Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Casual Leopard


Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I really didn't have anything blog worthy to chat about. I had about five ideas, but kept deleting and rewriting. Finally I just gave up and spent the evening with Ross before our girls came home. It was nice to take the day off, enjoy the 80 degree weather, soak up the sun and spend time with family.

JcPenney Denim Jacket // Old Navy Dress // Windsor Store Sneakers (option here and here these pop up as black, but click on the leopard square option) // Sira & Mara Necklace c/o // Forever 21 Bag (option here and here) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings (here and here) c/o // Michael Kors watch c/o Jeweler's Wife // Alex & Ani Bracelet c/o Jeweler's Wife // Forever 21 Sunglasses

So, a few updates to share...

I got an email from iHeartRadio with a big DENIED written across the subject line. Okay, not really those words exactly, but they did say due to room constraints they were unable to accept my request for a Country Fest press pass. They did say that if any extra space opens up they would let me know. I won't be holding my breath. I am a little bummed, but hey, I tried and you guys tried for me. Thank you! Another opportunity crossed my path and is pretty exciting...even better than some concert that will only last a few hours (just trying to make myself feel better). I can't wait to share more soon.

I asked for your opinions a few weeks ago about what dress you ladies thought would work best for a Bollywood themed gala we have coming up. The results are in. Thank you to everyone that took time to vote. The top two were the patterned and magenta dresses. Which one did I pick? Drum roll please...I rented the magenta one from Rent the Runway. It was my favorite from the beginning. I was so close to getting the patterned one, but after seeing it on other women and reading the reviews, I decided it was a little too casual for what I was going for. Here's to hoping it fits and the accessories I rented all come together for "the" vision.

Oh, one more thing, I can't take these leopard slip-on sneakers off. If we are friends on Instagram you know that they have been on repeat. Unfortunately, they are sold out from Windsor Store. Keep an eye out, I have a feeling that they will restock them since they were such a big hit. If I get wind that they are back online, I will be sure to spread the good cheer. In case you don't want to wait to see if they become available again, I found a few options I think are equally adorable and affordable (the black pair below come in leopard, just click on the shoe for the option). Happy shopping!



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Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Shanna

64 comments:

Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

I love those leopard shoes, too cute!

Alice Warren said...

We are shoe twins today! I am obsessed with mine and wear them non stop too!

Bummer on the iheartradio but can't wait to hear what exciting partnership you've got lined up.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Erica Zar said...

Love this entire outfit Shanna! Casual and so on trend! Those leopard sneakers are amazing! They look great with a dress!

Hope your having a great week!

xo, Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

Love your sneakers! And great choice with the dress! I've heard so much about Rent the Runway recently, how's your experience been with it? I'm nervous to try it.

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

MorganizewithMe said...

LOVE those shoes! Very excited to see your Bollywood dress. Hope you are having a lovely spring break! xoxo

Becky M said...

You know that you have me with anything leopard :) and I love that necklace! So glad to hear you chose the magenta dress, it was my fav. Can't wait to see pics!

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Sorry you didn't get tickets to the concert, but if it's meant to be I'm sure you'll find a way. Sometimes you do need a break so it's good that you took a day off.

xo
​PinkSole​

Nina Piccini said...

That's a bummer about the press pass, but you never know maybe a spot can open up OR they remember you for next time. You have no idea what kind of impression you leave on people.

Lovin this super simple look! I'm on the HUNT for those slip ons, but at half the price. I am not sure I want to spend more than $20-30 on a trend that may not hang around.

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Susan Jeffries said...

I snagged a pair of these shoes for both myself and my daughter. She has literally worn hers every day! Thanks for the tip! And I love them with a dress!! I linked up today with these amazing wooden boxes I found on Etsy. Seriously, how did I ever live before Etsy?;) Blessings! Susan

Ashley said...

The black dress, jean jacket, and leopard shoes are my kind of outfit!!

A big boo to them for not giving you a pass, (their loss!!!!), but so glad something else came up!

Savvy Southern Chic said...

Love your cute casual look! Those shoes are adorable!

Victoria Mason said...

Love that look! You rock those shoes! I'm sorry to hear about the press pass. BUT, I can't wait to hear what is brewing now!

L,
Vicky
The Mummy Chronicles

Charnele Michel said...

I need a pair of leopard slip ons ASAP. This look is so easy and chic!

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Caroline said...

A day off every now and then is always SO necessary! Also, I'm glad you're getting so much wear out of those cute sneakers! I wore my leopard flats so much that they got holes in them hahaha, there's a case for versatility!

Tea&Sequins said...

This look is adorable! I thought I had found a good jean jacket last year but turns out I don't love it as much as I thought. Those leopard sneakers are too cute. Sorry you got turned down by country fest, but I can't wait to hear what your new opportunity is!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

myrosecoloredshades.com said...

This look is so simple yet so chic. I love the leopard slip-ons. I've been looking for a pair myself. Thanks for the options!

Cynthia
http://myrosecoloredshades.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Lovin' the new leopard kicks! So cute!

Stephanie Mellor Doyle said...

You're rocking those leopard sneakers, I've been looking for shoes to buy for my birthday and a variation of those might be it. They're kicky and fun.

Hurrah for magenta!

Leah Behr said...

Love the sneaks! Hope your Country Fest wishes come true ;)

EatPrayWearLove

Alyssa said...

Leopard sneaks are everywhere these days–I'm starting to think (I mean, I know) I need a pair!

Kimberly said...

Those sneakers are perfect...and such a great price too! Also, your hair looks fabulous here :)

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Setarra said...

Poop. It's their loss that they didn't choose you but I'm excited to hear about this new opportunity that's come your way. When one door closes, another one opens. And I'm super happy you chose the magenta dress since that's the one I was leaning towards :)

Happy Wednesday!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Those sneakers are the cutest! I'll definitely be keeping my eye out to see if they come back online!

Whitney and Blaire said...

That stinks about the press pass! It's their loss, they are missing out girl! I love those shoes too!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Daily Express said...

Aw, what a bummer that you didn't get chosen for the music festival, but I can't wait to hear your upcoming announcement. Great outfit today and I'm glad to see that ON dress on you because I've had it in and out of my online shopping cart there so many times. Looks like a great staple and building piece!
Gina
On the Daily Express

ann wood said...

Cute outfit Shanna! Confused that my link didn't go through. I'm following you on bloglovin.

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JP Lord said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out with iHeartRadio - but on the upside you look adorable and I'm loving these leopard flats!
xo

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

It's nice to take a breather sometimes. I'd rather have quality content than post just to post! Can't wait to hear about your new opportunity! Well deserved I'm sure :) Looking beautiful as always!

Rebecca said...

I dont blame you....those sneaks are looking so cozy & would work in any outfit of your choice. And I'm with you on your magenta choice!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Paige Flamm said...

Thanks for hosting! I love your weekly link ups!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Whitney James said...

Really cute look - I love your leopard print sneakers! Sorry to hear about the iHeartRadio. I'm sure bigger and better things are coming your way...xo!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

I sooo badly want to go to the iHeartRadio concert later this month. So sad that it's sold out. For a while, 100.7 was advertising that new seats would be available for purchase, but they are "the worst seats in the house, behind the stage." LOL. I was like, "maybe not..." P.S. I LOVE the leopard!

TheTinyHeart said...

So cute how you styled these sneakers! Sorry to hear that the iHeartRadio festival fell through...but hey, at least you know you gave it your all in trying to get a pass!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
JCrew Giveaway!

Amy said...

Love these flats and can't wait to see you in that gorgeous magenta dress!!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Rachel Lynne said...

So chic girl! I'm loving these sneakers on you :)

Ditto That said...

Aw, sorry about the denial. I would have loved to get your take on the show! Quick question about your dress. Did you get the petite or regular? And how tall are you? I think I remember you being on the shorter side? The dress looks like it might be petite if so, but wanted to check before ordering. I NEED a black short sleeve, casual dress. Well, need is a strong word...

Patrice @ http://dittothatstyle.blogspot.com

Lewis Lane said...

Now I am wishing I had ordered those shoes when you posted them on Instagram last week. I started to and talked myself out of it

Rachel said...

Shanna, you look beautiful!
Perfect combo of denim, black, and leopard! :)
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Helene in Between said...

sorry to hear about the press pass!! but can't wait to hear about your new opportunity and see you in the magenta dress! loving the leopard flats of course!

Sarah said...

Yay I can't wait to see the magenta on you!! I have been leaning towards that one too!

Ladies in Navy said...

this black dress is so lovely on you!
ladies in navy

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I am determined to get these shoes when they become available again. Must. Have.

All That Glitters said...

Bahahaha! Just wait until you see one of my outfit posts next week....we are pretty much the same person:) This is almost the exact outfit I wore last night to dinner at Hopdoddy/to take some photos! Great minds think alike!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Adorable head to toe. I would wear this outfit exactly like it is. Love your leopard sneaker loafers and all the jewelry especially the ombre chain necklace. I debuted my new Denim Jacket for the first time on the blog, yesterday, and I also paired it with a dress. Take a Peek.

Enjoy your Wednesday, Ada. =)

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Adorable head to toe. I would wear this outfit exactly like it is. Love your leopard sneaker loafers and all the jewelry especially the ombre chain necklace. I debuted my new Denim Jacket for the first time on the blog, yesterday, and I also paired it with a dress. Take a Peek.

Enjoy your Wednesday, Ada. =)

Because of Jackie said...

This may be one of my favorite looks on you! Love;) I'm so sorry about the I Heart radio thing, I think the best part is you put yourself out there and weren't afraid to do that, you are BRAVE. Glad you enjoyed your blog day of, that is so necessary sometimes!

Shira said...

ooooohhhhh can't wait to see the magenta dress on you!!!

Love this casual look! So chic and pretty!:)

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Elise @ High Heels and Glittering Eyes said...

Cute outfit lovebug! Question about the dress. I LOVE black dresses so naturally, I went to order this one but the reviews online say that the fabric is shiny. I can't really tell from your pics if that's true so I thought I'd ask.

Lexi Walz said...

Love this casual look! It looks great on you :) I have been oh so patiently waiting to be able to wear dresses without tights!

XO,
Lexi

the-streetsofgold.com

List Addict said...

Love you all casual. You look so cute. A Bollywood gala sounds like amazing fun!! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week.

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I NEEEEED to get me a pair of these slip on sneakers!!! And I am SO excited about your new opportunity...can't wait to hear how it goes...and even more excited that we are LuckyFABB roomies! Hope you enjoyed your day off yesterday!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Ashleigh said...

I really wanted those sneakers from windsor store but my size was way sold out. I bought some great dupes from H an M.com for $14.90 and they have half sizes so I was able to get an 8 and 1/2 instead of a 9. They do lace up but other than that I love them!
I may just have to copy this outfit!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Sarah Tucker said...

You're going to look stunning in that magenta dress! Stun-ning! And I don't blame you for not blogging. Sometimes, you're brain needs a blogging break!

Katie Did What said...

Ahh, Shanna, you look SO good in this outfit! Love it all! :) And those leopard sneaks- yes! Glad you got them. They're pretty awesome.

xo

Kacie Ellis said...

I love the fun casual touch the sneakers give this look!

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Jessica @ Here&Now said...

A day off to recharge does the body & soul good! Love the touch of leopard pretty lady!
xx
Here&Now
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DC in STYLE said...

Sorry to hear about IheartRadio situation, they just don't realize how much they will loose! I'm sure bigger opportunities just around the corner!
You look beautiful!
Kisses

Mrs. Jones said...

Your outfit is awesome and I kind of love those shoes! :-)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Your shoes are the cutest!

Stesha said...

looooving those shoes! and Im sorry about iHeartMusic... i cant wait to hear your other news!

xxxS

Nicola J said...

Gorgeous outfit, those shoes add a nice twist to a simple outfit.

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OccasionallyAJ said...

WOOHOO! I think I voted for the magenta one so I cannot wait to see it all together!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Lindsay Truax said...

I LOVE this look on you!


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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I'm sorry to hear about iHeartRadio! That sucks. But the fact that you put yourself out there is huge and I know it will pave the way for future endeavors! And 80 degrees?! Please send some of that my way!

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