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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Leopard Print with Green?


Hello lovelies, how are you all?

How's you week been? I have to say mine has been a mixed bag, back to my keep fit and dancing classes - whoopee, but also catching up on my washing and ironing too - what a bore!
So glad the weather has got warmer, we nearly reached double figures when the photos were taken - woo!,  therefore jacket weather!  Is that a fluke, are we getting another bout of cold weather?  No thank you we don't want more beasts from the east arriving,  I want to break out the spring wardrobe - especially my peep toe booties that I bought towards the end of last season, having seen some lucky ladies in hotter climbs donning there's I want to wear mine now!

Trying out a new combination today, how about green with leopard print?  I was looking on Pinterest and found a few inspiring outfits with said green and leopard.  I wanted to try it out.
I 'found' this skirt in my mum's wardrobe & wore it with her stylish blouse the other day.  It dates back from the 80's, so fits nicely on the waist, which is quite flattering as it holds everything in!



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I started with the skirt & leopard scarf, then following my friend Anna's advice I threw some pieces on the bed to see what would work, hey presto this is what emerged!
What do you reckon?
My outfit is rather a 'begged, borrowed and stolen outfit' really.
I won't say I begged, but I did give lots of hints about these shoes,  seeing and trying them in Debenhams last year I found they not only fitted me, but looked great too.
Somehow the hints managed to be deciphered and by magic they appeared for my birthday. He, he, he.

The skirt I removed from mum's wardrobe, so you could say I stole it, (she did know I'd taken it - honest).  I love the little pleated spilt in the reverse seam - sorry no photos of this! πŸ˜–  I matched it with a basic Cami top, with this lace, peplum blouse over it.  Lace has long been a favourite of mine, and I've got plenty of outfits to back me up!  Here's my 5Over50 challenge featuring Amazing Lace also this gorgeous Lace Jacket from France.

My jacket was borrowed from eldest daughter a few months ago, you see I needed a tan jacket to complete my outfit and she had the very thing.  Trouble is I've still got it, but she can have it back, I have only borrowed itπŸ˜‰


You might know I have a bit of a liking for scarfs, I have roughly 50 in my collection, this leopard print scarf is one I wear quite often, it just works with so many different looks, I recently wore it for a Style Steal, which worked perfectly - it's also keeps me warm as I can use it as a shawl.



Look it's even sunny enough to wear my Ralph Lauren Sunglasses similar here, I adore wearing sunnies, because I suffer from squinty eyes even with the slightest glimpse of bright weather, which isn't very flattering at all.  Does anyone else have this trouble?





I've also seen the combination of navy and leopard print, but I'll try that out another day.

Many thanks to James for taking these photos, great when the kids are around to take shots for me.

If you'd like to follow me on Pinterest, that'd be fabulous, I've got some great boards. x

Please come visit on Monday, I love seeing you here. X

Bye for today. X




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29 comments

  1. Animal print is never going to fade into the sunset regarding the fashion stakes is it Jacqui? Spruces up an outfit so easily.Not sure if we follow on Pinterest, so popping over!
    Laurie xx

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    1. Definitely not Laurie, I love wearing it always have and always will. Thanks for the Pinterest view, yes have followed you x

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  2. You look great, Jacqui! I think animal print goes so well with bright colours - any bright colours really. I love that you pinched the skirt from your mum!
    Happy Women's Day!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. I'm going to be having a look through her wardrobe again I think, never know what I might find! Hugs to you too. x

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  3. You look gorgeous Jacqui! Green and Leo is a wonderful idea :)
    XO Tina

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  4. Very pretty outfit, Jacqui! I love the contrast of the leopard with the bright skirt. This would be a great outfit for work. There's nothing wrong with borrowing things! Ha, ha. Very cute shoes. You look great! I hope warmer weather comes soon too! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Too kind Amy, glad you like this outfit, thanks for stopping by. x

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  5. I think it's fabulous to try out these different color combos because leopard is a neutral and should go with absolutely everything.
    And I love how you "borrow" some of your pieces...LOL!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes I agree with you Jodie, glad you like this look. I love borrowing items. x

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  6. Green and Leopard go so nicely together! I really love the length of the skirt, and the brightness of the green!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, really pleased how this turned out. x

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  7. I just made a Pinterest board with animal prints! Just five minutes ago! Haha, if that isn't a sign. You had to be on it. That's a lot of,,borrowed,, stuff! Gteat look, I like it1

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    1. Oh super Nancy, I'll be checking it out later. That's a definite sign lol. Many thanks for stopping by. x

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  8. Love the tan and leopard with the green! You look great. I have all the pieces to recreate this look for myself, so I pinned it for later.

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    1. Oh I'm so pleased, thanks so much, I'll look forward to seeing your copy. x

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  9. This is great Jackie! I've been wearing Leopard all week and was going to do a post on it but decided to take a break and sew. So it will have to wait until next week. You know what? I've decided that Leopard can just go with everything!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your post, but I also love to see what you have beautifully created. x

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  10. Looks a great combinations Jacqui. Leopard print always looks stylish :) Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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    1. Thanks so much Claire, much appreciate you stopping by my friend. x

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  11. Loving this look you created, and your throw-on-the-bed technique too! You look fab, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. It's a good technique and has worked well so far - I'll be doing it again for sure. x

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  12. I love that you used so much brown in this look. I think most people steer away from using brown with leopard, but I think it makes the whole look so chic!
    Thanks for joining the Thursday Moda Link-up!
    Mary
    https://windandspindle.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Mary. I wear brown quite often, but like to try and lighten it a little. x

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  13. This is a very chic look, Jacqui! I like the mix of colors and the bit of leopard is perfect. I really like leopard and green together. I have never considered navy and leopard, so that will be fun to see. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by, It makes a nice change and I'm quite pleased with it. x

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  14. I love the green and leopard together Jacqui! My eyes are very sensitive to the light too so I wear sunglasses at the slightest hint of sunshine! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one, I've always got my sunglasses on my head - lol. Thanks for stopping by Emma. x

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  15. Beautiful outfit! I love the pop of green that the skirt provides.

    Happy Thursday
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/trousers-for-spring

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