Leopard Mountain Peasant Song




A very simple outfit today, but somehow I feel like leopard printed coats never really look as good with elaborate ensembles as they do with a very simple backdrop of clothes. It makes me frustrated that I can’t get my head around wearing leopard in a more interesting way though, I always seem to reach for black, white or navy if I want to wear my leopard coat. Do you guys have any tips? I just love to look really elegant with my coat. I love printmixes and lots of color, but it doesn’t work as well with leopard, or that’s how I feel about it. Sigh.
But I suddenly thought this shape of coat would look really cool with my bell bottom high waisted sailor trousers (sailor because of the button fastening on the sides), and I just went with the flow and ended up with this look I’m sort of happy with. I think it’s ultra chic for my day to day life, but not chic enough for my blogging life. Or am I just being silly? This coat actually has a nice story: I had been eyeing it in the first week of last year's winter sales, but it was still 60 euro and I deemed that too much for a coat that doesn't go with everything and left it, hoping to find it marked down a bit more one of the next weeks. But then I kept thinking about how GORGEOUS it was and I went back as soon as possible, finding the store remarkably LACKING ANY coat of this sort. It was gone. I mobilized all the people I knew who lived near a Zara store and asked them to go check it out for me, but it was gone everywhere. I even went with my boyfriend to some stupid meeting he had to go to in some far away town to check the Zara over there, but NOTHING. I was really really sad and my boyfriend told me "well, that'll teach you to leave clothes you love behind" (and he's surprised I have too many shoes). But yet here it is, on me, being all kinds of faux furry and warm and cozy and leopardy. How did I get it? First I searched ebay, and I found it. But for a higher price (100 euro give or take). I felt so stupid, but almost bought it because I had been obsessing about it for weeks by this point. But my sensible side got the best of me again, and I left it. And then, some time later, I had actually forgotten about the coat. And I wandered into Zara because my class had ended early and my train wasn't due yet. And THERE
IT
WAS


I think I literally heard the choirs from the heavens when I saw like 5 of these back in my Zara (isn't it funny how we call stores ours?). I saw some old ladies moving towards it, so I used my young legs to be faster and grabbed the medium and the small, finally settling on the medium because fur, faux or not, needs to sit a little oversized in my opinion. Best part? It was marked down to 30 euro. Good things come for girls who wait. And there you have it. I'll never let this coat go.

I’m so so so happy I bought these clogs btw. I never would’ve thought they’d look good with so many outfits. I love how they instantly lend some quirky “I don’t care” seventies quality to any look, so they were perfect for this outfit too. And they were pretty warm on my toes, being real leather and all!

I’m getting into the christmas spirit by listening to the Fleet Foxes. I’ll link you up 










lovely, right?
Do you guys have some holiday favorites? I love cheesy stuff too btw. 

Today’s Lanvin for H&m day, right? I’m going to class this afternoon, and I’ll be dropping by H&m in a jiffy too to see if there’s anything left to fondle. I’d just really love to try on that red poofy dress once in my life :(

Okay, that’s it! Enjoy your day, hope it isn’t as rainy as mine!
 coat: Zara
top: H&M
trousers: COS
clogs: New Look

17 comments

  1. LOVE the coat...and of course the clogs....you look stylish and chic:)

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  2. Great outfit. I think it's the perfect match for leopard print to mix it with black or brown and with simple prints like stripes. I thought about red together with the leo print but sometimes it looks to cheap.

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  3. I love that coat!! It looks so pretty and that flower ring looks amazing!


    Marja <3

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  4. Dat is geluk hebben! =D

    Mmmm moet de mijne écht eens aandoen! Maar dan zonder blonde pruik haha!
    Ik ga er een boho look ipv Barbie look van maken ^^

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  5. Wow amazing trousers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lovely clogs!

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  6. I really love this look, I'm glad you found your coat after all that! The clogs are gorgeous, I love the "weathered" look they have about them.
    In terms of colours to wear with leopard, it's a slippery slope to keep from looking cheap! I commented yellow-gold on Chictopia, and since then I thought of a deep eggplant/plum colour as well :D
    I love your blog!

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  7. I love the leopard and the stripes.. great combo, I would never had thought of that together.. it looks super chic as Colette said. And those pants are really awesome, I really like the cut of them!!!

    you look great as always!!

    keep up the good work :)

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  8. Geen zorgen, bijna alle jurken hangen er nog in bijna alle maten! Een halfuur geleden toch nog..

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  9. I'm glad that story had a happy ending! There's nothing worse than missing out, especially after fixating on a piece for weeks!

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  10. loving the music right now... (enjoyed the coat at work :))

    xo

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  11. i'm so into that coat!!!!! or at least i wish i was. it's awesome and so warm, cozy looking.

    thanks for the comment Annebeth and i replied on my blog but incase you didn't get it i'll repost here:
    "you're totally welcome and i understand about the busies especially at this time of year. that's why i opted to change it up a bit and just use this "award" as more of an "introduction". meaning that you don't have to do a thing except know that you are a loved blog by me and i wanted to cheer that fact. sorry if i was confusing but thanks for helping me understand i probably should have clarified this better." ♥

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  12. Love that first Fleet Foxes song and love the coat. I like leopard with red or bright magenta, and definitely with stripes.

    I always feel like my outfits aren't good enough for blogging life, but then I just put em up there anyway, because otherwise, I feel like I'm not being genuine or something.

    xo
    Laurel

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  13. Loved hearing about your little hunt for your beautiful coat, sounds like something I would do! It is absolutely gorgeous on you and such a classic piece that you can keep forever. Thanks for the comment lady!

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  14. I think you look EXTRA chic today! Very timeless and elegant. That's an awesome story about your coat, too. Isn't it great when things work out like that?

    I like leopard with red and burgundy! It's so glamorous :)

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  15. loving the music right now... (enjoyed the coat at work :))

    xo

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  16. I really love this look, I'm glad you found your coat after all that! The clogs are gorgeous, I love the "weathered" look they have about them.
    In terms of colours to wear with leopard, it's a slippery slope to keep from looking cheap! I commented yellow-gold on Chictopia, and since then I thought of a deep eggplant/plum colour as well :D
    I love your blog!

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  17. Great outfit. I think it's the perfect match for leopard print to mix it with black or brown and with simple prints like stripes. I thought about red together with the leo print but sometimes it looks to cheap.

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