Animal Instincts

by Jessica Sturdy on October 5, 2011

Leopard flats, leopard pumps, leopard loafers, leopard headbands, leopard sandals, leopard shirts, leopard skirt, leopard iphone case, leopard umbrella, leopard wallet, leopard clutch, leopard belt, leopard scarves, leopard (faux) fur jacket. I’ve even got leopard wallpaper in my closet and bathroom in my parent’s house. When it comes to this neutral animal print– You name it, I’ve got it.

When Kristina announced “Animal Instincts” as the next Bloggers Do It Better challenge, I figured it would be a piece of cake to shop my closet. But it was actually too tough! How could I possibly choose which leopard piece to wear?! (We decided that ONE piece of leopard is really all you can wear at a time. Two maybe.) Kristina suggested mixing animal prints, but I realized I don’t have much of any other print. I decided to go with fur, leopard print, my panther ring, and leather shorts.

A leopard-print fur coat kind of draws some stares so I toned it down with a tonal black ensemble. I was semi-skeptical about the leopard+fur+leather+heels looking a little hooker-ish, but whatevs, I got over it.

Don’t mind me taking a phone call during pictures… (Hi Jo!) :)

Please don’t judge my nails. I promise I’ll get them done this week. Crossing my fingers that I find the time. It would be quite nice if I could paint my nails better than a toddler. But I can’t.

Jacket: Gallery (similar)
Tee: Trouve (similar)
Leather Shorts: Trouve (similar)
Shoes: Sam Edelman Javi
Necklace: J.Crew (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar face) (similar band)
Bangle: Forever 21 (similar)
Ring: Max & Chloe
iPhone case: J.Crew (similar–only $7!)

**Click here for all of my other leopard crazed posts**

Oh, and don’t forget to go check out all of the other submissions! :)

(Photog: Megan H)

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin October 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

Love this look on you! I have that same iPhone case :)

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm

iPhone + J.Crew + Leopard twins! :)

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Hallie (@halliekw) October 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

I have been eyeing a jacket like this! It looks so fab on you. And if I had an iPhone (Android user, fail) – I’d totes be buying that case.

Looking lovely as always!

-Hallie
http://www.coralsandcognacs.com :)

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Hallie!! :)

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Chelsea October 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

LOVE the jacket. Also, a few months ago I really couldn’t paint my nails…I just did my nails over and over for fun and it got better and also so relaxing. xo

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Ahhhh I just need to buckle down and practice!

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aprilgia October 5, 2011 at 12:47 am

Adorable jacket! And I’m really digging those pearls with the leopard print…awesome match!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Thank you!!

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Bailey Powell October 5, 2011 at 12:51 am

You are so darling! And honestly I never made the hooker connection until you mentioned it – you definitely don’t look like one. :) Plus the pearls really eliminate any scandalous ideas. A+!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

haha well thank you! :)

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Mandy October 5, 2011 at 12:51 am

You are seriously darling! I love this entire outfit and want to copy it right now! Me, you and Amber from Real Girl Glam can seriously be leopard print triplets. We all love it SO much.

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I know, we are all a little crazy for cheetah :)

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Fashion By Alicia October 5, 2011 at 6:59 am

I am seriously in love with that coat. AMAZING!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks!! :)

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One Woman's Style Evolution October 5, 2011 at 7:08 am

Love the outfit. Glad I wasn’t the only one with leather shorts for the bdib challenge. *wipes head*

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm

haha nope, not the only one! :)

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Life as Leah October 5, 2011 at 7:19 am

I am dying for a coat like this! You’ve got killer legs girl!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

You are TOO kind, but thank you! :)

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My Dressy Ways October 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

I LOVE IT!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thank you :)

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simplicityisultimatesophistication October 5, 2011 at 8:56 am

love it!! well done on BDIB!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thanks girl!

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jenn~the stylish housewife October 5, 2011 at 10:45 am

you look SO cute! love the coat, shorts and ring!!!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Thank you, Jenn!! :)

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Ashleigh October 5, 2011 at 10:57 am

I looooove the shorts. So much texture and it works perfectly!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Thanks Ashleigh!

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Sorcha October 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

You look great – that coat is absolutely amazing.

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Thanks :)

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Mae (@liliandmae) October 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm

LOVE THIS! the leather shorts, the jacket…perfect!
looking lovely!
xxo

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Thank you!

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Erika October 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

You are rocking this look! I love EVERYTHING about it!

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Pretty Shiny Sparkly October 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm

You look so chic! And your legs go for miles in those shorts! Love love love this look. ;)

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Thanks Kristina!! So glad you visited my page :)

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy October 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Visiting from BDIB. Great jacket/coat. I love the cozy look over all black.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy October 5, 2011 at 9:43 pm

visiting from BDIB. Loving the coat.
Daphne.

http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Jessica Concannon (@WMFashionista) October 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Love the leather shorts!

xx
Jessica
http://westmountfashionista.com

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Thanks Jessica!

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meagan October 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I think the leather/fur/leopard print/heels all look great together. Not too over the top at all. And I’m crazy jealous of that awesome ring!
-Meagan
http://www.spunkychateau.com

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Amber from Real Girl Glam October 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Leopard coat, leather shorts, and Javi Wedges? PERFECT combination! I love your hooker-esque look! So good! LOL I love your leopard coat and even though I don’t have one now, don’t worry I am now officially on the look out!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

LOL we are leopard-OBSESSED!

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Mary and Dyer (@MaryandDyer) October 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I LOVE this look – you are so stinkin’ cute!! I would do anything for a jacket like that… it is awesome! Also loving the phone cover.. I’m so into fun phone covers. You look gorgeous girl!!

I am a visitor from the BDIB Challenge & just became your newest follower on bloglovin’! I would love for you to check out my blog & follow back if you’d like. :)

Also, check out my giveaway for a Missoni for Target hat!!

Blessings,
Kat
xox

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

So glad you’re following! Heading over to your blog now… :)

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Effortless Cool October 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm

gorgeous look dear! looove the jacket :)

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool
PS Don’t forget to check out the Hallie Friedman Jewelry giveaway on my blog!

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Jessica October 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thank you!! :)

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