Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Leopard

This week, I planned all my outfits out on Saturday. My planning consists of looking around my closet, thinking, "I haven't worn this in a while," then pulling out a top, the shoes, the skirt and one accessory to give me a springboard for the full outfit. 
With this outfit, I grabbed the leopard skirt - it's one of my favourite skirts and I think it's a classic for any woman's wardrobe. And yet, gee, I haven't worn it since way back in February, here for Pink Shirt Day.
I like pairing unusual colours with leopard, and I don't think I've ever matched it with this mustard yellow. I usually wear this top as a layering piece under a jacket, but it's been lovely and hot the last week, and I'm taking advantage of it. I last wore it here in April (way, way down at the bottom of that long post), under my orange leather jacket.
I had forgotten that the waistband of this skirt is too big, so I futzed with getting the obi layered over it all day. Annoying.

The stuff:
I know! I didn't wear the new blue shoes! But I will tomorrow, I promise.

These are my lovely brown  leather Mary-Janes that I last wore here with my Edwardian ensemble in May.

Bling things:
Vintage 60s choker, homegrown vintage earrings from the 90s, a modern ring and a junky ring that I'm going to get rid of.

Blouse (INC, thrifted), skirt (Club Monaco), obi (local), shoes (Nine West, thrifted), choker (vintage 60s, Mom's), earrings (vintage 90s, LA Express), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), ring (Fossil).

16 comments:

  1. totally cute tee! I've been trying to make note of what I haven't worn yet this summer before the weather does decide to turn. Can't believe it's already July.

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  2. I'm a total hypocrite, but Sheila, get that skirt tailored! It's the perfect Sheila skirt, and you shouldn't have to futz with it! It looks fabulous in this outfit with all your futzing!

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    1. You totally know I am not going to do that! :) I'll just make sure I don't have anything tucked into it.

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  3. I learned, almost by accident, that yellow works wonderfully with leopard. You demonstrate that here.

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  4. Leopard looks good with almost anything, doesn't it? I like the mustard and burgundy together - a perfect trio.

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  5. Love the leopard and yellow together! I like your way of picking outfits too, it ensure you rotate through more of your wardrobe. I really should try something like that, get more wear out of what I own.

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  6. Mustard is such a versatile colour - it goes perfectly with the skirt :)

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  7. love the leopard! It truly goes with everything. you look fab.

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  8. LOVE this outfit!! The color combo is so unique--gives me ideas on wear to go with my leopard skirt!!

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  9. It's interesting to learn the thinking process of how you decide what to wear.
    So, do you rely on memory for this - or do you use your blog to check when was the last time you wore something ?
    BTW I really like that skirt.

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    1. Yes, it's purely by memory, although because I blog, I do (mostly) remember the last time I wore an item.

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  10. YES! Yellow and leopard - I love it!! Definite inspiration here for a future outfit based on some pieces I have. Very nice!

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  11. I like leopard print with any colour, and have worn it with mustard myself, I think it's a great combination. xxx

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  12. Leopard and mustard sing to each other. I like it. And it's interesting to hear how you are currently putting together your outfits. I have some gems I am not wearing that I will dig out...

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