wimpy, don’t you think? It could be the scarf (it’s pretty thin) but I’m really in the mood for bigger, more dramatic scarf knots for outerwear. Noted!

Behind the outfit:
Today I felt like being festive since I was shopping for presents! I started with the cardigan+blouse combo; I really like wearing structured blouses under cardigans, and the red and white has been feeling super festive to me this year. Initially I wanted to wear my red pumps, but since those are 4” heels they’re not conducive to marathon shopping; walking all day really limits my current footwear options. These booties aren’t quite all day walking shoes for me, maybe 6 hours (with no sitting breaks; they work for longer with breaks), but I was crossing my fingers that I wouldn’t be shopping for more than 6 hours. Unfortunately this was not the case, of course. It was crazy out there!

Anyway, I liked how the ivory booties bookended the white blouse, but since my hair is dark I needed to add a few other light elements to make it really look balanced: first, I picked these mid-toned straight leg jeans so the booties were more of a “peek of color”; second, I rolled the blouse cuffs up over the cardigan’s sleeves (the cardigan is 3/4 sleeves so this had to be done anyway); third, I wore my white watch (haven’t worn it since summer); and fourth, I added the pearl bib necklace, which also felt nice and festive. For outerwear, this coat keeps the booties from looking odd and since it’s such a big chunk of white the other white details that are hidden aren’t necessary.

WORDS: View comments 12/22/11 Filed under: #black leather tote  #brass and pearl multistrand bib necklace  #ivory ruched pointy booties  #leopard scarf  #red 3.4 sleeve cardigan  #silver hoops  #straight medium wash jeans  #turquoise suede gloves  #white button.up  #white camisole  #white oversized watch  #winter white short puffer coat  #~observations 
12.15.2011 [thu]
Worn to: work
Blouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)Tee: TargetJeans: GAP “Real Straight”Booties: Matisse “Nugent” (via Zappos)Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Watch: Timex (via Target)Coat: Worthington (via JCPenney)Scarf: Forever 21Purse: Nine West (thrifted)
Thoughts:Today Angie posted a cute outfit which I loved so much I wanted to copy it right away! I love mixing dressy and casual elements in my outfits, so this is right up my alley. I usually mix them all up, especially since I’m severely lacking casual footwear, but I think there’s something so chic about the way the way Angie’s outfit is dressy on top and casual on bottom. I’ve been wanting to add a pair of Cons to my wardrobe for a while, and this outfit really makes want to pick up a red or gray pair next time I make it up to the outlet mall!
On an unrelated note, I just found out that my awesome hair stylist, Tan, whom I’ve been seeing for the last 5 years is no longer cutting hair! I am borderline depressed about this, you guys. He was so fantastic. I could, literally, just tell him to do something fabulous…. and he would! And look at how long my hair is!? I suppose this is what I get for putting off getting my hair cut for *cough* 2 years (hey, I was going for a super boho thing!). I am SO not looking forward to having to find a new stylist. Bah.

12.15.2011 [thu]

Worn to: work

Blouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)
Tee: Target
Jeans: GAP “Real Straight”
Booties: Matisse “Nugent” (via Zappos)
Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Watch: Timex (via Target)
Coat: Worthington (via JCPenney)
Scarf: Forever 21
Purse: Nine West (thrifted)

Thoughts:
Today Angie posted a cute outfit which I loved so much I wanted to copy it right away! I love mixing dressy and casual elements in my outfits, so this is right up my alley. I usually mix them all up, especially since I’m severely lacking casual footwear, but I think there’s something so chic about the way the way Angie’s outfit is dressy on top and casual on bottom. I’ve been wanting to add a pair of Cons to my wardrobe for a while, and this outfit really makes want to pick up a red or gray pair next time I make it up to the outlet mall!

On an unrelated note, I just found out that my awesome hair stylist, Tan, whom I’ve been seeing for the last 5 years is no longer cutting hair! I am borderline depressed about this, you guys. He was so fantastic. I could, literally, just tell him to do something fabulous…. and he would! And look at how long my hair is!? I suppose this is what I get for putting off getting my hair cut for *cough* 2 years (hey, I was going for a super boho thing!). I am SO not looking forward to having to find a new stylist. Bah.

WORDS: View comments 12/15/11 Filed under: #black dark faced watch  #black leather tote  #black wool coat  #cheetah wedge booties  #gray and black striped tee  #rust zigzag scarf  #silver hoops  #straight medium wash jeans  #white button.up 
 10.11.2011 [tue]
Worn to: work
[[MORE]] Blouse: Calvin Klein (outlet)Cardigan: Old NavyJeans: thriftedFlats: Steve Madden (via Nordstrom Rack)Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Watch: Timex (via Target)Shades: Forever 21Purse: Michael Kors
Thoughts: I’ve always been ambivalent-bordering-anti towards animal print for myself, but with so many great items this season (and also probably from seeing it everywhere) it’s been growing on me. After thinking hard about it, I decided the only way to incorporate animal print into my wardrobe in a way that’s consistent with my style would be to stick with items/stylings that are either rock-n-roll or retro. Shortly after splurging on a pair of cheetah print wedge booties I also picked up this leopard cardigan, bringing my grand total of animal printed items to four (also have a leopard scarf and zebra print belt).
The main appeal of this particular print (separate from the fact that the scale suits my size) is how it’s fully desaturated, and thus can be paired with any color I have in my wardrobe. It’s a bit boxy, and would probably benefit from a little tailoring whenever I finally bite the bullet and start doing that. It’s also my first patterned topper!
I also recently picked up this dark-faced watch from Target, something I had on my “MUST GET” list for fall. I love the oversized face, and it rounds my little watch collection out very nicely: 1 silver, 1 gold and silver, 1 white, and now 1 black.
Behind the outfit:Loosely inspired by this and also this. Many of the looks I’ve been loving with leopard pair it with red, so for the cardigan’s debut I wanted to do the same. I decided to wear black flats with this because between the leopard and the red pants it felt like a bit too much with the black patent heels I originally put on. Along those same thought lines, I went with minimal accessories to keep the look clean (just earrings, watch, and wedding ring which are my bare essential accessories).

image 10.11.2011 [tue]

Worn to: work

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WORDS: View comments 10/11/11 Filed under: #black dark faced watch  #black python pressed flats  #gray leopard cardigan  #navy mini tote bag  #oversized aviator shades  #red skinny jeans  #silver hoops  #white button.up