Leather and leopard

I've just finished writing all of my posts for this week, and if it were to have an accidental theme, it would be leopard and neutrals. I suppose it's simply a sign of the changing seasons, permission to start wearing black has been granted, and outerwear is being brought forth from the depths of the closet.

With September nearly behind us and along with it my first month of attempting the French Wardrobe Challenge, I'm staring to think more about what direction I want to take my style in this season. In my perfect world, it would be 'What I would wear if I were on vacation in Paris.' However, not everyday is filled with restaurant openings, blogger events, and day trips to new places. The real challenge lies in finding a style that works for grocery shopping and still lets me feel fabulous.

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The Rundown
New York Tee Old Navy similar
Black Pencil Skirt NY&Co. thrifted similar
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Black Leather Moto Jacket Express similar
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Linger Rose
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Necklace Kohl's similar
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx



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49 comments

  1. Loving this look! And yeeep, hah, it's so hard wanting to dress one way but your lifestyle dictating another... ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  2. You look fabulous Lydia! Black and leopard is one of my faves and I actually have an upcoming post wearing the combo! :)

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  3. YES to it all! The accessories and leather jacket really take this look up a notch. You look so chic!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  4. You look gorgeous! I love your chic style with a bit of an edge!
    Red Reticule

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  5. You look gorgeous! Such a fabulous outfit.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  6. I'm a big fan of printed tees these days!! Fabulous!!
    Martina x

    Www.martinasmark.com

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  7. I honestly need to take a couple of lessons from you when it comes to dressing for fall. You always, always have it together lady!

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  8. You look great. I am obsessed with your moto jacket. You have such a cool vibe in these photos.

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  9. Well luckily that challenge shouldn't be that hard because you always look fabulous! I love this look a lot and I think it would be a perfect transitional look from place to place.

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  10. Gorgeous look!! Love the your casual tee and how it goes so well with the outfit.
    Marta, xo
    www.sweaterssstripesandsweets.com

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  11. One never needs permission to wear black! That's my new motto. And I am smitten with this outfit. And want to borrow those shoes.


    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  12. great outfit! so chic and cute! loving the heels and jacket!
    kelseybang.com

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  13. Seriously the best ootd ever & those shoes are killers !! xoxo

    N@NY
    http://artofnanyslife.blogspot.com/

    P.S. TWO HUGE NEWS UP ON MY BLOG !

    * My IG ( @nanyslife )

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  14. Hello Black & leather! Luv this look on you.

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  15. I am so impressed that you are done with your posts for the week. I am loving this black and gold combo. That necklace is fab.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  16. Love it - those shoes are super cute!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  17. I don't know where to begin! I love this outfit from head to toe. You paid attention to every detail and it came together fabulously :)


    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  18. Loving this outfit!!! Your jacket is perfection!

    xo,
    Angela

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  19. I absolutely love that graphic tee! I mean, I love this whole look, but that bag is amazing!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  20. I know exactly what you mean --- looking amazing without looking overdone for basic things is one of the hardest things.
    Oh and I like this, specially the tshirt.

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  21. Very pretty combo, I find I'll have a theme with outfits too, it's like my head finds an idea and I want to recreate it as many ways as possible. :)

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  22. I'm thinking leopard is going to be my theme for the next few months as well lol...I also have a NY & leopard look coming up later this week :) I'm loving your tee!

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  23. Love this! Fall is the perfect time to show off your leopard shoes, I'm wearing mine on my blog today too!

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  24. Fabulous look! I really like the moto jacket!

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  25. Life would be amazing if only it were filled with soirees, and brunches, and more! I love your chic style!

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  26. Leopard and neutrals is a pretty awesome way to spend the week!

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  27. This look is simple yet very elegant. Black is always a good idea - even for grocery shopping :-)

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  28. You are FABULOUS! Everything about this is perfect. As someone who is from New York, I love a good New York tee. Also love the touch of leopard and how draped your jacket over your shoulders. Gorgeous!

    www.lastylenysmile.blogspot.com

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  29. The fact that every day isn't filled with restaurant trips, blogger events and sweet treats really is a shame. But I think there's something more admirable in taking care to dress beautifully, but still somewhat practically (because I will never advocate wellington boots, no matter what the weather) for every day life. Anyone can dress up for a special day, but looking beautiful and pulled together everyday is a skill - and one that I think you have :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  30. Loving your top, very stylish!

    http://linastyle.blogspot.com/

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  31. That's a great outfit Lydia! Gorgeous accessories and tee.

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  32. I'm looking forward to all of your French inspired outfits! I love classic looks and I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of the pieces. And that bag is stunning!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  33. Love how you paired leather and leopard with a printed tee! Super cute look with just the right amount of edginess! Love it!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  34. You certainly look fabulous whether you are going to the supermarket or out in Paris!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  35. Love the idea of a Parisian chic style challenge! This is such a great chic outfit with a little bit of bling, leather & leopards. This is such a stunning outfit for Paris or the grocery store.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  36. Great combo, love this look!!!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  37. I totally agree about your idea of real style! And you look fantastic and very cool!

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  38. You look fabulous in this tress chic Fall inspired look. I love how you paired feminine classics and casual edgy, my kinda girl. Happy Tuesday!

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  40. love it! super nice combo dear!



    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  41. Nothing wrong with a leopard + neutral combo. You look awesome here! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  42. I Love the combo! You could easily make it grocery store friendly with a great pair of skinnies and some flats!


    Sara
    506 Miles

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  43. Gorgeous! Loving this chic look! Leopard and leather are so perfect and that bag is amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  44. good luck with the wardrobe challenge ! Love the edginess of this look

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  45. Those shoes are on my Christmas list this year!

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  46. So rocker chic, I bet the grocery guy was like wow! I will have to try it too.
    http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/

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  47. Your jacket looks so lovely! Nice and soft! Love the look, very edgy!
    Two Hearts One Roof

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