A joke my father used to tell me all the time when I was a child...
Folks, I love the Plains of Africa - I am enthralled by the Lion, the Zebra, the Cheetah, the Elephant, the Leopard.
If given free reign, my house would be decorated in such a way that when I asked, I would say, in clipped danish accent "I had a farm in Africa".
(By the way, the second picture has nothing to do with decor. I just swoon to think of having my hair washed by a man, especially Robert Redford....)
But I have always shied away from animal prints until very recently.
The reasons are many:
1) I am always afraid I will go over the top and perhaps end up at work looking like this:
2) I am always unsure as to how many animal prints can be worn on the body simultaneously:
I mean really - was Nicky suffering the same confusion as I?
3) Can animal prints be combined with each other - i.e. can the cheetah lie down with the zebra?
4) How can you be sure you are channelling Anne Margrock, not Edith Prickley?
I got to thinking about all of this this morning when I wore the following outfit to work:
Leopard print Tippi, burgundy pencil skirt in cotton - new burgundy boots (I will take better pictures of these as they are really comfortable!)
So dear friends - weigh in: Could I have added more animal print? How do YOU know when enough is enough? Do you like animal prints?
And remember, the key for me is to always end up looking more like this:
Think Grace Kelly, not Grace Jones!
As always - I love your advice - you make getting up on wednesdays such fun!