Monday, June 25, 2012

Peek-a-boo with animal print









Blouse: Sfera (New arrival at J.Crew)
Linen Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Denim shorts: Old
Belt: NY&Co. (Run to your nearest one, they are on sale for $ 10; other options if you want to indulge right away!)
Ballerinas: Zara
Box sling bag: Zara (Also seen here)
I love shorts. If I could wear them every day I (happily) would. That explains why I dress shorts up so often. I try to make them work in as many situations as possible!
Shorts with a blazer is my go to attire on hot summer days when I don't want to dress up, but, still look well put together. Cotton and linen blazers are summer friendly, and, easy to pull off with denims and most cotton pants. The 3/4th ruched sleeves of this tangerine blazer, which is a blessing in the heat, brings a casual vibe to the outfit.
The animal print accents were an afterthought which added some spunk to the otherwise predictable denim, red and white look. I had to pull this classy gold bag out to match the tone set by the animal print.
Of course there was food! While running errands close to one of our favorite restaurants, we gave in to a pre-lunch dessert (with lunch all set at home, we had to pass their juicy short ribs). Ordered the usual - coconut cake with brown butter ice cream. It is a sinful medley of coconut cake, rich coconut pudding, and, ice cream served on a wodden plank. We stopped just short of licking the plank away...only Beckett's Table can make me relish coconut that way!

91 comments:

  1. Love the bits of leopard! I have been eying this leopard belt at Jcrew now for sometime and I love yours, where is it from?

    xo
    Alison

    heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you asked! I forgot to mention that. I bought this one on sale at NY& Co. On sale at that :)

      I longed for it at J.Crew too but didn't have the heart to pay the price for a print I don't "love".

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  3. Just enough animal print to spice up this outfit.. well done, sweetie!

    Visit my Monday post 'TO THE SALES! TO THE SALES!'
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    1. Thank you! Will check out the post soon.

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  4. Love the leopard belt! I have one too and I love wearing it for a little peek of animal print. You look super cute! Thanks for stopping by, I'd love for us to follow each other! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks! Skinny belts are my favorite animal print accents too.

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  5. great outfit. I love your shoes!!!

    Ivy
    http://manhattanfashionstoryingermany.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love the outfit combination orange goes really well with leopard print :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. love-love-love your vivid color jacket~! It's just awesome and fits you perfect )

    Olga
    http://www.myblondegal.com/
    Summer giveaway

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  8. The belt is such a nice tough! Love this look. Beautiful! You have a great blog! x

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  9. Love the color of that blazer - so pretty! And the pops of leopard are too cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. I love the coral blazer with the pops of leopard!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  11. love the coral and the leopard!!! Found your blog through Always Maylee; following you now! XOXO

    sarahsavvystyle.com

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to try something more fun than the usual red. Was happy when it worked!

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  12. Love this outfit, the coral is such a pretty colour and i love the leopard print shoes and the little box bag! xo

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    1. Thanks Rachel! The box bag ahs been more useful than I thought it would be.

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  13. Really love that blazer. It is a great color and fit!

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Thanks! I do like it when linen blazers fit well.

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  14. effortlessly stylish! love that blazer, i'm all about coral color this summer!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know.
    see you around!

    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the outfit...m following ur blog hope u can follow back mine.

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    1. Hi, ya, I know that outfit is really nice, I was wandering if you would like to check out my blog and maybe leave your comments. What is your blog so I have check it out and maybe even follow it, because I am sure I will like it.

      www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Super cute outfit! I love color of that on you! Your post made me so hungry!!

    xx
    Amanda
    MyCowlick.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! That pudding is yummy :)

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  17. Cute summer outfit! I love the leopard accents.

    Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

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  18. thanks for dropping by, happy to follow you back (here and on bloglovin')!

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  19. Hi Ramya, that outfit looks so cute. I love that jacket. THat shade of denim really suits that colour of jacket
    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

    hope we can stay in touch.

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    1. Thank you! It's a old pair of shorts, but, a classic shade.

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  20. YOu look so pretty!
    http://mesmemos.tumblr.com/

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  21. lovely outfit. the blazer blends well with the print.

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    www.msvanvee.blogspot.com

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  22. lovely!
    http://beautyplethora.blogspot.com.au/
    x

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  23. The color of that blazer looks fabulous on you! And I love the touch of animal print - it totally makes the outfit.

    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl

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  24. That bag is incredible!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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  25. you did a great job of dressing up the shorts! and i always love animal print details :) also that dessert looks absolutely insane!!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  26. Very nice, I love that box bag! I must have it!

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Get it, you will love it! They have a white one on sale right now.

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  27. Such a lovely look and love the leopard touch. Perfect summer look :)) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  28. Great blazer! The color is divine :)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  29. Hey lady!! I just stumbled on your cute blog and I’m your newest follower!! I’d love a follow back maybe? Also you should really check out a fabulous OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!
    And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/oscar-de-la-renta-giveaway.html

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  30. love animalier!!!
    I invite you to visit my blog on http://lavieceswtchic.blogspot.com and my fb page on www.facebook.com/laviecestchic hope you like it!!!
    KiSSes

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  31. gorgeousss!
    loving the wonderful leopard print detailing
    and those shorts are so prettyy
    great style, doll
    xx [ aphrodite blue ]

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  32. Great look and I absolutely love that bag!!
    Great blog you have, check mine if like.

    http://justdailythings.blogspot.com

    xx

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  33. You have great legs.! And love your outfit. Leopard prints i <3!
    Check out my blog.? Follow if you like. :)
    xx

    http://styldairy.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you! Will check your blog for sure :)

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  34. SUch a great divine!!!! Awesome combination esp the leopard belt!!

    Show us some more?

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE
    SHOP

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    1. Thank you so much! Soon there will be an update :)

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  35. OMG - I love the coral with the animal print so much! You're so pretty - following you back Ramya :)

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  36. nice blog, love your look and u look so adorable :D

    http://thewild-swans.blogspot.com

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  37. I love this post! Specially <3 the blazer!
    Xo- style diaries

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  38. I love leopard print too!
    And I do have quite a huge collections of it!
    You look pretty and chic!

    xoxox
    Gargi

    www.candyvioleta.blogspot.in

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  39. Love the summery look! Its amazing how you're incorporated the cheetah print using the belt and the shoes! Great going!

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  40. I love the blazer and adding the animal print in small bits was a good thing :)

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    1. So true! I like it in tiny bits :)

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  41. I'm literally gobsmacked. Stunning EVERYTHING!

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  42. Its such a pretty colour for the blazer. And I love ur looonggg legs...haha
    Keep Smiling:D
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  43. Little peeps of leopard are so much more attractive than a whole slew of it - classy yet cute. And stop talking about that coconut cake - either that, or send me some!

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com
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  44. like your blog!
    keep posting and go for itttt
    xo

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  45. Thanks for the comment and the follow:) following you back you have a really nice blog

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  46. great casual look

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  47. I just came across ur blog today, ur so beautiful :)
    CHeck out mine too :)
    I am just 2 post old ;)

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  48. that leopard belt is too perfect. i love the pop of pattern mixing. really need to get that belt!!
    xo TJ

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  49. cute look,nice blog, follow each other?
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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