For the Love of Leo

Oh leo, how I love thee!  In case you’re wondering leo is a pet name for leopard and it happens to be my favorite animal print.  I try to add a little leo love to almost every outfit I wear, usually with my favorite cuff or in cooler weather my leopard scarf.  However, my favorite combination is leopard and gingham.  Sure gingham is a fabulous print on it’s own but add a little leopard and you have a case of fashion nirvana!

Allow me to demonstrate.  Here’s my original outfit.  It is fine as is, my newest gingham addition (similar)and black shorts.

Now look what happens when I add a little leopard print to the mix.  So much more interesting, right?  Simple and easy to do just add a few accent pieces and watch your okay outfit become fabulous!  I simply grabbed my new clutch (similar under $40)and my favorite cuff.  I am wearing my leopard sandals (this year’s version)as well. These are so old!  I hardly wear them anymore because my feet require a more padded foot bed but I still adore these shoes. I am wearing my Kendra Scott necklace (similar and on sale) and my new sunglasses (just $12).

Don’t own a pair of leopard print shoes? No worries, break out a pair of brown or cognac shoes and you’ll get virtually the same effect. In fact, mixing brown and black adds interest to an outfit as well. Just keeps things from getting boring, you know? My trusty Vionics would keep me comfortable all day at work or my favorite espadrille wedges from Gap would be my choice for a day out.

Leopard is a neutral it’s true. You can’t go wrong with a leopard print shoes, scarf, handbag, or cuff bracelet.  But just like everything else in life too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.  So be careful.  Animal print from head to toe is tragic, it’s a fine line, be sure you have some solids or another print (like gingham) to break it up.  I wouldn’t normally do a shoe and a purse in leopard with the same outfit but since the shoes are so skimpy it works.  On a larger scale it would be too much, in my opinion.

So the nest time you get dressed why not grab a little leo?  He’s all the rage you know!



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Neiman Marcus Off-the-Shoulder Gingham Blouse, Blue/White • Neiman Marcus • $24.50
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20 thoughts on “For the Love of Leo”

  1. I love LEO TOO!!! LOL!!! A pop of leopard just sets the tone for an entire outfit and how I love it with this CUTE gingham!! You are rocking it to the finest my sweet love!! Looking hot!!

    1. Thanks Blaire! Gingham and leopard are my favorites, and it’s a bonus if I can wear them together!

    1. Thanks Johanna! It would be adorable on you. I’ve been loving all your cute tops lately – so perfect for Summer!

    1. Thanks Jennie! You should get some flat leopard sandals, you’ll wear them with everything! You have such a great collection of wedges that I just love. Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Leo, Leo, He’s our man!!! YES to all things LEO. Those SE sandals are my favorite summer shoes and I finally got the cuff and have worn it a couple of times. I’ve yet to get any gingham and I just love it, so I really need to remedy that. You look darling as always sweet friend!!! It’s almost the weekend. XOXO
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    1. Yay for you getting that cuff! I wear it almost every single day. Ok, no gingham? Yes, ma’am we need to fix that immediately. A good southern girl like you needs some gingham. And I love the cheer, because yes, Leo is our man and if he can’t do it no one can!!!!
      I hope you have a marvelous weekend sweet friend, I am making your frozen lemon pie and I can’t wait!!!!

  3. I love, love this top on you! I’ve been looking for something blue gingham, and I love the sleeves. Leopard is definitely a neutral :)! Weird question, can I ask what bra you wear? I’m searching for something new.
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    1. Check TJ Maxx for a gingham top! My bra is from Nordstrom and it is fromt he brand Chantelle. It was pricey but it holds me in on the sides so well and I don’t spill out anywhere. I need another one because it is my favorite bra. And wouldn’t you know I forgot to save the tags from it so I am not entirely sure which one it is. I need to go back and check a post I did after I shopped for my birthday because that’s when I bought it. Fingers crossed I have the info there so I can order another, the closest Nordstrom to me is 2 hours away! Sorry I went off on a tangent, lol! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Anna, yes accessories make all the difference! I guess the old saying that the devil is in the details (or lack of) is right!

    1. Oh yes, Shelly, leopard is so perfect to transition to Fall! It’s my favorite to accessorize with!

  4. Gingham and leopard make such a great combination! I love adding leopard for some interest to almost any outfit! I have almost the exact same pair of flats and heels in leopard so I have options too! I think I need a leopard clutch now!
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    1. Gingham and leopard are my favorites! I swear my leopard cuff gets worn probably 4 times a week, it’s my go to bracelet. I ended up returning the clutch, I just couldn’t justify the price, even on sale it was just too rich for my blood. I am on the hunt for a bargain, I bet you’ll find one!

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