The Rich Life On a Budget

Hot Pink, Leopard Print, Curls and other things

Last year around this time, I wrote a post telling you that that I owned enough belts, scarves, jackets, shoes and handbags in cheetah and leopard prints and I would no longer buy anything with a cat print.
Ha! Who was I kidding? 
Since then I’ve added cheetah shoes, a great leopard belt, and a leopard cardigan to my wardrobe. And over the holidays, I purchased this wool scarf.  
It reminds me of this out-of-my-financal-league Louis Vuitton scarf that I have been lusting after for years. What I love most about the LV scarf is the hot pink writing on the end of the stole. 
There is just something about leopard print with hot pink that really does it for me. 
Since I don’t have hot pink on my scarf, I added it to my outfits instead! 
Last weekend I wore my scarf with distressed boyfriend jeans, a brown blazer (consignment find for $20.00), old brown patent flats, a grey T-shirt and a hot pink clutch that I won on Pam’s blog several months ago. 
With the same blazer and jeans, I wore the scarf with a hot pink T-shirt from Gap, a Mulberry bag, cognac belt and oxfords
And for a giant dose of hot pink, I dragged this ancient trench coat with the same jeans, LV Alma bag, and old brown patent flats. I unrolled the boyfriend jeans to lengthen my legs for this look. 
I have a feeling this leopard scarf is going to see a lot of action this winter. It’s warm, without being bulky and hot, and it perks up just about any outfit. 
Are you a fan of hot pink with leopard? What is your favorite color to wear with cat prints? 
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Yesterday, I paid my favorite hairdresser a visit to have my roots done. I am still sporting a 45-year-old version of the ombre hair trend – subtle but still noticeable. I asked her to pull the dark down a little farther than she normally would to accentuate the ombre-ness of my hair. I love the gradual transition from brunette to dark blonde. 

After my color touch-up, Adelina used a new curling iron that her salon just started using. It’s made by Bio Ionic and it’s called a StyleWinder. I love what it did for my hair and it looks very easy to use. I brought one home with me and am looking forward to donating my three old cheapo irons to Goodwill.

This video shows how StyleWinder is different from your average curling iron.

Do you use a curling iron? I don’t know what I would do without one!

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Right before the end of the year, Bill and I took a last-minute overnighter to San Francisco with our dogs – all FOUR of them – and stayed at our favorite luxury hotel. You can read more about it in my latest article for Skimbaco Lifestyle.
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Before I sign off, I want to remind you all that I have a fantastic give away going on to win a silk scarf, similar to the one I am wearing in the photo below.

If you haven’t already entered, click here to find out more about this gorgeous hand-painted silk scarf and how you can enter to win it! Deadline to enter is next Tuesday, January 15th, at midnight (PST).

XO, 
Adrienne 

43 thoughts on “Hot Pink, Leopard Print, Curls and other things

  1. kim at northerncalstyle.

    Adrienne, Love this leopard scarf and all you’ve worn it with. I agree there is something about pink and leopard that is so appealing.. Your hair is so pretty with the ombre color. I think it looks very natural too. I’m going to have to check out the curling iron!
    Have a good week!

    xo

  2. hostess of the humble bungalow

    There is something so exotic when we wear leopard…
    I am old enough to remember Honey West a TV show where she had a pet ocelot and I have been smitten since then!
    Your scarf looks lovely! Nice results from your salon too. I would like to know more about your SF getaway.

  3. Mademoiselle Poirot

    I love a nice leopard scarf – though I’m terrible for wearing in with my predictable colours of black and grey… I don’t use a curling iron, but I have thought of buying a “big hair” dryer which is like a “drying brush”. Anyway, your hair looks gorgeous and actually makes me want to use a curling iron now ;-) xo

  4. lovesjetlag

    I love the second look! I love the jeans with the oxfords and the touch of pink plus cognac, that belt is unique, and the leopard scarf is indeed lovely (we say “maculato” in Italian that means “with spots”). I don’t know why, I love scarves, I’ve got many of them but can never style them nicely as you do, I think hot pink and leopard is a good match but I wonder whether it would look good on pale complexions like mine.
    And BTW you must be having great weather since you can wear shoes without socks!!!!And that kacket without an overcoat!

  5. Nico Saich

    OH and as you know I adore your bag (the mulberry). When I want something really dearly I typically ask the universe to deliver it to me. I know that sounds crazy but most of the time it works! Anyway, I asked for a Mulberry bag to turn up in a consignment shop or something and behold….. a mulberry FOR TARGET bag showed up in the local thrift center. Its not made of real leather, in fact, it’s denim….but I love it anyhow and at $6 in was in my budget!

    -Nico

  6. Shelley

    I don’t think I can pull off hot pink, being rather fair. Also I think of it as a colour for younger women. However, I did purchase a pair of leopard print ballet flats on Monday (and a pair of Hunter wellies in matt blue). My first shoe/boot purchases in a long time.

  7. High Heeled Life

    Your hair looks great!! and who doesn’t need a leopard scarf? It adds a magical touch to any outfit. both elegant and playful. The hot pink really makes it pop, I never thought of this combo .. but look forward to giving it a try – thanks for the inspiration.. Hugs, C. (HHL)

  8. Patti

    Why limit yourself when it comes to leopard scarves?? They hardly take up any room at all : > This one is gorgeous, and beautifully styled by you, with the flashes of pink. xoxoxoxo

  9. Kathy

    Some many great styling ideas for anything! Just love the hot pink and brown, especially with the distressed BF jeans. The leopard scarf is perfect. I have one, and have pretty much stopped using my other scarves and this one always makes me feel so cool (whether I am or not!)
    Your hair looks so gorgeous, and the ombre really works on you. Love your hair half back, I’m sure you know by now that’s my favorite style for you.
    I’ve noticed that your outfits are getting way more effortless looking and it does look great!!!

  10. Adrienne Shubin

    @kim at northerncalstyle. I love almost any bright color with leopard print…I think the contrast looks so stylish!

    I have not tried the curling iron myself yet, but it looks like it will be much easier to use than a traditional one. And it has an automatic shut off after two hours in case I leave the house with it plugged in. As the wife of a firefighter, I like that feature a lot!
    xo

  11. Old Married Lady

    The leopard scarf is gorgeous and I love how you wear it with pink. But I was most interested in the fact that you wore a grey t-shirt with brown! I’d never have thought of that (but admittedly, I am no fashionista!)…I wear a lot of grey and black and silver. I have silver hair and I tend to think my brown days are behind me but I do still have some brown in my wardrobe. So you’ve got me thinking…

    I do use a curling iron. My hair has gotten quite long (not as long a yours but almost!) so I really need a heavier-duty curling iron. Will definitely check out this brand. ~Lina~

  12. LRS4AMANDA

    Adrienne,

    Love all the looks, especially with the pops of hot pink.

    I have a leopard print scarf that I bought at H&M years ago and still wear it a lot. This year I bought a pair of leopard flats and am still looking for a belt.

    Your hair looks gorgeous…Amanda finally broke away from her blonde highlights and did an Ombre closer to her own hair color. (which I like much better)

    I read about your overnight trip…looks like you all had a wonderful time. (Coco and Daisy look so funny on those huge dog beds) :)

    Linda
    xo

  13. Adrienne Shubin

    @hostess of the humble bungalow I hope you were able to reach the San Francisco article on Skimbaco. We have been going to Argonaut Hotel for about 10 years and usually stay with them about twice a year. Bill wants to spend several days there for his 50th in a couple of years – we like it that much!
    I do not remember Honey West- cute name. I am off to google her. Imagine having a pet ocelot! I think I’d be a little scared :)
    xo

  14. Suburban Princess

    I love leopard….and I love it with colours…but I saw too much of leopard with hot pink print on it in the toddler girls department to make me want to wear it.

    I love how you’ve done it tho – your way screams ‘I’m a grown up’.

  15. Adrienne Shubin

    @Mademoiselle Poirot I love neutrals, too. And often wear black and grey. This leopard scarf sort of needed something to perk it up a bit. I want to try it with bright green too.

    I have been using a curling iron since my early teens and really don’t know what I would do with my hair without one. Wear it up all the time, I suppose. Even blowing it dry carefully makes it frizzy. Curling it is the only thing that calms it down and makes it lay nicely.
    It’s too bad curling irons that I buy here don’t work in Europe. It’s the ponytail for me around the clock when I travel there.
    Have a great day! xo, A

  16. Adrienne Shubin

    @lovesjetlag My favorite is the also the second look. I wore it yesterday to get my hair done and meet a friend. I was cold, to be honest with you. My neck was fine but the rest of me was shivering. We are having a cold snap right now.
    I like that term “maculato” – will have to try using that term. Sounds much prettier than leopard print.
    I think if you wore hot pink away from your face – like with a clutch or a belt or piece of jewelry, it would be okay to wear with a fair complexion.
    xo, A

  17. Adrienne Shubin

    @Nico Saich I do have loads of scarves….many that go unworn for many months. I am thinking of downsizing them soon.
    We need to meet up sometime this year – it would be a shame not to, we live pretty close. I think it would be fun to shop together for tall girl things and other pretty stuff.

  18. Adrienne Shubin

    @Shelley Love Hunter boots. I have black but have always wanted a colorful pair. If it rained here more I would.
    I think hot pink probably does look better on a medium or dark complexion. Maybe, if you want to try it, wear it away from your face?

  19. Karen Albert

    Adrienne you are already getting a lot of style looks from your new leopard print. I have been on a shopping hiatus…the scarf just MAKES an outfit though!

    Your hair looks fab! I am off to enter your giveaway.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  20. jill815

    Oh you know I love me some leopard print! I think my favorite look here is the hot pink trench, the leopard scarf and the LV bag, paired with denim and patent flats. Smokin’ hot, lady! I love that LV scarf you mentioned too but I’m just not going there, isn’t it like $1,000? Your hair looks amazing (as usual)! XO, Jill

  21. playingwithscarves

    Hi again Adrienne,
    Browsing on your blog… Many fabulous posts which I enjoyed a lot (the one about losing weight is really impressive and very very much inspirational).
    I am adding you on my favorite blog list with great pleasure.
    Have a great day fellow scarf lover :-)
    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

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