Leopard print is a hot trend this fall, I’ve seen it on the runways, red carpets and in plenty of magazines and catalogs. For quite some time now I have been thinking about how I wanted to incorporate a piece of leopard print clothing into my wardrobe. My only concern was that I didn’t want to look like I was trying too hard. I’ve seen countless of women wearing leopard prints in ways I would never feel comfortable wearing them. I guess you could say in that sense I am a bit conservative.
I do own several accessories and shoes that are leopard print but I didn’t actually own a piece of clothing. That was up until last week when GILT was selling a Dolce & Gabbana leopard print silk blouse. Normally when I see clothing by Dolce & Gabbana I think unaffordable. However this regularly priced $350 blouse was on sale for $99. A silk blouse for under $100 makes perfectly good sense.
First thing I loved about this blouse is that it isn’t the traditional camel spotted leopard print. I also knew this was sophisticated enough to wear in a professional setting, as well as dress down or dress edgy with a pair of leather pants and heels. In other words it’s versatile which is always the first thing that runs through my mind when I purchase a piece of clothing.
It is a sheer blouse so a camisole is required. I really like the lightly puffed shoulders and the bow tie. It’s a nice touch making this blouse a little more unique.
Since I live in San Francisco and tend to walk everywhere my overall style usually complies with my lifestyle. So I decided to give an example of how I would wear this blouse on a regular day walking around the city. It’s actually an outfit you would see someone wearing casually in Europe with the oxfords and skinny jeans. I absolutely love this look.
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This week’s recipe is Italian chicken sausage cooked in a red bell pepper sauce with chopped broccoli, sliced bell peppers and brown rice, served with a side herb salad. Another healthy, tasty meal under 30 minutes.
This week’s recipe is chicken breast cooked in a sauce with madras lentil over brown rice, garlic tandoori naan & herb salad. It’s guaranteed to get your taste buds rolling and your stomach full. And the best part is it only takes 30 minutes to make. Continue reading Quick and healthy recipe of the week→
A day of perusing our local hip area to shop led to me to a little boutique filled with soft cozy lounge clothing, sweet smelling lotions and many other items that I was pleasantly surprised to see. Among some of those items were 3 different really hip, funky, multi-colored wallets from a company called Skunkfunk.
Besides taking a multi vitamin and calcium, I have always recommended taking a probiotic supplement as well. Probiotics improve intestinal balance, thus inhibiting pathogens and toxic bacteria. Basically a healthy intestinal system means better absorption of nutrients which in turn equals better health. Continue reading Probiotics – a supplement worth taking→