Friday, January 14, 2022

Fancy Friday: Brown and Triple Leopard (and One Ocelot)

Happy Friday, my friends! I'm going to be brief, as I want to go hang out with L and Vizzini.
Today's Fancy Friday features this new-to-me leopard top. Going forward, it will be more of a layering piece, but for this outfit, it's the star! 

  • Leather jacket (sans lining) - Boss by Hugo Boss, consignment; last worn here in September 2021 on a Mom-Day Adventure
  • Top - Gilmour, consignment; purchased here (new with tags!) for $12.00
  • Skirt - Gunex, thrifted; last worn and Flashbacked here (3rd outfit) in November 2020 with pink angora
  • Shoes - Banana Republic, consignment; last seen here in October 2021 with gold pleats
  • Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last worn here in December 2021

Aside from the pattern, the top is a basic thin long-sleeved turtleneck. I liked the feel of the fabric, very soft. 
I was happy to get another wearing in of my "bark" skirt. This is its 17th outfit! 

I know, I noted that my brown velvet blazer the other day was my Best Brown Blazer...and yet, here I am with another brown blazer. Tsk.
We could say it's the Best Brown Leather Blazer...And this is how you end up with a massive wardrobe! A bit of my full coral vintage slip is showing there. 

Masked up:
I have three different leopard masks - this one is lighter tones. I have a mid-brown one, and a darker brown as well. There are different leopards! 

Outerwear:
I may not have a winter leopard coat (I have a spring/fall one!) but I do have the Unsafe Ocelot! It's so cozy and warm. 

Accoutrements:
Just the unusual suspects. 

  • Scarf - Pierre Cardin, vintage 70s, thrifted
  • Leather gloves - thrifted
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff:
I'm still on the lookout for the Best Leopard Shoes - I don't like this loafer front on me, but I do love the block heel. If these had a scoop vamp, I'd be thrilled. As it is, I am merely content. 

Brown and gold bling: 
So many classy names: Fendi, Givenchy...and fake Gucci.

  • Belt - Fendi, thrifted; last worn here in December 2021
  • Necklace - Givenchy, vintage 80s, vintage fair
  • Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
  • Gold chain - vintage 80s, Grandma J's
  • Bracelet - fake Gucci, gift from Mom and Dad, early 90s, Italy
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Brass brutalist ring - vintage 70s, antique mall 

Have a good weekend, my friends. I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure!

26 comments:

  1. The unsafe ocelot coat is gorgeous! I love how you are constantly combining different elements to create such fabulous outfits. That belt really makes a statement, too!

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    1. Thanks, Marsha! yup, I love mixing things up and creating outfits - I've been shopping my closet a lot more the last 2 years.

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  2. I love all the leopard elements in this look. The top, the shoes, the mask and the coat. Leopard is such a gorgeous blazer. I also love your brown leather blazer. Very pretty styling altogether. I don't have a leather blazer, maybe I should look for one- I'd be happy to find it in any colour. Brown is a good choice with leopard.
    P.S. Love the slip!

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    1. Thank you, Ivana! I adore leather anything - this blazer is great quality too. Thanks!

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  3. I'm always happy to see the Unsafe Ocelot! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend! xxx

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  4. I mentioned today on Instagram that I don't have any leopard print shoes! How is that possible Sheila?? Lol. Love that coat, its magnificent! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. What? How is that possible, Nancy!? Get on that! ;-P

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  5. Lovely! Love all the animal prints including the unsafe Ocelot!
    xxx

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  6. Fantastic outfit, Sheila. The bark skirt, best brown leather jacket and new-to-you leather top are a match made in heaven, and I always love seeing that amazing belt. Most of all, I love the mix of animal print, which really makes my heart sing! Have a fab weekend Sheila! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann. I enjoyed piling on the leopard (and ocelot).

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  7. You Rock Leopard (and Ocelot!). Those mixed textures and shades of brown are so fab!, and the massive belt and cool scarf too!, so elegant!
    besos

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  8. Are you saying you'd rather spend time with your hubby and cat instead of us?! *pout*

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  9. I found a really nice leopard print faux fur coat at a thrift store yesterday. It's a trapeze shape and shorter than your unsafe Ocelot. I've always wanted one and as we have been having an extreme cold spell it will definitely get worn soon.

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  10. I like the brown and leopard together and I completely see the need for two awesome brown blazers in your wardrobe - as you pointed out they are very different fabrics and you are not someone who keeps around a lot of pieces if they don't work for you - I try to remember your eagerness to let things go when they aren't working if I'm debating a piece staying in my wardrobe. Definitely a work in progress for me though, haha!

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    1. It's a stretch, but I do love the velvet one AND the leather one, Mica! if I have to really think about it, it usually means "let it go."

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  11. There are belts and then there are head-turningly fabulous statement belts. This rich caramelly-cognac hued beauty falls squarely into the latter camp and adds such a great hit of pizzazz to an already marvelous ensemble, my dear friend.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. Yes, this is one of my treasured belts - Fendi, so classy! Thank you!

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