Leopard Dress | Black Over the Knee Boots

I know you read that title, audibly gasped while grabbing your pearls and thought of a slew of derogatory terms, such as: hussy, strumpet, tart, Jezebel, trollop or floozy. It’s me you guys. Come on… I don’t do any of that. I am a prude and prefer to keep things on the up and up. Much to my husband’s dismay… Kidding. A little.

Anyhoo…

See? You can wear a leopard dress with black over the knee boots and not look like a strumpet! I love that term by the way. I like to say it whilst talking in a fake accent. My co-worker and I spend the majority of the day talking to one another in fake accents. We don’t do it to make fun of anyone. We do it because it makes our work life more fun and we are a tiny bit insane. You do NOT want to be stuck in a car with us that has no satellite radio for seven hours. We don’t break character. Just saying…

Where did I wear this? To work. Here’s how I styled this dress this past spring.

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Wearing: Dress – Target (I KNOW, RIGHT? But it’s old. Sorry.), Blazer – Target (Old too.), Necklace – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach, Boots – Vince Camuto.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy, peeps!

 

Linking up with Carylee and Gina for Manic Monday.

Friday Finds For My Friends #10

Be somebody

Happy Friday, peeps! I really like spreading the love and sharing good stuff, so I’ve rounded up a few things that have caught my eye during the week that I want to share with you. Please enjoy. Or don’t. Whatever… No, really… You should TOTALLY check them out.

I love the look of Buffalo plaid, and I really, really love this layered look. It’s perfect for fall.

Chambray and a leather skirt, together? Yes, please! Lulu makes this look effortless and ladylike. Well done!

I’m in love with this awesome dress Liz is wearing and I don’t even like blush pink.

Love how Mary has been adding red into her wardrobe. This great look features a black, white and gray base with a gorgeous red blazer. It’s real good.

I finally found an eyeliner that doesn’t melt off of my face! Hallelujah! A make-up artist used it on me when I had my spa day and it worked. It really, really worked.

I love, love, love this chevron coat Julia is wearing. LOVE. That thing just adds pizazz to anything.

This army green boy shirt and metallic oxfords look great on Psyche. I love her blog. She has such a great classic style and wears color so well. Do check her out.

New to using a DSLR? Check out this series on A Southern Drawl. Great tips!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

 

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I Would Wear This Everyday if I Could

If I could wear a (cute) sweatshirt, jeans and booties everyday, I probably would. There. My secret is out… Deep down I’m not so fancy after all. Damn it. You guys found me out.

Why? Because it’s comfy and more presentable┬áthan yoga pants. This is pretty much my fall/winter/early spring weekend uniform. I’m a big ol’ sucker for J. Crew sweatshirts and am to the point now that I have actually forbidden myself from purchasing any additional, regardless of how cute they are. I need another sweatshirt like I need a hole in my head. Although, this one is really cute.

ACK…

Can’t stop…

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Wearing: Sweatshirt – J. Crew, Denim – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach, Booties – Crown Vintage.

FYI – The fit on a lot of items at J. Crew right now is incredibly over-sized. I am wearing a small in this sweatshirt. I am not a small person. I have ginormous boobs. Size down. You have been given fair warning.

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy, peeps!

 

Linking up with: What I Wore

Transitioning a Summer Dress into Fall – Part Deux

I think my second favorite way to transition a summer dress into fall, is to add a cardigan, tights and boots. My first favorite way is to add a denim jacket, because hello… EASY. We had a few really chilly days here in Michigan last week, so it was easy to justify sporting tights so early in fall (even though according to the calendar it was still officially summer). Michigan… You so crazy.

The last time I wore this dress was this past summer to an outdoor wedding. I actually wore the same jewelry and carried the same bag the last time I styled it, but the addition of the black cardigan, tights and boots really makes it look different. Heck, even the Mister gave me the fish-eye and was wondering when I snuck this dress in. I was all “This old thing? Ummmm… I wore it to your cousin’s wedding in June. DUH.” The blog provides photographic proof. There was no sneaking.

In this instance…

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Wearing: Dress – J. Crew, Cardigan – T.J. Maxx (old), Bag – Coach, Necklace – J. Crew, Bracelet – Vintage, Boots – Vince Camuto, Lips – M.A.C. (Del Rio), Nails – Essie (Burgundy).

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

Linking up with: What I Wore, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday

Humbled and Honored

Today

On Wednesday, You Look Fab published an article featuring my “style”. (You can read the article here.) I was completely blown away by the incredible write-up and the kind comments from the members of the community. I am so honored to be included in a series that has spotlighted many bloggers that I personally follow and admire. I am also incredibly humbled by the many kind and lovely comments from the YLF community.

I’d like to send a warm welcome to all of my new followers that resulted from that introduction. WELCOME! You should know that I’m kind of weird… Are you sure you know what you have gotten yourselves into?

OK then…

Consider yourselves warned.

Happy weekend!