Monday, February 3, 2014

Leopard and Buffalo


I wore this to church yesterday morning after the temperature decided to drop 30 degrees in less than 12 hours. I walked out the door without my coat, immediately ran back into the house and grabbed the first one I spotted in our entry closet. Of course leopard, in my eyes, is always the print that outshines the rest, plus this is one of the warmest coats I own. I wasn't too sure about how well it would go with my scarf, but I ended up liking how the two patterns paired. Isn't it funny how we find new ways to coordinate accessories on a complete whim? Thank you, bipolar weather for this one. I thought I would show you guys a few shots with and without the jacket as my teeth chattered, hands went numb and hair flew in all sorts of directions.

Old Navy Dress (option here and here) // Forever 21 Scarf (almost identical here JUST SOLD OUT. Other affordable options here here and here) // Forever 21 Cardigan Sweater (option here and here) // ASOS Leopard Coat (option here and here) // Charlotte Russe Boots (option here and here) // Forever 21 Bag (option here and here) // T and J Designs Leopard Bangle c/o // Kendra Scott Ring c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife 

Speaking of sucking it up despite the frigid temps, I have to give major props to every person who photographs all of us crazy bloggers. Friends, husbands, boyfriends, parents, siblings, children and any others that I missed, you guys are rock stars! Speaking from my own experience, the people behind the lens are gifts from God. Ross was just a cold as I was and never once complained yesterday. He never does. He isn't taking these pictures for himself. He is doing it for me and because he knows how much it means. Honestly, if it weren't for him and his unselfish willingness and support, I wouldn't have a blog. I know many style bloggers set up a tripod and shoot their own photos, but I don't think I would ever have the patience to learn the tricks of taking self portraits with a remote or timer. So, high fives to all of you ladies who do it. If you do have a photographer(s), be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their help. I know I tell Ross thank you at least 10 times every time. 

I am linking up with Lauren at Fizz and Frosting to show you two ways I wore this buffalo plaid scarf. It really has become one of my favorites this winter.  The post with denim can be found here.


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, ate way too much at a Super Bowl Party (I know I did) and are staying warm. 

P.S. We got to see Gus this weekend. He is a rock star and has come so far in just a few short weeks. Ross got to hunt behind him and it was amazing to watch them work as a team. Ross was smiling from ear to ear the whole time we were out in the field. We found out that Gus is graduating a week early and he is coming home in 17 more days!! It can't come soon enough!


Shanna

55 comments:

JanM ♥ said...

Did you just make plaid and leopard in the same outfit work?! That's pretty awesome! And yes, those bloggers are so lucky! I am still trying to figure out a way to make my husband take my photos and finally post outfit pictures! Haha!

--Jan

thedailylace.com said...

love the leopard!it one of my favorites! you look great!
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jessica rose said...

I love your coat...to bad you guys have been having such bad weather...I'm sure it will get warmer soon *I hope for you.

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love the print mix, you look so cozy. Sending some warmth your way.

xo
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Nina Piccini said...

Gorgeous Shan! Love the print mix!

xo, Nina
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Charnele Michel said...

Great mixing of print. At least you make layers look great. But 30 degrees? I would have probably died lol

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TaraMixandMatch said...

Your coat is gorgeous, and I love the scarf..I have a similar one I will need to bring out soon :)

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

That picture of your whole fam is TOO CUTE! Love it!

Iris Hanlin - Writer/Photographer said...

My grandma would have LOVED that leopard jacket! She was into all kinds of animal prints. :)

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Kimberly said...

I would never think to pair leopard and plaid together, but it totally works! Yay for Gus almost being home :)

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Lindsay @ Lovely Life Styling said...

I'm all about mixing prints right now! Love that buffalo plaid scarf! xoxo, Lindsay

Lewis Lane said...

That is awesome he gets to come home sooner. He is adorable.

Dawn Lucy said...

Love the plaid & leopard! Cute look!

Alyssa said...

What a cute combo. I'm in LOVE with that scarf!

Alissa said...

I LOVE that scarf Shanna! Glad you had a great weekend!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Super cute, that looks great together.

Yay Gus! Rockstar.

Kreyola said...

Your post is what inspire me to mix colors and prints. Love it all.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Oh our sweet husbands. I know mine hasn't minded taking a break from pictures the past few months. What's UP with this crazy weather!?

Amy

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A Silver Snapshot said...

The leopard print worked perfectly! What a wonderful surprise! Also, any news on the whole fashion blogger rep for iHeartRadio? Happy Monday!

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Samantha Curtis said...

love! and yay Gus!!! Too sweet.

TheTinyHeart said...

Okay, you are really making me want a leopard coat! It is so fun paired with the plaid! Glad you got to see Gus this weekend and he's coming home soon :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

TheTinyHeart said...

Okay, you are really making me want a leopard coat! It is so fun paired with the plaid! Glad you got to see Gus this weekend and he's coming home soon :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

TheTinyHeart said...

Okay, you are really making me want a leopard coat! It is so fun paired with the plaid! Glad you got to see Gus this weekend and he's coming home soon :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Kayla Gilbert said...

Love that leopard coat! SO SO cute! Gus is pretty cute too! : )

Kayla
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Annie said...

Aw I bet you miss Gus so much! Love love love the buffalo plaid and leopard combo...too cute Shanna :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

That buffalo print scarf is already sold out, which is okay since the last thing I need is another scarf! Love that family photo with Gus. Yay that he gets to come home early :)

MorganizewithMe said...

I love that great scarf! And your sweet Gus…such a great picture of your family. :)

Ashley said...

Love the leopard and plaid together!! Great outfit girl!!!

Xo Ash,
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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I can completely relate to the bi-polar weather! There were inches of snow at the end of last week and then yesterday was 60! I never know what to wear these days! I love the buffalo plaid against the leopard print! And thanks for linking up with Mix it Monday! :)

Jennifer Romero said...

I love the plaid and leopard together! Such a fabulous look!!
oXo
Jenn

Darcy said...

I love the pattern mixing, here. And yes to the photographers! I am so thankful Tyler takes my pictures. I know sometimes it's the last thing he wants to do, but he does it anyways! (I normally make him take the pictures during the commercials of Sunday football haha). So thankful for him and all of the other blog support I have received!
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Caroline said...

You look so very glam! :) And I am so over how frigid the weather is right now - time to warm it up, world!

Helene in Between said...

i love that Ross takes pics for you, what a great way to spend time together! I can't wait for y'all to get Gus back!!

Whitney James said...

So cute! Love the coat and the bag is cute too! IDK how we bloggers do it - taking pics despite the blistery cold. Talk about dedication, lol! ;-) Stay warm and Happy Monday...XO!

~Whitney
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pretty little things said...

love the scarf - I have one very similar and its one of my favorites! xo

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Mrs C said...

Great way to layer this cold season! I love the leopard print coat!

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Rachel Lynne said...

Love this print mix, it is perfect! And your leopard coat is to die for!

Setarra said...

I totally agree. If it weren't for my fiance's support and willingness to sometimes take pictures for me, I wouldn't have a blog. I really, really do appreciate his support so I kinda know how you feel about your husband. Love this outfit and kudos for sticking it out in the cold to get these shots :)

Adri Lately said...

Love how you remixed the scarf in both outfits! So happy to hear your guy is coming home sooner!
xo Adri
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Rasa Virviciute said...

You look gorgeous dear, I love those booties!x And you really remind be of Sasha Pieterse! :)
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Lindsay Truax said...

Ha. The weather is bipolar. Mostly polar here. Love your buffalo plaid scarf and how you styled it.

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Iris P. said...

Loving the plaid and leopard mix! It's so pretty!

Alice Sibley said...

I too am a fan of serendipitous outfit and color combinations!

I am one of those bloggers who takes most of her own photos herself. My husband helps from time to time but he is too impatient to keep shooting for long. I know he doesn't like it but when he does it anyway its super sweet :)

Elle said...

You would never expect this pattern to look good, but it looks great! I always feel bad for the person behind the camera, as it is always so cold! But I usually only take pictures on the warmer days (30). All I can say is I can not wait for summer!

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Because of Jackie said...

Loving this look on you, I would never have thought to mix the two patterns together and they look amazing. Be prepared to be copied;) I agree about our photographers, I take my own photos 90% of the time, but my husband is always game to help me on the weekends and scouts out locations for me as well. Without his support, this blog would never exist!

Susan Liberatore said...

There are days I wish I kept my lumberjack jacket {pls say you remember those?!} + this is one of those days. Exact same pattern and cozy as can be! xox

Marianna Dunn said...

You are always the cutest! Love both these looks!

Sarah Tucker said...

I love that scarf. Like love it...

And yay for seeing Gus!

(This is the third time I have read this post and I finally have a moment to comment...what a day it has been!)

Brooklyn Jolley said...

I love when you just randomly out together an outfit and it turns out so cute. You rock that coat!

Alice Warren said...

Great layering Shanna! The scarf looks perfect with the leopard coat. Leopard is the new neutral and it does go with everything!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Always Maylee said...

I want your coat. And your scarf. Can I come play in your closet!?

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

What a great guy Ross is!! My husband does nothing but complain when taking outfit photos! I love how the look turned out with the coat, and I love it without the coat too - it's perfect!

Rebecca said...

The leopard coat surely can add character to any look Shanna...and yes I call our photographers our unsung heroes & I can't help admire those bloggers who take their own pictures....very talented ladies indeed!!

Rebecca
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Jessica @ Here&Now said...

oh my goodness, I love this whole look! And I have all the components to make it happen. WiN!
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Whitney Rife said...

This mix of plaid and cheetah with the pop of red is FABULOUS!!! Love the look!!!

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