Leopard & Lace

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My remixed item of the day is this black lace shirt from Target’s Prabal Gurung collection. In yesterday’s outfit, it was hidden under my jacket, but now you get a better view of she shirt in all its lacy glory! I had been wanting a new black blouse, and this one has such special details. Here’s a little shopping tip I’ve been keeping in mind recently: Never buy boring. Even those “basic” pieces in your closet like a black shirt for work can be interesting and unique. I would rather spend a couple extra bucks on something I will enjoy wearing than save on the first thing I see that fills a “hole” in my wardrobe.

Oh, and remember how last week I accidentally wore a belt that matched my shoes? I did it again. Except this time is was more like accidentally on purpose. I knew I wanted to throw in some leopard (because why not?), and I didn’t know if I wanted to do shoes or belt. So I put them both on, went to the mirror to decide which one I preferred, and ended up liking how they looked together. I’m nothing if not willing to break my own rules!

Shirt: Prabal Gurung for Target

Skirt: Target

Belt: Madewell (similar)

Shoes: Kensie (similar)

I Got Sunshine…




20121104-184542.jpgOn this past gloomy Saturday morning, I dragged my sniffling, congested self to class. Sometimes it just takes a little makeup and a bright cashmere sweater to make you feel like a real person who most certainly did not blow half a cup of snot out of her nose the night before.

Then again, sometimes sprucing yourself up can backfire, like when you convince yourself that you’re feeling all better so you think it’s OK to stay out late and have a couple margaritas, and then on Sunday morning you feel like shit pancakes. Anyway…Have a great week, everyone, and remember to wash your hands.

Coat: Nordstrom Rack, old (similar here, splurge here)

Cardigan: Nordstrom, old (similar)

Jeans: Ann Taylor

Belt: Madewell

Shoes: Sperry Top Sider

Earrings: Kate Spade