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MNG by MANGO Mission: Amsterdam Dame

In just a few short days, I'll be leaving for Barcelona, Spain, along with 9 of my fellow fashion bloggers to tour the MNG by MANGO headquarters - I can't believe it's really happening! To prep for our voyage, we've created looks inspired by London, Milan, and Paris.

This week's challenge? Create a look inspired by a favorite landmark in your hometown.

The landmark I selected in my hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, is the beautiful Beineke library. When out-of-town guests visit, it's always one of the first places I take them.

Beineke is not only unique and imposing from the outside, but the interior is equally awe-inspiring - sunlight filters through the translucent marble "windows" creating the most otherworldly glow.

For my look, I paired a MNG by MANGO leopard print cardigan with an Old Navy pencil skirt and new shoeties from Sole Society. Realizing I needed some color, I reached for my orange leather tote bag (c/o Banana Republic) and BaubleBar enamel bangle.

While leopard print and libraries might seem incongruent, what I was really going for with my look was a modern silhouette that would play off the cool geometric angles of the Beineke building. There's something rigid yet organic about the design, and hopefully that came across in my inspired-by look, too. What do you think?

Find the latest fall styles from MNG by MANGO, sold exclusively at jcpenney stores and online at jcpenney/MNG.

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Disclosure: This campaign is produced by Style Coalition and sponsored by jcpenney.

Love this look on you - totally something I would wear...especially fond of those shoes!
#1 Penny Pincher Fashion (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 07:07 (Reply)
The tote is the perfect finishing touch!
#2 Sally (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 07:35 (Reply)
I love this ensemble and I see the connection to the building!
#3 Allie (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 07:49 (Reply)
This is my favorite look so far! I love that cardigan buttoned up and worn as a shirt, great combo.
#4 jessica (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 08:46 (Reply)
Love love it!! Especially the bag!!
#5 Lindsey (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 09:08 (Reply)
I've been enjoying this Mango project, this has been my fave! So chic!

Cess O.
The Outfit Diaries
#5.1 CessOviedo (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 09:21 (Reply)
Oh the shoes! LOVE!

Great look.
#6 TaraIsabelle (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 10:24 (Reply)
I think this is my favourite look of yours so far in this Mango challenge!
#7 Anna @ The Guiltless Life (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 12:10 (Reply)
Loooove this look. I am an animal print lover. You look so hot and I love the orange bag with it. I am enjoying all your outfit posts.
#8 Alissa (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 16:06 (Reply)
So Hot! I love it, you're killing these missions!
#9 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2011-10-12 18:15 (Reply)
You look FANTASTIC in this!
#10 My Dressy Ways (Homepage) on 2011-10-13 14:38 (Reply)
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