Will wear this tomorrow

I wore this yesterday to my SO's 63rd birthday.  Embracing leopard and chocolate brown.  My new wardrobe pets for fall.

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In further celebration, tomorrow is dinner at an Italian restaurant with SO's college freshman daughter.  This outfit felt great and the jacket sleeves are easily scrunchable.  The belt is much darker than pictured.  Do you think this would work for a business meeting or is it too "wild"?

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  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    OMG, Denise, you look amazing in that outfit. That leopard print is spectacular on you. 

    Re the business meeting -- depends on the type of business! I wouldn't wear the pants but (maybe) the jacket with black pants or skirt or classic sheath dress underneath? 

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Great idea Suz, I definitely have less fitted black pants.

  • Jane replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! You look great. Amazing jeans. I think I might wear them to a less conservative business meeting but with a dark jumper and perhaps boots.

    Lovely family pictures.

  • ellazhang replied 5 years ago

    For a business meeting, I suggest wearing a long skirt, maybe black or blue. 

  • Kathie replied 5 years ago

    Wow! Fabulous outfit! Agree with Suz, as to whether to wear it to a business meeting.

  • Jessikams replied 5 years ago

    You look fab! And so does the CAKE.

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    great to see you again....love the leopard jacket (added the find)....
    perfect for a birthday party and a celebration dinner....and i think appropriate for a business meeting, but as Suz suggests, i'd change the pants for something more conservative....

  • Brooklyn replied 5 years ago

    Yes, I think the pants may be a little too wild, unless you work in the music industry. The jacket is fine.

    You look fabulous!!!! I’m glad to see both you and your SO looking happy and well.

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    Looking great, Denise! I love that jacket on you, and think that Suz's suggestion is perfect. I hope your SO is doing well and you all had a great celebration. It's nice to see you. 

  • Bijou replied 5 years ago

    You look gorgeous! That jacket is amazing on you and yes, I think it can be worn to a business meeting, just with other more classic items. However, this outfit is stunning on you, those jeans fit you perfectly.

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic on you!  Love the group photo too. And I agree with Suz's suggestion.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Oh, PLONK!  Those jeans are amazing.
    Agree with Suz et al on how to make it more "professional".

  • replied 5 years ago

    Love the jacket and the jeans, but wouldn't pair for a meeting. Agreeing with Suz, simple blouse and trousers with it or a sheath dress.
    Think i need some copper jeans:)

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    KILLER as usual, Denise. On trend too with the animal print - of course :)

    I echo what Suz suggested too. 

    BF looks WONDERFUL. Bless your hearts and enjoy the special family time. Much love to you, sweet lady. xo

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Hello everyone thanks for the kind and productive comments.  

    As an update on SOs health:  he has MDS, a bone marrow cancer.  He is not terminal at this point, but his quality of life is terribly dragged down due to having low hemoglobin (always short of breath, tired).  He needs weekly transfusions which gradually shut down his organs due to iron overload.  So the prognosis is not pretty but he's hanging in there.  In this picture he just had a transfusion so he's looking good.  He has actually put on weight which is the opposite of most cancer patients.  He is out of breath even washing dishes so I think his condition forcing him to reduce activity has caused the weight gain.

    Carrot cake -- if you look closely there are three carrot cakes!  Far right is from MIL (failed cake mix attempt, we got a laugh out of it!).  So she went to Safeway and got the one on the left.  Little did she know that my own Mom had made one too.  A Jane Brody recipe with lots of healthy ingredients (4 carrots, pecans, almonds, coconut, pineapple, whole wheat flour, topped with creamed cheese frosting).

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Mmmm. Lots of carrot cake! 

    Really glad to hear that SO is holding in, Denise. It must be a lot of stress on you. Hugs, and hoping you feel hugged in that gorgeous jacket, too!

  • Scarlet replied 5 years ago

    Nice outfit! You look AMAZING! This is the first time I saw your SO, and he is looking great, although I am so sad to read that he has serious health issues. I can see the outfit being appropriate for certain business situations and not others. It would depend on the industry. I am not around very much these days due to time constraints, but I am sending you a big hug! 

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    What a great outfit! I agree it depends on the type of business meeting, whether or not to wear it. I wouldn’t wear it to a meeting with the bank, but otherwise.... !!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Oh no! Sounds awful, im sorry you and he are going through it :(

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

    You look amazing Denise and your outfit is great.  I would wear the jacket to a business meeting with black pants.  I am so sorry to hear about your SO.  What a stressful and difficult situation!

  • Jaime replied 5 years ago

    You look fabulous Denise! I am sure it is not easy supporting SO (and doing all the dishes). 

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Another echo of what Suz said. You look fabulous for a night out but the fitted metallic pants could be too much for a business meeting.

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    You all look wonderful (laughed at the cake story).

    Love the outfit, really perfect on you.

    Busy busy times for you but pleased SO is holding his own and fighting as hard as he can.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Oh sweet, Denise. My heart goes out to Danny, you and the family. Good news that Danny is on a good wicket at the moment. Long may it last. Sending healing thoughts and hugs. xo

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    You look amazing, Denise. Th boyfriend cut of the jacket is perfect for a party and the leopard print adds some glam. Wishing your SO the best!

  • bj1111 replied 5 years ago


    you look so glam and danny looks so handsome.  hugs to everyone and many healing wishes going your way.  

  • UmmLila (Lisa) replied 5 years ago

    Denise. I love the metallic pants and the jacket both. So Bowie. I’m a little overboard on leopard this fall. And not in a corporate looking way. Best wishes for your SO. Xoxo.

  • Mainelady replied 5 years ago

    You look gorgeous! I would say yes to the leopard jacket for a meeting and I think the suggestion for less fitted slacks is a good one. You can’t go wrong with a great leopard print.....or carrot cakes!

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