What I Wore: Work Day Chic

9:03 AM

Today outfit was inspired by my love of leopard prints (or any animal print for the matter). Last weekend during the Labor Day Sale weekend, I found this wonderful clutch on clearance, and I instantly had to have it. I decided to pair this clutch with my red top that I recently purchases from Express Mega Sale last week.

Some people think leopard patterns are hard to style around, but the color family of this blouse goes really well with leopard prints. Red tends to be the popular option when paring leopards, but emerald green goes well with it as an example here, as well as bright orange as an example here. I look forward to showing you many more color options when pairing animal prints (since that is the current rage now).











I'm realizing my taste more and more now, and I find I prefer to take my time and shop for one pieces at a time that is both budget friendly, but at the same time have higher quality material. If you spend a little more, you will notice clothes just last longer when they are made better.

I had a really nice shirt that I purchased from a discount store recently, and I wore it only one time, before I notice a hole in it after throwing it in the washer (which the tag stated that it was safe for). To me that was not only frustrating, but a total waste of money.  So yes it will take a while, but I rather build slowing and reuse, then wear any items for just one time and get no uses from it. Anyhow...I hope you guys had a wonderful week! XoXo Kreyola

Outfit Consist of  Portofino Shirt (Express) | Black Trouser Pants (Express) | Leopard Clutch (Jessica Simpson ) | Black Pumps | Orange Mirror Sunglasses

Nail Color is Starfish by Sinful Colors & My makeup consist of what I consider my essentials, blush is M•A•C Raizin Matte Blush,  my lip color is Choco-Liscious prep with the EOS Lip Balm.

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32 comments

  1. Wowww
    so chic and classy!!!
    Love this red & black outfit
    Love your style my sweet kreyola.
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks sweet Maggie :D. Appreciate the comment as always ^_^.

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  2. It took me a while to realize the importance of quality over quantity and even now I'm still struggling with it but you are so right. This is nicely put together look for work and your pants are amazing.

    Princess Audu

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    1. Quantity over quality is a consist battle, especially when you are on a budget. Thanks for the comment as always.

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  3. Kreyola you look darling, drop dead gorgeous, chic, elegant, feminine.....you name it, I am in love with your outfit today. It's PERFECT! There ain't no other word, just perfect from head to toe. I want that clutch!
    kisses darling
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. You making me blush over here. I love your comment Lenya. Thanks as always for the lovely support :)

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    2. I just had to look at the outfit again, I am still in love with it. Kreyola this shade of red is definitely your color! It's just Wow! on you. kisses

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  4. So elegant and chic!! Have been loving your style lately!!
    www.effortlesslady.com

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    1. Thanks Diana ^_^. I myself see myself improving greatly. Thank again for the amazing support :).

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  5. Red does look great with leopard print! Wonderful pairing!

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  6. Wow what a great ensemble Kreyola.... Red is your color and I'm having a major crush on that purse!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks Rebecca for the comment and the visit :D.

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  7. I love red in the clothes, keep in touch xX

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    1. I love red too, such a pretty and bold color.

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  8. This is so beautiful and classy, yes quality is the best, this days i only buy piece that will stay years in my closet.
    http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Sophia!! Appreciate the lovely comment as always :)

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  9. Perfect Kreyola! Leopard is probably my favorite print ever! You styled it perfectly! Love it with the red!

    xo, Kenya

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    1. Thanks Kenya as always for the lovely comment.

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  10. This is gorgeous! Love the bold color of your top, you look fab!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks Darcy as always for the support and comment :)

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  11. Loving your accessories and I agree that red and leopard were made for each other! Emerald and orange, like you said, are great, too! I honestly find it hard to think of a color that does NOT go with leopard. Burgundy, cobalt, olive, I've even done mustard yellow before. It's all so good! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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    1. I totally agree about colors that match with leopard. I really love pairing it cobalt and fuschia pink as well :). Thanks for the visit and comment Carylee :)

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  12. Hellooooo gorgeous!! This outfit is fabulous and I need to copy it myself! Love the red + black + leopard! I'd love to feature this look in one of my upcoming posts so please let me know if I can have permission to use your photo with a link and credit to you, of course! :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Hi Gina! Thanks for the visit and the comment :D. You more then welcome to feature this outfit (I'm very honored in fact). Looking forward to seeing your post ^_^.

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  13. I love leopard! I just bought a leopard print pencil skirt and am trying to incorporate it into my outfits. It's not difficult at all though, I'm finding it works with pretty much everything. I haven't worn mine with a pop of red yet, but I love the idea of doing so! You look incredible, and I'm pretty sure this outfit should headline on any "What-to-Wear-to-the-Office" articles. :)

    The What's In Between

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind and lovely comment. Love it!!

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  14. I really love your outfit! I love fashion blogs. So I'm now following you on Instagram and your blog.

    http://visualizeyourambitions.blogspot.com/

    http://instagram.com/chaunaleatricia

    Appreciate the follow back.

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    1. Thanks Trica for the comment. I believed I returned the favor!

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  15. Girl you totally killing it! :) Black, red and white are my go to colors, honestly I think animal prints are like a neutral, they look great with almost any color! But I'm a animal print lover!

    You got that about Quality pieces in the long run you end up saving money with Good Investments! That's what I like about Delecia at style de crème, she mixes everyday clothes with red bottoms and interlocking c bags ... not that I can afford them (would be afraid to scuff them) but we can find similar bags and shoes to give outfits that classy look ... well you don't need to but me is another story ;) lol

    Take Care Sis! God Bless! Have a Beautiful Day! =D

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    1. That is what I have to remember about the pieces I buy, now that I'm leaning toward quality pieces, my wardrobe is taking even longer to build. I just can't win LOL. Have a nice day sis.

      Xoxo
      Kreyola.

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