Mixing Floral & Leopard Prints


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What I’m Wearing
80s-60's-hair-bow-leopard-coat-2* Vintage leopard coat. My grandma made this in the 1960′s. It’s one of my absolute favorite pieces I own. The last time I wore it was at our wedding reception …oh wait, and the following New Year’s Eve. Leopard was huge in 2006 and clearly in the 60′s as well. It’s a staple and a pattern that always makes a comeback. It’s classic. {also seen here}

* Cynthia Steffe silk dress …snatched this from gilt.com last week!

* Steve Madden wooden heeled booties …from 2006 …and I’m not thrilled with them for this look but a more classic shoe was too much of a vintage throw-back. This needed a more modern shoe but again, I’m not 100% with these.

* 80′s beaded hair bow barrette. This was actually mine from the 80′s. I’m sure my mom and I shared it actually. But this morning I pulled my hair to the side and thought to myself “…I wish I had one of those big barrettes that would just hold this mass in place” …and then it came to me.

* Tom Ford Yvette Sunnies

* Vintage earrings …grandma’s

* Vintage Gucci handbag …found this on ebay about 10 years ago.


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* Necklaces : My Gold Baubles DIY necklace, Vintage pearls and rhinestones all layered on top of each other

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I’m 99% sure my Grandma is channeling me this week …although I do love to use the entire month of October as a chance to dress up a bit more. It’s a combination of the weather …still warm but with enough chill to add new pieces into the wardrobe rotation and of course, Halloween. {all of which you already know if you follow me on twitter} I’ve been dying to wear this coat again and when I returned home yesterday to find a Gilt box on my doorstep, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to not only wear it but to jump head first in the pattern on pattern trend that had escaped me prior. What’s funny is that any other solid jacket or blazer I paired with this dress just looked boring and so usual …but I may try again later this winter. However, shooting my outfit shots this morning with leafy and colorful trees behind me was a mistake …because they just added another pattern to the shot …another something you already know if you follow me on twitter

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

52 Comments

  • honey my heart

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    love the outfit and print on print. your style never ceases to amaze :0

  • CC.

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE THAT COAT!! I WANT IT SOOOO BAD. how do i get me one of them??

    and i want you to teach me how to find stuff on gilt, cause i never can find stuff i liek in my size, all the good stuff sells out too quick and i dont get there :(

  • Fashion Court

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    OMG i love that dress! and the coat of course :o)

  • Moomby

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    love the mixed prints and i think the shoes work great!

  • Lauren From Texas

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    I stand by the belief that leopard print is a neutral. :) You look fab!

  • Katie

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    I think the shoes look fab with the outfit!

  • Absolutely Not Martha

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    i think that’s the one thing that surprises me now that i live in LA: there’s not only green foliage here. (btw looking fab, looking fab.)

  • Jacqueline

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    I love that leopard print coat. It is gorgeous!

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  • Lisa Petrarca

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    LOVE THAT COAT! I’ve always save my leopard print stuff too. It seems like it comes back more requently than other styles, every couple of years.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Savvy Gal

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    perfect mix of patterns. i just posted that yesterday. great minds think alike. : )

  • jennine

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    well… i do think your patterns loook great on a ‘patterned’ background. lovely pieces, seriously, leopard and florals..not ust the patterns but hte colors!

  • Nicole Smith

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    that jacket is amazing-love the mix of patterns!

  • Kali's Korner

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    Bold, I love It! I’m always scared to mix patterns, you so just inspired me to be a little braver! ♥ ♥

  • Summer

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    I love your grandma. She had some fab style…and clearly you follow in her footsteps.

    Can we just be BFF’s and you can make one of each of everything you DIY?

    That’d be great, thanks.

    Muah!

  • Diane

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    love the coat and the dress. this outfit is picture perfect!

  • Heather

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    Perfect mix n’ match! Love it.

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  • jennster

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    first of all, i cannot believe i’ve JUST FOUND YOU! you’ve been here forever and i’ve only now discovered you. i think i’m in love. love your style (am way too lazy to ever dress that awesome) but love love love your freaking hair!!!!!! LOVE!
    anyway, loving your blog.. happy i found it. and girl crushing on you. swoon

  • Hanako66

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    so fabulous!!! even more special because your grandmother made it!

    your hair is perfect with this vibe you have going on here…I love the whole package!

  • The Cottage Cheese

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    Your jacket is gorgeous – and so special that your grandmother made it. Talent and fashion sense run in your family!

    P.S. Pop over to D&OC if you get a chance. Christina is hosting a giveaway from my shop :)

    http://downandoutchic.blogspot.com/

  • Donna

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    I love this combination of animal print and floral…it is really chic!!!

  • Pamela

    October 23, 2009 | Reply

    i mean u r the only one able to combine those prints! loveeeeee the coat! its amazing!!!
    xxxxxxxxx

  • Cheryl E.

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Love that dress! I am officially a new follower! I love your sense of fashion!

  • Kyla

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Love love love the mixed prints!

  • Carissa

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    I love the leopard jacket with the floral dress! it looks amazing! normally, I wouldn’t think it would work, but you totally rock it here and you are inspiring to pull out my leopard print sweater and see what floral pieces I can wear it with! and I love the shoes, too. I think they go great, perfect actually!

  • Kaydee

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Those pieces look great together! i never would have thought…
    i think its awesome how a coat your grandmother made is in fashion in 2009! thats awesome!

  • Vanessa

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Gorgeous dress!

  • Girl Japan: April Marie

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    I love, love the coat Maegan!!!!

  • Marbella Jewelry Designs

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    gorgeous!

  • Glamour Bbey.

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Great!

  • Fashion&Such

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    this outfit is sooo beautiful!
    it’s kinda simple but at the same time there’s lots to look at, i adore it.

  • Fashion&Such

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    this outfit is sooo beautiful!
    it’s kinda simple but at the same time there’s lots to look at, i adore it.

  • Suzanne

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    love it! very glamorous
    xx

  • Sunshinemeg

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    The jacket is fierce. So awesome! Love the look. You are totally rocking it.

  • ...Seyma...

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    wow you look gorgeous from head to toe!!

  • Jaime

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Love this look- what a great coat (love that it’s so sentimental and in the fam) and the dress was a fab find! :)

    Have a nice weekend!

  • SequinsandBangles

    October 24, 2009 | Reply

    Ohmigod you look amazing in these pictures, like Jackie O meets Brigette Bardot!! Love the Leopard Print coat, I’m dying to get my hands on one this season, but I don’t want to buy one from a high street store that 100,000 people are going to have, you’re so lucky yours is an individual!! The sleeves are gorgeous too! You are also so lucky that it is warm enough to wear bare legs or even step outside, it’s freezing here! Anyhu just wanted to pop by and say thanks for your comment! These pics really are amazing!! Love them! Sequinsandbangles xx

    http://sequinsandbangles.blogspot.com

  • Caroline, No.

    October 25, 2009 | Reply

    So funny. I’m totally channelling my Grandma this week as well. Totally not meaning to self promote here but lookit:

    http://www.carolineno.com/2009/10/grandmas-jewellery-box.html

    I have her taste and it is so, so lovely to be able to wear her things. Your Grandma’s leopard print coat is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

    My mum and I used to share hair bow clips back in the eighties too. No lie.

    Thanks – this post has made me feel very nostalgic. :)

  • Phoebe

    October 25, 2009 | Reply

    Love the outfit – the third picture is beautiful.

  • FashionAddict

    October 25, 2009 | Reply

    Great pattern mixing! And you look so glam in those glasses :)

  • Blair

    October 25, 2009 | Reply

    Oh you look fabulous! Love the pattern on pattern:) And those necklaces are divine.

  • Trinny

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I never thought leopard prints and flower prints go well together…BUt. it looks really good on you!! You always find ways to make it Work somehow! Great outfit!

  • Gladys

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Love the photos! You look stunning.

  • Kristin

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE that coat. And that fact that your grandmother made it makes it so much more special!

  • Down and Out Chic

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    i adore the mix of patterns, such a smart combo!

  • Revolution Vintage

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Bright and beautiful! Style fits the person ; )

  • Jill

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Surprise, Surprise…I adore leopard! I love this mix of pattern. Fantastic!

  • drollgirl

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    these patterns look so great together, and i don’t think i would have ever thought to mix them! love them! and the shots are LOVELY!

  • rani

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    you look soo ravishing!!! and your leopard coat is undoubtedly fierce :D

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    October 29, 2009 | Reply

    I love love love this outfit. It sort of looks like the crazy shit I put together when I’m feeling bored.

  • The Budget Babe

    October 30, 2009 | Reply

    i love everything about this. my grandma adored leopard too, she even had a leopard bikini that she wore into her 50s. not the apple-pie baking type at all! :)

  • Apt#34

    October 30, 2009 | Reply

    atta girl on snagging that dress. I’m always such a pattern-phobe. Perfect mismatch – love it!

  • battlingthedinosaurs

    December 7, 2009 | Reply

    Love your coat!

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