Leopard Print Love

Wednesday 14 January 2015

On a cool summer night I wore my Voodoo Vixen Cardigan with my Cilla Shorts out for dinner. 

Edith Cardigan - c/o Voodoo Vixen
Cilla Shorts - c/o Voodoo Vixen
Shoes - n/a
Sunglasses - n/a

I would usually wear a dress or a skirt but these shorts are very sophisticated and the velvet fabric makes it feel quite luxurious for an evening out. 

The full length cardigan (which I wore as a blouse) made the shorts feel a bit more dressy for a restaurant and created a nice balance with the shorts.
The Edith cardigan has a faux fur collar which is removable, I usually prefer to wear it with the collar in Autumn and Winter, it's nice to be able to wear it two ways.  

I also love these Voodoo Vixen shorts with a simple t-shirt or singlet to keep it a bit more casual (and summer appropriate during the day). The fabric is not heavy and the fabric is great for warmer weather (with the option to transition them for cooler weather too), 

In Winter I plan to wear them with tights underneath as velvet is a great winter fabric as I associate velvet with the cooler seasons, so this contrast of wearing velvet in Summer has been fun! I was drawn to these shorts as they have been created with most seasons in mind and the fact that they can be dressed up makes them a great addition to my wardrobe.

I wear size small in Voodoo Vixen, these shorts run a bit large though they still fit nicely and I don't mind a bit of extra room. They are comfortable to eat in, which is always an important factor and the fabric does not itch at all. 

I can't wait to style them in Winter!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


  1. They look lovely! I love a little bit of leopard print and these shorts are just gorgeous. Its lovely when you find a piece that you can wear all year round, it always makes me feel better about buying things because they will get twice the wear :)

  2. Wow Kayla you look slammin' in these photos! I love everything about this outfit, it's a classic.

  3. Wow Kayla you're the cutest pinups! :)

  4. Seriously gorgeous!!! My first thought is how much you remind me of Betty Grable here. My second is that I massively want it to be summer (and thus shorts weather) again. Still plenty of winter to get through, but thankfully I have a trusty leopard print circle skirt to help see me through these chilly months.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Kayla, amazing photos...once again!! :) I love those leopard print shorts on you too! xo

  6. I love these shorts! I can't say no to leopard print and I feel not owning shorts in said print is a huge wardrobe oversight! Your cardigan almost looks like a shirt and makes me think you could easily tuck a shirt in and get a similar look, which I really like the idea of. Voodoo Vixen are definitely one to watch...

  7. I love your vintage looking hairstyle :)

  8. Hi ! :)
    I'm a french fashion and beauty blogger and I discovered your blog thanks to Instagram. I really love your style and your blog ! This outfit is so vintage ! I love it ! It's perfect !

    Hélène de http://le-petit-monde-d-helene.blogspot.fr/

  9. This outfit looks amazing on you!!! I love these high waisted shorts on you! Another perfect outfit <3


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