Monday, January 3, 2011

Animal Print

Top: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: Forever 21
Skirt: Banana Republic Factory Store
Necklace: Kenneth Cole

I hate animal print. You know, like leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, whatever. It looks good on other people, but I just can't stand it on myself. This shirt, however, is my kind of animal print. I was drawn to it on the Charlotte Russe $5 rack after Christmas... IT HAS CUTE LITTLE GIRAFFES ALL OVER IT. Seriously, how could I NOT buy it? I wasn't a big fan of the fit (boxy, and a little too short to tuck in.. I keep having to re-tuck after bending over) but IT HAS CUTE LITTLE GIRAFFES ALL OVER IT. Sold.

2011 has gotten off to a pretty good start. I finished some sewing projects that have been sitting in my room for too long, and got started on an easy skirt that I know I'm going to love (I tend to be an overachiever and like to work on complicated patterns, then a few steps in, I get stuck and never finish them). I was proud of myself for making a test version of the skirt (a muslin, if you will) first, since I've never bothered to do that before.. then wondered why I always ended up with fugly clothes that don't fit well.

Also, I made not one, but TWO dishes yesterday from scratch. Both turned out not very tasty (some stuffed mushrooms and turkey meatballs, blech) but at least they were edible and nutritious.

I had planned on wearing my new burgundy heels with this outfit this morning, but I stepped outside and my calves immediately hated me for freezing them. So boots it is. At least they're heeled, which is a step forward, right?

26 comments:

  1. You surprised me with that animal print!! I have a leopard print top and scarf but I find myself only grabbing the scarf because it's more subtle. But I would love something quirky like this! I also love your necklace :)

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  2. OMG I saw that giraffe print shirt too!!! I wanted it but it was HUGGGEE! Man, it was such an awesome shirt. You look sooo great in it.

    I love love those black boots. I'm on a slow hunt for amazing black boots.

    I hope when I have a baby that I'll have ur gorgeous slim body. MAAAAN

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  3. bwaahahaha, animal print :) Those boots are awesome, I'll have to add them to my list - my black ones needs replacing.

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  4. Giraffes are Augie's favorite animal! It's a great top. I like boxy tops, probably because I'm boxy. But, I don't think you look boxy. It's flowy! Awesome necklace, too!

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  5. Fwaw! So darling! I love the pretty gathered neckline...it keeps it so feminine. And those boots are perfection. I actually really like how they toughen up the ensemble, though burgundy heels sound intriguing...

    I love hearing about/seeing your projects!

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  6. That is seriously the best kind of animal print EVER!

    Way to go with having a productive beginning of the year :-)

    Rochelle

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  7. I LOVE your top - those giraffes are TOO cute! And your boots are pretty awesome, too!

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  8. As an animal print lover, I have to saw this is one of the cutest animal prints I've ever seen. Giraffes are the cutest!

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  9. You look fantastic, Kimmie. That blouse is so pretty!

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  10. that is the cutest shirt. i agree, who can resist a giraffe printed shirt. so adorable! I love how you styled it too.

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  11. I'm your newest follower! :) I just found your blog and I love it! You have such a cute style! :)

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  12. Oh I love giraffes! This is such a cute shirt! You look fabulous!

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  13. I would totally be buying that top, too! But I'd probably make it look super obnoxious while wearing it. :) Also, you sound like SUPER WOMAN! I got a sewing table for Christmas. Let's see how long it takes for me to put it to use!

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  14. this top is so super cute and who can refuse giraffes?! i'm also really loving those boots and the heel is just perfect!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  15. i LOVE that top! TEENEY LIL GIRAFFEZ! j'adoreeeee. sometimes you just can't pass up a good bargain, even if it does invovle constant re-tucking.

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  16. Oh my gosh, it's Rudolph the Red-Nose Giraffe!! The print is soo cute. I can't stop staring at the zoomed-in pic lol. And for $5? What a steal :) Love the rest of your outfit too, especially the necklace!

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  17. HaHA Kimmie, I love that your animal print is little giraffes :) Spectacular.

    Those heeled boots were a wonderful alternative!

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  18. I love the blouse, and I have serious sweater envy over the sweater. I've been trying to find something long like that one that doesn't make me look like a slob!

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  19. you're on a roll with your resolutions already! I can't wait to see the final version of that skirt. the test one was definitely super cute and I do like the print on the muslin, even if it's just a test.

    the giraffe shirt is TOO CUTE! I definitely would not have stopped you from buying it-- I mean, $5!?! Plus, i also own way too many Hello Kitty pieces to even be able to tell you that giraffe print is not "adult" enough. :P

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  20. Boy oh boy, how can you be takin' photos without the heavy parka and the suffocating scarves (yes I wear two!) in January?

    You look so pretty!

    besos,

    ML
    Happy, Happy New Year!

    20 YORK STREET

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  21. That giraffe shirt is so cute! I wore a top with a birds on it today and didn't even think of it of 'animal print' until now. And I can't wait to see the final version of that skirt!

    Shopping and Spreadsheets

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  22. That is the best animal print I have ever seen! You have the best taste girl! You're adorable. That cardigan is perfect too!

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  23. I love this outfit combination! The colors all fit really well. And it doesn't hurt that you're Asian skinny! SO jealous!

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  24. I love this outfit combination! The colors all fit really well. And it doesn't hurt that you're Asian skinny! SO jealous!

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  25. That is the best animal print I have ever seen! You have the best taste girl! You're adorable. That cardigan is perfect too!

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  26. OMG I saw that giraffe print shirt too!!! I wanted it but it was HUGGGEE! Man, it was such an awesome shirt. You look sooo great in it.

    I love love those black boots. I'm on a slow hunt for amazing black boots.

    I hope when I have a baby that I'll have ur gorgeous slim body. MAAAAN

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