Here’s another fashion rule I am breaking today: Don’t mix or wear no more than one animal print at a time. Consider this rule broken. *Side note* Believe it or not, this look was not inspired by Beyonce’s OTRT2 leopard print out.
The mixing of animal prints in one outfit has actually become a very popular trend and several celebrities and fashion bloggers have been doing it. In order to achieve this look,you’re grouping items in a similar print or color and wearing them together.* I actually did not mix my prints together purposely (to be on trend). I really wanted to wear this sweater dress but I wanted to wear a jacket to keep warm, so I pulled the vest out. Once I put them together, I really loved the look, so I was like, “what the hell.” I almost wore a pair of lighter leopard booties but I changed my mind and now, I think I should have.
I chose OTK boots because it was cold out and the leopard booties I have are actually ankle booties. I knew I did not want to be towing around a coat with me everywhere so I figured I keep warm with boots and the vest. The accessories were pretty bare this time; I wore a brown lip and vinyl clutch. By the way, how cute is this vinyl clutch? For some odd and funny reason this clutch reminds me of a toad! I don’t why but it does, lol. If you really like this clutch, then hold on to your wig, cause guess what?! Zara, has a VERY similar style like this one, coincidence? I’m thinking someone at Zara saw the post of me wearing this bag and they copied, HAHAHA. I don’t think that’s true but you never know, right? lol.
Dress: Nina Leopard, thrifted : $5.00 // Vest: No Brand, thrifted: $2.50 // Bag: Vinyl Clutch, thrifted: $3.00 // Thrift total: $10.50
Nina Leonard Sweater Dress, similar here
No Brand, Faux-Fur Leopard Vest, similar here
Vintage Vinyl Clutch, similar here
One of the toughest things about moving to a new city is finding services you normally already have a personal relationship with. For example, it took me MONTHS to find a dry cleaners I loved. I am currently on the toughest search yet, finding a new general practitioner AND a trusted shoe cleaner. My husband pointed out to me that these boots might need a cleaning. I rolled my eyes when he said it because he’s right but I don’t want start the task of finding a trusted shoe cleaner and I don’t want to be away from these boots for too long because they are on my winter rotation!
This has been one of my go-to sweaters this season and for good reason. It has the perfect amount of fabric, warmth, versatility and the neck has so much fabric I don’t have to use a scarf. I love how I have been able to dress it up and down without it looking like just another sweater. This time, I wore it with a pair of brand new leggings I purchased at Ann Taylor and these are going be a favorite. They have the right amount of elasticity which makes them perfect for the buffet, LOL. One of my favorite tricks to make me appear taller is by wearing leggings and black OTK boots. This combination instantly elongates my frame making my appear 5’10 – not really but it definitely gives the illusion of longer legs. I kept warm by wearing my MaxMara 101801 Icon black wool cashmere coat, my vintage quilted purse, velvet houndstooth gloves and crochet beanie.
Sweater: H&M Chunky Sweater, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Leggings: Ann Taylor $25.00 / OTK Boots: Steve Madden / Coat: MaxMara 101801 Icon Wool Cashmere Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Clutch: Vintage No Brand, purchased at GW: $2.00 / Gloves: Cejon / Outfit total: $38.00
Cejon Houndstooth Velvet Gloves, available here
H&M Chunky Turtleneck Sweater, similar here
Vintage Quilted Clutch, similar here and Ann Taylor Scuba Leggings, available here
Crochet Beanie NO brand, similar here
MaxMara 101801 Icon Wool Cashmere Coat, similar here
This is actually my second outfit of the week that has been fully thrifted, with the exception of the jeans. So that means, this was a super cheap look!
In case you live somewhere sunny or don’t watch the news, then you know the northeast is getting pounded with cold air and snow. Luckily Charlotte has been spared from snow but not from that bitter cold air; so that means, layers. This is an actual representation of what my outfits look like on the weekends. Layers on top of layers, walking around with half of my closet and weighing an additional 10 lbs. I have a very low cold weather tolerance so when I have to run errands on the weekend, I pile on the layers.
When I layer on clothes, I usually start with very fitting clothes and finish my look with loose or oversized items. I started with a cream turtleneck sweater that is very fitting and a pair of skinny jeans. I then layered on this Piazza Sempione short peacoat I scored at Goodwill for $4.00 , a scarf, warm socks, over-the-knee boots and my oversized wool coat. I normally don’t like to layer this much and usually just stick to sweaters and long overcoats but it was too cold. I did want to mention that the boots for this outfit are actually one of my favorite winter pieces you might be seeing these more on the blog. I purchased these at Goodwill for a mere $4.99, BNWT and they are super warm. T H A N K Y O U D O N O R!
Turtleneck: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: Gap / Peacoat: Piazza Sempione, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Coat: No Brand; Oversized Brown Wool Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Shoes: Steve Madden, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Scarf: No Brand, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00/ Outfit total: $24.00
Vintage No Brand Brown Oversized Coat, similar here
No Brand Scarf, similar here
Steve Madden Bukle Over the Knee Boots, similar here
Piazza Sempione Peacoat, similar here
The New Year came terribly cold and with that, all the winter gear had to be pulled. I realize after this shoot that I did not take photos of the dress that I was wearing and that is because it was too cold to do so. I’m sure they’ll be a next time, as I plan on wearing all of my sweater dresses.
If I had to choose an article of clothing that I could only wear for the rest of my life, that would probably be dresses. I love wearing dresses all year long and I might have way too many in my closet. Today, I am featuring this wonderful houndstooth wool dress that I purchased at Goodwill. I honestly didn’t think this dress was going to be warm enough but it actually is. In order to keep cozy, I wore this beautiful herringbone coat I also purchased at Goodwill, with a plaid wool scarf and my suede OTK boots. I accessorized with a pair of velvet houndstooth gloves and my black Furla satchel. I love how the different fabric patterns blended beautifully creating a clean chic look for work and not one that is too busy for the eye.
Coat: Moda International, purchased at Goodwill: $10.00 / Dress: Worth New York, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Gloves: Cejon / Scarf: No brand / Shoes: Steve Madden / Purse: Furla Satchel purchased on Poshmark / Outfit total: $15.00
Steve Madden Suede Slouch Boots, similar here
Cejon Houndstooth Velvet Gloves, available here
Moda International Herringbone Wool Coat, similar here
No Brand Wool Scarf, similar here
Worth New York Wool Dress, similar here