Keeping It Real :: boyfriend shorts + leopard

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today I'm keeping it simple with a layered sweater & blouse combo in black, my tried and true boyfriend shorts, and grownup Mary Jane's in leopard for a dose of personality. 
Over the summer my mom picked out this gold necklace from Ann Taylor for me. She thought it was a classic piece that I could use to dress up even the plainest outfits - good call Mom! I love the modern geometric pendant and the fact that such a minimalist piece can make a big difference - especially for this look. 
These adorable leopard heels are so fun to wear. I truly view leopard print as a neutral and when treated like one, you leave so much more room for creativity in your daily outfits. 
I couldn't resist playing up the leopard in my shoes with coordinating earrings from Betsey Johnson
Maybe it's just because I'm getting older but I find myself more and more attracted to collared shirts as time goes on. The tailored, polished look is very appealing to me and I prefer to balance the preppiness with some edgier or more casual pieces; hence the leopard and denim. 
I've been obsessed with layering gold bracelets lately. I think it's this October vibe that's gotten me into gold so much - I love the warm tone once the weather gets chilly. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Ann Taylor, boyfriend shorts: Gap, heels: Target, necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: Betsey Johnson, watch: Kate Spade, leopard bangle: Ann Taylor, gold chain bracelet: Stella & Dot, gold spike bracelet: Stella & Dot

It's apparent that I wear dresses and skirts. A lot. In fact, that's almost all I share with you all on my blog. And to be fair, that's honestly the bulk of my wardrobe and I do wear dresses almost every single day. But with that being said, as the weather turns colder, I tend to shy away from my usual wardrobe choices and turn to pants to keep me extra warm. 

I wanted to share with you all a typical outfit of mine that I wear to class. On my blog I tend to dress up - even more than I do in my everyday life. So today I'm keeping it real and posting a comfortable and functional outfit for any day of the week. 
SHOP :: 


  1. Wow! This looks great… I’m loving the layers and accessories!
    Kisses from Miami,

  2. This is such a beautiful outfit. I am really loving the accessories!

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  4. I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of leopard pumps and this post is really making want to find some! You look amazing! I love those shorts on you!

  5. I love this outfit! The collar and sweater really makes the shorts look a lot more polished and fall-like.

    The necklace is a real winner too. I could see myself wearing that all of the time!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  6. You look lovely dear! Love the shirt!

  7. Amazing ensemble, I love the touch of Leopard from your shoes!!!!!
    Love, Paola.
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  8. I love how casual this look is, yet so chic at the same time. Love that leopard!

  9. You look marvelous. Perfect fall outfit. Yes lately I'm into collared shirts too and I love the cute leo heels. Your everday looks are just as great as the dressed up's. Happy Friday Kat!!


  10. Love this. Great way to dress up your shorts! Gold and black is one of my favorite combos.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  11. Have a wonderful Friday Kat! Can't wait to see your new look :D


  12. love the leopard shoes kathleen. So chic! <3

  13. What a beautiful necklace from your mom<3! And those leopard Mary Janes....too cute! I'm all for the simpler looks. I feel like they really showcase a blogger's everyday style. This look is gorgeous Kat! :)

  14. SO obsessed with those Target heels! Target is my favorite, so it's no surprise. You look gorgeous & love your blog! It's great how you separate different outfits into categories - so organized! Following you on instagram, twitter & pinterest!!

    Chowing Down by the Bay

  15. The boyfriend shorts are great and love the necklace very fun. It is getting to cool here now for shorts. You look awesome as usual.

    Allie of

  16. Great details... Especially the leo!


  17. You look amazing there, style is always in details. Those leopard shoes are original and really chic, good find! In addition, I've got to say those photographs turned out so great, you are such an attractive girl;)
    Have a wonderful day, dear!

  18. looking great!

  19. I love this look! I would never think to wear a sweater/blouse combo with shorts but this is so chic! Splendid attention to detail with the print fn your blouse and those leopard shoes <3 <3 <3

  20. Love the layering you've got going on here!


  21. thanks for your visit doll... can't wait to see more of your gorge looks <3
    kisses from miami,

  22. You look stunning dear!! The boyfriend shorts with leopard print is a cool combination! And the earrings are so cute! Have a nice day sweety!

  23. look very stylish
    Great shorts

  24. I always love all the different accessories you use! and those leopard shoes are so pretty! <3

  25. Lovely outfit! Love the shoes

  26. Loving the subtle mix of polka dots and leopard!

  27. I love that necklace!:) it's so chic and versatile!♥

  28. Great look! I love the layering!


  29. Pois, leopard and denim, this is perfect!


  30. so cool, love your look sweety!
    happy day!