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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The leopard pump

Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Necklace: Premier (optionoption) | Bag: Michael Kors (option) | Top: ExpressWatch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Topshop | Bottoms: American Eagle (optionoption) | Shoes: BCBG (non d'orsay option here)

I have a ridiculously big shoe collection. You guys know this. So why is it that I didn't have a plain old pair of leopard pumps? I'm sure you're scrolling through your memories right now to prove me wrong. Let me save you the trouble:

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The Kate Spade pumps are probably the closest thing I have to the traditional pump I was looking for, but as Gina proves here, there is a difference between leopard and cheetah. I was specifically on the hunt for leopard, and I wanted something with more of an almond toe vs. the round toe that the Kate Spade pump has. Then there are those Alice + Olivia pumps, which would be good - but the bejeweled back and red heel take away from the typical versatility of a leopard pump. You see how hard my life is?

Well, Sabrina saved me. I saw these pumps on her here, and thought they were perfect! Except they didn't have my size. Boooo. But alas, I caught them on her blog again two months later here, and voila! My size appeared, so I quickly ordered them. I was worried about the heel height and that my foot would slip out of the d'orsay, so I also ordered this pair here. Luckily, my decision was pretty easy because the non d'orsay version really pinched my toes in a bad way. The d'orsays felt great, and the heel height felt completely manageable. I took a few fast walks around my wood floored living room, and was very pleased! Yay!!


As far as the rest of my outfit - I did have a little pinspiration. I knew I wanted to wear this red portofino to be in keeping with the "Summer Red" Spotlight theme linkup hosted by Elle and Jacqueline. I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it. When I came across this outfit and saw the leopard pumps to finish it off, I knew it would be a perfect way to introduce my new shoes to the world. 


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Linking up for: Tres Chic, Summer Style, Working Girl with Style, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got with Sharon and Tara.

34 comments :

  1. This outfit turned out fabulous!! And bonus for me because now I can steal your idea for styling the red portofino. I love that necklace. I think from now on I need an update every time you buy a piece of jewelry so it can't be sold out by the time you blog it. I want your whole collection. And thanks for the shout out on my animal-education post. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Hahaha! You seriously crack me up and you always make me feel good! Gosh, I got this necklace ages ago, but yes, I promise to give you a heads up on my jewelry purchases! :) Happy to inspire!!

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  2. Love those jeans!!! I put up my version of your pinned and did today (included a link back to you).
    xo, Lee

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  3. You can never go wrong with a pair of destructed jeans and a good top! Super darling outfit!

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    1. I know, right? I swear I could live in these jeans!!

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  4. Leopard pumps are a staple for me and I love this pair! This outfit is great!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Thanks! I am really glad I found them!

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  5. I love my 2 pairs of Leopard Pumps. Love the combination of the pumps with the orange-red blouse. Sexy+Sophisticated!

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    1. I have sooo much leopard in my collection. Clearly! So hard to resist!
      Thanks!

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  6. I have a red shirt just like this one. I never would have thought about teaming leopard print heels with it. Love your bag too!

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    1. Yes, you definitely must! I love red and leopard together!

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  7. Looks great! Love the orangish red top and paired with the leopard shoes which looks fab
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  8. You can't go wrong with a leopard pump. They are neutral after all :) these are probably my favorite! I have a pair from sole society, but they are very pointy and the cut is high. I like these so much more!

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    1. Yes, I was very particular in what I was looking for! Definitely more almond than pointy. I highly recommend these!

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  9. I really love this look. The items I must get lol.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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    1. Hahaha you make me smile all the time, girl! Thanks!

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  10. Love love love the shoes!! They look perfect with the denim and red! Happy almost weekend!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much! "Almost weekend" I love that!

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  11. Love those leopard pumps!! Red and leopard always go so well together, this is such a great look & is also perfect for transitioning into fall.
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Fall gosh, I can't believe it's here.

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  12. Ohhh the problems of a shoe addict, LOL, I love them, they look so pretty, and leopard is a neutral so they are technically an investment!!

    Natalia

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    1. Absolutely they are an investment! I mean, just think of all the times I've worn my leopard sneakers! All the same possibilities, just with heels!

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  13. You know, I have a lot of shoes too, but sometimes I find I am missing really classic pieces! Love those pumps!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Weird how that happens!! Glad you can relate! Thank you!

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  14. Those are amazing! I just ordered my first leopard print item. I'm really behind the game!

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    1. Well, better late than never! Hope it's your first of many!

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  15. I love this outfit on you, and those shoes are killer, I have flat pointy leopard shoes but I love the heels. May need to add that to my fall purchase list :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  16. LOVE this look!!! Perfect!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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  17. Gorgeous look! :)


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