Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

How to Wear DIY: The classy leopard skirt

Well, I'm excited about this one--got to wear the leopard print skirt I made last fall when I whipped up these three no-pattern skirts; I love the simple style but wanted to make it look not-at-all sloppy! So to a party the other weekend I wore the leopard skirt with a few other pretty pieces. Including a coat, because OMG it has been cold here.

Top: Marshall's. Necklace: Kohl's, Belt: Charlotte Russe. Watch, shoes: Ross.
Jacket: Forever 21. Skirt: DIY, super simple!

Well, I like it, but the husband was a little confused. Animal print can be hard to pull off, I guess! ;) Oh, and, I just realized... tortoiseshell watch with leopard print skirt?? Oops! Is that a big no-no???

Do you think I made it work? Any tips for wearing leopard and not looking like Snookie's mom? ;)


  1. No, it looks great!
    But husbands don't understand fashion... Yesterday I got two sequin tops from J.Crew and the hubby just looked at me and sighed. He would make a really boring girl... :)
    You look great! I almost bought the same shirt the other day but they were out of smalls... Too bad cause it looks awesome on you!

  2. Anonymous1/16/2013

    You look lovely! And your new blog design is great!

  3. Melissa Paruzel1/16/2013

    Lovely assemble. My husband would actually think, if I ever something like that, that I looked nice. He trust my judgement in dressing up.

  4. Anonymous1/16/2013

    You totally made it work. It's an adorable skirt and now I want to go make my own!

  5. Anonymous1/16/2013

    Leopardprint is awesome!
    Men don't get it though. Too bad for them :-)

  6. I love this look! It's refreshing to see leopard in this flowy a-line silhouette (for some reason when I think of leopard, I immediately picture super tight fitting clothes) - I totally love this whole outfit and would wear it in a second! :)

  7. As a general rule, I like to think that when your man is confused--especially when he incredulously says "you're wearing THAT??"--is in fact when you know you're on to something!


  8. I think it looks adorable!!! I love your new blog design!

  9. You look lovely! What I often do when I want to wear leopard print, or tight little mini-skirt, or anything else that could be borderline Snookie's mom territory is to pair it with something unexpectedly comfy-casual, like a big loose boyfriend sweater or flannel. I'm also big on wearing multiple patterned garments together in one outfit, which can make it more of a "look-how-hip-I-am-wearing-patterns-on-patterns!" kind of thing as opposed to a "look-at-me-I'm-sexy/trashy!" kind of thing.

    Melody of From Scratch



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