Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lace & Leopard

I'm recovering from being away for a week on two different trips.  My souvenirs from one trip were a bunch of mosquito bites, complete with eight ON MY FACE.  Seriously, who does that?  At least on the next trip I got to see our best friends and their new baby.  Is he precious or what?

I tried lace and leopard another time a couple of months ago but I had mixed feelings about it because of some of the other elements.  Too many other trends happening.  This time I took the same top and shoes and paired them with more classic and neutral elements, like the cognac faux leather jacket and navy chinos.  Though it's more subtle with just a hint of some trends, that's pretty much right up my alley.  

Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Top: Forever 21 (similar, similar)
Jacket: Forever 21 (splurge)
Pants: Banana Republic (exact, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact5 more options)
Necklace: World Market


  1. I'll admit I got scared when I saw the title. Lace and leopard sounds like a recipe for disaster but you nailed it!
    If you could use a hand with other tricky pairings submit a question to

  2. I love your heels and that necklace! I'm always impressed with the jewelry at World Market (love that store!) :)

  3. Oh babe! :-( Mosquito bites are terrible. Especially on the face! A little hint - a bit of lavender and tea tree essential oils will help the swelling and itching go away faster.

    Love this outfit. :-) It's very YOU.

  4. the shoes pull this whole look together

    kw, ladies in navy

    jewelry giveaway!

  5. Love this leather jacket. SO pretty. The cut and colour are perfect.

    Don't forget to stop by and link up tomorrow on my Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up and enter my stella & dot giveaway.


  6. Stunning top! Love it!!

    Julia @

  7. great shoes! I've never thought I'd be a huge fan of animal prints but I was given a pair of leopard flats for a gift and they've become my go to pair - they go with almost everything!

  8. I NEEEEED a lace top. Thanks for the links :)

  9. Love the jacket with the lace top!

    xo - Sheila

  10. Mosquitoes are the worst! Don't they know we have outfits to photograph? That lace top is really cute.

  11. You do realize, Audrey, that you were the one who inspired my lace obsession and now I have several in my closet waiting to be Audrey-ized. LOL! I'm sorry about your bug bites but you look super cute as always anyway.

  12. I'm really considering copying this outfit for tomorrow. I just found your blog today and I love it! I am also jealous of the way your photos are inside yet the lighting is still amazing. Any tips?


  13. Hey,
    great pictures and sweet outfit.
    I love your necklace.

  14. Love the lace top and leopard goes so well with it!

  15. Beautiful outfit! Love your necklace! What size is your lace top? If you don't mind being asked :-) hard to know what size to order...that one looks like it might be cut nice and loose

  16. mosquito bites on your face?! how terrible!!! I feel your pain because i am a magnet for those nasty bites every year. YUCK! Love the mix of hard and soft with the leather and lace!

  17. I inspired your lace obsession? Haha! That's interesting, given that I hardly own lace pieces. I don't know what Audrey-ized means, but I wanna see your lace outfits! :D

  18. Welcome to the blog, Julia! Whew, I'm glad you approve of my pictures. I'm always self-conscious that the lighting isn't good enough! I open all the shades as well as put an unshaded lamp near me, but not pointing directly at me. I try to get the light to bounce off of some of my white walls for softer lighting instead of shining directly onto me. I hope that helps a little.

  19. Yes, but the ones you own you style so well that I drool when I see it. To Audrey-ize means to remix items. Hope you don't mind my re-purposing your name. ;p

  20. HappinessatmidlifeWednesday, May 22, 2013

    Saw the pic on IG and felt so bad for you. When I head home to Hawaii, my husband can be standing next to me and have no bites and I would be covered with bites! My body does not react very well to mosquito bites either, they swell up. Hope the itch phase will be gone soon.


  21. I could not be more obsessed with this outfit. From the shoes to the necklace, you look so so fabulous. Lovely post, hun. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo

  22. Love your outfit combination, I am obsessed with navy blue and white jejeje
    XOXO, Aicitielt


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