Breezy Days: My Beloved Leopard


March 14, 2012

My Beloved Leopard

I would consider myself fashionable, more of a classic/vintage soul.
Definitely not one of those haute couture fashionista types.

You know those girls I'm talking about.
The ones who have those over-the-top outfits which get you to thinkin:
"Where the heck do you even wear that?? And how much did you spend on that again?!"

Trends that I find especially scary are:
harem pants, 8-inch heels, leggings under mini-skirts, really high waisted pants, or crop tops.

Don't get me wrong, I love looking at those outfits.
 I am in constant awe at how amazing those girls look.
But gosh, it's so not for me.

Although, when I have gone out on a limb to try out a daunting new trend...
 I've actually been very pleasantly surprised.
Example-Bright lipstick, statement necklaces, and now pattern mixing. 
Once upon a time back in high school, when I was young and dumb at 15 years old...
 I had this dumb boyfriend.
Everyone has had one of those I'm sure.

He despised animal print for really no reason at all.
Thus, I never wore it.

It wasn't until I moved to college that I started my leopard print obsession.
And boy, did I go out of control.
I have now accrued: 4-5 leopard print sweaters, 2-3 pairs of leopard print flats, 2 leopard print tops, and one pair of extremely tall leopard platforms.

Leopard print matches with EVERYTHING.
Dress, Sweater, Belt: Target//Sandals: Charlotte Russe//Necklace, Charm Bracelet: Fossil//Bead Bracelets: AE.

Why it never occurred to me before to mix florals and my beloved animal print... 
heaven only knows why.
I'm sure glad I had that stroke of genius this morning, cause I'm lovin' this outfit.

What's a trend you've been dying to try?
Any trends gone wrong??

<3 Bri

P.S. I had a shout out from Messy on her blog "2 Messy", thanks for totally making my day! 
Check it out  here.


Melina said...

I am loving this mix! and I agree about the whole high fashion vs vintage/class. I'm definitely the latter.

The Caffeinated Closet

Bree said...

I love this outfit! You look awesome!

just me said...

i'm not a animal print-person, but i really like good outfits with animal prints ;) your outfit is so cute.

Unknown said...

I have a very similar leopard print Cardi, My boyfriend hates it, I think hes just jealous.... :P x

Kristina Clemens said...

Oh. Wow. I'm so with you. I'm just not extremely trendy in the least. But you, you always look of the moment without all those insanely trendy pieces. I especially love the pattern mixing you pulled off here. Very, very pretty. love those sandals too! =)
Kristina J.

Annie said...

LOVE your pattern mixing! And totally agree - leopard goes with everything :)

The Other Side of Gray

Halie Renee said...

I definitely like the mix of patterns - I don't think I'm that brave. But it looks cute on you! And I LOVE that dress. I want it.

Jenna // The Life of the Wife said...

I haven't tried (nor will I ever) wear high-waist pants or harem pants. Ummm no! :)

You look super adorable though! How do you look cute ALL the dang time!?


Grace Wainwright said...

I agree! Your pattern mixing rocks though! Give me some of that talent!

A Southern Drawl