Chic in Leopard Spots






Last year, around this time, I purchased a leopard faux fur coat from the now non-existent  They were a sister online store to Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, etc.  Without going into much detail, and much to the dismay of many a fashionista, Piperlime shut down its servers some time last year leaving many to wander the internet in search for items they once carried.  Among them, the leoapard coat above.

I know what you’re thinking: She wore a leopard faux-fur coat to the office?!  Why, yes.  Yes, I did.  And you know why??  Because you only live once.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.  So one might as well live fully!  As an academic, one also often spends a great deal of time focused on work–advancing science– and little time focused on having fun or going out. But, one can insert a little bit of fun into each day in different ways.  Mine just so happens to be via fashion.  My days are jam-packed with meetings, writing, and/or science in general.  When my work day is done, I move on to my kiddies and hubby.  Some days, it’s go-go-go until I pass out at bedtime (or maybe even after what is supposed to be bedtime).  But, having worn a fun outfit, or perhaps added a little sparkle to my eyeshadow, makes the day feel a little more special; even on days when the tasks are endless and there was little time for fun.

So, where can YOU find a fabulous faux-fur coat to wear to YOUR office you ask?? 😉  I found a couple of options you might like that are similar to the coat I have.  Some are even cheaper than the one I bought.  Score!  So enjoy!  And remember:

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.

~Chinese Proverb

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Madonna & Co Leopard Faux Fur Coat • $250

Lucy Paris Cats Meow Faux Fur Coat • Lucy Paris • $165

Eliza J Leopard-Print Faux Fur Coat • Eliza J • $150

Sam Edelman Leopard Faux Fur Coat • Sam Edelman • $119.99

Catherine Malandrino Grey/Ivory Leopard Faux Fur Snap Front Coat • Catherine Malandrino • $85

ASOS CURVE Faux Fur Coat in Leopard Print • $86

ASOS COLLECTION ASOS Faux Fur Coat In Leopard • Asos • $86

Via Spiga Faux Fur Short Coat • Via Spiga • $75.60

Leopard Faux Fur Coat • MANGO • $74.99

Steve Madden Women’s Leopard Faux Fur Coat • Steve Madden • $68.23–76.99

Sebby Collection Natural Leopard Faux Fur Snap Front Coat • $59

And…if you are curious about some of the other items featured here, check out these links!

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Ivanka Trump Women’s Kimo Platform Pump • Ivanka Trump • $39–130

FOREVER 21 Faux Suede Platform Pumps • Forever 21 • $22.90

H&M Fleece Tights – Black • H&M • $9.99

ASOS COLLECTION ASOS 50 Denier Black Tights • Asos • $7.50

Merona® Women’s 50 Denier Opaque Tights – Merona • Merona • $4–8

JJ Winters Austin Italian Leather High Waist Clip Stretch Belt • JJ Winters • $84.97

Topshop Unique WIDE BLACK LEATHER LOOK BELT ON. • $44.29

INC International Concepts Textured Interlock Stretch Belt, Only at Macy’s • INC International Concepts • $39.50

Woven Stretch Belt • Chico’s • $24.98

Fashion Focus black pebbled leather tapered waist belt • Fashion Focus • $4.97

Rehab Long Sleeve Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress • $72.99

Crew Neck Long Sleeve Dress • $25

Christian Dior Medium Lady Dior • Christian Dior • $1,525

H&M Skinny Low Jeans – Black • H&M • $9.99

FOREVER 21 Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans • Forever 21 • $7.90

FOREVER 21 Classic Solid Skinny Jeans • Forever 21 • $7.90

Qupid Studded D’Orsay Kitten Heels • Qupid • $38.99

INC International Concepts Carma Pointed Toe Studded Kitten Heel Pumps • INC International Concepts • $89.50

Elizabeth and James Silk Top • Elizabeth and James • $75

Raoul Mixed Metal Sequined Collar Blouse • Raoul • $177.75

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

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