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Leopard. Leopard. Leopard. It’s definitely my favorite print. Like I mentioned in a post before, this print can be paired with pretty much any color. I especially like this outfit because I am comfortable and well, because I love coral and leopard print!  The flats below are awesome! If you don’t have a pair of these, I highly recommend them! They seem to come in just about every color and pattern. They’re very comfortable and when worn with the right outfit, can be very fashionable!

Outfit Breakdown

Glasses (Prescription): Frames are DKNY

Leopard Blouse: Store that went out of business located in Ft. Lauderdale

Pants: New York & Company

Flats: Target

Earrings/Bangles: Not sure, but big hoops can be purchased just about anywhere

Bag: Thrifted

Fit of the Week

Let me start off by saying that I am no fashion guru. I am familiar with different brands, fabrics and trends, but I am no expert. For the past few years, I’ve been putting more effort into my wardrobe and how I dress myself. Some may not be aware of this, but what you decide to put on every morning, speaks volumes. When people look at me, I want them to know that I take pride in my appearance. I haven’t always been so keen on my appearance. It has been a progression. Nowadays, I try to embrace my own personal style without falling victim to too many trends.

With that said, I want to share an outfit a week with my readers. I hope that my wardrobe will provide some inspiration to those who need it. There was a time that I was looking to others for a fashion sense, but eventually, I found my own.

I have to add this disclaimer before I talk about my outfit below. I am in no way a baller; I recycle my closet often, sale shop and go thrifting. However, I found that since I lost weight, I’ve had to shop a little more. With that said, you’re able to dress well with minimal money and with the things you already own.

Black Cardigan (Ross)

Aqua Green Sheer Top (Charlotte Russe)

Black/Gray/White Plaid Skirt (JC Penney)

Nude Belt (Target)

Nude Pumps (Charlotte Russe)

Silver Bracelet (International Flea Market)

Earrings (Charlotte Russe)

Charming Charlie

This past weekend was Tax Free Weekend in Florida. Needless to say, I was out looking for bargains and things I could add to my wardrobe.

Now, I’ve shopped at Charming Charlie on a few occasions before. This time was different. I actually took the time to walk around and look at everything they had to offer. If you’ve never been in Charming Charlie before, the accessories are arranged by color. It makes shopping so much easier, trust me! They not only sell jewelry, but they also sell purses, clutches, belts, shoes, scarves and more.

During my visit on Saturday, I learned that they were having a 50% off sale. While they normally have a clearance section, they also marked down different items throughout the store. I was in there forever! I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything, and I don’t believe I did (at least for me).

I ended up with three chic clutches and a very cute necklace. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love accessories. I think for many outfits, it’s one of thee most important pieces. An accessory can either make or break an outfit.

There are a few things to keep in mind about accessories. Too many accessories can definitely ruin an outfit. I’ve witnessed this and have also been a culprit of it in the past. For instance, if you’re wearing chandelier earrings that touch your shoulder, a bulky necklace, bracelets on both arms, a ring and a clutch, you’re doing too much. Too little accessories can turn an otherwise awesome outfit into something that is just blah. Don’t get me wrong though, some outfits can be outstanding without any major accessories. When choosing an accessory, look for something that compliments your outfit. It doesn’t necessarily have to match perfectly, but it shouldn’t look like it just fell out the sky and on to your neck, wrist, finger or ears. I, for one, like to pair a textured clutch with a solid color dress or top.

With that said, I have to recommend shopping at Charming Charlie for your accessories. I’d be quite surprised if they don’t have what you’re looking for. They sell accessories for all occasions and cover all colors and styles. More importantly, their clearance section is well-organized and nicely priced. It’s not a junk corner like at several other accessory stores. I will add that some of Charming Charlie accessories are a bit pricey, but for the most part, they have pretty decent prices for their quality items.

 

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