Herringbone & Polka Dots

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A skinny black crop pant has been on my mind ever since the Spring 2013 Saint Laurent runway show. It’s far from a new idea (critics called it “unsurprising” even), but Heidi Slimane’s debut collection for the fashion house made a simple black crop pant just look so damn good. I tried a few versions, but ultimately only these made the cut. More of a very dark grey than a black, I appreciated the unique herringbone pattern that creates almost a subtle stripe down the pant, and the fit was right in all the right places. Pop over here to see this pant before alterations.

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I’m going through this thing where I can’t get enough of lion door knockers. I’ve always liked lions, but was never inspired enough to actually collect anything lion-esque. Then, this necklace caught my attention and I knew I had found my lion. It’s a marriage between my inner cultural anthropologist (forcing visitors to knock on your door with a huge, menacing lion’s head is certainly making an interesting statement) and astrological sign narcissism (Whoo! Leo!).

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Outfit details – Burberry trench (similar style) :: J.Crew shirt :: Theory pants (also at Saks & Theory) :: Manolo Blahnik shoes (similar) :: Ann Taylor belt :: J.Crew handbag :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) :: Kenneth Jay Lane necklace (check eBay (here’s one) & sample sale websites)

Altered – Burberry trench has been slimmed & sleeves shortened :: J.Crew shirt has been slimmed :: Theory pants have been slimmed, hemmed, and waist taken in :: Manolo Blahnik shoes have heel and ball of foot pads added :: Kate Spade watch has had the strap changed

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