6.06.2011

experimenting with extremes. animal prints.

i happened to catch an episode of confessions: animal hoarding yesterday, which featured a woman who acquired 82 cats. in addition, she and her husband were trying to have a baby.
although i'm a dog person, i would never harm or turn away a cat that needed help...but 82 is a bit...extreme. i couldn't stand to watch the whole thing, but i sure hope that their families were able to convince them to hold off on the baby plans until the house was better suited for a child.

i began to think about extremes.
we're crazy about mixing patterns like stripes and florals,
so why can't we mix animal with animal?
i kept it safe by keeping the ensemble neutral, as well as choosing pieces with the same color base.
then, added color with accessories.
sure, i'll get some looks...but it can't be worse than
82 cats and a baby.

and some cool sky pics i never got around to posting.
06.20.11 UPDATE:
submitting "v-formation" pic below to
twisted fate photography's photo challenge: clouds.

"v" formation...totally freaky.
"surprised" look, as directed by mini-she.
felt like the sky was closing in on us.
(top, f21; shorts, guess)

53 comments:

  1. This is a really interesting look.

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  2. The mix of prints is so cool! The pastel pieces really tie them together. How pretty are those sky pictures?!

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  3. I love the mix. The converses on the feet are just perfect. The back photo is gorgeous, your hair is breathtaking. Oh man, 82 cats! That house can not smell good is all I kept thinking.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  4. Quite interesting combo of the prints....:) I loveee the turquoise necklace!:)
    xoxo
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  5. anything off the shoulders rock!

    meooow!

    ~Fae
    http://www.rosypop.com

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  6. Great outfit!
    Love the shorts and the pink bracelet :D x

    Theblackm4ze.blogspot.com

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  7. Clashing animal prints!!! Wow, that's a bold move and you've done it so well!!!
    Gift Hamper from GRAZIA

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  8. holy jesus yes I saw that too, and when they found the dead cats? uuhhhhh shudder.

    Haha okay so aside form that, LOVE the outfit, cute cute x

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  9. I love this combination since it's simple but strong at the same time.
    82 is way over extreme... I have just 2 and they make plenty of mess all day long!!

    C:

    http://moneygonefor.blogspot.com

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  10. Bold + beautiful! Love it :) I love the top the most :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  11. Thank you for your comment, dear! I'm glad you like my new purchases! I very much like this look, you look stunning!
    If you'd like to follow each other, just follow me and I'll follow back!

    Loves,
    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.blogspot.com

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  12. Good idea mixing animal with animal patterns, great style!
    Your sky is beautiful, love to watch it on sunset.
    Thank you for visiting me, I'll follow you, you have a great blog.

    Cheers
    The Trendy Surfer

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  13. looooooooooooove your shorts!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very brave!! Mixing prints- looks great :)

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  15. Bold :) The sky pics are awesome!

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  16. You look amazing as always....and YES, the V formation is a little freaky!

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  17. you're right to experiment for the result is perfect. love this mix of animal prints + I like the cut of your top :)

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  18. Thanks for drop me a note! That's an amazing mix! The blue of the necklace completed the look! following you! :)

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  19. I love this post! Your outfit is so fun - it takes a real lady to combine animal prints! What I love best about this post, though, is that you combined it with those crazy ass sky pictures. LOVELY!

    Hand drawn:
    My Closet in Sketches

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  20. genius!!!!! i love how you mixed it with turquoise<3 you also have a gorgeous hair!

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  21. I like it! so fun!

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love this mix of pattern! it's perfect with your colourful jewellery :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  23. You are brave for trying it and I actually like it!!

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  24. I think, that combo is sexy and elegant at the same time. Love it.
    thanks for your nice comment.

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  25. I actually really like this. It's out there and unusual, but still awesome. Definitely looks like it'd be fun to wear.

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  26. I don't think it's too extreme. I probably couldn't pull it off (because I'm just too plain jane lol), but you look fabulous in it! I especially love the bright accessories with the animal print!

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  27. This is an incredible mix and I love it!!! I'll take this mix over 82 cats anyday AND I'M A CAT PERSON!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  28. mix with different patterns is trendy and great!
    In the past I would have never done that, but now I'm a big fan of it!

    Christine
    http://district5-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  29. Did you mention mini she has been part of the photography all along?

    What a great way to get her involve and bond at the same time!

    Poison

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  30. OMG that show creeps me out! Can you imagine the smell..blehhh! You look amazing...I heart cloud pix!
    xx

    Hot Pink Day
    Shop Blue Vanilla

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  31. I wish I was brave enough to wear different prints together. You look hot mama. Love Sia x

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  32. This is a great look with the mixed prints. I love the pops of color you have against it.

    LV

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  33. I actually love the mixture of animal prints. I don't think that people try it enough, but when you do it correctly, it really looks good.
    P.S. OBSESSED with this top of yours. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  34. I think you pull it off well! I really think because you kept it casual with sneakers helped out too! Heels may have been too much! Bravo on this cool new look :) oh and thanks for the nail polish name!!

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  35. I adore the mix!! BTW, your hair is gorgeous in these pics - amazing. That "sky closing in" picture is super creepy, but cool!

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  36. Oh yeah, you rock it! The turquoise necklace is the perfect contrast!

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  37. Nice bootay, Becks! Lol. Love that zebra. And you already know how I feel about our leopard. I think you did well with this mix.

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  38. Nice look! Love it.

    Speaking of animal hoarding ... Not that any of you are but it's my job to bring this issue to the attention of as many people as I can.

    I'm a researcher for the series Confessions: Animal Hoarding, currently airing on Animal Planet that tells the stories of people overwhelmed by the number of pets they own. The problem is on the rise and affect communities across America.

    If you are concerned about the health of animals in someone's care and suspect they may be hoarding them, we might be able to help.

    Most animal hoarders don’t see themselves as hoarders, and sometimes don’t intentionally collect animals. Their relationship with their animals has threatened their relationships with friends and family.

    Most of these situations aren’t dealt with until they become criminal. This results in animals being euthanized by over-stressed shelters, and doesn’t address the underlying psychological issues - meaning nearly 100% of people end up in the same situation again.

    We are dedicated to finding comprehensive long-term solutions and believe therapy to be key to this. We can bring in experts to help people and their pets.

    If you or someone you know needs help because animals have overrun their life, visit www.animalhoardingproject.com to learn more and submit their story. Alternatively, contact me directly at help@animalhoardingproject.com or toll-free at
    1 -877-698-7387.

    We will treat all submissions with confidentiality and respect.

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  39. the mix and match of patterns is truly brilliant!
    lovely look.
    xx


    themerrimari.blogspot.com

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  40. great outfit :)
    love how you mixed the prints ♥

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  41. aboslutely love this look!!! love how you paired the print with brightly colored acessories :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  42. This is such a striking outfit, bold and playful! Love! =)

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  43. you look pretty and wild:)) and 82 cats and a baby??!!! definitely a NO NO!!!
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

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  44. prints upon prints with a pair of chucks!?
    didnt think it was possible! you pull it off amazingly! =)

    armileg.blogspot.com

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  45. The converse and prints are fab! Following you also! XO

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  46. this mix is chic! totally works and I love!

    xo Lisa

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  47. Great outfit! love that shorts!

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.com

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  48. I love a good print on print outfit! Great look :)

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  49. You're a genius! This print mixing makes me so happy, it's amazing. I love that leopard print top A LOT. And zebra print shorts? So good.
    Those sky pictures are really gorgoues!
    xJennaD

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  50. This is soooo gorgeous babe. :D

    & the blue jewellery goes so well with the print xx

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  51. I really appreciate how you share such universally valuable styling content. Thank you..

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