hi friends! today i am excited to introduce you to my friend amy from leopard & lillies! we decided it would be fun to do a favorite outfit  post blog exchange so today she is posting on my blog and i will be sharing on hers! i hope you love her style as much as i do!

Hello Stylish Housewife readers, my name is Amy and I’ve been a fan of Jenn’s for a while now.  I am extremely excited we are able to collaborate together and looking forward to sharing a few of my favorite posts.  My blog Leopard & Lillie’s talks about Fashion, Travel, Style and my life living in Dubai.  I’m originally from Florida and after school moved up to New York to work as a fashion buyer in the city.  Currently, I am an American expat who has been living overseas with my husband for three years now.

As a former New York City girl, I’ve had to make some adjustments to my wardrobe after moving here.  Although my boots may not come out till November or December, I still love fall clothing and make the most of transition pieces and fall like styling.  This dress looks great in the summer with wedges but also looks fabulous with boots.  Read more about more my bohemian style here.

I strongly believe a denim shirt is one of the most versatile pieces in any wardrobe and I will wear mine with just about anything.  I love the idea of pairing a rouged denim shirt with a dainty lace skirt.  Check out my Lacey Denim post here.

I have always had a difficult time finding the perfect LWD “Little White Dress”.  I never wanted it to be too short; I wanted it to be dressy yet casual.  When I spotted this dress at Zara I knew it had to be mine.  It fit all of my criteria for a LWD and more.   See the entire post here.

Living in Dubai allows my hubby, LJF as he’s called in my blog, and me to travel a lot!  In fact, it is the main reason we moved overseas.  A few months back we took a trip to Rwanda to go Gorilla Trekking in the jungle and it was by far one of my favorite trips we’ve taken.  After hiking for a number of hours you come to a gorilla family in the jungle.  Thankfully these are very gentle creatures.  Look at how close you get!  Read more about gorilla trekking in Rwanda and check out the little baby gorillas here.

As the weather starts to heat up in the summer our typically temperature is 100 degree to 120 degrees from June to September.  I’ve learned to love maxi skirts and maxi dresses as great staples in my closet.  This dress is one of my favorites because it can easily transition from day to evening with only a small change of accessories, however, it’s quiet difficult to put on.  See how long it takes me to get into this maxi dress here.

Feel free to check out my blog Leopard & Lillie’s and thanks Jenn for letting me introduce myself to your readers!   Much love from the sandbox, Amy

19 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Kenzi
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    oh my gosh! those gorillas are amazing!

  2. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    I just stumbled across her site the other day, so I love this post…such a fun idea! 🙂

  3. Rachel
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    I absolutely love Amy’s blog. Love every outfit featured – especially the first white dress!

  4. Amy Shaughnessy
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    I remember stumbling upon the gorilla post before. So cool. Love this guest post!


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  5. amy
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    LOve Amy’s looks. And also hearing about her daily life in the sandbox! lol


  6. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    I love Amy’s blog & her fab outfits……this is really a cool collaboration!!


  7. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    very pretty!

    Xo Megan

  8. J Umm
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin 🙂
    let me know!

  9. Kristian
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I just finished reading Jen’s post and now came to read Amy’s. It is so fun to see the favorite items!

  10. Tanya
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Wow, what an incredible pair of legs you have! I am envious, as I am only a couple inches over five foot. You are truly living a unique life as an American abroad, soak it up!

  11. Meredith
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Love all of these outfit! You look fab!

  12. Bree
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I LOVE her blog, she has such wonderful style <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  13. Alissa Futhey
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    I lover her blog, so awesome to see this post!

  14. Born27
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    Love every outfit featured – especially the first white dress! I am envious, as I am only a couple inches over five foot.

  15. Amy
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I found her blog last week & I love it! I’m so fascinated with her life & love her style!!

  16. Courtney
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    Just came from Amy’s blog! Isn’t she so stylish?!


  17. Sarah Mira
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, you live in Dubai? That’s awesome, I’ve always wanted to visit there!! And I also REALLY, REALLY love your blog layout, you’re like a webpage master! I wish you could teach meee!

    I’d love for you to come check out my blog as well 🙂

  18. School Gate Style
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I am so happy to find your blog Jenn – and a double treat as I get to see some of Amy’s posts that I missed! Love this collaboration girls – brilliant idea. Sending bloggy good wishes across the Atlantic from rainy Belfast, Avril xx
    School Gate Style

  19. janet
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Great post! If you love to do a collaboration……let me know! I love to be a part of it!

    FOLLOW each other???

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