Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Leopard & Fuchsia Accents





 Old Navy Eyelet Dress - similar herehere, or here | Abercrombie & Fitch Denim Vest - similar | Alice + Olivia Leopard Loafers - save/crave | Stella McCartney Pembridge Crossbody (used as a clutch) | Forever 21 Belt - similar | Michael Kors Watch 

Hey everyone! I apologize for the one week hiatus, but I'm finally back :) Today's outfit is a look I wore out to dinner with my family, and it's perfect for a summer night out. I'm usually not a huge fan of black dresses for the summer since it feels a bit heavier, but this one had a cute eyelet detailing and an A-line cut that feels more seasonally appropriate. I dressed it down with a light wash denim vest, but added some fun feminine flare with a cute bow belt to cinch the waist and a pop of bright pink. Like mentioned above, this is actually the crossbody version of the Stella McCartney Pembridge bag, but it's easily turned into a clutch by tucking in the long strap. I slipped on my leopard print calf hair loafers from Alice + Olivia just for another extra pop, but hey, let's be real - we all wear leopard like it's a neutral ;)

And just a tip - the denim vest is making it's way back (even though some of you still might hate it, but girl you shall fall prey eventually...it always happens. Deny, deny, but eventually you buy and buy!!) So when shopping for one, it's actually kind of difficult because I know I had some trouble. I personally prefer a medium to lighter wash with some distressing since it ends up styling better with more color palettes, and though you may think a cropped version works better for dresses, the denim vest actually looks better when it hits at the waist.

Thanks again for reading, and I'll catch you in my next one!


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E ♥


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16 comments:

  1. Super cute Erica, I love the leopard print with the fuchsia. I have yet to own a denim vest, I'm not quite sure how to style them into my wardrobe, do you have any tips? :)

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  2. I love your SM clutch. I'm just transfixed staring at the perforation and the connecting details!


    Brittney


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  3. Amazing outfit! The dress is so pretty! :)

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  4. Thanks Sofija! I'd love to follow each other. Let me know when you've followed, and I'll follow back! xx

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  5. Thanks Christine! I actually treat it like a denim jacket, except it's perfect for the hotter weather :) Super easy to throw on over any dress or skirt, and I've also worn it with bright floral jeans and a simple white tee. I've seen it styled with the embellished button down oxford I have in white from J.Crew with a pair of trousers and pumps, but I don't think the wash of my vest would look good with that top. But with a medium wash, it looked really chic!

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  6. The denim vest is the perfect layer!! Loving the mix of leopard and studs!!

    Veloria in Velvet
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  7. Hannah Gottlieb-GrahamAugust 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    I just purchased a denim vest for fall and I am totally loving it, too! Your fuchsia clutch is adorable, just like your blog :)


    Xo, Hannah


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  8. Thanks Hannah! I definitely love the denim vest trend - it's just as easy as the denim jacket!

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  9. Love the pop of leopard prints from the school! This is such a cute outfit!
    You look really pretty! :D

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    cassandra xx
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  10. Ahaha you're right, I have been starting to see denim vests around. Btw you have a beautiful smile.

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  11. Thanks for the sweet comment Isa!! xo

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  12. Lovely outfit, the dress is beautiful and loafers are gorgeous!!!


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