Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Leopard and Leather

In this outfit:
Top: Thrifted ($5)
Skirt: Thrifted ($1.50)
Belt: Thrifted ($2)
Jacket: UO- last year ($30 sale)
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell/ModCloth
Tights: AA (old)
Bracelets: Gift
Necklace: Gift

Man, I've got some roots going on, huh? This was one of those outfits that I wasn't totally sold on when I left the house. Basically, it came down to having to leave for work, and this was what I was wearing at that time. I'm glad I was forced out of my comfort zone though, even though I may still not be sold on it- I've been so bored with my closet lately, I think it's a good thing to be a little uncomfortable (metaphorically) every now and then. Something about this time of year, I feel like I've worn everything in my closet at least a million times- I haven't, for the record -and I'm so sick of tights! I'm pining for the days of throwing on a dress and sandals. This is when thrift shopping is a god send, I can add something "new" to my closet and get a little refresher, without breaking the bank or feeling guilty about it.

Mandy, Terra, and I hit up Goodwill, Thriftique, and Salvation Army this weekend, and I came away with some good winter finds. For you Pittsburgh residents, Thriftique is having a 75% off sale on clothing, shoes, and accessories, which is amazing.

Did you watch the Super Bowl this weekend? We didn't, although *cough*cough* I was a little interested to see how the Patriots would do, but all we have is Apple TV/Netflix so instead we watched Friday Night Lights- which I'm now obsessed with.


blue roses said...

tons of my friends have been raving about "friday night lights".... i am not a football fan, but neither are any of they, really, so i am guessing it is actually good?

love the top! thrifting in pennsylvania is my all-time favorite, such good finds!


Orchid Grey said...

Blue Roses: I'm not a huge football fan either, but it's SO good! It takes a couple of episodes to get into, but I highly recommend it!


I adore your look, it's especially lovely with your jacket, such a nice twist. And yes I've SO been feeling the same, it really does feel like I've worn my clothes a million times. I see, I 'll have to hit the thrift store - thanks for the tip/reminder. Hope your day is lovely, Julie. xo veronika

Mandy said...

I love this look! :) You look so good in leopard print! <3

Noémie said...

Love that skirt! And I am so tired of tights too! I've got dozens of them but feel I have worn them each a thousand times this winter already and it's getting frustrating! I went thrifting yesterday and it was great because i got new things without feeling guilty or breaking the bank (in your words) and I am wearing some really cool stuff no one else has today! x

modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous blouse!!


Ronn said...

Im in love with your hair!
I wish i could persevere with my hair to grow it that long


Lina said...

Funny that you say you weren't totally sold on this outfit, cause as soon as I saw it, I was hooked! I love the colour combination, the proportions, and the accessories. Although I must admit I feel you about the tights conundrum. . . come late winter I can't wait to be bare-legged, and come late summer all I want is for it to be cool enough for tights. We have such dilemmas, eh? ;)

Vivian said...

I love your hair!

Anaïs said...

Gorgueous, a very lady rocker look. The skirt is amazing (1.50$? Really?????????), and a like a lot this rose tone of your tights with the leopard print:)

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I think the leopad and maroon tights are a great combination. I don't often think to wear the gold and maroon together becaue it was my high school college team color set.

Orchid Grey said...

Anais: Thank you! I found the skirt in my Admissions Counselor days in a Salvation Army in the middle of nowhere, it's one of my favorite finds yet!

curious constellation said...

Your hair is so long! Holy Moly!

alisia E. said...

What great thrift finds!! esp that top! Such a steal!

xx, alisia e

Camilla said...

those boots are adorable! :)

xo Camilla

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Natalya's Closet said...

I LOVE the color of your tights, and the boots are divine! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I am often uncomfortable when I am being creative, but I am always glad that I tried something other than the predictable. gap uniforms are boring, no? love those tights and boots.
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i dont mind the roots, i actually like em! amazing colored tights and love the UO jacket!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Anonymous said...

I hear ya! I'm sooo sick of tights too! Yesterday I worn nude fishnets instead...still kept me warm without any added color!

Seeking Style said...

I was going to say how much I love your tights and then read how annoyed you are with them right now... haha But this is a really great outfit for having just thrown it on to get out of the house!

xo Jennifer


Anonymous said...

Love this outfit! Such a cute shirt and those tights are a fab color :)


Meg said...

I am seriously obsessed with Friday Night Lights. Matt Saracen needs to marry me TODAY okay yes I'm in love with him until forever.

christen said...

awww no way, you looked adorable in that outfit! If I didn't tell you that while you were wearing it, this is me going back in time to tell you, so hopefully that takes away a slight amount of discomfort! =D

<3 christen

Rae Veda said...

I love the color of your tights. So cute. xo, rv


Jo said...

Your hair looks so incredible here! <3 and I love love love the plum shade of your tights! So gorgeous!

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The Daily Fashionista said...

I think this outfit is cool!!! I know what you mean though. When something feels off, but usually its cause its just something different from the usual.

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

this is such a cute outfit!!!
i feel exactly the same i wish i could just wear spring clothes likes dresses and shorts (even though i would spring clothes)
i also feel like i've worn everything i own like a billion times
what thrift stores do you go to?? i'm trying to find ones around me but i feel like it's hard to find them???
love your style so cute!!
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Dylana Suarez said...

This is perfectly amazing!



Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you look FANTASTIC. I am definitely going to try the mini, ankle-boots, and long necklace sometime.

Jessica said...

I love the outfit (especially the jacket - I've been looking for one of those for awhile). Don't be self conscious!

caitlin said...

ha, my boyfriend and i just finished watching THE ENTIRE SERIES of friday night lights last week (not all in one week, obviously). it was so good! and i don't even care about football!

Rocks Paper Metal said...

That necklace is amazing! Did it originate from Los Angeles? I think I know who made it!


Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

just adore your long hair!! and your fashion is fierce girl! perfect!
xo TJ

Lizzy and Sammi said...

that outfit is truly amazing! <3

Jamie Rose said...

This outfit is so cool. I love the leopard print blouse and suede skirt paired together. The color of your tights is so neat too.

Kate said...

Your booties are awesome! So unique, it's rare to see a square toe these days.

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