Animal & Lace

September 16, 2012

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Top: Forever 21 peasant lace top
Bottoms: Forever 21 leopard print shorts
Flats: Ardene
Bag: eBay black quilted purse
Bracelets: c/o David Smallcombe cuffs
c/o Bfrend Flora bracelet
Ring: Etsy twist ring

After searching high and low, I have finally found a pair of printed leopard shorts that can be transitioned between the seasons. Since the print is quite bold, I decided to balance it out by adding a touch of understated femininity – and in my case, it’s always with something sheer and lace. I also kept the rest of the outfit as simple as possible with minimal accessories and a pair of flats.

Fashion is truly a balancing act and it wasn’t until this year that I learned about the importance of balancing proportions. Always try to keep proportions in mind when selecting your outfits: pair neutral palettes with something fun, printed and bold; pair loose tops with fitted bottoms (and vice versa); and ladylike pieces with something edgy (think military or leather).

Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!


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  2. Cute outfit! Love the top and how you styled it with the shorts! :D you look so pretty! :D

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  3. Love this soft and feminine outfit. Great finds at F21, those shorts are fab!

    Suzie Q

  4. your smile is very beautiful i love the special blouse


  5. I love these shorts so much!! They look so cute with the nude flats :)

    xoxo Alison

  6. Love that you chose to keep the blouse untucked! I love the peek of leopard underneath the sheer top.

  7. Such a gorgeous pairing! I love that top, and really love your leopard print shorts. This look is just so pretty!

    xo Jenny

  8. why do you have so many bruises on your legs?

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