10/14/13

leopard print is a neutral

 

I started out wearing leopard flats.

I think I honestly have consistently owned leopard flats for the past 6 years. At a minimum. Turns out when I like something, I really like something -- to the point of even purchasing the exact same flats a year later. (Nordstrom, I'm still upset that you no longer sell those perfect leopard flats.)

But I remember getting those little leopard flats and thinking -- at the time-- that they were super wild and crazy flats-- leopard flats that had had faux calf hair on them!

Now I'm wearing a leopard shirt. A thrifted leopard shirt.

It's little things like this that I really love about style. I love the little things that I push myself on-- not to have the latest and greatest thing, but to push myself to be more confident-- to wear things that I really love. Like a touch of leopard print. Which, honestly, or so style magazines tell me (major confession -- I love fashion magazines) tell me is just a neutral to begin with.


Are there styles or things that you push yourself to try?

xo, erika

details:
blazer: c/o wallis fashion
top: thrifted
jeans: urban outfitters (if you've never tried their bdg jeans, I highly reccommend them-- and they're even made in the u.s.)
shoes: seychelles


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9 comments

  1. I have wanted a pair of leopard print flats...and would totally think I'm wild wearing them! I pushed myself to try a few tunics that just didn't work (awkward length).

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  2. totally agree about leopard being a neutral. i have a perfect pair of smoking loafers (i feel like that's not the right terminology, but you know what i mean) from target and they are getting kind of worn! def time for a new pair soon! this top is so cute, and i'm loving your shoes!

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  3. I also love me some animal print! I'm partial to snakeskin. I push myself to try things with really feminine detail. I naturally lean towards more edgy styles. For example, I bought a bracelet with skulls the other day so then I felt I had to go out and buy bow earrings to balance out!

    Gorgeous blazer! xo

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  4. My favorite shoes!

    I've been pushing myself with color lately... More mix 'n match with the clothes, fearlessly wearing red lipstick... It's been fun!

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  5. I've noticed over the past few months that I've been wearing A LOT more leopard print than I thought! From dresses to shirts, they just look so cute! I have a pair of leopard print flatts and the first day I wore them, I got a compliment on how awesome they were.

    I was once told (by a cashier at a clothing store) that 'Leopard print is the new black'. I though she was insane at the time, but now I totally get it!

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  6. I loveeee this outfit! I decided I'd try a maxi dress - because I rarely wear dresses, but the length seemed comfortable and I wasn't worried I'd flash someone! I absolutely love pairing a maxi with a cute cardigan, or even a t-shirt. Definitely a new favorite style!

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  7. Love the combo and your heels are so cute. Your hair is adorable by the way too.
    Daphne.

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