Hey, I Heard You Were a Wild One

My sassy little sis and I have a very serious commitment to Mr. Flo Rida’s “Wild One.”  It’s pretty much our song.  When I hear it on la radio, I remember dancing all out with her (you know the kind — eyes closed, body jumping up and down, voice straining from screaming the words as loud as you can, hair whipping back and forth, Willow Smith style) at one of the seediest bars in the D.C. area, Rhino.  (Rhino is a dumpy dive for Georgetown undergrads…and my high school classmates were able to get in at the age of 16, if that says anything.)  So, little C, this post is for you, even though I’m sure you’ll cringe at all of the animal prints.  (Little C is a surrrrious New Yorker.  She’s one of those cool people who wears black, doesn’t bat an eye at a 13-story walk-up, and could probably navigate the NY subway in her sleep.)

But anyhoo.  This post is actually only incidentally about our song, and more about the fact that when I went on my run yesterday, I saw a zebra, a cheetah, monkeys, and a rhino.  In downtown Chicago.  Ha.  I was running through Lincoln Park and I decided to jog through the zoo.  Bad idea; I think I spent more time stalling in front of the animal cages, marveling over the cheetah in particular, than I did burning calories.  But how amazing is it that on a random Wednesday, I saw a zebra standing about three feet away from me?!?  This in turn made me even more excited for the print I recently ordered from Etsy artist The Aestate ($25 and up, depending on size) to arrive:


I ordered it in a larger format (16×20) so it will really make a statement on my wall.  Isn’t this little gal perfection?!  Eee.  I love, I love.  Pretty ah-mazing paired with one of those hide rugs ($650) from ShopFurbish I’ve been drooling over:

For wearing?  Um, yes to these Valentino Rockstud zebra print flats ($845).   I’m also smitten with the clutch collection from Gift Shop Brooklyn, like this style ($58) and KJL’s classic double leopard head bracelet ($198)




(My other favorite is this lovely lilac iPad case.  So darling.)  For a more daring look, check out these Brian Atwood puppies, on sale at Intermix for $259, plus an extra 30% off!:

Wow.  Loves.  Almost as much as I dig this snow leopard print dress from DKNY ($185), which I’d wear with this Beth Lauren necklace ($110):


I’d finish with these Marc Jacobs heels, 70% off for $268!

Love that quilted heel!  OMG.  I’d wear this look with a clean little roll bag / bowling bag ($89 — or get the high-end variation from Anya Hindmarch for $1,360 here):


Or.  Drumroll: how about this amazing leopard maxi skirt, on sale for $122?!  Perfect with a simple black tee or tank and a tassel necklace (what a find — $36! — OR get the name brand version from KJL here for $143):

I like it with these Michael Kors flat sandals ($595)

And I’d finish with a pop of color in the form of one of those Blair Ritchey clutches ($85):

Other animal picks?!  These pricey shades from Prism ($430) and these inexpensive Gap sloafers ($50, cannot get enough…I want one in every print!)


I think they’d look great with this statement necklace ($35) — not exactly of the animal print variety, but it just goes.

Happy THURSDAY, my ladies.  One more day to the weekend.  Woot woot.  And I’m going home to D.C.!


    1. I love all of the prints/colors/styles those shoes come in! I got black with a little embroidery at the toe, and they are so comf. Loves. Thanks for reading, Krista! I checked out your blog, and love that you are a fellow Washingtonian! (Well, I guess I’m now a Chicagoan, but I’m always a D.C. girl at heart.)

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