Inspired By | Leopard Sweater

How to Style a Leopard Cardigan, inspired by casual leopard print

WhatIWore: The other day I was spinning through Target to buy overnight diapers and cat food when I saw a leopard cardigan in the women’s section (surprise surprise). At first glance, I thought it was too prim and proper (it is a cardigan after all!) but then I decided why not bring it home and style it in a way that was a little more edgy to see if it would work.  I have a problem with only buying pants and just resorting to wearing a lot of tee shirts, so this would help things out. And I’m no stranger to leopard in my closet anyway, but it’s been a while since I’ve embraced it and I really like this piece (only $23!) which means… inspiration time!

Here are my takeaways to creating a laid back leopard cardigan look:

  • Hair and Makeup - should be tousled and minimal
  • Wear with Casual or Edgy Pieces - like faded or distressed denim or a moto jacket
  • Keep Accessories to a Minimum - no statement necklaces or shiny bits
  • Footwear - go with an ankle bootie or strappy sandal

I hope I have a chance to wear and photograph it sometime this week! 

Darker Shade of Blonde

Dark Blonde Bob, Blonde Balayage

I gave it a good go, but I’m ready to trade in my platinum blonde for something a little closer to my natural shade. And by natural I mean a lighter brunette and no more gray!! Like all of my hair appointments I’ve pulled together a little inspiration board to show my stylist. Here’s what I’m thinking - but I could use some help!

Option one is to keep the length and go in over the light blonde with a darker shade and keep my current cut like the this top set of photos. The other idea I’m playing with are bangs. I’m a little wishy washy there, but when I look back at old photos I can’t help but think they’re cute! Here’s my mood board before I got those back in 2015.

What do you think? Can you comment on my instagram this morning with thoughts? My appointment is at noon!

Dark Blonde Bob, Blonde Balayage

Still Loving | Embroidered Denim

Embroidered Denim, Embroidered Jean Jacket

Around this time last year I was just finishing up my embroidered denim jacket project and I’ve been thinking about more ways to wear it. At the time, I took my design inspiration from the high end runways (hello, Gucci!) Now the trend has really trickled down to the mass market and there are a lot of cute options out there - many of them on sale! If you were thinking about making your own and never got around to it, check out some ideas below! Or finally hit up the craft store and get stitching!! Details on how I made mine are here!

PS. This UK designer is amazing. Check her out!

Embroidered Denim, Embroidered Jean Jacket


Inspired By | Blond Ambition

Blonde Bobs, Blond hair, chin length bob, Inspiration board

Mama needs a new ‘do. I’ve been progressively adding more and more highlights with each salon visit and I want to go with a) even more and b) even lighter. I realize this is high maintenance, but my salon is right down the street and I actually think it’s wise for new moms to schedule in time for self care. If it’s not on the calendar, it’s less likely to happen (at least in my world!)

Length wise, I’m aiming somewhere between chin and collar bone. I’ll just go with what my stylist thinks would look best on me! Above are the photos I’ll take with me to my appointment! It’s not scheduled for another week, so I have a little time to think about it, but I’m really excited to take on something a bit more edgy!