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January 2011

Miu Miu Calf Hair Leopard Sandals

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Miu Miu Calf Hair Leopard Sandals - Snagged off NeimanMarcus.com for $300 (Retail: $795)

Vince Leather Bandage Skirt in Black - Worn before here with Jimmy Choo heels and Chanel necklace

Vince The Slouch Sweater in Black - Snagged off Gilt.com for $139 (Retail: $320)

If you haven't noticed it by now, I am quite fond of leather anything.  I find leather pieces to be durable, versatile, and classic.  This Vince leather bandage skirt was the first real leather skirt I ever bought.  My boyfriend picked it out and I have to give him credit because he has such a good eye for how things would look on me.  I snagged the leather skirt for a very low price on the Madison Los Angeles website over a year ago.  I wore it before with a sheer chiffon blouse tucked into it so this time I definitely wanted to try something different.  I know people were all over the bandage skirt trend a year or two ago, but I find them to be classic pieces, especially this one in leather.  The bandage sections are muted so you don't really notice them.  I can see if this was in a different color how it could become very trendy.  That is what I love about black pieces.  They can last a lifetime if you treat them right.

I paired the skirt with a cropped metallic sweater.  This sweater got pretty lackluster reviews on Shopbop, but I am in love with it.  The material feels great against my skin.  Someone said exactly the opposite on Shopbop.  Gilt Groupe had its first ever Vince sale and I was eager to snag some pieces.  Most of the time Gilt has pieces for sale from past seasons, but this time they had current items from Vince.  I was ecstatic.  I compared prices with Shopbop and some other places and walked away with three different sweaters, this being one of them.  It is black metallic and slouchy, exactly what I wanted. 

What is great about having leopard heels and other funky shoes is that you don't need as much jewelry or other accessories to complete the look.  The leopard print heels do all the work for you.  I was lucky enough to snag these Miu Miu leopard calf-hair sandals from Neiman Marcus for a great price.  I have the Miu Miu leopard ankle boots in the same print, but I just couldn't resist a sale price for the sandals.  They are more beautiful than they appear even in the photos.  I am sure you are thinking I have way too many leopard print shoes and believe me, my boyfriend would totally agree with you.  Me?  I say you can never have enough shoes, period.

xoxo

Jacqueline

 


Alice + Olivia Fiona Fur-Trim Bolero

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Alice + Olivia Fiona Fur-Trim Bolero in Black - Snagged at Neiman Marcus for $150 (Retail $484)

Ali Ro Chevron Sequin Dress in Black - Snagged off Gilt.com for $68 (Retail: $350)

Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Wedges in Navy Blue - Worn before here with Haute Hippie sequin dress

Last time I wore these blue suede wedges I wore them with sequins and when I saw this Ali Ro sequin dress in black and blue hanging in my closet I knew the wedges were once again the perfect pick.  I have said in the past how I adore black and blue together and this dress combines the colors flawlessly and in sequins no less.  Believe it or not, this dress had been hanging in my closet for over a year with the tags still attached.  I knew it was gorgeous and beautiful and the perfect length, but I didn't know where I was goin to wear it.  I bought it during one of Gilt Groupe's final sales for a steal and I think there was only one left.  I decided I can wear sequins whenever I want to because they always lift my mood.  There is nothing like some high shine to make you feel glamorous.  I own some other pieces by Ali Ro, including this silk blazer I wore on the blog a month ago.

When I went mall shopping with Marisol she picked out this beautiful Alice + Olivia fur bolero for me and I tried it on and it looked so good with my black long sleeved Kimberly Ovitz tunic that I had to buy it.  It was marked down to a very low price and Marisol told me she had the same one, but in brown.  We were suprised that it looked so good with a long sleeve dress so next time I wear it I think I will model it that way.  It was hanging on my doorknob when I had this sequin dress on and I decided to see how they looked together since the bolero has hints of blue in it.  I was amazed at how fabulous the dress and bolero looked together.  Sequins and fur never looked so good because the fur is not shiny or glossy and tones down the sequins, but still totally vamps up the look.  Kourtney Kardashian was seen sporting this Alice + Olivia fur bolero in brown with a sequin dress by Alice + Olivia. 

I have no words for these Giuseppe Zanotti platform sculped blue suede wedges.  As I said before I had to special order these shoes and I was pretty desperate for them.  There are no returns when you special order, but these shoes would never get returned.  They would make anything look good I think, but I like to pair them with glitzy dresses.  They remind me of my Giuseppe Zanotti leopard platform wedges I own due to the sculpting.  I have seen these wedges in many other colors on celebrities including yellow and black.  Someone even wore them without the ankle straps because they are removable so maybe next time I will have to wear them that way. 

xoxo

Jacqueline

 


 


Christian Louboutin Lady Derby Ankle Boots

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Christian Louboutin Lady Derby Ankle Boots in Gray Flannel - Snagged at Neiman Marcus for $300 (Retail:$895)

Alexander Wang Leather Corset Shorts in Black - Worn before here with Camilla Skovgaard mules, here with Alaia cutout lace-up boots, and here with Giuseppe Zanotti ankle strap leopard wedges

Kimberly Ovitz Andover Tunic in Onyx - Snagged off Gilt.com for $99 (Retail: $200)

Can you guess what is different about these photos?  I am sure longtime readers of Fashion Snag will notice.  I am wearing my first ever pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.  I have all kinds of shoes by other designers, but I was holding out on the red-soled Louboutins.  Well, I met someone from Denver via the blog who was also interested in fashion.  My new friend Marisol and I met at the mall and we hit up some sales.  These were sitting on a rack at Neiman Marcus and they caught my eye right away.  They almost looked like something a naughy secretary would be wearing and for some reason that appealed to me.  Flannel ankle boots are not the most practical, but they are gorgeous looking and pleasing on the eyes.  I tried these on in my normal size and they fit.  I was amazed because I had always heard that Christian Louboutin runs small, but that wasn't the case with these ankle boots.  When I wear them with tights my feet slide forward more and leave a gap, but without tights there is no gap.  I tried them on both ways just to make sure they were the correct size.  I have to say that I am loving the red soles for a pop of color, especially in combination with the gray flannel.  The price was right so I brought them home and added them to my shoe family. 

As I have gotten more into fashion I have come to appreciate draping in certain clothing items.  What someone may dismiss as boring because it is all black I will take a second look at and notice the finer details.  This Kimberly Ovitz tunic seemed like it could be a hot mess, especially combined with my butt.  I mean, there is a lot going on in the back.  However, since I own a lot of Kimberly Ovitz items and it was on sale at Gilt Groupe I decided to give it a chance.  It is made of the softest micromodal, just like the longer maxi skirt I bought from her collection.  You can wear it as a dress or do as I did and tuck the front in and leave the longer back hem hanging out.  I really like it like this, but I could also belt it as a dress if I wanted.  Anyway, I don't think it added that much volume to my backside since the fabric is pretty sheer.  I am loving longer back hems and asymmetrical hemlines so much and I am sure that infatuation will not stop any time soon.  You've seen the Alexander Wang leather corset shorts many times before, but I felt like wearing them again.  In fact, this is the outfit I wore to the mall to meet Marisol except I was wearing different shoes.  I could not wait to slip these Loubies on when I got home and snap some photos.

xoxo

Jacqueline


Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Print Ballerinas

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Giuseppe Zanotti Natural Leopard Print Ballerinas - Snagged at Giuseppe Zanotti boutique for $230 (Retail: $595)

Rag & Bone/JEAN Skinny Corduroy in Washed Burgundy - Snagged off Rag-Bone.com for $54 (Retail: $180)

Express Ribbed Hem Knit Sweater in Gray - Snagged at Express in the mall a few years ago

You have only seen me wearing flats once before on the blog when I wore my Givenchy studded ballet flats here with a long dress.  I like ballet flats, don't get me wrong, but they don't make me feel as wonderful as a pair of killer wedges or heels.  When I got these ballet flats from Giuseppe Zanotti in leopard pony hair I changed my mind.  These are the most comfortable pair of ballet flats I have ever owned.  There is no contest.  Now, I only own a pair of Chanel ballet flats and the Givenchy ones so maybe there are other comfortable ballet flats out there by another designer, but right now Giuseppe Zanotti is in the lead.  These leopard flats have the same leopard pony hair print as my sculpted platform wedges seen here and I loved those to death so when I saw these I was sure I would love how they looked in person.  I waited and stalked these ballet flats until the price became too low for me to resist purchasing.  Needless to say, an hour after purchasing them the rest were gone.  This was after Christmas though so that could have had something to do with it.

I love mixing leopard with burgundy and as some of you who follow me on Twitter know I was looking for the perfect pair of skinny corduroy pants.  Well, not long after tweeting about wanting them I happened upon these burgundy skinny corduroys on the Rag & Bone website for $54!  I could not believe they were so cheap, especially since they retailed for $180.  I bought them right away in this color and a few other colors since the price was right.  They also come in navy, black, and hunter green.  I think they are still available in some sizes and colors if you are interested.  I am very happy with them and they make a great pair with my burgundy suede skinny zipper pants by Rag & Bone that I snagged for an unbeatable price.  I like burgundy with gray as well and I had pulled this knit sweater by Express out of my closet to wear again.  I like to mix older items with newer ones and this outfit fit the bill. 

xoxo

Jacqueline