7.11.2012

Fail-Safe




Top & Skirt (Limited); Heels (Tahari Find at Marshalls); Dogearded Karma
Necklace  & Earrings (Nordstrom); Watch (Fossil)

There are a few items that create a look that will not let you down 99.99% of the time (and the other .01% you should probably just stay in bed).  A pencil skirt is your secret weapon - any body type can pull off this piece and it always looks sleek and polished. On top, a bright color will play nicely off a solid or subtle pattern (my skirt is a navy pinstripe).  Last and equally as important, every girl should own a pair of leopard heels... they are the quintessential fashion statement that never goes out of style.  So if you are ever in an outfit malfunction situation - remember this fail-safe :) 

53 comments:

Sabrina said...

Pretty.But I don´t have leopard heels..I don´t like animal prints on me :) xx

InĂªs de Castro said...

I loved what you said about the items that 99,99% of the time won't let you down. I couldn't agree more. The pencil skirt, a bright top and patterned shoes look amazing together :)

Mica said...

Lovely classic outfit :)

It's good to have a few failsafe outfits in mind, they come in handy on busy days! :)

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still being [molly] said...

heather you look STUNNING! those colors are perfect. i seriously LOVE this look so much!!

still being [molly]

Annie said...

Such a great color combo - love that pink blouse!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Rhonda said...

Ok! I have a pencil skirt in my closet that I have never worn. I thought it didn't fit right. I will give it another try!

the creation of beauty is art. said...

Definitely agree with this. That pencil skirt is gorgeous!
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Katie- Hems for Her said...

Great classic outfit! These are timeless pieces that every woman needs. And man do I love some animal print shoes!!

Kathleen Lisson said...

I like the heels!

Megan said...

Love this look on you! That top is such a beautiful color :)

Katherine McAdoo said...

i definitely love those leopard heels! perfect. and pencil skirts are so great - i actually look terrible in them though!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Leopard heels will get you far in life. They are the ultimate neutral.

Rachel Lynne said...

This is my GO-TO in the morning! In fact, that's what I did this morning when I woke up late ;) Black pencil skirt + ruffle blue top! VIOLA!

You look super cute and I love those leopard heels :)

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

TheTinyHeart said...

I agree you look classic and yet trendy at the same time!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

The Jones said...

Love that hot pink top, so silky and bright! I've gotta say though...I can't bring myself to put on a pencil skirt...I've tried a million times but always end up feeling super uncomfortable because my hips/butt/thighs look GIANT. Any suggestions?

<3 Cambria
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Shea said...

I couldn't agree more, and I love this one with the pink top! Right now, I'm spending my summer job-hunting, so I'm not going to work every day. However, I still keep reaching for pencil skirts when I go shopping--I can't help it, I love them so!

newpetite said...

I love this! Yup, Leopard heels are on my wish list...

Emily said...

What a perfect polished outfit!
Creamy

Callie said...

I love my pencil skirts for that reason alone. They really can never let you down. Love how classic and polished you look!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Maca said...

So true! Great combo!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is a very classy and pretty outfit. You look so elegant! I really love that shade of pink. It is one of my favorite colors. :)

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

That is a perfect pencil skirt! and i love the pop of pink!

xo everything-pretty.com

two birds said...

agreed! i love the pink shirt on you!

two birds said...

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Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Love this! Pencil skirts are great!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I love that pink and navy together! Pencil skirts are just classic.
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Elizzabeth Hope said...

Just found your blog! Love the name!! So cute!!! Your outfit is super chic!!!
Deff following your blog! Check out mine sometime and maybe follow back?!
xo, Lizz
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Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

Such a chic look! I love the pink and leopard together especially.
xx
Lia
Smart n Snazzy

Ashley Aspinwall said...

love the leopard shoes!!

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

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Chahrazad said...

Love the pink shirt. Love the outfit!

x
www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

Sabrina Musco said...

beautiful outfit!!

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Terri said...

Those heels are fabulous! I love the pencil shirt, too. I've been going through a navy blue phase. I've gotten, like, six navy blue things this summer!
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Grace said...

I love this colorblocking outfit with the pop of print at the shoes! Great outfit!

A Southern Drawl

Bravoe Runway said...

You just reminded me that I have a pair of Leopard Heels that never see the day of light...they're by Dolce & Gabbanna too so I am going to make a concerted effort to wear them more. Love this outfit, the shell is a great colour on your skin tone.

Amy said...

Great look, so right about the pencil skirt! newest follower here!

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Tarah and the City said...

HEllo there,
Very beautiful. You should be getting paid to model. This is a great go to look, if you can't think of anything else. I hope leopard never goes out of style, I love animal print!!!!!
Always,
Tarah and the City

Julye said...

you look so elegant ;) love the pattern of your shoes!

Allison Taylor said...

hahah I'll keep this in mind. I've never really tried a pencil skirt before... but you look great! Love the pink shirt with those leopard shoes :)

Tasha said...

I'm following you now and adding you to my list of Wonderful Reads. Your blog is so fun and your dog is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE <3 I love your style as well; dressy one day, casual the next, and so many fun colours!

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Clara Turbay said...

Nice color and style.

Jacy said...

Love the color of your blouse!

~Jacy

http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

Katie Aman said...

Great post on basics- I agree with everything you said! This look is so beautiful on you- that pink is lovely!

Laura and Romy @ MIXT said...

simple but still a great outfit. Love your doggy on your header btw! Soo cute:)

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Truly a fail-safe outfit....very timeless!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Trinnah said...

Love it! Classic! Oh and I agree about the leopard heels. I own at least 5. I know, it's a problem. LOL!

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LyddieGal said...

I do love the pencil skirt, and you can't go wrong with a sweet leopard heel either!
Chic on the Cheap

Cassidy said...

Agree about the pencil skirt. A must have piece in every ones closet! Love your classic look.

Kassi said...

girl, your body is rockin! Love that pencil skirt and your shoes are totally fierce :)

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Mary Ann said...

Definitely great tips - I have the pencil skirt and bright tops, but I need to get some leopard heels! You look great.
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Cat Arenzana said...

So classy! And I do love those shoes!

Tiffany said...

Pink is lovely on you! And those leopard wedges are gorgeous! They're such a perfect height for beingn practical, but still really cute!

nicole gordon said...

Great and classic combo. I love the animal print shoes! Glad I linked with you via the style challenge. Hopefully we'll do t again next month too :)

cheers,
nic
mymannersandmoxie.com

Kat said...

Well-said. You look beautiful in this outfit. That cut of top is not one I see too often, but it should be out there more. It really frames your shoulders and makes the outfit totally office-appropriate.

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