Monday, December 8, 2014

Leather and Leopard

Jacket: Ann Taylor, sold out, similar, similar
Top: A.L.C, similar
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Clutch: Clare V.
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here, similar), C. Wonder (similar)
Necklace: Bauble Bar

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I'm sorry for the lack of posts last week, but I decided it was best for me to take a break and come back fully refreshed for work and the blog.  A week on the beach is exactly what the doctor ordered!  Let's just say that the biggest decision every day was what beach to go to.  I will hopefully have a vacation recap post up soon, but I'm already trying to figure out how I can get back to St. Martin and Anguilla ASAP!

Now, onto the clothes.  Living in Atlanta, I'm pretty lucky that I can wear most of my wardrobe year-round.  When the temperatures dipped (or dipped for Atlanta), I immediately reached for my tights and favorite stripe sweater to winterize my favorite leather skirt.  You know I'm cold when I have tights on!  With the addition of a little leopard, this variation of my fail-proof black and white combo is ready for work (and after work without the jacket).  

On a side (random) note, am I the only one who finds heels less comfortable with tights?  

There are also some great deals Green Monday (I don't know when this became like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but I will never say no to a deal!)

Nordstrom - 40% off selected items
C. Wonder - 30% off + free shipping
Baublebar - 30% off with INSTAGLAM (ends 12/8)
J. Crew - up to 30% with MERRYMERRY (ends 12/9)
Banana Republic - 40% off with code FESTIVE (ends 12/9)

Have a great day!

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  1. So glad you had a restful and relaxing vacation, and I can't wait to hear all about it. You look amazing in this skirt and sweater. What a great look to recreate!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. I can't wait to see some vacation photos! You look super chic and modern as always, Nicole!
    Red Reticule

  3. You look stunning and I had this jacket on my radar but I totally forgot about it.


  4. Welcome back! And, I actually think heels feel better with tights on. Either way, I love this chic look on you! I can't wait to see your recap!


  5. I love this combination of neutrals with a pop! Your jacket and shoes are gorgeous. And, yes, I agree with you regarding the tights and heels. I find my feet want to come out of my heels when I walk. Glad you had a great vacation. Welcome back!

  6. Absolutely love this neutral look with the leopard. And that skirt is stunning!


    La Joie de Vivre

  7. Well hello there sophisticate! You can't go wrong with a classic khaki trench, a circle skirt and B+W stripes!!

  8. So perfect! I love everything about this outfit!

  9. So glad you took a break and enjoyed your vacation! I love this combo. I have been all about black, white, and tan lately.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  10. this is adorable, and shows off your great legs, Love the clutch and the skirt is up my alley as well. Pretty!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx

  11. I'm with you, while I love tights and heels - they just don't feel comfortable to me at all! But it looks stunning on you! -xx


  12. It's always good to get away and recharge. I just love this whole look. You look gorgeous!

  13. Ahhh beach vacations are the best. Actually there is nothing I love more on a trip. Yours sound lovely. The outfit is really pretty too. Leopard is an all time face of mine, and that neutral jacket is the cutest!! XOXO, Elif

  14. Such a perfect combo! And I totally find heels harder to walk in with tights on!

    xo Kylie

  15. SO pretty! And of course loving that clutch!
    xo Southern Style

  16. I hope you enjoyed your holiday! And no you're not the only one who finds heels less comfy with tights. I feel like I need to grip onto my heels with tights as they tend to be slippery! This look is fab, love the jacket, skirt and pop of leopard!

    x Diana

  17. Looove that clutch!

  18. You look gorgeous! Obsessed with that clutch and that trench is perfect!

    <3 Shannon

  19. Gorgeous outfit. Love the skater style leather skirt on you plus your jacket looks a bit like a mini trench.

  20. I'm glad you took some time off to just enjoy the beach!! Blogging is always here but it's not every day you get an amazing vacation. And what a FAB outfit to come back with! Love every detail of this look. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  21. Great look! That trench is so chic! I am glad you got a great vacation! Good for you!

  22. What a lovely classic mix! Your clutch and heels are gorgeous!

  23. Great look! So pretty! I need a leopard clutch ... it just ups the glam factor on everything!
    Dawn Lucy

  24. Classic combo! That clutch is heaven. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  25. Leopard and leather - can't go wrong! Love the look.

    Thanks for linking up with MMG :)

  26. Looking good girl! I love it! Rachel xo

  27. Jealous of your beach getaway and can't wait to hear about it! I'm loving your's kind of like a cropped trench coat :)

    Clothes & Quotes

  28. This cropped trench is GORGEOUS!

    xx Cara

  29. First time visitor, stopping by from Trend Spin link-up and I'm sooo glad I found you! I can tell already I am going to find LOTS of style inspiration from you! I have a really hard time styling skirts and dresses in the winter without them sticking out like a sore thumb. I can't seem to get that cold weather styling down! But I could totally pull it off in the way you styled yours and I would have never thought to style it that way! I love it! Happy to announce you have a brand new follower! I look forward to all of your future inspiration! ;)

    High Heels and Training Wheels

  30. Precioso look, me encanta tu chaqueta y el bolso es ideal.

  31. Loving this whole look especially your leather skirt and chic leopard clutch!! So glad you had a relaxing and restful time on vacay. Looking forward to some pics :)