Zara leopard print shirt dress + link up

Zara leopard print shirt dress, Marks & Spencer ochre high cut court shoes

Two major trends I’m loving for A/W are animal print and shades of deep yellow. In fact I wore both of my latest obsessions in last week’s Style Not Age and Style With a Smile posts. It’s true that I’ve always been a fan of animal print, particularly leopard…it’s never not in style is it? Wearing it head to toe might not be to everyone’s taste but I have no such reservations!

I do have another leopard print shirt dress, but it’s shorter than this one. Plus, it’s more of a grey than a true leopard print. When I saw this one on the Zara website I suspected it might sell out quickly so I snapped it up right away. I collected my order in store and one of the assistants was wearing it with white trainers, which I thought looked fab. I will have to try that for a casual look. On this occasion I opted for a pair of high cut faux suede court shoes in the shade of the moment: ochre. At £25 they are a total bargain, and really comfortable too. The high cut design is bunion-friendly, and as they are from the Insolia range at Marks & Spencer, they provide fantastic support.

A black biker jacket would look fab with this dress too, especially teamed with white trainers for a casual look.

This time of year is all about the transition from warmer Summer temperatures to cooler Autumn weather, and finding outfits that fit the bill. Shirt dresses are ideal because you can layer with them. Wearing them unbuttoned with a vest underneath (as I did here) is one option. Or you can add a gilet on top (or both if it’s really cold). A black biker jacket would look fab with this dress too, especially teamed with white trainers for a casual look. Tights and ankle boots will take this dress right through the Winter months. The buttons end above the knee so you might find it more suitable to wear with tights.

Zara leopard print shirt dress, Marks & Spencer ochre high cut court shoes

Zara leopard print shirt dress, Marks & Spencer ochre high cut court shoes

Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring

Would you believe, this bag was a gift from my mum when she went to Venice in the 1990s…and I’d never used it before?

Keeping with the animal theme I’m wearing my Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring. It’s quite old now but I’ve found a similar one for only £12 from Urban Outfitters. Would you believe, this bag was a gift from my mum when she went to Venice in the 1990s…and I’d never used it before? At the time I didn’t have the occasion to use it (being an impoverished student) and so it just sat in the cupboard. It’s such an ususual design with the red lining. After all these years it was just what I wanted to go with this dress, being predominantly neutral with a flash of bright colour. After hoarding it for so long I think I can now call it vintage, right?

Are you going wild for animal print and hues of deep yellow like me?

Zara leopard print shirt dress, Marks & Spencer ochre high cut court shoes

Zara leopard print shirt dress, Marks & Spencer ochre high cut court shoes

Zara leopard print shirt dress

Zara leopard print shirt dress. circle earrings

Zara leopard print shirt dress, Marks & Spencer ochre high cut court shoes

Zara dress | Marks & Spencer shoes | vintage bag | Kenneth Jay Lane doorknocker ring (similar)

 

Last week’s favourties were…

Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits, Jen of Librarian for Life and Style and Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood!

 


 

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24 Comments

  1. September 4, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Yes!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Emma! What a stunning dress, and it looks as though it was made for you. I just love it with the yellow. Those earrings and ring are beautiful too. Can you tell I love this look!?!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  2. September 4, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Fabulous dress, have seen a blouse in M & S that I want to get – it’s very similar. Those shoes are just bloody gorgeous with it – another style I might have to copy Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. September 4, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    That dress looks great on you. And the purse is so cute. I have some thinks like that too though, that I got as gifts and never used, they were put away and forgotten about.. but then when found, I’ve thought oh, man, I could have been using this for years.

    • September 12, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Julie! I’m glad it’s not just me that forgets about stuff stored away!

  4. Jodie
    September 4, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    This entire outfit is absolutely the best Emma!! That dress could be worn with everything. And that purse?? OMG, it’s super cool!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  5. September 4, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I’m a huge fan too! This is our year Emma! It’s never going to go out of fashion but the trend this year is so strong! You look amazing in this dress and it will convert to so many different looks xx

  6. September 4, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    The leopard print is so gorgeous and I love that you paired it with those yellow heels! Definitely a fun look for fall!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  7. September 4, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Oh how I love that dress! I am not going to look at the Zara site yet as I know I will see lots of fabulous things! The color of the shoes is perfect with the dress!

  8. September 4, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Beautiful bag! wow. Now Emma, I have had this dress on my mind.. great minds I tell you! Now seeing it on you, makes me really want to get it. It looks Soooo good! I love it with the mustard shoes and those artsy earrings! I bet if I look now, it will be sold out. I love shirt dresses too and am loving the longer length. Just Fab.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  9. September 5, 2018 / 3:50 am

    Wow! I don’t think I could pull off a dress so fitted at the waist, but after seeing this I wish I could! You are seriously rocking it!

  10. Shauna
    September 6, 2018 / 3:40 am

    I’m in LOVE with this dress!! What a great fall staple…there are so many ways to dress it up with so many fun fall accessories too. Perfect fashion find -xo

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  11. September 7, 2018 / 12:40 am

    Absolutely loving you in this leopard print dress! I can’t believe I don’t have anything like that! Gotta go shopping now! 🙂

    Sending love from Napa!
    Paulina | SHENSKA

  12. September 8, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Such a cute look, love the yellow shows paired with the leopard dress!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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