Animal Instincts

Welcome to another Bloggers do it Better challenge courtesy of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. The challenge is a chance for real women to show how they wear a current trend. This time it’s animal prints. I love animal prints. I’ve worn my zebra top recently, and my leopard ballet flats. Today, I’m bringing out the leopard shirtdress again.

animal print

leopard print

Dress: Marshall’s
Jacket: Betsey Johnson
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Aerosoles
Tote: Crystalyn Kae
Ring: Fuego

I dressed this outfit down a bit by wearing a dark denim jacket with the dress. The denim says “casual” but the hue is dressier than a faded jacket.

I’ve always wanted a bright yellow belt and thought it would look good against the print. The dress is busy and it would be easy for a subtle belt to get lost. This one stands out. Yellow and purple are complementary colors so I chose deep purple shoes today.


The dark green tote bag adds a third color. Well, four if you count denim as blue. It’s a wonderful faux leather bag from Crystalyn Kae, and it’s hand-crafted right here in Seattle.

jacket, bag, ring

Do you wear animal prints? Did you participate in the challenge? Don’t forget to check out how others styled animal print over at


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3 responses to “Animal Instincts

  1. I love that you paired this outfit with that bright belt! So fun

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

  2. Thanks! I was so happy to find that belt 🙂

  3. meagan

    I really love the neon belt with the dress!

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