Walking on the Wild Side

I’m excited with this review today. When Pauline of Covered Perfectly asked me to review another garment, I knew exactly what I wanted to play with. So today, I bring you Covered Perfectly’s A-line cheetah printed skirt, which I adore and think you will too when you see all the ways I’ve found to style it. This is one that I think has endless possibilities.

But first, I want to talk a little bit about Pauline and her company. Pauline Durban founded Covered Perfectly about six years ago out of shopping frustration. At 57, she just couldn’t find tops that flattered her shape. Today she has a successful company that designs for classically aged ladies in sizes S-1X. Another important fact for me is that she makes all her clothes right here in the USA. They are excellent quality and if you want to try and be more environmentally conscience in your fashion choices, purchasing a piece from Covered Perfectly is a good way to start.

A few details about this skirt:

  • Longer length to cover any problem areas
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Machine Washable
  • 95% Polyester 5% Spandex

This skirt’s knit jersey is very soft to the feel (as all of Pauline’s designs are) and the elasticized waist make a super comfortable wear. Sizing is normal. For reference, I am 5’5″ and am wearing a medium.

On With the Styling

With the exception of four newly thrifted items, items for this post are sourced from my closet.

#1-Covered Perfectly + Covered Perfectly

My Covered Perfectly Peek-a-boo sleeve A-Line top, which I already had, was the first thing I wanted to try. If you haven’t read my reviews for this top, they are HERE and HERE.

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The Peek-a-boo top is slightly flared which looks great with a pair of skinny trousers. However, I wanted a straighter fit and came up with an easy solution; just gathered up a bit on the bottom and fastened it with a black elastic hair tie. This would have looked fine on its own but, for fun, I added a Cheetah pin and then finished things out with straw accessories.

I added Liz Claiborne wedge sandals, an eNVe Designs necklace and a  Jason Wu for Target clutch.

If I wanted to wear this combo during the spring or fall, I would just change out the straw for leather.

#2-With a Crocheted Summer Top and a Brown Tank

I’ve could have shown you photo after photo of my skirt with this and than black top. But I knew there were more color possibilities. With this in mind, I headed to my favorite thrift store.  In less than an hour, I found four tops that would work with my skirt.

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Two of the four pieces I found are in this styling. The light crocheted top and the brown tank underneath (I know, you can’t really see it) were the first two items I scored on my thrifty shopping adventure.

I picked my brown and black Eric Javet’s Squishee bag (Poshmark listings) and some Etienne Aigner multi textured sandals to finish out the look.

#3 Jean Jacket

I think this look just might be my favorite. Honestly, I didn’t come up with this idea but have  seen in a few magazines around Kansas City. and had to try it.

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Is there anything a jean jacket can’t go with? I’ve kept it simple, adding two pieces of Georginia’s fabulous jewelry, a vintage Carlos Flachi  bag (eBay listings) and my newest Kavalas in gold metallic shoes by Springstep.

The T-Shirt could always change. I just went with black, but you could use gold, brown or a graphic shirt to make this a individual look. The shirt could be left untucked as I have done, tucked in or knotted at the waist.

#4-Layering & Doubling Up on the Spots

I’m using the third thrifted piece for this style; a cheetah printed Calvin Klein tank top.

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This time I layered the three pieces. I like how these two prints work together and it gives an illusion that I am wearing a drop waist skirt. I’ve already worn this one out and about to a fashion event and it was a hit.

For this style, I picked a vintage Rodo clutch  (eBay listings) and a older pair of  Nine West cage sandals.

#5 Cheetah and Tiger

This look carries on with the mixed print idea with my fourth thrifty find. When I tried this tiger print top on I thought, “no way would this work”.  However, as I was shopping, I had second thoughts and decided that  I just had to see if the two prints could peacefully coexist. It’s just basically putting stripes and polka dots together, right? Of course, the top had already been put back and it took me some time to find but I was determined.

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I thought a bit of gold might help (I love that gold is back) so added a gold metallic narrow belt and a burnished gold Coach bag. The shoes are reptile textured Aerosole wedges.

Is this too bold for you? Would you mix different animal patterns? I have a silk scarf that has mixed patterns on it, which gave me the idea that it might work on a larger scale. I am really interested on how everyone feels about this one. And yes, it works for me and I would wear it out (just haven’t had the chance yet).

Wrapping It Up

I will be wearing my cheetah skirt regularly during three seasons. It you live in a warmer climate, this would be a year round piece. It’s an incredible price for how versatile it is.

I’ve used mainly black and tan but other colors that would work with it keep running across my mind: burnt orange and camo-green being a couple. This skirt does offer endless styling play.

The price for Covered Perfectly’s A-line cheetah printed skirt is $39.00. Being an affiliate of Covered Perfectly, my readers get a 20% discount. That makes it $31.20 with free shipping and remember it is made in the USA. That is a deal!

As I just mentioned above, MeadowTree Style readers receive a 20% discount. Use the discount code MTS20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. The discount will apply on up to two items. Or you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free, any combination.

Thanks to Covered Perfectly for collaborating on this post. This post does contains affiliate links which generates a few pennies for MeadowTree Style.

I hope I have inspired you to find your “wildness” with animal prints because they are a lot of fun!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my review and ideas for wearing  this skirt. Take care, everyone and until next time…stay creative.

Run over to Covered Perfectly to check out the goodness.

xoxo

Terri

And Just a Little Note-The Hair Affair

Before I leave, I’m going to mention my hair styles for this post. Most of you who read me know that I my attitude is “my hair, other hair, don’t care.”  The shorter blonder style is Claire by Noriko in Carmel Cream and the longer brown layered with highlights is Peppermint by BelleTress in Creamy Blond. I know my readers have wanted a post just about my experience with alternative hair and I still have good intentions of writing that. For today, I am leaving you links to these two styles on my favorite “alternative hair” source: Cysterwigs.com.

16 thoughts on “Walking on the Wild Side

  1. This is a perfect skirt to create looks with. I can’t say which one is my favourite. They are all awesome. I thought a blazer might look good with the skirt too. I think the possibilities are endless.
    Have a lovely new week, Terry.
    XOXO Reni

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    1. I so agree and a blazer would be good in the fall but I just had to cut off the ideas at some point. I had two other ideas we photographed but left them out because I didn’t want this post to be a book! It might be fun to revisit this skirt in the fall with some more ideas, however-I will have to think about that one.

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  2. What a versatile skirt Terri. I love it with the black top and brooch, and with the thrifted crochet top and also the tiger top ( which I would not have thought would work)…
    Thank you for the think to Cysterwigs. I will check it out.

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    1. Hi, Brigid-glad to hear a positive comment on the tiger thing-so maybe I’m not so crazy, eh?
      There are good wig sources across the pond too. I’ve actually watched videos from some of them. Another great source of information is from Patti of Patti’s Pearls. (another USA). But I like Cyster because she is very good about describing colors and styles. I’ve learned everything about wig care from Patti, however.

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      1. Try this link: https://www.simplywigs.co.uk/. It might be good to get on their mailing list if they have one and then you can get updates on any sales they might have. I noticed that they have 25% off Ellen Wille. I really don’t know anything about this shop (just googled it) but I their blog looks really good as their whole site.

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  3. Hi Terri. I saw your photo on Gail’s Link Up party and wanted to see the whole outfit. I love all these looks, but especially the cheetah top with the leopard skirt!! Of course, the denim jacket works perfectly, too.

    xx Darlene

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    1. Hi, Darlene! I’m so happy you dropped by my part of the world. I have decided that Cheetah is almost a no fail look being the classic it is. I’m glad you liked one of my “wilder” looks because the were the most fun to do and wear.

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  4. Love love that skirt so much. Leopard is forever, bold, classic, modern, edgy and on style. That skirt is such a classy piece and I love all looks, especially the 5th one with the other animal print, yet it is very monochromatic in black+gold. You look lovely.

    Sorry I have been MIA in so long but my computer hasn’t been working well for months. =(

    Welcome by and join my linkup this week, my friend. It is currently LIVE!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2019/06/ten-red-white-and-blue-4th-of-inspired.html

    Thanks and have a great July!

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