Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Daily Style: Monday's Child

Dress: American Apparel (40.00 sale)
Belt: Vintage (3.00)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Flats: Target (6.99)
Necklace: J.Crew (14.99 sale)
Remember yesterday, when I said leopard print would be making an encore appearance? It seems to be permeating my life entirely. I used to be obsessed with it- and I guess I still have been- but only recently re-discovered the large contingent in my wardrobe. This outfit was inspired by this image from the upcoming Rodarte for Target line (is anyone else counting down the days....hours...minutes till Sunday's release?):

I honestly never thought to pair leopard and blue together, but I love how it looks. It was also to perfect outfit for Monday, I wore it first to work and then later to the school's Holiday Party. It was an easy transition. Maybe not the most festive, but what do you expect when your workplace's annual holiday party is held directly after work at five o'clock?! Seriously.
It's funny because now, all I can think when I'm getting dressed is "would leopard look good with this?". It's an issue. I'm noticing that, even though my outfits are different every day and I'm really not buying anything new, my wardrobe goes through stages. It's not even a conscious decision. A little while ago I was all about oranges and browns, then I was definitely wearing a lot of flannel and mustards, and now I'm onto animal prints. Do you notice things like this with your own wardrobe habits? Do you go through stages too?

46 comments:

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

I'm loving belts right now. I was actually just thinking that they're the best part of my wardrobe right now, perfect for tying things together.

You look adorable- I'm really excited about reading your blog now!

JO said...

I definitely go through stages like that. Right now I'm in a brown/caramel stage.

I, too, am a leopard print fanatic, but I've calmed down about it over the past few months. It's still an all-time favorite, and something that I think will be part of my wardrobe for decades.

You look wonderful, as usual!

Johanna

Chelsea said...

Great outfit, and I love your hairstyle here! Perhaps you could do a tutorial on this sometime?

I definitely go through stages. In college I was obsessed with nude/tan/camel colors and pretty much bought only things in those colors. Then I went through a green phase, and now I feel like I'm all about purple.

Girl from the North Country said...

I'm already in line for Rodarte coming to Target! I'm hoping Portland does not let me down!

I love that you paired leopard print with a light color you look darling. I've always been stuck on pairing leopard with dark colors and prints.

Cara said...

Yes! I totally go in phases. I'll discover something new--a new style or article and totally play with it in almost every outfit--like belting. I wnet through a phase (um and may still be in it...) where every outfit I put together I would ask can this be belted? I also go through phases with actuall articles of clothes. Like my grey boyfriend cardigan, where basically everytime its clean I am working it into a new outfit of some sort.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love this look! And I'm totally diggin' your hair in these photos. Fab, of course! :)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love the combination here -- it seems so natural even though I never thought to pair blue and leopard before.

The way I feel about my clothes changes all the time, to the point that I have to hang onto my 'donation' pile for awhile before I let the pieces go. I went through a floral phase two years ago that I'm just now warming up to again because I wore the pieces so much. I seem to do the same thing with animal print.
- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Amy said...

Gorgeous outfit, Julie! I would never have thought to pair blue and leopard together either, but it looks adorable! That belt is one of my favorites of yours.

And Yes! I most definitely go into phases- like right now, I just want to wear plaid all the time! LOL

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Dominika said...

your hair is so pretty!
<3

Lei Ann said...

hi julie! the moment i saw your belt the other day, i immediately thought of the rodarte for target one! luckily i live 2 minutes from my target & it's a large enough one that they do stock these designer lines, so FOR SURE i'll be there :)

love this whole look...casual, but the leopard dresses it up!

chic said...

This looks awesome! Something about the collared shirt dress and the leopard is so elegant with a wild side. Another great look from you!

I go through stages ALL the time, that's why I have a hard time answering questions like 'how would you describe your style'. But that's what keeps things fun and keeps shopping in your closet from getting boring. I'm excited to see more of your animal print phase play out!
S.

Jasie VanGesen said...

Your hair is simply amazing. I hope you don't mind, but I've been using your blog as a bit of hair-spiration. :) Mine is almost down to my shoulders and I'm trying to growing out for the first time in a long time. It touched my shoulders once at age 16, and that was the longest it had been since I was about 11. So I've pretty much always been a short-hair-girl... my hair is super thick and wavy and I'm looking forward to having a lot more of it.

claulovesfashion said...

woOo.. NICE LOOKK.. ilove ur dess & ur belt... i really love ur blog!!

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briannelee said...

Your hair is such a pretty color!

Right now I am all about sweater dresses. I can't stop buying them. Its bad.

D said...

simply gorgeous hair. love the leopard belt with the look. great!

E P J said...

So, I want to know if you read this blog. If you don't check it out, and if you do, isn't it so cute/funny/cool?!

http://tavi-thenewgirlintown.blogspot.com/

Some cool stuff about Rodarte for Target. On that site as well.

Love checking out your blog.
-Ellen

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i love the leopard print. and yes, doesn't everyone go through phases with their wardrobes where certain pieces or ensembles get a lot more play? right now i just cannot get enough of bright pops of color--it's so dark outside that i have to offset it somehow.

Lexie said...

i definitely have a few key pieces that i keep going back to no matter how much i seem to accumulate!

i think leopard suits your style really well!

MissNeira said...

Oh wow I love your hair!!
and your leopard belt!

fruit skeletons said...

Not to repeat everything in the previous comments... but I too am stooooked on the Rodarte line! Which do you think is better to get the pieces you want, bursting through the door at 8am or ordering online?
Your hair looks awesome! Lastly, do you tuck your septum up for work? And what gauge is your jewelry?

Rebekah said...

Your outfit and hair go so well together! Both look very sweet. I have the bad habit of forgetting that I'm not a mannequin and I have a head that needs tending to as well..

Tessa said...

I love your hair :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look fantastic! I love, love, love your hair like that! I wish mine were longer!

I'm kind of obsessed with a red skirt that I thrifted a few weeks ago, but a couple of months ago, I was obsessed with pencil skirts, particularly my brown one that I paid $9 for.

fashionableacademics.blogspot.com

la fille dans la forĂȘt said...

I agree with the others...your hair looks gorgeous like that! jealous!

Wear Necessities said...

You look fab! Cant wait for Target's Rodarte line! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

Kennedy said...

i just bought a leopard mesh shirt today at the thrift store! i like it best as a splash of print in an outfit and you've perfected it here. oh and NOT TO MENTION your hair, i loveeeeee it!

hello lovely said...

gorgeous dress! i actually bought one very similar today to wear with black tights! i never thought of pairing it with leopard, but i might try it!

http://hellolove14.blogspot.com

Gizelle said...

i've always loved blue with brown...what more if it's leopard.hehe. love the hair!

neway, thanks for posting my link on your site!

xoxo, Gizelle

xo, Alexi said...

jealous- i wish my air did wavy things like that!

xo, Alexi said...

ps- you've got a realy cool blog! and my cat looks like one of yours!!
i found your blog from miss neira

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I definitely feel like I go through stages too but mine are just with seasons! I feel like I HAVE to reflect the outdoors when it's totally not the case.. I need to break a habit! I love this outfit of yours tooo!

Friend in Fashion said...

You have the most amazing hair - i am so jealous!: ) Love the leopard print with this!

www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

Maria Confer said...

I love this dress on you. When I tried it on in the store I looked 6 months preggers! ;)

I adore your leopard belt. What an awesome find.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Jen said...

i'm in love with how you wore that leopard belt. and your hair is gorgeous here! :)

Danielle said...

That shirt dress is sick!
And I too am counting down the days until Rodarte's Target launch!

www.antiquatedtreasures.blogspot.com

The Owl's Closet said...

what a great look! same here, i would have never thought blue and leopard would go together, but it works!:D i seriously, love love ur hair!:D

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com
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princesspolitico said...

i definitely feel like my wardrobe goes through phases... this summer it was all about a shorter hemline and florals... now its all about bright colored tights with everything. i pretty much build outfits around legwear, haha!

xo.
princesspolitico

Brittany said...

I love seeing how you style that dress is different ways! Gotta love American Apparel.. the simplicity allows you to be creative!

By the way, your hair always looks AMAZING. I'm jealous!

closet365 said...

Love the blue dress.

Have you popped in your local Target lately? Mine already has the Rodarte stuff out early. It might be worth looking!

chicfaced said...

Rodarte! I AM so excited! I can't wait to see all the bloggers with their new wares next week :)

I def go through stages...right now it's a chambray shirt, leggings, sweater combo. It's too cold to get dressed!

Promise said...

I LOVE leopard print. I especially have a thing for leopard print sweaters with t-shirts.. SO FUN! thanks for the linky love. i linked you as well. :)
loves
-Promise

Robin said...

I'm glad you included that back photo of your hair- gorgeous!

pinkpositive said...

Love your hair in these! I (cross my fingers) hope to receive a remote for my camera this Xmas! Your pattern mixing skills are that of a NINJA! Lol!

rileeeeey said...

i love the outfit, and your hair is beautiful!

x

http://riley-fashionchild.blogspot.com

alexandra said...

hi chica! love the leopard belt....i recently acquired one myself (that may or may not be from the targarte line!!!) and so when i saw this post i just had to include you on this week's best dressed blogger post! that makes TWICE that you've been on it! congrats, no one's made it that far yet!

thanks for the inspiration, as always!

alexandra from signaturestyles.blogspot.com

Every Little Counts said...

such a great shirtdress. and i am totally jealous- you have such great hair.
xo

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