Swingy leopard print top + thoughts on the new animal print for the season

 

Leopard print is always in. I feel like it’s a classic that never goes out of style. But even leopard print can come back in a whole new way. Like, for instance, this red pleated swingy animal print top from H&M. How fun is this? Sooo fun. Lightweight and breezy and super fun to twirl. Yes. If it is a good outfit to twirl in, I twirl. Even if it’s just a top that’s twirly and not a dress or skirt.

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Red pleated leopard print top, here. Black velvet shorts, old, similar here. Rose gold clutch purse, similar here. Black cat eye sunglasses, similar here. Rose gold tassel necklace, similar, here. Circle earrings, similar, here. Sketchers floral sneakers, here.

And if the music is good, we dance…

Other animal prints I’m loving and have my eyes on are: zebra print and Dalmatian print. I’m seeing them online when I’m browsing websites. I like them both and hope they both come in this season. Usually there’s only one animal print other than leopard that’s in at a time. I still don’t think tiger print is going to make it big just yet. I wrote about that, here.

Which one are you rooting for? Are you still riding the snakeskin wave from last winter, or are you ready for a new animal print to make a comeback? Maybe we should come up with a different one altogether. Like color changing lizard skin. Haha. I’m all for a color-changing fabric. Is that invented yet? If so, please send my way…

As always, thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog

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Tweed two ways

Going into the new year, I’m still loving the tweed trend. The only tweed I don’t like is when there are colors I don’t like in the pattern. This blue tweed jacket is becoming a staple piece in my wardrobe. I wore it here one way. Today I’m going to show you how I styled it another way.

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

Tweed jacket & black boots, Shop Girl Consignment, metallic black floral top, Ross, black fluffy scarf, given to me, black cat eye sunglasses, Rue 21, disco ball earrings, old, Ann Taylor Loft, black pleated bow skirt, old, Ann Taylor Loft

My son found this wonderful bridge to take photos at. This time of year it’s a bit shady and cool in this spot but it looked like there was a park nearby that would be nice to visit on a warm sunny day.

Please tell me warm sunny days are coming soon! It is rainy and miserable in Oregon right now. But we had sun a few days ago, and I know it will return! The only problem is that when it returns it get really cold and windy out. I still think I’d rather have the sun than rain right now.

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

 

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + pave ball earrings

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + glitter tights

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + glitter tights

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglassesTweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

 

So, this time I wore the tweed with a cute pleated skirt from the Loft, black boots with a cute chain detail, sparkly tights – because you know I love me a little bit of sparkle! On the top I had a metallic top with a rose pattern, the blue tweed jacket, black cat eye sunglasses and metallic pave ball drop earrings. A fun look you could wear to the office, to church, or for a day on the town.

 

Blue tweed jacket, shiny pants, black top, metallic flats and purple sunglasses

Here is a photo of how I styled the tweed before. I do love those shiny pants. So wonderful!

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