Versatile Style by Tracey

Animal Print Adoration

Posted on: August 19, 2015

I wear more animal print in cooler seasons….

I found this simple t-shirt at Walmart one day and thought, 

“Just maybe I can make this work for Summer.”  


There is story behind this tan skirt…

It’s a Chaus one I had for years in a larger size, 

and seriously mourned the loss of when I lost weight. 

I stalked Ebay for quite awhile before, lo an behold there it was in the size I needed.. 

A great khaki skirt is never to be taken for granted for my Mom on the Go life!  


This photo shoot was quite the event and my smile never was quite right…

You see their were just the beginnings of rain drops beginning…

May I say, Huge rain drops falling….

That wasn’t too bad… but then the neighbors on both sides of me were out….

Wait there is more, the mailman was slowly making his way down the opposite side of the street…

Aaah , the woes only a blogger can understand,lol 


I almost forgot to mention that this was just a plain tshirt and

really did nothing for my figure…

I took a rubber band underneath the shirt and gathered some fabric near my hip

to create the gathering, a quick styling trick I use often.  


I recently bought the pink tassel necklace from 

and thought it would be a fun addition to the tan and browns.  

It seemed to add a soft femininity to the look.  

Dear Readers, I was talking to my niece today about her school dress code for middle school in which the girls are not allowed to wear leggings even with long tunics.  I instantly flashed to the mother of 4 girls I had seen at Burlington a few weeks ago.  All her girls were wearing leggings and trying on tops.  The mother was rejecting all that didn’t have enough coverage to wear with the leggings.  I can’t help but think what the cost would be for a mother of so many girls to take leggings out of the picture , requiring a bigger expense for pants.   The people making these rules don’t at all understand what havoc that could wreak on a large family.

 I realize how lucky my niece is to be an only child with my brother as her father, who dotes on her and indulges her love for fashion.  He spent the weekend for hours shopping with her until both their feet were aching.  I love seeing this side of him and how much his relationship mirrors the relationship I had with my father and mother who indulged me that way.

My sentimental side is in full force this time of year as I send mine off to college recognizing how precious this time is when they still come home for Summer.  My oldest has moved out and we see him too infrequently for my liking…I may have to lure him over with a once a month dinner just to get my fix…


I am so grateful for this time with my niece this Summer.  

I am so grateful to witness my brother’s relationship with his daughter and the memories of my father it brings forth.

I am grateful to my niece who actually swept my den and kitchen for me today after my knee began hurting. 

I am grateful for fun time teaching my niece how to play jacks. a game my sister and I were addicted to as kids. 

I am grateful that DH mentioned he liked the leopard t-shirt when he came home last night and then added that he likes me in animal print… He’s never mentioned that before, lol! 


3 Responses to "Animal Print Adoration"

Such brilliance with the rubber band trick!!! And I love the pink the outfit! May have to copy that one! jodie

That simple tee is so cute! And yes, you cannot function without a khaki skirt!

As a mom of high schoolers (one who just moved up from junior high)…I wish our school would ban leggings.

The VAST majority of girls wear leggings with cropped to barely to the waist tops. And these leggings are so tight and some of them are not quite opaque in full daylight.

I think leggings are awesome as a LAYERING piece, but they are not meant to function alone as pants. So a total ban so as to not have to mince words makes sense to me.

My daughter joined our discussion and said leggings would have been an upgrade for her high school where the shorts were too short, lol.

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