Monday, May 21, 2012

Outfit Post: Suburban Jungle


More urbane than urban is my latest play of flora and fauna. I love mixing it the way Mother Nature does - with florals + animal prints. You can see some previous incarnations here, here, and here. This time however, I think I lost some urban edge and added spinster spice. There is nothing edgy or dangerous to my look, just look how cute this '80's floral sundress is! Throwing on that sweater like a good grannie somehow gave me suburban vibes. Which looks tame and well, nice. As in, less likely to pull a switchblade on ya, more likely to serve up some ice cold lemonade.

Welcome to the jungle, dearies.






Some of you have ask me if this is my backyard. Well, it's the yard that greets my front door. I rent a basement flat (seems to be my destiny) and so i'ts the backyard of to folks I rent from. And it's a great little lush spot, as is the entire neighborhood I live in.  My 'hood is so lovely, that I am constantly walking past my block because my attention is distracted by flowers and blossoming dogwood trees + lilac bushes and front yard veggie gardens- I'm losing count of the times that I sort of lose myself before I make it home. In fact just happened today. Again.

Something that happened last week- you will find me featured last Friday over at Cameron's blog. Please check out our interview: I sound so wise and clever! 
Cameron's blog is: 33 Avenue Miquelon, so check it out and feel free to leave her a sweet comment. Rawr!

Now Wearing: 
  • circular yellow sunnies, Cuffs 
  • vintage floral sundress, thrifted
  • Ralph Lauren chunky cardi, thrifted
  • socks + sandals: Target
  • vintage Coach bag: Goodwill
  • arm candy: studs via FRINGE
  • arm candy: circle cuffs are thrifted

33 comments:

Franca said...

I don't think this looks grammyish at all! Either way, it's great!

Franca said...

*grannyish.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

No...not a granny...but a really great spring look for you!

Adam Kwiatkowski said...

You look perfect :)

Adam,
http://bmagazyn.com

SACRAMENTO said...

You are always my hero.
Love you!!!
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pastcaring said...

Well, my granny never looked as good as you! Love the floral/leopard mix, and the print on your frock is delightful. Cool sunnies too! xxx

Krista said...

I love flowers and I love leopard print I would have never thought to mix the two...until now. Having also come from CA to the Pacific Northwest, the crazy blooms and beauty that living in a temperate rain forest provides never gets old. Never!

Joni James said...

This is a great combo with the sweater and dress. Very you!
That cello music is fabulous! Would be awesome live.

Vix said...

Granny? No way! That's a fabulous combination, leopard print makes everything that bit edgier. x

lasophia said...

U made a great combo here. Im loving the leopard and floral. My sisters were over yesterday looking through Vogue and saying how strange different prints looked with one another. I tried to set them straight.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

My dear, with the tattoos and boots, you will never be "classic" granny, thank God. You are perfect!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Granny? Are you kidding? You look great - love love love the leopard and the floral dress is cute x

Helga! said...

Granny?! No WAY!
I didn't relaise the leopard was a sweater ar first,it's very coat like!I love the floral frock,so 90's grunge and sooo pretty and Summery!Fab cuffs too.
Gonna go perv at this interview!
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Reva said...

I just LOVE those early 90's granny dresses and probably have way too many ;) You look fab as always my love!
Big ass hugs!!!
Reva

Reva said...

the cello dudes were way cool!!!

Adrienne said...

I love the animal and floral, I don't think it looks granny-ish!

Adrienne
What Lola Wants

Terri said...

I loved your interview with Cameron. Our lilacs bloomed and withered weeks ago so it is great to see them in profusion where you are. I've thrifted a couple of 80s things lately--for comfort reasons. Do you think it's coming back?

The Style Crone said...

I don't think you've lost your urban edge in this fine and wondrous outfit. Gorgeous, with the purple lilacs in the background!

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Great - now I can't get the image of a switchblade-wielding granny out of my head! Never mind. You look great, and I love the idea that animal prints and florals belong together, as in nature.

LV said...

I love the colors in this dress. Very springtime, but you manage to look very edgy too.

Fashion Tales.... said...

That would be some stylish grands! I love how versatile and addictive this leopard knit can become. I always need more leopard!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I want that cardigan! I love it! The back of the dress is so cute too xxx

Stacey said...

If this is a grannyish look, then I can't wait to be a granny! I love this dress, and I reckon it looks awesome paired with the leopard print.

La Dama said...

You abuelita? No way amor!
Your too cool for skool, you always look very radicaly gorgeous.
I find that leopard goes with everything.
Gonna go check out your interview.
Me encanta tu pelo rojo.
Besitos

Meghan Edge said...

This is one of my favorite outfits from anyone. I adore that cardi. Just, love it.

Thrifted Shift said...

You're funny and I appreciate that. I love the phrase "sprinster spice." Untrue, but hilarious! You're hot as ever!
--TS

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

No spinster spice, hot and spicy baby! Leopard print with your sunnies and glorious red hair - divinos!!!! xxxxxxx

Hang T. Tran said...

Beautiful. One of my favorites from you. Full of spring Bella! I think you look sweet in the third picture ^_^

Cheers
Hang

Cheryl van den Berg said...

With florals and animal prints the way mother nature does it...haha...so cute!

Jen said...

ohwow amaze outfit!

J x

Susan said...

It is SO cute!

Melanie said...

I looove this coat with this floral explosion underneath. Okay, granny sweet, debatable, but I suspect you serve up a mean hard lemonade.

Kirstin Marie said...

In love with this brilliant outfit. Your hair is seriously rockin'. You are awesome!!

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