I am a magnet for animal prints! I can’t get enough of them. I caught this week’s GURU Style Star, Vanessa Nadolny, out of the corner of my eye as she was headed into Ann Taylor. Right away, I noticed her sophisticated, layered look with animal print, a standout purple bag and more purple highlights with her accessories.
Vanessa’s statement faux leather jacket is from New York & Company. Her white blouse, peeking out from under her animal print sweater, is J.Crew. She is carrying a Michael Kors bag. Her belt is Lucky Brand.
Vanessa’s bracelets are from Pandora and play off the purple bag.
Vanessa scored her riding boots at Nordstrom.
Now to our Q & A.
Describe your style:
Eclectic, a little bit from all eras.
What are you shopping for at the mall today?
I was supposed to be finding my father a sweat suit for Christmas, and here I go in every store I like. I did find my son dark brown khakis in the Gap. It’s all he wants for Christmas. (Her son is 17.)
What trends are you excited about this winter?
I like what’s trendy, but I feel like I’m always a season behind.
What made you pick this outfit today?
I love these boots and belt, and I just pair them with anything…
What are you favorite stores in the mall?
J.Crew, Ann Taylor. I like to mix both of those.
What is the most important fashion lesson you’ve ever learned?
Don’t throw anything out. Mix the old with the new; it alway comes back around.
What is the most treasured item in your closet?
Either my Michael Kors purse collection or these boots.
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