Been a while, huh? Hi! I bought a new outfit last week and I love it so much I was driven to dust off the old blog login and see if it still worked (spoiler alert: it does), and here we are!
I’ve been wearing basically nothing but black pants and top at work and I desperately needed to mix things up a bit, and since animal print is literally EVERYWHERE right now, and it’s a print I’ve always loved (even if I secretly wonder if it makes me look like an 80 year old divorcee. I also STILL regret not buying a fantastic Banana Republic leopard print trench coat at the Hawaii outlets five years ago), so I’ve been wanting to invest in a classic piece for my winter wardrobe. I saw this dress recently and had to try it on. Lucky for me it was during one of Myer’s many Super Weekends and it was 25% off the full price.
Paired with my black ankle boots from last year, this is a look that doesn’t need much added to it. I love the shirtdress style, because it makes the midi length fitted through the waist and not so dowdy on my figure. I just needed a black leather jacket to complete the look, and again, luckily for me I looked for one during last week’s Click Frenzy internet madness. Ezibuy had $50 off a spend of over $200, so I thanked the Gods for Afterpay, added this number to my cart and proceeded straight to the checkout. The black ankle boots I already have, but you could buy literally any pair and it would look fine.
For some weird reason I’m always drawn to jackets without collars, something I didn’t realise until I got this one and tried it on. But I quite like the look – the sharp lapels make up for the lack of collar, and it’s fitted without feeling tight. It also sits at the perfect spot on my ridiculously long torso.
I also think this dress would look fab with a really nice pair of black closed toe heels if you wanted a more classic look. It’s definitely a very versatile dress. Yay!
Leopard print and black leather. Is there a more perfect combo? Nope.