The Animal Print Shoe (and makeup haul!)

I have wanted a gaudy animal print shoe for some time. I think they are wonderful and add a bit of "spice" to an uber-sloppy outfit like the one I wore today.

The problem though is finding the right style. I really like to be able to walk in heels and so I do tend to gravitate towards the kitten heel.

I know. I know. Some find them abhorrent but I don't care and I am going to embrace them. They give a teeny bit of height and elegance - just don't wear them around cobble stones.

The perfect pair was found in Zara and let me tell you in advance - Zara is going to be a problem for me this Spring/Summer. There are so many lovely looking shoes, dresses and blouses on offer - not even the pissy customer service can put me off.

I wore them today with an outfit I will call "The Uninspired". Dark, drab colours but in my defence, comfortable :) This also features a new blazer from....Zara. It's slightly longer in length and I like that for a change...sometimes you just want to cover your bum, you know?



Shirt: H&M (also doing fantastic things for Spring...love the shirts - perfect work/leisure attire for a good price.)
Jeans: Topshop
Blazer: Zara - Link!
Shoes: Zara - Link!
Bag: Celine

Before I run off to get ready for sundowners (a staple activity for every Friday!) I wanted to give a quick preview of some makeup that I hauled recently from the Selfridges website. I got a little overexcited at the prospect of buying into the Aerin brand - partly because it's new to me and partly because I want to be effortlessly beautiful and wholeheartedly believe that buying "stuff" will lead me there.



From the sneak peek and play I have had this morning I can definitely say that this is a brand for those seeking subtle enhancement (think Bobbi Brown's approach to makeup rather than Illamasqua's) and wanting it wrapped up in pretty packaging. Naturally I gravitated towards the lipsticks first and I can already tell that Garden Path and I are going to be the best of friends :)





Have a great Friday all!

74 comments:

  1. Whilst I do generally believe those wearing kitten heels should be given an immediate lethal injection, luckily for you, it's not the case as you make them look rather chic. So well done, that's quite the achievement. Looking fabulous as always! x

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  2. I love the shoes and the Celine bag! :D
    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  3. The Aerin stuff is amazing. I got the most beautiful palette in the last collection. All over it.! GL www.thatbelfastgirl.blogspot.com x

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  4. Love the shoes, Laura. Let me know how comfortable they turn out to be ;). I finally broke down and caved to the animal prints shoes as well(been eyeing them FOREVER) but I chose mine in a ballet flat from Coach. Love the outfit and the bag too!

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  5. You can't beat a good pair of leopard pumps! Love that these aren't toooo high!
    Would love you to check out my monochrome stripes look!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  6. I need to try out this make up love the subtleness of it!

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    1. I get the feeling that some people hate the lightness of it....but to me thats quite appealing. I really hope it has a bit of longevity though - nothing worse than spending ££ only for it to be non-existent on my face :)

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  7. lovely outfit, right up my street. i love that lipstick on you too, you should check out too faced la creme in nude beach ;) x

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    1. I know! I looked for it in Sephora based on your suggestion but its not over here yet....I will keep an eye out :) It sounds perfect just based on the name alone :)

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  8. I couldn't agree more if I tried - I'm currently rocking a leopard print ankle boot to jazz up a rather casual outfit.

    Seriously envious of all your Aerin booty, I hope there's a post soon lovely.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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    1. I will definitely do that. I need to try them out over next few days so hopefully/definitely next week! x

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  9. Love the Aerin lipstick! And I'm a total advocate for kitten heels, plus they look perfect with midi skirts and ankle jeans! I haven't given in to animal print yet, but I can imagine it's only a matter of time. :)
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    1. Yay - another kitten heel lover. We must stick together :)

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  10. I think the shoes are great! I love a bit of animal print! I think your understated chic looks are always in style! xx

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  11. Can't wait for AERIN to be released in Australian department stores! The height of the heel is perfect! Haha everybody rocks an Uninspired look at some point, and amen to the longline blazer! xx

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    1. So far I really like what I ordered. Just need to test them out and see how they last on the skin.... :)

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  12. That is such a gorgeous lip colour!

    - keyta

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  13. LOVE the shoes - I love a bit of leopard print!
    xxx

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  14. Amazing outfit, love the heels and the lipstick! ♥
    xx

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  15. Lovely post, jealous of your bag. I'm taking this as confirmation that I should go ahead and buy the leopard print Topshop boots I was unsure about...

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    1. Oh definitely! Wear them for me! I got a pair of leopard print New Look boots a few seasons ago and never had the guts :)

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  16. Love the ZARA shoes - they are gorgeous. I picked up a couple of their shoes during the winter sale - and the quality is AMAZING! But I do wonder why their employees have such attitude - seems to be a worldwide problem LOL!

    The Aerin packaging is so feminine and pretty - how do you find the pigmentation and wear time of them?

    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥

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  17. U r so stunning,love e outfit&makeup

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  18. Every gal needs a pair of animal print shoes! I have a pair of leopard print ballerina's, I like to think I am channeling Olivia Palermo when I wear them, unfortunately the reality is the complete opposite ;)

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  19. Laura, did you get married? Or it's just some serious bling bling ?:)

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  20. Love you shoes!!! :) ♥
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  21. oooOoooOoo aerin.... i've got my eye them now. wallet is unhappy.

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  22. I just bought a pair of leopard print kitten heels from Primark, £6 in the sale! My friend said they were hideous but I adore them, I'm glad to see so many other kitten heel lovers in the comments!

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  23. That lipstick looks lovely, I'm definitely thinking about trying some of the Aerin range, I love the shoes as well even though normally I hate kitten heels but I think the leopard print balances it out in the case of these.

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  24. Loving that lipstick, of course! x

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  25. I've never used Aerin but that lipstick is beautiful! I love the idea of subtle enhancement for makeup.

    Louisa's Notebook

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  26. This last pic and your smile close up...suddenly made me realize just how much i miss your videos. It's been a lifetime ago but you will always be remembered as the first, the original, the coolest YT guru in my book.

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  27. Uh oh. I see a trip to Zara in my imminent future. Lovely outfit x Becky

    Cosmetic Debris

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  28. the shoes are certainly great!

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  29. I love the shoes! I love a bit of leopard print. I too think that buying make up will suddenly make me effortly beautiful...a girl can dream!

    Gillian x

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  30. those animal print shoes are gorgeous! also really like the blazer. zara really is knocking it out this season it'll be a prob for me too I am sure. thanks for sharing the makeup haul. had never heard of Aerin but now I want to go try some things. Love the packaging and that lip color looks fab on you! p.s. feel free to stop by my blog and join the awesome smashbox cosmetics giveaway I have going on right now! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the shoes and that lip colour is amazing. I love the packaging of Aerin products, they are so pretty! xxx
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  32. Gorgeous outfit Laura :) love the bag! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Loving the lipstick and your shoes are lovely! x

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  35. That lipstick looks beautiful I need it! X

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  36. oh im totally into gaudy animal print shoes! i have zebra and leopard myself lol...

    that lipstick is PERFECTION! love it:)
    xox
    Mehreen

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  37. I have been looking for a leopard pair of pumps - forever. Unfortunately, a pointy toe won't work for me .. so I must keep looking.

    Monica
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  38. Ooo definitely popping to Zara on my next shopping trip for these babies! My debit card will not be thanking me x

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  39. love the outfit! lovely shoes& bag xxx

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  40. Shoes are cute. Let's wait for sale :-)

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  41. Gosh, I really love those shoes! Looking lovely per usual!

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  42. Love those shoes! Great post today..
    xo
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  43. So pretty, love the shoes! And I've been dying to try some Aerin products!

    GIVEAWAY! on Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  44. Love the lipcolor. I've been searching for the perfect nude pink.

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  45. oh animal print. I try to warm up to it, but with every purchase I keep failing.

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  46. Those heels look great on you! I've never been a real fan of animal print on shoes but you just changed my opinion.

    dreamdustx

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  47. You literally have the most perfect style! I need those shoes, you can never go wrong with leopard print in my opinion xx

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  48. Lovely outfit- serious bag envy!
    -Jodie x

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  49. Great outfit! You have a lovely smile :D xx

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  50. Love the shoes! A great find so cheers for sharing - I think Zara is going to do some serious damage to my wallet this year :)

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  51. Love this outfit Laura, so chic! :)

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  52. love the outfit.
    I have a pair of leopard flat shoes and i can never stop wearing them, they are the right spice to the outfit.

    the lip color looks very good on you.

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  53. Love animal print on shoes, and the kitten heel isn't too bad!

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  54. Love the shoes and your bag too!

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  55. I LOVE these shoes, love them, heading for the zara website now!
    J
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  56. There are lots of high top sneakers at different style on the market now, love them very much!

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  57. It is the time of winter and every type of person want to secure him or her from the cold because they all know the side effects of snow, wet and cold season. ....
    shoe stores

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  58. Your Celine bag is really stunning!

    Best Jasmin

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  59. How do you like the Aerin rose lip conditioner? I'm thinking of purchasing it. I already have the Baume de Rose and love it; is this any different?

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