Urban Jungle

Sed Bona Feline Creatures 2The very day before our infamous Chicago blizzard a few weeks ago, I met up with Lena, the beauty and style innovator over at Feline Creatures, for a photoshoot along the Chicago River. Lena is one of those bloggers who seriously inspires me with each and every outfit she wears. She mixes prints like a pro, balancing textures and proportions perfectly, and blends her wardrobe of classic and edgy pieces in a way that feels continually new and fresh! Just check out her outfit post from yesterday and you’ll see what I mean. So I was absolutely honored to have the chance to style a shoot with her!

We chose the theme Urban Jungle, both channeling the wild life through animal prints in a wearable and accessible way for winter. Lena opted for a black and white “zebra-esque” top with gorgeous fur topper to snuggle in while I pulled out this summer leopard dress and turned it into a skirt by layering on this J. Crew sweater. Layering is my favorite way to transform my summer wardrobe for the colder months! That and wearing red lipstick which, as I mentioned here, is part of my required winter uniform.Sed Bona Feline Creatures 5Sed Bona Feline Creatures 16Sed Bona Feline Creatures 9Sed Bona Feline Creatures 11Sed Bona Feline Creatures 21Sed Bona Feline Creatures 3Sed Bona Feline Creatures 6Sed Bona Feline Creatures 12Sed Bona Feline Creatures 20Sed Bona Feline Creatures 7Sed Bona Feline Creatures 14 Sed Bona Feline Creatures Sed Bona Feline Creatures 1Jacket – Zara Quilted Anorak (similar here)
Sweater – J Crew V-Neck in Heathered Acorn (here)
Dress (worn as a skirt) – Asos Textured Animal Print (similar: 1 / 2)
Purse – Alexander McQueen Small ‘Heroine’ in Burnt Camel (in black)
Boots – La Canadienne ‘Martine’ in Black Suede (here)
Sunglasses – Le Specs ‘Peach Pit’ (here)
Lips – Stila Stay All-Day in Beso (here)
Tights – Hue (here)
Nails – Nails Inc. x Victoria, Victoria Beckham in Bamboo White (here)
Photos courtesy of Jason J Photography© 2015 | All Rights Reserved

It was actually Lena’s brilliant boyfriend Jason who shot our shoot that day — you can check out Jason’s other work on his Facebook page here. He’s a MAD GENIUS with a lens!
Sed Bona Feline Creatures 13I’ll end with Lena & I’s tribute photo to one another’s blogs — do I look like a Feline Creature yet? Oh and don’t forget to read Lena’s fierce post from our shoot on Feline Creatures here. I always think it’s so fun how the same shoot has such different vibes on different blogs!

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