10.04.2011

BDIB Challenge: The Zebra's Meow


The most recent Bloggers Do It Better post challenged us to sport our best animal prints with extra points for mixing them.  My immediate response was, "Oh! I totally have this."  That cocky feeling carried me to Monday morning when I, cranky as a bear with a sore paw, realized a) as much as I love animal print I own almost none and b) brrr, its cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere, I should wear pants to work.  And you know how I feel about pants.  So I took the bull by the horns, paired this zebra print top with black pants, added a cheetah print belt and shoes, a cardigan and headed to work as quick as a dog can lick a dish.


Let's hope you can separate the sheep from the goats here, and focus on the belt and shoes and not my awful pocket, upper thigh situation.  Sorry, this is what I get for not looking at pictures right away!

Cardigan/Pants - Ann Taylor Loft, Top - Macy's, Belt- Betsy Johnson, Shoes - Steve Madden, Black Pearl Necklace and Earrings - gifts
I can't wait to see what all the other lovely animalistas come up with, I'm sure it will be the bees knees!  Check out Pretty Shiny Sparkly for other great animal printed outfits!   

Phew, that was a lot of animal idioms!  




19 comments:

SassyUptownChic said...

I love those animal idioms! Cara you look awesome girl! I think it's really cool that you didn't go with the usual tan, black and brown animal print! LOVING the blue & black zebra print. Very different! And your ballet flats and belt...ADORE! You look great! Purr-ific!!! :D
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SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

Nnenna said...

I love how your zebra print tee is not in the traditional colors- so cute!

star-crossed smile

Megan Mae said...

A great outfit of mixed prints! I think you look fab. I've never seen a basic pair of black pants made so stylish. Those shoes are adorable, and work great with the zebra.

Style Journey said...

Anything animal prints is a winner in our book! Love that the zebra print is blue. When we did our animal print remix, we did a couple crazy pics for fun and mixing the prints actually worked a little bit, lol! Heather and Kayla

skippysays said...

Love it Cara! Mixing animal prints is tricky, and you did a fantastic job!
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Wynne Prasetyo said...

cute leopard flats!

Turk said...

One day I am just going to give you a budget and have you buy clothes for me!

L0veLindsey said...

I love the belt and shoes!!

By the way, I’m having a giveaway on my blog! It’s a gorgeous ruffed scarf by Nikkisic. Not your traditional scarf, but a mix between modern and 1700′s fashion! Go to http://www.l0velindsey.com to check it out :)

Ly said...

I love that you paired leopard print with this and the fact you quoted Bring it On!

-Ly

http://www.lyzhang.com

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

cara ~ you look stunning in this beautifully pulled-together outfit!! i love the prints that you chose to mix ~ not to loud but just right ~ and those shoes are way cute!!! happy wednesday to you!!
xx ~ ks

Rebecca said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like the mix of animal prints!

Zoe @ The Chic Classmate said...

i love how the belt and shoes match!!

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Bravoe Runway said...

Really??? For some reason I thought you'd have animal print readily available in your closet...but it's ok. That is a blue tiger top and I love the belt and shoes! I cam glad you participated, and enjoy meeting the other ladies who signed up!

Vale ♥ said...

I like your shoes and belt ! Nice outfit ! Thank you for your super nice comment on my blog ! I love the BDIB challenges, they are so much fun ! Kisses

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Bickley said...

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Bickley said...

Oh, and great shoes. ;) I had to follow! Hope you'll follow me back!

Jordan Streetman said...

I Love that you mixed prints like that and it worked so well!! Your shoes are adorable...I am on the hunt for the perfect leopard flat. I use that Maybelline: Superstay 24 Hour lip color in All Day Cherry. I love it, it stays on forever--through work and an evening out without have to reapply!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

I love your outfit. I love prints! They're the best! BTW, we hve the same birthday!! How awesome is that!!

jillian m. said...

Those leopard print shoes are to die for! Love.

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