Friday, September 24, 2010

Casual Friday: Leopard and No Jeggings for This Gal

Well, it's Friday and I feel better - don't you?

I am also really happy with my outfit today:
Two new-to-me things here: the blouse and the boots. The blouse is by Planet, and was a steal at $30 on consignment. Planet's stuff sells new for over $200 (it's amazing quality), and even on sale I'd never find this lower than about $75, if it was even still available in my size.

This is the type of hallmark of quality that I look for when I shop consignment, second-hand and thrift:
The groovy little ball buttons are so awesome. That's the kind of detail I really like on my clothes.

Side note: when I was a size 16, shopping the sale racks in stores was so much easier! There is never anything good in my size (anywhere from a 4 to an 8) on the sale racks now. Grouch, grouch. Of course, I wouldn't trade my much-healthier self to go back to my self-loathing self, but I do miss those amazing finds!

I got that chill when I tried on the boots:
You know, that feeling when you see something and you're like, "Oh my god, I must have those, I hope I can afford them, I hope they fit, they are too cool, me want me want me want."

They fit (a bit big, being a size 10, but insoles and thick socks make them perfect), and they were definitely affordable at $35 (yes!). I actually had a credit at my regular store, so they were free! I had been wanting a pair of up-to-the-knee boots, but $200+ for new is just too much for me right now - this is so exciting!They are real suede and are so soft, although the right one really wants to scrunch down to my ankle more than the left one.

And since I never wear leggings, and certainly not jeggings (just a personal choice, not judging), this is how I make my jeans work with my boots:
Sexy sock-a-rama! I fold my jeans up into a cuff at my ankle, then wrap them around my leg snugly, then pull up my sock over the wrapped part and... voila!

Have a nice look at these booty-licious babies: Nom nom, I want to eat them up! I love the whip-stitched details. The heel is nice and solid and not too high (I wouldn't walk all day in them, but I could go shopping in them).

Have a great weekend, everyone! I was so inspired by Sal's post about going make-up free (she was in turn inspired, follow the link on her blog), that I'm going to bare my face this weekend and take a picture.

Blouse (Planet, consignment), cami (Esprit), jeans (Esprit), belt (Plum), boots (Le Chateau, consignment).

26 comments:

  1. OMG i love this outfit. Congrats on the great finds. The boots are lovely.

    I thought about actively participating in the "make-up free" thing.. But I don't think it counts if you don't wear make up. I've had to stop wearing it for even 'special days' since I had a reaction to my eyeshadow.

    I look forward to seeing your posts though.

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  2. You're right about the boots! They're SO good lookin'!

    I'll have to read Sal's article. I wear very, very little make-up - occasional mascara to highlight my eyes...

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I think this is my fav outfit of yours.....:)

    Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

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  4. Those boots are SUPER hot. Great outfit.

    I completely understand about the lack of deals/steals in smaller sizes. But I am glad I am no longer a 16 either/although I'm not happy being btwn sizes. Finally found a good tailor.

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  5. NICE blouse! Hmmmmm, jeans, leopard, and boots. Noted, thanks for the idea.
    Happy Weekend.
    (You scored on the boots, btw)

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  6. That is such an awesome outfit. I love th patten of that shirt congrats on the great find :)

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  7. You are such a long cool drink of water in that outfit. ShaZAM, woman! The tucked jean into boots look is a friend to you, indeed.

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  8. This outfit looks great on you. Love the shirt, those boots - what a find!

    I only wear makeup on special occasions, so no big deal for me to be make-up free. I probably shoud participate in a 'wear makeup today for a change' group!

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  9. head turning casual outfit- love the boots!!! good find on the animal print blouse as well.

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  10. just plain FAB!
    i'm glad you showed the jean/boot thing...i used to put my jeans in my boots, then put my foot with sock in the boot thru the jean (when i was in high school) (if that even sounds physically possible ; )

    such a nice look!!! have fun!!!

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  11. Sweet finds, indeed! The boots with the smokin' leopard is extra hot with your wicked hair.

    I cannot do the pants-in-boots thing. I have leg claustrophobia. As in, 'tried it one time, panicked, and had to peel it all off before I made it out the door. As a concerned sartorial citizen, I have to ask: what will you do in a pants-related emergency? Will you be able to remove the boots and pants combo quickly enough?

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  12. Your version of jeggings is pure genius (or jean-ious?) Those boots are amazing. You're a bargain star.
    Would leopard with jeans= jeapard?

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  13. That outfit is wonderful! You wear it all very well - the blouse is particularly gorgeous & I covet those boots.

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  14. Fantastic outfit!

    Glad you're feeling a little chirpier :D

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  15. Please permit me to comment on this again. The first time I did, I admired your boots. But, in looking again, I'm realizing how well the overall outfit works.

    It not only gels, it conveys attitude and an image. It makes a viewer believe that you're a smart, chic woman who probably founded and runs a high-tech company operating on the cutting-edge. Or something like that!

    I love your fashion-choices.

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  16. Thanks, Megan! I really like it too. Honestly, it's whatever floats your boat with make-up. I wouldn't go a week without it for work, but if I wasn't at work, no problem.

    Thanks, Rebecca. I hope you like the article.

    Thanks, Collette.

    LaShaune, thanks! Yes, I agree - I'm much happier being healthier!

    SU, thanks!

    Iris, thank you. I love leopard!

    Ha, thanks, Kristen!

    Thanks, shybiker!

    Northmoon, thanks! I love a good bargain! Heh, I don't think you are alone in that at all - lots of women don't wear make-up.

    Thanks, Alecia!

    Thank you, Steph! I'm not sure what the heck you did with your sock, but glad to be of help. :)

    A-Dubs, thanks so much! Really? I have never had leg claustrophobia, but I'm always glad to get the boots off at the end of the day. I have to sit on the floor to do it.

    Thanks, Rad! Ha, I like "jeapard".

    Thank you, Baxter!

    Thanks, Tat! Hey, fake it till you feel it, darlin'.

    shybiker, again, thank you. :) I love that impression you got.

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  17. You look so hot Sheila !!!
    I love the entire outfit on you... and those boots were the greatest find.

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  18. Ha, thanks, Lorena. I can't wait to wear the boots again.

    Thanks, Tessa!

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  19. Great outfit! Love the leopard and the boots.

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  20. Wendy, I thought of you when I put this on - I know you love leopard.

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  21. the blouse and the jeans+boots = looks perfect on u!

    cool.

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  22. Thanks so much, Nilcha, and thank you for commenting!

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  23. My word woman, this outfit is OUTSTANDING on you! The top is all kinds of delicious. I love how the drapey quality pairs with the structured jeans. And the amazing brown boots that go with? DIVINE. Also perfect with your hair color. Love this. Really, superfab.

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