Keeping It Ladylike :: metallic skirt + leopard heels

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Emulate the modern lady's paired-down polish - perfect for a weekend brunch date. Team a feminine midi skirt with a flowy sweater for the ultimate high-low mix. Pink lips and glossy pearls brighten this combination for spring.
I played around with my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette to create this eyeshadow look. I love the hint of silver - it's  playful yet chic. I thought it was perfect for spring because it's dramatic but not overpowering. 
Pearls are a classic favorite of mine. While some may view them as old fashioned, I have fun modernizing my peals by wearing them with unexpected combinations. Make your pearls fresh again by pairing them with bright lips and current trends. 
I've had my eye on these heels for such a long time and now that I finally have them in my possession I can't stop dreaming up new ways to style them. Leopard is officially my new favorite neutral - I'm just wild about it ;) 
How great is this side slit in my sweater? It really captured my attention when I tried this piece on and I think it adds even more personality to an already super cute top. You can layer it over a colored tank or wear it bare like I did for an edgy spin.
Since most elements of this look (skirt, lips, heels, shades) speak for themselves, I decided to tone down my wrist candy and keep it relatively simple with two silver bangles. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[sweater: Banana Republic, skirt: J.Crew, heels: Sam Edelman, pearls: fine jewelry, earrings: Loft, sunglasses: Ann Taylor, lipstick: CK One Color in "kiss it"

Spring is finally in the air and I couldn't be happier - I'm sure many of you can agree that its arrival was much overdo. I'm so excited to pull out my favorite skirts and heels again and start rocking some fabulous spring fashions. 

The energy that accompanies spring is vivacious and lively, which really gets my creative juices flowing. I'm currently digging midi skirts; fierce, statement-making heels; eye-popping makeup; and of course fresh blooms! 
SHOP :: 


50 comments:

  1. Stunning look!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  2. Pearl with the leopard is so chic and fun. Totally me. Loved the outfit and u look great in the sleek ponytail.

    Love
    Chichi
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  3. soooo adorable skirt!!! amazin outfit, dear!!))) xoxo

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  4. Great look an amazing pics!!!

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  5. You look gorgeous♡ Love the flowers!
    Kisses,
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  6. wow such a beautiful look! that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! i love its color :D

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  7. LOVE that sweater, the XO graphic is so fun!

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  8. I really love how you dressed down this look- because the skirt looks very, very fancy & I love that you found a way to wear it in everyday life by adding that sweater! And I totally love the small peekabo effect on the sides of it- great way to stay feminine & classy at the same time!
    And those are such beautiful sunflowers- perfect accent for this outfit! :)

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  9. So chic look dear! Love the combo and the colors! The sunflowers are so lovely!

    xx Mary

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  10. Love your blog, it's so lovely!
    I love your outfit too, especially that top, necklace and heels :)

    Neeny x

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  11. pretty as always!! love the sunflowers!
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  12. OMG, amazing outfit, I want yout skirt, love this blue so much. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  13. Such a fun outfit and shoot! That sweater is so cute!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  14. so beautiful! leopard is definitely my favorite neutral as well. <3

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  15. I am definitely loving your feminine take on metallics here, so lovely.
    Rachel xo
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  16. This outfit is such a great mix of different elements and I love it! That skirt of course is just out of this world fabulous but I love how it is paired with your sweatshirt! The side slits on that sweatshirt are such a chic unexpected detail! The heels are really great and I really like that they are a lower heel so you can wear them more without suffering and look amazing!

    Rebecca
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  17. Lovely outfit!! I've always been a fan of the blue color with leopard items!
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    kisses, Mai ♥

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  18. I'm so excited that Spring is finally here too! I'm thrilled to finally start wearing all my Spring fashions. Gorgeous look, Kat! I love your bright miniskirt paired with your fierce leopard pumps! Best, ican'taffordmylifestyle.

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  19. Amazing pictures, Dear!
    You look beautiful!
    xx

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  20. Wow babe, you are so beautiful!!! I love your sparkling skirt, the whole ensemble is very cool!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  21. Hey Love that sweater, must be the xo! And the kitten heels are so cute. I looked at pair of heels similar to this in French Connection, I almost bought them but bought a dress instead.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  22. Your eyeshadow look turned out just great, well done! I have never tried Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, but I've heard a lot about it. Would love to try it out too!
    Can't help loving that outfit which you've created as well. It's so spruce and original! It's good idea to carry a bouquet of sunflowers, such a nice addition. Those photographs turned out so great!

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  23. Great look! I love your metallic skirt!

    xx
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  24. Really gorgeous outfit, love the skirt.

    olivia

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  25. Great outfit, Kathleen. Love your skirt. It looks gorgeous on you. Have a nice weekend! :)

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  26. this is such an interesting look and i like it
    you look lovely
    kisses

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  27. Love this!
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  28. Love your makeup look Kathleen.. flawless! I adore your skirt so much, great color and style.. perfect with those sexy heels :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  29. Oh very gorgeous outfit sweetie
    xx

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  30. Great look

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  31. Amazing outfit! I like this oversized top and long skirt together- perfect combination! :) xx Maja
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  32. gorgeous!! i love the photos!

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  33. Have a nice Easter weekend. New outfit is online...

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  34. Goals = to master that cat-eye eyeliner. Great outfit!

    Xo, Ava

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  35. You Inspire me!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  36. Marvelous look Kat! I love the metallic skirt and the leo heels are to die for! One of my favorite looks so far!

    xx

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  37. I really love the combination! I get inspired everytime I come to your blog!
    Pop up by my page when you get a chance ♥Kristina
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  38. I saw this sweater at Bananna and thought it was fun. Looks great on you with those awesome heels.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  39. Hi gorgeous!! What a beautiful and inspiring outfit!! It's really amazing!! Cool and unique! Perfect! :)

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  40. Absolutely obsessed with the sweater! I may have to go out and buy it! Looking great, as always!

    xoLiz
    http://theliterallyliz.blogspot.com

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