Sparkle and Suede

dress: thrifted / tights: target / gold monogram necklace: gifted pradman jewelry / booties: gifted sam edelman / bracelets: vintage (jade from LA’s chinatown) / watch: gifted michael kors / sunglasses: ray-ban

There’s something so fun about boots that are not quite ankle but not quite calf. And, of course, there’s also something so fun about Sam Edelman. The man can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to shoe design!

I snagged these grey leopard (or is it cheetah? I’m so bad with prints) tights from target for $5. In the socks & hosiery section they have little bins with all the different colored tights you can imagine (and leggings too!) individually rolled, and you can pluck to your heart’s content. This was just one of the many pairs my heart desired that day.

I really love this outfit for the simple reason that sparkles and suede look so good together. I mean, who’da thunk, right?

If I felt like I was floating away into the clouds in my airy sparkle-ness, the heavy clinking of my black suede platform boots anchored me to solid ground.

One thing I absolutely refuse to stop wearing (seriously, it’s been on me since I received it) is my monogram necklace from my sponsor Pradman Jewelry. You might have heard of this little giveaway they hosted. πŸ™‚ Anyway, it’s gold and elegant and I already see it becoming a part of my natural everyday style. I haven’t taken it off in two weeks!


Seriously, this dress was $6. SIX. DOLLARS.

Please don’t notice the oh-so-ridiculous, messed-up hair in these shots. I took these photos first, realized my teased-up-bangs-poof had fallen tragically, and rushed inside to clip them up and take some more photos. Doh!!!

Don’t forget to enter the Shop It To Me giveaway (that is, if you like ridiculously gorgeous lilac leather jackets…if you don’t, please ignore).

And in parting, dear reader, I ask you: How do you like to incorporate the animal print trend into your outfits?

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  • All the pictures–fab, thumbs up HB!. Dress–YUM! Accessories–well who can ever find fault with RAYBANS??? Shoes–HATE THEM. Photos of you–#2 and #3 are SUPER!!!!!!!!! Is that your don't F#$*$& with me face? HAHA. Balcony is a fun place for all these shots

  • Tiffany143

    Love that sparkly dress!

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  • This outfit oozes sass – something I am a huge fan of. πŸ™‚ What a great thrift find – I'm so jealous! It matches your tights perfectly and fits you like it was MADE for you. I love finds like that. And those boots? Sassy AND they actually look comfortable!

  • Lisafergus

    great outfit! love those shoes!

  • Kinsey Michaels

    I love that you were able to put this outfit together so cheaply!! Cute tights girly!

  • super hotness!!! i would like prints in my SHOES πŸ˜‰ like those cheetah print platforms you had!!

  • love those tights & boots! the 2ns picture is my favorite!

  • What a fun look! I'm a sucker for printed tights too… and I *miiiiight* have hit up the Target bin here in DFW the other day. It was too cheap to say no… πŸ™‚

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  • Actually, I love love your hair like this!Is it just me?

  • julie

    Those tights are to DIE for! You know I am a Target fan so I will definitely have to check some out…literrally!

  • I LOVES me some animal print πŸ˜‰ I love the subtlety of the print on these tights. I may have to find a pair of these myself…

  • Those tights are to die for…where from? Perfect accent piece to an all black outfit. Love. Great Blog..just happened upon you for the first time today. Following now with google friend πŸ™‚

  • Your outfit is right on with the animal print trend. The right way (in my opinion) is to keep it minimal but fun. With leggings/ tights/ a sweater/ bag… but only 1 item in an outfit.
    Love your six dollar dress- what a steal!


  • Those tights are so fun! Especially when they were such a bargain!

  • Ambersnotebook

    HOTNESS!! I love the second picture!!

  • Anonymous

    definitely rock star…love the whole vibe of the outfit from the sparkles to those great boots…I hit up the big bin of tights at target…also got the leopard ones, but I am not sure how to wear them yet!

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  • The dress is amazing (especailly only for $6) but these shoes… WOW! I'm totally coveting those. – Katy

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  • Samantha

    Love Sam Edelman shoes, it's one of my favorite shoe brands!
    I usually incorporate the animal print trend via something prominent in the outfit such as a dress or top [see here:… or via shoes with an all black outfit [such as here:….


  • I think it's cheetah….love this outfit! So pretty!

  • Fun way to incorporate tights into your outfit: (via @PrttyShnySprkly)

  • Natalie

    Never been a leopard/cheetah print girl, as I'm sure I've mentioned at some point, but girl have I been digging it as of late. Great outfit!

  • I love those shoes!!! How do I incorporate the animal print trend? Funny u should ask I just bought a white dress shirt with pink zebras on it…. it might be a flop but I saw sequins on it and had to buy it. I'm posting it on my blog as soon as I figure out how to put the outfit together. I like your vids… nice! –Noella Q/

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