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Monday, 13 August 2012

the leopard touch

I have never been a huge fan of leopard print growing up, perhaps because as a product of the late 80's and a full decade of the 90's, it represents a sort of gotti-ness or tacki-ness that came along with chunky gold accessories and over the top make-up. In a nut shell it reminds me of Fran Drescher from the Nanny:

But as of lately the print is making a comeback, and I wont lie, I'm quite liking the touch it gives when matched properly.
Giambattista Valli, Resort 2012

I found the print to be very workable (there will be a part 2 to this blog post!), especially with bright colours and even like them as leggings (which, I normally hate printed leggings). 

Collared shirt- Forever 21
Leopard dress- Sirens
Maroon tee- I love H81
Boots- Aldo

I paired this leopard print tank-top dress with an absurdly loud orange collared crop top, subduing it with the maroon tee so it didnt yell "bright orange!" and "leopard print!" all together.

Although I do wish now that I had worn sheer tights instead of black leggings and accessorized, this is still one of my favourite outfits for the summer! What do you all think?




  1. Love the way you've layered it all! the tee, the shirt, the dress...with the hint of bright orange...very chic! :)

  2. Amazing look, dear~ Love the colors and details that look good on you~!)
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  3. love it! <3

    thanks for your comment hun,it means a lot to me :)

  4. Hi :)
    I've never seen maroon with leopard before - its so pretty !
    PS: Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog - I'm following you :)

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  5. I am definitely a fan of touches of animal print. Love this skirt!

  6. Love the small amount of leopard you're wearing! So cute!!! And thanks for the blog comment!
    A's Fashion Files

  7. I love leopard touches. You look great!

    - Victoria

  8. ahahha I LOVE the reference to Fran, hilarious! And SO true!
    I adore leopard print though, I wear it all the time - I think its kind of a fun print to play with and mix and match!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  9. I think this look is cute! I totally LOLed when I saw the photo of The Nanny...haha. I forgot about that show. =) I used to have an aversion to leopard too for similar reasons...but a lot of what I used to not like...I have grown to like and even love! How funny...

  10. haha..I used to love seeing women with really dark (black) hair, wearing leopard and gold jewelry when I was a kid and I always wanted to be one of those..and I guess I am now hahaha

  11. love the leopard - great blog!

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    Xo Megan

  12. You look Stunning..Love the complete ensemble!!
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  13. Leopard prints!!! how I love them!!! xxx

  14. I'm liking the leopard toned down with the colors – great look!

    Sea and Swank

  15. I love this leopard skirt

  16. I love the leopard skirt. This is a perfect summer to fall outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. I don't like leopard print either but in your outfit it looks great! When there's not too much leopard it can look awesome!
    xx Luna

  18. I used to hate Leopard, but now I cant get enough!

  19. Leopard is great when used well--too much leopard or too many colors in the print makes it cheap. You did a great job giving it a classier edge. I love it. (:

  20. love the layered top! and leopard can definitely be a fine line between nice and a little gaudy depending on how it is printed


  21. I'm right there with you! I used to really not like leopard! Now I'm loving the pops of leopard I'm seeing! Cute look!


  22. Lovely!

  23. this is actually one of my favorite prints!! ^^ especially when it's combined subtly, & here on you it looks perfect!!! :)

    with love, veronika from


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