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Leopard Overload

Red Leopard Suit Notting Hill

Leopard print is absolutely everywhere this year, from the runways to the high street. ย I adore leopard print (or any animal print really, being such an animal lover). ย  A lot of “leopard” print in the stores is actually cheetah, ocelot, or jaguar, but the incorrect identification probably only annoys me and my ex-South African self. ๐Ÿ™‚

Leopard Slider

I found this very inexpensive red leopard(ish) print suit at ASOS, and loved it. ย I could tell online that the trousers would be a great fit and I wasn’t wrong. ย They look way above their price point and have lovely silky pockets. ย In winter I’ll wear it with a black roll neck sweater and heeled boots. ย I wasn’t keen on the blazer.ย  It closes on the side with long ties which dangle annoyingly if you wear it open.ย  I found a way to discreetly pin them so I can wear it open on a warm day like today. ย This red print looks surprisingly great with accessories in the usual tan and black colour leopard print (I often wear this with leopard print shoes), but today I wanted it to look more graphic… all matchy matchy black and red.

Leopard and Louboutins

I’m keen to pair the trousers with my red faux fur coat from last year too. ย I love red and black, so as separates, these should slot nicely into my wardrobe (which is French for ‘I decided to keep the blazer despite the weird ties’).ย  Helpfully, my husband pointed out that if I bought the trousers, it would be silly not to have the blazer as well. ย I’ve worn both pieces several times already, so it is about time they made it to the blog.

Red Leopard Suit

Leopard and Pigeon

Lansdowne Leopard

Today, I wore the suit to go investigate the new collection from Amanda Thompson. ย I love everything she does, and I’ll be covering her on the blog soon. ย The fabrics (all Italian or French), the details, and the craftsmanship are second to none. ย She has such passion for her work; you can see it in every thread. ย I am dreaming of the trouser and blouse set just to the right of the photo below, the black with the blue, purple, red, yellow, and green spots. ย It is a silk fireworksy-floral pattern and I am obsessed with it.ย  Below, Amanda and I are discussing her current fringe phase; she added it to the shoulder of this spectacular asymmetrical caped gown among lots of other things!ย  I’ll ย tell you and show you more about her in another post because honestly she just knocks my socks off.

Leopard and Amanda

Back to all things leopard, here are some standout leopard print pieces that have caught my eye lately, including the suit that I’m wearing (note the side ties I mentioned).

On a personal note, I’m hoping to get back to my 5 favourite things videos soon.ย  Our next door neighbours have been doing extensive building work all summer and it has made videos impossible with all the noise.ย  Progress is being made and hopefully they’ll soon be doing quiet things like painting!ย  My son is back in school and my gym and blog routine shall resume.

Wishing you a fantastic week.ย  xx, Lisa

 

linking to: notdressedaslamb, stylesplash, nancysfashionstyle

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    notdressedaslamb
    September 18, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Lisa I can’t BEGIN to tell you how incredible you look in this suit!! I remember you mentioning a black and red leopard suit and I saw it soon after on the Asos site… I knew immediately that was the one you were talking about, I’d have picked it out as something you’d love anyway!

    Catherine x

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      Lisa
      September 18, 2018 at 8:44 PM

      I adore the suit! Thank you so much Catherine; yep, you know how to spot (har har) something that I will love a mile away by now, my friend! xx

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    mithraballesteros
    September 18, 2018 at 3:07 PM

    Those slacks might be my favorite ever. How is it that they are so nice and drapey given how tall you are? I’d have to lop off ten inches! Also, can I just mention how pretty your hair is from the back? Okay, and your Louboutins are to-die-for too. (See how carefully I look at all your fab images?! Fan girl here… .)

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      Lisa
      September 18, 2018 at 8:43 PM

      They really are great trousers. SO FLATTERING. They are really long, which is a bonus for me that I can actually wear them with a heel. Usually it is kitten only with long pants. Thank you so much for noticing all the details, you are the best, Mithra! xx

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    1010parkplace
    September 18, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    I bought a Max Mara leopard print sweater. It was listed as angora, which concerned me, and unfortunately, it was just as I imagined… Scratchy, but I had to see. So I returned it and am still sad. It looked beautiful with my leather pants or my leather midi skirt with a slit up the front, which I don’t wear that often… Probably because I don’t have the right sweater or blouse.

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      Lisa
      September 18, 2018 at 8:40 PM

      Oh, what a pity Brenda. Maybe google cashmere leopard sweater, and see if you can find anything similar? It is such a useful thing to have! I love big long slouchy cardigans at home, so that’s why I included some in the shopping part of my post. Nieman Marcus has a few, but it wouldn’t work in my widget. I bet you can find one to replace the itchy Max Mara one you returned. I wish we could go shopping together and find you one! xx

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    MT
    September 18, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Blimey Lisa don’t you look tall, slim and lush in this red leopard ensemble? I bet people stared as you walked down the street? They probably thought you were a model or actress, you’re a knockout babe xx

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      Lisa
      September 18, 2018 at 8:36 PM

      Thank you so much, Michelle! Nope, nobody stares… but I do choose quiet streets without anyone around anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you like this, I know you weren’t super keen on it when I first got it! xx

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    Ruth
    September 18, 2018 at 10:28 PM

    This is such a fun shoot. I love that the backdrops are a neutral because they really make that suit pop! This is such a fun look and I can definitely see you wearing these as separates too!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:13 AM

      Yes, I thought the suit might get lost in a busy background so I tried to find something really light and ‘quiet’ for the busy print. Thank you, Ruth xx

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    josep-maria
    September 19, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    What a wonderful set of clothes! The stamping is beautiful and very original the mixture of colors. I love the accessories. A beautiful and very elegant proposal.

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:12 AM

      Thank you, Josep-Maria! I’m so pleased you like it. xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    September 19, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Lovely suit. I can see why you want to wear it open in summer, but the ties make a beautiful silhoutte when you fasten them. Your husband was right, silly not to buy the jacket. Incredible bargain. I bought a red trouser suit as well. Totally different from yours. With tigers on it. You might have seen it last week. Full blog post this Sunday.
    I am glad you are back to blogging. Looking bloody good as always.
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:12 AM

      I am nuts about your tiger print suit; I’d buy that in a flash too! xx

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    September 19, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    This outfit surely had many heads turn! What a stunner! Looking absolutely gorgeous there Lisa! And I SO see you in that red dress from Amanda Thomson. I immediately went to her website to check out her new collection and have to admit I’m really impressed. There’s this nude outfit with black accents that just screams: get me! And I surely will… Sending lots of love! โค๏ธ xx Abby

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:11 AM

      Thank you, Abby! I love the suit too. You’d LOOOOVE Amanda Thompson. She has clients who come over from Paris just to have bespoke pieces made. She really is a dream. xx

  • Reply
    Is This Mutton?
    September 20, 2018 at 8:33 AM

    Stunning trouser suit, a fantastic find!

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:10 AM

      Thank you Gail; I’ve worn it to death already! xx

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    whatlizzyloves
    September 20, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    This is stunning from top to toe Lisa. I adore leopard too and despite being told it is THE print of the season, (along with snake of course ;)), I didn’t think it had ever not been in fashion. The trousers do look amazing and they are just so you. As always the photographs look like they’re straight out of Vogue. Lots of love gorgeous woman xxxxx

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:09 AM

      Thank you so much, Liz. I could totally see you in this suit too! xx

  • Reply
    Jessica
    September 21, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    This is gorgeous on you dear! Loving this girl boss look, so edgy and sassy!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:09 AM

      Thanks so much, Jessica! xx

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    September 24, 2018 at 9:55 PM

    Fabulous suit Lisa – you look like a boss and a stunning one at that! xx Maria

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:05 AM

      Oh, thank you so much, Maria! xx

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    thestylesplash
    September 25, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    Wowsers, that’s a fabulous suit Lisa! The red and black is a refreshing change from the traditional leopard print. The Amanda Thompson dress you’re holding up in the photo is stunning, I love the long fringe detail. Looking forward to seeing more about her designs! Thanks for linking up, hope you’re having a great week!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:05 AM

      Thanks so much, Emma. Every single thing at Amanda Thompson is achingly beautiful. I can’t wait to do a post on her soon. xx

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    Nancy
    September 25, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Wow. You look on top of the world with that gorgeous suit. Fabulous print. Hope you like to join my Fancy Friday link up party!

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:04 AM

      Hi Nancy! Thank you so much; I’ll try to make a point to remember on Friday, thank you for the reminder xx

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    Suzanne
    September 26, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    That is a very swishy part of town! Oh la la! ; P

    Love this bold statement suit. You and Greetje should get together, she’ll wear her tiger one and you wear this one.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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      Lisa
      September 27, 2018 at 10:03 AM

      I LOVE Greetje’s suit! I was thinking the same thing when I saw her post; we must wear them if we get together soon! xx

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    Susan B
    September 29, 2018 at 2:22 AM

    You look fantastic in that suit! I just ordered pants to match a leopard print jacket I bought yesterday, so may be joining the leopard/ocelot/cheetah suit club!

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      Lisa
      October 5, 2018 at 5:48 PM

      Thank you Susan! I look forward to seeing your animal print suit online! xx

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    shelbeeontheedge1
    October 1, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    I donโ€™t know if there is such a thing as a leopard overload, Lisa! This is absolutely fabulous!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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      Lisa
      October 5, 2018 at 5:47 PM

      Thank you, Shelbee, I’m so pleased you like it! xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    October 18, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    YOU MUST HAVE THAT RED OUTFIT YOU ARE HOLDING!IT’s a MUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!!!
    LOVELY SEEING YOU has it been almost a MONTH NOW?!!!
    XX

    • Reply
      Lisa
      October 22, 2018 at 11:18 AM

      Isn’t it just exquisite??? I love everything she does. xxx

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    Stars and Stems
    November 2, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Commenting far too late here, but a high five for that suit, Lisa. I love the red and black combo too. Knowing me, I’d team this outfit with my sparkly AC/DC rock tee.

    In fact, a while back I saw a deep green leopard/cheetah/ocelot print dress. I’d love something in that combination. โค

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    Sharon Sinclair-Williams
    November 14, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    I sqw this and meant to come back but better late than never.

    OMG Lisa this is stunning, darling! I feel is if I’m saying that in the voice of Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood!! I would so wear this. Sadly, its sold out. Probably because of you. You know how much I love your style. xo

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