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).


  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.

  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!

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

    Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!
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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.

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

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

  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.

  8. Fabulous boots! And a great bargain.

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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?

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

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

  15. Fantastic outfit!

    Glad you're feeling a little chirpier :D

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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

    Thanks, Tessa!

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

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

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


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

  24. 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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