Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Outfit: Pink, Green, and Leopard on Leopard

Hello everyone!

There's just something about dressing up that makes me feel really good. One of my college roommates always commented on how I always got DRESSED for class. She said, "You never see you go to class in sweats." I actually didn't really own any sweats outside of my cheerleading practice wear and game day uniforms. My appearance affected how I felt, which affected my academic performance. I remember there was a time when I did go to class in my cheerleading sweats and I just felt like I wanted to put my head down and take a nap. From that day on, I made sure I got DRESSED for class. 

I still live by the same rules today. For me, feeling good begins with looking good. Now don't get me wrong, there are days when I stay in my lounge clothes all day. But when I want to feel pretty, I get DRESSED. Even when I am sick or in a bad mood, my outfit can give me a little boost back the other way. 

An evening gown makes me feel elegant, ruffles and lace make me feel ultra feminine, just as a suit makes me feel like a CEO. Can an outfit change your mood or alter how you feel?












:: Outfit ::
top: Kirna Zabete Target lace top, Express cami (similar here), 
Target leopard coat (similar here)
bottom: H&M green leopard print skirt (similar here), Target Assets tights
bag: Betsy Johnson (similar here)
shoes: Nine West Garisono pumps
accessories: Ralph Lauren hoops, Michael Kors watch, 
Forever 21 bracelet

I almost forgot; I am giving away a $25 J. Crew gift card here and here. Make sure you head on over and enter for your chance to win.

Good luck and thank you so much for stopping by!


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72 comments:

  1. This outfit is so cute! I love the color combo.

    Tiff Ima
    http://stylehonestly.blogspot.com

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  2. gorgeous! love the mixed prints and color combo!
    kw ladies in navy

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    1. I have been all about mixing prints lately!

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  3. Love the different textures and colors of your outfit. Stunning!
    I'm the same way, getting dressed all pretty does put me in a better mood.

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  4. You look gorgeous! I love the contrast between all the fabrics...adds so much interest to the outfit. I agree that dressing up can make you feel fabulous :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! I have been having a lot of fun with my outfits lately!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this outfit, so bold and brilliant! :) I am so glad I found you... The Tiny Heart sent me this way :) And I will be sticking around!

    Fabulous style girl!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by from The Tiny Heart and you are welcome here anytime!

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  6. I love the combinations of colors, patterns and textures!

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  7. I love it! And I want the jacket! Too cute!

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    1. When I saw it at Target, I thought it was a little bit too expensive for Target. And when I finally decided I wanted it anyway, they were sold out. Then, on day I was at Target again, and saw someone had returned it in my size...and the rest is history!

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  8. You look fabulous! And that is so true about getting "dressed." It definitely gives you an extra kick in your step!

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    1. I can't even count how many times I have gotten a boost from an outfit!

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  9. Gorgeous outfit! You look beautiful!

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  10. 1. obsessed with this outfit.
    2. can you come style me? :)
    3. so excited to have you on my sidebar!
    4. stopping by from the tiny heart!
    xx

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    1. 1. Thank you very much!
      2. I sure can, anytime!
      3. I am super excited to be there!
      4. Thank you again!

      xx back at you!

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  11. YES! Getting dressed just makes ME feel awesome, so I love dressing up. Sweats are not an option!

    Chandra
    More Modern Modesty

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  12. Awesome color combo! Nice watch...and I LOVE your hair!! I thoroughly enjoy getting dressed up and I feel super good every time I get the opportunity to, but that opportunity is rare. Dressing up always makes me feel good, but living in a small town...with nothing to do and nowhere to go...I usually feel like dressing up is a waste of a good outfit!! I have a great work opportunity here, but I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN TAKE IT!! :-)

    You definitely have great style!!

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    1. I hear you loud and clear. I save my really good outfits for when I go out and a lot of people will see it, lol!

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  13. Super cute! I agree that dressing us is the way to go, I always feel so much better too.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  14. Your confident style says WOW!!! I love how you can own your style with a lot of colors and pizazz. I'm a little wallflower and always feel too shy to wear anything that is noticeable. I need to take notes and claim it!!! I was sent here by The Tiny Heart!!!

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    1. I am so happy to have you from The Tiny Heart! I use to be the same way. I wouldn't dare wear a lot of color, pattern, or texture. Take it slow, and before you know it, you won't even notice!

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  15. Love this look and your style girl!!! I love the necklace and leopard print. :)

    xo – Sheila
    Enter to win $25 Giftcard!

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  16. I like how you've belted the jacket. Much nicer silhouette.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I thought so too, Suzanne, especially since my skirt has sort of a bell shape.

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  17. I love this skirt! Such a pretty color and fun design! Love all the colors and prints layered together!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. I was all over this skirt when I saw it on super clearance at H&M!

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  18. That's so true!! My mood definitely changes when I wear something fantastic :) I never went to class in sweats either while in college but I also didn't live on campus so maybe that's why i felt like I needed to get "dressed"? haha
    You look amazing in all those bright colors.

    xx
    sophie

    $50 F21 Giveaway going on at my blog today!
    http://theforgestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. That's funny, because we did live off campus at the time.

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  19. I use to do the same thing when I was in college. more people need to do that. love your top and skirt! so colorful and pretty!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Doesn't it make you feel so much better?!

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  20. Whatever you pair together ALWAYS looks amazing!!! I feel the same way about dressing up, it makes you feel so good! I love having a reason to dress up too!

    ClassyInAClassroom.blogspot.com

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  21. Such a fun look! Love all the pops of color and leopard.
    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

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  22. love this color combo! visiting from the Tiny Heart giveaway! xoxo

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  23. I definitely dress for success, and feel better when I have taken time to fix myself up! So happy to have found your site through the Tiny Heart giveaway!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  24. Ok so love the coat, skirt top....everything!
    Denise
    http://silhouettedefemme.blogspot.ca/

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  25. What a great outfit!!! Love it all!!

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  26. soo gorgeous! just look at those colors and that necklace!

    following :)

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  27. The Tiny Heart sent me here:)! Congrats on the guest post girl! You're looking as fabulous as ever! Love that lacy pink top!

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  28. Wow, everything about this outfit is awesome! I completely ADORE this skirt -- what a find!

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  29. Whoops, I forgot to say that the Tiny Heart sent me here!

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  30. How I dress totally affects how I feel for the day. When I was in college, I always dressed well for class, and I always dressed especially well on test days! I love the bright colors you combine in your outfit!

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  31. new follower from sharon's blog (fingers crossed on the giveaway!) - i definitely feel a different mood depending on what i wear too. and i love leopard, so keep doing it!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  32. Totally adorable Serena! Great job...

    Here are my outfits for the week over here: http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-wore-wednesday-week-2.html

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  33. I already follow you but I also went over to the Tiny Heart and saw your post! Awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Karen
    www.sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

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  34. OMG that hair! your attitude is FIERCE and amazing and I love how you mix those bright colors

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  35. Seriously gorgeous! Love the mix of pink and green!

    Shannon
    bigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

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  36. just stopping in from the link up and I love your blog! hope you can check mine out too! xo

    Steph
    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  37. you look gorgeous Serena! that second pic is FIERCE! love the pink and teal and that leopard jacket is everything! Talk to you soon :)

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  38. OMG! I love this daring combination! so original and inspiring! you always have the best photos!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  39. FAB.U.LOUS! Love it!! You rock it so well and your absolutely GORG!!
    Heidi

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  40. Great textures! You look fabulous.

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  41. Absolutely LOVE the pink lace top!

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  42. Great color, pattern and texture mix! That lace top is so pretty!

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  43. Love your top! Love this whole combo actually! and your hair is fabulous!!!

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  44. LOVING the first pic..you look STUNNING!
    Those colors are definitely a pick me up.and I have always been the same way I fell so good "getting dressed" I have always been one to opt for being overdressed than under!
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  45. I love this bold color combo paired with leopard. You look so beautiful! (stopping by from the Tiny Heart)

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  46. This outfit is amazing - the Tiny Heart sent me and I am so glad she did, I love your blog! Happy Valentine's Day!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  47. Oh I do love me some leopard print! I wore some in my Wednesday outfit too. I know there are loads of people who don't love it but I'm inclined to wear more just to show them up! You are adorable btw, can't believe I've just discovered you. :)

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  48. My husband is half way looking at blogs with me tonight. He just told me to scroll up when we got to your blog b/c the colors of the outfit caught his eye. Great pictures!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  49. YES I love the colors!!! By the way Jessica Who sent me! :)

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