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Fall Trend: Animal Prints

Happy Monday lovelies. I hope ya’ll had fabulous weekends! It rained like cats and dogs here in Tampa, so we were forced to stay inside for most of it. You can imagine how the dude felt about that. No outside play time makes for quite a cranky toddler. I’m looking forward to taking him out today she he can run off some steam. But seeing as he’s completely engrossed in his airplane DVD right now, I thought I would seize the moment to squeeze in a quick post. If you’ve been reading the glossies, you know that animal prints are going to be all over the place this Fall. Who has two thumbs and loves her some animal prints? THIS GIRL! RAWR! I plan on busting out my ruby pout and/or mani/pedi and taking full advantage of this “trend.”

How do you guys feel about animal prints? Although, you might not be down for a leopard frock, I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t look fabulous in leopard pumps! How about an animal print bag or earrings like my Wendy Brandes zebra stud beauties that I debuted in a recent Champagne Saturday post?

wendy brandes zebra stud earrings

However you interpret this trend, I just know you’re gonna look fierce!

tolani zebra scarf

Tolani Zebra Scarf at Boutique to You

animal print strapless dress

Aqua Animal Print Strapless Dress at Bloomingdale’s

marc by marc jacobs catty q printed tote

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tote at Nordstrom

stacy lomman

Stacy Lomman Dolce Vita Dress {Ten points to anyone who can recognize the lovely model! And learn how you can sponsor a new collection from this amazing designer here!}

chico's safari animal necklace

Safari Animal Necklace at Chico’s

diane von furstenberg shirtdress

Diane von Furstenberg Shirtdress at Bloomingale’s

pour la victoire platform pumps

Pour la Victoire Platform Pumps at Bloomingdale’s

diane von furstenberg stretch silk dress

Diane von Furstenberg Stretch Silk Dress at Saks Fifth Avenue

figleaves monaco swimsuit

Figleaves Swimsuit

aldo mixed bangles set

Bangles set at Aldo {BonBon Deal of the Day at only $18.00!}

leopard print cardigan

Rosbud Network Member Trend Wisely found this gorg cardy! And another Rosebud, Cool Kids, interviewed me over at her delightful blog!

p.s. The gnarly weather this weekend meant I had plenty o’ time to work on pieces for my other gig. You can see my rainy day wear list here and my pocketed pretties list here! Big hugs for checking out my other work. Ya’ll are the best!

  • The Boob Nazi

    I can’t get into animal prints. I can’t.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:36 am Reply
  • JAS

    I LOVE an animal print. Seriously LOVE. Now that I am entering cougar-aged territory, not sure I can pull it off like I used to (that prob. will not discourage me from trying though),

    I must have that bag. And, how cute is the lining in that dress?! I feel a shopping spree coming on.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:40 am Reply
    • WendyB

      @JAS, Hey, I’m cougar-aged and it’s not stopping me!

      July 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm Reply
    • stacy

      @JAS, I can make you the same dress if you’d like!
      πŸ™‚ Stacy

      July 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Mande

    Love the animal print post. Must go check out those bangles. Could that fabulous model be the beautiful Miss Kristin? πŸ˜‰
    LOVE that amazing dress!!! xo

    July 26, 2010 at 11:41 am Reply
  • Grit and Glamour

    I LOVE animal prints, especially leopard, cheetah, and tiger. A little dash here and there…a single piece of it…adds an instant shot of glamour to any outfit. And animal print accessories are the easiest way to update a wardrobe with a very small budget.

    Love the DVF dress above!

    β™₯ V

    July 26, 2010 at 11:43 am Reply
  • Lisa

    I like the SHOES! I was never a big fan of animal print BUT it has started to grow on me…

    July 26, 2010 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Sarah

    the animal print marc jacobs tote is adorable…

    July 26, 2010 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Kristina P.

    I love animal print. I have a really cool pair of leopard print pumps.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:45 am Reply
  • duchessbelle

    That DVF dress?! Love.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:45 am Reply
  • sandy a la mode

    I love this round-up of animal prints!! I didn’t used to be a fan of it, but I’m slowly growing to like it more and more! Those pumps must be mine!! πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 11:46 am Reply
  • beth

    Do animal prints ever go out of style? Seems like it doesn’t! Great looks!

    July 26, 2010 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Melissa

    Animal prints are such fun!

    July 26, 2010 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Cecilia Slesnick

    I love love love the animal prints. I “blame/owe” this devotion to my mother who from an early age assured me it was chic and fierce. I have ONE animal print maternity dress…but plenty of shoes. πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Staley Mc

    I love subtle animal print. Those bracelets look like the perfect accessory!

    July 26, 2010 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Lulu

    Love it! Especially the necklace and the swimsuit. I think I need the necklace!

    My hubs lets me have total decision making in decorating the house, except for 1 thing, he has put a standing “veto” on anything animal print for home decor. My wardrobe is fine, but not pillows, rugs, mugs, etc. He can’t stand animal print home decor, LOL.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:51 am Reply
  • Jen

    I think animal prints are fun. Not sure about wearing an animal print dress, but I like the look of pairing shoes or a bag with some solid colors.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Heather

    Hmmm…the animal print is a stretch for me…but I can take it in bits like the scarf!

    July 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • jenni roseland

    love me some animal prints! always have, probably always will!

    July 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    I LOVE the bangles!!

    July 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    I am a fan of animal prints, I think in decorating and in fashion little pops of animal prints look super chic!!!
    The Marc tote and the shoes are sooo lovely!! I need to start saving up for the tote, I am in love with it!!!

    July 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm Reply
  • Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli

    Hi, found you through SITS and saw your name was Kristin so thought I better come over and say hi.
    I am not an animal print lover, I’m much more a classic kinda girl. But I could be talked into those pumps and the gray dress with print lining is right up my alley! I am guessing the model is you?

    July 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm Reply
    • stacy

      @Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli, So flattered you like my piece – I’m a little more classic too, so I hid my leopard in the lining. The model is my good friend and jewelry genius Wendy Brandes.

      Have a great day!

      July 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • bananas.

    animal print is ALWAYS in. at least in my book πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • janettaylor

    Love the zebra scarf!


    July 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    Fun pieces, makes me want to go to the zoo!

    July 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    I’m not such a huge animal print fan only because I think if it’s overdone it can look trashy. However, when understated (like these looks) it can look pretty fabulous too.

    July 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • Salt

    Heck yes! Leopard will forever be one of my favorite prints.

    July 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Lucky Dame

    Leopard print is by far my favorite compared to zebra and cheetah.

    Those shoes are MAHVELOUS! I love wearing an all black outfit and accessorizing with leopard details.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • iheartkiwi

    that stack of bangles makes my heart go pitter patter! very safari chic.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm Reply
  • Mama K

    I don’t do animal prints…at all! But I do think it looks good on some πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    Leopard + red lips = you’re turning into ME! Yay!

    I swear, WWD should look back on my leopard Patrick Kelly dress that they mocked and weep for their lack of foresight.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm Reply
  • jill @ Teenage Bride

    Happy Monday to you to!!

    I have always worried that animal prints are to bold for me. They are so much fun though. I have a black dress with a thin cheetah print belt and that is as bold as I have gone so far. I think it is time for me to step it up!!

    July 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    Marc Jacobs never seizes to amaze me πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I do love me some animal prints! My next print will definitely be zebra, I love black & white.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm Reply
  • Slices of Beauty...

    Loving the hint of animal print on the DV dress!
    Happy Monday to you.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Chic Coles

    I really love animal prints on accessories. Shoes, handbag, hair-piece, earrings! I have a pair of leopard Tory Burch flats that I absolutely live in during the fall!

    July 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    The animal print trend is just not for me – but I do love the looks you posted. I just don’t think I can get away with it:( I need to unleash my inner animal, I suppose!

    July 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    LOVE animal print! I have some cute animal print shoes & jewelry. I really love those bangles!!

    July 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • stacy

    WOW! I’m between Marc J and DVF? You are so sweet… thanks for the mention. And what a great study you put together on all of these fabulous animal prints. Love love love!

    July 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I’m not a big fan of animal print, but I like it on shoes, sometimes.

    July 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Surferwife

    Oh, I so need that bathing suit. With the bracelets. And the heels.

    All at once. πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Florida Girl Meets the Midwest

    I love animal prints and they can be done in a very classic way. Leopard pumps will never go out of style.

    Give me an animal print anything and call me Crocodile Dundee. I am on board.

    July 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • Anna@In Honor of Design

    The right print on the right item is really fun and trendy. These are great choices you have!
    Hope you had a great weekend Kristin!

    July 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Laura@JourneyChic

    Love the handbag!! I think animal prints are great in moderation. I have a great little giraffe-print cardigan from J Crew (last year), that I love.

    July 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Love the leopard chain link necklace, and my guess is that the model is Wendy Brandes. Wearing a dress with a leopard print lining seems like something she would do. πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm Reply
    • stacy

      @lisa, you are correct! good job, that is wendy wearing my dolce vita dress!
      stacy πŸ™‚

      July 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • krystal

    i think animal prints are good but in really small doses…it’s hard to make them look classy!!
    and your little dude sounds like my husband – he goes stir crazy when he cant’ go mountain bike…oh my. and it did rain all day saturday πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Love animal prints!

    July 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Jocelyn Stott

    LOVE animal print! Great posts – lots of eye candy here.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    I love animal print. I don’t wear it nearly enough. I love the Marc Jacobs tote.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • betsy

    love that bag! Would be perfect for my fall wardrobe.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I love animal prints! I adore the scarf Nicole is wearing, the Aqua dress, and that Marc by Marc Jacobs tote especially. They’re each just the perfect amount of animal print!

    July 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    LOVE animal prints!!!!!!

    July 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Christine Vi

    I love the pieces you posted because, while I don’t buy animal prints often (if at all), I can see myself with those shoes or that necklace!

    July 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Blond Duck

    My dorm room freshman year was entirely leopard print. I could get in on this.

    July 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    I leolove this printed post… See, it even got me stumbling on words lol I’m not always a fun of too much of animal print, but I love all of your picks – each looks classy and subtle instead of full on screaming “look at me, I’m an animal rawwrrr” lol

    July 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Melissa Blake

    I’m actually still on the fence on this one. Some are good, and some are, well, not so good. πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Casee Marie

    Oh my gosh, I’m in love with the Marc Jacobs tote! I don’t usually do animal prints myself, but I think they can look so darling and chic – especially accessories!
    Lovely post (:

    July 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Deepa

    Animal prints are amazing and I just did a spread about them on my site – I think that the trick to making it work is to wear that 1 special piece of animal print and build the outfit around it. Be it the scarf or the shoe – everything in moderation, right? πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • thebeautyfile

    I’m guessing the model is Wendy Brandes….I can spot that backside anywhere! Hahahaha

    July 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I’m not an animal-print-coating-my-body (okay, pun intended) kind of girl, but I LOVE the little accents and accessories. It adds a wild element to even the most refined look

    July 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    I love animal print! I don’t think a little animal print ever goes out of style!

    July 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition

    I LOVE the animal print trend for fall! So fun and fresh!

    July 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • kristin

    Had such a fantastic beach weekend. Now another week with seeing great posts. Loving the zipper dress, wow! That is hot!

    July 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm Reply
    • stacy

      @kristin, thanks! love to hear that people like my work πŸ™‚

      July 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    I am loving those shoes and those bangles! On my must needs list. I cannot place the model but I love that photo.

    July 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm Reply
  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    I love animal prints as pops. For example, headbands, scarves, and shoes. It’s add a little edge to the look, at least in my opinion =)

    July 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm Reply
  • Nicolette

    Ahh… it’s been so long since I’ve pulled out the daring animal prints! Will have to put on my to-do list. Those shoes are saucy! xoxo

    July 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Sarah Nicole

    I love those cheetah shoes. I have been looking for something like those!!

    July 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm Reply
  • Phoenix Peacock

    I love prints on accessories but find the full outfits are usually too much for me

    July 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm Reply
  • Crystal

    I love animal print!!!! It’s my all time favorite. I decorated my room like that when I was in high school, now our nursery is a safari theme. My favorite are the bracelets!!!

    July 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm Reply
  • Dawn {The Alternative Wife}

    I’ve always LOVED animal prints. Wore one of my animal print scarves today and now I’m wearing my animal print nightgown & underwear too. not to get too personal but you get where I’m comin from… πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Citizen Rosebud

    I love how animal prints never really go OUT of style, yet they always come back in. Gotta love nature’s plaid!

    July 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    They look so good on some people but I just cannot wear them at all!

    July 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm Reply
  • Rachel (Inspiration in Italy)

    I LOVE the animal print inspiration, some really gorgeous items you have shared with us!!


    July 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Cabootique

    Ooh, I love animal prints. Guess it’s time to break out my leopard print pumps again soon!

    July 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Clare

    Looove animal prints!! Those pumps rock!

    July 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • tara

    i love animal print in moderation. shoes and accessories are my favorite!

    July 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Wrecked Stellar

    Hey Kristin! I love anything animal print. I just think it’s sexy and fun! πŸ™‚ And cute Coach scarf – I have one with little C’s in teal πŸ™‚ xo, mel

    July 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Love this post – I’m so insecure about all-over leopard print, but I love little touches of it, like with a fab Marc Jacobs handbag!
    Great post, girl! πŸ™‚
    P.S. LOVE your earrings – I have the same scarf as you (but I think you wear it a LOT better than moi).

    July 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Elle

    I’m not usually a big animal print wearer but I adoreee that DVF dress! Gorgeous!

    July 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • jammer

    Love the first 2 dresses! I swear animals prints always find their way into every season!

    July 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm Reply
  • Melissa B.

    Ella Numera Dos is so into animal prints. Think she would covet those pumps, correctamundo?

    July 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Kristen

    I like some animal prints but I am not a fan of them on dresses. I like them on small things like bags & shoes & your earrings πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm Reply
  • firepages

    I love animal print! I have way too many cheetah, leopard, and zebra scarves, but I must get my hands on those pumps! Thanks for the fashion forward pics!

    July 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm Reply
  • Tana

    I can honestly say I love everything flipping piece you posted! Love it all and so so happy that its “in” still!!!!
    great post

    July 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I LOVE that Aqua dress! Absolutely adorable — I love animal prints in small doses, or else they make me feel a bit overwhelmed.
    xo Josie

    July 27, 2010 at 12:34 am Reply
  • Niki

    YESSSSS I love animal prints, those PLV pumps are rad!

    xx Niki

    July 27, 2010 at 1:47 am Reply
  • Leia

    I LOVE animal prints! can’t wait to wear my faux fur leopard print jacket this winter!

    July 27, 2010 at 1:59 am Reply
  • rachel

    my most beloved pair of flats are zebra print πŸ™‚

    July 27, 2010 at 2:17 am Reply
  • Lucia

    I love animal prints!

    July 27, 2010 at 3:54 am Reply
  • Imogen

    I like animal print but I think it can be difficult to get right and there are many looks that are just too much. I have a pair of animal print flats which I love and I think that maybe jewellery, a bag or some detailing on clothes can look stylish but I think that a full leopard print dress is too much.

    July 27, 2010 at 5:52 am Reply
  • doodlesbylauren

    Animal prints are GGGGGGGGGreat! Such a classic staple! I love all of the above!

    July 27, 2010 at 6:36 am Reply
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:34 am Reply
  • Anna!

    Wow, I just love everything in that post that was leopard…! πŸ˜€


    July 27, 2010 at 7:39 am Reply
  • Jessica

    ROAR! I am right there with you in the jungle. I actually have quite a few animal print pieces in my closet- hummm… wonder why I have them before they were actually in? Oh well, either way I got some and can’t wait to wear them! Lovely, awesome and always fashionable post my beautiful friend. It has been raining here non-stop to (we got what ya’ll got) so little man is about to go insane! Love ya

    July 27, 2010 at 8:01 am Reply
  • blueviolet

    I have 3 different type pieces with animal prints on them. So excited about the trend!

    July 27, 2010 at 8:02 am Reply
  • On the Glam

    super cute necklace from chico’s. they’ve totally surprised me recently

    July 27, 2010 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Annie Spandex

    CLassic. Animal prints are here to stay! I’m convinced πŸ™‚

    July 27, 2010 at 8:26 am Reply
  • Bunny

    I love love love animal print. I wear them, decorate with them, they are so classic and chic. Everything you listed for us to see is just stunning. I love the bathing suit and the dress.

    July 27, 2010 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Jackiefo

    So I LOVE the animal print safari necklace – I think it’s the perfect way to incorporate the animal print.

    July 27, 2010 at 8:51 am Reply
  • write-brained

    so glad this is a trend that sticks around! Love it!

    July 27, 2010 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Alexandra

    ha! that was funny. of course the lovely model is you!!!

    and she is.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:08 am Reply
  • ms Givens

    My daughter has those earrings.
    I love the tote, but I love animal print. I think its very classic and something you can invest in and have for years. I have featured it many times. I have an all leopard print ensemble and I am not afraid to wear it. LOL
    Thanks for mentioning me.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:30 am Reply
  • Pie

    yes to animal prints! but no to donning from head to toe.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Kerr

    love the bracelets! I am going to check them out now. Might just need a tuesday morning present for myself.

    July 27, 2010 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Pres. Kathy

    I absolutely love animal print! Thanks for showing us some great picks!

    July 27, 2010 at 10:43 am Reply
  • Channon

    I’m pretty picky about animal prints. A general, broad-sweeping answer would be NO, but I have a leopard print fitted pullover I adore, and I’m liking some of the animal print large handbags I’ve seen. I also think the leopard-ish pumps you flashed would love to live with me…

    July 27, 2010 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Jennifer

    Whenever I see a woman wearing animal prints I see a woman saying I’m sexy and I know it!!! haha

    July 27, 2010 at 11:24 am Reply
  • 5am je tβ™₯aime

    it’s such a creative post! animal print dress is my favorite!!!

    July 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm Reply
  • Kirsten

    Dying over the DV dress!

    July 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • MizzJ

    Even though I wrote a post myself on zebra prints, I’m still a bit on the fence about this one as it’s a trend that can so easily go terribly, terribly wrong! I like the subtle peek of animal print on that dress – it’s a subtle and subversive way to incorporate animal prints safely.

    July 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm Reply
  • The Owl's Closet

    oh wow, these are awesome animal print picks, kristin! i love them all! hope u get some sunshine ur way soon:)

    July 28, 2010 at 3:39 am Reply
  • Paige

    I’m not a fan of animal prints at all. Too 80’s and sometimes trashy. I like the bag a little bit, though.

    July 28, 2010 at 4:10 am Reply
  • Purses Pastries Etc...

    I think leopard prints can look totally adorable if done correctly. Personally I love printed ballet flats and scarves… and I’m feeling an sudden fondness for that Marc Jacobs tote you picture here!! πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2010 at 7:09 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    That’s very female gear!
    Awesome fall trend!
    Big hugs!
    B xx

    July 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm Reply

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