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Outfit Details:   Tank: vintage   Vest: Forever 21   Shorts: thrifted   Oxfords: PacSun   Ring: Fred Meyer   Necklace: Macys   Bag: c/o Wholesale Dress

For today, I decided to leave the crazy heeled shoes at home. I had to run some errands and relied on my cute, leopard oxfords to get me through the day.
The weather was totally bipolar too! It started off nice and sunny (hence the shorts) but then suddenly started switching between cloudy and sprinkling to sunshine. Craziness.
And as a side note, I just want to tell everyone thank you for your wonderful comments on my last post! The  positive response was so kind and I appreciated reading each one. :)


I'm wearing some new items I've bought recently. After graduation, I got a $50 giftcard to Macys and decided it was the perfect excuse to go shopping. This dreamcatcher necklace is one of the items I bought from there, and I'm thinking it will be my new, favorite, statement jewelry piece. It's perfect!


I've never been certain if I should wear these leopard oxfords with shorts. My legs are quite muscular and aren't all that long, so sometimes I think it looks funny if I've got bare legs that suddenly end in enclosed shoes like sneakers or oxfords. At times I wonder: "Are my legs too short to pull this off?" But then I remember how much I like the shoe and go ahead and wear them anyway.
So, funny little story about this vest. I popped into Forever 21 after Macys, and found this beautiful little basic on a sales rack. I wasn't planning on buying anything but when I looked at the price tag, it said $3.49! I could not pass that up. I took it up to the sales counter, and guess what?
It was $13.49.
I misread the tag. So a little surprising, but what could I do? I dug out a $20 from my wallet and bought the thing. Ah well. I know most of you are probably thinking "What's she complaining about? Its only $13!" but see, I'm a total cheapskate. Not gonna lie. I'm used to thrift store and garage sale prices.
However, I'm thinking it was a good choice, because it goes with so much!


Once again I braved taking photos in a more public place, and I loved how these turned out! There weren't too many people out like last time (probably because most of them have enough sense to stay out of the rain), but it still feels like an accomplishment to me. Haha, to be posing in public takes some guts, let me tell you!  




72 comments

Danny said...

your necklace is really adorable, fits perfectly in that outfit :)

Ali Hval said...

GURL you are so right about this whole we think alike thing. Because we totally do. When you started writing about how you were unsure if you should wear flats with your shorts, I was just like, oh god, I always question myself the same thing! I always feel like when I wear shorts I need to wear heels with 'em.

But hey, the flats were a good choice with dem shorts, and you look AWESOME. I adore that fringe purse of yours, too. I totally believe that you've got your own style going on in your past few posts. Kind of a bohemian start with trends attached to it kind of look. Woo for independent-ness! That dreamcatcher necklace is so cute, too.

That stinks about the price thing, but I'm glad you got it anyway--it'll be a versatile piece, me thinks! I always hate when things are put in the wrong place and you think they're on sale when their not.

BERTHA NATASHA said...

LoL missread the pricetag is one of my awkward moment
Agree with you!
I will appreciate myself if I can find something cute in a thrift store with a great deal. :D

Sincerely,
BERTHA NATASHA

WearAbouts said...

Linda that necklace is gorgeous!!! I was out all day in the bipolar weather too--i was lifeguarding, and it would start thundering every other hour. People left and literally came back. hahaha :)
You look faaabullouuss as always! hows summer treating you so far? looks good to me :)
Rory
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Joyce said...

Your vest is so cool, but awww I hate when that happens with the misreading of the tag :( But it looks so cool! And I really like your shoes, leopard print shoes always look pretty cool.

hautepinkpretty said...

love your necklace, doll! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

Mimi said...

cute outfit!!! i especially love your necklace and your shoes! :)

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Analisa said...

Haha, I misread price tags all the time! Actually... when I first read your post, I thought you said it was $349. I was like, WHAT kind of Forever 21 is that??? Until I realized there was a decimal :D But for $13 I bet you you're going to pass the cost-per-wear of those oxfords seeing as they look like they'll go with anything!

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sip-n-wear said...

I love those shoes!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Great outfit Linda! I love your shoes! I've just bought a pair of leopard creepers in ebay...i'm crazy to wear them!!!

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FashionGeek said...

love love the oxfords! so going to look into my pacsun!
can't wait to see you on my blog!
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Sabrilett said...

I personally think that flats and oxfords look better with bare legs, and your oxfords are gorgeous <3 the vest is perfect too, good thing you decided to buy it. The necklace is absolutely gorgeous :)

love!
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Miss K said...

Very cute shoes!

Mish Rendon said...

love those shoes! totally hate it also when the price tag isn't accurate, especially when I have just enough money with me. :|:)

Mish
http://starmishie.blogspot.com

Sergeant Fox said...

I can totally relate to being used to thrift stores and garage sales. I can be at the mall all day and come out with nothing, haha. Love that necklace!

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Fashion-Bridge said...

Oh dear! This necklace is absolutely beautiful! such a unique and outstanding piece!

xx

Alexandra

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OctoberSong said...

your outfit is just lovely! the shoes and shorts are just perfect.. both separately and together so don't worry at all. love! <3

Thesmallnoble said...

Your necklace is adorable! You look gorgeous!
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Ninon said...

omg, your outfit is simply adorable! :) i love it! i've been searching for a vest like yours for ages.
you style is great! makes you look as if you're ready for a high fashion shooting!
(you have every right to take picture in public places, since you look great! no reason to be shy! :))

love
ninon

rae said...

oh i am not really a fan of those crazy weather days. it makes it so hard to dress, and i always end up feeling too cold or too hot! i really like the store window in the first photo. what is it exactly? a store? and i think it is great that you braved public photo taking. photos are a lot more interesting with different backgrounds and locations :)

xx rae

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ASZIYA said...

beautiful my dear

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Love your necklace, and those shoes are cool! Hehe I always feel awkward taking photos on the street! xx

Bea said...

great outfit!
i love the necklace!
-Bea


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The Mind's Clothes said...

really nice outfit! come on my blog and tell me if you like my last outfit ;)

Kate L. said...

Those shoes are adorable! Love leopards!

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Sarah said...

I love the colour of your vest, it looks so nice with the necklace too, sort of boho chic :)! I love your oxfords too, you definitely suit wearing them with the shorts :) xx

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I love the colour scheme and that necklace is gorgeous.

Wardrobe Quarry

Audrey Allure said...

Love your handbag!

czarianonuevo said...

Hi Linda! i adore your new dream-catcher necklace! it is indeed a statement piece!! and the story about that chic vest you scored from Forever 21, i also look for cheap things, specially those trendy ones which won't guarantee a gazillion no. of use :) but I think that vest is an exception since it's in neutral color so it can go with almost everything!


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erica marie said...

love your leopard oxfords :)

xo erica

Jessica said...

i like the shoes with the shorts! they add an extra element

-Jessica
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indie by heart said...

Great look! I really love your boheme vibe in this girl :) Such a cute necklace!

Satu
Indie by heart

RaindropsofSapphire said...

I love your leopard flats! They are absolutely adorable! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more :) :)

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Amanda said...

love your shoes!

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

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Rory said...

Cute outfit! Love your shoes :)

Chezka said...

Oh yes, that has happened to me - buying an item because you misread the tag, but no matter sweetie, it's a fantastic piece! About your shoes, I think I say this in every post but you have amazing shoes! I love these oxfords..and yes, they do go well with shorts :)
Oh, on another note, I found my dress, thanks for cheering me on :)

-Che

Joandy said...

really love your necklace, it is a statement piece for sure, also the leopard shoes compliment your outfit so well, great styling!!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Loving your vest and necklace! You look amazing :)

xo,
Angela
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April Cheung said...

love your shoes!

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Pop Champagne said...

awww cute outfit! and love the orange shaw you have on!

Allison said...

Such a cute look! I think your shoes are awesome!!

:)
Allison
afashionfiles.blogspot.com

ola said...

love those shoes!
xxxo
ola
www.stylesbyola.com

AlexGracexx said...

love your outfit!
i really love that necklace and it looks great with your out fit :)
thank you so much for visiting my blog and posting a comment much apreciated!
you have a great blog :)
i am following you xx

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OctoberSong said...

thanks for your lovely comment, you're so sweet!
love those shoes again by the way:) followed too! <3

Style-Delights said...

Absolutely love this necklace!! So so pretty! You look gorgeous Linda! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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Style-Delights said...

Thanks Linda! I actually used the rafflecopter widget, but made sure to post in the comment section also! Great giveaway - I keep my fingers crossed!
-Jyoti
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FashionGeek said...

thanks girl!, and yea im just in love with oxfords!
can't wait to see you on my blog,!
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Diana (double-ganger) said...

I love accessories, leopard shoes are beautiful!

xx
Diana
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Julia said...

your necklace is so cute!
x

Mica said...

Lovely outfit :) I think the vest and necklace were great purchases! They go so well together too :)

sillvvia said...

it's so cute shoes :)

Scarllet Gonçalves said...

i love you shoes!
you look gorgeous :)
have a good day beautiful xoxo
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FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

really nice outfit :D

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Carla Florendo said...

the shoes are really pretty!!! love love love leopard prints!

xo, Carla

Sparkle said...

i love those shoes! so cool!
nice outfit dear, love it like always :)

xx

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Sarah Stright said...

Loving your vest, and that necklace is great. And I think the oxfords look great on you!

bleufountain said...

Oh, your shoes! I like it so much!

Always Maylee said...

Love the casual look, your necklace is so cute!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jenna said...

Those shoes are awesome!!! And they do look great on you and this outfit!

samecookiesdifferent said...

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Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

that necklace is super cute, and love the backdrop in these photos. :)

have a lovely day!



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Gita said...

Ohh, love those leo sneakers, they're puuurfect :). And the necklace as well - it's always good to have a dreamcatcher :).
Thanks so much for your comment!

xx
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Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I love the boho vibe of this outfit. and the orange paired with leopard is a great idea!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Morgan Stone said...

Oh goodness, I LOVE those oxfords! So so cute!!

xoxo, me

Kassi said...

I love the rust colored vest and I am glad you bought it anyway! It looks fabulous on you. I really love the leopard oxfords with shorts combo! It's so darling!

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Seeking Style said...

Love this boho look!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Tessa: said...

Love your fringed bag! The color of your top is great as well

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