11.16.2014

Channeling Leopard

I wouldn't say that I'm not a fan of leopard...because in all actuality, I am. I just prefer not to wear too much of it. In my opinion, leopard, or any type of animal print is one of those prints that everyone cannot pull-off flawlessly. I'm one of those persons. However, when done in moderation, I find wearing leopard to be succinct to my overall style. What does that say about me? Perhaps that I'm daring but with the contingency to be more behind the scenes. Or, that I find power in being understated rather than having that "in your face" way of presenting myself. I know that my semi-warm reaction to the leopard print will make me an antithesis for some, but please, let me reiterate - I do like leopard. I just like it in small doses...especially on myself. Understand?

For today's look, I decided to use my sunnies as my inspiration. While my sunglasses provide a touch of the print, I'm allowing the color scheme of my ensemble to assist me on my quest in channeling leopard. In my outfit I feel confident and strong all while keeping the subtlety that relates to Glenda.     


Today's Look - Scuba Flair Skirt: Loft; Leopard Trim Round Glasses: Loft; Sparkle Boot Socks: Loft; Loop Sweater: Anthropologie (from seasons back); Olivia Cross-body bag: Charming Charlie; Mainstay Booties: Nine West (available HERE); Polish is Claire by Zoya. Horseshoe Bracelet: Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Los Angeles.
 







So tell me, what are your thoughts on leopard and other animal prints? Do you like to go bold with these prints, or do you prefer to keep it more subtle? Have a roaring good week {wink}

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20 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous, elegant yet playful look! Love love love it on you! The sweater is wonderful. I wear animal print, though not very often. Love it subtle like yours here and over-the-top like one recent look at Advanced Style, and anything in between. I guess for me, it just has to be the right mood for it. :) xxx

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    1. I can't believe I had forgotten about this sweater. When I pulled out my sweaters from storage, it was as if I had seen it for the very first time. Thank you Natalia! I admire persons who can wear animal print and look fabulous. For myself, the smaller the amount the better. You look great in just about any print :)

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  2. You got amazing legs,girl! I am so jealous you can wear those shoes. I have become more and more subtle with my animal print...but still wear some!

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    1. Thank you Pam! It has been in recent months, since doing the HIIT workouts that the shape in my legs has really developed. I tend to like leopard as accessories. I guess I'm not bold enough to wear it as a garment.

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  3. Awesome pictures, such a lovely blog

    http://abdelkhalekleblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. Glenda,
    Yes, I see you have tamed the animal, and let Glenda shine through! I love this school girl look with the updated twists, love the socks with those perfect, and I mean Perfect boots, and that fabulous looped sleeve sweater.
    This outfit is perfectly composed. The proportions are perfect, and I love the subtle colors that allow your bolder accents to take center stage.
    But I do think I can see you in a leopard skirt....
    or maybe a hat, or scarf...
    anyway, fabulous, as per usual!
    xx, elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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    1. Funny you should mention a leopard skirt, Elle. I did see one at the Banana Republic outlet. I went over to it, contemplated trying it on, and then decided against it. I always think about that skirt. Perhaps I should have let my inner leopard free!

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  5. It may sound funny, but I don´t have the same taste of animal print every day. Sometimes I like the animal print from head to toe, and sometimes it can be only the shoes. It all depends on how I feel and what I would like this day.
    Your outfit is wonderful!! Love the whole look.. starting on the shoes, the cute socks (how did you find exactly the color of the skirt??), the great cut, length and color of the skirt and this gorgeous top, love the shoulder part and this nice details on the sleeves!! Lucky you.. you have still such warm weather to wear summer outfits :)

    have a nice week
    Dana xxx

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    1. First I'll address the socks. They come from the same store as the skirt, which is Loft. I have the links on the post. Loft is really good with color coding their garments.
      I purchased the sweater a couple of seasons back. It was in my storage and when I pulled it out, I fell in love with it all over again. I love its uniqueness.
      I love the idea of leopard, but for some reason, I can't get myself to wear an actual garment. I feel like it's just too much for me. I like subtlety. I can understand your feelings toward the prints. I guess one would have to be in the mood to wear it. It is after all, quite a statement.

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  6. Glenda chic and sophisticated as always. You know me friend, I love animal print.
    Happy Monday Glenda
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Lenya, you're one of the people who can wear it well. I'm not. I applaud you!

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  7. I love leopard. And indeed when applied in moderation. Although you have taken this to a new level haha. Just the sides of the glasses. That is very moderate.
    But the outfit is really ever so nice. With the loops in the gorgeous sweater, you don't want to many other focus points anyway. Nice touch to put those socks in your boots, peeping out at the top.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you Greetje! I'm surprised that the word CUTE has often been used to describe this look. I guess the socks give it the cuteness factor. Kind of a school girl look, like Elle mentioned above. Yes, in moderation for now, but maybe someday I'll grow more bold.

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  8. Hi, Glenda:

    I love your sweater and the structure of your skirt. I like the flared hemline. I really enjoy animal print. I have a modest collection of animal print tops and shoes that I just adore. I don't know that I would ever wear it head to toe. I like to incorporate just one piece into my overall ensemble.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I also love a nice, flared hem. This skirt from Loft is made of scuba so it has a nice feel to it. Leopard will probably always be a challenge for me. It's such a bold statement.

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  9. The socks with the boots, so cute! I wish I could do that but I get ankle muffin top (one too many sprains from pitching when I was younger). You look so chic and happy!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. Muffin top for the ankles...I never heard of that. I have the reverse, my ankles are so thin that if I don't add socks, the boots look too big. Thanks Cara!

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  10. You look great, Glenda. I love the socks and boots and the detailing on the sleeves is perfection!

    P.S. I'm a bit fanatical when it comes to leopard, lol!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you Whitney! Lots of women are fanatical about the print. Though I like it, I just need it in moderation.

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