{Outfit Inspiration} Chambray & Zebra

Animal prints have been prevalent in design and fashion for awhile now, and zebra is probably my favorite. I think it works almost like a neutral. But for this outfit, I wanted the skirt to take center stage, so I paired it with an even more neutral chambray camp shirt.

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I love it with a touch of orange too, but I tried to keep this outfit more subdued. I tend to gravitate to the unexpected (much to my traditional mom’s chagrin). Yes, I said chagrin. I also say pardon, willy-nilly and crappola.

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The good thing about photographing your outfits is being able to view them objectively. After seeing these, I’m not a fan of the orthopedic wedges with this outfit.

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I have a long torso, so I usually wear my skirts higher than my natural waist…it makes it appear slimmer and my legs longer. *snort*

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I also realized when I try a no-teeth-smile, I just look pissy. So back to big, toothy grins in the future. And how badly do you want that zebra as a pet?! Except we learned the hard way they can be mean.

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Do you have much zebra in your home or wardrobe (or tied up in your backyard)? You can see this skirt in another outfit here.

{Outfit Deets: Shirt – Old Navy; Skirt – Forever 21; Necklace – JCrew Outlet; Wrap Bracelet – World Market; Wedge Sandals – Target}

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25 Comments

  1. I love it hot mamma!

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  2. Amy wrote:

    Cassie-

    Great inspiration, you look great! I love that skirt!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love your outfit and the bedroom! I have zebra flip flops, a cheap end of season buy (for like $3) last year. Do they count? I also have a zebra rug in my office that I paired with teal curtains.

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  4. You are adorable! Didn't know forever 21 made skirts longer than 8 inches…cannot wait to get my new zebra skirt (and zebra rug in dining room:) Thanks Cassie!

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  5. You are adorable! Didn't know forever 21 made skirts longer than 8 inches…cannot wait to get my new zebra skirt (and zebra rug in dining room:) Thanks Cassie!

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  6. Thanks for the inspiration. I need to step out of the box when it comes to fashion and stop shopping at 'Forever 39' πŸ™‚ http://pinterest.com/pin/49821139598382829/

    Have you done a post with suggestions on where you like to shop for certain items? Would love your recommendations!

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  7. You look amazing, love that combo! I've got zebra in both my living and dining room – it makes me smile a big toothy smile πŸ˜€ And for the record, you totally don't look pissy.

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  8. Jen Eaton wrote:

    Love the post! And yes, I want the Zebra! Is that a new outfit, never seen you wear any of it before.

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  9. Loretta wrote:

    I love zebra print and have the print in my house not to much just a hint. Love your post

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  10. Fun post, love your outfit and I actually think your orthopedic (: shoes look cute! And seriously to me zebra print is like a neutral to me a little in a room is awesome!!

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  11. Love that skirt!! Zebra is the only animal print I can dig on… the rest are too much for me. Love it.

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  12. Really adorable! I love it! I also love the tip about high-waisted skirts. I think it just makes a whole outfit more pulled together. Great post!

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  13. Super cute! You're really gonna leave us hanging on how you learned zebras are mean??? πŸ™‚

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  14. lindley wrote:

    You look too cute for words! I like the shoes with that outfit; not ortho at all. ( I also happen to know you say ear bob on occasion.) Thought you'd post the pic of the aggressive zebra,too. Those skirts look so cute on you – helps to have a teeny little waist like you have! This is a VERY cute look on you πŸ™‚

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  15. LOVE this outfit!!! You look beautiful!

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  16. always the pretty one. i want you to smile into the camera next time πŸ™‚ do that for me okay?

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  17. You know, after I looked at the skirt, the first thing that caught my eye were the wedges — I think they are so cute! My wardrobe is seriously lacking zebra. And so is my apartment. Must fix that. πŸ˜‰

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  18. I say "shazbot", "holy moley" and "gumption" — πŸ™‚ And I love chambray. It is a go to fabric in my closet….

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  19. Love your skirt! It's too cute! πŸ™‚

    Great inspiration pics!

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  20. I take it back! You're right, there is your smiley face. How did I miss it??! Gorgeous girl.

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  21. You look great in everything – wish you could be my personal stylist. When you don't have to "get dressed for work" you lose the ability to get dressed at all – or maybe that's just me. I need to branch out more often – I have no problem doing that in my home but in my wardrobe I'm pretty boring.

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  22. Great outfit! I love zebra.

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  23. Honestly, I think yours are one of the only posts that I honestly read just as much for the pretty pics as for the laughs I get from your commentary. Totally dying about the zebra comments and "chagrin". Totally use *every single one* of those words, too (c:

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  24. haha! very cute outfit – great post, combo of cute and funny :o)

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  25. How are you so cute. . you make me look super frumpy. And love the sexy, tossled hair!!!

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