leopard print knit dress
Christmas can always be tricky with gifts, especially when they’re clothes. This year, though, I got a sweater from my grandma that I actually really liked – teal scoop neck, with a cute belt. The bad news: when I tried it on, the belt hit me in the exact wrong spot, so I knew I’d have to exchange it. The good news: I got THREE dresses in exchange from Kohl’s at 90% off (and just a few bucks more than the sweater originally cost). SCORE!!!
One of them was this leopard print knit dress by AB Studio (size M):
Cost: $11 – and that was the most expensive of the 3!
All day I felt so Joan Holloway (she will always be Holloway, never Harris!) from Mad Men – and the sad part? My office was practically a graveyard! Don’t you hate it when you look/feel good, and no one is around to see it?! (Or maybe that’s just me.)
Since it’s December and COLD – both outside and in my office – I threw on my go-to black, rhinestone-zippered cardigan (that I’ve had since HIGH SCHOOL!):
I maybe could’ve used a necklace/pendant, but I thought that plus the print might be a little too much. Maybe next time I’ll try it. And of course I added a belt to cinch at the waist – without one, this just kinda hangs:
While my fave earrings added a little color:
Here’s a closer shot of my new leather Bandolino boots – I love the simple detail:
And these met every criteria I was looking for in a boot: rounded toe (makes your foot look smaller; too many boots do the opposite), a low heel (I do a ton of walking, so this is a huge priority), a side zipper (none of that pull-on nonsense), and a single embellishment in the form of a buckle (still simple and versatile yet just enough to be eye-catching while preventing them from being too plain).
Oh hey, did you notice the pockets?? (I didn’t originally!)
Totally and utterly impractical, especially since this is a knit, but it’s a cute detail. Oh, and the nails are OPI Brand New Skates.