Bar III

Impulse

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Top: Bar iii (on sale) | Bottom: Made Fashion Week Impulse (on sale) | Bag: Marc Jacobs | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Glasses: Dior

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Whenever I go to Macy’s, my favorite department to look for clothing that fits my style is the Impulse section. Some of my favorite brands in the dept includes Bar iii, Kensie, BCBG, Maidson Jules, French Connection and it’s new brand collaboration MADE just to name a few! One of my favorite pieces I picked up recently is this quilted-like skirt. It has a fun print, an edgy cut (slightly longer in the back and shorter in the front), the quality is also pretty good and you can’t beat the under $50 price tag! I paired it with this stripes classic blouse from Bar iii which I wore to work with a long pencil skirt, but changed into this shorter fun version when I stepped out to meet with friends the other evening for dinner. :)

Pop of Leopard

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Top: Bar III lace crop top (similar here), Aqua white blazer | Bottoms: Forever 21 lace cut out shorts (similar here) | Bag: Diane Von Furstenberg leopard bag | Shoes: Classiques Entier cap top pumps | Rings: ASOS wide band ring set

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The beauty of leopard print is that they can elevate any ensemble from simple to chic and any pairing seems to work well with this universally flattering trend. Not to mention, leopard always makes me feel a little extra confident. That’s probably why I can’t seem to get enough of this print. I don’t really have any rules when it comes to style and self expression, but I prefer to wear one leopard print at a time. Which means, it’s either a pair of shoes, a dress, skirt, top, a bag, well you get the idea.

Speaking of bags, I have been searching for the perfect leopard print bag forever and this DVF beauty is just that. Well, she does have some minor drawbacks, such as she’s not very structured (which I preferred) and the flaps would periodically pop off the hinge, but overall I’m pretty happy with the size, shape, style and the print is just so beautiful. I guess this is when you have to decide if the pros outweigh the cons right? :)

Above the Bar

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Top: Bar iii faux leather jacket, Topshop top | Bottoms: Bar iii slim jocket pants (similar here)|  Shoes: Aldo Shoes metallic pumps | Bag: Valentino Rockstud mini tote | Glasses: Lumete

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As much as I love pretty flowy dresses, I favored an awesome pair of casual pants that’s versatile and can take me from day to night. These Bar III slim jockey pants are beyond comfortable, stretches and are so soft to the touch. They’re typically worn with flats or sneakers (perfect for running errands or lounging around) but I decided to dress and edge them up with metallic pumps and a (faux) leather jacket with interesting back details. The mixing is really more of an outcome to my on-to-go-and-didn’t-have-a-change-of-clothes problems than me trying to be creative. :)