As soon as I saw this grey leopard print jacket at cabi's Scoop this summer I knew I had to have it. It's stretchy, a bit like ponte, but smoother, more polished. There's a cute X of black elastic at the back that gives the jacket a great fit and interest. I got it early fall and wore it a LOT. This was worn at the office almost every week with all sorts of things – the cabi Fringe Blouse or Indulgence Tank, a black cashmere turtleneck, a dark orange silk v-neck sweater, and a few t-shirts promoting bands and witty messages. This jacket has a matching pencil skirt and pants, but I felt both together was just too much, something I would NEVER wear to the office.
Then I attended a cabi party, and cabi provided me with a shopping credit. I already had everything I wanted from the line and kept looking at the pants and thought… well why the heck not? And now I am a full-time blogger and crazy fashion can be more of an everyday. These pants would also look great toned down with a solid-colored sweater, blouse, or blazer. How good would these look come spring with a white blazer and shell in black or a soft color like blush pink? So I got them (and another pair of their leggings because their leggings are awesome). Together, the look is a bit of Peggy Bunny blended with David S. Pumpkins, but I kind of love it's craziness. To balance the cray of the look I kept my makeup and hair more neutral, just a bit of grey shadow for a subtle smoky eye and a soft pinkish-nude lip. These pants are snug but they did stretch out a bit with wear throughout the day without getting saggy. Considering how much I love this jacket, I would regret not getting the matching pants!