A Touch of Leopard


It is TIME for a wardrobe shift as autumn arrives and the landscape gradually transforms itself into a jewel box of precious reds, yellows, oranges, and browns. The days are warm and the nights are cool. The fall/winter pieces are pulled out from their sleepy lair in the basement and brushed off, assessed, and made right for the arriving season.   

Today, I have on my silks, which can be worn all year, but seem to prefer dry, cool weather.  The moss-color silk crepe “Stevie” top (named for Stevie Nicks)  from Elizabeth Suzann has a bit of the 1970’s BoHo vibe about it. It can be tied in the front or back. The Elizabeth & James high-waist silk trousers are paired with the Stevie top and a tissue thin black layering tee is worn underneath. 

Added to all of this is a narrow, leopard print bow belt.  It  leans this outfit to autumn and warms up the softer and more muted shades of the column with its gold and chocolate colors.


The copper bead necklace seems to capture the colors of autumn leaves.  These were hand made beads and the bluish tinge of the copper shows the hand of an artisan.  The individual beads and necklace were hand-crafted by Rocki Gorman a Sante Fe, New Mexico artisan.  I am also wearing my copper earrings which chime lightly against the necklace every time I move my head.   


A back view of the Stevie top.



Here is a close-up look of the stack of bangles and bracelets I am wearing.  Going in order from the bottom piece to the top piece, are a lucite leopard pattern bangle with gold fleck highlights in it, a gold metal tassel bracelet designed by Rachel Zoe for her Fall 2016 Box of Style, a gold hinge bangle designed with origami pyramid shapes.  A black Bakelite bangle and a narrower black Bakelite spacer bangle, a vintage gold metal snake wrap bracelet, and three more black Bakelite spacer bangles.

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