Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maybe neutrals are the cat's meow?

Yes, I forewarned you-- this post features:

A) My winter color pallate (aka beige and black). (But I'm not kidding about that color thing, I promise.)
B) Leopard. Sorry!

OK. This outfit could literally be my uniform. You know, the go-to outfit that just makes you happy (especially after a crappy previous day) and makes you feel comfortable even though you're wearing, oh, 4 1/2 inch heels (that the husband hates) (and you're all, IT'S FOR FASHION) (and he's all, BUT YOU'RE MY HEIGHT AND I DON'T LIKE IT.)

Whatevs. :)

And a little about the tunic: I spotted this thing, like, ages ago on the site and totally stalked it. Every time I'd see it, I'd think, "Shaaa.... you don't need that. Look! It's totally tacky! It's leopard print with a clown collar! Shaaa!"

And then I saw it for the millionth time at the store. And was in a buying mood. And figured, why the hell not? Maybe I am a little tacky... so what? IT'S MINE.

Here is the end result (which is super cheap because it's comprised of almost ALL F21 items!) :


(Oh good lord, that belt is crooked. Why can't Photoshop fix that?!)
Dress: F21 Leopard ruffle neck tunic
Belt: F21 Bow belt
Jacket: F21 Boyfriend jacket
Tights: Nordstrom Hue
Shoes: Michael Kors two-tone metallic heels
Earrings: F21? Francesca's? Beats me.

Also, I'm pretty excited: I just received a few look-books of some reeeeeally cool, new designers. Think edgy, sexy and femme all rolled up into one. I can't wait to share them with you soon!


  1. It's cute, it works, and it looks all lit up from within on you. What clown collar? :)

  2. I just love your outfit. I always love the way you dress. Could you tell me more about that belt as far as the sizing goes? I am a size 6 so I wonder if I should get the S/m or the M/L

  3. How is the fit of the bow belt? I am just curious because I love it but I always have a hard time with belts because they are not small enough.
    I think the bow with the leopard print is so feminine.

  4. hi i really lied the tunic and blazer that you are wearing. I am thinking of ordering it myself but since its forever 21 item, i am a bit worried. Can you please say what is the sizing like on both these items and also belt and also how does material feel? is price worth? thanks I would really appreciate this.

  5. sorry i mean *liked

  6. haha, i love it!! love the comment from the husband.

  7. The Coastal ChicsterJanuary 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    I love it! I have a black and white leopard print dress that's been hanging in my closet for two years not being worn... This makes me think I should get it out and wear it. :)

  8. yay! DO IT. then again, don't trust me, I wear clown collars. :)

  9. I love it! You have such great personal style!

  10. I am the exact opposite with the whole color thing--I buy only colors and nothing matches because I have no neutrals! Maybe we could just do a swap, haha.

    And I loooove the bow belt on you here. I saw the red in person and loved it but hesitated because, well, I have a lot of colored dresses and red seemed too difficult. But black? Hmmm count me in!