Insipration Photo: Atlantic-Pacific
Make like a thief and steal Blair Eadie’s edgy style. Because, the truth is, that girl knows how to dress. Leather and leopard? Zippers and points? Uh-huh, we’re getting wild up in here. Except, Erin and I are about as tame as they come. Ordinarily, this look would frighten my bow-loving, print-avoiding, classic-dressing self, but Blair makes this combination classy and approachable. Quite honestly, I’m totally embracing this look. What I am not enthused about is the cost of Blair’s chic 3.1 Phillip Lim dress ($1395). That is no bargain, my friends. That’s scarier than being in the jungle at night without a flashlight.
Let’s get humane and discuss this
animal ensemble. H&M zipified a vegan leather skirt and slapped a sweet price tag on it – go try it on in the store. If you fear the mini skirt try a leather legging, instead. Wise move, Wallis: A higher neck adds a touch of class to a leopard blouse. Tuck it into the skirt, and you’ve got the $1400 look for less than $70.
We’ve been chirping about pointed toes for the past month (here and here & geez we really love them). Steve Madden’s “Devil” boot will put some fire in your strut. My tiny tip on boot longevity: Take new boots to the cobbler and ask for stronger heel dowels (hate when they wear down to the nail after a month) and a thicker sole overlay. It usually costs about $15, but it really saves shoes. The hardest part is waiting to wear the new boots for an entire day! One last touch. Wrap your wrists in arm-candy. Anything goes, just stack up those bracelets, lady!
Did you know the spots on leopards are called rosettes? That makes them seem less edgy. I don’t even need to work on my roar, I’m ready for this look. Would you try this combo?