cute & little | Dallas Fashion Blog: Color Brigade: Vol 7

Monday, February 21, 2011

Color Brigade: Vol 7

Cardigan:  Lapis Leopard Print Cardigan via Ross (gifted from Mom) (similar)
Skirt:  J. Crew Double Serge Pencil Skirt in Nightfall Blue - 00P (buy)
Belt:  Express Black Patent Belt borrowed from dress - XS (similar)
Purse:  Louis Vuitton Bellevue PM (similar)
Necklace:  The Limited Pendant (old) (similar)

I'm totally on a wild streak this week.  First, red pants.  Now, leopard print?  Whoa, nelly.  I had the day off today and spent the majority of the day figuring out the details of my honeymoon.  Now if you think leopard print is crazy, wait until you hear where we're going for our honeymoon.  AFRICA!*  Yes, friends, we will be seeing leopard print in real life.  On a leopard. 

I'm pretty excited about the trip.  Our plans include doing a 1.5 week safari through the Serengeti during the time of the Great Migration.  Wildebeests, leopards, giraffes, elephants, zebras, gazelles -- we'll be seeing it all.  After looking at these pictures, I'm thinking I should take this cardigan on my trip.  Maybe it'll actually work as camouflage out there?  :)

As for now, it'll just work for the Color Brigade!  This week, I bring you the colors cream, teal, and leopard.

Now it's your turn!  Link up your colorful outfits below.

Note:  feel free to link up any outfit you wore in the past week or an outfit that you'll be wearing later this week -- it doesn't have to be something you actually wore today! 

  1. Add the Color Brigade button on your blog sidebar (copy the html provided).  Entries without this button will be removed. 
  2. Submit your link by clicking on the "Click here to enter" button at the bottom of this post.  Please have an outfit that combines at least 3 different colors.  Prints count as 1 color (e.g. leopard print = 1 color)
  3. In the "Link it to:" field, please provide the url of the specific post (not the url of your entire blog, lol).
  4. In the "Caption or Title:" field, list the different colors you're wearing.  Example: Gold, Cream, and Red.

    You're done!  Go back and check out the other amazing entries from members of the Color Brigade!

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* Why Africa?  2 reasons:  (1) We have to go before we have kids.  (2) It's expensive.  So we're asking our wedding guests to help pay (i.e. it's on our registry).  :)

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H Rija said... [Reply]

Love your outfit and your honeymoon sounds so adventurous and awesome at the same time!

Love the leopard print cardigan!

Linley said... [Reply]

Kileen! I love your outfit! It's simple and neutral, but interesting with gorgeous colors - if that even makes sense?

you looks great and this outfit is amazing!

Angga said... [Reply]

AFRICA!!! I would love to go there too!! hubby doesnt want to even though I said safari would be tons of fun!!
I really love your outfit today!! leopard with teal pants, I'm still holding that skirts by the way, if I cant find anything in Dallas, as soon as I get back from KS I'm buying them lol

DarlingV said... [Reply]

Omg this is one of my favorites! I love the dark teal, combined with the beige, combined with the leopard. You look beautiful, absolutely love this outfit <3

Mindy said... [Reply]

I love the outfit - the colors and print are great!

And WOW! Africa! Sounds fun!

hurricanekerrie said... [Reply]

This skirt fits really well (isn't the same type as the dahlia one?) Nice. What's even nicer is your honeymoon! Wow. That sounds like a wonderful adventure! Make sure to bring pictures! :)

Sandy a la Mode said... [Reply]

love this outfit kileen!! leopard and teal are great together!! :)

Cee said... [Reply]

Whoa! You're the second person I know who went/will be going to Africa for their honeymoon. The other couple I know really enjoyed their time there. And came back in one piece ;) I'm sure you and A will have an amazing time! The perfect outfit for today's post :)

JNRS said... [Reply]

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! The colors and print work perfectly together.

And yes, bring cardigan to Africa!

Jillian said... [Reply]

africa!! how fun.
love that cardigan :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

s said... [Reply]

I adore this ruffle blouse!! Esp tucked into a skirt! It's my fav of all the ruffle shirts I've seen on anyone.. very flowy and sweet.

Africa sounds exciting!

Michelle said... [Reply]

Love the outfit!! The animal print looks so lovely with that bold blue!!

Just do not visit Egypt! :p Or any other countries overthrowing their government! Lol!

kileen said... [Reply]

@Michelle lol, for sure! someone originally suggested Uganda, but it looks pretty dangerous. we're looking at Tanzania now. :)

kileen said... [Reply]

@Sandy a la Mode thanks! it worked out better than i thought. :)

Laura said... [Reply]

I am totally loving your shell and those shoes! Awesome. And congrats on picking the honeymoon!! That sounds like the trip of a lifetime and you will make so many wonderful memories.

20 York Street said... [Reply]

Aaaahh... that cardigan! Swooon!

Boy, I almost had a colour brigade today! But I only had two colours!



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Sara K.S. Hanks said... [Reply]

AFRICA!!!!!! Wow! That sounds seriously amazing. And it's great that you're enlisting the help of your wedding guests. A trip to Africa is VASTLY superior to a football-shaped crockpot (which, yes, is one of the things my husband and I received when we got married =).

Jessica Marie said... [Reply]

This look is so chic, Kileen! It's probably my favorite of yours this month! I love that leopard cardi with that teal skirt. Perfection!

As for Africa - wowza! What a honeymoon! You're going to have a BLAST! My husband went when he was in high school, and I've always wanted to go, so hopefully it will be in my future...eventually. :) We'll stick to Mexico until I finish grad school!

Fashion Rehab said... [Reply]

I really love your outift!!

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Justine said... [Reply]

YAY for Ross! I really like the shade of your skirt :]

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mich LA said... [Reply]

kileen! this outfit is so flawless. the top is gorgeousss and the cream + teal is such a great combo! i love that the teal skirt is a refreshing color that's still super work appropriate.

cryskay said... [Reply]

the blouse is so pretty! i love it w/ the leopard print cardigan. so jealous you are going to africa for your honeymoon! i bet its going to AH-mazing! xo

Rinny said... [Reply]

Love the outfit! And I hope you enjoy your honeymoon - that's so cool how you're going someplace exotic like Africa and not the usual honeymoon destinations like Hawaii or the Bahamas :D

lisa said... [Reply]

omg your teal skirt is gorgeous.. i love that color!

and Africa.. that is SO cool.. totally untraditional.. but so neat!! i'm excited for you :)!

Irene said... [Reply]

Hi Kileen!

I just saw the DFW blogger meetup button and am adding it to my sidebar ^_^

You are amazing at putting together outfits! I love the leopard print and black heels!!!

So excited about this weekend! See you soon!

i love mochi said... [Reply]

this outfit is really well-put-together! you two are so adventurous =)

Rainy Days and Lattes said... [Reply]

I really love your color brigade posts :) You are always so creative and have the best looks :) I really admire you!

oomph. said... [Reply]

safari sounds fun, actually! i really love the teal with the leopard...i was just thinking about leopard and green. this is pretty close, and the colors just go so well together.

My Heart Blogged said... [Reply]

You are going to have so much fun on your safari. Sounds like an amazing way to start your marriage. I love the outfit, the ruffled top is beautiful.
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Samantha said... [Reply]

Love this look! Also totally want your bag! :o)

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Leena said... [Reply]

this outfit is perfection! love the mix of print and ruffles.

marcella said... [Reply]

great one :)

Molly said... [Reply]

Your honeymoon sounds super fantastic. What a memorable trip!
And I'm loving the leopard print paired with the teal skirt. Very "urban jungle" chic. ;)

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Rachel said... [Reply]

That's so great. I am so happy for you. I can't wait to hear all about it. When are you getting married? PS, I joined the color brigade. You inspired me to add color. thank you girl!

kileen said... [Reply]

@Rachel yay!!! the wedding is May 7. :)

kileen said... [Reply]

@Rainy Days and Lattes aww thank you!! :)

kileen said... [Reply]

@Irene Thank you!! I'm excited too. I'll be sending out another update soon. :)

curls-and-pearls said... [Reply]

What a great idea for a honeymoon! when I look back I wish we would have splurged on a big trip before we had the house and all these grown up responsibilities :P

I'm so envious of all your J Crew skirts - I can't wait to hit the US stores in the Summer!

Francesca said... [Reply]

amazing LV bag and loving the leopard print! xx

Collette Osuna said... [Reply]

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a woman's right to shoes said... [Reply]

That outfit is gorgeous and your honeymoon sounds amazing! I really want to go to Africa on safari someday too. Can't wait to hear about how your later.
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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said... [Reply]

Love the animal print jacket and ruffled top!!!
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silvergirl said... [Reply]

I love the color of that skirt and what a smart idea for a wedding gift!
I have always wanted to take that trip!!!

Marcia B. said... [Reply]

Oh wow you are so cute! Love your outfit! I am now following you!

Mikaela said... [Reply]

love your outfit!! and what a fun honey moon!!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said... [Reply]

LOVE your outfit. LOL
Of course, it wouldn't fit, so don't mind shipping it right out to me. ;-) I really should invest in a sweater like that!
Africa - jealous. But AWESOME for you!

Melissa said... [Reply]

Wait a minute...leopard print...on a LEOPARD? That's just crazy talk! :)

That sounds so fun and I hope you have a great time! I can't wait to see pictures. You know, eventually.

I absolutely adore the ruffles in that blouse and the leopard print cardigan. You look amazing!

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Sophie said... [Reply]

another fab outfit Kileen :) love the sound of your safari!

katou said... [Reply]

This outfit is so cuuute as usual love every single item especially the shoes just love them
keep inspiring us :)

Tara said... [Reply]

Loving the leopard and teal combo...your honeymoon sounds awesome!

Natasha xoxo said... [Reply]

LOVE the ruffle shell top...i have a few as well. You can never have enough :)

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Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said... [Reply]

Dude your killing me, how can you looks so good all the time. I love this outfit. You worked it girl

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said... [Reply]

You look SO chic and pretty in this outfit!! The leopard cardi looks gorgeous paired with that ruffle top. Good job!

Ski Petite said... [Reply]

OMG! How exciting about Africa. We thought about that for our honeymoon and then decided against it because of the price. But we both really still want to go so are hoping to go again at some point.

Erica said... [Reply]

I love the leopard print with the ruffles! So pretty!

That's so awesome that you are going to Africa for your honeymoon!

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Amaris said... [Reply]

I love the ruffles :) Such a pretty outfit, I love the colors incorporated into this look as well.

I am Khatu said... [Reply]

I've been meaning to participate, but I always forget!

Ashley J said... [Reply]

I cannot believe you are going to Africa on your honeymoon...that is so cool! I have to confess I thought you would be a more tropical kind of girl though:)

kileen said... [Reply]

@Ashley J my first pick was Hawaii actually, lol. But a bunch of friends convinced us that we need to do Africa. :)

SewPetiteGal said... [Reply]

Animal print definitely becomes you! So exciting about your honeymoon destination! Please take lots of photos for us :)

LyddieGal said... [Reply]

I am loving all your ruffles this week! you look amazing!

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Jen HaHA said... [Reply]

I miss out again this week! I need to plan out my outfits better during this 30 for 30 challenge! I have lots of laundry to do. And what was I thinking choosing so many dry-clean pieces? Anyway, enough about me . . .

I love everything about this outfit! The leopard print, something on my list for when I can shop. The ruffles/layers of your top ate very pretty. And, the pencil skirt. Aust-have that I must get!
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Amy Z. said... [Reply]

I am SO IN LOVE with this outfit! The colors and the cardigan are just amazing!

dotty said... [Reply]

this outfit is such a great combination of professional and fun pieces!

Really Petite said... [Reply]

I love that skirt! I wonder if it will fit me? It's just gorgeous!

You didn't have to do ANY alterations?

kileen said... [Reply]

@Really Petite I didn't have to do any alterations, but the skirt sits about 2" below my natural waist line if I don't belt it. I think it might be a little big on you since you're about the same size as Jean from ExtraPetite. The skirts are actually on sale now at J.Crew with code AYC93K (and 1.5% back with Ebates) so it might not be so bad if you do need to add on maybe $25 worth of alterations... Just a thought. I LOVE these skirts! :)

The Little Dust Princess said... [Reply]

The leopard print & that Gap shell look SO good together<3

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