Seriously? Who am I kidding. When it comes to wearing animal prints, it’s honestly hard for me not to incorporate them into an outfit.

Please take a look at a sampling of my animal-themed shoe collection. I think all I’m missing is possum.

Left to Right: Forever 21 | Christian Siriano for Payless | Wanted | Calvin Klein | Wanted | Sam Edelman

Above: a leopard coat eBay find

Above: Forever 21 headband | Bvlgari bracelet (c/o) | ASOS claw bracelet

Above: a well-loved and well-worn J.Crew belt

When it came to this Bloggers Do It Better challenge, I thought long and hard about how I wanted to approach this outfit. Go crazy and mix animal prints? Possibly. Go with a few animal print accessories? Also a possibility. But then I felt like unless I piled on the animal prints and looked like a crazy cat lady recluse…I wouldn’t do all of my items justice.

So, because I literally tried and failed several times to come up with a perfect outfit that would encompass just how much I love animal print {seriously, it’s like dedicating a post to cardigans – do I wear all the cardigans I own? No–thus the dilemma}, I decided to throw in the towel and highlight some of my best use of animal print. I had a really fun time digging through the outfit archives (which are new and improved, yay!). You can click on each to see the full outfit post.

Literally cannot wait to see what you all come up with as you take a walk on the “wild side”! (I don’t know what’s been more fun with this challenge – the animal print itself, or all the punny jokes I get to make!) Follow the official BDIB twitter account

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  1. 10.04.2011 / 12:00 am

    Love the outfits! So much fun. xo

  2. 10.04.2011 / 12:08 am

    You have some fabulous animal print in your closet! Such a great variation and so fun to see it all. Love that jacket!

  3. 10.04.2011 / 12:16 am

    Rawr! I love a good dose of animal print.And I LOVE how you photographed all of these; especially the belt on the doorknob.

  4. 10.04.2011 / 12:23 am

    The big fluffy sooo soft looking leather coat and the fierce sexy studded leather heels are my favs… I want them so much it aches a little! xx

  5. 10.04.2011 / 12:30 am

    Seriously? Who am I kidding. When it comes to wearing animal prints, it’s honestly hard for me not …

  6. 10.04.2011 / 7:50 am

    Wow that is quite the collection you got there. This is what it means to love animal print and I thought I did πŸ™‚

  7. 10.04.2011 / 8:27 am

    I love this post! You have some pretty amazing animal print treasures… I honestly cant pick a favorite. Great eBay find on that beautiful jacket!

  8. 10.04.2011 / 11:36 am

    Can I just say that your shoe collection is making me weak in the knees!! Especially those Christian Siriano’s for Payless. Funny enough I wore leopard print on Friday and wrote a post about my apprehension towards animal prints…without even noticing that it was the Bloggers Do It Better challenge. That was a fail on my part:( Anywho, I thought it was an interesting coincidence:)

  9. 10.04.2011 / 1:04 pm

    I love all of this! Especially the leopard heels with spikes on the bottom! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  10. 10.04.2011 / 3:10 pm

    Hmm, you do have quite a bit of animal print in your wardrobe!! My favorite though is the leapard print jacket with the maroon tights…gorgeous look!

  11. 10.04.2011 / 3:18 pm

    Looking through your outfits in the post I’m feeling like I need to step up my animal print wardrobe. After all its essentially a neutral as far as I’m concerned.

  12. 10.04.2011 / 3:36 pm

    Can’t wait for this challenge either! I love that you gave us so much inspiration with all of your different animal print looks.

  13. 10.04.2011 / 3:44 pm

    Each and every piece and past outfit is beautifully done. I agree, its hard to just choose one look. I feel like animat print has now become a neutral – SERIOUSLY. What doesn’t it go with? Ok, I’m gonna try to pick a favorite, I think I LOVE the soft pink feminine blouse with the leopard belt. The blue and black leopard is a very close 2nd. **EXCITED to see everyone’s looks tomorrow!**

  14. 10.04.2011 / 4:46 pm

    What a round up, so fun! I think the studded heels are my fave – so bad a$$. (Love the puns!)

  15. 10.04.2011 / 5:03 pm

    Great post! Love your outfits, really like the second winter photo, it’s in Norway right? I’m Norwegian and I know it can be difficult to find good outfits in the freezing cold, but you manage it! πŸ™‚

    • 10.04.2011 / 8:10 pm

      Indeed you are correct Hanne! I’m half-Norwegian and those outfits were taken during my last visit there with the family at our cabin outside of Oslo. I’ve been there dozens of times growing up. It’s like a second home!

  16. 10.04.2011 / 5:22 pm

    Hi my name is Lynn and I am an Animaniac too! Love this post, Love the animals prints…besos, lynn

  17. 10.04.2011 / 6:36 pm

    wow, stunning shoe collection! Lovin’ all the outfit, especially the coats!

  18. 10.04.2011 / 7:39 pm

    Totally agree with the punny animal jokes! Such a cute look at your past animal outfits. I decided to go all out…”balls to the wall” animal!

  19. 10.04.2011 / 7:55 pm

    I love all of your adorable animal print shoes! I only recently got into animal print, but alas, I have little money, so I am just wearing my pieces with animal fur (sans prints) to get me by until I can finally get a cute leopard print silk shirt somewhere. If anyone knows of any leopard print blouses/shirts that you love online, maybe you could let me know? πŸ™‚

  20. 10.04.2011 / 8:13 pm

    That coat is a thing of BEAUTY. I didn’t really realize how much I loved animal print until I tried to put together an outfit for this challenge – I had leopard sweaters, cardigans, shoes, mini skirts, maxi skirts, scarves… and that was just the leopard print. Adding python and croc, etc. into the mix made it almost impossible!
    It was definitely a lot of fun though (my first shot at BDIB) and I can’t wait for the next challenge. Although in the meantime I’ll be plotting ways to rob your coat. πŸ˜‰

  21. 10.04.2011 / 8:18 pm

    LIVE for those shoes!!!! especially the loafers!

  22. 10.04.2011 / 9:22 pm

    I actually have a hard time incorporating animal prints, but you do it beautifully!

  23. 10.04.2011 / 11:13 pm

    xx Grace

  24. Natalie
    10.05.2011 / 12:31 am

    Now I can’t get the Animaniacs theme song out of my head! And that is a fact!
    This was a fun post and I have been eyeing those Nine West maryjanes for.ever. Want, want, want!

    • 10.05.2011 / 1:39 am

      Totally thought of the Animaniacs too when I titled this post!

  25. 10.05.2011 / 1:18 am

    RT @prttyshnysprkly Everytime I see today's post title I think of the Tommy Boy scene "she's a maaaaaniac, maaaaaniac!"

  26. 10.05.2011 / 2:04 am

    I am jealous of your shoe collection…Wait..Well I’m jealous all the animalistic items you own. Great post.

  27. 10.06.2011 / 3:06 am

    that was seriously fun! πŸ™‚ glad you dug up your archives, because it’s my 1st time to your blog. you gave me a very nice overview ,of the variety of styles you wear.

  28. 10.07.2011 / 9:21 pm

    You have a beautiful collection of animal prints. Love them all.

  29. Machaela
    11.05.2011 / 2:37 am

    That’s quite a collection you’ve got going there! I have to say I just love the big leopard coat with the red leggings! Such a classic combination!

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