Polka and leopard

Leopard print trousers: Topshop (try these Madewells with a blazer).  Shirt: H&M (still love this cross shirt). Boots: YSL Men (these and especially these ones are an alternative). Shades: Ray Ban. Blazer: Unseen. 
Been meaning to post these pics taken a few weeks back.  The print mixing posts continue.  I was wearing a plain blazer earlier that day but I took it off.

For those who’ve asked, I mostly shoot with a Nikon D700. Lens wise I like the 85 fixed for shooting street style and for shots like (here)  – oh look its that dotted shirt again.  Or the wide angle lens like (this). Lastly the 24-70 lens – a good all rounder that does a bit of both.  In my hands above though is a Nikon D90 with a 50 fixed lens bought in 2008/2009. 

As always check the street style blog for pics taken while I’m traveling around New York.

ps. any good camera can work for those wanting to blog. It’s really about the hand that’s holding the camera vs the camera itself.  Having a good eye can make any point and shoot work brilliantly.  


  1. Jay says:

    super chic! love it 🙂


  2. Liana says:

    love the mixed prints, those pants and boots are so amazing! thanks for letting us know your secrets as well, i agree, it’s more about your skills with the camera, as opposed to the camera itself 🙂

    Crystal Hearts Vintage

  3. stylish with a budget says:

    i think a good lens is more important than the camera.
    you pulled off the polka dots + leopard prints nicely.

  4. danielle and dinosaur toes says:

    this. is. awesome. i was actually looking at a pair of leopard pants VERY similar to those this weekend, but i didn’t get them because i wasn’t sure if they were so strange they were good, or strange in a bad way. well, you made up my mind for me, and now i’m going to get them!

  5. Paula says:

    So cool that mix of prints, you look awsome ^^

  6. VANESSA says:

    The camera and the lens are so importnt for a good pic, i’m looking for a new camera, i think i’m going to buy a Nikon.
    Love the way you mix the prints together, awesome!!!


  7. coco says:

    looks super !

  8. Laura. says:

    love the shirt! 🙂 so cute.

  9. duckalicious says:

    great print blocking!

  10. White List says:

    Love the way you’ve mixed it up and the tips on the cameras. It’s so easy to tell you’re from London because you’re so unafraid to try different things out which I think is amazing! 🙂

  11. Arielle says:

    i love this! you look great 🙂

  12. Mercedes says:

    come and see my blog, I´ve got a lovely vintage leather cowboy fringed jacket for sale!

  13. Patricia says:

    another amazing outfit…love your style…

  14. Style Croissant says:

    Thank you so much for the camera info ! I have a pentax and I’m not to sure about it, I might ask for a canon eos 550d for christmas, what do you think ?
    Love the outfit and the shoes are INSANE !!

  15. madzia says:

    pants, shirt, shoes… are GREAT 🙂

  16. Candace says:

    Incredible way to mix prints & patterns, each stands alone & compliments the entire look, I love it.

  17. WendyB says:

    You’re a bold mixer! I wish I were so creative.

  18. Karen says:

    stylish with a budget – oh its definitely all about the lens. I never understood that till I got into this.

    Raspberry Rouge – Trust me I didn’t ‘think’ of it. I literally threw on clothes not caring TOOOO much about whether it really all worked. I spent approx 5 secs looking at the finished look in the mirror before bolting out the door before changing my mind!

    White List – : ))

    Style Croissant – sorry I don’t know this camera. Maybe someone reading this can jump in?

  19. mymy says:

    Omg this is such a great look! love how u mixed the prints, amazing! and your pics are beautiful 😉


  20. Dress and Dish: Lana says:

    Love the print on print on print! So good! You are beautiful as always!

  21. the polka leopard says:

    ha ha this is right up my street! lovely:) xx

  22. Nefisa says:

    Lovely, Just started following your blog and I absolutely love it. love the combination

  23. Abhinita says:

    Hi Karen! Like you I’ve just got back to India from London and have definitely left a piece of my heart in the city. I absolutely love your blog and the last 48 hrs in London bit made me cry.

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