Outfit Inspiration: Black & Grey with Leopard

One of the fashion blogs I subscribe to is J’s Everyday Fashion. I love her style, and when I saw this outfit, I knew I had to copy it.

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It is actually J’s post that inspired me to buy black jeans. I did get some slashed jeans like she’s wearing, but I wore this outfit to meet my husband for lunch at the Capital Grille, so I wore this more traditional pair instead. I am LOVING black jeans, though. I want to wear them ALL the time. I can’t believe I haven’t had this option in my wardrobe till now.

I would have never thought to pair leopard with black and grey before I saw J’s post, but I instantly loved the combination. It’s hip and chic and edgy but classic enough to suit my personal style aesthetic. I don’t have a scarf that works, so I just went with jewelry. I was tempted to wear my black and grey animal print scarf, but then I couldn’t have worn the leopard flats. As a result, my outfit turned out a little plainer than I’d like, but I still felt great in it. 

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

I got these jeans for a steal on the HauteLook DL1961 Event. I like how this Bismark wash is a bit faded, which gives them a more casual vibe than regular black jeans.

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

J accessorized with gold and blue, and I kind of wish I’d worn bolder accessories (see the note about my outfit turning out a little plain), but Alex and Ani sent me some pretty bling to style, and I was excited to start wearing it. The long pendant necklace, the earrings, and the three bracelets are all from Alex and Ani, and I added the peridot ring. Shopping links are at the end of this post.

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

We went over to a nearby park to get pictures of the outfit, and we got some really fun shots. We brought the dog along for fun.

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Here I am, pretending to be all cool and unaffected. Ha!

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

The farm makes such a cool backdrop. I love where I live.

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

The fall colors are about at their peak, so we’ve been taking full advantage.

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

My husband is experimenting with some vintage lenses he got from a friend, and I absolutely LOVE the set of pictures below. I don’t understand much about photography, so I can’t tell you anything about the lens or the settings he used, but I like how the background is totally blurred out and I’m in focus. They’re a little overexposed, but I kind of like the effect. I actually feel like a real fashion blogger, not the imposter I always say that I am. Heh.

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Fall Fashion: Grey & Black with Leopard

Outfit Details:

similar moto jacket, $98

grey tee, $85 (cheaper, $32)

DL 1961 Amanda in Bizmark (I paid $65 at HauteLook; similar, $198 or cheaper, $89)

Sam Edelman Alaine Topline Flats (ON SALE, $89.90)

Rebecca Minkoff Moto Hobo, $325 (I paid $162.49)

Jewelry c/o Alex and Ani:

Fern Rooted Mystery Wrap, $38

Fern Trail Blazer Beaded Bangle, $38

Avocado Path of Life Charm Bangle, $38

Avocado Path of Life Expandable Necklace, $38

Fern Trailblazer Earrings, $28