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Mastering the Leopard

Let's all face it right now, it's hard to pull off animal prints without looking trashy, cheap, and predictable. Hard to hear, I know, but the truth hurts sometimes ladies! And with a leopard printed shoe, it has to be just the right shade of brown, black & tan and just the right heel height too. If you find a good leopard printed heel, you better snag it because they go fast (there's a leopard joke in there somewhere, I just know it)!

Luckily, Jimmy Choo has given us something to work with, as the Choos usually do. Described as "the perfect platform" this 'Clue' platform Sandal by Jimmy Choo is elegant and classic beyond belief! The tiny leopardish spots in patent leather really tie in wild + Audrey Hepburn, equaling perfection for fanciful dinner parties and events requiring a special impression. And c'mon, they're Jimmy Choos, you really can't go wrong here!
If Jimmy's price tag scares you a bit, I've found a fabulous alternative that'll give you that animal print trend you're looking for, without having to whip out the credit card. Betsey Johnson's 'Lakin' peep-toe pump is offered at just the right price on (which is a new site to me, but I'm thrilled I came across it!). An easy slip-on 4" heel gives you comfort combined with fierce style--and check out that cute patent piping around the entire heel! Swoon, swoon Miss Betsey.
Happy Friday, lovelies! Keep it ral.
holly in heels


  1. I seriously love those Jimmy Choo leopard pumps! You are soo right about leopard shoes giving off the wrong vibe. I'm a huge fan of the J.Crew leopard flats because I think they are very classy and add just the right amount of "umph" to a jeans and tee outfit.

  2. Those Jimmy Choos are absolutely GORGEOUS. I completely agree that it's super easy for animal-print shoes to look cheap and tacky; I think it's a lot easier to do in flats -- I wear mine all the time!
    xxoo Josie


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