Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hey, Russ, wanna look through Aunt Edna's purse?

Hey, Russ, wanna look through Aunt Edna's purse?

Hey, Russ, wanna look through Aunt Edna's purse?

Hey, Russ, wanna look through Aunt Edna's purse?

I have a confession to make: I'm not usually a huge fan of leopard print.  I do enjoy touches of it, but I haven't been able to bring myself to actually purchase a piece for my own.  This all changed the day I saw this incredible robe thing in a vintage shop in New Orleans.  I feel like the particularly tacky rendition of the leopard print, combined with the red leaf design that could easily be mistaken for flames, not to mention 100% nylon composition make this a piece I can wear again and again.  I also suspect I will serve me well when I'm a crazy old lady living with my many many cats.


vintage cat lady robe
H&M dress
Costume Dept leggings
Proenza Schouler shoes
necklace from a boutique in Hoboken
Hermes bangle

54 comments:

hannahlizabeth said...

ooh it's tacky in a perfect way! you totally pull it off. love the matching gold on your insanely awesome shoes xx

Julia said...

I too recently came around to the leopard, but this here? This is Ah-mazing. Probably mostly because it also features Palm Beach style jungle leaves. I also covet your shoes, by the way. :)
xx
Julia

Meg said...

I know what you mean about leopard... I still haven't gotten brave enough! I have to say though, that robe looks great on you, you really pull it off effortlessly :)

Christian Castillo said...

Ahhhh it's so tacky and gross and so amazing and fabulous. My brain can't handle that combo together all at once. Ahhh! I die. I love it.

princesspolitico said...

haha! well you're pulling off crazy cat lady very well :) its almost like "who's afraid of virginia woolf" - so dramatic. i love it.

xo.
princesspolitico

Miss Erinna said...

I love this! you pull of something that could potentially be a little tacky in a fabulous way, you look lovely.

Taylor Sterling said...

you make it work! it looks amazing on you!

Phyllis said...

that 'robe thing' is so beautiful!! and i love the gold on the back of your heels =)

VersaStyle said...

i'm loving it with the black on black..yuum

Violet said...

i like the touch of print.... of course im a huge fan of print

and those so are eye catching great look all together

XX
Vi from Cali

Elizabeth Marie said...

You would be fabulous with your many, many cats! Love the leggings!

Jenny said...

very good style!
xoxo from France
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Zhcsyra hp said...

chic this style :))

HiFashion said...

The robe looks like so much fun to wear. I'm not a huge fan of leopard print either, but the robe is great.

janettaylor said...

WOW! Incredible!


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6roove said...

great look! but i like these leggings and heels mostly :))

kisses!

rosalita fashionista said...

Yay for leopard print! i've been partial to it my entire life, glad others are taking a chance with it! Also your shoes are amazing!!!!

FashionJazz said...

Hey Darling!! U look fabulous here !!! Only u can pull this look off!!!Hope u well dear! xxx

Amy said...

Haha I love this! You look fabulous and I agree only you can pull it off, but you look smashing doing it. Incredible shoes too!!

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

OH MY!!! It's FANTASTIC!!!

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

OH MY!!! It's FANTASTIC!!!

Carissa said...

nice! you look classy :D

Clare said...

That leopard-print robe is the perfect about of crazy. And those shoes are incredible! Uh-may-zing.

blackdog finds said...

Oh, I love this! It has an endearing audacity.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

see? this is a piece you can wear forever- from 20-something to 80-something ;) it looks very cute in this outfit! love your shoes too. ~joelle

Angela said...

I don't have anything leopard print either! Makes me think that I should own at least something...But this robe looks so good on you! Love the liquid leggings!

Sher said...

You crack me up :D At least you'll be a fashionable old cat lady LOL!

UnoCosa said...

simply fantastic and extravagant - we all need piece that like - comfy, eccentric and forever-lasting .... and i totally love the part of being this old lady with cats and dogs .... something extremely comfy to know that we can be a fabulous old lady someday, haha!!! have a wonderful Monday, darling, xx

blorange dice said...

haha, this post made me laugh. i'm not the biggest fan of leopard print either (or really any animal prints), but you did find a gem! i don't dislike when others wear animal print, it's just not something i do myself. perhaps it has something to do with my tragically pathetic sixth grade year, when i was obsessed with legally blonde, everything pink, and, of course, leopard print accessories.

this is a long comment! but i must say one more thing: your shoes!!!!!!!!! i can't get over them.

drollgirl said...

your commentary is cracking me up!

and your shoes are radical!!!!

Kristin said...

A piece that will surely stand the test of time. Ah ha. I happen to love leopard with a passion. RAWR! And those shoes. Love the shoes.

Melissa~ said...

I love how you look. I dont use too much leopard, but I do love it.
Great shoes.

piglet said...

I've never been a big leopard print fan either, but I'm warming to it now that I keep seeing it worn in more stylish (and not tacky) ways!

Susan said...

you look stunning! I am not a fan of animal print, but you can definitely pull it off.
xoxo

Hanako66 said...

seriously...I don't think that this would look half as fabulous on anyone else...it was made for you!

Lesley said...

That is a sweet jacket!

Nubia said...

You seriously look awesome I love the leopard on you, nice heels

www.Nubiasnonsense.com

anna bu said...

ahhhhh i wanna have your shoes!! is it possible to buy them online??

Miss Red said...

i love the jacket so much! so luxurious. and the shoes are amazing! the unexpected back is so cool.

Valencia Lia said...

I think your vintage robe is so so beautiful !!!

I never dared to wear leopard prints out even though I'm so in love with them.
But if I had this,I would wear it out everyday. Its true,the details are so gorgeous ! And those red leaves are stunning !!

Adore the leggings and did you trim your hair shorter ??

You look beautiful as always <3 <3

SaysWho said...

Great outfit (as always) and love the new haircut - that length is very flattering on you!

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Great look!

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The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

wow! Love this style. Usually not a fan of leopard print myself, but it looks really nice in this ensemble!

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

wow! Love this style. Usually not a fan of leopard print myself, but it looks really nice in this ensemble!

Marian said...

the print of that robe is so fun! love that you paired it with black to keep it clean and smart.
xx
marian

Liya said...

girl you are too funny
and its SUCH an awesome jacketttt

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la petite fashionista said...

i love that you paired it with liquid leggings and a bandage dress! i suppose i would call it a kimono? i don't know, but its awesome. i have a hidden love for leopard print too :X

gina said...

omg, crazy red and orage on the leopard print. I love how you pair it with totally modern slick pieces.

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

"I have a confession to make"! LOl You just look like Madonna! lol

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rani said...

the robe is totally fierce

lilmisszolicious said...

hey, thanks a lot for your comment. I love your outfit, specially the shoes.

xoxo zola

Sylvie said...

Cool pairing! I like it.