Jan 25, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #5

Well dear readers it's time for another Petite Fashion Challenge. Challenge #5 comes to us from the lovely and stylish 'CynthiaC' from the petite blog Shorty Stories. If you've never read her blog, be sure to check it out!

Here is the challenge this time:
It's winter in the northern hemisphere, and many of us leave the house for work when it's still pretty dark out and come home after the sun sets. Our work wardrobe is typically no different - blacks, greys, navy blues and maybe dark browns. So the challenge this month is to brighten your work wardrobe. What you need to do:

Create a sophisticated work appropriate look that has no more than one dark piece (it can be a skirt, pants, a blazer, sweater etc...) excluding shoes, accessories and hosiery.
I am guilty as charged when it comes to filling my wardrobe with shades of black, grays and browns. It's not that I like having a dreary wardrobe, it's just so easy to mix and match!

Unlike most of you, I could probably get away with wearing something 'springy' since I live in Florida and it's pretty nice all year long and no one pays attention to what season it is, but in the spirit of dressing season appropriate like most of you lovely ladies have to do, I decided to go with something I'd wear if I were anywhere else.

I posted this inspiration photo a while back praising the fun combo of pink and leopard.

And then, an outfit was born:
Dress: Express, Size XS
Blazer: Antonio Melani, Size 0
Tights: Target, Size SM/MD
Shoes: Ninewest, Size 5
Purse: Aldo
Leopard Belt: ASOS, Size Small

What's that you say? There's not enough leopard? Yea, that's what I thought!

Leopard Clutch: ASOS
Leopard, it's time for your closeup.

Really wish I'd had some turquoise jewelry to layer on but alas...when it was all said and done with, I think this outfit is a little safe, but that's what happens when you realize, CRAP, Challenge #5 is today?!?! Who's with me???
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Tara said...

Pink and leopard is so fun! I'm loving the clutch and belt!


curls-and-pearls said...

Great outfit! I would've never thought about the magenta with the leopord print, well done!

And for SOME reason, I was finished this challenge early this time LOL - I think it's because I only have that one bright piece in my wardrobe ;)

The Little Dust Princess said...

The leopard print makes this outfit so fun!

xx The Little Dust Princess

PetiteLittleGirl said...

Great outfit! I am loving the black and pink combo. I agree with TLDP, the leopard accessories make this outfit so fun

Alterations Needed said...

Oh, now that you mentioned it, I would LOVE to see turquoise jewelry added to that pink dress! Loving your leopard. =)

PetiteAsianGirl said...

Fuschia and leopard...what a beautiful combination. I was wondering how you managed to find a clutch and belt that had perfectly matching leopard print, then saw they were both from ASOS : )

betty; said...

ahah thanks i am crazy in love with the bag as well, it was my mom's before it was mine :) and i love the whole outfit, like i'm not really a fan of leopard prints but the outfit combination makes it look soo good <3

kileen said...

leopard print is so much fun! and i think i was looking at this exact same purse online last night -- the Aldo cyphert? :)

cute and little
come join the Color Brigade!

CynthiaC said...

I love the leopard print! Are the belt and clutch from the same line at ASOS?

Cee said...

You look gorgeous in this outfit. Not safe at all, in my opinion. I love the leopard accents! Thanks for the detailed shot :)

Erin said...

Very cute!! I am a huge fan of leopard print - I think I need a leopard belt now :)

PS: I love the bangs!!

Nelah said...

Love that blazer and a leopard belt. This is a million dollar look!

Kiki said...

What a fun combination! :) Kiki

Callandra said...

Your animal print seems to match perfectly, it's so cool that you found them seperately. I love your bright mix of pink with the animal print....normally I would never agree with two animal print accessories together in the same outfit, however, they are both so subtle that the look is perfect - Great job!

I am Khatu said...

I too forgot it was on tuesday. It's getting hard to keep up with... I love the leopard clutch, I was looking at the same one.

Jen HaHA said...

Cute pose! I like that hot pink with leopard. Bright colors with animal print are gorgeous together!

Jen Hemming and Hawing Again