over50feeling40: Animal Prints: The Weakness of Many
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Oct 4, 2011

Animal Prints: The Weakness of Many

Brown Cardigan: Chico's
Peck & Peck Blouse: Stein Mart
Army Green Skirt: Lane Bryant



Romance author, Jackie Collins, once said, “My weakness is wearing too much leopard print!” With so much of it available from season to season, we all may have the same weakness!! I think what makes animal prints so great is they really never go out of style, but, aye, that is also the rub. We can easily overdo when adding new prints with each season.



Gigi joined in the fun!!


Other than excessive availability, I pondered why I like animal prints so much, and arrived at these conclusions….powerful, chic, stylish, strong femininity are all my feelings when wearing any animal print. Sometimes I feel like portraying a full out attack in a jacket and other times, a soft touch in a flat or belt. But, between leopards, snakes, zebras, and cheetahs…they definitely reign in my closet.


Stein Mart Earrings
Langford Market Bracelet


Brown flats from Old Navy:  SOOO Comfortable


Tomorrow, you can see a host of BLOGGERS DO IT BETTERanimal prints that is. Click the link and come back on Wednesday, October 5 or participate yourself.....


http://prettyshinysparkly.com/bloggers-do-animal-print-better/




Then tell me, what do you think?? Does anyone just hate the trend and stay away from it? Does anyone think they have gone too far?

Other Animal Print Looks from Recent Posts:
Cardigan from Stein Mart

Jacket from the "W" Line


Jacket: Serendipity Cothes SA
(consignment boutique)

18 comments:

  1. You are looking absolutely FABULOUS lady!!!!! SO nice to see you:)

    Have a great day!!!


    Statements in Fashion

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  2. There is something special about animal prints, almost like a totem. You look great here!

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  3. I think most any woman can wear animal prints, in some dose. We have to get to know our own style, and then play around the edges. You, for example, have the vibrant personality and presence to wear as much animal as you like! Your clothes never "wear" you, you wear them : >

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  4. I love my animal prints. I read just yesterday that they have become a classic. I think you look great in your animal prints. Gigi looks great too. She is a lovely lady.
    I did not know about the BDIB, so I will surely participate in that!

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  5. Love Gigi's look! So cute.
    I bought a lot of animal print last year, so I'm trying to do my best not to blow my budget on it again this year!

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  6. Great job on the animal print! Gigi too! I only have 1 jacket, but I love it. Need to get it out now that it's getting colder.

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  7. Thanks for your sweet comment. And I like leopard print because I feel like it can become a neutral and very easy to mix with any color or print. You rock that print girl!

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  8. I love all of your animal prints!! I'm dying to find the perfect leopard blouse. I've been searching for awhile. I hope I find one soon because it's making me CRAZY!!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  9. I have always avoided the animal prints. I've just never been a fan. However, the other day, I saw the cutest pair of leopard print shoes and I very nearly caved! LOL

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  10. oh, you know i LOVE animal prints!! i can't stay away from them. i remember buying tons of animal printed pillows when i rented my first place years ago...it just seemed so chic. maybe that's where it all started! today, my sheets are still leopard prints :)

    [oomph.]
    You're Invited: fall in love with mark.

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  11. wearing too much leopard is not a weakness!

    FRASSY

    www.befrassy.com

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  12. I too love animal prints. I have to do customer calls in the city tomorrow and am debating on a red pencil skirt and my glorious silk leopard blouse. Orrrrrrrr............Geeze can't make up my mind.
    Stop by for this weeks link........It's all about the boots baby!

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  13. i have always loved animal print except when it is worn in a jersey shore kind of way... you know what i am talking about!!!
    brett

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  14. You wear animal prints with panache! I have loved this 'neutral' since the 70's and have many pieces in my inventory (especially hats).

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  15. Leopard is a very important part of my wardrobe. Like Style Crone, I consider it a neutral!

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  16. Animal prints clearly rock your world.

    Visit me!!
    Love from Oregon USA,
    Danielle
    xoxoxoxo
    animalia

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  17. Love your Langford Market bracelets! They are really pretty!!

    I am a visitor from the BDIB Challenge & just became your newest follower! I would love for you to visit my blog & follow back if you'd like. :)

    Also, check out my giveaway for a Missoni for Target hat!!

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  18. "Does anyone just hate the trend and stay away from it?"

    I don't hate this animal print trend yet I stay away from it knowing that wearing it, will cause so many stares.haha. btw, it really looks good on you, eh.

    Cheers,
    Cathy@barco scrubs

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!