Monday, March 21, 2011

I Like Orange An Ocelot

Daily Outfit, 3/21/11

Something about this shirt invites puns like no other.  I resisted last time, but no more.

I’m sad this outfit didn’t photograph very well, because I really liked it in person.  Suffice it to say it didn’t look (at least I don’t think it did) as lumpy and dumpy in person as it does in the photographs.  And no, I didn't realize my waistline was uneven until it was too late.

I like pairing animal print with brights; for me it’s more fun than pairing it with black.  I know it’s not for everyone and neither is orange (in spite of my best efforts), but for me, orange and ocelot are just perfect together.  So, today, I paired my ocelot blouse (Matty M via Nordstrom) with my orange jersey skirt (Banana Republic), cream “footless” tights (v. old), studded belt (Michael Michael Kors via Nordstrom), angel wing earrings (Albert St. vendor) and riding boots (Born Crown via Nordstrom).

How do you pair your animal print?  Do you like it paired with brights?  With other prints?  Or do you go the more classic route?

Happy Monday, All!



  1. I'm so glad you decided not to cheat-ah us out of your pun-y inclinations.

  2. Good thing I'm pun-immune! I don't know what this lumpy and dumpy business you see is about -- you look fabulous and I totally love that skirt. The colour looks terrific on you!

  3. I love this look!!! It's so fierce. Haha! I think animal print and bright colors go well together. And yes, you are kreativ and versatile. :)

  4. @Katie - I laughed so hard when I read this comment - I knew you'd support me on the puns!

    @Millie - Thanks, Millie! And yes, it's a good thing you're pun-immune because between Katie and I, I think there may be quite a few.

    @GretchTM - Thanks, Gretchen! I really liked it too!

  5. This is a great outfit, I love the animal print paired with the orange!! I didn't even notice the uneven waist until you mentioned it, haha!

  6. Orange you glad you wore that today? It's such a happy-looking outfit.

  7. @Ana-Better in Sepia - Thanks, Ana; I probably shouldn't have even mentioned the waistband but I laughed when I saw it! It's so me to run around with an uneven waist.

    @Sue - lol. I'm very glad I wore this today - it is definitely happy.

  8. gorgeous i love that BRIGHT orange and the boots look great with them! i think your style keeps getting better :)

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  9. I think this look great and I give you kudos for the puns. I love a good pun. I have a very similar pair of earrings!

  10. I love puns, so definitely don't hold back on those!

    I think this outfit photographed very well. I actually don't own animal prints, but I like seeing them with color over neutral. They seem to pair really well with jewel tones and other brights.

  11. Every time you wear orange, I'm like "dang, she looks GREAT in orange". So sorry if I keep leaving relatively the same comment. But it's true! This skirt is fab!

  12. I love the idea of animal prints with brights, you pull it off so well. The uneven waistline just keeps it real, sister! I find that I look for overall impact instead of perfection with my pix, what else can we do without stylists and professional photographers? Lol! You look beautiful and radiant, as always:)

    The House in the Clouds

  13. @Steffy - As much as I'm ready for spring and summer, I'm going to miss not being able to wear these boots constantly. I like to think they go with everything!

    @Allison - thank you, Allison! I love these earrings - they had two sizes and of course I had to get the bigger ones! :D

    @Anne - What, no animal prints?!! You're totally missing out!

    @Jilliebeanie - lol. It's okay, Jill. I do wear a lot of orange - so I like to know you think I look great in it!

    @Fabienne - Yes! That's going to be my excuse from now on - that I'm just keepin' it real!

  14. I love this skirt! The color and the fabric!

  15. @Terri - thank you, Terri! The fabric took me a little while to style, but now I love it.

  16. I love the animal print with the orange and those earrings are awesome!!

  17. @Emmy - I'm telling you, Em, orange goes with everything. And these earrings are definitely some of my favorites.

    @tinyjunco - Thank you, Steph!!


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