Relaxed With a Pop O' Leopard Print
A Case for Leopard Print
I wanted to bring in contrast with this outfit, so I paired the neutral jacket with a nice pair of jeans (ahem, my FAVORITE EVER from White House Black Market), and decided a pop of leopard would be the perfect pop for this outfit!
Confession: Crop-top jackets or blazers are very difficult for me to find and/or wear. It happens well.....almost never. So, when I found this linen one that breathed & was a nice neutral color, I loved it.
All you have to do is pair them with a comfy tank top, and you're good to go!
It's still relaxed enough to go shopping in or wear for a day out with the girls, but it's not too dressy. Another confession: this is "relaxed" for me. This is what you're gonna catch me in out running errands on a Saturday or getting things done. On occasion, I might wear a pair of leggings & a t-shirt with isotoners, but that's rare.
I grew up with a Mom who taught me the importance of dressing nice when you're encountering other people - "they are judging you immediately and respecting you based on how you're presenting yourself to them - if you want to be taken halfway seriously (or maybe a lot), then dress accordingly."
I'm SO grateful I grew up with that standard. I've relaxed it over the years, but it has stuck with me for the most part, so I've had to learn how to be comfy while still presenting myself well.
Flats is also something new I'm embracing. As a 5'10 tall woman, I can be intimidating with heels on and come in hot at about 6'2 or so when I wear them, so I have toned it down a bit with really nice flats here.
Style Tip: If you buy a necklace that is too small for your neck to be worn alone, layer it with a comparable bigger statement piece like I did here today.
Outfit deets below, dears!
So much love,
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BLAZER: Cato Fashions
JEANS: White House Black Market
STATEMENT NECKLACE: Bauble Bar x Courtney Kerr
SMALLER NECKLACE (LAYERED): Sam Moon Trading, Co. (Similar Here)
LEOPARD-PRINT FLATS: ShoeDazzle in "Manida"
LEOPARD-PRINT COCKTAIL RING: Vintage (Similar Here)
GOLD WATCH: Charming Charlie
GOLD BRACELET: Charming Charlie (Similar Here)
GOLD WRAP RING: Charming Charlie
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FOUNDATION: TooFaced Born This Way in Warm Beige
EYEBROWS: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz in Caramel
BRONZER: TooFaced Chocolate Soleil
MASCARA: Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir
Photography by Esther Huynh