I have a confession: I'm scared of animal print. And while I do own a jaguar print skirt, it's much less bold of an animal print and I actually thought the print was of poppy flowers when I first bought it! When my mom bought this leopard print cardigan for me a few weeks ago, I instantly had to turn my thinking cap on and figure out how I could wear it while still staying within my comfort zone. This was my first attempt. I decided that I was going to embrace the leopard print with open arms and flaunt it like it was meant to be worn. I was actually able to go sans leggings too for the first time in months thanks to the un-seasonably warm weather this weekend. And to make sure that the leopard print looked classy instead of tacky, I brought out my trusty Louboutins (a Valentine's Day gift from Adrian over 5 years ago). Leopard print always calls for black patent. And the red sole actually happened to be a perfect match for the red skirt! Hopefully this outfit turned out classier than what you'd see in your typical 80's sitcom rerun...
So why all the red? Well, Chinese New Year is right around the corner on Thursday, February 3, but my parents and I had a little celebration this evening. Red is said to bring good luck and you're even supposed to wear red right down to your underwear (which I did, of course!). And while typically there are red envelopes involved, this year I got lucky and my parents actually gave me a Louis Vuitton Bellevue PM purse (twitpic)!! I can't wait to start styling it in my daily outfits!
P.S. For any of you guys who are into Louis Vuitton purses, they're cheaper to buy in Europe. My dad travels to Germany frequently for work and Louis Vuittons are significantly cheaper there than in the U.S. (although I've heard it's cheapest in France). Tourists are also tax-exempt and so you get that money back before leaving the country. So if you or anyone you know is traveling to Europe anytime, just something you might want to keep in mind. :)
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