Cheetah, Cheetah, Cheetah

 I feel this post is so rushed. When I retired, I told my students,”old teachers never really retire, they just come back to haunt you as substitutes”. And last week was a lot of haunting, five full days of it. I wasn’t going to do a post but then I realized that Monday is Judith’s of The Style Crone, Hat Attack. A month has gone by, really? Where did the time go? I take it as a good sign that life finds me busy enough to not fully realize time is racing.

The photos, of course, I had. Photography is one of my passions.  But there’s the writing and that’s the challenge (for me, at least). O.K, here goes…………..

A day before Michael’s birthday he asked me if we could go to my hat store Exclusively For You  located in the south part of Kansas City.

My husband was asking me to take him hat shopping? You can bet I didn’t turn him down! By the time it was over, we had made their day. Michael took three home and for me, it was two. 

I was going to be good and just get a navy Pillbox that I had eyed on an earlier trip. But then I saw the Cheetah and it was love. Already having other cheetah prints, this was a no brainer and I love deeply rolled brimmed hats. I can look out at the world and feel sightly incognito and invisible.

I had Michael snap some pics just as we were going out for home improvement and grocery shopping. Originally I had a cheetah print scarf on too, but saw myself in the mirror and it was Cheetah overkill. So that got switched to the brown with the copper metallic threads. 

Black leather jackets are my my main “go to” for everyday. I have two; one if it’s cold and one if it’s not too cold. This one is from Jones New York. My flats are Steve Madden and the purse is B Makowsky. My gloves are some of my favorites, black velvet with Cheetah print cuffs (Marshalls, last year). That brown and metallic scarf is one of my “thrifty” finds. 

 Up, close and personal now. I wanted this picture because of this necklace that I purchased from Elmidae, a designer out of Chicago.  It has chained fringe and I have been enjoying it about two years.

Plus, this photo shows a great silk/cotton beaded top that was a “thrift” find. This top is a yellow leaning camel silk/cotton mix with beaded accents. I love it and love going to great thrift shops.

Sometimes I find nothing, but sometimes I find amazing things.  I am willing to take more chances with styling and if I get tired of something, I just give it back so someone else can enjoy it. I probably won’t be taking this particular top back for someone else to love! I think it only needs me.

Another reason I like this picture, is that I can clearly see how my “going natural” is progressing. Eight months ago, I decided to try, AGAIN, to go the way of my natural hair color. I felt my hair was thinning (or falling out way to much). I’ve tried to go “au natural” twice previously, but just wasn’t ready and always went back to my stylist. I think this time I am ready. 

Bells and Whistles  

Only a Bell today and it is  Rainbow Honey’s Oni , which is a dark brown with gold and bronze shimmer and part of their Yokai Collection. Rainbow Honey is a smaller Boutique Cosmetic firm that hails out of Brooklyn, NY. 

Still Life With Cheetah


This week I am styling with The Style Crone’s Hat Attack HERE, Patti’s Visible Monday Here, Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike Here, Cherie’s Shoe and Tell Here, Shopping My Closet’s Style Me Wednesday  HERE Dawn’s Fashion Should Be Fun Friday Here, and Link Party With Osy HERE.

Until later……take care  Terri 

And, a picture of Michael in one of his Exclusively Yours hat. It’s not a great picture but a picture it is. 

Photo Credits
Portraits: Michael
Nails and Still Life: Terri 


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