Fash Trend - Animal Prints


After posting this on the fan page over the weekend, a "Mean Girls" movie session was inevitable. I'm always amazed at how much I still laugh at the same jokes. The film is definitely right there next to "Clueless" and "10 Things I hate about you" as the most quotable films of our time. But despite "Mean Girls" intense amount of high school fabulousness, I still can't make sense of the awkward "animal" moments scattered throughout. I'm all for tapping into your animal instincts but lets aim for a less psychical approach... like incorporating into your winter wardrobe. From leopard, to zebra, to sneak skin and beyond, it seems every member of the jungle is fighting for its moment on the runway these days. Sure, a dramatic print can be ultra fabulous, but they do tend to come with a side challenge. There's a thin line between classically chic and looking like a cast member of Jerseylicious. The key is styling. Once you have your print of choice, focus on toning it down with all the extra additions. Neutral colors will always blend beautifully, but I do urge you to toss in some color here and there. When it comes to styling my favorite animal prints, I always turn to layering. An eye catching peek of print will always add a fun element without being too in your face. I recently took this approach here, with the same dress. Above I'm wearing a stunning Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's trench which I paired with my Andrew Charles leopard print dress and an over sized scarf from Hollister. To add a hint of fall nostalgia, I added my orange knee highs and my go-to grey chunky heels by Candie's. I urge you all to try incorporating leopard prints into your wardrobe this winter. A scarf, handbag or even a major pair of leopard print ankle boots, will always take an ensemble to the next level. What's your favorite way to wear leopard?









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160 comments:

  1. youre such a cutie with those sockss!

    DIANA MINI GIVEAWAYY
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  2. Nice hair:=) Love it, and the stockings to the outfit....have a nice day!

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  3. I love your leopard dress. Could never get sick of it!!!

    - Dani

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  4. Love these pics! and love the tinker bell bun!!!

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  5. Love animal prints! you look great :)

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  6. Leopard print + knee socks = perfection.

    Love it Anna!

    xo
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  7. hey i had also done a post on Animal prints....offcourse urs is much more informative...mine was little different!!!
    Anyways love ur coat...it's silhouette is very nice!! keep up he good work!! Xoxo

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  8. love the outfit and lovely pics love
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  9. U look like pefect.
    nice hair style.

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  10. Love animal prints! you look great :) Amazing shoes!!

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  11. I adore animal prints. Love your dress xoxo
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  12. great post the one of rachel bilson has got to be one of my all time favorite dresses to this day!

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  13. great outfit, I really like it! I'm looking for the perfect leopard dress..

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  14. so cute look...so amazing and creative!!!

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  15. you are such a cutie in these knee-high-socks and your hair looks so stunning. I have a leopard scarf in my wardrobe and I love it!
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  16. I literally loove animal prints, especially leopard and python, which is the hot trend this fall!!!
    XOXO

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  17. I love animal print.. my new years dress is leopard print :)

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  18. Great styling :) and good advice on how to wear an animal print :) just bought a leopard print scarf from secondhand shop ;) xoxo

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  19. I love your bun. you look stunning.

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  20. We have the same taste in movies. 10 things is an all time favorite of mine.

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  21. Your styling is great here. The orange socks are such a great plus. xoxo

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  22. Great post. You look beautiful.

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  23. LOVE this outfit. The Jennifer trench is great. I need a structured jacket like this. Very stylish.

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  24. You're stunning. Love your style.
    PS I'm following you now

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  25. Great styling tips, especially your use of neutral colors with prints. I totally agree you have to watch your styling, silhouette, and material when dressing in animal prints. I shiny, body con dress will make you look cheap and tacky. I also like your picks especially that Zac Posen pussy bow blouse very chic.

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  26. Great tips. Thanks girl

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  27. You look gorgeous. I love this outfit. Thanks for another helpful and inspiring post. You never let me down. xoxo

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  28. Wonderful post.Your heels are fabulous. I really like your hair like this. I've still yet to pull off a good bun.

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  29. I want those leopard shorts. Super cute. Stunning ensemble. You look like a star.

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  30. I looove this outfit!! you look so cute ;)

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  31. Super cute outfit. I loved the trench!
    Thank you so much for following me. I'm already a follower of yours on Bloglovin. :)

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  32. I love animal prints but in small dosis: as you said, it's too easy to go to the wrong way wearing this kind of prints. but I love how you combined your dress with this amazing jacket. You look favolous!

    xoxo

    eLi

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  33. Hello, I visit your blog very often because you are my inspiration. I love your style. This animal print dress is amazing especially with red socks - very oryginal. I am going to put also my collection of lampard print imagines soon. So pls check my blog.
    It's my pleasure to follow you, and thanks for following me.
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  34. Love your jacket! The socks are great on you because you are tan! I am so white that I would need a less vibrant color or a stocing to rock that outfit. I do love it though! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. thank you for following me, I love your outfit, it's awesome :) your shoes are so lovely

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  36. Love love love the red tights with the grey shoes! I'm also a sucker for anything leopard print. This is a great outfit! xo

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  37. very fun. flirty and playful!
    xox

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  38. Amazing look, simply gorgeous! ♥

    I like every single aspect of this outtfit!

    Xo, Imke

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  39. Gorgeous trench and I love the little bit of leopard peeking through!

    The doll on fashion

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  40. red with leopard...the ultimate combination....gorgeous!!

    kiss,
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  41. love this outfit, everything goes perfectly together

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  42. Animal print is a big part of my wardrobe. Love it.

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  43. WOW I Love that outfit!!! That trench coat is amazing. So beautiful! Great post, loved ALL of the photo's this outfit is great for a fall winter day, where I live it's snowing 2 feet of snow!

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    -N :)

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  44. WOW I Love that outfit!!! That trench coat is amazing. So beautiful! Great post, loved ALL of the photo's this outfit is great for a fall winter day, where I live it's snowing 2 feet of snow!

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    -N :)

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  45. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look.. You look fab!
    x

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  46. Adorable! I love the bun, the dress, and those red socks!

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  47. Personally, I can only rock animal print in small doses (shoes, belts, scarves), but your neutral accessories totally make that dress doable!

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

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  48. WOW I Love that outfit!!! That trench coat is amazing. So beautiful! Great post, loved ALL of the photo's this outfit is great for a fall winter day, where I live it's snowing 2 feet of snow!

    mypurplerunway.blogspot.com

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    -N :)

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  49. Super pretty look!

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  50. You look stunning!

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  51. I'm a major animal print fan, love your outfit! So chic and pretty xoxo

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  52. I love knee highs, they add the perfect touch to this look!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

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  53. your outfit is adorable! Love the animal print dress! I have gotten into animal print with my accessories, I have yet to buy a dress with animal print. I really want a leopard print cardigan. I just have not found the perfect one!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  54. Love the outfit :) You coat is beautiful :)

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  56. I LOVE animal print....really great post! Oh and I really like the coat you are wearing! :)

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  57. you look stunning as usually =)

    Also, thank you so much for your comment and I tried following you on twitter and for some reason it didn't work =( (@MyLyfeMyStory)

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  58. Loving all the animal prints...and lovin those orange knee highs.

    Lisa x

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  59. I love that outfit! Speaking of animal print, I saw a girl at the airport wearing zebra print fleece pants--they weren't flattering at all. ha ha. I think she needs to read this post and take your advice!

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  60. Hello sweetheart
    Love the trench coat by jennifer lopez..i love her sense of style ! It looks great on you as well

    Also, thanks so much for your sweet comment and for following me..i love your blog and Im so thrilled that your now following me <3
    xoxo
    Cassandra

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  61. i love the Mean Girls reference! my friends and I have the entire movie memorized. love the red knee socks

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  62. I love animal print but you can get it soooo wrong! Great post hun :) xoxo

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  63. great Kohl's find!! and i love that you broke out the knee highs with heels!! note to self: buy some knee high socks already. dammit!

    CupcakesOMG!

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  64. I really like the combination of colors .... nice outfits!

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  65. I love the color of the knee highs with your dress! It is quite delightful... made me smile :)

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  66. Girl, you look beautiful. I like this outfit and I'm also a fan of animal prints. I have a lot of leoprint scarves, shoes and clothes. I also have a zebra scarve who I love. Great post

    xoxo Petra


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  67. Great outfit! Love the animal print addition! xo

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  68. in love with animal print! such a fun trend!
    xx

    http://relisherr.blogspot.com

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  69. Gorgeous outfit!! Love the animal print and tights together, very cute.

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  70. Love the tights babe...great move! That punch of color is purrrfect to pair with those spots! Fabulous as usual!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    www.HauteKhuuture.com


    p.s. Giveaway on my blog- Enter to win a FREE pair of shoes!!

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  71. Love the dress and the knee-highs! So cute together!

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  72. I love animal print but your knee-highs are soooo cute!!

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  73. I've never tried wearing any animal prints because they're so out there! I prefer subtle and plain. BUT you made this look so classy! The print is not even out there at all!
    Lovely post.

    -Sheila

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  74. You look stunning. Adore this outfit.

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  75. My favorite ways are through accessories & shoes!! I love what you've done here-- but you're right, overdoing it in the wrong way can make you look like Jerseylicious. My phone case is Zebra print, anyway- So it's better for me to have a few pops of print vs. wearing animal print as a main piece in my wardrobe. I had some Leopard ballet flats that I wore hole through last fall! I need a new pair, b/c they juchzed up everything I wore them with!

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  76. I looove your style!Those orange socks are so original,perfect outfit! XO

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  77. that´s really funny i just made one post about animalprints too;) love your fabulous styling here, the orange socks really rock the look!
    love and kiss,mary

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  78. Oh! I love the animal print trend...I wish it will last forever!!! Love your socks :)
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    NIna
    Thank you for your comment!
    trendsurvivor.com

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  79. i like the way you've poppped your red rights in there too...spicy!

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  80. Love the styling here, the heels are perfect with the socks! Great look!

    Catherine x
    If you get a minute I'd love you to visit and enter my giveaway? Maybe make it two out of two?!! $50 Giftcard Giveaway

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  81. You look purrr-fect. So beautiful.

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  82. I adore this, especially the socks!

    xo,
    Christina
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  83. You are definitely wearing 'leopard' very well! I love how you mixed it with the grey suede pumps... I would never have thought to do that, but it looks great!!
    I love leopard, coloured leopard, regular leopard, leopard accessories etc. but like you it has to be done within reason... don't want to look like the crazy animal print lady lol :p
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox
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  84. I love Mean Girls. I can watch it again and again and never tire of it!
    I used to stick to leopard print accessories like a belt or shoes but I recently bought a leopard dress and I love it! x

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  85. Hi my dear! You look fab as always! I love the combination between the leopard print and the red sock! Amazing!!!

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  86. You look fab! Loving those shoes and the thigh highs!! xo www.casualglamorous.com

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  87. Very nice outfit, I love your pumps!

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  88. I pretty much wear leopard in every form! Cloths, accessories, shoes, everything! Love it.

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  89. I love this post as you can see from my blog I LOVE the animal print trend at the moment it is great :) it really can make a basic outfit look great :) I love the leopard and snakeskin print at the moment :) great post love p XX

    poppymale.blogspot.com

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  90. i love your leopard dress ;)

    xoxo

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  91. You look amazing! I love the socks, but I've had yet to try the trend! Great post as always :)

    xoxo
    Ellen

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  92. I'm obsessed with this outfit! Everything looks great!
    -kim
    found the route

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  93. You look great. I'm always too shy to wear those knee shocks... you take some risks and the look is absolute great!

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  94. I love the outfit. The leopard dress with the orange knee highs is fabulous. Thanks for taking the time to check out my my new post.

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  95. love that I just found your blog! would love a follow back :)
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  96. i live in animal prints -- i consider them a neutral!!

    Oh - Fancy That.

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  97. LOVE everything about this outfit! So cute!

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  98. love your style!!!!


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  99. Love it! I need to add some animal print to my wardrobe!

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  100. Love the mid high orange tights ;) xoxo back!

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  101. great post!! i feel like leopard is definitely EVERYWHERE this season. it's certainly taken over my closet :)
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  102. Falling in love with your shoes and coat !

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  103. Your socks are great!
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  104. Love the leopard, and I actually did a post on it today :) You look fab, love and I love the pop of orange!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
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  105. cute coat! I think a tan pea coat will be my next purchase this winter :) if you get a moment, i'd love to hear what you think of my new blog! thanks girl,

    xo, nikki

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  106. incredible style once again. great post!

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  107. i love animal print.. i'm obsessed with it!!
    love your style girl and you're so chic!!! take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  108. yay! yay! yay! so glad you stopped by my blog and invited me over! i ADORE your blog... and this outfit! i'm totally digging the red knee socks. you are gorgeous! ps... i read your bio... i went to college in alabama too... troy university... played volleyball there... and met my husband there... so alabama def holds a special place in my heart. again... so glad i found your blog!

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  109. you look GORGEOUS! i LOVE this outfit! i wish i was 10 years younger so i could pull off the knee socks still...i tried the ankle socks with heels look and i look as though i just came out of a zz top video (lol...you may have to look that one up...showing my age here).

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  110. You have a great blog! I'm glad you found me too! Can't wait to read more.

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  111. thanks to ur nice comment. and sory for not comming see ur blog earlier I had some problem with the net...
    Even ! This touch of color with the leopard dress, it's just perfect !

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  112. i love your outfit. so great. the trench is so nice! i cant believe it's from jennifer lopez's line for kohls!

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  113. LOL.. I bought the Zebra Tee on Black Friday! It's amazing. I love it.

    Love your outfit today! And the Knee High Tights give the outfit an extra WOW factor.

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  114. anna ~ love this!! i'm so going to pair my new knee socks w. some pumps asap!! p.s. love the hair too!
    xx ~ k

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  115. What a great way to style a gorgeous leopard dress. I love the bright thigh highs. I was just planning a girlie movie night and put Mean Girls, Clueless and 10 things I hate about you on the list! All classics.

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  116. I adore everything animal print! You look fab!

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  117. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog ... nice to meet you :)

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  118. Oooh woonderfull dresses!! love the 50´s leopard!! :) kisses

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  119. I adore your shoes! they look great with the dress and socks!

    love k

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  120. Loving your topknot and the color of that jacket, lady! Great pairings :)

    Caitlin
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  121. you pull this look off flawlessly!!! you make this trend look so chic & so classic...love it :) xoxoxo brynn

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  122. Love this look so chic...



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  123. Love the splash of color!!! So chic

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  124. beautiful as usual ~ Very cute outfit :) I love that jacket xxx

    BTW is that the UCLA campus? looks very familiar to me ~ lol

    xxx
    Gi

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  125. You look stunning! I love your coat and your whole outfit!

    Lou x
    http://thekeypieces?blogspot.com

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  126. wow you look amazing!!

    ♥ Amuna

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  127. You look so fab here lovely! LOVE the top knot on you. Looks great. x

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  128. I love leopard print you look great!

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  129. great outfit!!!! You look amazing!

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  130. Looove it! Wegan are big fans of leopard print ;)

    M x

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  131. Everything is perfect in your outfit. I love the fact that you played with colors that people don't often mix together like greyish-beige and orange-red.

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  132. I looooooove Mean Girls, so funny thanks to the writer Tina Fey!

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  133. I adore this look! So chic but fun as well. Love animal print and it's so true- it really is all about styling!!! Xo

    www.socalsophisticate.blogspot.com

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  135. I'm dying for that leopard dress-- Don't know who the actress is-- but whoever is getting into that silver car. It's stunning!

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  136. love and live animal prints. my motto is leopard print is DEFINATELY a nuetral. LOL

    Camille

    http://www.brokebombshell.com

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