Thursday, March 22, 2012

What I Wore: Creature(s) of Habit

Didn't I just write that I was not so crazy for animal prints anymore? Wrong. I do still love this skirt. It's got a great silhouette and a nice heavy cotton fabric that holds its shape. I feel good when I wear it - maybe it'll become a classic!

The H and M skirt was thrifted as-new for about $10. The shirt was also thrifted. It's by Lafayette 148, a quality brand, I later discovered. Don't you love it when that happens? This shirt confirms the good press: it's very soft woven cotton and washes/dries beautifully.

The shoes are new, by DKNYC and yes, they are animal print too. But they're my only tiger-print piece, so I'm claiming an exemption  : >


Leaf pendant from Forever 21. That's where teenagers shop.
I'm young at heart.




I think I need to assert my right to change my mind about animal prints, at any given time in the future. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

19 comments:

  1. Well you look simply SMASHING!  You just change your mind all you want....I mean, it's a woman's perogative, right?

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  2. Great find on the Lafayette 148 blouse! They can be close to $200 new for some styles! I'm still not ready to retire some of my leopard print pieces either.

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  3. Oh, I like how you are mixing up your cats here and that blouse is a stunner.  The brand is a new one on me.  I may have to investigate the brand.

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  4. love your mixing!

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  5. Work it girl! I love that skirt!

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  6. Grrrr, such  marvellous creatures, you and the ones you're wearing! Something about this... I love the mix of the shoes with the skirt. You look great in black as well as pastels. Your talons pop against that black and white backdrop.

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  7. Pam@Over50feeling40March 23, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    This whole look is fanatastic!!  I wish I could find a similat skirt...you just gave me the itch to hit thrift stores this weekend....love all of it!

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  8. Tammy @ silverstyleMarch 23, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    I love the skirt!  I too have noticed animal prints are not being shown in the trending adds.  Again, good thing I live in Indiana.  It takes about a year or more for the trend to hit so I get to wear it longer.

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  9. This animal print skirt is fabulous!  Animal print is definitely considered a neutral and you rock it lady :)

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  10. That skirt is such a classic! Love it, Patti.

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  11. Serene is correct, you do look smashing. That Lafayette 148 blouse was a lucky find. Lafayette 148 is one brand that I could easily wear anything they create. Unfortunately, it is very expensive and not in my current budget.
    I bet you got a bunch of compliments on this outfit.

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  12. I guess you protested too much ;-)

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  13. While this look might be currently "on trend," it's also quite classic, especially in these simple lines. I like it! And I must say that you demonstrate effectively how rules can be broken: I've got a "don't double-cat" rule, but your pairing of shoes and skirt here works really well.

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  14. Practical ParalegalismMarch 23, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Very good looking skirt, love the mix of animal prints. Envious of your pendant :)

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  15. Love the outfit!! It looks classic and elegent!!
    I like to shop the teenybopper stores like Forever21 for jewelry and accessories--really cute cheap stuff!!

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  16. I think this is a wonderfully classy look on you!  I really love the blouse/skirt combination; you can do a lot with accessories to dress it up, down etc. and you will always look great!

    Love, Jean
    www.drossintogold.com

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  17. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleMarch 23, 2012 at 8:39 PM

     I know, Debbi - once I looked the brand up, I saw that I could easily fill my closet with their pieces (except for that $$$ thing )  : >

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  18. Hi Patti,

    Lovely look for you
    I adore the combonition of the 2 animal print
    Have a lovely weekend!

    Ariane xxxxx

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  19. Great outfit! I love leopard print and honestly I'm not totally "over" it yet either.  I have a pair of leopard flats that I still wear all the time.  I get compliments on them too, which makes me think other women aren't over the trend either.

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