I am officially contemplating going away on a vacation soon, and along with these exciting thoughts comes a new phase in this blog. Early next week I will be publishing the first episode of a three-part series on vacation related topics. Travelling is one of my biggest passions and I could easily make this a ten part series, but I’ll try to practice moderation and be as concise as possible. Stay tuned for this new development and I will tell you everything you need to know about getting the most out of a resort vacation, while being fabulous the whole time through.

In line with this announcement, I thought it would be appropriate to make today’s look-of-the-day about something I wore on a vacation. This silk, leopard-print dress served me well on my trip to Jamaica and Cuba and is a good example of the type of garment you will love wearing on those hot vacation nights. Interestingly enough, I have never been a fan of leopard-print and find it to be the tackiest and most desperate of patterns. It’s especially disturbing to see leopard on young girls – it just seems so clashing and contradictory. It is one thing to see it on a woman of a ripe age with a sexually aggressive disposition (Samantha on Sex in the City) but quite another on a teenager with braces. With that said, I am wearing leopard print here because the pattern of this dress is subtler than what you would generally associate with this print and it’s on silk chiffon. Fabrics and the silhouette make a huge difference for the kind of impression the print makes. If the dress is a leopard-print, skin-tight, polyester or nylon monstrosity, even Dolce & Gabbana would have a hard time making it look worth over $29.99.

So in choosing whether to go with that leopard-print garment use your desecration. Fashion is not about rules but you have to be conscious of the kind of impression the look makes. You wouldn’t want your leopard to scare those around you, even if the animal is in its element; be it the tropics or the bedroom.

What I’m wearing:

  • Silk chiffon dress by “Marciano”
  • Shoes by “Report Signature”
  • Bracelet by “Ciro”