Friday, June 24, 2011

Frock 'n Leopard

Moments in peaceful green ease my tired eyes.
The end of a long week means frocking up, slopping on plenty of leopard print and slipping on some saucy shoes.
Instant energy boost.


I bought the 1950s two-piece lace wiggle suit on Etsy last year.  I love the way it fits and the details are charming - rosette on the jacket collar and rhinestone buttons, plus gentle pleating around the dress neckline.
A mish-mash of jewellery - some costume from the 1940s, the rest thrifted and loved just as much.
Leopard-print tights are from eBay and the shoes are VW Melissa mock crocs from Amazon.




The temptation to snatch forty winks in the glorious winter sunshine is overwhelming.  I have a strange relationship with sunshine - in the summer I hide from her, in winter I court her.


I mix up my animal prints ... oh yes I do.


Enjoy the last day of the working week my lovelies and if you're feeling a little contrary, pop on a frock and enjoy your Friday in style:).
Desiree xo

29 comments:

Kate said...

I adore leopard print in all it's various forms! The tights and bag are awesome. Also, the variety of bangles you have here are something I am going to need to try asap - love the double armed look. - Katy

Vintage Coconut said...

*Ohhh* I just love all the leopard bits!! ESPECIALLY those tights *rawr rawr rawr*
You look gorgeous in green!

Nelly said...

Gorgeous as always DD you are so inspiring.I am sitting at home trying to get warm and running outside into the sun for a time often.I am wering a flanie and jeans and boots and am too cold to get frocked Maybe I will frock it froday when its warmer?xxx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Wow, I'm loving the mix of textures/patterns (leopard, lace, reptile skin). Pretty brilliant!

Helga! said...

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!!! Totally HAWT! Love the lacey leopard Friday Frocktabulousness!
Inspirtional!
XXX

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Fabulous, fabulous! I love the green lace and the leopard, just delightful! And obviously I'm a huge fan of your mock croc Melissas xxxx

delia hornbook said...

aww you look gorgeous i adore green, and lace to doesn't get much better ;-)) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

poet said...

Aw, green! and lace! Two things sadly lacking from my wardrobe! What a beautiful outfit.

Missy Vintage said...

What a fantastic outfit, lovey shade of green x

Penny Dreadful said...

Your winter sun looks way brighter than our summer sun! Loving the leopard print and green lace xx

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Oh Desiree!!! That dress is just divine! I can never seem to come across 40s and 50s dresses that fit me. Seems like all of the women from that era were super skinny! LOL You. Look. AMAZING!!!! BTW, love your makeup! Everything. Lovely! Tons of love! ~Serene

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

GOOOD GAWD YOU ARE DIVINE IN THIS FROCK! GREAT STYLING! to die for really....

Misfits Vintage said...

FABULOUS suit and I adore those leopard print tights... you just look PERECT from top to toe, as always... I have a very special new velvet item that will be making her debut showing this weekend that i can't wait to show off!!!

Sarah xxx

Kitty said...

Gorgeous in green my dear! Thats such a stunning suit and you wear it beautifully.xx.

Smashingbird said...

Really really beautiful outfit, I love the hint of leopard! x

Celynne said...

Your outfits always make me squeal with joy (well, inside my head). This is no exception! I love your tights, and I love the shoes, and I love the necklaces and... bah, love it all. You look marvelous.

sacramento said...

My beautiful Desiree, I adore your vintage dress and the fearless way you have paired it with animal print.
It really looks good.
I feel I have known you form the beginnings of times...
Have a grand weekend, my dear friend.
It is over 40ºc here,ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

minnja said...

You're looking great :)

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Lillian Funny Face said...

Hello, I'm a new follower. I've had a look through your blog and honestly think you're the most exciting and interesting fashion blogger I've ever come across. This outfit is absolutely stunning, you manage to look both elegant and flamboyant at the same time.

Terri said...

The suit is a fantastic find. I love the color and how you have paired it with the leopard.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Great and unexpected combo! I am a huge fan of leopard print so loving the tights especially.

pastcaring said...

Oh my, Desiree, that is a stunning combination - very you!
The suit is stunning, I thought it was a print on the fabric till I got to the close up shot and realised it's lace. Which makes it even more beautiful!
The leopard print definitely gives it that essential Desiree touch of naughty!

La Dama said...

Desiree, you look frockalicious divina amor.
I adorar your green 40's suit, leopard is so sexy on you. I am the same I hate the hot sun and enjoy it in the winter.
besos

fashionoverfifty said...

Love the material on the suit--is it like an eyelit? And the details on the top are divine! You are so brave to wear the leopard tights but it's what takes the suit out of the 40's and brings it to today. Bravo, GF--again! Love, Paula

chelsea.jade said...

I came scross your blog very recently and I love it. You have some lovely unique outfits and I hope to be as glamorous as you when I'm older! :)

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Krista said...

Love love love love love the picture of you taking in that winter sun. I can total relate to loving the spot in the sun when it's cold out!

Your outfit is so sassy! MEOW!

Bonnie said...

You look absolutely FAB! Love the leopard.

wardrobeexperience said...

i adore every single piece of this outfit. so amazing! but i really want those shoes! they would match my wardrobe perfectly. ;)

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The Sequin Cat said...

You've outdone yourself. I LOVE this!

I always look forward to seeing what you're wearing.

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