Speaking of “new version of you” in 2014 (see last post), I found a really interesting ring at Express the other day. It wasn’t really my “usual” style, but something about this leopard ring really spoke to me. I’ve seen a ton of animal cuffs, necklaces, and rings in the past, but haven’t really found many that I loved…until last week. Side note, that’s not entirely true. Basically all of the animal jewelry from Chopard is really up my alley…but not really in my price range (har har, understatement of the year). Anywho, this leopard ring spoke to me at Express (it was saying, “rarrr, buy me”). And buy I did. The ring and I have been living happily ever after, reciting one of my 2014 mantras:
loving leopard (rings)
“…and though she be but little, she is fierce.” -Shakespeare (rarrr)
Top: Banana Republic (approx $10 marked down from approx $45)
Tank top: Banana Republic (gift)
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($2.50 marked down from $60)
Necklace: (gift, handmade)
Ring: Express ($6 marked down from $35)
Shoes: Rampage via Marshall’s ($16 marked down from approx $40)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Express has been having some great sales lately; when I was there last week, the sale was 40% off their sale section. One of the things that I don’t love about Express is that their sale section is literally in boxes that you have to dig through. I’ll be honest, sometimes that has stopped me in the past, because it seems really time consuming digging through boxes. However, I’ve found that you can still get through the boxes pretty quickly because there’s a lot of repetition in the boxes. The jewelry section, however, is really easy to get through because it’s generally just 1-2 sale racks. So, if you’re not in the mood to go through boxes, check out the accessories.
2) I wasn’t entirely sure how to wear this giant ring, but decided to just wear it like I would wear any other jewelry. Statement jewelry can be worn as the “statement” of the outfit, or along with other matching pieces. In this outfit, for example, I wore gold studded shoes and a fairly bold necklace. With all the pieces together, the gold throughout the accessories was very coherent. Another option would be to keep everything else simple, and have the ring be your “standout” piece.
Anyone else have suggestions for statement rings? Animal jewelry?
Happy Monday, all! Thank you so much for stopping by!
38 replies to “loving leopard (rings)”
love this! + the Keith Haring background ❤
Love the shoes and earrings nice great way to accessories this outfit.
Animal prints were never my usual style either because I thought they looked tacky, UNTIL of course it started to become fashionable and the prints were more uhm what’s the word tasteful?Or maybe I just got sucked into the trend lol. I love leopard in bright neon gym gear or nail designs, but never full head to toe The Nanny Fran lol no thanks.
Hahahhaaha! She had terrible animal print- it’s definitely gotten a lot more tasteful, as you put it, since then! Every now and again I see a rerun of that and the clothes make me cringe!!
I can’t bring myself to watch the show anymore lol, the voice, the outfits, her laugh. Oh Mista Sheffeildd *shivers*
Live a good statement ring and this one is GORGEOUS! X
That quote from Shakespeare is my favorite! 😀 and love those shoes!
Rawr, indeed! You look fabulous. I also like to keep it to just one statement piece and let it really shine on its own. 🙂
What a super cute ring! A stunner!
The ring is “amazing”. I love the subtle pop of color your glasses bring to your outfit.
This leopard ring is truly grrrrrrrreat ! The graffiti backdrop and your hair are fabulous too ! XXX
Such an elegant look. The cleavage is great, super sexy and feminine 😉
When I wear bold jewelry I think it’s nice to pair it with more refined clothes (especially at work) – you nailed it!
Oh, I really like them shoes!! 🙂 xx
That ring is adorbs! I really don’t like searching through their boxes either. Ugh I usually flip a few pieces of clothing if I don’t see anything I give up. That wrap arond sweater looks so good on you! Those always fit me a little odd. 🙂 xx
Legit, this is the only one I have that actually seems to fit right. What is it with wrap sweaters??
Yum!! Loving the ring..and such an effortless outfit..very cute!
Very lovely and great shoes:-)
I love leopard and jewelry so…… Gorgeous!!!!
I have tried the excuse with my husband many times “it was speaking to me I haaaaad to buy it” he has quickly learned just go with it lol. I love it, such a great choice!
PS you ALWAYS have the cutest glasses, I never wear mine but I would more if I had your selection!
hahaha…I never hide shopping bags or anything…that would be weird….erm…. LOL!
And thanks!! I used to wear my contacts everyday, but developed an allergy to them a couple years ago and was told I couldn’t wear them anymore. It was a sad day…but also an excuse to invest in glasses. Ta da!
Me to Emma “does this fit in your backpack” 😉 jk… I think! Seriously next time we visit Chicago we need to meet up for a coffee or something and you HAVE to show me where you find these stunners!
HAAHAHA! Using Emma’s backpack is even better!! And yes! Let me know!
I like your outfit and your accessories very much, especially the shoes ❤
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That’s a cute ring….love it!
aaahhh.. That is a nice piece of jewellery you got there girl! Love love love
The ring is really cool. I love heading to Express when they have their big sales but, yes, digging through those boxes for your size is sorta annoying 😉
Beautiful ring, love it
Love leopard and your ring. I’m a new follower from Italy!! A big kiss. SImona
Welcome!! And thanks so much! Headed over to your blog now!
Super cool ring! And the shoes xxx
Love that everyone is getting into the Rarrrr spirit with this look :)! XO all!!
the sales are killer right now, just like that ring! 😀