Although this bella loves animals far too much to ever wear fur, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t go ga-ga over animal prints! As far as I’m concerned, leopard print is always in fashion. There’s room in my heart for cheetah, zebra, and even tiger patterns as well…but I’ll always look twice (and probably purchase) anything tricked out in leopard.
Now that it’s chilly in Chicago, I’m contemplating my fashion prospects. On the decks — a fabulous leopard coat that will keep me warm and make me look as fierce as I feel on the inside!
Faux fur has come a long way, baby — no longer do these manufactured pelts feel fake to the touch. Many faux furs are just as dreamy and soft as their real counterparts (and thankfully no critters had to be senselessly slaughtered in the name of style). I’ve got my eyes on Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Furs. The brand markets itself as the world’s finest faux fur, and they’ve got soft, warm coats and accessories in every variety you can think of. Loving the Signature Series Leopard Stroller, which comes in sizes from X-Small to 3X. At $399, it ain’t cheap – but does that kind of fabulousity ever come at an affordable price?
If you’re seeking the leopard look for a much lower price, check out this leopard waist jacket by Jibri — perfect for bellas in warmer weather who still want to rock a fly animal print jacket. Someday when I’ve put my pennies away, I’m going to go on a Jibri shopping spree – mark my words. I love the shape and vivacity of their clothing so much! The leopard waist jacket is just a sample, made for a bella size 16-18, and has hot pink lining. And it’s $60! If any of you snap that up, do me a favor and send me your picture when you wear it out on the town!
Jones New York is a consistently solid brand that delivers classic fashion and great fit to curvy girls. And like me, they have a thing for leopard. Jones offers a chic faux leopard coat (that for some reason isn’t for plus size gals), and instead, for plus size bellas there’s a animal print twill blazer that I’m not head over heels for. BUT I always see super cute JNY stuff at Filene’s Basement, so I’ll keep my eyes out for the leopard print coat of my dreams there!
Baby Phat (I know!) has an astoundingly cute leopard faux fur bomber jacket that I’d totally rock — short, sassy, chic! But I’d need to try before I buy – in my experience many Baby Phat items don’t fit true to size. I usually have to go a size up to feel comfortable in their styles.
And courtesy of O Magazine, I learned that Joan Rivers has a fly leopard trench coat for sale at QVC for $79.50. Random, random, random – but I’d totally wear it. And she makes it in PINK leopard, which might be too over-the-top for me (but I’d respect the heck outta any bella who can pull it off!)
Have you had any hot leopard sightings lately? Let me know where I should look!