Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Lesson in Leopard

When it comes to leopard, a little bit is just enough.  It's one of those prints that must be handled with caution to avoid looking cheap.  I remember in middle school my friend had an annual themed slumber party for her birthday and one year we were supposed to wear hats. I talked my mom into buying me this outrageous leopard hat and matching leopard bag because I think I wanted to be like Fran Drescher on the TV show, The Nanny. (If you have never seen the show it's where leopard went to die!) I don't know what I was thinking! It was definitely too much and since then I think I have always had an aversion to the fabric.

Now that I am older and more mature, I am able to wear my leopard responsibly and not go overboard. A blouse, a bag or just a touch of leopard in your shoes is just the right dose and can add the perfect, sophisticated finishing touch to any outfit. I suppose these are the lessons we learn as we get older and wiser about fashion!










Shirt: LOFT leopard tasseled shell here
Skirt: LOFT pleated lady skirt here
Shoes: kate spade "Jaylee" pumps here
Bag: Channel Jumbo Flap
Necklace: J. Crew
Sunglasses: Prada

10 comments:

  1. I agree, leopard in small doses is perfect! Your leopard top is perfect styled with the light blue skirt! Such a pretty look! Thank you for linking up with Thursday Fashion Files!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. I am a big fan of leopard as well! Somehow it can make every outfit more interesting! I love the necklace your are wearing, So colorful but still very chic!

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

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  3. Yes a little leopard is perfect and snow leopard always comes across even more subtle to me. Great look as always! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  4. That light blue looks so stunning with that print! Love it! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. I like leopard more as an accessory, but I have been wanting a leopard blouse. I love how you styled this leopard blouse with mint, it is SO, so pretty... and I would have never thought to style it with that color.

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  6. Absolutely LOVE the combination of white leopard with this beautiful pale blue skirt!! You are totally rocking this outfit..I am absolutely lusting after that skirt!!

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  7. Beautiful look and what a funny story!! I remember watching The Nanny and Fran's annoying voice but not the leopard over load.This is leopard done right. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  8. That is one killer statement necklace! Love!

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  9. I completely agree! It can easily overwhelm. Loved how you styled it with the powder blue skirt - so fab!

    By the way, I have a new post and giveaway on my blog. I'd love for you to swing by:

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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