belles do it better

 i know its only mid-July, but this look feels very back to school to me.  blame it on the preppy layers and the A-line mini, this look is all about the sweatshirt!!! 
i coined this phrase because, i am after all a belle!  ok, i may not actually be a "southern belle" in the true sense of the term, but having grown up "tara belle" i consider myself an honorary belle, and who says you have to be southern to be a belle anyways??
i felt the hot pink graphic was enough pop of color for this look, so i kept everything else on a more subdued palate.  i started with the white button up underneath to add a touch of polish and paired it with this leather mini for a bit of edge.  having fallen in love with the jean jacket trend, i tied this one around my waist and laced up my leopard hi-tops for a street style vibe.  i loaded on the gold and some classic aviators to finish the look. 
"you were born an original, don't die a copy"
 
ALL IMAGES MARIE RODRIGUEZ
 
sweatshirt Bella (customized ) // collared shirt H&M // leather "hustler" mini MinkPink via styleXchange // denim jacket 7 for all Mankind // leopard hi-tops Vans // aviators Ray-Ban //
chain necklace styleXchange // watch Michael Kors