Toning Down Cheetah Print

2017, summer, OOTD, cheetah, gold, layered necklaces,

Hello all! Happy Friday! I am so excited for this weekend as I have lots of fun plans and lots of exciting blog posts to share with y’all! As you know, I love patterns and cheetah print is one of my favorite patterns. When this cardigan first shopped up at J.Crew, I couldn’t have been more excited about it and knew I needed it in my closet.
2017, summer, OOTD, cheetah, gold, layered necklaces,

I had been anxious to incorporated it into my wardrobe and start wearing it right away. But, as with any other statement piece, it is very easy to overdo it and it has taken some time to find the right pieces to pair it with.
2017, summer, OOTD, cheetah, gold, layered necklaces,

I have found that with a loud piece like a cheetah print cardigan, the best thing is to pair is with simpler basics to spice them up. This tank top for example is very nice, but so boring! Wearing it with jeans just leads to a lot of blue and nothing really exciting. But, it is the perfect foil to my cheetah print cardigan.
2017, summer, OOTD, cheetah, gold, layered necklaces,

With this, I have also found that I prefer more delicate jewelry since the print is so loud. I love layering small necklaces so they are more interesting, but still maintain that delicate quality. The finishing touch for this look was these fabulous earrings I just picked up at J.Crew. Although big, they are so light, I almost forgot I was wearing them! Until next time, XO.
2017, summer, OOTD, cheetah, gold, layered necklaces,

Earrings: J.Crew; Necklaces: Baublebar, similar here and here; Cardigan: J.Crew; Tank top: J.Crew; Jeans: J.Crew; Shoes: Vaneli, similar here; Purse: Similar here.
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Post-surgery Blustery Days

Flowy shirt, sparkly shoes, red earrings

Flowy shirt, sparkly shoes, red earrings

Flowy shirt, sparkly shoes, red earrings
Hello! How is everyone doing? I am so excited to be back! Surgery went very well, but it left me bed-ridden and slow to my feet. I am finally starting to feel like myself again although I can’t wear jeans or any pants with a button yet. In their stead, I have been wearing my running tights from lululemon. I have never been a sweatpants kind of girl, but these pants are so incredibly comfortable and are perfect for wearing with flowy shirts and sweaters. 
As usual for December in North Carolina, the weather has been crazy weird, but let’s me experiment with lots of different clothes and outfits. Now that I am feeling better, get ready for lots of posts! I hope you are enjoying your December so far and for all of you students out there…I hope your finals went smashingly! XO 

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Army Green and Gold

One of my biggest problems in the summer and fall is that I am always cold. Outside,  I am fine in shorts and a t-shirt, but as soon as I go inside, I’m freezing. I have figured out the key to dealing with this is not only layering, but also adapting your outfit from day to night. Most people when they think day to night think about adding heels and lipstick. For me, this means adding jeans instead of shorts and potentially a cardigan. XO

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