Lookbook: Pink Leopard

Leopard!  I’m not a big animal print girl but couldn’t resist this pink leopard top.  I also broke my rule of no top to bottom Forever 21 but sometimes when it works it just works.  I often get asked how I know what to buy at Forever 21 and the easier answer for me is what I don’t buy.  There are a few things that I never buy from “fast fashion” places like Forever 21 which are, sweaters (they always get misshapen), pants (I hardly find pants that fit nicely, plus I alter all my pants and would rather not waste my money altering something cheap), evening dresses (you can really tell with cheap materials), jeans (again with the fit), shoes (the smell of that fake leather… And the plastic on my feet – so uncomfortable) and nice winter coats (they never seem to be warm enough and the buttons always fall off!) but everything else I’m totally for it because you can pair it with your items that have better fit and material.  Mixing high end with low end is definitely something that I’m all for!  But if you do end up going full on Forever 21 like I did with this outfit, fit is everything and also, keep it simple.  Nothing too fussy as I’ve noticed that Forever 21 does a great job with certain cuts and style but details are not their forte which is where things start to look cheap (embroidery, lace details, structured shoulders, etc…)

What I’m Wearing
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: L.A.M.B.
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: gift from Michele Watches*
Bracelet: DIY


I recently lost about 5+ pounds and I don’t think it’s very noticeable except when looking at these pictures of my face and how round it is! (Well, I notice it because it’s my body and my clothes fit differently but I don’t think other people notice it.) I took these pictures in August when I was at my heaviest but I will tell you that it’s nice to have these lookbook pictures just to look back and compare to how I look from time to time. It’s quite interesting!  I’ve looked back at my lookbook pictures and at the time I loved my outfit but now I think “um…not so great!” or “what happened to that shirt?” LOL. It’s a fun little diary to have and I feel like I will like looking back at it long after I’ve stopped blogging and see how I dressed back then.

Shop the Lookbook

Amanda Uprichard Leopard Silk Gathered Tank
This one is a bit more subtle in the leopard print.  Check out my Amanda Uprichard top I have for sale too!

Forever21 Fab Basic Skirt
Or $7 this skirt! Can’t pass that price up.

L.A.M.B. Quincy High Heels – on sale!
These are cute too but only a 5.5 left in these or I do love these pumps!

MICHELE Large Tahitian Jelly Bean Berry
This watch is similar but much cheaper!

Now go check out Shop I am Style-ish!  Everything is in “like-new” condition (most were worn less than 3 times) and under $30!

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  • Katie
    October 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Always love those LAMB shoes when they show up in your Lookbooks! Pairing nicer pieces with F21 finds is the best way to make something inexpensive look way more expensive I think!

  • Nicole Lisa
    October 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I pretty much adore the way you dress.
    If I ever make it to Seattle again I will have to hunt you down and get all the fashion advice you have :o)
    This look is of course great again again and again.
    <3 Nicole Lisa

  • Samantha Clarke
    October 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    adorable match up!

  • CeCeSoChic
    October 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    The top is super cute!! And I love the necklace you paired with it…tres chic!


  • CessOviedo
    October 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I totally agree! Forever 21 has great cheap stuff but there are some things that just don't work, I'm a fan of mixing high end stuff with more affordable things, but making that work is where the challenge relies, and you totally did it 😉


  • A.Co
    October 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Hey Skinny Minnie!!

    Before I even GOT to the part about you losing 5 pounds, I was saying to myself, 'Has she lost weight?!' – you look great (even though this is in August :P)

    You make this F21 outfit worrrrrrrk.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • Christina
    October 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I think your top to bottom F21 look is a sign that they may be improving their quality, although sometimes I think they fall back to the cheap details. Sometimes I walk in and I love everything and sometimes I walk in and walk straight out. I think it comes in waves.

  • Ashley J
    October 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I was just looking at these pics and thinking how skinny you looked so you are your own worst critic!!! Outfit is super cute by the way!


  • Beautifully Invisible
    October 12, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Can you believe I have never purchased anything from F21? Every time I go in there I get overwhelmed. The local store just seems so… messy. I don't have the patience to dig for items that may not be great quality, so I usually turn around and walk out. Yet I always see pieces on blogs that I really like, like the top you have on here. So cute. Maybe I should try shopping online.