Exotic trends are haute for Spring, so I couldn’t wait to visit my local Kohl’s department store to search for some fabulous items and create a stylish look for $100.
I went to the store armed with a Kohl’s gift card and as I walked through the women’s department, my focus went to one item…a leopard print dress from the Jennifer Lopez Collection. ($60.00 sale price $29.99)
Now oddly enough it’s the same dress that she was wearing on the signs in the store, so I knew I had to go into a different direction. I stopped and focused on the dress for a moment and started thinking of the glamorous ladies from the 50’s & 60’s. Even though many of them didn’t work outside of the house they were still impeccably dressed at home. These ladies exuded sex appeal and I feel that exotic prints are very sexy and timeless.
I decided that the dress would be the focal point of my look, but added a pair of black slim capri pants ($48.00 sale price $12.00) by Elle to complete my vision. I went to the dressing room, and thought of a trick my mother taught me about turning a dress into a shirt but keeping a little of the length by wearing the hem diagonal. After I tried on the dress and capri pants I looked in the mirror and knew that this was the beginning of a fabulous outfit.
I finalized the key pieces and then I was on a mission to find accessories. Kohl’s has an extensive variety of jewelry and accessories to choose from, so I had to really use some restraints. I did finally settle on a pair of black feather earrings ($20.00 sale price $14.00) and a cuff bracelet with feathers & rhinestone accents ($14.00 sale price $9.80) by MUDD and a fashionable thick black belt with a snap back and a bow in the front. ($28.00 sale price $2.80)
When I finally made it home I put on the entire ensemble and choose the living room as the backdrop for my Exotic Trends look. I wanted to capture the essence of a stylish woman in her environment at home and although she may spend time running the household, she looks absolutely fabulous while Glamming it Up with Exotic Trends from Kohls.
Photos via Jil-Lens Photography
Disclosure: Bloggers received a gift card on behalf of Kohl’s via Glam Media to complete the trend look. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kohl’s. All trademarks and service marks are owned or licensed by Kohl’s Illinois, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.