Seeing Spots

March 5, 2012

Animal print is one thing that is just not getting old for me!  I think I love it so much because it is still classy enough to wear to the office, but allows me to show my personality and differentiate myself from others (my office is generally  a sea of solid colors, or at its boldest day there are some stripes).  As I’ve mentioned before, making outfits interesting is a fine art of 1) layering and  2) mixing textures to create an overall more appealing-to-the-eye look, while still maintaining a level of put-togetherness.  I feel ladylike, classy, and fun in this look so that’s how I know it’s fitting for me.  As I grow older, my personal style is becoming so much more apparent to me – and it’s exciting!  Do you feel like you’ve found your personal style yet?  I think it takes a bit of introspection and don’t try to “fit in” !  Go with your gut!

Blouse: J Crew Tuxedo – Old / Sweater: Old Navy – Fall ’11 (Similar in Cardigan)/ Skirt: Banana Republic Outlet (Similar) / Shoes: Nine West – purchased 2010

Necklace: Bauble Bar – Sold Out / Clutch: Urban Outfitters / Ring: Street Bauble / Nail Polish:  Forever21 Taupe / Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren


(don’t you love my squinty hater-face here? the sun actually came out!)

This last photo shows our neighborhood in the background… I love driving up this street and seeing our row of homes set in front of the sprawling city – they just look so tiny in front of the huge buildings of downtown Cincinnati!  Anyway – hope you are all off to a good week!

  • Annie

    Loving that lacy skirt and that pretty printed sweater – super cute outfit :)

    The Other Side of Gray

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Annie!

  • Alison H

    I love it. You look beautiful and that necklace is perfect.

    P.S. When I pop out this baby I am borrowing that skirt!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      You got it dude!

  • Quiqui

    Beautiful!!! I love the sweater!!!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you!

  • Neris

    lovely outfit! in love with the sweater! such a statement piece :)


    Fashion Fractions

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      and it was only like $20! Steal!

  • Penny Pincher Fashion

    I completely agree with you – when I was younger, I wasn’t as sure of my style, but now that I’m in my 30’s…I definitely have a better sense of what works for my body type & the silhouettes I am drawn to. Love this sweater, btw!!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Isn’t it fun to know what is “you” and stop trying to fit into all the new trends!? It makes shopping much easier :)

  • laura

    You look gorgeous! Love the necklace.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you laura!

  • MIranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    So classy lady! Absolutely loving this timeless look.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks girl!

  • Melissa H

    Love this look!! It’s so put together and fun! I also try to wear colors/prints more often at work in this sea of black/gray/navy solid suits!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      It makes work much more fun if you’re wearing a fun outfit!

  • Caitlin

    Love that sweater with the lace skirt!! Gorgeous pairing! Would love for you to checkout my latest posts and participate in my giveaway!! Follow me, I follow you?!


  • Shannon

    Lauren, I am LOVING your outfit posts, and your hair is so long now! I definitely agree with you on the finding your personal style bit. I was just telling Kyle the other day that I have a lot fewer “I have nothing to wear days” now that I know more what I like to wear and what looks good on me.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Shannon! I know, my hair has gotten sooo long – I actually just got it cut a few weeks back. Would love to see some outfit posts of your own! SO GLAD you are blogging again!

  • Alexa

    Love, love the spots! Beautiful on you!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks for your ever-sweet comments, Alexa!

  • Giovanna

    Love the skirt and the sunnies! Cute look!


  • Mandy

    Super cute look. Love the lime green wall as a back drop!

  • Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon

    Lauren, recently found your blog through Lauren Conrad’s page. Just love your photos and sense of style! Hopefully you can stop by my blog as well! Good luck in the contest!

    xo Grace

  • Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon

    Lauren, recently found you on Lauren Conrad’s page. Just love your blog and pictures! This necklace and lace skirt look great with the j crew mustard-colored blouse. I hope you can check out my blog as well. Good luck in the contest!

    xo Grace

  • Michelle Henderson

    LOVE that lace skirt! So chic!! So glad to have found your blog… going on the blog roll :)

  • Anita

    what a lovely outfit! I love the skirt, great!
    I’m a new follower via bloglovin, your blog is wonderful, all the colors are you wear are very inspirational for me, because I’m trying at the moment to work more colors and patterns into my closet!
    Perhaps you find some time to visit my blog too and if you like it, I’d be happy to have you also as a reader and follower!

    xxx Anita

  • Mae

    wowzers!! this might be my favorite outfit of yours I’ve seen so far! gorgeous girl! xx

  • Natachasteven

    I LOVE that will costume!

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