Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{love and lace and leopard}

The second I saw this sweater with lace trim I had to have it… and then I wore it two days in a row…

photography by Emily Smalling

Urban Outfitters Sweater // Rock & Republic Pants (similar) // Vince Camuto Heels, old (similar) // Clare Vivier Clutch // Kendra Scott Drusy Ring // Coordinates Collection Necklace (mine has the coordinates of Blacksburg, VA) // NARS lipstick in "Heat Wave"

A love story:
The obsession began in late November when I spotted this beauty while picking up presents at Urban Outfitters. I attempted to stay away but always seemed to catch glimpses of the lace peeking out at me through the "artsy" shattered glass windows. I'd be innocently scrolling through my instagram newsfeed and someone was wearing lace under their large cozy sweater. They had failed. Nothing compared to that first lace-sweater love. Christmas passed and New Years was about to approach. I found myself walking by those glass windows again… this time with promises of sales. I hurried past telling myself it was too good to be true; that it was a ploy to get the Georgetown tourists to stop in and browse through the hundreds of already picked over clothes racks. Suddenly, I found myself looking at the Urban Outfitters website during my lunch break and what do I see on sale and 40% off? It can't be true!! My lace love was ON SALE! I counted down the hours until 5:30 and leaped out of my work chair to rush down M St… and then… there it was… my lovely, cozy, lace trimmed sweater. Waiting for me in it's full 40% off sale glory. The rest, my friends, is history.
(That casually repeated itself for 2 days in a row. Sorry?)

I've always had a flair for the dramatic. I think that love story pretty accurately describes how ecstatic I was to finally add this sweater to my collection haha ;) Nothing a little sale can't do to persuade you! How perfectly does it go with my leopard clutch and new Kendra Scott ring (new to the blog but not new to my instagram for sure)?! I'm still in shock that the boy bought both of these things for me… it's almost like we've been dating for 6 years or something!? He just knows my tastes so well ;)

Love Always,


  1. I love when this happens! I think I need to go to Urban and see if this is on the sale rack! It looks so perfect with that leopard clutch!

    1. It totally made my day!! I have a bad habit of falling deeply in love with something and not being able to resist. This was the icing on the cake!! Can't wait to see how you style it ;)
      xoxo, Jennifer

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm quite smitten with it myself hehe
      xoxo, Jennifer


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