Frilling accessories: J Crew calf hair wide belt

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Happy Tuesday y’all! There is nothing like a good statement accessory to FRILL up your everyday wear. For instance, here I’m wearing J Crew’s calf hair wide belt.

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about this purchase at first. Would I like it 5 years from now? How much wear could I REALLY get out of an animal print belt? I tend not to wear a lot of belts, so it was a risk for me!

My rule of thumb for this belt and for any piece you own, love, but aren’t quite sure how to wear is this: put it on with every relevant outfit possible, just to see how it looks. So far, I have only ended up taking it off once! It’s amazing how versatile and functional this belt has been for me. I am really, REALLY happy with this purchase. It has definitely added to my wardrobe, and as y’all could have guessed, I am especially smitten with the extra frills created when I mix it with another print.

I’m also loving and wearing the heck out of my Teal Annie necklaces. Anything made with love and a unique story is extra special to me. And our giveaway is still going on, so don’t forget to enter for your chance to win $50 to the Teal Annie Etsy Shop

Necklaces: Teal Annie / Top and Cardigan: Madewell / Belt and Pants: J Crew / Boots: Blowfish / Chain link bracelet and bow ring: J Crew 

November 6, 2012 10:07 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Outfit posts | Tags: , , ,

Frilling Trends: Animal Print

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To follow up on Tuesday’s post, I thought I would show you guys just how “in” animal print seems to be these days! I used to HATE animal print. It didn’t matter what it was on; I would have NEVER picked it out. Oh, how the times have changed. 

The trend started to win me over this summer. I would see something in a store or online and make a mental note on how cute I thought it was. I realized that if you style animal print a certain way, it can be totally fab and chic. It doesn’t have to be gaudy or too loud. Before I knew it, I was sold. Check out all of these animal print looks from some of my favorite fashion bloggers! 

What do you think about animal prints? Do you think you could get on board, or have you always been a fan? Comment below on your thoughts! 

I love both the cardigan and the shoes in this look from Atlantic-Pacific.

Check out the shoes from Helena at Brookyln Blonde!

I LOVE this entire outfit, especially the skirt! This look is also from Brooklyn Blonde.

Cute maxi dress from Christine at My Style Pill.

Another gem from My Style Pill. I love this sleeveless top!

Super fun animal print pumps from the Modcloth blog

Sold yet?

- Aurelia

September 15, 2011 1:17 PM | Comments | Categories: Fashion | Tags: , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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