Thursday, April 18, 2013

Transition to Spring with Animal Print 






      It's the time of transition to spring in the Upper Midwest.  Some days are cold and others are quite nice.  This crisp Ralph Lauren coat and mid length boot help switch it up from the usual jacket and pants.  

coat--ralph lauren petite  
blouse--DKNY
purse--michael kors
skirt--nannette lapore
necklace--vera wang
boots--nine west (thrifted)

links
penniless socialite
peacoats and plaid
not dead yet style
plane pretty
mingle monday
my thrifty chic
creative mondays
style elixir
the pleated poppy
transatlantic blonde

38 comments:

  1. Love this jacket on you. You have such a great sense of style.

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  2. wonderful coat and really pretty satin blouse, love that elegant color combo with a twist!
    besos & springtime

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  4. Ann, this is a stunning look! I love every single piece, your coat, the silk blouse (great colour), your necklace ... Great how you mix designer and thrifted items.
    This outfit is so well put together and it is really you. I love that.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend and hope spring is coming to your place soon!
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Oh, thanks so much--I could see you wearing this jacket and looking fabulous!

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  5. Ann, the black / sand print is stunning on you, and the skirt's construction is fantastic. Happy Spring!

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  6. It's a nice look, stern but friendly and one that certainly heralds in the spring!

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  7. Love the coat! That is actually a perfect animal print color on you too. Sometimes the color of certain ones can be tricky but the size and color of this one suit you perfectly!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. Thanks Jamie--I haven't thought size and color of animal print before but I think you are right. One really needs to take a good look and evaluate does the design of the fabric compliment your coloring.

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  8. You always look so elegant and sophisticated!!! This coat is amazing!!!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  9. Gorgeous striking outfit. The backgrounds add something to the photos as well.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Suzanne.-- I appreciate your comments. I think of my outfit first and try to come up with a background to create a contrast.

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  10. Great post my dear !

    Thank you for comming by,

    Kisses,
    Silvia

    http://rock-and-roses.blogspot.ro/

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  11. I'm loving the color and material fo your shirt-it's so rich and the cut looks really unique. Dressing in springtime hot/cold weather is so hard sometimes!

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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    1. Thanks Kamilla. This skirt is one of my favorites and I do wear it often. It's denim with with stretch to it's comfortable.

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  12. This look is seasonless for me! I love every element- the coat, the boots, that blouse, and your lean lithe figure in your long pencil skirt. Great style! Fab fashion.

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  13. Animal print looks so classy on you! Such a timeless look.

    Maya

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  14. I love the cut and fit of this great Nanette Lepore skirt - your whole look is timeless. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  15. That coat is gorgeous! I have a giraffe print coat and zebra trench jacket but they pale in comparison to this one. I also love how the necklace breaks up the boatneck of that beautiful blouse. What a sophisticated outfit!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  16. I love your outfit! The red in the background is such a nice contrast. The blouse looks so soft and feminine and the animal print jacket is divine!

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  17. You stamp the word classy on every outfit you put together. Beautiful color combinations and great idea for transitioning.

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    1. Thanks so much Trina for your lovely comments--they are appreciated.

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  18. I love your outfit from tip to toe and particular that wonderful blouse. It has a unique color. You look fantastic! And again you found the perect backdrop.

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  19. You look elegant and classy. This coat is amazing and I love the blouse too, so nice colour and design

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  20. The top is super cute, I love the neckline and the jacket, I think you already know :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  21. Your style is impeccable! RL trench is uber chic! Another gorgeous look!

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  22. I'm just starting to get into animal prints. Your trench is wild in an understated way, which is completely perfect. I could see myself in this look. Very smart.

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  23. What an awesome look. Love the whole outfit.

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  24. Gorgeous coat, a classic!

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  25. Such an inspiration, Ann.
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  26. What a gorgeous coat! You look so stunning!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  27. What a great outfit, I love the coat!

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  28. Crisp,cool and sleek! You look great. Again. Always! Love the bag and boots especially. Classic.

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  29. Great outfit, love your jacket :)Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

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  30. Beautiful ensemble. I especially love those mid-length boots with the jacket.

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  31. I am lusting after that coat! Fabulous.

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  32. Everything you wear looks so beautiful on you! The boots are very chic and match the bag so well. . .

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