Thank you for being here for Turning Heads Tuesday! Oh my gosh, I can’t tell you how stressed I was last week with the blog site going down. It was down all weekend and was going to take until Wednesday to restore! My data center and hosting site made mistakes and 1,000 sites were down, that they had to restore! I just don’t have a ton of patience with technology, but there was nothing I could do. Hubby is in IT and he made the transition easier when there were glitches Wed morning. Anyhooo.. hopefully no more problems for awhile! Let’s talk about LEOPARD LOVE!
Here I am with an outfit my hubby shot before we were of to PA for a family visit. My nephews were getting their Eagle Scout badges and we would celebrate, along with visiting my hubby’s parents, who were 88 and almost 90. Good to see them! So I am in Harleysville PA until Thursday when we come home. I will have access to my computer so I will be by!
What I Planned on Posting Last Week-
Before I go into my leopard dress, I want to show you the post i HAD INTENDED for last Tuesday. I am now collaborating again this Fall with Jambu, as a Brand Ambassador, as I really love their style and comfort! Where were they when I was a teacher ??
Just a peek at last Friday’s post on the Miranda, a shoe- bootie with some old world charm. Low heel and memory foam. So stop by if you get a chance and read the post. READERS OF EDS WILL GET 20% OFF USING CODE JESS20!
Now.. moving on to today’s outfit and post–
I’ve been a bit on a leopard kick lately. Yesterday’s post began with some leopard booties and a thin leopard sweater. Now there is Liberty Avenue leopard ( Pittsburgh reference) and there is classy leopard. I think you might get my drift. When I saw this dress on Zara, I knew it would become part of my wardrobe, as I see it as a year round dress. I will tell you certain ways I would wear this dress, as there are a many styling options!
The key for me purchasing an item, is “do I love it”? and “how many ways can I wear this outfit with what I have in my closet?’ When I first saw this on Zara, I loved it, but didn’t jump the gun. I would go back and look at it, longingly. Then, when i saw Emma wear this dress, i thought, you have to buy it! She looks great in it ! Yes, I was influenced, but in a good way! This is going to be a fun dress to wear different ways.
How I will style it
- As I am wearing it today. Just a long midi dress with a bit of color from my purse. I added another leopard print and fishnets to the look to create texture and print.
- Since it is a shirt dress, the beauty is, I can wear it like a long duster. Wear it open with a column of black, or style it like a kimono with jeans and a white tee for a neutral look. Want to add color? Wear a beautiful mustard top ( or any color) underneath ( a cami or even a thin sweater)
- Belted and with boots/booties. I need a beautiful brown leather belt. I prefer this over the cloth belts that come with the dresses. I would wear a leather belt with the dress and add a cute pair of block heeled booties or a pair of knee high boots.
- Open with a slip dress and booties. Slip dresses are great for layering. A lovely silky slip dress underneath this dress left open would look beautiful.
This outfit was easy to come together. I knew I wanted to mix leopard prints, so I wore my Rockport Total Motion pumps, added a fun pair of fishnet socks and the leopard dress. You could certainly stick to an all neutral palette, but I decided to add just a bit of color with my floral circle bag. The magenta petals of the flowers really went well with the flowers in the background.
We were near Cork and Cask, another favorite place, where you get comfortable knowing everyone and the wine, food is delicious. My photographer has to eat!
Fun Fashion with fishnets and leopard heels 🙂
See how my hubby caught the colors in the floral pattern of the bag and how the magenta flowers match the background?
My pensive , faraway look. 🙂 ( or maybe I am just hungry.. ready to go to lunch!)
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