Leopard Print Dress

posted on: 10/23/2014








You know those weeks that you just can't sleep? That's this week for some reason. (Cue the sunglasses and heavy concealer.) Call it hormones, luck or excitement for next week but after the 4th night of restlessness I'm ready to go to sleep now please, Body. Isn't that the best though? Getting sleepy and heading to bed and then your brain just clicks ON? All of a sudden I've got a full fireworks show of thoughts going on in my brain and I'm like 'where were you this afternoon at 3 pm when I needed another cup of coffee to think?!?!' 

Oh. 
I see your point of a cup of coffee at 3 pm could definitely keep a person up at night. I'm contemplating all my life choices right now as we speak. 

Also, this dress is 50% off right now and it feels like a leopard print blanket. Annnnndddd it's 50% off right now. I think the decision here is clear. 

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LOFT Leopard Print Dress (50% off! use code 'ALL MINE')
(Here is the same style moto jacket but in leather)
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Stripes Everyday

posted on: 10/22/2014








This outfit has been my go-to lately when I need to look put together on the fly. In other words, I've been wearing this outfit in some form for about a month now. Basically whenever it gets below 80 degrees, I bring out the jackets and I never put them back no matter what the weather does. That's why I love fall fashion the most -- the layers, the jackets. Don't you just feel pulled together when you have a jacket or one more layer on than normal? That's why I think this outfit has been working for me pretty much once a week. My friends are starting to ask if I'm ever changing out of this outfit because every time I see them, it's this outfit. When it works, it works ya know? And in my book, stripes always work. 


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Opening Day

posted on: 10/20/2014







How was your weekend, friends? Mine was filled with you guessed it -- all things West & Lou. It has been so exciting this time around getting everything ready. We work morning to night but it's not exhausting, it's energizing somehow. In fact, I have to say the second time around might be more fun. I've got a post brewing in my head about doing things the second time around that hopefully will come out into a post this week. I say hopefully because words in my head can be stubborn sometimes. I make no promises about these thoughts in my head.

Speaking of the shop, after a lot of drama with permits and construction we now have an opening date! October 30th we will open our doors and we will launch online -- AKA next Thursday. Just three days after my 30th birthday. Don't worry, I've already got my birthday presents from the shop picked out and waiting for me. (I'm sure you were losing a lot of sleep over what I'd buy myself for my birthday.) And if you are a townie or live close by (*cough* Dallas) you are invited to a preview event the evening before, October 29th from 5:30 to 8:30! 

Okay now onto this dress. Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn to this shift dress when I saw it on the rack. Lord knows I love a dress with sleeves and this one was in my current color obsession of black and white. Or lack of color, I guess I should say. Also, it matches our windows at the shop. Done deal. 



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Ivanka Trump Shoes / Similar Here
past Anthro sunglasses / Similar Here
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