Concrete Catwalk // Lemon & Leopard

February 4, 2013

Full disclosure: I stared at this coat/skirt combo for the longest time before walking out the door the other day because I just couldn’t quite figure out how badly the colors clashed.  After reaching the final verdict (which was just a half-hearted maybe) and hearing Mr. Pepper’s response to the look (which was a hesitant “…interesting”), I decided to try to just go ahead and own the look as best as I could.

Adding as many warm layers as I could, plus a courage-inducing pair of over-sized sunnies and some of my boldest orange lipstick (big smiles included), gave me just the right amount of guts I needed to get my butt out the door.

See below for the full look and outfit details, and feel free to weigh-in on the clash factor in the comments!

Top to Bottom:
Knit cap – J. Crew, thrifted
Cat-eye sunnies – ASOS
Black tee – Nordstrom
Zipper cardigan – J. Crew
Leather jacket (
Yellow peacoat – J. Crew (similar here or here)
Woven leather satchel – Vintage, thrifted
Leopard maxi skirt – Vintage, Beacon’s Closet
Moto buckle boots (on sale!) – c/o Gentle Souls

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  • Reply Kimberly February 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I think you are totally pulling it off – love your bold choice and the bright lipcolor! :)

  • Reply barefootandvintage February 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    good clashing. i dig it!

  • Reply Alissa | Feeling Good February 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    You SO pulled this off. I love it on you!!


  • Reply M. (Faded M Style) February 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I think you are owning this look! I had a similar reaction from my husband when trying on a lemon blazer the other day at Target. He said I looked like a bumblebee, hehe! xo

  • Reply Naomi February 5, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I think it totally works! Rock on with your bad self!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Meredith February 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    you look awesome!! when in doubt, I always wear cheetah print! (-: and i love that you wore it despite your “maaaybe” moment – the love(and creativity) of an outfit is what makes it feel like a heck yes! – Meredith

  • Reply Hablemos Fashion February 6, 2013 at 4:50 am

    You’re really can pulled this off. The color combo looks amazing on you.


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