Animal Instincts

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!) πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

(Photog: Megan H)

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  1. 10.5.11
    Kristin commented:

    Love this look on you! I have that same iPhone case πŸ™‚

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      iPhone + J.Crew + Leopard twins! πŸ™‚

  2. 10.5.11

    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 πŸ™‚

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Hallie!! πŸ™‚

  3. 10.5.11
    Chelsea commented:

    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

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Ahhhh I just need to buckle down and practice!

  4. 10.5.11
    aprilgia commented:

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

  5. 10.5.11
    Bailey Powell commented:

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

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      haha well thank you! πŸ™‚

  6. 10.5.11
    Mandy commented:

    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.

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      I know, we are all a little crazy for cheetah πŸ™‚

  7. 10.5.11
    Fashion By Alicia commented:

    I am seriously in love with that coat. AMAZING!

  8. 10.5.11
    One Woman's Style Evolution commented:

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

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      haha nope, not the only one! πŸ™‚

  9. 10.5.11
    Life as Leah commented:

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

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      You are TOO kind, but thank you! πŸ™‚

  10. 10.5.11
    My Dressy Ways commented:

    I LOVE IT!

  11. 10.5.11

    love it!! well done on BDIB!

  12. 10.5.11

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

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you, Jenn!! πŸ™‚

  13. 10.5.11
    Ashleigh commented:

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

  14. 10.5.11
    Sorcha commented:

    You look great – that coat is absolutely amazing.

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

  15. 10.5.11
    Mae (@liliandmae) commented:

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

  16. 10.5.11
    Erika commented:

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

  17. 10.5.11

    You look so chic! And your legs go for miles in those shorts! Love love love this look. πŸ˜‰

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Kristina!! So glad you visited my page πŸ™‚

  18. 10.5.11

    Visiting from BDIB. Great jacket/coat. I love the cozy look over all black.

  19. 10.5.11

    visiting from BDIB. Loving the coat.

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  20. 10.5.11

    Love the leather shorts!


  21. 10.5.11
    meagan commented:

    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!

  22. 10.7.11

    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!

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      LOL we are leopard-OBSESSED!

  23. 10.7.11

    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. πŸ™‚

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


    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      So glad you’re following! Heading over to your blog now… πŸ™‚

  24. 10.11.11
    Effortless Cool commented:

    gorgeous look dear! looove the jacket πŸ™‚

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