I can’t think of a better way to start a grey, rainy week than with a discussion about leopard. It’s the opposite of dreary! Ever since I can remember, I have loved this pattern. A little bit goes a long way, and frankly I consider a dash of leopard to be a staple in a home or wardrobe. It adds a layer of luxury in an unrestrained kind of way. And brings a nice punch to any look – especially a traditional space.
All it takes is a pillow, a stair runner, an unusual chair…
In our Bay house, I jazzed up our monochromatic keeping room with two simple leopard pillows that I’ve had forever. Matter of fact, they’re so old that the welt is starting to fray – but I love them too much to part with them. Our youngest was busy playing with his cars when I snapped the pic ; ) Note: I’m planning a post about the redo of this room soon.
As you can see in our room above, pillows are a great way to add a touch of leopard in an affordable way. Just found this little guy at Pier one – priced at a steal.
This lumbar pillow is a little pricier since it has a down-fill and a higher end leopard pattern. Could be adorable on a side chair or loveseat.
For the wardrobe, I think every woman should have one pair of leopard heels in their closet. The only bad news is the good ones are never cheap, so consider them one of your “investment pieces.” You could wear leopard heels with anything from dresses to jeans.
Found these kate spade pumps – they’re a classic heel and a reasonable price for a higher end shoe.
What I like about leopard heels is they add a little edge to basic pieces such as black dress or a pencil skirt and crisp white top. Plus you can wear them year round. In the workplace, you could easily rock leopard heels with a black fitted turtleneck or blazer and skirt – provided the hemline of your skirt is not above the knee…
Absolutely love this look too – I’m a sucker for tiny dots and a girly dress. I do not have the source for the dress.
I’m still planning to put together a little post together on some of my recent outfits – leopard included!