Do you ever have those days where your outfit is soooo much cuter in person than it is in any of the outfit shots you took, but you just don’t have the time or energy to retake your pictures? Yeah, it was one of those days. I don’t like this pictures very much, but I promise the outfit was really cute! So cute in fact, that it is a re-run from Mother’s Day. lol! I went to a casual brunch with my mom, sister, and aunt when I was in LA and this is what I wore. Since I was in a different city and nobody saw me, I figured why not just wear it again. Not to mention it was sitting at the top of my suitcase (which has not yet been unpacked! Don’t judge me! lol.)Xhileration Top (Target) | GAP Cuffed Shorts ($39.95) | Leopard Scarf (Foreign Exchange, similar, $16) | Target Leopard Belt | LC Lauren Conrad “Zander” sandals (Kohl’s, $31.99) | Vintage Bag (gifted)
So of course, the first thing my mom says when she sees this outfit is “You just really like not matching,” and my little sister chimes in and says “That’s the style.” Lol. And I just shake my head and say “matching is overrated.” Seriously, it really is! Who says my shoes have to match my shirt? and how says I cant wear leopard with floral? I happen to think these prints complement each other perfectly. Hmph!
Anyway, I really love these shorts! I wish I had bought them in other colors. I have a lot of short shorts, but these relaxed comfy shorts are a nice change of pace. I love how low they sit on my waist.. makes me feel kind sassy. Similar to boy friend jeans or relaxed fit pants, my philosophy on the relaxed shorts is they must be worn with heels. In my opinion, they look quite sexy worn this way…
Let’s talk about this belt for a minute. I had been looking for a calf hair or even faux calf hair belt under $20 FOREVER! Of course, all the belts I found (and liked) were $35 and over. I was finally on the verge of sucking it up and shelling out the dough for a a $42 Michael Kors belt on Zappos when I walked into Target and spotted this belt for something like $14.99 (I think!). You guys seriously, I wasn’t even in the belt section. I don’t even know how I saw this thing. It was like a flash of leopard in my peripheral vision… it was calling my name… Lol. And this my friends, is why I LOVE TARGET!
What do you guys think of these shoes? I have been stalking them online for a few months now. They are from the LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s. I actually saw Lauren Conrad wearing them in an issue of People Stylewatch a few months ago, but at that time they were still full price. I waited for them to go on sale and used one of my 15% promo codes to get them down to about $30. I really love how open the shoes are with just the three horizontal straps. They are so cute!