Navy Land’s End Anorak, Coral And Black Striped Talbots Top, Calvin Klein Skinny Jeans, And A Leopard-Print Crossbody

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When they were my age, I’m not sure my mother’s generation would have worn a camel, beige, and brown animal-print bag with a coral and black-striped top.  I never thought of doing such a thing either–until about six or so years ago, when J. Crew paired their wool, leopard-print “Tippi” pullover with wool fuscia cropped pants.  That was sort of amazing to me–I thought you put leopard with similar colors–and I loved it.  Suffice it to say, I bought both.  (J. Crew has another leopard-print Tippi sweater this year, too.)

Then, the following summer or after, I stood in line behind a college-age woman wearing a small, leopard-print crossbody bag with a bright floral sundress.  (Now that I think about it, we were in J. Crew–how ironic.)   I was so inspired, I spent years looking for a similar bag.  Finally, last fall, I found this cute one.

So, what you see here is my version of that style idea–styling leopard in unexpected ways.  Thank goodness for the younger generations; they invent such fun, unexpected things. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


What I’m Wearing (Scroll Down For More Photographs)

CLOTHES…COAT: Land’s End (Similar in bright blue at  Vineyard Vines)  TOP:  Talbots  Similar at J. Crew) / JEANS:  Calvin Klein / ACCESSORIES…SHOES:  Chooka  / BAG: Jessica Simpson (Splurge at Neiman Marcus) / JEWELRY…NECKLACE: Lapis Lazuli, Quite Old, from my mother in law (Similar or splurge at Ross-Simons) / EARRINGS: 14k  Gold Lapis Lazuli, Several Years Old (Similar) BRACELETS: 18K gold bangles, circa 1970s, from my mother (Similar in 18k gold plated) / MAKEUP (All Natural and Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100 Percent Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder in both Creme and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color Powder Blush, in Vibrant Pink / LIPS: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Anti-Aging Lipstick, Calendula / EYELASHES: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara, in Black Tea.  (Some links are affiliates.  For more, see About JLJ.)

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2 comments on Navy Land’s End Anorak, Coral And Black Striped Talbots Top, Calvin Klein Skinny Jeans, And A Leopard-Print Crossbody

  1. Brian Davis
    November 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Great look. I love that top on you, it just POPS! I like how you’ve paired it with the leopard purse.

    Reply
    • JLJ
      November 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Brian. I wasn’t sure about the leopard with the stripes until I saw it in the photographs!

      Reply

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