WIW: Off the deep end--red corset trench and leopard heels

No dipping my toes in the pool. I am definitely Team Dive, as in Scuba Dive! I am jumping in with both leopard-clad feet! Whoo!

Anthropologie Elevenses Pansy Corset Trench in Red (my favorite color!)
Brown graphic tee from H&M (I love this because it's long, so it covers my mommy tummy even if I'm holding the baby and my jeans are slipping).
Gap Always Skinny Jeans
The Angie-recommended B Makowsky Heist leopard and red heels (since Lynne requested to see them in action!)
Ann Taylor necklace--this is an old necklace and I would never have worn necklaces with T-shirts & jeans before, but I think this dresses it up a little.
Kate Spade Date Night red flower ring (just for fun)

I know I'm posting way too many pictures of just one outfit, but since DH let me have a few photos with DS while DD was in her ballet lesson, I just had to post those too. Hope you don't mind!

1, 6 & 7. The whole outfit.
2-5. Special mommy time with my little boy!
8-9. At a birthday party with the kids. I don't really like my poochy tummy in #9, but my daughter's fashionista pose was so funny I had to share. I think she's picking it up from her mommy, LOL!
10-11. The leopard heels (everyone was commenting on how great the shoes were). Unfortunately, they weren't exactly the right shoes for my MOTG day today...they rubbed against my pinky toes when I walked, and we went to the park and all this sand got in my shoes. Even though they're not so great for MOTG or long distance walking, they're still awesome statement shoes! I used to laugh at my mom for always wearing heels all the time, even to inappropriate casual places. I swore I'd never do that. And now I'm becoming her, haha!
12. Picture from the catalog of the corset detail in the back. This is so unlike the old me. I swear I've gone completely nuts! But having lots of fun!

ETA: Just had to add these--more pics of the kids!
13-17. One of DD's favorite things to do is try on Mommy's shoes. She's a budding fashionista! Look at how she's modeling the shoe in #14, LOL! And this time, baby brother wanted to join in the fun with Daddy's shoes!

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  • MsMary replied 10 years ago

    SO FAB!!! I don't think YLF has EVER had such a fantastic bunch of photos, all in one place! You and your little boy are two chips off the same block, for sure! And your little girl is definitely a budding fashionista!

    And the coat? AMAZING!! The shoes? FANTASTIC!!!

    You rock! HARD!!!

  • Isabel replied 10 years ago

    You look so wonderful !!! I have read so often that the right coat and shoes can elevate the simplest of outfit and boy do you prove it ! No kidding you are team dive - better, immerse.

    I love your baby kissing you ! And your little girl's pose in no. 9 is fab.u.lous !

  • Suz replied 10 years ago


    That trench on you!! Brilliant. And with the shoes? To die for.

    Your kids are so sweet.

  • Diana replied 10 years ago

    You look great! And the photos with your kids are adorable. =)

    Also, thanks to you, I have just put the red corset trench on my Anthro wish list, even though I *already have* a red trench coat.

  • goldenpig replied 10 years ago

    Just had to add a few more pics of the kids in the original post... :)

  • cobaltblue replied 10 years ago

    I love, love it! What a killer trench. How old is your little guy?

  • goldenpig replied 10 years ago

    She's 4 and he's 1 1/2--they have so much fun together!

  • Mo replied 10 years ago

    Totally rocking this look! Here's to diving right in!!

  • ironkurtin replied 10 years ago

    It's been really fun to read your style dive on the forum - thanks for sharing the evolution, not to mention the pics of your little ones!

  • CocoLion replied 10 years ago

    Fabulous combo, those are both killer pieces and it makes sense to put neutrals in between them like you did. Love the pictures of your kids in big shoes, very nicely done. You should frame them. #16 looks professional.

  • Kari replied 10 years ago

    Hehe! Oh, I love this photo series, especially this one: http://youlookfab.com/upload/i....._image.jpg
    What cuties you have.
    Those shoes are awesome!

  • Scarlet replied 10 years ago

    That red trench is wonderful on you! And it looks great with the shoes too. Those pictures of your kids in the shoes ARE SO DARN CUTE! Oh my goodness. You take great photos.

  • Kat replied 10 years ago

    Love the trench (heading to anthro right now to see what I might find :) The shoes are great on you, sorry they didn't work for MOTG at the park. Gorgeous and fun photos of the kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa replied 10 years ago

    Enjoying each and every photo. And you look GREAT!

  • Sveta replied 10 years ago

    The trench is amazing, the shoes are fabulous and the pictures of your little ones are so precious!
    These shoes may not be right for a day on the playground with kids but I am sure they will be great for work.

  • Queen Mum replied 10 years ago

    oh that coat is great Natalie! and the shoes.... yum,. yum!!! Your style quotient is just going out the roof these days!

  • replied 10 years ago

    This post put the biggest smile on my face! You look AMAZING in that red coat, and your kids are so adorable and sweet, I just want to gobble them up! What a beautiful family!!!

  • rae replied 10 years ago

    You absolutely glow in that color - and the piece itself is interesting and beautiful. I'm sure this will be a favorite for years to come... you need more of that gorgeous red!

  • catgirl replied 10 years ago

    Just gorgeous! That trench is so fab and flattering on you. And your little ones are stealing the show! Don't you love the Gap AS pants?

  • goldenpig replied 10 years ago

    Yes, Una, I love the Gap Always Skinny pants. Too bad they don't make it in red!

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