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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

animal instincts

On my first date with my now husband he told me that when we had initially met at work I was walking around the office in a stealth like manner (I was his landlord in a commercial office space) in my leopard heels which earned  me the nickname Tigress. Then being the studious individual he is, he went on in detail to tell me about the history of the "saber tooth tigress" and how I reminded him of this extinct creature, tell me now - what girl wouldn’t want to hear that on a first date! Without going on too much about what happened next let’s just say it gave us a good laugh and I have been stamped with this nickname till this day. This leads me to a very current trend I have always adored – animal prints. Maybe it’s my Long Island roots in me that has always loved this style or that it's readily available in so many styles the past few years, I just cant seem to get enough.  The only thing with this particular pattern is that I think it needs to be done in small doses. No one wants to see a animal prints head to toe. You will either look like an actual tigress or a stuffed animal, neither are a winning look.  Below are some fabulous finds that I think are just the right amount of animal prints needed to turn a blah ensemble bold, just remember to wear one piece at a time. Part two will have some pretty images on pairing this print in your wardrobe!

the saber tooth tigress - pretty huh???

the hubs left me alone last night to attend a work dinner, so naturally I went to the mall & brought home these babies
(a special thank you to my Aunt Barbs for my Christmas gift card that allowed me to purchase them)

~some fabulous leopard prints for the wardrobe below ~
animal instinct

~Go shopping ~

GUESS by Marciano sheer dress
$178 -

TopShop animal print dress
$130 -

Victoria s Secret victoria secret bikini
$34 -

ASOS leopard bikini
$33 -

J Crew long skirt
$118 -

Mulberry leopard print flat
$550 -

Ivanka Trump high heel pumps
$112 -

J Crew leopard handbag
$448 -

BELLISSIMA leopard jewelry
$75 -

Leopard print jewelry
$1,445 -

Roberto Cavalli gradient sunglasses
$395 -

Oasis gold belt
$9 -

Alexander mcqueen scarve
$725 -


  1. Fun! I could do the flats... not so scary for boring old me. :-)

  2. I have the tory revas in leopard from John but are wearing them quickly! Talbots had a cheaper pointy toe version over the holidays but my size was sold out!


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