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Thursday, 9 January 2020

Styling a Leopard Print Pleated Skirt - Style Steal

How are you all?
I'm still getting back into the swing of all things blogging, so until I'm back to normal with my post's it'll be a bit up and down.  After missing the last two months' Style Steal series I've being trying to get to grips with finding a copy and putting one together.  Having a little free time it's been nice to create this one with pieces already in my wardrobe, you've not seen the skirt before - it's from Next and a welcomed addition as I've worn it loads already.  The jacket, boots and jumper have all been featured before too.

Firstly I'll tell you a little about my week.  Friday night I went dancing, and have been up-graded to a pre-intermediate class which is brilliant.  Learning similar routines at a faster pace suits me much better, I can really get into it and enjoy my time spinning around the floor.  I still need a partner (hint - hint hubby) but enjoy the class so much I'm going to continue going.
Saturday we went to a 60th birthday party, I had a really fun time at our friend's house chatting to friends I'd not seen for a while.  There was lots of dancing and drinking so it ended up a really late night.
Sunday, as you can imagine was very s - l - o - w indeed - I actually didn't get up until GONE 12!!! Yikkes!!!  I watched TV all afternoon, and ended the day with a takeaway curry - 😋
Monday I went to my abs class - good fun there, half an hour of intensive exercise really woke me up.  Same on Tuesday at the spin class, which I might end up regretting when I my body realises just how I hard worked after no classes over Christmas!!!

Seems like an age since I last did a Style Steal - reason being I've just not had the time to check out all your blogs over the past few months, but one I did spot was the perfect candidate this month - do you know who it could be?
Yes it's Laurie - Vanity & Me Style!  Her style is always based around neutral, classic and elegant outfits, and this is no exception.  I've tweaked mine a little, just adding a colourful red cross-body bag and also a trendy neck tie which matches the leopard pleated skirt.

I found my leopard skirt in Next, it must have been in the sale because it was only £10 but is now sold out. This is a super darker alternative that you might like.  Mine is on an elasticated waist which is very forgiving for this time of the year when everyone needs just a little bit more space than normal - lol!  It has a heavy drape that moves beautifully when I walk and sits about mid calf which makes for a flattering fit.
I chose a cream cable knit jumper mainly for warmth, but quite like the look too.  The faux leather jacket is very similar to the one Laurie is wearing and gets plenty of outings as I love wearing it.

How do you like the neck tie?  Makes a change from a necklace don't you think?  I haven't been wearing many scarfs or ties recently, but I will be changing that if the weather stays cold!  I had my gloves on too, these came from my Debenhams and are a very elegant finish when it's cold.

Last but not least I added a dash of colour by way my red cross-body bag, I could easily have picked cream, black or brown bag to keep the theme going.  Which reminds me I need to have a little trip to T K Maxx to check out the bag section - just in case I see one that takes my fancy!!!

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Shall we see who's favourite from the previous linkup is Lizzie - Lizzie in Lace.  She's wearing her usual feminine style with her outfit of pink, white and black with a gorgeous bag of matching coloured sequins to bring it all together in a seamless & wearable way.

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Thanks for stopping by today, so excited for the new year, and what you're all styling.
Here's to Spring 2020!
Bye for now.
Cheerio. x


  1. Yeah, I guessed it immediatly! The look is gorgeous! I think I will wear it like that also now! Fantastic boots! We had a 50party last Saturday night! Our Sunday was pretty much the same! Lol.

  2. Your skirt is so great and you winterised it nicely! I love the red bag for a pop of colour too! Great take on the inspiration outfit! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  3. This outfit looks great Jacqui, and well done for making it into the next stage of your dancing class. I would love to do that but I wouldn't have a partner either. Tempted to look into it though xx

  4. You and Laurie both look gorgeous! I love the neck scarf in place of a necklace...

  5. Jacqui, I love your interpretation of Laurie’s outfit! You both have styled your leopard maxi skirts brilliantly...making me want a leopard maxi skirt for myself! Your addition of the leopard neckerchief and red bag are so beautiful!


  6. Love your fab styling in this look. The boots, the skirt, the chunky sweater topped with a gorgeous leather coat and of course the neck tie. So nice!

  7. Oh, such a good one to copy! I love how you found everything in your closet. My outfit today is inspired by an outfit I saw yesterday while reading some blogs. Love finding inpiration to change up an outfit. That skirt is reminding me that I want to find a leopard skirt this season. So many pretty outfits to create with it. Dancing sound like fun! I have taken a couple classes here and there but it has been a while. I used to go contra dancing many moons ago with friends, it is a mix of country dancing and square dancing.

  8. Great steal! Looks super on you!

  9. Sucha great look! Love the animal print midi skirt and you styled it perfectly with slouchy boots and a pop of red!

    xx, Elise

  10. I get so much inspiration from other bloggers too and love your recreation of Laurie's look! This is such a chic outfit!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  11. What a great look! The skirt looks great with the leather jacket and boots.

  12. You look really fabulous in this outfit! Love the leopard skirt and moto jacket combo. And your dance class sounds fun! Congrats on moving up a level!

  13. Loving your look! The red bag adds such a pretty pop of color to the outfit and I think the neck scarf is such a great alternative to a necklace and adds a little warmth too!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  14. Love this outfit, it has been much milder this week hasn't it, I am envious of your photos, I am so struggling with mine! Love Michelle x

  15. Nice one Jacqui, Laurie's style is always good to steal! The neck tie looks great, very trendy! I was reading they're all the rage. Thanks for hosting!

  16. Your weekend sounds quite fun! I used to love to dance, hubby and I took a class before our wedding and my favorite was swing dancing! I still dance around the house here and there. Your Sunday sounded like it was whats needed!
    Love your style steal, the leopard skirt is lovely and I am a big fan of scarves around the neck.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  17. great style steal. Both of you look stunning. I don't have a leopard pleated skirt but I do have a leopard skirt that will allow me to adapt this look.

  18. Jacqui..great style steal. I actually thought it might be Laurie. And love the boots. You are a very active lady!

  19. Such a great idea to "steal" a look from another blogger! Both of you look super cute. I love your version of the skirt with that little touch of red. Makes the bag pop! And yes, I like the neck scarf, too!

    xx Darlene

  20. Aww thank you for sharing my look, Jacqui! I always LOVE your style steals - you do such a great job recreating the looks but making them your own. Absolutely adore this whole outfit!


  21. You look so lovely! I adore your version especially with the red bag!

  22. Your dance class sounds like so much fun! And I'm always a big fan of leopard print—love how you added a little pop of color with your red bag!
    Cheryl Shops |

  23. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing holiday season. I have always wanted to do dance lessons, but my husband has zero interest either. Good for you going alone! Great outfit—I learn a lot from you fashionistas <3

    �� Melanie


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