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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Leopard and Stripes (Outfit Under $150)

Upon the purchase of the striped top last week, I had one outfit immediately come to mind that I knew I wanted to try -- pairing it with the leopard pencil skirt.

Stripes and Leopard

I think this outfit will definitely be among my all time favorites. And I apologize for the abundance of photos today. Normally I consider lots of photos a weakness, as it means I was unable to edit and choose the two or three that really portray the outfit and mood well.

Lovely Leopard

Today the weather was simply gorgeous and I could have spent the whole day outside. So as a result I took about a hundred photos and just liked so many!

Stripes and Leopard

This look really speaks to my fashion evolution over the past few years. I'm doing things I never thought I would. Big horizontal stripes, mixing patterns, a pencil skirt, a hat, 4" heels!!!

Stripes and Leopard

The Rundown
Striped Top Old Navy $11 - Leopard Pencil Skirt Forever 21 $20 - Turquoise Gerry Sandals Frye $44 - Sunnies Aldo $8 - Fedora Market in Italy €15 - Quilted Cross Body Bag Thrifted $4 - Braided Leather Belt Thrifted $1 - Gold Watch and Bangles The Cavernous Jewelry Box Gift
My total = $103

Stripes and Leopard

Since I love this look so much, I thought I would put it together for you, and I kept it under $150. My goal was $100, but it's not easy to do nine pieces for under $100 AND nothing is from Forever 21. That was my goal, since F21 often becomes a cop-out with these.

Leopard Pencil Skirt - $25.28 (Orig. $50.55) ASOS
Striped Boat Neck Top - $12.50 (Orig. $14.50) Old Navy
Braided Leather Belt - $14.40 (Orig. $24) Kohls
Quilted Cross Body Bag - $25.28 ASOS
Grey Fedora - $10 (Orig. $28) Urban Outfitters
Sunnies - $7 (Orig. $14) Urban Outfitters
Gold Watch - $12 (Orig. $20) Kohls
Gold Bangles - $8 Old Navy
Blue "Ira" Platform Sandals - $24.38 (Orig $89) Nine West

Total = $139.84

One more thing worth mentioning, I went into the thrift store yesterday and there on the shelf, as if they were waiting for me, a set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls!!
There were two big yellow ones and no small red one, but that is okay. They were only $28!!

Vintage Pyrex Mixing Bowls!!

And just as soon as I pulled them off the shelf a woman came up to me and said "OH, are you buying those?" I excitedly replied yes, and then she said "I was just coming over here to look at them, how much are they?" I awkwardly replied "$28" and told her about the $65 set I'd seen at the Antiques fair. It was really uncomfortable since I knew she wanted them and was probably thinking "some dumb kid is buying my bowls!"

But how could she know that I was in fact the person who had intended on them being there for me?

Stripes and Leopard


Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh love the top! And the outfit you made looks great! :D Good job!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The green sandals are so fresh and unexpected with this combo! I love it!

I'm glad you got your mixing bowls! That other woman will just have to continue her quest.

Shelley Ann said...

love the outfit! youre lucky to be able to mix all of those styles and get away with it!

and im glad you got the bowls :)

La Fille D'or said...

Amazing! I love that combo. I wish I had some leopard print.

And those bowls : D yeay!

Jesa said...

In love with your hat!
Have a lovely weekend :)
cheers, Jesa

A.Co said...

Yes!! I love the stripe with the leopard! Who knew!

And guess what? I own that skirt too!! :D

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Fabulous outfit! I love your skirt. And I love Pyrex bowls! So vintage.

sofi moukidou said...

oh! i love it! maybe your best outfit ever! i really like the combination of leopar and tyrcouize. the skirt fits perfect on you!

Helen [In Elegance] said...

Great mixture of stripes and print, I love it.

Meek said...

Great outfit, no scratch that, AWESOME out fit. I love love love it!

Stevia is Your Cherry Bomb said...

That is some skirt you have!
The stripes and the animal prints... How very brave of you!
And I like your hat

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Seeking Simplicity said...

Love, love, love the skirt. I really need you to come dress me. I need a major improvement in that area.

My Mother has those bowls and they are still in her cupboard and she still uses them every day. I told her she needs to list them on ebay... but alas... she's grown quite fond of them in the last 40 years.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

What a fantastic outfit! I love all the different elements :)

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Martwa Marta said...

gorgeous leo print and stripes combo! you look terrific!

Modesty is Pretty said...

Yes! This will be my most favorite of yours too! You look amazing!

Sarah Dee said...

1. I absolutely love the combination of patterns! 2. That bag is divine. 3. There are NOT to many pics ;) and 4. That sounds like the most awkward thrifting experience, I think it was rude of her to make you uncomfortable like that!

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Ali said...

That combination is wayyy awesome! I adore that top. I'm liking all the gold in your accessories, too. And plenty of pictures are way fine, I wish I could post more pictures, but unfortunately I usually have just a few that turn out!~

I know! Isn't it beautiful?! It's 75 degrees right now and noon-- two days ago it would be 95 degrees at least.

eek said...

Incredible outfit! Love it!

Santina said...

I love this look from head to toe. I will admit that I am quite obsessed with mixing prints, but I haven't quite been able to put together a look I like. I love how you mixed the nautical stripes with leopard - so chic! I also really like when I find myself wearing something that I never thought I would. Good for you!


Gypsy said...

I love stripes and I love animal prints, so this outfit is wonderful to me. Great blog am now following.

Kristin said...

That pencil skirt is HOT HOT HOT!

Victoria said...

I LOVE this outfit, especially the breton top, hat and watch, I want them all xxx


Melissa said...

What a great outfit! All of the pictures are simply gorgeous!

Lorena said...

Lyddie this is sooo pretty.
I think I would have also posted all the pictures as they are HARD to pick from.
That skirt is fabulous.
I am so glad you got your mixing bowls... maybe you were meant to be :)

Berlin said...

I really like your skirt and the bag.
The top, not so sure..

Have a splendid day,

Porcelain complexion said...

Love this combination!!
The prints are stunning together.
I've been looking for a leopard skirt but I can't find one here & I can't find any leopard fabric either :(

Krystal said...

congrats on your bowls, yay!! And I love your gold watch, SO MUCH.

Castor Pollux said...

WOW, you look tres chic! the pattern-mixing is also pretty. super love your outfit :D
and the bowls' colors are very attractive!

Castor Pollux

Isabel said...

im loving the leopard skirt!

Fashion Meets Food said...

what a sassy outfit and sassy poses! Absolutely loving it...you're a vision in leopard!


daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love the hat and the shoes! Plus your bowls, good for you standing your ground on the bowls, kinda rude of that women to start talking to you as if she had more right to those bowls!

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Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a stunning skirt:) Looks great on you,sweetie

cococricketsmama said...

I love mixing patterns-I get teased for it sometimes, but what do they know?
Love the new bowls- pyrex, right? Great find!

LaToya said...

Amazing outfit as usual. You rock such great things!!


Elaine said...

You look amazing!!! I love the leopard print and stripes together.

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I LOVE the outfit! I think that animal prints can be highlighted by mixing with other prints. I hope you get LOTS of milage out of that outfit! =)
And nice bowls; despite the altercation!

MarchMusings said...

I love the mix of patterns. Good going, Lyddie

20 York Street said...

I am soo in love with this outfit! C'est tres chic!

monica said...


u are one hot lady

Melanie said...

That skirt is absolute perfection. I can't believe it's from F21!


Kim said...

That skirt is fabulous, I am dying!