Currently Coveting: Leopard Print

This season’s collections have a lot of spots in them.  I found when shopping for fall that leopard printed fashions are everywhere right now.   The animal print trend is fun, flirty, and really easy to pull off.  It adds attitude to any outfit, whether you go bold with a jacket or simplistic with a belt.  I personally love the look of wearing a pair of leopard print pumps with a classic LBD.  One way to make leopard print even more dramatic is to mix it with jewel tones.  I hope by now you can see that the sky’s the limit when styling this feline print.    You’re in luck because finding the perfect piece of this print is very easy this season.  I have rounded up 10 of my favorite styles that will take your wardrobe to the next level and you will be fall ready. 

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1. Equipment – Leopard Print Dress | 2. Kate Spade – Leopard Pumps | 3. Ann Taylor Loft – Leopard Printed Scarf | 4. Mango – Animal Print Blouse | 5. Zara – Contrasting Leopard Print Skirt | 6. Sole Society – Calf Hair Clutch | 7. Mango – Leopard Print Jacket | 8. Ann Taylor – Leopard Print Belt | 9. J.Crew – Tie Waist Skirt | 10. Ann Taylor – Tilda Flat

Currently Coveting: Leather Moto Jacket

Lately, I have started obsessing over all of the new fall fashions.  I may love summer, but autumn is my favorite season for clothes.  There are a lot of exciting options out there, and you get to play with layering different pieces and mixing textures.  I know we’re not close to packing away our summer wardrobe, but it’s never too early to start shopping for fall.  One item in particular that I am looking forward to wearing is a leather moto jacket.  No matter the color, leather jackets are great layering pieces that add a much needed edginess to an outfit.  I always consider my summer style as being romantic and pretty, whereas in fall, I want it to be more dramatic.  Enter the leather jacket!  Also, I am a big fan of trying to get the most out of my seasonal clothing.  You can easily keep wearing your favorite summer dress by throwing on a leather moto and, poof, you’re ready for cooler weather!   Yesterday’s post was all about essential items you need in your wardrobe for autumn, and this style definitely falls into that category.  Even though, some years, this style is more popular than others, doesn’t make it too trendy.  A leather jacket is classic and can last you many years.   Below are some of my favorite pieces and I made sure I covered several different color options.  You can easily wear a lighter color like bone or heather grey this season; the sky’s the limit!

 

Currently Coveting: Leather Moto Jacket
Currently Coveting: Leather Moto Jacket

IN THIS POST:

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Breck Faux Leather Jacket | 2. Free People – Leather Jacket | 3. Via Spiga – Leather Jacket | 4. Halogen – Leather Moto Jacket | 5. Asos – Leather Biker Jacket | 6. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Kadence Faux Leather Jacket

Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket

On one of my recent shopping excursions, I found a fabulous sleeveless jacket at Anthropologie. I have been aware of this trend for quite some time now but never really investigated it before until now. After purchasing my first ever sleeveless jacket, I can tell you that they aren’t as pointless as I thought they were. I mean, think about it. Why would you buy a jacket without sleeves? Isn’t it just a fancy vest? Maybe I was waiting to find the right one but now I feel as if my eyes have been opened to the styling possibilities of the sleeveless jacket. If you are looking for something to spice up your wardrobe, this is it. It can be worn over a skirt, jeans, or a dress, and it really brings a sleek fashionable element to your outfit. Experiment with the style by wearing different textures underneath and belting it for some structure. I think this is the perfect buy for spring because we’ll still be layering but it’s a lighter option for the warmer months. I really think this is a trend you should play around with for spring, and the following are some fabulous options to get you started.

 

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Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket  
 
Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket

 

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Currently Coveting: Olivia Palermo’s Nordstrom Collection

Can I ask you a question?  Are you obsessed with Olivia Palermo’s style?  Do you have a Pinterest board dedicated to her outfits; do you browse the Internet to see what she’s wearing?  If you answered yes to all of the above then you’ve come to the right place, because the Olivia Palermo’s collection at Nordstrom is now in stores and online!  With all of the designer collaborations that Target and H&M have been doing, it was only a matter of time before Nordstrom got in on the action and who better to work with but a modern style icon?  If you aren’t familiar with her, check out this link to see Olivia’s popular street style moments.  When I saw that this collection was a reality, I knew it was the perfect subject for my Currently Coveting post because who doesn’t want designs imagined by someone whom you get your style inspiration from?  So without further ado, let’s discuss the collection.  The designs take a modern spin on staples, which makes it very fashion forward.  To say I want it all is not an exaggeration.  Just when you think you’re looking at a classic style, there is a fabulous twist that makes it fresh and unique.  A few items that stood out to me were the denim blazer, a striped sweater with a surprise bow in the back, and a white blouse with a peplum bottom, not to mention the fabulous jumpsuits and wide legged pants in colorful prints.  My favorite part of the collection is the creativity of the designs. These pieces can stand-alone but there are so many different ways to mix and match them all.  This is the collaboration I have been waiting for and it definitely did not disappoint.  So what about you, will you be purchasing an Olivia Palermo original?

 

Click here to shop the entire collection.  In the meantime, here are my favorite styles.  Enjoy!

 

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Currently Coveting: Olivia Palmero's Nordstrom Collection

 

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Currently Coveting: Olivia Palmero's Nordstrom Collection

 

Currently Coveting: Olivia Palmero's Nordstrom Collection

 

Currently Coveting: Olivia Palmero's Nordstrom Collection

 

 

 

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Currently Coveting: Elie Saab Spring 2016 Haute Couture Show

Let’s talk haute couture!  Just because this blog is about affordable style, doesn’t mean that we can’t discuss high-end fashion.  Last week, Paris held the Spring 2016 Haute Couture fashion shows.  There were a lot of designers who stood out to me.  There was the dollhouse Chanel show with textured tweed and capes and the stunning tulle gowns at Giambattista Valli.  Still, Elie Saab stood out above all the others.  If I ever receive an invite to an awards show, a girl can dream, I would want to wear a gown by Elie Saab.  The collection, inspired by India, was a work of art.  Each gown was elegant and romantic with its sequins and beadwork.  The show itself had an element of fantasy with its tropical jungle backdrop.  The models looked more like faeries gliding down the runway in gowns of gold, pink, and blue.  Perhaps with a different designer this could all look costumey, but Elie Saab’s gowns shone on the runway.  Maybe in another life I will come back as a princess and I’ll have a reason to wear one of these shimmering gowns.  Elie Saab has always been considered a favorite amongst celebrities come award season. I’m crossing my fingers that one of the nominees will wear one of these beauties at the Oscars later this month.

 

Do you follow the couture fashion week?  They are the most creative shows, not only with the exquisite craftsmanship of the designs, but the presentation themselves are on a whole other level.  If you would like me to cover more shows in the future, leave a comment below.

 

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Currently Coveting: Fashionable Activewear

Ever since I’ve had my son, my life has changed for all of the obvious reasons.  One of these changes that have struggled with is my daily wardrobe. I used to wear dresses and skirts every day but that no longer suits my lifestyle.  Lately, I have found that activewear is the most comfortable thing to wear throughout the day.  Luckily for me, there are a lot of brands out there designing fitness clothes to be as fashionable as they are functional.  Now it is really easy to find cute pieces that you won’t mind being seen in outside of the gym.  For you non-moms out there, this stylish clothing has benefits to you as well.  It has become trendy as friends and co-workers have ditched the bar and instead exercise together.  Now, post workouts, a juice or acai bowl has become the new cocktail hour.  Not only are these clothes perfect for hanging out after your class, but also they’re perfect for the gym itself.  Who wants to workout in drab boring clothes?  If you’re wearing a neon shirt or colorful printed pants, it’ll only motivate you more while exercising.  Gone are the days of wearing stretched-out spandex and ratty old tee shirts; it is time to up your game.  The best part of any trend is that once it is popular, everyone starts to make it.  When you have baby and you only feel like wearing sweats, it’s really nice to have a lot of options.  I just want to get through my busy day in comfortable clothes without looking like a slob.  Since I love fashion, I want to make sure that no matter what I am wearing I feel good in it.  So, I did some research and found chic clothes perfect for running after a baby or sweating it out at the gym. Whichever you need activewear for in your life, I hope these styles inspire you.

 

Every Wednesday I post what I am currently coveting and I would love to hear from you what you’re interested in finding.  You never know, I may feature it in the future!

 

Currently Coveting: Fashionable Activewear
Currently Coveting: Fashionable Activewear Currently Coveting: Fashionable Activewear Currently Coveting: Fashionable Activewear

IN THIS POST:

1. Lorna Jane – Gym Bag | 2. Lou & Grey – Drawstring Top | 3. H&M – Running Top | 4. Fabletics – Salar Leggings | 5. H&M – Outdoor Jacket | 6. GapFit – Racerback Tank | 7. Forever 21 – Water Bottle | 8. Athleta – Tie Dye Leggings | 9. Lorna Jane – Eclipse Sports Bra | 10. Nike – Darwin Sneaker

 

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Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

Today’s Currently Coveting post is all about a major fashion necessity: winter accessories.  Now this season has been a bit confusing.  One day the weather is in the fifties and the next in the thirties.  I am not one to complain about a warmer winter, but I don’t think it’s going to stay that way.  That being said, we need to have a plan of attack and that means stocking up on winter accessories. Good news is that, due to incoming spring fashions, most stores are having sales on these items, so it’s the perfect time to buy.  When picking my new winter accessories, I keep certain things in mind.  I want accessories that keep me warm and are unique and stylish.  When you’re bundled up the first think people see are your accessories.  So I am all for making a statement instead of picking dark colors that will just blend in.  Have fun with prints, colors, and texture.  My favorite styles right now are faux fur accents, sparkly embellishments, and the classic blanket scarf.  Anything that makes you stand out in a crowd of black coats is good in my book.  I have rounded up a few items that I love and think would complement any winter coat from a wool variety to a puffy marshmallow style.  The ultimate goal is to stay warm, but there is no reason why you can’t be cute at the same time!

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IN THIS POST:

1. Kate Spade New York – Felted Hat | 2.  Mm6 by Maison Margiela | 3. Humble Chic – Plaid Blanket Scarf | 4. La Double 7  – Blanket Scarf | 5. Spyder – Faux Fur Fingerless Gloves | 6. Zara – Faux Fur Snood | 7. Club Monaco – Cheska Headband | 8. Club Monaco – Blena Hat

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