Truths and Pun.
Truth: my closet gained a lot of great items in 2016 from two stores, Target and Loft. Coincidentally the two main items here are from Target (the cardigan... BTW the purse is too) and from Loft (the dress). The boots and leggings are by Maurice's.
Truth: (speaking of the boots) - The Boots are my favorite boots/booties purchased in 2016 and they were a steal!
Truth: I cannot stop wearing these Black Faux Leather Leggings recently, especially under dresses, like in this outfit.
Truth: You will see these leggings and these boots on this blog once more this week.
Truth: This dress from Loft is a petite (in small). I wanted it so badly I had to get it. I wish they had the regular small or at least the medium petite but thankfully it is not too short, though I have long legs. I justified the purchase easier too, since it was 60% off.
Truth: I wore this exact outfit (even the same necklace and purse) minus the cardigan on New Year's Eve Eve (Dec 30th) (a day after the boots, leggings and dress were purchased). But it was so cold out for me to take photos and I figured you were tired of my Christmas tree. So, yesterday I decided to wear this same outfit except I added the Gray+Snow Leopard Cardigan.
Truth: It was super cold and windy and snowy yesterday when I took these photos but since I had the cardigan not just the dress on, I tolerated taking my coat, gloves and heavy blanket scarf off for a few minutes, just to take these photos.
Truth: I had no idea that this pattern-mixing of a large floral print and a smaller snow leopard print would work. But the gray cardigan which matches my OTK boots, brings out all the gray and lavender colors of the flowers from the dress. By the way, the burgundy background of the dress also matches the Burgundy Crossbody Bag. So in reality there are mainly three colors here: gray, burgundy and black.
So, how do you like today's look?!
Burgundy w/ Lavender+Gray Bold "Shadow" Floral Print, 3/4-Sleeve Shift Dress: Loft (New) (identical, on Sale), (similar, Huge Steal), (similar current option from Loft in blue floral, on Sale, I also own this!), (similar w/ keyhole, Fantastic Deal, love this), (similar burgundy floral option from Loft, Great Deal).
Gray Snow Leopard, Long-Sleeve Cardigan: Merona via Target (similar open cardigan, Huge Steal, love this), (similar, on Huge Sale), (similar, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Silver Mesh Collar Necklace w/ Crystal Pave Ring in the middle: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Steal), (similar, on Huge Sale, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Black Faux Leather Leggings: Maurice's (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-Tone, Emerald Green Velvet Large Circle Stud Earrings: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Steal), (similar, Splurge, love these).
2 Identical Gold-Tone Stretchy Bracelets w/ Black Stones: The Limited (New) (very similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Small Splurge).
Gold Tone Bow Bangle: The Limited (New) (very similar, Steal), (similar pave option, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, love this).
Gold-tone Ring w/ Semi Precious Square Orange Stone: Kohl's (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, my Favorite).
Deep Merlot Crossbody+Handle, Elegant, Faux Leather Bag: Who What Wear via Target (New) (similar, Steal), (similar colorblocked option, on Sale, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gray Faux Suede OTK Boots w/ Block Heels: Maurice's (New) (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale), (similar, Small Splurge).