Animal print is something I’ve only fairly recently started to feel comfortable wearing. I think it had Peggy Bundy associations for me, or something, but clearly I’ve changed and got over it. I think I have about four items with animal print, and I like them all and wear them fairly frequently. This skirt is probably due for replacement, since it was my first animal print item, and as I was kind of uncertain about the idea, I didn’t spend much on it, and purchased it at Primark, so the quality isn’t great, and it’s starting to pill a bit around the waist and hips. Fortunately, I’ve seen more than a few higher quality, but otherwise very similar skirts around, so upgrading should be easy enough. I’d certainly heard it said that leopard print is, in fact, a neutral, and I’ve found that to be true; this skirt is very easy to style.
It’s also very visible, so I’m hooking up with Patti’s Visible Monday again this week. Please go have a look at the lovely ladies participating this week!
Necklace: Monsoon, remixed. Speaking of neutral pieces that style very easily for me.
Top: Thrifted. This was found NWT, originally from some high-end, but now defunct boutique in Liverpool. I bought my Ghost dress there at steep discount, way back when. I think the crappy dark photo is obscuring the details, but basically it has a filled-in cowl, waist shaping, a peplum, and sort of ruffly cuffs. It drapes beautifully, and I like it a lot.
Skirt: Primark, remixed.
Tights: M&S, remixed.
Wedge-heel suede booties: Debenhams, remixed. These are almost unbelievably comfortable, and very good all-day walking boots, in spite of the approx. 3-inch heel. No real platform, just a well-cushioned footbed.