Monday Mingle: White Leopard


Hope everyone is enjoying the final day of summer…the weather is horrible here…humid and rainy…..probably a day of movies on the couch for us…and sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered.  We had a jampacked weekend of beach, pool, Prestons 2nd birthday and than a night out on the town….I am exhausted.  With a crazy work week ahead and Connor starting school Wednesday, a day of nothing is quite welcomed.  On to the fashion….I LOVE leopard with is so perfect for this transitional time of year.  How about you?  Would you pair leopard and white?

Monday Mingle time again:)  The stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Link is over with Nicole today- be sure to pop by and join in the fun.  Make it a great week!

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Top c/o Susie Raine available HERE, Jeans Level 99, Clutch Deux Lux available through The Box Service, Necklaces Stella and Dot, Shoes Steve Madden

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Fall 2012 Must Haves

A Fabulous Hat
– Whether it is wider brimmed or a simple fedora, a hat makes a statement.  It lends a “pulled together” feeling to the most casual outfits…..think t-shirt and jeans but up a notch.

Love this hat from Boden USA.  The plum color is completely on trend for fall and will compliment both black and brown which is always a bonus.  If the above doesn’t strike your fancy, I am also digging this one, slightly more affordable and the camel is also complimentary to all fall colors.

Sassy Denim 
– Printed or colored,  a fresh take on denim is everywhere for fall. Easy to wear and looks great!

My sister just gifted me this pair of Rich and Skinny’s that I had been eyeing at a local boutique.  If there were ever motivation to get back in my size, these bad ass snakeskin jeans are IT! Less expensive snakeskin option here at Macy’s.  If printed denim is too wild for you, try an inexpensive colored denim like these from Old Navy.  For under $30 you can ease into the trend and if you find it isn’t for you, at least you didn’t spend a fortune trying it out (although I think you will be smitten).

The Leather Vest 
-I see the leather vest as a really important fall piece in my wardrobe as it will instantly update shirts and dresses that you already own.  By throwing such a fabulous piece on, you draw the attention to the new addition and away from the “last season” feeling of what’s underneath.

A complete and utter splurge but complete and utter perfection this Rachel Zoe Vest is officially on my birthday list.  I love everything about it and would wear it weekly over EVERYTHING.  A more budget friendly option available here and here, and for those who don’t wear leather what about this or even this faux option.

Cap Toe’d Pump
-Pumps are a must have every fall and 2012 is no exception.  What makes these pumps special is the capped toe for a bit of old hollywood glam.  These can easily take you to work and out to play…double duty is always a good thing!

I love this Stuart Weitzman shoe available in a plethora of colors and better yet, it is half off.  What a score!  This Rachel Roy pair are awfully pretty and perfect for work.  This pair from DSW..great for bank account, work or play while these Sam Edelman’s are so darn fabulous for a night on the town…OMG!

Leather Leggings/Jeggings
-I purchased my Nicole Miller pair at the end of the season last year, so maybe that is why I have leather leggings on the brain.  For whatever reason, I am smitten and they are on the TOP of the list of “I can’t wait to wear” after pregnancy.  Whether you wear faux or the real deal, grab a pair for fall!

These GUESS Leather Skinnies are a great value and I love the mix of ponte and leather. My Nicole Miller pair is very similar to these.  This faux pair by Blank is an awesome option and comes in both black and plum as well as this Kardashian Collection pair for under $20! Can’t beat that for a trendy of the moment item:)

The Tweed Jacket
-Another fall classic updated for fall 2012.  I love the idea of tweed mixed with your favorite denim for a casual look, worn to work with a pencil skirt or even paired with the leather leggings as shown below.  Tweed will be getting alot of play this fall!

I love the mix of textures on this Michael Kors Jacket.  If you aren’t in agreement and want something more classic, what about this option from White House Black Market?  This less expensive option available at Chloe Loves Charlie here is equally as great! 

The Leopard Blouse 
I know, I know, leopard is always featured for fall….but it really does look so great.  Infact, it is so mainstream, I tell clients they are fine to tuck it under a black blazer for work and of course it looks great with denim for a more playful vibe.  I am stepping it up a notch this fall and instead of little accents of leopard here and there, I am going full on print baby. Join me!

Forever 21 hits the mark with the above leopard blouse for under $25.  I like it as much as this one by Ark & Co.  I also like the softer details on this one.  One of them will definitely be mine.

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Nude Pumps

The Patent Leather Peep Toe

Splurge: Jimmy Choo (Pictured) $695.00
Save:   Michael by Michael Kors $125.00  
Super Save:  Enzo Angiolini $99.95

The Patent LeatherWedge

SplurgeChristian Louboutin (Pictured) $695.00
Save: Delman $298.00
Super SaveMadden Girl  $39.99

The Classic Pump

Splurge: Miu Miu  (Pictured) $645.00
Save: Lord and Taylor $69.00
Super SavePayless Shoe Source $20.00

The Flat

SplurgeTory Burch (Pictured) $265.00
SaveSam Edelman $149.99
Super SaveMichael by Micheal Kors  $78.95

The Funky JackPot

Splurge: Valentino (Pictured) $895.00
SaveJeffrey Campbell  $179.95 Nine West  $150
Super Save:  Rachel by Rachel Roy $99.00

Linked up with lovely ladies of Monday Mingle…check it out here!