November 11, 2010

LEOPARD LOVE

I tire pretty easily of patterns. I'm shelving ikat for now and wouldn't mind seeing less of chevron. But one look I fall in love with a little more each season is leopard.



The secret though is not to over due it. Sure, Rihanna can pull off the look from head to toe, but for me it's all about the perfect accent piece - like a pillow or shoe - to exude just the right amount of sexy and sass.

*images via Simply Seductive, Rue Magazine, SFGirlByBay, and unknown

25 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Rihanna is rocking it out on my screen and on my iTunes right now. Only Girl In The World.......! She's awesome.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I'm totally with you darling! I'm loving leopard lately, but for the moment the only thing I own is a clutch... looking for the perfect pair of shoes...

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

every time i see a post abour leopard i say i gotta find my leopard heels - then i go home - and i forget :o(

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Cara said...

Love the subtle touchs of leopard - you don't need to knock someone over the head with it!

Cara
www.anurbancottageblog.blogspot.com

quintessence said...

Me too as you can see: http://quintessenceblog.com/2010/09/seeing-spots/

adorninc said...

Leopard is fabulous! I don't know why I don't have any leopard in my closet. Silly silly me.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

A little bit indeed is simply fabulous, love the shoes and the pillow! Janell

Karena said...

A touch of the leopard prints etc are wonderful. Just the righ pop of varaition and artistry.

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Debra Phillips said...

so agree crystal, have loved leopard since childhood.

just bought a decent pair of leopard shoes at target pointed toe and kitten heels for $20! can't miss and a good touch with jeans
hope all is splendid in s.f., sounds like it!
xo
debra

Ashley said...

I'm with you. I swoon every time I see that photo of your wardrobe....

Earl Grey - a little blog full of big inspiration.

ashlina {the decorista} said...

perfection!

Rebecca @ Digital Dollhouse said...

I love! Recently got a pair of leopard flats- they are the best to class up my outfit a bit.

Simply Seductive said...

Hello!

Hi Crystal,

Love this post... have been dropping by more frequently lately and am finding so much inspiration; recently linked to you!

{p.s. the first image was likely sourced from http://simplyseductive.blogspot.com/2010/07/extended-sign-off-off-to-miami.html} :)

Linda, xo

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Thanks Linda! I think you're right - just added your link :)

xo,
C

Froulala said...

Im SO with you on Ikats and Chevron even if I have and will always like them. Enjoy your travels!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

agree, somehow it's very classy, but so easy to make it trashy :S

Stacey said...

I agree subtlety is key with this look, but you gotta love it:-)

Yahnay said...

I couldnt agree more. The ikats and chevron has been everywhere.Leopard print can look great if it is used right. But I suppose that is like most patterns really. They dont look good if you over do it.

thingsthatsparkle said...

just recently got this bench off of craigslist. http://thingsthatsparkleblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekend-diy.html.

and i think it would be perfection with leopard and black lacquer! thanks for the inspiration. xo

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Me too! I have a great leopard coat and a leopard gilt chair, I feel so prepared. XO

Mona Thompson said...

I have a huge leopard crush! It's nothing new for me, really. I think just a hint of it is timeless!

Sarah @ Comfort and Joy said...

I won't wear leopard. It's just not my thing. I do think small doses look great in the mix of a great room, though. Pillows and ottomans especially.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

After avoiding and abstaining for years, I'm back with leopard too. I just love it, but it has to be the right piece as you say.

xo Mary Jo

walters83 said...

Not sure even Rihanna can pull off that? I agree with you, use a little bit of animal print as an accent piece, otherwise you run the risk of looking cheap and tacky,.

Samantha said...

I agree! I'm steadily loving leopard more and more. I love the small pops of it like the throw pillow or shoes.

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

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