2010-08-10

Double Double

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Skirt? Joe Fresh
Shirt? Zara
Boots? Aldo
Purse? Vintage and thrifted


I put my brave face on to wear this. I live in a city where most inhabitants would think that 'pattern mixing' is a quilting term and I wore this. Once again I will be accepting virtual high fives for the next few days.
This outfit is for Nadine. She has been one of my most faithful readers who has followed me for a very long time. In the most non cheesy way possible, I want to say thank-you to everyone who stops by. Sometimes I feel like a butthead (such eloquence) about not being able to comment and respond to everyone, but I have to remember that as it stands now, my blog is my hobby; something I do in my spare time and sometimes there is no time to spare. But thank-you so, so much for every one's kindness over the last year and a half. Matt has been fired from his job as official complimenter, as you guys do it so well.
But back to Nadine... In the spring I wore double lace and I wrote about how I asked Matt what the next outfit challenge should be and he said double leopard. My next outfit post featured no double leopard and Nadine commented that she was expecting it. My heart broke because I let Nadine down (it's no secret I'm sensitive). Since then I've been trying to concoct the perfect animal print extravaganza. I thought pairing these shoes and this belt was too easy but there wasn't a lot of other options as I had just done a closet purge and gotten rid of a lot of my leopard stuff and given it to my sister-in-law because she just turned 40. And 40 year olds and leopard print go together like chocolate and peanut butter and marsh mellows and graham crackers. Ha! I'm kidding... Just trying to get her going... Did it work? xox
I purchased this shirt from Zara sale time (the only time for me...) and when I saw this skirt at Joe Fresh, I thought 'maybe I can'. And so I did. It may be all wrong but for some reason it felt kinda right. Thanks Nadine for making me push it a little further!

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37 comments :

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love it! Tres bold pattern mixing but totally paid off. You are chic.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
August giveaway

Nadine said...

Thank you darling! Mwah mwah mwah!

I had actually forgotten all about this until I saw it now - it's totes awesome and I may just have to copy this look for the Bon Jovi concert in December! Hahahaha! (Not really.)

I totally get that your blog is a spare-time activity - my one is SO spare-time I don't even include any text! I save my wit & wisdom for commenting on other people's blogs.

(I am SO totally tickled to death by this . . . )

Jodi said...

LOVE it. I love animal print and that you are courageous enough to wear it together like this is too awesome!!!

Kendi Lea said...

meow.

Frances Joy said...

Your outfit made me gasp. In a good way of course. Love it!

Second Skin said...

I picked the perfect post to come over to say hi and admit that I feel like a super big butt head for not doing it more often. You are just cool as freaking hell lady. My thrifting soul sister. I have never seen double leopard done so well before. it actually looks RIGHT. And I know the guts it takes to walk around like that in a quilting old fogey town! Guts and pure confidence! You are my hero!

Jade said...

Love!!! Recently just found your blog and I'm in love. (will be directly copying the dress with a knot at the end tomorrow.)

five foot something said...

In the most unconventional way, I think your leopard print on leopard print works. It's still a bit noticeable though. I bet all of Hamilton was just staring, haha. Good job though.

- Patricia
fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

Fashion Butter said...
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Fashion Butter said...

Okay, this outfit is perfection!

In addition to being the crazy sequins lady at the bridge table, you may also be the crazy leopard lady. Better yet, the crazy sequin, leopard lady.

Alex said...

Virtual high fives indeed. It looks great together. Not something I'd ever think of mixing but that's why you're you and I'm boring old me!

Half Dressed said...

Well done on managing your challenge! I think it looks great!

L x

Half Dressed

Rachel said...

Time to get our butts down to liquid kitty. All the cougars would absolutely die for that outfit! No but seriously - it works soooo well! I LOVE it! Way to pull it off - of course you can!

Christina said...

Well done. Not over too over the top. If you don't focus on the print and just look at the colors this goes so well together anyways.

20 York Street said...

What can I say? It's perfect! Maybe I should send you my cougar print pumps! =)

Shauna said...

Lol Jen! Like Rachel said we should go to Liquid Kitty and see if the cougar outfits work :-)

Jilliebeanie said...

This is me giving you a virtual high five - !5!

Love this look!

Kara said...

Very bold patterning woman and you totally pull it off!! awesome! high-five coming your way! ;)

xo

Em said...

So at first I wasnt sure, but then I looked again and now I kinda think I love it. i think because the patterns are similar in "spot size" <-[sounds weird but I'm going with it] it works.
Sometimes we just have to throw caution to the wind and DO IT.

P.s. I keep leaving you long ass comments and they get errors and im too lazy to rewrite... soooo yeah. the end. im logging in with my gmail address and not my wordpress from now on.

Emily

Melissa said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

This works, this totally works!

You are absolutely rocking the double leopard!

I'm way too chicken to try this but you look fabulous!!!

Sal said...

A brave and brilliant dose of double-leopard. Nadine rocks for pushing your stylistic boundaries!

KellyBean said...

Wow! This definitely merits a high five.

允黃淑 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

Memphis Steve said...

Maybe it's just me, but I can't see a single photo. Your flickr photos appear to all be set to private and I can't view a single one. Then again, I'm new here and perhaps that's intentional. I don't know, but I thought I'd mention it.

Memphis Steve said...

My bad, I think my employer is somehow blocking them without showing any sort of notification to let me know what the heck is going on. Sorry for the confusion.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

100% right, I totally love it. I love the colour contrast between the two but the matching pattern.

So, what's the next challenge? Or are you having a break?

La Historiadora de Moda said...

My brain just exploded from the pattern mixing awesomeness of this outfit!

Olya said...

I love your style, girl!!!
xoxo, Olya

come check out my blog! I would love to have you as one of the followers!!! You are awsome!!!

xoxo, Olya
www.theate-olya.blogspot.com

barefootandvintage said...

i could never. you are simply amazing.

Glitter Scrubs said...

Double leopard all the way across the sky!! what does it meeeean?! hahah oh this is only funny if you've seen the youtube video and if you haven't then you must or else I'll just sound like drugs are my part-time job.
Of COURSE only you could make double leopard work and look friggin fantastic doing it too! So does this mean you're taking outfit requests now?! Hmmmm!

cocojones said...

LOVE IT! This might be considered daring, but it definitely works with the cute bag and very chic ankle boots. This is now a look I wouldn't rule out (prob would've considered 'double leopard' a bit crazy-lady if I hadn't seen this!), Thanks for the inspiration :)

Fancy Pants said...

this. is. fierce!

love it.
--Katie

brooke said...

i love-love-love this leopard-on-leopard look!

www.keepfashion.wordpress.com

April said...

i'm amazing and jealous and about to walk out the door to go find some leopard on leopard for myself!

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。..................................................

Becca said...

Virtual high five coming your way. I love the ballsy mix of double animal print. Personally, I can't get enough leopard. I'm still kicking myself for not buying a leopard faux fur coat I fell in love with last year!

what i would have worn... said...

Love love love it. It totally works. You definitely need to do this again sometime.