May 22, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Meow














































I don't think I've ever had a skirt in this material before. The pattern is what drew me in, but it's the fact that it feels like pajamas that sold me. It's not like thin pajamas that show everything though - it's somehow both comfy and provides coverage (just say no to VPL). I had a few ideas for how to wear it, and decided to go with my ever-trusty electric blue top, inspired by the J.Crew combo. (The red looks great with her outfit, but I wanted to keep mine simple.) I love this for an office look or for meetings, but tell me - would a leopard skirt ever fly in your office?





Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Shirt: Limited, $33
Skirt: c/o Style by Marina, $39
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $24 (similar, similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/TJ Maxx, $120 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella &
Dot website, $59 (with sold-out charm)
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $39
























1. Mango blue top, $39.99
2. Express blue top, $29.90
3. Ann Taylor blue top, $48

49 comments:

  1. Loooooovvve this, J! I so wish I could pull this one out of my closet this morning! I think a leopard pencil is on my near future.

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  2. good insp))

    Polly with love
    follow)

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  3. Love the leopard print with that color!  

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  4. J,
    I do love animal prints, but I think my co-workers don`t understand that animal prints do not necessarily mean cheap! I remember weearing my leopard Pumps one day with a pencilskirt, and the looks that I got... oh well! So I decided they are not ready for this yet. ( I work as a marketing manager for a hospital)

    I do love the combo with the blue top  but also like the idea of the blue skirt with the leoprint top. I have a really cute electic blue dress at home and will try a combo with the dress, my leoprint shoes and red accesoiries!
    Love from germany
    Sandra

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  5. I fell in love with that Jcrew image and always wanted to find a cheaper way to make it work. I love the way you flip-flopped the pieces.

    kelsiesbeautifullife.blogspot.com

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  6. This would work in my office if I just threw a blazer on top. Cute

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  7. Never in my life would I think to pair a leopard print with a bright blue, but it totally works.  I'm starting to think leopard will go with just about anything!  I am taking a trip to France for a few weeks next month, and I was really worried about what shoes to take with me that would be both comfortable and stylish.  After reading about your trip and seeing the cute metallic boat shoes that you used, I went to DSW to pick up a pair of my own... While I was there, I found the most amazing pair of Anne Klein leopard loafers  (http://www.dsw.com/shoe/ak+anne+klein+kyte+leopard+loafer?prodId=dsw12prod3750101). Now I am pretty convinced that these will go with almost every outfit I take with me!

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  8. the leopard looks great paired with the electric blue top -- and the skirt looks so comfy too! I think the way you put it together it's totally office appropriate!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  9. I'm pretty daring here at work. I'm always changing my hair, and always switching up my style from formal business attire to super flirty to pretty and colorful so I don't think anyone would blink an eye if I sauntered in with this cute skirt. Love this. :)

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  10. loving that look on you, j!! that shirt is so fabulous!

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  11. J, Love the look. I have to say that while I know you were trying to keep the outfit simple I personally like the red bag better with the combo. You look great though!

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  12. I LOVE IT! I am going to buy the skirt for SURE. What size are you wearing here, J?

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  13. Love both of these outfits! I love what you do with the links, so great to be able to take a look and make it yours!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm lucky that anything pretty much goes in our office (it's more a design studio) - in fact I wore a leopard maxi today!x

    ThankFifi

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  15. jseverydayfashionMay 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Thanks Janetha! The skirt is a Medium.

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  16. jseverydayfashionMay 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    That is awesome Stacy! Cute loafers and I hope you have an awesome time in France!

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  17. LOVE this skirt!  I definitely want to order it, would you say it runs big or is it true-to-size?  Thanks!!

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  18. That skirt is darling, and super cute with the blue top. I see ladies at my office wearing leopard all the time ... I'm boring and dont care for the red bag. I'd go with the brown like you did or even black to match the shoes (:

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  19. jseverydayfashionMay 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Becky, this website tends to run small (I believe it's junior's sizing). I'm a 0 or a 2, an I'm wearing the size Medium (that is the biggest size they make).

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  20. jseverydayfashionMay 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Love this outfit idea Sandra! I have done blue on the bottom, leopard on top before. It's one of my favorite and most popular outfits on the blog! http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/10/todays-everyday-fashion-repeat-offender.html

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  21. jseverydayfashionMay 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Kelsie, you should also check out this post, where I did blue on the bottom, and leopard on top. One of my favorites! :-) http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/10/todays-everyday-fashion-repeat-offender.html

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  22. I wear leopard to the office (business casual environment that doesn't allow
    shorts, capris, jeans, sleeveless tops, or opened-toed shoes/sandals) on
    occasion to make my outfits more exciting, but I try to pair with other neutrals
    - I do LOVE this outfit though, it might be fun for the summer when a little bit
    more casual is OK around here. :) That leopard skirt is great!

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  23. I would wear definitely leopard print skirt to work. It might be more fun if it were a more unexpected color, but I love that blue with the leo!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  24. It doesn't look so loud because the simple solid blue blouse grounds it .... LOVE this!!   pippa
    www.shopwithpippa.com

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  25. The Realistic StyleMay 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Love this outfit.  I had a leopard skin skirt sitting in my closet for about 2 months before I could figure out what to wear with it.  I finally paired it with a purple fitted sweater.  I received a lot of compliments on it.  People were surprised that the outfit came together so well. :)  

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  26. Goodness! How cute are you? (The cutest!) Love your blog!

    ~CP, ladiesinnavy

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  27. I love that bright blue with the animal print! Striking, yet still classy.

    Kristin
    http://buttonspockets.blogspot.com

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  28. love the bright blue with the print - and those heels, wow! awesome!

    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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  29. I LOVE leopard print and would definitely wear this skirt.  I need to remember to pair my cobalt blue blazer with my leopard print tops.  Yes, tops.  I have two :-)

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  30. Fun skirt!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  31. I love silky shirts like that!  They are my new obsession.

    The thought of wearing a leopard skirt to my work just made me laugh out loud! Not bc I wouldn't do it, but because I know the looks I would get.  I would probably do it just to hear the comments & see the looks!

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  32. Leopard TOTALLY flies in my office! But then I'm an interior designer and my boss is a gay man who thinks ballet flats are the devil. :)
    http://lizziedeedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/yves-saint-laurent-retrospective.html 

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  33. I always can't say NO to leopard print so I love the leopard print skirt...

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  34. I'm not into animal prints. Diggin for the tops! I love the Express blue top. :)

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  35. I love the combo of electric blue and leopard. But somehow the large leopard print doesn't work for me on the bottom.

    http://fiveminutefashions.blogspot.com/

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  36.           
    The article is very good, I
    like it very much.Here I learned a lot, then I will pay more attention to you.

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  37. I looked at the Style by Marina website that carries this Leopard Print Skirt;  and the polyester fabric............ (i.e., in the #3 close-up photos of the waistband, at the very bottom of the page)............ almost looks like a lightweight polyester "plush," you know.    So, SO *soft*!!   

    Your cobalt and brown leopard outfit here is simply *g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.*!!    Because of the plush fabric "look/feel" of your skirt, I could also see how it might actually be a Season-Spanning piece;  and maybe (?) also work for Fall/Winter, too!!    (I wonder how a winter-white, 3/4-sleeve, V-neck sweater;  tan suede heels;  a burnt orange leather purse;  and a *sparkly* smoky-topaz-and-tangerine crystal necklace, of some type, would look with your leopard skirt for this Fall?    Maybe like a *leopard pumpkin*, (haha!!);  but for you, J............. 'more-than-likely, it'd be ANOTHER "outfit score"!!

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  38. I love the color combo! So adorable!

    http://sydney-lives-happy.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love that combination of leo and a bright color.  Looks pretty!!

    http://oleya.blogspot.de/

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  40. J, 
    I also love animal prints and try to incorporate them into my outfit when I can. I am a high school teacher, however, so I have to be careful that I do not blend in too much with my students. I think that my co-workers would appreciate a piece like this leopard skirt; however, I do not think it would be the most appropriate pattern to wear in front of my students. I really love this color combination and plan on trying this with a few other blue/leopard pieces that I have in my wardrobe. This is a great look!

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  41. jseverydayfashionMay 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    I totally agree this might be a bit much for a high school teacher. I have some other toned-down ideas for this skirt that could work better, or I would skip it altogether for teaching days. Thanks for your input!! :-)

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  42. Colleen McCloskeyJune 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    What does VPL mean?

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  43. jseverydayfashionJune 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    VPL = visible panty line, when you can see the shape (not necessarily the color) of one's underpants through their skirt or pants. :-)

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  44. What size do you wear on average on bottom and what size did you get in the skirt? I'm trying to decide how the skirt fits...

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  45. jseverydayfashionJune 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I'm usually a size 2 on the bottom. I got a size Medium - this particular boutique definitely caters to smaller sizes!

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  46. Is the skirt stretchy? I'm a size 8 and usually wear a medium but it sounds like this boutique realllly runs small!  In any case I'm pretty impressed by the reasonable price of such a cute skirt!

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  47. jseverydayfashionJune 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Yep, it's stretchy! I think a S may have even worked for me, so it's possible that the M would work for a size 8, can't really say for sure though!

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  48. jseverydayfashionJune 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    So cute!! Thank you for sharing!

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