How To Wear Leopard and Not Look Like A Bundy

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Top: H&M Hat: BCBG Leggings: Saks Red Label Loafers: Saks Black Label Bracelet: Charming Charlie                  Necklace: House of Harlow

Do you ever get ready in the morning and think your self, my goodness this outfit is awesome?! Well that’s what happened to me this past weekend when I put together this leopard print ensemble. Truthfully, I typically cringe when I see print on print on print. But when I was digging through through the depths of piles of clothes that never seem to go away regardless of how many times I do laundry and put things away, I thought I’d have fun with some of my favorites from seasons past and what’d ya know?! Katy Perry isn’t the only fashionista who can have fun with wild prints!

Friendly tip: Whenever venturing out with print sometimes too much can be too much. Matchy matchy is cute but don’t look like a leopard threw up on you. You always want to make sure you balance your prints out with solids. I.e if you have a stellar leopard or cheetah print dress, balance it out with plain shoes. Like a patent leather black or just a solid gold or red. Bright cherry red lipstick might be a nice compliment as well! Whatever you do, before you leave the house think to yourself, is this Nicole Richie or Peggy Bundy, if it’s the latter, don’t leave the house go back to your closet and re-think your outfit.

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No wonder they call this a sunburst necklace! It really does look like it’s bursting in the sun!

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Bracing For Winter in My Barbie Sweater

Top: Forever 21 Pants: Saks Fifth Avenue Red Label Shoes: Valentino

              Top: Forever 21 Pants: Saks Fifth Avenue Red Label Shoes: Valentino Sunnies: Dolce and Gabbana

I didn’t think it would ever happen but sweater weather finally arrived today! And in typical cliche form I couldn’t help but talk about it with nearly everyone I came into contact with today. Even the guy at Verizon, who enlightened me to the fact he spent $200 on his seasonal sweaters yesterday. I couldn’t help but share with him my technique for prepping my closet for a new season is to think about that season after it ends. Scratching your head thinking, what in the world is she talking about? Basically, my secret for being seasonally appropriate is to invest in seasonal pieces in the after sale. I got my swimsuits in January when stores were trying to move through their previous seasons to make way for new collections. Similarly, I invested in my sweaters a few months ago when the temperatures were still triple digit.

Ok, truthfully I would have looked for any excuse to buy this totes adorbs Barbie by Forever 21 sweater. But I knew it would be perfect for a cold day and wouldn’t ya know, I was right. It is just enough for temperatures that drop to about 60 degrees, aka the time of year when So Cal residents fear of dying of hypothermia. Ok, maybe that’s just me, but in truth anything less than 75 degrees is only acceptable temperatures when I have cute sweaters such as this to endure it.

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Oh my favorite Tarina earrings. Always the perfect accent when looking to complete that Barbie girl look.

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