Thursday, October 6, 2011

Animal Instincts

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Good morning, lovelies! I have a question for you this morning. Do you love leopard as much as I do?

I've always been a huge animal print lover for as long as I can remember. Now, not in a Jersey Shore kinda way. No offense to those of you living on the Jersey Shore, but I think you know what I'm talking about. It's always a subtle dash of leopard. Be it a scarf, a ring, a jacket, a shoe, a bag. I never wear more than one piece at a time.

I know over the past year it's become more and more popular, maybe too popular in fact, and people who never would have worn it are now more open to the idea.

I don't think I'll ever tire of it. I'm even looking forward to a time that it is less in vogue and it will once again have the chicness I first fell in love with years ago.

So do you or don't you? I'd love to know :)

Have a fabulous day!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 All edited by The Alternative Wife

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55 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm smitten with those nails & shoes. Where can I get those booties??? (I tried clicking on the link but it didn't work). In short: YES, I love leopard!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I love this print too!! Have for many years, your right, I don't think it would be as popular had they declared it 'in style' again!! It's always been a staple of the retro/rockabilly look for years and years! Love the nails, jacket and scarf, so gorgeous!! I hope you have a grand day sweets!! xo

Pretty Affair said...

hmm...the leopard print with purple looks fantastic (last photo)!!

Collette Osuna said...

I love it too...less is more and I agree, its never going out of style:)
Love those little shoes:)


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Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh those nails look super chic! Have a great one, darling.

Debby said...

I love a splash of it too. In a clutch, a pair of shoes, a scarf... I'm currently on the hunt for a leopard skinny belt. I love the ring and the red nails in photo #1! xo

Josie said...

I actually very nearly bought a pair of leopard print ankle boots yesterday and haven't stopped thinking about them... so, going to go back and buy them!

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Yes most definitely, I love leopard! It always adds a touch of glamour! Love those shoes, how fab! xx

Tanvi said...

Loving it ... I need one of each! :)

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Elle Sees said...

I like it in small doses...can be so classy and chic if done right.
But I secretly want that leopard coat!

Colores said...

I do love animal print and as you said one item each time. I have a pair of mocassins with animal print and they match perfectly with a black dress of brown outfit!!! always a joker!!!

classiq said...

I do, but only as far as a scarf or thin belt, haven't found the shoes or clutch that I would wear in this print. And just like you, I tend to embrace a certain something when it's no longer a big trend.
Ada

With love... said...

Wonderful. Love the scarf with the red nails.

Have a lovely day!

Melisande said...

i love love love those last shoes and the top scarf. so pretty! i too like leopard in subtle ways. i think it's fun and pretty!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Great print :)

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

I love a little pop of animal!!! hahaha, and yes, not in a JS type of way! Too funny! I'm so in love with those nails! Your so right... a splash of leopard is such a classic, sophisticated look! Have a fabulous Thursday!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Always a fan of leopard print shoes!!!

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

dawn ~ yes! i love the animal print of leopard! and i believe that's it's become more of a neutral now ~ and i'm like you in the sense that i don't overdose on the pattern though ~ in small doses! i also like it for home decor!! i wish you a wonderful thursday!!
xoxo ~ kristina

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I think the words subtle dash is key, like those fabulous shoes, or a clutch, a nice blouse, etc. ohhh or some loafers!

Sandy a la Mode said...

love animal print!! but the only animal print i own is flats, can u believe that?? it's not much at all!!

Styleabaad said...

My answer is YES! I have always loved leo print... and I have a newfound love of reptile prints and maybe even zebra (done rightly... very tricky though..)! As you're saying it should never be too much...

Have a great Thursday!

xo
Elsa @ Styleabaad

City Girl Chicago said...

I think a splash of leopard is sophisticated ~ leopard nails? so clever!

Dancing Branflake said...

I have NONE! But I so want to wear it. My husband thinks animal prints are provocative. I laughed- he's so modest and old fashioned sometimes!

pretty pink tulips said...

I am SO with you on this Dawn! I absolutely love a dash of leopard....sophisticated sexiness!

xoxo Elizabeth

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm all about a splash of leopard...I'm not super brave about it, though, definitely no leopard coats or anything like that! I might do leopard pants...(c: LOVE those nails, too darling!

Alexa said...

I tend to shy away from animal prints except on shoes! There I make an exception. :)

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

The nails are stunning! Love everything, Dawn! xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

I adore leopard print! And I agree, it's always best when there's just a dash of it.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

looove those nails! and those shoes, uh-mazing!

B. in the Know said...

I adore animal print - seriously yesterday I had to cut myself off at the store. Everything I was wanting to get was animal print, but it is just so fun and chic at the same time!
Much love,
B

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Grr! Well I'm 47 and did too much of this back in the 80's so I just can't revisit it for fear of Cougardom!

Katie said...

I'll always love my leopard flats :)

Daily Cup of Couture said...

LOVE everything leopard!!! Sometimes I feel like I am able to find more things to wear with my leaopard Louboutins then anything else in my closet!

xx

odessa said...

Am an addict of leopard...I love it when it´s a scarf, shoes or any other accessory xoxo

Aylin at Lila Moonlight said...

I have a few leopard printed accessories, none in decor. But zebras, i have in both fields, just love them as you can see in my recent zebra post. So many lovely images here btw :)

Meisha.Style said...

love leo pritns! just cant have enough!

Ms. Givens said...

I do I do I do!

Silver Strands said...

Wow - I LOVE the nails!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

I absolutely love animal print. It's the best ever. However, I probably should learn how to wear it a lot more appropriately. I love it so much sometimes I go overboard.

honey my heart said...

i love a great animal print shoe or scarf. hope you have a great day, too!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Aah, I love me a bit of leopard, too :) Somehow I prefer it in the colder seasons, perhaps it's got warming properties? xoxo

JRuud said...

THE ANIMAL PRINT IS TO DIE FOR!

Obsessed :)

Happy Thursday sweetie.

Lonely Wife Project said...

When I was 16, I decorated my entire room in leopard print! I've been a longtime lover :)

Interior Designs Pro said...

Animal inspired designs always fascinate me. These selections are beautiful!

STYLE'N said...

Great photos and inspiration!I have to say I am liking animal prints more and more...I used to like it in small doses but I am embracing it more and more. I think I need a pair of leopards heels!

skippysays said...

I have to say I have never really done animal prints, and now I'm even less inclined to because it's so popular. I do love those nails though!
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I love wild prints. They make a great accessories. xoxo

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Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love a bit of leopard print too! It can be so classy! I think I need to get some more leopard pieces this fall actually ;)
Happy weekend! xo

Elena said...

I need say that the leopard print is a must have for every girl!

Marina said...

I love to see it on someone else, but I would never wear it, I just don't think it will look good on me :)

Bromeliad said...

Totally yes. I currently own no less than four, no five leopard jackets, three leopard belts, one leopard skirt and leopard pumps. (I do not wear them together.)

Krista said...

Gotta say, not a fan of leopard prints. Honestly, it's easy to look trashy. You're right, it's only one piece at a time, and I'm sure you pull it off. But so many women, even wearing one piece at once, can't pull it off. And I've seen too many women not pull it off.

Plus, the look it's emulating now turns me off. (I mean, even when it's fake, it's still glamourizing the leopard's skin.)

Interior Ideas said...

Beauty and animalistic appeal makes me crazy.

Heather Pranitis said...

I'd love to add a little leopard to my life. Unfortunately, I don't have any leopard shoes, yet. Yes, yet. And I'd love a leopard scarf and belt...a girl definitely needs to have options to accessorize with.

The enchanted home said...

Really loving leopard lately, just a touch in an accessory or two...when done right its GORGEOUS! Now your newest follower:)