Friday, November 4, 2011


You may have noticed, but I haven't had to get dressed up nearly as often as I did last year. With fewer events I need to attend, there are simply fewer reasons to don the pencil skirts and heels! So while I've had to flex my causal dressing muscle more than ever, and I think I've done pretty well, I sure do enjoy putting together fancy when I can.

Blouse - Banana Republic / Skirt - Talbots / Belt - Lane Bryant

This blue top has a sister in green, which was last worn here with lovely greys and tans. I really liked that particular belted/pencil skirt look (what a shocker, I know), so I wanted to reproduce it. I went with caramels, golds and tans for the blue version, introducing this new pencil skirt from Talbots in a delightfully well-below-knee length. It should not be at all shocking, either, that I have the skirt in charcoal as well.

Handbag - Furla (renting from BBOS)

But let's not ignore the obvious, now: yet again I wanted to "pump" of the volume with some fabulous animal print heels. And not just any animal print, the perfect leopard print! Since it's been all the rage this season, I was most certainly on the hunt for a pair of my own. I knew that I didn't want a pointy toe; I knew I didn't want a contrast platform pump. What I wanted was a larger print and rich camel background, a never-out-of style almond toe, and a conservative but still sexy heel (3" is conservative for me these days). What I really, really wanted were these gorgeous babies, but I just couldn't justify the price, no matter how hard I tried. Enter the Max Studio Marais from DSW and lots of rewards certificates. Though they were uncomfortably narrow when I first received them, they've stretched out nicely and are most definitely everything I wanted. And hot damn, I love them with this blue!

Leopard pumps - Max Studio (via DSW)
Ring - Banana Republic (eBayed) / Necklace - LOFT / Earrings - The Limited


  1. You are seriously gorgeous. So glad I stumbled across your blog via pinterest. I love your cobalt blue top mixed with some leopard print. UM LOVE IT!!

  2. aw, thanks ana!! 

    i just love leopard print with anything these days, don't you?

  3. New Follower here! I too love my leopard print shoes! They are perfect with any color!

    Come check out a fellow curvy fashionista's blog if you have time :)


  4. Oooh, so lovely!  The shoes are quite amazing and look spectacular with that blue!  Great choice!

  5. thanks! the shoes are killer for sure - I pretty much built my entire outfit around them, but i didn't realize what a great combo the shoes made with the top until I saw these pictures!

  6. welcome, katie! its' funny, i was JUST checking out your blog thanks to Ariana!


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