Note, from Pauline Durban, founder of cabotparticlematters, a company dedicated to providing flatter fashion to mature women. - I loved what Terri did with the leopard skirt and I think you will too!
Over to Terri
I’m excited about this review today. When Pauline of cabotparticlematters asked me to review another garment, I knew exactly what I wanted to play with. So today, I bring you cabotparticlematters’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 cabotparticlematters about six years ago out of shopping frustration. At 56, 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-2X. 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 conscious in your fashion choices, purchasing a piece from cabotparticlematters is a good way to start. A few details about this skirt:
Longer length to cover any problem areas
Made in the U.S.A.
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 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-cabotparticlematters + cabotparticlematters
My cabotparticlematters 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.
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 could have shown you photo after photo of my skirt with this and that 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.
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.
Is there anything a jean jacket can’t go with? I’ve kept it simple, adding two pieces of Georgina'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 an 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.
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 an 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.
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 think it might work on a larger scale. I am really interested in 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. If 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 cabotparticlematters’s A-line cheetah printed skirt is €39.95.
Being an affiliate of cabotparticlematters, my readers get a 20% discount. That makes it €31.20 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 cabotparticlematters.
The discount will apply on up to two items. Or you can take advantage of the buy 2 get the 3rd free, any combination, sitewide.
Thanks to cabotparticlematters for collaborating on this post. This post does contain affiliate links which generate 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.