Monday, October 4, 2010

Animal Instinct

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Dress-H&M, Shoes-Sam Endelman, Bag-Zara, Ring-YSL, Necklace-House of Harlow, Earrings-H&M

It was pretty funny that the night I decide to wear head to toe animal print is the same night we unexpectedly loose all sunlight.  I look like a predator coming out from hiding. I bought this dress at H&M for around $15, but the great thing is that is feels luxurious and expensive. However, I must admit it takes courage to wear a dress like this in public. I can't tell you how many people look at me with a sideways glance, wondering if I am wearing a Halloween costume. I have to remind myself that if it makes me feel good than that's all that matters. We talk a lot about rules in fashion, but bottom line, life is too short to not wear what you love.

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{right before the sun went down}

81 comments:

Emilie said...

Wow!
You look stunning in leopard!

The Owl's Closet said...

Wow, what a steal for $15! People were probably looking sideways coz you look amazing in this dress!:) Love the last line on the post above! Thx for the inspiration:)

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Stephanie said...

What a great find! I thought it was vintage at first.

Kaye said...

I love how honest you are! I liked the comment about reminding yourself that you need to wear what you love. Great dress by the way :)

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kirstyb said...

its a gorge outfit and you look absolute;y fabulous xxxxx

Lainey said...

That's the same thing I felt when I wore this dress last friday night for my birthday dinner with my friends. I felt so brave wearing all leopard-but I feel like leopard is having a huge moment this season. And I shall definitely be embracing it with open arms. I love the way you accessorized this dress. You look amazing.

Cara said...

That dress is KILLER! love it!

Vicky K. said...

great outfit! love the bag!

Vicky
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Tugba said...

Omg u just look amazing :) thousand times wow :)

ediot said...

wow- those boots are fantastic- and the bag- i want it!! and adore the light pink lipstick and you're super super pretty darling.
wow- great post!

xx

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE it!!! I love what you said about looking like an animal ready to attack, haha :D :D Would be funny if you scared people ;)
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Jamie said...

I totally know what you mean when you wear something and people look at you funny. I live in a beach city in even though it's Los Angeles, it's still more laid back than Hollywood so sometimes I get looked at b/c my style is a little more urban than beachy.
I love the leopard dress but I think for me to pull it off I would have to have it taken up to the knee. I have never been able to pull off long skirt lengths like that. I do love that print though. Dying for a leopard shoe or bag to! :)

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ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Love the last picture, you radiate confidence :)

XoXo-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Amazing dress! Animal print can be so dangerous but you definitely pull it off.


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Annelie said...

it's good look, i like the shoes :-)

eatsleepwear said...

ahhh this dress is GORGEOUS i have seen it hanging and havent envisioned it on. GLORIOUS!!! ur so pretty darling.

xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

briannelee said...

Love the dress!

I agree... life is too short to care about what others think. Fashion should be fun!

Nikki said...

gorgeous dress and love your rings!


xx
Nikki

esdelope said...

Seriously - what a great find!

Becca

The Iconic Blog.com said...

You look fab!x

Anna Katrina said...

that looks fabulous on you !!!

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Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

It's lovely, lady! You look gorgeous :) ~

Belle de Couture said...

GORG! Ah-mazing dress :))

xx
Jen

http://belledecouture.blogspot.com

Agitarsi said...

Great outfit!

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Fashions Not A Luxury said...

Gorgeous Dress! Totally Agree wear what you Love! i should do it more too. Lovely Dear :) x Ari

Lindsay With An "A" said...

LOVE this look! You look fab! I love that you posted about how people looked at you funny but still wear what you love! Well said :)

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fashion clocked said...

love these photos and i have the same dress! £30 in the uk and well worth it- definately feels luxurious and love how sheer it is!! Hope you are well.xx Katie.x

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

Really one of my favorite outfit posts! I love the softness of your hair paired with the animal print and the shoes! And your hair looks especially good in these pics!

Juliet said...

GORGEOUS!
you look always fantastic!
amazing dress!
xxx from spain darling!

Wahoo4uva said...

I like to think when I get the sideways glance from people it's because they wish they had the you-know-whats to wear what I'm wearing. I saw the same dress at H&M but it wasn't $15 (at the time). Great buy! Wear it with confidence. It looks good on you.

Bog-Bog said...

I love extravagant clothes like this dress!

Dancing Branflake said...

Did I miss that you got a haircut? It looks like you did! And that dress is beautiful on you, absolutely stunning. I love that you shared with us your reservations about wearing it. Even Fashionistas have to remind themselves why they are Fashionistas!

Brianna said...

Very beautiful. I've been looking at this dress every time I walk into H&M.

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Glamour Bbey. said...

That dress is perfect for you!

Archives said...

i think you look GREAT! its true - life is too short to dress for other people. if you wear it with confidence, no one will think anything of it!

Nicole Lisa said...

Uhhhh you look amazing in these photos, what a great outfit!
<3 Nicole Lisa
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Jennifer said...

Wow! I love this dress! Great buy!

Amber's Notebook said...

I totally have that dress too! I cannot wait to wear it. We've been on the same purchasing wave length lately lol.

Looking fabulous again Taylor.

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Amazing outfit and I'm not really a fan of animal prints. You look stunning!

FASHION SNAG said...

Love the leopard dress!


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jennie going west said...

that bag is gorge! looking beautiful as always. i've been wanting that dress as well!

Star-Light said...

very beautiful :)

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! I love the dress, so comfy!

Dancing Branflake- Yes, I did get a haircut. Thank you.

Natalya's Closet said...

I love this leopard dress with the pink lipstick! XOXO, Natalya

Friend in Fashion said...

The animal print is lovely on you!

Luv Friend in Fashion
www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
x

Carly said...

You are rocking the leopard. Love this look for early fall :)

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

love this - especially the last picture. and if you feel good in what you're wearing, you shouldn't give a damn about what anyone else thinks of it.

Catarina said...

beautiful outfit

Alicia said...

This leopard maxi is amazing! I almost purchased a similar version at H&M... and you're completely right life is way to short not to wear what you want! ;)

Katie said...

Love the dress!

Sherin said...

What a gorgeous dress. I also really love the colour of your lipstick: it really suits you.

Miranda said...

Very Rachel Zoe, I love it!
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Mary said...

So lovely! AND love the new bag ;) I've been eyeing that!!!

You are perfection!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Taylor Sterling said...

oh Mary I love you!

rosalita fashionista said...

I love the length of this dress! gorgeous!!!!

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Rachael said...

Such a great dress!

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BASIIK said...

I think it looks great! That was how I felt the first time I wore my tie-dye maxi dress.

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The Girlie Blog said...

That dress makes a powerful statement!

RosaLovesDC said...

That dress is fabulous! I think it looks great on you and you can totally rock that look!

Taylor Sterling said...

Thank you all so much!!

J.S. said...

loveee that dress....you wear it well

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

anna-lee and jesse said...

whoa. lucky!! i just bought that exact same dress full price on thursday. it looks great on you!! i can't wait to wear mine.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I think your attitude is spot-on here. Life is short, but fashion should be fun!

Style Porn said...

Hey, as Tim Gunn would say, "It's a lot of look" but I love it! I always say that getting stares and side-eye is a quiet affirmation that you done good :)

Nicole Marie said...

gorgeous! and yes lets get together next time you're in the city. i've never been to tartine!

KristiMcMurry said...

wooo foxy lady! This looks great on you. I really admire your attitude about wearing what makes you feel good. I'm not at that point yet, but I hope I will be someday.

brit said...

pretty photos!

brit
www.wewhoshop.wordpress.com

Stef said...

So pretty! I love animal prints this fall!

Sweet Confessions said...

you look amazing!! it looks great on you..






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Priscilla Francine Makeup said...

YSL...SO FANCY... love it Tay!! I thought this dress was vintage too, H&M great find!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Wow! Love the last pic - the lighting is beautiful! You look incredible - I bet people were wondering which movie star you were! :)

xx Vivian @ diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

This dress is so sassy, I love it! I've been toying with the idea of getting a maxi dress/skirt and you make this look so good, I feel as if I need one! You look fab as always!

November Grey said...

"Life is too short to not wear what you love!" YES. Fashion just makes me feel good, and it's an expression of art, of my mood, and what I want to put out into the world.

And $15?! Go, girl!

P.S. - I would have stared too... at your FABULOUSNESS.

xx

November Grey

In Kinsey's Closet said...

Oh so pretty! I'm loving the animal print, and to rock it from ehad to toe? You're amazing!

Tiffany's Small World said...

beautiful!love the leopard dress


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Raman said...

love the classic print in such a whimsical material. also loving the bag!! xx

raman

viabellafashion.blogspot.com

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The BB said...

Love the leopard! I have a leopard print scarf and flats and am working my way up to a coat.
That dress looks amazing on you.
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andy k. said...

you look amazing :) and thats all that matters

Tucker said...

gorgeous- dress, necklace, you!!

Miyan said...

stunning dress! and when people have those double takes, it probably means you are doing something right ;)

xoxo, Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

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