Breaking The Fashion Rules | Leopard Print Over Kill Outfit


For a long time I’d been building up in my mind about doing an outfit post. There were a few hurdles I had to get over first, though.

When will I lose enough weight for starters to feel confident enough?

What would I wear? I’m not forever buying clothes so am I even qualified to talk about fashion?

How would I dare to do a ‘street’ post?

BUT — I had spoken before about #nomoresidelines and I’m a big one for putting my money where my mouth is.

So, last Friday it was Mr Bbed’s birthday and we were going out out. I’d planned what I was wearing. A Per Una dress I’d got in the summer sales. As I laid it out on the bed for a quick add to my Instagram stories I thought … I’m going for it!


My eldest son, Dex was home and I asked him would he come outside and take some photos of me once I was ready. My mum was about too and her and the Mr just looked at each other in disbelief.

I thought if I feel good I’m going for it.

There’s a traditional red post box at the end of our road and in my head I had something all creative worked out how I would nonchalantly lean against it … NOT!!

It was a gorgeous sunny day probably one of the last we would see up here in the North East of England.

I loved the dress and another opportunity to wear my F&F espadrilles ( last year’s) and use my old, faithful Warehouse clutch. Incidentally, this was the same bag I had listed on eBay a couple of months ago.

What was I thinking of? Thank god it didn’t sell!

So hear I am in all my leopard print glory …. Overkill to some but to me … no .. breaking some fashion rules somewhere for women of a certain age no doubt. Who cares??? Not me!!





I’d also wanted the opportunity to wear my Top Shop black tassel earrings which I actually got in the January sales but just hadn’t had an opportunity to wear.

I also couldn’t wait to wear my fabulous, sapphire cocktail ring. I bought this from Lisa at The Sequinist. You need to check her out. She does some amazing street shoots.



So there you have me. I survived!! My son, though, bless him,  cringed all the way through it and he couldn’t wait to get us both safely back inside. He wanted to know ‘where had I got my balls from all of a sudden?’ Indeed, where had they come from?

Confidence, as someone commented on my Instagram page is very attractive and do you know I think they might have something there.

For this post I’m linking up to Catherine at Not Dressed As Lamb #IWillWearWhatILike #SaturdayShareLinkUp



Hopefully, this will be the first of many xoxo




  1. Juliet Evans
    September 14, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Amazing look, you look fabulous! I love a bit of leopard xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 14, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Thanks Juliet .. I’m overwhelmed to be called fabulous — so lovely of you to take the time to stop by and comment xo You can’t beat leopard, can you? I’m confident my clashing leopard works but as long as I think it does thats what’s counts isn’t it? xo

  2. September 14, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Bloody fabulous.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 14, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Awww thankyou, Sarah. I’m off to have a mooch around your blog now, too. I’m liking! xoxx

  3. val chalmers
    September 14, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    fabulous, just fabulous

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 14, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Thankyou, Val — very kind of you and thanks for stopping by xoxo

  4. Sara
    September 14, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I love matchy matchy patterns! Well done and I bloody love that street!! X

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 14, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks hun! It turns out it’s a great street for my fashion adventures. It was meant to be xo

  5. September 14, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I hope all the positive feedback on this outfit post encourages you to do MORE of them, and also encourages you to continue pushing the boat out and breaking rules. The leopard on leopard on leopard print mix is fantastic. Encore! Encore! xx

    PS thank you for the shout out, the ring matches your fabulousness.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 17, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      It does and it will, Lisa .. thankyou!! I knew I’d love the ring!! xoxo

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 17, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      I’ll look forward to seeing yours now, Rena xoxo

  6. September 16, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Wow, you look amazing! I love leopard print and you’re totally rocking it!

    Emma xxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 17, 2017 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Emma! I really appreciate your kind words xoxo

  7. September 16, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Ha I simply love love your pic at the end!

    This look suits you so well i am so pleased you are going for it!

    rock n’ roll I say?


    Ps good luck in the Vuelio awards your blog is fab and beautifully written!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 17, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks so much Ashley it’s definitely a part of my journey I’m enjoying very much. xo

  8. Sam
    September 16, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love leopard print and this looks great on you!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 17, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      It never dies does it Sam? xo

  9. Annette Doyle
    September 18, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Love it! You look fabulous Sharon! You carry the look off so well! That ring is amazing and works so well with the leopard print! ?

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 19, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Aww thanks Annette 🙂 I’ve always loved leopard xoxo

  10. Kathleen McDermott
    September 20, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Your photo leapt off the page as I was visiting NDAL. Stunning! You look gorgeous head to toe. I love every single piece of this outfit, but together they are perfection. I adore leopard, animal prints of all kinds and have many pieces. I plan to model an outfit on your look. You have a wonderful sense of style. Hello from a 64-year-old lover of fashion and all things pretty in the great state of New Jersey!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 24, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Hey hello Kathleen over in New Jersey!! How lovely of you to stop by and to say you loved my look 🙂 That’s made my day. Let me know where I can find your leopard look when you style it xoxo

  11. September 21, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I love the whole look, and that bag – I bet your relieved it didn’t sell it’ll be a godsend for now on. Jacqui

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      September 24, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Jacqui — and yes so pleased. I have a pair of shoes I’m glad didn’t sell too 😉

  12. October 4, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    First time here and. . . One can never wear too much leopard. You look Fantastic! I’ll be back to read more of your blog. Enjoy every moment. . .

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      October 4, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Hey thanks Neti and great to have all these fellow leopard lovers xo

  13. October 5, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Oh I do so hope you keep up the confidence because you look bloody marvellous! I remember rushing through the first outfit shoot I did in case anyone saw me. It gets easier and easier until one day you’ll start to enjoy them.
    Keep them coming.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      October 5, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks so much for the support, Michelle. I’ve actually got one scheduled tomorrow — as long as I don’t talk myself out of it EEKK!! xo 🙂

  14. lisa
    November 30, 2017 / 12:38 am

    Aww! Too bad you’re in England – actually, it’s pretty damn good for you, but I’m your new big fan from SF and would love to meet you somewhere in SF. You are one magnificent lady! So nice to see somebody sharing love for all things dappled, spotty and leopard-y! Hugs, kisses and admiration from SF to you:)

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      November 30, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Oh that’s so kind, Lisa .. love your humour xo

  15. Maria
    July 6, 2018 / 12:19 am

    And i love the blue accessories. I wouldn’t have thought of that color and it looks great. Great earrings too!

  16. Roberta
    December 28, 2018 / 3:32 am

    Just found your blog three days ago. Love love love your site. Love how beautiful you look in this dress and your choice of accessories – shoes, clutch, earrings, ring, nail polish and red lips. I would definitely copy – find you very inspiring. Am lookinng forward to catching up on your earlier posts and new posts. So glad I discovered you!

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