I love me a bit of leopard print. I love me a bit of clashing prints. And I love me a bit of ASOS. The latest ASOS Made in Kenya drop ticks each one of those boxes.
Just call me Pat Butcher already. I’m sold.
Like peanut butter and jelly, pineapple on pizza and avocado on toast, leopard print and I belong together. We’re better together. Leopard print gets me.
As it stands, I’m not rich, but I am borderline obsessed with said print. I have leopard jumpers, shirts, skirts, Converse, boots, the lists goes on. What I don’t currently have though, are Fearne Cotton’s Norah Leopard Block Heel Sandals from her latest Very collection.
After clearing out my closet last weekend, I parted ways with at least twenty pairs of shoes I haven’t worn in the last year. I also organised the ones without boxes into my new drawer unit from Ikea. I know, I deserve a pat on the back here. This made me realise exactly what I’m missing. Cute summer sandals that aren’t wedges. I love a wedge as much as the next girl, but with five pairs already under my belt, it’s safe to say I’ve got that base covered.
What I do need is a sandal with a sturdy block heel and chunky straps to keep my Bambi-like ankles from buckling. These will do just that. Fearne Cotton, as always, I salute you.
You’ll also know that I love Fearne Cotton. I think she’s a great role model, I love her sense of style, humour and latest collection for Very. See what I did there?! In particular this Printed Jumpsuit has caught my eye. I’ll happily list them for you below.
1. Leopard print
2. It’s a jumpsuit. I wrote 5 reasons you should own one here
3. Look how comfy and unrestricted you’d feel in it
4. Can be dressed up with heels or down with trainers
5. It’s head-to-toe leopard print.
I think you catch my drift.
Can you tell I’m a little bag obsessed at the minute? I’m still mourning the loss of a couple of casualties to mould from our new place and am looking at what best to replace them with.
Because that’s what you do when you have a clear out that’s forced upon you.
This one is a sure-fire contender for obvious reasons.
1. Leopard print
2. I don’t own a backpack
3. I keep posting about the fact that I want a backpack
4. Check out all the pockets
5. Just look at it, it’s a thing of beauty
This Purfect Leather Backpack is from British brand Grafea, which I hadn’t heard of before until my bestie pointed out the fact that I should indeed own the above.
Well, that’s decided then. I’ll start counting out my pennies.
It’ll come as a surprise to no one, that I am obsessed with sparkly things. My inner magpie has no limits. My family are well aware of this obsession and have definitely pandered to it.
At Christmas (is it still ok to mention the C word this far into January?) I became the proud owner of three pairs of glitter-covered shoes. Three. While this may seem too extreme to some, I am in my sparkly element.
Let me walk you through my new collection.
The Glitter Trainer
A practical shoe needn’t look dull. In fact, I like mine bold and brash with leopard-print toes, gold glitter sides and soft ribbons for laces. I like them even better when they’re paired with gold glitter socks. What can I say, I’m an all-or-nothing kinda gal.
I think it was last October I kept harping on about these Lucca sneakers and why they had to be mine but I couldn’t justify spending that money on myself. Well now, thanks to Al, I can rock them all the time. Maybe I’ll team them with my leopard-print coat, and scarf, and jumper, and skirt. Too much?!
The Glitter Boot
Now, while I am aware that these aren’t technically my first pair of glitter boots, I already have these bad boys, they are equally as welcome in my wardrobe. I spotted these on ASOS and knew I had to have me some Dorothy shoes.
Every time I put these on, I have a habit of clicking my ankles together and dreaming of Kansas. Now while I’m fully aware I’m not actually Dorothy, it doesn’t hurt to dream. These boots seem to look the best with an all black outfit, I like the element of surprise. Like ‘pow’ red glitter boots in your face.
The Glitter Slipper
I don’t even know where to start with these beauties. They kind of leave me speechless. While this picture may not do them complete justice, they are both silver and gold depending on what light you view them in, I think we can all agree that they are pretty special. I love a good slipper shoe and I also love a tassel so when those two worlds collide in one shoe, I’m a very happy lady.
Just look how at home they are with matching garish glitter socks. Honestly, it’s a match made in shoe heaven and my feet have never been happier.
Got some glitter shoes in your life? Hook me up, I need to see.
Over the years I’ve collected a lot of animal print in my wardrobe. I have skirts, shirts, tees, vests, blazers and shoes. I’ve got it all. I’m addicted.
When I see an animal-printed item in the shops I find myself drawn to it. It’s like a weird magnetic pull reeling me in. I’m a complete sucker for a print. Whether it’s snakeskin, leopard print or some crazy mix of both, I’m all over it.
It’s bold, brash and instantly mood lifting, which is why I decided to road test them all at once. It might be a little crazy, it might be too wild for your liking and I know for a fact that the clashing prints and colours would make my cousin Gem come out in hives, but I don’t care
What can I say, I kinda like it.
What I’m Wearing:
Skirt, Lavish Alice
Boots, Kurt Gieger
I don’t own any Dr. Martens currently but if I was to make that purchase, these 1460 boots would definitely be top of my list. Can you guess why? Does the garish pink and yellow leopard print give it away?