leopard pants

It feels good to be back! If any of you noticed my absence, I really have just been trying to focus on myself and get through some personal things. Nothing terrible, just one of those times in a gal's life that she needs to take for herself. It actually felt nice getting dressed and not having to worry about the blog for a few weeks. I think I wore the same outfit 5 times one week, and didn't do anything to my hair another week. But I'm back and ready to blog again! 

I may be consistent with it, or I might not be. I'm just going to blog when I feel like it, not because I feel like I HAVE to. I think taking the "have to" away is going to make it more enjoyable. I started to feel like blogging was more of a competition with other ladies, and trying to prove things to to other people that I didn't even care about. Do any of my other blogger ladies feel the same way? That's not why I started this blog, I started this blog as a way for me to have fun with my style and share my love for fashion, all while staying on a budget. So here it goes, back to the fun... 

I'm sure you all know my love for old Navy by now (and leopard). When I saw these pants I knew I had to have them. Old Navy is really upping their game, and they always have a great deal going on. I paired the pants with a basic dark chambray top, black pumps, and my fave fringe purse. Adding in color with a statement earring was the perfect finishing touch. 

Top - Old Navy ($15, now only $12)
Pants - Old Navy ($15, here in blue and black)
Heels - Aldo ($100)
Purse - TJMaxx ($80)
Earrings - JCPenney ($11)

xo, Mercedes