Friday, September 14, 2012

Toning It Down

Ross, my hubs and photographer, had bigger fish to fry, so I had to iPhone photo myself for this post. How dare he go out of town for work to provide for our family. I am glad my parents taught me how to be resourceful and not rely on a man. Kidding! Totally kidding! He actually did go out of town which resulted to this...


I got these leopard denim pants awhile back. I have only worn them a few times because I always felt they could only make an appearance after the sun goes down. "After hours" are really the only times I have worn them. You know, during a Vegas girls weekend and date night with the Ross.

I was determined to figure out a daytime version. A casual version. All it took was throwing on an un-tucked pink oxford with some flats to not feel like I was heading to the club. 

I will say, when I was out and about, I received a few confused looks. What? Come on, people. Haven't you ever seen a grown woman wear leopard denim before? Sheesh. Oh, well. I like them and now that I have figured out the toned-down effect, I will be wearing them more often.

Just in case you actually like something from this outfit, I recreated it here with links for you to shop.

Pink and Leopard

Do you have something in your closet that you don't think you could pull off from 9 to 5?

Did you see yesterday's post? If not, there is a $330 necklace up for grabs! Make sure to go enter yourself a few times.

Photobucket
Linking up with Long Distance Loving & Two-Thirty Five Designs

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

63 comments:

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Such a great outfit! I love your pants & you can never go wrong with pairing them with pink :) Have a great weekend friend!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

You pulled off this look effortlessly. Looks fab!! Have a great weekend dear!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Katie said...

what fun pants!! I'm pretty sure you could rock any outfit! :) Happy weekend!

Melody said...

SO SO cute!! The pink shirt looks really good with leopard print. You could also try wearing them with a denim shirt for a day-time look..?
I always feel a little weird wearing a bodycon dress during the day, So when I do I always make sure I have on a loose top or sweater over it.


Heidi said...

I have a lot of sparkly tops and accessories that don't think I could ever wear to work. I don't work in a creative field and I think people would look at me and go, "did you not change from last night????"

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love this look girl! How dare your husband not stick around and be a photographer?! Ha ha, you crack me up!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Minted Glam said...

Love those pants! I just bought a pair similar but haven't worn them yet :)

Carly said...

I'm kind of obsessed with those pants! Love them!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Im obsessed with those leopard denim pants! Seriously I clicked the link and am contemplating buying them, ugh so cute!!

And you're cracking me up about Ross! He is so good to take every one of your pictures, what a wonderful hubs you have :)
HAve a wonderful weekend Shanna!

Penniless Socialite said...

I love those pants! The Target jeans never fit me right, so I've been on the hunt for some leopard denim. I'll keep your daytime styling tips in mind when I find them

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Michelle said...

I love that outfit!

Always Maylee said...

I am LOVING the leopard denim. I'm not quite sure I can pull those off, but they are fabulous on you. Have a great weekend!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

THE COOK'S said...

Too cute!! I got a pair of pants just like those and haven't worn them, yet. A little scared, maybe. :) Thanks for sharing! xo

TheTinyHeart said...

I think this totally works for a daytime casual look! Those people giving the looks clearly don't know that printed denim is IN! I usually only wear my sequin tank at night...I could probably wear it during the day but I think I'd get the weird looks too :) Have a great weekend, Shanna!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Enter my scarf giveaway! (open internationally)

pretty little things said...

those leopard pants are sooo cute! and I totally hear you on having to rely on your for your blog photography. lately I've been using the old trusty iphone and a mirror. not the quality photo I wanted for the blog, but sometimes we just have to do what we gotta do! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

The Pink Growl said...

You look great! I have several outfits that I adore but not sure they could be work appropriate - maybe I should try anyhow?

Lindsay said...

I have those leopard pants in grey and I haven't even worn the darn things because I feel like they are too scandalous or something. So this really hit home for me! I'm gonna have to use this style formula!

Delusions of Grandeur said...

Shanna, that outfit is all glamour! I'm actually wearing the same pants in a blog post today which was inspired (or totally copied ;) from you! Hope you have a great weekend, lady!

Caitlin C. said...

I'm actually in love with this outfit. Those pants are absolutely fabulous!! And I love how your re-created your look with a collage.

Makaila said...

I love it Shanna! I am a huge fan of finding ways to "tone down" a look.. so you can still wear the hot trend! :D You do it well. I love the leopard with the pink.

Melissa said...

Great outfit!!! Seriously in love with the leopard pants :)

<3 Melissa

la petite fashionista said...

those pants are so awesome, they loko great on you. loving printed pants for fall! :)

i have a ton of stuff in my wardrobe like that-- mostly fun party dresses from college that never see the light of day now. sad..

Wine and Summer said...

Love the leopard!Such a great outfit!

Let's be honest...I never wear half of what's in my closet for one reason or another, but I never get rid of them "just in case"

Gillian @ Money After Graduation said...

Adorable pants ! I say let em stare, they're the ones wearing regular, boring old pants. Cute look.

Cathy said...

Wow, I absolutely love this classy look that you put together with the leopard denim! Leopard denim is on my fall wish list :) Your jewelry works perfectly with this look!

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Morgan | xoxo, me said...

I love the light pink with the leopard! It's perfect for a daytime look. And don't take the confused looks personally. I just tell myself that they obviously don't know what's fashionable these days ;) Have a fabulous weekend!

still being [molly] said...

i love this look!! and i totally understand - i am actually wearing a leather, READ: LEATHER (well, fake leather), skirt today! TO WORK. and i am like whatevs. yeah i'm wearing a poofy leather skirt. i love it!

Sheridan @ Wimmer Wimmer Chicken Dinner said...

Stinkin adorable! I love everything.

Simply Sarah said...

I don't think I could ever pull off leopard pants but you rock it Shanna! As always!!

sarahsavvystyle.com

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

its definitely harder when there is no one around to take outfit photos! but i love the leopard pants - so fun!

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I like how you dressed it down a bit for a daytime look! You are so creative, girl! :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Um Hi. I need those pants. Need. need. need them.

Have a great weekend!!!

xo, Emily
bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

Heather said...

where is that ADORABLE heart bracelet from?

Laura said...

love your iphone outfit shots missy!! :) looks so good!

Ashley said...

Oh I loveee this outfit. You can work ANY outfit at ANY time!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your photos...and your jewelry is amazing.

Happy weekend!

xoxo

emily fitzgerald said...

love this! a great solution to the leopard-in-day problem.

have a great weekend! xox emily
www.once in a blue room.com

My-cliffnotes said...

I want that bracelet stat. STAT

xoxo

Jamie said...

Very cute combo, the leopard and pink look good together!

Anne said...

This is probably my FAVORITE outfit post from you.

LOVE. IT.

After work, I'm heading straight out to find myself a pair.

Leopard denim needs to make it's appearance in my closet. Pronto.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Animal cracker lip gloss? I just died. The heart bracelet in your post...where is that from? I love it!

Have a lovely weekend, Shanna!

Meg {henninglove} said...

shanna i love the casual look with the printed denim, where did you get the pants from?? love the outfit! have a great weekend

Courtney said...

Love pink and leopard! Cute combo!

Jamie said...

I definitely have some things that shouldn't see the light of day but your pants would not be on the list! They're just fine for daylight! :)

The Blue Hour

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Beautiful outfit, love your pants!!

Kacie said...

I love the leopard pants with the light pink! Great outfit!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Sabrina said...

This is a really cute outfit! Really digging those leopard pants and how you've soften them up with the light rose blouse and jewelry!

With love from San Francisco, California,
Sabrina
http://www.rougespark.com

Go For The Glam said...

so in love with this outfit!!! I want those pants!!!

xoxo
go for the glam

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This is stylin but if you start wearing bear skin we will have to talk.

bestofthebishops said...

The pink is so cute with that print!! Love your blog & style:)
xo, amy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

schoolgatestyle said...

What a great idea to combine with pink! It's lovely together...hope you have a great weekend, Avril x

Cassandra Too said...

Love the necklace and the pants! Really cute look! :D

Oh btw, can you and your readers please check out this new Bloggers Against Social Injustice network where fashion bloggers come together to make this world a better place.

We are having a giveaway now!
Check out how you can win a BASI bracelet here @BASI giveaway!

Also, please stop by our
Bloggers Against Social Injustice website to join in fun events, collaborations and play your part in making this world safe.

Help those unheard voice be heard today. You are just a click away! :)

Giveaway: BASI giveaway
Website: http://bloggersagainstsocialinjustice.blogspot.com
BASI Shop: Shop and Donate
Facebook: Click here for our Facebook
Twitter: Click here for our Twitter

I hope to see you there! :)
Cassandra
backtofive.blogspot.com
Bloggers Against Social Injustice

SarahJane Miller said...

You are totally rockin those leopard pants! I love them! I just found your blog over at the give away, I am excited to read more! Come follow along http://sjdmiller.blogspot.com

alovelylittleblog said...

i have this same pair and i always get looks!! people are just jealous that they aren't brave enough to take a fashion risk! at least i tell myself that when people are staring me down.

i loved the pink oxford you paired with it. I've done a denim chambray shirt and a plain cream tee. you're kinda making me want to try a color though... hmm. thanks for the inspiration!! xoxo

Janna Renee said...

I LOVE the subdued pink with them! So perfect!

dani said...

I have these jeans in gray, and now I really want to buy them in tan... I'm a crazed "multiples" purchaser.

Anyway, I loooove these with the pink top. SO cute!

<3 The Daily Dani

Sugarr2518 said...

Super cute, as always!!! I'm loving any type of leopard print and pink is my fav color:)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

What would we do without our husband/photographers?! They deserve a blog award or something...although they probably wouldn't appreciate it. haha..
I'm surprised you got confused looks...it's a great casual/leopard outfit!
~Jessica
www.jeansandateacup.blogspot.com

Mary Ann said...

I love how you paired the pink shirt with the leopard pants - great casual combo! ;)

Mary Ann said...

I love how you paired the pink shirt with the leopard pants - great casual combo! ;)

Annie said...

I LOVE how you toned down those pants Shanna! They look perfect with the pale pink :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Ashley Aspinwall said...

haha any sort of a bandage dress I would definitely quantify as "after hours"

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

SideSmile Style Blog

DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT BY LET IT BE BEAUTIFUL