Thursday, September 27, 2012

June Wears Leopard



I feel a bit like June Cleaver in this dress.  Of course, in my version, June wears leopard:



But, just a touch; like a leopard belt.  Just enough to prove she’s edgy and can do more than make meatloaf.

Of course, I don’t make meatloaf, or anything really, and I didn’t add the belt for edginess.  I added it because I’ve decided that pairing leopard with polka dots is my thing.  Well, one of my things.  Other things that are my thing include pairing leopard with green, owning too many coats and gesturing a LOT when I talk.  

Here’s an example of that last thing:

I think I was demonstrating that my hair was slightly better now.  Maybe.

This is actually what the majority of my photos look like on any given day.  I’m always flailing about with my hands or using them to demonstrate just how small something is.

But, I digress.  So, yes, today I did my thing and wore my polka dot dress (Coldwater Creek, thrifted) and I did pair it with a leopard belt (thrifted?).  I also added yellow platforms (Franco Sarto “Fylan” via Nordstrom Rack) and some bangles:


Is it the most fashion-forward outfit ever?  No.  But, it makes me feel as though I could slap an apron on and make something if need be.  Therefore, it gets full points for inducing delusions of domestic grandeur.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

24 comments:

  1. Oooh I like your leopard with polka dots thing, it looks great! Polka dot dresses are the best. I also fully endorse pairing leopard with green; I have a crazy, acid green leopard print dress that I love.

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  2. Your commentary just kills me!

    Love your pattern mixing!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  3. Seriously loving the polka dots with leopard print. Unexpected, and in an awesome way. I'm glad it's your thing. :)

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  4. Love your gesturing picture! Your writing is so much fun - I look forward to all your posts. And this dress is simply terrific.

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  5. I need to try this leopard and polka dots thing. Cause it is working like crazy on you! Also June Cleaver dresses are my favorites... yet I own none. This is silly.

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  6. You do not look at all domesticated, but you definitely look like you belong some place glamorous, like France.

    I'm glad you explained the hand gesture :P

    But now I want meat loaf. Mom? Anyone?

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  7. i love polka dots <3

    xo

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  8. Such a classic look! Love the yellow sandal mixed in with the leopard and polka dots!

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  9. That lovely smile is so contagious. Your workmates must be really happy having you around. I think I've seen you wear those shoes before. That is one of my favorite shoes that you wear. Love the leopard belt. RAWR!

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  10. You look amazing, your colour combo really works, yellow shoes and blue dress.

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  11. Leopard enhancies everything!! love it with polka dots!!
    It's not like you're swanning around in a polyester leopard caftan ala Mrs. Roper!!
    although now that I think of it that might be AWESOME!!

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  12. This reminds me of my granny when she was young and so very pretty. She would have done the leopard thing, if only she´d thought of it. And she made a killer meatloaf. It´s the easiest thing to do, really. I must do it this weekend, yum!

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  13. I wish I had your teeth. No, not YOUR teeth! I mean, teeth as pretty and white as yours. I'm not crazy. :)

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  14. Aw, I love it! June was one cool lady that's for certain but she definitely has nothing on you :) I think the combo of the polka dots and leopard is quite brilliant and I would never have though to combine these two prints in a million years. Happy weekend Gracey!

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  15. Gracey i love your blog. You have a great style. You've always been so beautiful!
    Love, your cousin michelle in california

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    1. Cousin Michelle! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It was so good to hear from you!!!

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  16. Polka dots, leopard print, AND mustard? Yes, please. How did you manage to roll all my favorite things into one outfit? And so stylishly too? You are a genius, lady.

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  17. the polka dots with leopard print is perfect! and I love how you smile so brightly for these pictures, it's super cute :) I'm a new follower!

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  18. Oh I love your story telling ... and photos ... and your June Cleaver dress with the animal print belt ... totally rocks.

    But most of all, I just love the dress ... its so classic and feminine. You look fabulous Gracey.

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  19. That dress is really retro cute. It kind of reminds me of something Lucille Ball would wear, and that is a complement! :)

    Julia

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  20. Gracey, you've made a June Cleaver dress totally glamorous and just wicked enough! I was going to say how lovely your hairstyle is, and your "this much" photo is so awesome I just about fell over. I am a big fan of outfits that suggest multitudes of competence! Nicely done!

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  21. Mixing polka dots and leopard print never occurred to me, but now I wonder why, because it looks so great on you.

    Also, the finger gesture reminds me of the "I'm crushing your head!" skit from Kids in the Hall. And thus, I date myself. :)

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  22. well done June, ahh Gracey :) Love the dots on you in any way and that dress is amazing, so thumbs up!

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  23. hehe it is very June Cleaver but love that you kept it edgy :)

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