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A Steal of a Snakeskin Shirt

About a year ago I saw a really neat blouse in a department store. Designer. And about a hundred bucks. I couldn’t pull the trigger but I didn’t forget how cool it was. A semi-sheer, red and black snakeskin print shirt. Kind of like this one:

red and black

Top: Ross Dress for Less
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Banana Republic
Shoes: Seychelles
Cuff: Swapped

I’m glad I resisted the urge to splurge. A few months later, while looking through the racks at Ross, I found a strikingly similar top for a fraction of the price.

snakeskin pattern

Here, I’ve stuck to a limited color scheme: red and black (one of my favorites). But I think this is a prime candidate for pattern mixing and for being part of a more colorful outfit. So I’ll be sure to try it in a few different ways.

stand-up collar

I like the “collarless” collar of the shirt. It’s basically a Nehru or Mandarin style and will probably be versatile.

cuff and shirt

Have you ever bought something and later found it on sale (or resisted a splurge and found a deal later)?

This post is part of What I Wore Wednesday at Transatlantic Blonde and The Pleated Poppy. Be sure to check out everyone else’s outfits!


Filed under Fashion, Thrifty

Snakeskin Dress

I’ve got a real animal-print theme going on lately. I do love wild patterns like zebra, leopard, and tiger. Until recently, I didn’t have any snakeskin patterned clothing. Until, that is, I found this little number at H&M. I wore it to the Burlesque Nutcracker but in the post about that event, I barely mentioned my outfit.

snakeskin dress

I love the pattern, and the price was great ($19). It’s really low cut so I added a cotton cami under it. The ruching is flattering. I recommend a ruched dress. The front doesn’t lie flat so I could eat dinner and not worry. And the back is gathered in a way that makes me look curvy. Genius!

snakeskin dress

Dress: H&M
Cami: Papaya
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Tights: Kushyfoot
Earrings: Premier Designs
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

I wore gray tights and my gray Badgley Mischka shoes. And of course I carried my Crystalyn Kae clutch. I’ve been carrying this around with me almost every day since I got it. It’s really versatile and great for day and evening. Best of all, it’s glazed fabric. A great vegan alternative to leather (and just as durable).


Filed under Ethical, Fashion