LEATHER BACKPACK + LEOPARD PEPLUM TANK

BACKPACK: NORDSTROM (SOLE SOCIETY) -- TOP: NORDSTROMRACK -- JEANS: LOFT -- SHOES: KRISTIN CAVALLARI -- BRACELETS: HERMES & DY

Y'ALL ARE PROBABLY REALLL SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE, BUT JUST HEAR ME OUT FOR ONE MORE POST. HOW CUTE IS THIS BLACK LEATHER BACKPACK?? THIS IS ONE OF MY TOP THREE FAVORITE ITEMS FROM THE WHOLE SALE. IT IS SIMPLE, CLASSY, AND SO VERSATILE. I WENT FOR THE BLACK BECAUSE BLACK IS ALWAYS MY GO-TO, BUT IT ALSO COMES IN A NEUTRAL TAUPE COLOR. THE BEST PART ABOUT THE BAG IS THE PRICE. ON SALE OR NOT, IT IS WORTH THE MONEY. IT SELLS FOR $65, AND ON SALE IT WAS $43. (FINGERS CROSSED THEY BRING IT BACK FOR THE END OF THE SALE)

I WAS RECENTLY ON A TRIP IN COLORADO, SO I HAD A TON OF FUN STYLING THIS BAG THROUGHOUT MY TRIP. THE WAY I STYLED IT SHOWN ABOVE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES, BECAUSE I WAS HEADING TO A CONGRATULATORY DINNER FOR OUR BEST FRIENDS THAT GOT ENGAGED ON THE TRIP. I PAIRED IT WITH A FLIRTY TANK, VERY LIGHTLY DISTRESSED JEAN, AND MY ALL TIME FAV BOOTIES (ALSO PART OF THE SALE). I THEN STYLED THIS BAG WHEN WE PLAYED GOLF, WITH AN ATHELEISURE OUTFIT, WHICH MADE IT SUPER CASUAL. LASTLY I LOVED HAVING THIS BAG IN THE AIRPORT. IT WAS EASY TO THROW A FEW MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS IN AND EASY TO WEAR WHILE ALSO CARRYING A PURSE. IF I WERE TO DESCRIBE THIS BAG IN ONE WORD, IT WOULD BE EASY. IT IS EASY TO FILL, EASY TO STYLE, AND EASY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH!

IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW, I HAVE A THING FOR LEOPARD, AND THIS TOP IS A GREAT ADD TO MY COLLECTION.  IT IS A SILKY MATERIAL, BUT NOT SHINY. THE TWO-TONED PRINT IS FUN AND A BIT DIFFERENT. I WORE IT HERE WITH JEANS AND A NEUTRAL BOOTIE, BUT I HAVE WORN IT MANY OTHER WAYS. I LOVE TO WEAR IT WITH DISTRESSED BOYFRIEND JEANS, SANDALS, AND CHUNKY JEWELRY. I ALSO LOVE TO THROW IT ON WITH JEAN SHORTS AND GLADIATOR SANDALS FOR A CASUAL END OF SUMMER LOOK. TO ME LEOPARD IS AS EASY TO STYLE AS ANY NEUTRAL, SO CALL ME CRAZY, BUT THIS TOP IS VERY VERSATILE! I FOUND IT AT NORDSTROMRACK FOR UNDER $35 ABOUT A MONTH AGO, AND HAVE SEEN IT THERE AND ON THEIR SITE MANY TIMES SINCE THEN. 

MAYBE LEOPARD OR BACKPACKS AREN'T YOUR THING, OR MAYBE YOU'VE NEVER REALLY THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT TRYING THEM? THESE ITEMS DO COME IN OTHER COLORS AND STYLES, AND I STRONGLY CHALLENGE YOU TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE A BIT. IT CAN NEVER HURT, AND YOU MAY NEVER KNOW YOU LOVE SOMETHING UNTIL YOU TRY IT. I LOVE BUYING AND TRYING TO STYLE UNIQUE ITEMS, AND I DON'T ALWAYS LOVE THEM, BUT SOMETIMES I STRIKE GOLD. 

I HOPE THIS POST HAS GIVEN YOU A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO A FEW NEW TRENDS, POSSIBLY SHOPPING THE END OF A REALLY GOOD SALE, AND TRYING SOMETHING NEW! FASHION IS ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES WHERE YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE YOUR NORM, AND TEST ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING UNTIL YOU FIND WHAT FITS YOU. IT'S EASY, FIND WHAT YOU LIKE AND ROCK IT!

IT'S FRIDAY Y'ALL! I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND!

FYI -- IT'S TAX FREE WEEKEND, SO SHOPPING IS A MUST!