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If you guys haven’t heard, Cleveland is having a renaissance of sorts. The city has been undergoing an unprecedented transformation and returning back to its booming late 19th century roots. What was once old is new again and people are flocking back into the city to take part in this exciting change. Abandoned manufacturing plants have been given new life as art galleries, high-end restaurants and yes, even residential housing. New luxury high rises are going up where “Rust Belt” ruins once stood. Construction crews can’t seem to keep up with the growing demand for urban living. It really is a fantastic time for this city and I’m very lucky to be a part of it. While it’s now really easy to capture the beautiful downtown revival, there is still a gritty, understated beauty in what Cleveland once was. I could think of no better outfit to capture that element than this mix of graphic zebra print and leather. Surrounded by garages, industrial manufacturing, and shattered glass (there may have been a bullet hole… or THREE!), I truly felt like an animal blogger in the urban wild.

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What I’m Wearing:

Zebra Sweater: ALC // Leather Shorts, old (similar) // Chelsea Boots: Topshop // Spike Necklace: Joomi Lim // Bracelet Cuff, old (similar)// Crossbody Bag: Halston Heritage

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(Photography by Shannon Ahlstrand)

XOXO,

Stella

P.S. This little post is all about turning inspiration into reality… it all started HERE!

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