I simply cannot get enough of “Blush” these days and one of my favorite ways to pair this soft, neutral hue is by pairing it with my all-time favorite neutral, LEOPARD! Yes, leopard is a neutral and if we can’t see eye to eye on that, then we may need to reevaluate this whole relationship.
This A/X leopard print skirt pairs beautifully with shades of blush due to its perfect palette of leopard and grey- which happens to be my second favorite neutral to pair blush with. Any shade of camel, tan or nude would come in third! I glammed up the look by adding gold details from neck to toe!
Forgetting your pants at home has never looked so good thanks to oversized shirtdresses! Perhaps one of, if not, my favorite garb stemming from the very popular menswear inspired trend, oversized shirtdresses are comfy, nonchalantly sexy and quite controversial lol!
On both occasions that I’ve worn this shirtdress (here and below), I have to admit, I’ve received some puzzled looks and comments such as “where are your pants?” and “hey did you forget your pants at home?”. Silly questions considering this shirtdress has pockets! Duh! Clearly a dress.
Speaking of pockets, let’s talk about the comfort of a shirtdress. I love any dress with pockets, pockets are very comforting and convenient. Wearing a shirtdress is pretty much like wearing PJ’s and getting away with it. It says “I woke up like this…and put on my boyfriend’s dress shirt”.
Which brings me to the nonchalantly sexy aspect. I mean there’s nothing truly flattering or feminine about an oversized shirtdress, it’s closest relative is a potato sack! But “sexy” is not always about what you immediately provide to the eye. Sexy can very often be an implied thought, a hint to the imagination. The thought of a woman waking up next to her man, slipping on nothing but his dress shirt (from last night) and stepping out into world as such, is pretty sexy. At least I think so.
I hope you’re all having a lovely Valentine’s Day and spending it with someone dear to your soul, whether they are a parent, child, pet or lover! I personally don’t celebrate Valentine’s just because I feel like it’s a commercial holiday created to pressure people into buying ridiculously priced “tokens of affection.” I believe ANY day you receive the love of another is a blessing and a gift. However, this does not mean that I won’t dress for the occasion!
Today’s look is called “Wild at Heart” and basically it expresses my belief that fashion, like love, has no boundaries. The unexpected marriage of the leopard and heart prints create an ultra-chic and feminine look. The key to mixing prints is to create an abstract yet scaled look using colors that will help blend the prints. The key word is SCALE- once you have a large, bold print, be sure to pair it with a smaller, less dominant print. Two prints of equal scale will give your ensemble an overwhelming appearance that can be shocking to the eye. Go ahead! Mix your stripes with florals, your florals with leopards and your leopards with hearts, stars or polka-dots. I would not recommend mixing more than two prints at a time though, I believe mixing prints is like LOVE in that you can only really be in LOVE (mix) with one person (print) at a time. What’s your take on mixing prints? Love it or Hate it? Spill your heart out….Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by…. Muuuah!
Hearts print blouse: Marshalls Leopard print skirt: Michael Kors Black/White Bib necklace and matching bracelet: Kate Spade Gold Cap Pointed Stilettos: Christian Louboutin Purse: “Sweet Charity” by Christian Louboutin