not... but who cares as I LOVE it. And it's a must have, can't live without, comes on holiday and is a year round staple.
Yes, it's leopard print. Combining holiday essentials, with capsule wardrobe must haves - leopard print is one of those things I can't get enough of.
It works on so so many different levels. Gone are the days of the Bet Lynch connotations (yawn when I even see them mentioned now) although I have to say I do draw the line at anything clothes wise combined with a black leather jacket... there is a line I do think it's easy to cross. Having said that, super hypocritically one of my favourite outfits is my black leather midi a line skirt with black fitted knitted jumper and leopard ankle boots... I do think it's all about getting the balance and the fabrics right.
The easiest way to add a bit of cat interest to your outfit is definitely in the form of accessories. Yes I do have a couple of bits of clothing - namely a coat and a sweatshirt (which has seen better days and has been resigned to slob on the sofa wear) and a blouse which comes out every year.
But personally I think it comes into its own when you pair it with a plain outfit. It can make the world of difference to a neutral look - my favourite colour combos are the rather predictable tan and black but I do love it with grey as well.
And as if by magic, the first scarf I've found, unusually has grey in it. This is definitely an investment treat but honestly, you would have this for years and years. One of the favourite things in my wardrobe is my Louis Vuitton scarf that I bought almost 8 years ago after I'd had a miscarriage. To this day it comes away with me every holiday and is worn all year round. It was a heinous amount of money to spend on a scarf but cost per wear, I have scarves I've bought from M&S that have, to all intents and purposes, *cost* me more.
I could possibly justify this one too seeing as it's so different... adore the grey. A rare inclusion with brown shades. Perfect.
Jaeger Modern Leopard Scarf £99
For me, this isn't on the same level BUT if the colour works and honestly, some acrylic can be almost as good as wool (and it doesn't nearly bobble as much) then this from Mango could be up your street. Different tones - much warmer. And at this price, it is the perfect quick pick me up.
Leopard Print Scarf from Mango £26.99
As I've said, accessories are definitely my favourite outfit finishers when it comes to adding leopard print, a bag is the ideal solution. Boden have a super versatile number that will serve for during the day cross body and also in the evening as a clutch.
Chancery Clutch £79
Ponyskin leather bucket bag at Mango £80.99
If these aren't your bag (boom boom)- then I'm throwing in another leopard option as I came across these in store when I was buying the boys their school shoes and they are the only ones I've ever seen that are almost identical to the Next ponyskin ones.
Modesty Sneakers from Geox £110
Last day here for us - I can't believe how quickly a whole week has gone. Back tomorrow with a hugely busy weekend on the cards as it's the littlest's birthday. But till then, we have yet more fish and chips to scoff, one last stroll on the beach and a Divergent/Insurgent movie fest for later.