SPOTTED & LINED / Cheetah print dress and Mom's vintage striped Fendi

Mom's beautiful vintage Fendi has been my workhorse clutch whenever I want to mix prints between my clothing and bag. I loved the stripes on stripes look when I used it against a striped dress (in this entry) but today I wanted to experiment with stripes against cheetah print.  When I pictured the mixture of prints in my head, I was unsure of how it would translate into an outfit but I am quite pleased with the combination.
Trina Turk mariposa cheetah dress fall dresses
Keeping the prints in the same color family provided a smooth transition between them which allowed both to shine together. And the stark contrast between the uniform stripes of the clutch and the sporadic spots of the dress distinguished them from one another so that they didn't clash.
vintage striped Fendi clutch envelope bag
I have a feeling that I will be pulling out this gorgeous clutch a lot this Fall/Winter. The sleek and classic silhouette of the envelope clutch makes this a versatile piece - whether paired casually with jeans and a sweater or more dressy with a trench and heels. An added bonus of this clutch is that it is mom's and she loves seeing me use her stuff. She kept this baby in minty mint condition (and the original tags and receipt is still in the zippered compartment, can you believe that?!).
Trina Turk mariposa cheetah dress fall dresses
Trina Turk dress (40% off here) / Talbots necklace / Guess, Vita Fede, and DIY bracelets / Christian Louboutin pumps / Vintage Fendi clutch

It's Wednesday already! It seems that since the holiday season is quickly approaching, the days, no matter where in the week they are, end faster. Can't complain about that! Have a wonderful day!

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