October 16, 2013 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | in Leopard + Leather

Leather and Leopard Casual to Dressy Have you ever had to go to back to back events –  one casual, the other dressier – with NO time to change in between?

Last week, I had to rush between two overlapping blogger events – a preview of the new Nordstrom Rack in Dallas and a press screening for the Universal Pictures’ film “About Time“.  More to come on both soon.

For the Nordstrom Rack event, I wanted to be stylish yet comfortable.  One of my blogging assignments was to put together three outfits while I was there – so quick changes in the fitting room were a must.

I started with two comfortable basics – my faux leather leggings and an over-sized cobalt blue sweater – then paired them simply with my leopard flats.

Leather and Leopard Casual Full 2

Leather and Leopard Casual

Leather and Leopard Casual Full [Leggings:  Similar/Sweater:  Mossimo/Flats: Similar/Necklace:  Stella & Dot c/o Lori McMinn]

In the car on the way to the press screening, I swapped out my flats for some ankle boots and added a leopard scarf.  Instantly dressier.

Leather and Leopard Dressy Full

Leather and Leopard Close

Wallis Ankle Boots

Leather and Leopard Dressy Half [Leggings:  Similar/Sweater:  Mossimo/Booties:  c/o Wallis/Scarf:  Boutique Find (Similar)/Necklace:  Stella & Dot c/o Lori McMinn]

Lesson learned – there’s no need to do a  full outfit change when going between events.  Start with a good base then swap out a few accessories in the car and you’re good to go!

It’s Your Turn:  Have you ever had to change in the car between events?  Tell me in the comments!


Stella and Dot Trinity Pendant On Monday, I announced a Stella & Dot $50 giveaway sponsored by independent stylist Lori McMinn.  Maybe you can score  the beautiful Trinity pendant I’m wearing in today’s outfit.  Visit Lori’s Stella & Dot site and be sure to enter the giveaway below.

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Today I have the honor of introducing you to my very first co-host.  Meet Alyssa!  She’s the pretty girl behind the blog Not Your Mom’s Closet.  Alyssa’s never met a leopard print she doesn’t like.  What’s not to love about her?  Follow Alyssa on Bloglovin’ HERE.

Interested in co-hosting the I Feel Pretty Link up?  E-mail me HERE for more information!

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It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

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  • obsessed with the cobalt and leops combo must try it soon. Love this look.

  • Leopard, leather, booties…so cool. Seriously cool. 🙂

  • I don’t think I have anything cobalt blue?!? It looks great with the leopard!!!!!! I need some cobalt in my life!

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  • This outfit is screaming Sarah. Comfy, yet stylish! I really need those leggings!

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  • this color blue looks fantastic on you, and i love those pants, too!

  • I love how you made that outfit work for two events by just switching accessories! Funny…my post today is about that too!!

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  • I love this combination! So simple yet so sophisticated!


  • I love both these looks! You look fabulous in the leggings & the blue jumper is perfect with them! Thanx for the linky Alison! Ax

  • I love leopard with the cobalt!

    xo Lulu

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  • Cobalt is such a gorgeous color on you! And those booties look fab with the leather!

  • You look amazing! I love both looks! Cobalt is my happy color and leopard is my forever love. Wasn’t that movie so good?

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  • amy

    blue and leopard looks great together! i’m wearing a leopard scarf today too and i think throwing it on over anything instantly “chic-a-fies” your outfit! 🙂

  • So pretty. Chic and stylish. You wear these clothes with aplomb.

    We have a Nordstrom Rack near us and the best part of the store is they carry large shoe sizes. Up to 13! I’m a 12 and find it almost impossible to see shoes in my size anywhere. NR is the only place I can see shoes on the shelf.

    Your question about changing clothes in a car brought back embarrassing memories. When I first started taking outfit-photos, I was unhappy being limited to indoors and wanted to take outdoor pictures. So I’d drive to remote areas, like parks. When I got there, I’d change into women’s clothes in my car, jump out, take pictures quickly, change back and drive home. I didn’t want to be seen wearing female attire while driving so wore men’s clothes behind the wheel — but with makeup I’d applied at home. The crazy life of a non-conformist…

  • Oh wow cobalt blue & leo….I was just wearing that same combo yesterday at work Alison!! It’s really the best!!!


  • You look gorgeous in cobalt!! And I love the leopard and leather with it.

  • Lee

    Love this outfit, especially with the scarf and booties!
    xo, Lee

  • I LOVE the leather and leopard! I’m wearing a leopard scarf this week too. 🙂

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  • Both outfits are great! I love cobalt and leopard together!

  • Brilliant! And seriously, how gorgeous do you look in these photos?????

  • I love the leggings with the ankle boots – and what a great shade of blue! you are lovely as always.

  • Very nice remixing for two different events! And so very fall with the cobalt blue trend + leopard. For the giveaway, I would go for the Mae necklace, with the mix of red and sparkle..

  • I love outfits that can go from day to evening wear and I need to do this more often so I’m not trying to change in between events. Love the cobalt blue sweater and the leather leggings and love how you transitioned from a casual look to a more dressed up look.

  • Ada

    You look gorgeous in this combo. I works so well together. I recently paired my black leather leggings first with a Leopard Blouse & then with a Cobalt Blouse & I loved both looks. Your boots are gorgeous as are the Stella&Dot Necklaces. A great giveaway too. I am dying over the cluster, red stone Statement Necklace & matching Bracelet, called “Spring Awakening”. They would look great any season, but especially for the holidays coming up.

    And as always my pleasure to link up, Alison. I will check out Alyssa’s Blog, too. =)

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  • Alison, both versions look great! I especially love the ankle boots and the leo scarf paired with your leather leggings. You found a very classy and stylish approach to this dressing challenge!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Cobalt + leopard is such a classy combo. Love your leather leggings – it gives your outfit the perfect amount of edge. I do quick changes like this all the time…..usually from work to quick dinner with the family.


  • I love leopard…it my favorite:) The cobalt looks SO pretty on you…definitely your color!

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  • I naturally gravitate towards purple and leopard, but your outfit has convinced me to try royal blue and leopard. It looks lovely!


  • I love the blue and leopard. Great styling! Stopping by form the Whatever Weds. link up 🙂


  • Great way to create two outfits that go with the flow and I love your hair in a pony! Excited to hear about your recent projects. 🙂

  • Ok I NEED one of these sweaters, stat! It looks like the perfect comfortable oversized fit and I love the length! Did you get your regular size or size up to get that look? Anyway, loving both your pretty looks – you look amazing in those leather leggings! And I can’t wait to see the outfits you put together at Nordstrom Rack, I love that place!

  • I love the cobalt, leather & leopard outfit! I’m still a huge fan of the renegade bracelet!


  • Wow what a great way to transition these items! I always love the way you style things! I have also been reading Alyssa blog and am so happy to see her featured on here!! Great Link Up Ladies!!



  • I totally want an infinity leopard print scarf. This is a super chic look and looks great on you.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  • Love the faux leather leggings
    I really do want some, and need to just pull the trigger and get them already

  • Leather and leopard…the definition of sexy.


  • Kellyann

    I love those booties from Wallis and that cobalt is perfect on you!

  • You look amazing Alison!!!!! I have a pair of leather leggings that i can’t wait to wear again. Looking good pretty lady!!!!

    Don’t forget to join me tomorrow for my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.



  • Mo

    You did good with incorporating leopard into both looks. Simple yet stylish. 🙂

  • I love your cobalt and leopard! I also love Nordstrom Rack, so sad we don’t have one any where down South! (just moved back down here) If I was to win the giveaway, I would get the Sutton necklace! I love it!

  • I’d never think to pair the two colors together, but it works so well!

  • It’s been so long Allison! School sort of took over my life … But I am hoping to be around once in a while now. 🙂 I am loving the leopard print and those leather leggings. I gotta get me some of those comfortable yet super chic leggings.

    – Sukhi

  • Hi Alison!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!!! As soon as the page loaded, it was love at first sight 🙂 The leopard scarf with cobalt is amazing!! Of course you look beautiful as always too.

    I hope you’re having a great week – thank you for hosting, it’s always fun to link up and meet some new bloggers.

    Lauren xx

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  • I love the cobalt with the leopard scarf!! The booties definitely dressed it up, but the leopard flats are equally great!

  • I love those leather leggings and so want a pair! We were on the same wavelength this week with the leopard scarf. 😉

    Lauren @ imperfectandfabulous.blogspot.com

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  • I am always amazed at how the leopard print becomes such a great accent piece for so many different color combinations. I would have never thought cobalt blue, but it looks great!

  • Love, love, love both of these looks!!

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  • Love the animal print and cobalt blue. It looks great on you! It must be an animal print kind of week. I just posted this: http://50daysofnogrey.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/roar/

  • The renegade bracelet (in silver) is too cute!

    xo, tasha
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  • Gorgeous outfit Alison!! I’ve found myself buying more cobalt garments – it’s just such a gorgeous color! It looks absolutely stunning on you. Love it with those leggings. 🙂

  • I love leather/wetlook leggings for the winter, definitely a winter staple for me! Love the with the blue, perfect:)

  • I think you did a great job! I have this happen all the time and I will usually change shoes and add a statement necklace which always dresses up an outfit.

    I LOVE Stella & Dot and am dying for the Tempest necklace to finish off my September Pinspired look.

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