I apologize for the ghost white face; my extremely light complexion does not mix with a flash! :)
What I loved about this outfit was that it was a fun print that allowed for a pop of color and made me feel super sexy and confident! The dress is a leopard print, knee-length piece from Old Navy (size 20) that I purchased off a friend for $2.00. This dress has a drawstring tie at the waist that you can adjust for different amounts of definition based on your shape. I thought that was a nice touch. The red blazer is the one from Dress Barn (size 18, bought at Goodwill) featured in a previous OOTD post. I accessorized the dress with a black cinch belt for added definition, and a purple and green cameo necklace that was made for me to wear on my wedding day last November.
I am also wearing black Hanes Just My Size footless tights from Wal-Mart. The boots are a little hard to see, but they are six-inch, black ankle boots with a two-inch platform. I LOVE these things! They are way more comfortable than they look, and my calves get a workout in the process.
Underneath the dress, I wore the Spanx Simplicity Open-Bust Body Suit from Lane Bryant in black(size 2x) to help smooth out all the lumps and bumps. I just recently purchased this shapewear because my trusty shapewear shorts (brand unknown because I've had them for at least 8 years) finally tore a hole in them from wearing them so much. I have to say, I do like the body suit. I probably wouldn't wear it all day, but it is comfortable enough for a night out. I put it on around 3pm and when I took it off when I got home around 1am, I had a couple of tender spots on my shoulders from the straps, but nothing too harsh like other shapewear I've tried. It is a bit pricy at $88, but if it lasts as long as my favorite shorts did, then I don't mind it. It helps me to feel more confident in my appearance, knowing I have that smoothing quality underneath a dress.
Overall, this is probably my favorite dress now. What do you think?