Among the items I picked up from my local Goodwill last week was a Calvin Klein brown leopard print dress. I wanted to see how the dress would look with a brown blazer so I dressed up the mannequin today to get an idea.brown leopard print dress brown blazer gold bead belt gold diamond pendant necklace

Would a Brown leopard print dress brown blazer combination work

A brown leopard print dress brown blazer combination could probably be filed under too much brown; but I actually like the combination with this particular outfit. I guess the answer to the question of whether or not a brown leopard print dress brown blazer outfit works would be that it depends on the shades of brown that are being combined. Although frankly I can’t envision any combinations of brown that wouldn’t work.

Accessorizing a brown leopard print dress brown blazer outfit

I wanted to style the dress with a chunky faux gold statement necklace and a faux gold chain belt; but I had nothing remotely resembling a chunky faux gold statement necklace or a faux gold chain belt in my itsy bitsy collection of accessories.

So I had to settle for using a cheap gold bead necklace as a belt. For a necklace I used my 2012 Valentine’s gift gold chain diamond pendant necklace.

Calvin Klein brown leopard print dress diamond pendant gold chain necklace

brown leopard print dress brown blazer gold bead belt

I have been trying to find a nice but affordable chunky faux gold statement necklace and a faux gold chain belt to purchase. But I’ve had no luck so far looking in the usual places. Not surprisingly it’s pretty easy to find numerous out of budget options. For example this HERVÉ VAN DER STRAETEN Hammered Gold-Plated Tears Layered Necklace. I think it would look great with the dress and jacket.

Hammered gold-plate teardrops gilded necklace Herve van der Straeten

 

And vintage Chanel gold chain belts that cost upwards of $3000….

As for the shoes…

I think nude pumps would be the perfect choice for softening and balancing a brown leopard print dress brown blazer look. If they weren’t so impossible for me to walk in and I was stepping out in this outfit I would wear the Jessica Simpson nude Carri pumps I purchased last month (Carri patent peep toe nude Jessica Simpson pumps)

Jessica Simpson Carri Nude Patent peep toe pumps 1-2

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Mannequin posing inside the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, courtesy of Photoshop (image of Hermitage Museum via pixabay.com)

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