NEW POST: Cat Print on the Cat Walk
I’m sure you saw pictures either on my blog or instagram (thelizblack) from the Isabel Toledo x Lane Bryant runway show, or the follow-up video that gave a glimpse into all of the looks, but you’re finally seeing what I wore to the event! (I know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath).
Too many times I have gone to a brand’s event not wearing anything by said brand; and while this isn’t really an issue, more often than not my photo winds up in some slice of their social media, leading to people assuming I must be wearing their designs. Again, it’s not really a problem, but it does lead to some awkwardness when the brand has to admit that they’re not the brainchild behind the ensemble.
So this time I did things differently; save for my shoes and bag, I wore a Lane Bryant-only outfit. Not only did I feel super sleek and chic in the all black look, I love how vibrant my hair appears next to the noir pallet.
A Jersey girl at heart, my love of animal print has never been hidden from you, so why start now? From my uber-comfy wedges to my super-score Furla bag, I blended in those fierce touches in the least tacky way possible. Rawr.
Top: Lane Bryant
Vegan Leather Pants: Lane Bryant
Wedges: Steve Madden
Just call me Tiger Lady.
I know I talk up my love of animal print (oh New Jersey, can I ever escape you?) but this is taking it to a whole new level.
With being smack dab in the middle of the season and temperatures finally dipping (seriously, snow last week?), I’ve finally been able to break out my Fall fashions. From vegan leather and cable knit to plaid and oxblood, I’ve been dabbling in all the trends.
I love the shape of this pleated vegan leather skirt, and the long sleeve tiger shirt turns it into more of a fit and flare than just a… flare. With the addition of opaque black tights and a rugged high-heel boot, it ups the Fall feel and increases the badassness by just a bit.
Roar. Welcome to November.
Shirt: Walmart (Size L)
Skirt: Kirna Zabete for Target (Size 16)
Sunglasses: Street Vendor
Bag: Pat Field
It is no secret that I am a big fan of leopard print. (And neon, and polka dots, and floral…). One of my favorite dresses is this H&M leopard print dress; it’s comfy, can be dressed up or down, and has a neutral color pallet so it isn’t super over-whelming even though I’m wearing head-to-toe (or shoulder-to-ankle) leopard print.
I’ve been obsessed with my multi-layered chain/collar necklace since the day I bought it, and I’ve been wearing it as often as possible. There is a certain S&M/slave glamour aspect to it (and, of course, I love my jewelery dangerous), and I felt it complemented the aggressiveness of my jungle-ish dress.
I almost never wear flats in my outfit posts (have I actually ever worn flats in a post?), and I’m infatuated with my new rose gold sandals. I love rose gold, and I haven’t seen many shoes that have rose gold accents on them, so when I came across these flats (they also come as heels!) I had to have them!
I guess even in flats I’m fierce!
Dress: H&M (Size L)
Sandals: Halston for Bakers (Size 9)
Necklace: Charming Charlie
I don’t purr, I ROAR! When I walk into a room everyone takes notice. There is so much glam in me it overflows.
Again, like my all-over leopard print outfit, I cannot keep my Jerseyness bottled inside all the time, and sometimes it explodes out like an exorcism.
Except for my practically translucent pale skin (which most NJers would not be caught dead looking like), the mix of tiger (or zebra, I can never tell the difference on clothes), snake and leopard prints is a perfect mixture of animal prints. Even though they can be clashing prints, they work together because they’re in a similar color family.
The dress accentuates my curves and *ahem* shows off my assets- I can almost here the beat of the drum as I strut by. This dress is a killer. I may seem soft, but Kitty’s got claws…
Dress: Fashion to Figure
Belt: Calvin Klein
Heels: Steve Madden
Clutch: Pat Field
Being from New Jersey, it’s not unusual to see women strutting their stuff covered in leopard print. However, you don’t typically witness them in head to toe leopard print…. until now.
Whether it’s my NJ status, or just my feline nature, I cannot lie- I adore leopard print. It’s flattering, adds a level of interest to an otherwise tame outfit, and can be found in every color of the rainbow.
You’ll feel like a sex kitten in leopard print (pun intended), and it’s perfect for both day & night (and even for work). You can easily layer a leopard print button-down under a solid colored sweater, or top off a pencil skirt with a leopard print sweater. Or, if you work in a more trendy office, pair leopard print pants with patent leather black heels, a white button down and black blazer.
Shirt: Old Navy
Sweater: Old Navy
Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Street vendor on St. Marks