After waking up to thunder and a very brief bout of pouring rain which ruined my bike riding plans on Friday morning, I managed to luck out and find a tiny sliver of sun just before the clouds rolled in again at sunset. It was quite unusual weather for the first official day of fall in California, and I took advantage of the sun by wearing my new dress out during the evening.
After some contemplation, I ended up purchasing two pieces from the Kardashian Kollection on sale. The second piece that I bought, this leopard print dress (which I couldn't stop thinking about after shopping and reviewing the collection) is surprisingly well made. It includes a full lining, high quality back zipper, adjustable/removable straps, vertical lace panels, and a slinky, body-molding fit. It wasn't easy to find, either. Being one of the more popular pieces in the collection, I had to call a few Sears stores to track it down and place it on hold. As much as I love snake prints and Dalmatian prints for fall, I'll always rely upon the good old classic leopard print as a wardrobe staple. Like Diane von Furstenberg, I consider leopard print to be a neutral.
**Also, I'm excited to announce the winner of my Erica Anenberg ring giveaway. Thank you to all who entered. The lucky winner is Vittoria! Congratulations, Vittoria! I'll be emailing you very soon.
Wearing: lace fringe kimono from Lulu's, Kardashian Kollection leopard dress (similar style dress here), Forever 21 minaudière, and Steve Madden Grettta heels.
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