Pink & Purple Night

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IMG_0067 Forever 21 jacket (old), J.Crew top (old), Current/Elliott jeans, Shoedazzle clutch (c/o), Pour La Victoire shoes, Bracelets: Forever21, J.Crew, H&M, Nails: OPI Mod About You

I was excited to find these Current/Elliott purple snakeskin jeans on sale last week. I first pictured them dressed down with an oversized tee and boots, but that idea quickly fell by the wayside when my black disc sequin top and patent heels were calling my name for an evening out. I added this sassy woven clutch to pay tribute to the little girl in me who always named pink and purple as her favorite colors (obviously).

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New Classic Fall

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These images from one of Shopbop's Fall lookbooks are the perfect hodge podge of all the things I love about this season: oversized sweaters, hot coffee to go, leather (mmm leather), and an overall "studious chic" style. It's fun when the classics are redelivered in a way that make us see them from a fresh angle, and get inspired in new ways. I'm beginning to think that every girl needs a pair of smarty pants glasses and some leather leggings (or the more affordable coated jeans).

Images: Shopbop

 

Swag/Brag: Leopard + Silk + Studs

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Brag/Swag 10.5 My shopping brain is fixated on a few key pieces lately: a white silk button-up blouse, a pair of animal print jeans, and some studded loafers. I've been reviewing the choices at hand and it turns out these staples can be added to your wardrobe no matter your budget. You can certainly go for the investment classics like Equipment's signature blouse, Current Elliott's flying-off-the-racks Stiletto jeans, and Loeffler Randall's subtly studded Blaise loafer, but that'll add up real quick...

The good news is the "budget" options are hardly compromising. J.Crew's Blythe blouse is equally as classic (though be warned it's not as long as Equipment's so leggings are probably a no-go), GAP's snakeskin legging jeans are a treat at an amazing price, and the Sam Edelman Adena flats are downright obsessable - not to mention they also come in pewter and rose gold. The $400+ savings could pay for that Rebecca Minkoff bag you've been eyeing. Something to think about.

So what do you think? Which items would you go for the budget option and which are worth the extra splurge?