playing hooky.


Zara bow silk blouse | H&M tulip skirt | H&M charm bracelets | F21 sparrow + envelope necklace | Zara two-pocket briefcase satchel | Steve Madden Dynemite leopard print heels

Some may say it's fashion faux pas if you wear brown with black hues, but how does the leopard do it? For the longest time, my eyes have been zoned into those leopard print heels. I finally caved and bought them (with a discount! woohoo) and I wouldn't mind going to detention for them. So to go against the school of normal color combination, I decided to jump the playground fence and wear a brown + black outfit and top it off with the latest feline print addition to my shoe collection. (For you curious folk who actually read the item links, yes, I know how to spell "dynamite" correctly. That's just the way the label calls that select pair of heels. Their way of a spin on the name, I guess. And this may make you aghast, but spelling was one of my favorite subjects back in those classroom days. I can still hear screams all the way down the school corridor as students ran away from their spelling and math classes...could one of those been you?)

Have a lovely week, y'all! And behave. (Fingers crossed.)


       


170 darling comments:

Cee said...

It's taken me a long time to come around to the combination of black and brown, but you're right... If they weren't meant to be together, how would leopard work? The two colours are one of my favourite combinations, and they look fabulous together in this look, particularly those leopard sandals. Just gorgeous!
xox,
Cee

Whitney said...

i'm so jealous of your leopard shoes!

Whitney
whitwatwear

Petite and Hungry said...

love your outfit! so sophisticated and chic!

www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

CessOviedo said...

You look so pretty, love this outfit completely, those shoes are amazing!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Nina said...

Hey Jamie :)
This outfit is lovely, I don't think there is anything wrong with wearing black and brown together. The background of your photos is lovely too :)

Kisses
Xoxo

http://ninasclosetsa.blogspot.com

Adele said...

I don't think its a fashion faux par at all - you look amazing Jamie. The sandals are gorgeous & I love your bag too!!
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Fashion Addict said...

Love brown and black combinations and you look glowing in this outfit! :)

I actually loved participating in the spelling bee when I was in elementary school and was always last standing when it came to classroom competitions. haha I can be really geeky sometimes - at least I found someone else that liked spelling as much as me.

Bijou's Style said...

wow!! love those shoes!!!!!!


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Dana Paramita said...

you are gorgeous! <3

The Key To Chic said...

Love the adorable bag and leopard shoes. I can relate to wanting to spell correctly, as I used to get made fun of when I won spelling bees in middle school. My classmates jokingly made me spell "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"...I think it's cute that you pointed out their weird spelling, I might have done the same!

cryskay said...

so true so true. whoever said that black and brown together is a fashion faux pas must be a leopard print hater!! im drooling over your new leopard babies!!! xx

style point said...

Hi, spotless as always.can't stop admiring.xxxxx

Simuša said...

great bag :)

azu said...

Omg those shoes are hot! Cute top too :)

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Jacquelyn said...

Love the leopard heels, it looks great with the blue! I've been thinking about getting a pair myself. Cute bag too!


XOXO
styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

Saige said...

I am in loooove with this look. I definitely like the brown and black together. I guess I just never thought about how those two colors are combined in leopard print and yet some people still think that brown&black together is a fashion faux pas.
Kind of a quirk.

Pssst.. and I liked spelling too!

Love,
Deer. Lady

Emma said...

Lovely outfit! Not fashion faux pas at all! I like it.
Especially the bag..
xx

fashionmousse.blogspot.com

yiqin; said...

the shoes are hot.

MarieAntoinette said...

I think it's great! The bag is fabulous, no matter that you fix brown and black :P

BeforeGoingOut said...

great bag and heels ;)
and you made a really good change of layout ;)

Paola said...

Fantastic!!!!!!*_*

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bloomingvogue said...

Amazing outfit!

Opposite lipstick said...

love it!!

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Martina said...

Great outfit :)

Carlinn said...

Awww you look so sweet, those leopard heels are amazing and your handbag is so interesting. x

Десислава Валентинова said...

You look lovely, darling!! Love these heels!! <3

Desislava
http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

Yo no soy una it girl said...

Great look! I love your bag!

Lilaanaa said...

amazing look, perfet blouse and shoes

Joanna K. said...

love your purse!!

Jaclyn said...

Those shoes are adorable! I love how they look high end. Cute skirt and top too :)

Emily said...

I went shopping around town yesterday to find the perfect animal print heels. Couldn't find them.... love yours though.

Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

I've had my eye on those leopard heels for a while, and seeing them on you is going to make it so much harder to resist!!
I love black and brown together - leopard knows what it's doing.

Danielle said...

i think your outfit looks great! i love your purse!

Živilė said...

gorgeous!!
xx
http://fzivile.blogspot.com

The little world of fashion said...

Love your bag ♥

Elisa said...

i love your bag and your shoes!

x

http://scarlet--red.blogspot.com/

Makena said...

That outfit is fantastic. The colors go so well together, and your shoes are amazing!


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Kate said...

Those heels are perfect!! And I think certain shades of brown & black go beautifully together - especially rich tan browns like the leopard does! ;) Great purchase!!

michelle_ said...

YOUR SHOES ARE TDFF !
it's leopard.. and it's platforms.. perfect much !


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tessa said...

hahaha i was a spelling/math nerd too :) won a spelling bee at my school in fifth grade lolol. you look fabulous! who care what they say about black and brown.. they say it about black and blue too and i think they look fab together. love those leopard print heels! and steve madden always likes to spell things weird lol

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FAB said...

I'm actually loving brown and black together, I think I'll be doing it a lot in the fall! You look great! Hello dynamite shoes!
Cheryl
http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

Kiki's Book of Dreams said...

Hello there sweetie! I just found your blog and Congrats I really like it! Love your style and the outfit is great! Would you like to check my blog and why not follow each-other? Let me know:
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Wish you a great day!
xoxo Kiki

Castle Fashion said...

Your blouse is so sweeeet <3 I love it.


Yasmeen
Castle Fashion

ClosetCravings said...

The Zara two-pocket briefcase is really cute. =)
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Precious said...

I love your heels! Wonderful look!





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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love your bag, its so stinkin cute!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Vanessa K said...

Your shoes and bag are amazing!!!!

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renny ruth roren said...

Super heels!
Love how black goes with brown :D

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In a Dolly's World said...

LOVE the heels!!!!!! I feel myself caving in to buy them...tsk tsk. I blame you! :D Completely love the entire post and outfit, and I'll try to behave... ;)

EevvaStyle said...

ooo you look amazing!

Pretty Things said...

brown and black can really work well together sometimes, and you look fabulous!

http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

xxx

Frannie Pantz said...

I am a big fan of the brown/black combo and I love how you played it up with the leopard heels. You look dynemite! ;-) LOL You really do though.

bellring said...

Your leopard sandals are gorgeous!! I have kept my eyes on this pair as well. Didn't know it's on sale though. I need to check it out! XOXO~~

misspouty said...

I'm in love with your shoes!!!! They look just fabulous on you!

xoxo,
http://blog.misspouty.com/

I ♥ Fashion said...

Great shoes and makeup :)

Courtney said...

You look so beautiful, and you certainly know how to work those heels! I'd look ridiculous in them! Also, love that bag! xx

Anastasia Siantar said...

the briefcase and the shoes are so hot!!

effortlesscool said...

your necklace is beautiful and I love your shoes!

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Elegantesque said...

Oh my god all your outfits are so great you have such a great style !! love it !!!
and the bow top ? and your bag ?
fawless !!

kisses
hannah
http://elegantesque.blogspot.com

btw, wanna follow each other ?

fille aux cheveux de lin said...

love your shoes, they're absolutely amazing!

Raspberry Jam said...

Love the heels!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

Steffi Santa said...

just blogwalking today and then i found yours. your blog is awesome! love this outfit anyway <3

Ette said...

The shoes and handbag are to die for!!!


♥, Ette
www.thriftedkarma.com

margaritats said...

gorgeous look!

L said...

It's the perfect balance of chic and sassy! :)

Andreea said...

Gorgeous outfit and your shoes are to die for!

♥ Kisses ♥

http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

Sabrina said...

Lovely outfit dear! Those Steve Madden heels look amazing ;-)

I was wondering how did you get the lines between your pictures that small? I've tried almost everything, but nothing seems to work hihi

beneath the glass said...

i love brown and black together, just like navy and black and so on. I never did pay any attention to fashion "rules" because then it wouldn't be fun, and fashion is supposed to be about breaking rules, right? i love the leopard heels! i just sent the same pair overseas to Marcella from Fashion Distraction, so I saw them in person and they're amazing! I also love SM's other leopard platforms- anything leopard is good in my book! and yeah, I'm a bit anal about spelling and I'm constantly correcting everyone around me, it's one of my pet peeves :)

Beneath the Glass

Meisha.Style said...

sweet outfit! those leopard print heels are amazing!

This Charming Style said...

Wow you look amazing! I love brown and black together in some cases, and you wear it really well here. I am totally in love with every piece here, especially the bag and shoes <3 xx

Shannon said...

Love the blouse and shoes!!!

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6roove said...

awesome! love your blouse and shoes!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I think it is genius! The leopard pulls the whole outfit together...gorgeous! xo

Diane said...

What a cute outfit!!!!

StyleCeviche.blogspot.com

x

Ice Pandora said...

A doll outfit, you look amazing Jamie ^___^ also pretty make up as well!

xx

Roz said...

Definitely detention worthy shoes. And great to find someone as pedantic as me about spelling! It's good to see you're proud of having enjoyed it as a subject.

fromtherewithlove said...

Your bag is gorgeous ! And i love your style :)

Please may I? said...

I am green with envy for this beautiful shoes.

You look fab hun.

X x

Melody Lee said...

I LOVE the satchel!

- Melody
http://meandmyheels.blogspot.com/

Bir Alışverişkoliğin İtirafları said...

So cute :)))

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xx

Phuong said...

you look gorgeous, love the leopard print

Travel in Style

inês said...

you look lovely and i really love your shoes *-*

Haylie said...

perfect outfit :) your shoes are amazing !

-haylie
www.lovefashionloveyou.blogspot.com

Viv said...

this post is adorable.. i love how you compared brown and black to leopards (and how they do it!) .. i absolutely love the combo of the two colors together so i find this outfit beautiful! your photos are gorgeous and so are you :)



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Ballerina'sBun said...

your leopard heels are so amazing :O you look so pretty ! lovely greetings from Nadine,ballerinasbun.blogspot.com

NRC♥ said...

Oh wow. best post I've seen all day. I just love all of it.
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Inside my head and wardrobe said...

love your heels and that bag is gorgeous1

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Sandra D. said...

Great outfit! Those heels are to die for! I might have to get me a pair of those :)

Jordana Lilly said...

Wow, Jamie, this is probably my alltime fave outfit of yours! Seriously, I think my heart skipped a beat when I landed on your blog just now. First off, your brick red satchel is to die for, and what better background to show it off in front of than an actual red brick wall ! The bag and fierce shoes are perfectly supported with some nice neutral colors. Neutral, but classy and not at all boring. What a beautiful outfit, I am seriously gawking at this ensemble right now! Very cute post, too. Can't wait for the next one!

xox Jordana

jejo said...

LOVE the zara bag!

www.jennaforjejo.com

Raez said...

gorgeous! love the leopard heels, what a great buy. Leopard is always a good investment. it never ever goes out of style!

xx Raez

Ms.Perfect said...

I think leopard heels are fab! Love it! You look great! :)
xoxo,D

Victoria'sProcrastinationProject said...

Gorgeous pictures - love your shoes.

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K&M said...

love your bag and shoes!!!


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xx K&M

ISABELLE said...

You look stunning!
Love this outfit!
I'm following now, follow back?
xoxo

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M said...

Once again, incredible heels - do you own a bad pair of shoes?
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Teresa said...

Love the cute purse! I thought it was vintage Coach at first!

invasionista

Constance said...

Lovely! x

the Rocket Fashionista said...

Your outfit is so lovely, LOVE that bag!
Love your blog too, followed!

xx

Anastasia said...

Adorable!

Jess said...

TOTALLY feel you about the feline addiction - I'm such a sucker for leopard print as well! Those shoes are beyond fierce

TOPCOAT said...

SO gorgeous, very ladylike! xx

YK said...

Those shoes are to die for! Love your style :)

Please check me out :) at ykhearts.blogspot.com

stitchednadorned said...

I love the whole outfit! the shoes the bag the brown and black combo!

K!

Lucia Del Pasqua said...

shoesssss oh yesss

Aimee said...

I love how romantic your style is. It's a look I've tried to emulate before and just can't seem to get right, I envy your eye for it!


www.inclassenvogue.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

The color of that bag is perfect! I love this outfit and the leopard heels are just fantastic!

Come by my blog..I am hosting a CLAWS jewelry giveaway!! Really really beautiful and unique pieces! Tell me what you think!!

-Lauren
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Young Gucci Purse said...

seriously, your shoe collection makes me so jealous. I love your blog! I've been busy and unable to really get on but Im so glad to get caught up with yours! its one of my absolute favorites and its cool to see how much its taken off in the last few months!
xoxo
Leah
http://youngguccipurse.blogspot.com/

The Style Rawr said...

We think that fashion rule went out of the window years ago! You look great as always.

Please stop by our blog & check out our latest blog post :)

T & J

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XoX

Bruna said...

really nice outfit!!!

Francesca Felix said...

those heels are perfect!!! good buy..and at discount? even better. I love your bag ! its adorable
xo
francesca
http://www.frankvinyl.com

Jamie Rose said...

Oh my, this outfit is adorable! I love mixing black and brown because I adore leopard print. If it occurs in nature, why shouldn't I mix those colors in my clothes? Those shoes you're wearing are absolutely amazing and I love the blouse too.

Desirae said...

Black and brown is perfectly fine together if you ask me! Very cute necklace too!

www.pastelsandpirouettes.com

p.s. i would love to see an outfit with those glasses I saw you won! Congrats! haha but seriously I know you would make such an adorable outfit with them!

luckyenoughblog.com said...

love love love your bag.

xo, lizzie

Mackenzie said...

Those shoes are fab! I keep gravitating towards leopard prints while online shopping lately but get too nervous to actually buy anything. I love how you took a simple (and gorgeous) outfit and made it pop with the fun print!

Mackenzie
Reasons to Celebrate

Andee Layne said...

i think im needing these steve madden platforms! they look just like the miu miu's!

Lens & anything Else said...

Love these pictures..they look so lovely as you:)!

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Angela Jessyana said...

your bag is so cute and unique! :) nice post!

Stephanie; BirdFlyAway said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous outfit! I absolutely look everything about it, very inspirational. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

xx

wrednasmerfetka said...

good set ;) beautiful boots :)

Charlene said...

Bloody love those shoes!! I have some similar cant get enough of leo print! x

Irene's Closet said...

You look gorgeous, as always! :)

xo
www.ireneccloset.com

Farola de Rozas said...

Beautiful !!!

Mary ♥ Mur said...



I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

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"Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"

Gina Michele said...

Love this outfit- especially those gorgeous heels!

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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

That bag is perfection. You're so witty (I was the queen of spelling too). x hivenn

Isabella Smulders said...

Fabulous shoes!

Camilla said...

That bag is so so so cute and perfect <3
x Camilla

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Stunning outfit! Love the brown and black on you :)


Happy Friday!

XXX,

Fashion Fractions

Natalie Nenno said...

Oh My..... that heels are to die for!!! One GORGEOUS OUTFIT!!!

Traveler's Closet

Laura said...

those heels are too lovely! your hair's beautiful as well:) x

Gribouillage said...

The photos are so great ! And the shoes are amazing !

stylecomb said...

I love the colors here! I've always been a big fan of wearing black and brown together, and breaking traditional fashion rules in general. And you know what? I've always been one to zone in on spelling, but I think that's because of my mom - an elementary school teacher!

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[Virginie Peny] said...

You look so cute! just discovered your blog, love your style!

have a nice weekend,

Virginie/ Couture & DIY

a fashion blogger said...

love the outfit! the tan goes great with navy. i've been seeing cheetah print making a comeback!

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Margaret said...

love your bag, necklace and shoes too!!!
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margaret

Rosa Pel said...

i like your shoes !!! nice outfit !

Ivy said...

I love the outfit you put together. The shoes definitely added some spice to it.

-Ivy
www.pocketfulofapples.blogspot.com

E said...

That bag is so adorable!

According to Annika said...

I am 100% against the idea that colors and patterns can be combined in a "right" or "wrong" way. If it looks good, it looks good - and in your case, well, obviously you look absolutely awesome! I must say those heels do beat my wedges - or maybe we should just call it a Steve Madden tie.

I've always been obsessed with spelling and grammar - yes, to the point where the people in my class despised me - so it's incredibly hard for me to accept the fact that I pretty much suck at both when it comes to writing in English. Conquering a second language turned out to be a lot more difficult than I expected, but then again, it's truly rewarding when I feel like I actually evolve and improve.

I honestly hope that you and I will meet one day - you seem like such a lovely, beautiful, generous, caring, intelligent and warm person, I'm a bit jealous of the people who get to call you their friend! ;)

Tons of love and have a wonderful weekend!

Annika

Sarah Willow said...

So glad I stumbled upon your blog! Your style is just so feminine and elegant...LOVE it! And those leopard heels you've got on? Jealous. Literally, if I could reach through my computer screen and snatch them from you I without a doubt would :) Keep up the great work, and I can't wait to read more!

xo Sarah Willow
www.sarahwillowhere.blogspot.com

Arnold Teja said...

Loving this look!! And the shoes are just to die for! Have a great weekend!

xx

TheDirtyWings said...

wonderful shoes
love it <3

xoxo
TheDirtyWings

Grazziella said...

Im definitely in LOVE with this shoes ^^
Great job as always
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Kisses

Cortnie Elizabeth said...

Love this look! Especially those heels!

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decimal shoes said...

fall for your shoes dear!wonderful :D
xoxo
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purse 'n boots said...

jamie!!! looking like a hot little tiny tamale over here!!! love this look on you---annnnddd i LOVE the picture in front of the trucks!! you look like you're in a little editorial!! can't thank you enough for all of yor amazing and sweet comments---you always make me smile! hope you're having an amazing weekend pretty! much love

xx
ash <3

Gabriela Ciobanu said...

wow! I love the bag and the shoes! Awesome outfit

Life's a shoe said...

what a cute top and i am loving the leopard print heels!

Life's a shoe said...

what a cute top and i am loving the leopard print heels!

Julie said...

This is a super cute outfit! I love it!!

the girl never gets older said...

oh Jamie, your shoes collection is just breathtaking! and every single one of your looks is breathtaking too. you're a style goddess! ♥

sharon lei said...

I heart all your shoes.. but I think this would be my fave! Leopard can do not wrong in my book. ;)

xx Love & Aloha

CeCe & NuNu said...

Lovely blog!

We follow you!

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Maria C said...

Amazing shoes! Steve Madden is the best.

blacksandbrights said...

LOOOOOVE YOUR SHOES XX

cristina petre said...

love it!

vonilicious said...

I thought the spelling was a little strange but figured it was the brand. Again in love with your writing. Love those shoes, they may make me swear off my ban on Steve Madden.

Shels415 said...

Loving your leopard heels! You look darling..love the sweet and sexy outfit!

XOXO
Shels
http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

Grace said...

Oh how I just LOVE this outfit of yours. It's so feminine and the top is so adorable.

xo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

Glamloving said...

Your blog is reaaallly awesome ! *following !

x

Jazz said...

So chic, I love your style!

xoxo, said...

cute bag! xx

SilhouetteParisienne said...

Amazing shoes xoxo

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lifeinleopardprint said...

Those shoes are amazing! I Love anything leopardprint & they are fantastic im very jealous

cutecoolclassy said...

I love brown and black together, and wear the combo all the time.

xoxo CCC

madzia said...

great set !!

:)

Macarons&Coquelicots said...

A prefect outfit... again !! Beautiful pics too.

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Lilith said...

Love the look!

xx
lilithfashion.blogspot.com

Hanja said...

I love this stylization! this handbag is awsome, beautiful colours!

H.

addicted <3