Express Haul: Leopard Infinity Scarves & Grey Cowlneck Sweater

I finally tracked down the Coral leopard scarf I’d been dreaming about ever since the Spring 2014 preview.

Express Charcoal Grey Cowlneck Sweater
Express Leopard Infinity Scarves (coral, brown), Charcoal Cowlneck Sweater (similar)

The scarves were on Buy One Get One 50% off, so it would have been rude not to pick up a brown leopard friend for my coral scarf! I love how voluminous they are – I like my scarves to look fluffy, not stringy – and these drape easily and stay ‘puffed up’ all day. Another lucky find was this classic charcoal grey cowlneck sweater in the clearance section – it was marked down from around $60 to $17.99! I sized up because I wanted a slouchy, over-sized sweater to pair with my H&M faux leather leggings.

Michael Kors Selma
Necklace: H&M (similar), Sweater: Express (similar), Leather-Panel Leggings: H&M, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version), Bag: Michael Kors Selma

I purchased my leather-look leggings from H&M before Christmas, but it took me a while to figure out what to wear them with. I was worried that the faux leather would look too shiny or cheap . However, when they are paired with the right fabrics, they add an interesting texture to a simple outfit. And as a bonus – they’re also super warm!

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25
Scarf: Express, Sweater: Old Navy, Jeans: Target (similar), Boots: Old Navy (inspired by these Sorel ones), Bag: LV Speedy 25

I wore my coral scarf on a slushy winter’s day (thus the chunky snow boots). I think this coral scarf is my new favorite item – it adds such a pop of brightness to dull winter outfits.

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25
Scarf: Express, Chambray Shirt: Garage (similar), Leather Panel Leggings: H&M, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version), Bag: LV Speedy 25

I paired my classic leopard scarf with a chambray shirt and the faux leather leggings. If I have to recommend one must-have purchase this month, it’s this scarf. It’s such a classic piece, and everyone needs a little leopard in their life!

Coach Mini Tanner Navy
Scarf: Forever21, Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version), Bag: Coach

While we’re on the subject of scarves, my Forever21 order arrived – and I absolutely love the plaid scarf. I ordered it recently from the Canadian site but it’s not there anymore. They often re-stock popular items – so it may come back. I wish I could say my whole F21 order was successful – but sadly the ruffled tunic (which looked coral in pictures) is actually a garish fluorescent shade…and unfortunately it’s final sale! The perils of online sale shopping….

Are you a leopard print fan? Do you own any leopard scarves?

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  1. Ellie Delancey
    January 16, 2014 / 4:07 am

    I've owned the brown leopard infinity scarf for about a year and a half now and it goes with everything! So warm and comfortable too!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 16, 2014 / 4:39 am

      Wow – I didn't realize they had the brown one in stock for so long! So good to know that you still love it after using it 🙂

  2. Daily Express
    January 16, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Hee hee, great minds, right? I love how we used so many of the same & similar pieces in styling our looks today. And now I have some extra outfit ideas thanks to this post. 🙂 —GinaOn the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 17, 2014 / 3:05 pm

      Too funny! We should do a quadruplets day – you, me, Noelle & Carylee…styling our identical express pieces – that would be fun – portofino shirts, leopard scarves – we can do it 🙂

  3. Beautygirl24
    January 16, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Beautiful and enviable looks as always Ella! I'm obsessed with those leather leggings on you. You have the perfect figure for them! I want a pair, and even tried some at express but they just didn't suit me! Maybe once I lose a few more pounds lol…

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 17, 2014 / 3:08 pm

      Thanks Noelle – I think you have a gorgeous figure – no need to lose ANY pounds! I never even tried the Express leggings on – but I'm tempted now. The H&M ones are good to experiment with, but I don't think they'll hold up well over time.I think leather leggings are definitely difficult to wear – but as long as I cover them with a longer top (i.e. covering the upper thigh area) they look instantly more flattering.

  4. Lilly Style
    January 16, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Seriously LOVE all of your outfits Ella! You look so great with your hair up, pretty! And I'm a leopard print fan for sure 😉

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks Lilly – my sister introduced me to a bun-thingy that's even easier than the sock bun, so I've been wearing it up a lot lately 🙂 I plan on posting about the bun-thingy soon – it's amazing 🙂

  5. Carylee
    January 17, 2014 / 3:24 am

    All so fabulous! Love how the slouchy sweater looks with the leather leggings! And I swear there is nothing more classic that leggings + chambray + leopard! I have that leopard scarf, and it's truly perfect!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 17, 2014 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks Carylee – I don't know what it is about Chambray and Leopard – but you're right, they go together perfectly!

  6. Lisa - respect the shoes
    January 18, 2014 / 2:52 am

    The leopard scarves are fab – great accent points!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 19, 2014 / 6:49 am

      Thanks Lisa – leopard accents make everything look better 🙂

  7. christy.
    January 19, 2014 / 6:04 am

    I love your outfits, the cowlneck sweater looks great! Yes I actually do have a white leopard-print scarf; however I really like the brown one in the picture (on the bottom)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 19, 2014 / 6:50 am

      Thanks Christy – the cowlneck sweater is so comfy – and I can't believe how discounted it was! You should definitely pick up the brown scarf if you can – it's a classic 😉

  8. Cate EC
    January 20, 2014 / 11:47 am

    Ahh your figure, you look gorgeous in all the outfits! The scarf is my favourite piece xoxo The perks of being a hipster – Victoria’s Secrets Giveaway!

    January 20, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Love all your outfits, Elle! I have the leopard scarf from Express and it's been one of my favorites in the closet. I love the plaid one from F21. Might have to get my hands on it =) Have a wonderful Monday!

  10. Julia Vedeshina
    January 20, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    looks good on you, really wintery and warm;)

  11. Beautiful Mermaids Blog
    January 21, 2014 / 12:43 am

    Love leopared. Need to get some in my closet 😉

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