December 10, 2014

Snow Leopard



{wearing Motel dress, vintage fur shawl}

Something I wore to a holiday party over the weekend. I like the subtle sequins on the dress- shiny but not over-empowering. Lately I've been thinking of changing some things in my life, and prioritize a few things- I call it "things" because "goals" just make it sound scary and the pressure that comes with meeting them.

One of my "things" is to become more strict on myself about shopping for new items. There comes a day when a woman looks around her closet and says to herself, "I've got to weed out clothes that make me look like a pre-pubecent girl". I'm not the only one, am I? All of the sudden, you find yourself throwing out any clothing or accessories that have any trace of bows or floral or any resenblance of a tumblr hipster.

But it's not like your closet will shrink because you purged a bunch of stuff. the bows get replaced by tartan and the florals get replaced by leather. At least for me. The bags in your closet goes from Guess and Juicy Couture to Coach and Michael Kors, to eventually, own a few "actual designer" bags. The closet might shrink in size by a little, but the bank account balance seem to always stay the same, unfortunately.

38 comments:

  1. Wow! So elegant, gorgeous and feminine! You look incredible!

    XO IMKE

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  2. Gorgeous photos & love the outfit - very glamorous & feminine :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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  3. These photos are Beautiful!! You are gorgeous and this background paired with the vintage fur and evening dress. Stunning. I can't even.

    xoxo,
    Teffa

    theKicksintheCity.com

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  4. This photo shoot is like from a magazine. Or a fairy tale. Beautiful photos and you look fab! Well, I am trying to achieve the same - to stop buying things (not only clothes) that just catch my eye and because they are affordable, I decide to buy them. Unfortunately, my wardrobe is full of clothes I have worn twice previously. I totally agree with you and I wish you good luck with the new "things"!

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  5. I Love ♡ this dress on you Julie... you look amazing..

    I happen to believe that quality out weighs quantity any day of the week... ♡

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  6. Such a beautiful dress. I love how cosy this looks thanks to the shawl, perfect outfit! xx

    Viva Epernay | Benefit Giveaway

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  7. Nice post!
    xoxo

    beblondie.blospot.com

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  8. That last photo! You look stunning!

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  9. This post speaks to me! I've had the exact same thoughts running through my mind about my wardrobe lately. It's how I want the world to perceive me. My little kitty hat doesn't reflect the inner self any more...

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  10. Beautiful look! I love the fur!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. Really classy look :) Love the splash of red lipstick... gawd I can't remember the last time I had an occasion to glam up like that - envious! I haven't reached that point yet...I think I tend to buy things "for the future" and never wear them. On the upside, I haven't "aged" out of any of my clothing, on the downside I wear like the same 3-4 outfits every week.

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  12. Glamor girl!!! I don't believe anything makes you look pre-pubescent--or a hipster. :)

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  13. You look very elegant! I love the dress.. it suits you well dearie :D I also have to praise the photographer for a job well done..! ;)

    Dearest yours,
    Jong :)

    iamjoannalanojan.blogspot.com/

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  14. You look beautiful in these pictures. I feel a little biased towards fur, but it sure gives the extra glamorous vibe.
    I am going through a similar process with my closet ;)

    http://elmundodesophie-sparkle.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. Check out Myra Caballero's blog, WInterthorne and her posts about the sustainable fashion challenge. She did several over the course of a few weeks and they address exactly the point that you raise here.

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  16. Love this look! You look amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  17. These pictures are absolutely beautiful! You look so rich and elegant. I'm with you on the whole closet thing....mine could definitely use a good purge these days!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  18. so beautiful pics and your make up ! love it !

    www.madamedaria.blogspot.com

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  19. you look stunning!!!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  20. I'm not at that weeding-out-the-closet point yet. To be honest, I'm just finding my personal style now that I have money to get the clothes I actually want. The pictures are truly lovely! I love your bun, especially.
    Elina
    Miss Blue Eyes

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  21. I love your outfit! You look stunning! This is my favorite among the looks I've seen today.
    Beautiful!

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  22. You look absolutely incredible in this post Julie - seriously wow!

    Also, have to agree on the wardrobe changes. I may hang on to some of the florals and bows, I admit, but I am definitely thinking more along the lines of quality and investment vs. fast/throwaway fashion.

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  23. Aside from looking very gorgeous on your side profile, I absolutely agree with your post. Although somehow, my once coveted limited edition cabat turns out to be more useful in carrying my knitting/crocheting stuff around, rather than being stuffed with more designer things. Something definitely evolved after I obtained those limited edition mini cabat.....*wink*.

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  24. Beautiful pictures, Julie! You're truly a beauty!

    xx Emma, www.ouvrirlabouche.com

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  25. Amazing post ! Would you like to follow each other?
    http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

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  26. You look amazing! The shawl is so beautiful; wish I had one like this.

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  27. Personally not a huge fan of fur, but it really makes your outfit absolutely fabulous! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  28. Wow you look like you belong in a fashion magazine or in some glamorous life that many can only dream of. In other words, you look amazing! :) I'm sure you looked drop-dead gorgeous for your party!
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  29. You looks so beautiful! I can't help but wonder how cold must have felt during these photos haha.
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  30. Beyond stunning! I tend to do a huge closet cleaning once a year and a few small ones twice a year. I don't think I could ever take away florals no matter my age, it's just too pretty! x

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  31. I do closet cleaning every season and with moving around, I never get attach to my closet!

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  32. I closet clean a lot, too! And you look absolutely beautiful, the photos are stunning. :)
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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