I wrote here about my love of leopard print and the search for a way to do it in more of an all-over fashion – i.e. a shirt. I postulated in that post that perhaps a sleeveless number might do the trick, thinking that less fabric = less overwhelming.
But then, on a thrifting trip at the beginning of this month, I found this number by Banana Republic Heritage:
BR’s “Heritage” label features “easy-care, natural fibers” for “sophisticated women on the go” – whatever that means. One thing it does mean is that this baby probably retailed for $80-$100+.
It has a tailored fit (signified by a numbered size instead of just S/M/L/XL); it has roll tab sleeves (my favorite!) and button tabs on the shoulders as an interesting detail; but most of all, the print is more muted, more neutral, thanks to an absence of the brassy yellow tones found in classic leopard:
I’ve already worn it several times (as you have probably noticed on Instagram) and I look forward to working this baby in all year round. The silk blend contributes to its ability to be worn hot or cold; I’m thinking it will look great with skirts, white or red pants in summer, and of course my ever-growing collection of winter corduroys.
An IG outfit outtake, because I love you.
How do you feel about this version of leopard? Scroll down to comment!
I’ve never been in love with sheer clothing. It looks sexy on other people, but for me it feels like something I’d have to be 15 and going to the beach to pull off, or at the very least headed out clubbing. (Nothing against clubbing, you’re just more likely to catch me bowling.)
I have a couple of tops that are juuuuust sheer enough to require a layer underneath to qualify as office appropriate, and I was excited last year to thrift a silk camisole that would serve that purpose grandly while breathing and holding up decently.
But honestly, it’s just annoying. Continue reading “I’m Breaking Up with Sheer”
Way back when, my friend Sheena asked for a post about how to winterize your wardrobe. Many of you are heading from the pleasant, crisp, colorful wonderland of Fall into the time of nasty winds, chilling rain, and grey skies I like to affectionately call November. And some of you Northerners have already seen snow (perish the thought!). So it’s high time to tackle her question.
Ya dig the slightly 70s Winter Wonderland vibe?
When you are creating a capsule wardrobe (read: curating your closet so you own only things you love and wear), one of the benefits is having fewer clothes to clean/maintain/fold/store. To double down on that benefit, it makes a lot of sense to bridge some of your warmer weather clothes into fall and winter. Fewer overall items to care for, and fewer $$ out the door! Read on for my tips on how to make it happen.
Continue reading “How to Winterize Your Wardrobe”