Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Seeing Spots


Leopard print is a funny thing. It can look quirky and cute, but more often than not it comes off incredibly tacky. For this reason, I consider it one of the most difficult prints to wear. However, I also think it can be the most rewarding. Leopard print is pleasing in its tackiness. Go overboard, and you look like a hooker. Wear it well and you look like someone who knows how to have a good time - and I do not mean in the hooker way. The key, I think, is to keep it quirky. The easiest way to wear leopard print is in small doses. A leopard print collar poking out from under a modest top (upper left). A leopard print scarf or belt (lower right.) A spotted hat atop loose locks. Wear leopard print subtly or loudly, but wear it alone. Or wear a bigger piece, like a jacket, only with modest dark clothing. A black dress and tights with a leopard print coat. A printed skirt, black tights, and a black top. Or even a loose leopard print dress and dark hat (upper right.)These seem to be the easiest way to get away with it.

Then again, these are just musings. If you want to look "tacky," then by all means go ahead. Ain't nothing wrong with that. Leopard print, as I said, is tacky by nature, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Gosh, I'm tired. Did this article even make sense?

Photo credit here.

UPDATE: Looking back on this entry and cringing. I was half awake when I wrote it, and it is below my usual standards, especially since I try to avoid writing anything negative here or giving specific instructions as to how to wear something. Ouch. Bad Kori. I considered deleting it, but instead I think I will leave you with a blast from the past: me in 2007 wearing leopard print, turquoise zebra print, pink suede, and a quilted '80s bag. Proof that tacky is fun, and that I'm in no way condoning the wearing of leopard print. Still own that skirt, still love it.


(Skirt from Wardrobe Swap Shop on Flickr, UO top, old scarf from my mom, Luella for Target jacket)

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Solar System in a Shirt

Hi, Grasshoppers - Long time no see!

Since we last spoke, I turned 21 (a few weeks ago), bought a really cute pair of ankle boots (my old ones tragically started disintegrating on the inside - yuck!), had a horrible case of the stomach flu, and finished up a semester of school. I hope you've all been well!

I've been super busy, but I thought I'd pop by and say hello. I also thought I'd show you the shirt I just ordered on Amazon. $13.65 (youth XL = cheaper than adult small any day) and positively galactic! Rawr! It's also by the company who does the three wolf shirts, which I find amusing.

I'm on winter break right now, and I'm hoping to get in a real post (read: one that takes a bit more effort than this one) before I get back to school. I know I've been neglecting this blog, but rest assured it's only because I am hard at work on other things and very, very happy.

Again, as usual, I am much more active on tumblr. Come say hi!