The Bold and The Neutral

Thursday, July 19, 2012 134 0

Dress: H&M. Necklace: Expressions from The Bay. Handbag: Balenciaga. Shoes: Nine West. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

The Bold:  the dress and the necklace.  The Neutral:  the handbag and the shoes.  When making a statement with my outfit and jewellery, I definitely need to keep the rest of my accessories simple.  Is this combo too bold, or would you wear it too?

 

 

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  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    July 19, 2012

    Amazing dress !

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you Marie-Eve!

  • Inez
    July 19, 2012

    Cute! Love the wrap skirt and gorgeous necklace. Awesome animal print dress.

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much Inez!

  • Arden
    July 19, 2012

    Gorgeous dress!! xx

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Arden! This was a pretty good H&M find at only $35!

  • FixerSis
    July 19, 2012

    Wow!! You look sooooo stylish, so elegant. We adore your jewellery, all your look is perfect 🙂

    http://www.everythingcanbefixed.com/

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      That is so sweet! Thanks Ladies!

  • Lucia
    July 19, 2012

    I love your dress!! great outfit!!

    http://www.sweetvictim.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Lucia, and thanks for visiting!

  • Maria
    July 19, 2012

    I love all the necklaces! I think they really work with the outfit because you kept it simple with the rest of the styling. That dress is pretty amazing too!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Maria! This bad boy is actually only one necklace!

  • Pipa
    July 19, 2012

    Amazing outfit!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you Pipa!

  • Kendall
    July 19, 2012

    Literally picked up this dress at the same time as the blouse last week. We are definitely on the same page of late 🙂 looking great, can’t believe that necklace is from The Bay, I love it!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Too funny! Can’t wait to see you wear it! Thanks Kendall!

  • Nancie
    July 19, 2012

    looking chic dear, that dress is BOLD…love it
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Nancie! I always wanted a leopard print dress but usually the style is a bit too provocative. This cut was more girly so I thought I would give it a shot!

  • Sparkle
    July 19, 2012

    gorgeous dress! u look stunning!

    xx

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      That is very sweet! Thank you for commenting!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    July 19, 2012

    Love it Jenny….It’s just perfect not too bold & love how you accessorized with that pretty bunch of necklaces!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you so much Rebecca!

  • Martha
    July 19, 2012

    You totally get major blogger points for that awesome title!!
    Love it 🙂
    As for the look…it’s fab. I am such a sucker for animal print and I think the neutral elements make it look polished and not as loud…very classy.
    I probably would have opted for a bracelet instead of a necklace, but I think this works too!
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks for the extra points! 🙂

  • Lori
    July 19, 2012

    love this look 🙂

    lorihearts.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much for visiting, Lori!

  • amy
    July 19, 2012

    Great look. That dress is killer and I love the layerd necklace paired with it. So glad I joined this site!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Amy!

  • Fran
    July 19, 2012

    Hey! I found your blog via that IFB criticism post and I’m so glad you commented because I really like your blog. You have an eye for what fits your body well and your accessories really “work” with what you are wearing. Sorry, I don’t mean to leave a “love this, so cute” comment but I just wanted to tell you that you have a new admirer. Not everyone loves everything about everyone else but don’t take the criticism too hard and just keep up the good work 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      That is so nice of you to write. You just made my morning a bit happier! Thank you so much Fran, and hey, I’ll take the “love this, so cute” comments any day!! 🙂

  • Andréa
    July 19, 2012

    I love your leopard print dress with the amazing lavender necklace! It is for sure a statement and would never have thought the color combo. great job!

    -Andréa

    http://www.ohvadarling.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much Andrea! The necklace is actually silver but I think it’s looking lavender because of the reflection of the sun.

  • thehautecookie
    July 19, 2012

    my fave print right now! i know lots of people say that leapord print is for the fall, but I love it year round. You look so pretty! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much! Yes, I totally agree that you can wear leopard all year round!

  • Sarah
    July 19, 2012

    Who knew that you could wear all-over leopard print and a gazillion beads and NOT look like an insane person? Well, somehow you have done it. I think you’re right, it’s all in the balance of bold and neutral. Nicely done!

    Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Ha ha ha, I was just actually laughing out loud! Well, when you put it that way. . .I don’t know why I didn’t think this would make me look insane! It sounds crazy! Thanks so much for the comments and the morning laugh!

  • Jess
    July 19, 2012

    Love the dress! And the nude shoes with it 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much Jess!

  • Meredith
    July 19, 2012

    I would definitely wear this! I love the combination of the bold dress and the bold necklace. That necklace is fabulous by the way!
    Meredith
    http://www.createthatoutfit.com/

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Oh thank you Meredith!

  • Amy
    July 19, 2012

    Love, love, love your necklace! Looks perfect, wouldn’t change a thing about the outfit!

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      So sweet. . .thanks Amy!

  • Emily
    July 19, 2012

    Leopard is always a winning look in my book!

    Emily
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Perfect. . .thanks Emily! 🙂

  • Jessica Broyles
    July 19, 2012

    Wow! I love that necklace!! Amazing!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Jessica! This necklace was a great find. It’s from a few years ago, but it only costs $30. I was super happy!

  • Always Maylee
    July 19, 2012

    This outfit is perfect. I love the leopard dress and the accessories compliment it so well. You look beautiful! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you so much for your lovely compliments Yi-chia!

  • mehreen
    July 19, 2012

    you look great!!!! so daring always (well…maybe im just NOT daring) lol great Balenciage too:)

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Mehreen!

  • Katie Frost
    July 19, 2012

    I love it, Jenny- It’s definitely bold, but completely wearable. I love this look!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much Katie! I could picture you in this dress!

  • Patricia
    July 19, 2012

    I would wear it with no hesitation!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Awesome! Thanks Patricia!

  • Jessica
    July 19, 2012

    i love the print and cut of the dress, you did a great job pairing it with the bold necklaces 😀

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Jessica! I instantly loved the combo!

  • Hannah
    July 19, 2012

    100% I would wear this outfit. More is more!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      So glad, because I love your style Hannah!

  • Lindsay
    July 19, 2012

    Love this dress, I am such a sucker for anything leopard print it’s not even funny.

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Me too, but this is my first time venturing into a full-out leopard dress!! Thanks Lindsay!

  • Alison
    July 19, 2012

    This dress is beyond fabulous!

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Awww, thanks Alison, and the $35 price tag makes it even better!

  • Fashionably Yours
    July 19, 2012

    Ohhhh, I love that leopard print dress and the layered necklace look is so fab!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you so much Juneli!

  • Clare
    July 19, 2012

    So simple, yet you dressed it up so well!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      As always, thanks so much Clare!

  • Macey
    July 19, 2012

    That is such a great dress! !

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much Macey, and thanks for stopping by!

  • Jess
    July 19, 2012

    I would totally wear it, I am loving that dress so much!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Jess!

  • Nic
    July 19, 2012

    Great animal print dress and the necklace is so fun!. It’s definitely not too bold and looks great on you. You could even go brighter with the necklace and it’d still look great on you!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Hmm, going brighter with the accessories is a great idea. I’ll have to do that next time!

  • Paula
    July 19, 2012

    Great dress! You look fabulous. Great touch with the long necklace.
    Love this outfit!

    Xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you Paula!

  • kiwifashionblog
    July 19, 2012

    You put together the animal print and the neutral accessories so so well! I love that chunky neckpiece!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you so very much!

  • Emily
    July 19, 2012

    That dress is SO cute! Love how you styled it.
    Creamy

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks so much Emily!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    July 19, 2012

    You have the most amazing necklaces!!! Love it!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Awww thanks Kacie!

  • Katie
    July 19, 2012

    Love this outfit!!! that necklace is perfect too!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Katie!!!

  • still being molly
    July 19, 2012

    oh my gosh this is SUPER chic! i loveeee it!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Awwww, thanks Molly!

  • Jamie
    July 19, 2012

    You look so sophisticated! I love this outfit.
    Following you on Bloglovin now

    xo Jamie

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Jamie and thanks for following!

  • Rachel
    July 19, 2012

    I LOVE this H&M dress.. it is PERFECT!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thank you Rachel!

  • A's Fashion Files
    July 19, 2012

    Love the print on your dress!
    🙂
    Allison

    P.S. I’m having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don’t forget to enter! 🙂
    A’s Fashion Files
    $75 Shopbop Giveaway!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      That’s definitely what attracted me to it! Thanks Allison!

  • Mrs C
    July 19, 2012

    THIS DRESS IS A PROOF THAT H&M IS A GOLD MINE! FABULOUS LOOKING DRESS!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    Latest Post : ONE DRESS, TWO LOOKS!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/07/one-dress-two-look-part-one.html

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Totally agree! Thanks Mrs. C!!!

  • Miranda
    July 19, 2012

    Beautiful! That necklace is fierce! I love bold on bold. You look fabulous as ever 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      You are too kind. . . thanks Miranda!

  • Notamistake
    July 19, 2012

    Muy chulas las fotos y el vestido. Sigo tu blog. Besos!

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Muchas gracias por el apoyo!

  • eva
    July 19, 2012

    Your dress is amazing! I love it so much, it’s gorgeous!!! Your blog is awesome too!!

    xx Eva
    stylewandering.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Awww, you are so sweet! Thanks Eva!

  • Jessica
    July 19, 2012

    Really cute dress…I’m loving leopard right now but have stuck with accessories. Thinking I might have to get a dress or shirt in leopard after seeing this outfit!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      July 19, 2012

      Thanks Jessica! I always stuck with accessories too, until I bought an Ann Taylor leopard print top last fall. I loved it and decided to take it the next step by buying this dress!