(ABOVE) Navy and coral–one of my favorite color combinations!

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, and I loved it. (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  / 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.)