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Go Wild with Animal Print

September 23, 2019

Happy Monday, gals! Today I’m sharing more details and style tips on an outfit that I featured in Friday’s How I Really Dressed for My Day post. I enjoyed wearing this animal print and black duo on mine and James’ day at a nearby city park. In fact, I wore this very outfit again Friday night when we attended a potluck and game fellowship at our church. I never get enough animal print.

Go Wild with Animal Print

Even just a year ago I would have steered you clear of doubling up on animal prints. But when I found this “brown zebra print” t-shirt at Banana Republic recently, I knew I wanted to add even more jungle touches to it.

By the way, while Banana Republic calls this a “brown zebra print” (is there such a thing???). But I’ve decided to think of it as bengal print, especially since I live in Cincinnati, home to the Cincinnati Bengals. Ha!

Go Wild with Animal Print

I paired my black and golden amber animal print tee (TTS – wearing a small) with comfy and trendy black ankle pants. Mine are no longer available, but these chinos by the same brand are very similar and currently marked down. I’m wearing my TTS 8, so I imagine these Sanctuary chinos (available in black, green, white and off white) run true to size as well.

Go Wild with Animal Print

I couldn’t resist adding my vegan suede leopard print hip belt to this ensemble. I just felt like it needed one more “something.” Like I said, normally I would warn against layering animal print on animal print. It’s definitely done on the runways, but a little riskier to pull off in real life. Ha! But I think the shirt and belt really work well together because the coloring is so similar. What do you think?

Go Wild with Animal Print

The day I wore this outfit James and I picnicked in a downtown park and then strolled through the Cincinnati Art Museum, so I chose to wear comfortable sneakers. These Marianne Naturalizers do not disappoint and they’re available in myriad colors and prints.

Go Wild with Animal Print

However, if you’d rather wear some shoes with a little more class, I highly recommend these pointy toe flats. The price is right and they have so many great colors and textures to choose from. The chocolate or black croc embossed would be great with this outfit and would add yet another touch of animal to this “wild” look. (I wore my black pointy toe flats with this outfit to our church fellowship Friday night.)

Go Wild with Animal Print

I find myself reaching for these brushed gold earrings frequently. Even with no other jewelry in the mix, these large teardrops add a little classy bling.

I also wore a tortoise cabochon bracelet. I think tortoise shell adds yet a third touch of animal print to this look.

Go Wild with Animal Print

Finally, I carried my Tory Burch hobo bag. It’s pricey, but I bought it on sale. And I am so pleased with this investment purchase. I love this bag so much. I’d really like to have the other colors, too, but I’m not that wild! Gotta tame the beast within, you know! Hahaha!

Go Wild with Animal Print

What do you think about layering on animal print in this way? I’d love to hear from you today!

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I love hearing other people’s stories. Yesterday afternoon I sat around a table of new friends at our church’s ice cream fellowship. I listened to stories of how God had worked in these people’s lives. Their stories brought me encouragement and hope. They reminded me that God does indeed work miracles and answer prayers…often in surprising ways.

In the same way, the accounts in the Bible can bring us hope. When we approach the Scriptures with fresh eyes and read the familiar stories with a desire to meet God, we will be encouraged by how He has worked throughout the ages. If you need hope and encouragement in a particular struggle of life, I encourage you to turn to God’s Word. Read the familiar stories, but with fresh, eager, hungry eyes. And trust that the God who shut the lions’ mouths, parted the seas, rained down daily manna and healed the lepers can work miraculously in your life, too.

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. ~ Romans 15:4

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18 thoughts on “Go Wild with Animal Print

  1. Hi Kay,
    Just wanted to stop by and give you a Cincy recommendation ?
    If you have an opportunity to see Come From Away at the Aronoff…GO! It is so good! Hubby and I have been Broadway in Cincinnati season patrons for 8 years and we both thought this was one of our favorite shows of all time! I think it runs through the 29th.

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Good morning Kay! Good luck at the new hair salon! Your hair color looks so natural; so much so that I never suspected that it wasn’t! I would like to see that top and black pants with a solid color belt for comparison. Personally, I would not mix animal prints, especially close together. Since last Thursday, every morning but one, our temp in south central GA has been in the 50’s, which is perfect front porch sittin weather. But the highs are going up in the 90’s, so it’s still hot in the afternoons. Have a blessed day!

  3. Kay, these pictures are beautiful! I agree with the mixing these prints. I understand about a new stylist. I had the same one for over 20 years. Then we moved. Fortunately I found a young, spunky stylist who’s lots of fun and very good. Hope the same for you ?

  4. Very cute outfit! I agree…I would call the top “tiger print”! Either way, it’s cute! Comfy looking outfit! Perfect for a little outing!
    Good luck with your new stylist! When we moved, I had to say goodbye to the one stylist who could cut my hair to perfection! He knew his stuff! Got one haircut closer here to our new home, and it was a wreck! Now, I knew my hair could look better! It took me years to find the Perfection Stylist, and seems I am on the hunt here again! lol! …Love the scripture story you have shared today. We all need encouragement daily! Seeing with “new eyes” is a wonderful reminder Kay!

  5. Your animal ensemble is just the right mix, in my opinion! Looks great on you! BTW, was watching old home movies last night if you & Candy skiing @ Lake Sinclair…seems like yesterday! Enjoy your day!

  6. Great fun outfit!! I’m usually a pretty traditional dresser, but I may have to go a little ‘wild’ and try an animal print! You make it look fun!! I’ve been blown away recently by God’s provision and protection during a recent accident one of my children had while out hiking. The accident could have turned out awful but we have seen God’s protection in saving a finger and seeing our son through a very challenging time! It’s amazing how God takes care of us and sees us through our tough times in life!! Blessings for a great week!

  7. The animal print belt with the animal print shirt is darling! I think it looks great together! Love your blog – I look forward to your outfits every day.

  8. Cute outfit, Kay! And being a Bengals fan and SW Ohio resident, I love that you’re thinking of that shirt as a Bengals shirt! ? I like the mixing of the animal prints. I think you pulled it off. It’s nice that you live near me now. I look forward to your winter fashions. Maybe your local followers could meet up with you for lunch in Cincinnati sometime. That would be fun!

  9. Fellow Cincinnatian here. Love all your local posts. I find myself trying to figure out where you were. I love the idea of using as a Bengal shirt. Was so excited when you announced that you were moving here. Enjoy your stay for however long it is. Love your style.