Mixing Leopard and Stripes







The neutrals of autumn work well with gem tones, in my opinion. Among the most beautiful of these would include mustard, deep navy, and of course my favorite pick–mustard! Ever since the dawn of time (okay, maybe not that long), I’ve been putting leopard and mustard together because the deep yellow complements the neutrals in the cheetah print so darn well! (see here) This time, I decided to put a little bit of a fresher fall ’13 spin on the combo by adding a deep burgundy leather to the mix with this uh-mazing designer quilted/structured tote bag that I just can’t seem to leave at home.

Oh, what can I even say about mixing leopard and stripes? This was the combo that tipped off my great and undying obsession with mixed prints. Although it seemingly breaks every rule in the book (print size, color, etc.) it seems to work because it is the most simplistic and recognizable of all the patterns. This year, leopard is still considered a neutral, and stripes are not far behind. A classic nautical stripe like the ones pictured here work despite that ugly “stripes make you look wider” rumor because of the thinness of the pattern. I wish I would’ve shown you the gorgeous back of this dress! I’m loving how thick the dress is and the quality of the fabric–it’s so tough to find dresses like these that look like they’re tailored to your body and aren’t see through!

Keeping with the leopard flair, I wanted to sport these pointed calf hair flats in a similar pattern. The pop of color with the mustard necklace is unexpected and adds an element of personal flair to the mix. Plus-let’s get real- you all know about my unhealthy obsession with statement necklaces. I swear I have a tree growing outside my house with them.

So this past weekend was definitely one for the books! It was the last weekend my mom is staying with us until Christmastime and so we decided to celebrate her birthday early (it’s really October 24th) with a few surprises! First, I got out of work and took her to get a spa mani/pedi which was oh-so-relaxing! Next, we took her on an impromptu shopping trip to none other than TJs to get her anything she wanted. Since she’s loving my brand name dupe face scrubber (see my review here) we found her one similar for about $17. Not too shabby! She also got an adorable and colorful tulip dress. So cute!

We continued the weekend by ordering in her favorite pizza and going out to Sea Dog Brewery in Orlando for dinner Saturday night. What did everyone do this weekend? Anything fun?

What’s your favorite mixed print combination for fall?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J.Maxx via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author (as well as the clothing pieces choice and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of T.J.Maxx.


Outfit: Silk leopard blazer, Designer handbag & striped dress c/o T.J.Maxx

7 Comments on Mixing Leopard and Stripes

  1. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)
    October 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm (5 years ago)

    LOVE the mixing of the stripes and leopard! You look gorgeous and the colors are fabulous!

  2. Iris
    October 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm (5 years ago)

    This is a great outfit! I love the leopard and stripes and with the yellow necklace! Oh so adorable!!! Love it!

  3. Christin
    October 17, 2013 at 8:21 am (5 years ago)

    I love your lip color! Can you tell me brand and color? Thanks!

    • Missy Damon
      October 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm (5 years ago)

      Wet N’ Wild Dark Wine 🙂

      • Christin
        October 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm (5 years ago)

        Fabulous and inexpensive. Hooray! Thanks much!

  4. Kaley K
    October 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm (5 years ago)

    I have a serious crush on that blazer! Love the entire look 😀

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