Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shoes of Prey

Remember these shoes I purchased HERE? Aren't they gorgeous! I love how comfortable they are too. I am a firm believer that leopard is neutral because it goes with everything!
But while I am solidly leopard-obsessed, I know that not all of you ladies are. Many of you have expressed uncertainty about rocking this particular pattern but they're easier to pull off than you think! For starters - since leopard print is so attention-grabbing, you don't need to go crazy with the rest of your outfit. A pair of printed pumps are perfect with a little black dress for a night out. Keep your accessories simple - with such a statement-making shoe, you don't want to look too flashy.
You can absolutely wear leopard print while still looking polished and put-together. They look great with a variety of different colors but especially brown and plum hues. Therefore I paired my exotic pumps with this brown tote to balance out the pink top. Pairing an over-sized top with a skinny leopard print heel is a good way to tone down the shoe and make it appropriate for different occasions. I took a step further and added a leopard scarf too - I'm a wild child I tell ya!
Leopard print shoes are an ideal way to add a bit of panache to your wardrobe. I am on the market for a nice and affordable pair of leopard print ballet flats as well for a comfortable-chic day look.

I want to dedicate this post to my blog friend Anupriya from Chappals vs Stilletoes. Last week Anupriya extended the Tell Me About yourself Award to me because she believed that my blog has inspired her. Well my dear - you inspire me everyday as well, I love coming to your blog to see your beautiful and colorful outfits. As per the rule here are 7 random facts about me:

  1. I am the youngest of 7.
  2. I came to the US when I was 2 but can speak Vietnamese fluently.
  3. The direct English translation of my name - Thu means Autumn therefore this season holds a special place in my heart.
  4. I met my hubby in 5th grade, we started dating in 10th grade and got married the day before our college graduation. [3 facts in 1 :)]
  5. I am a Chinese and Korean drama addict - my hubby would record these series for me to watch during my breaks.
  6. I have been a licensed manicurist since I was 16 to earn money for school.
  7. I love reading - my love for it came about when I won first place for reading the most books in 5th grade.
Thank you Anupriya for extending this award to me and to all of you ladies who take the time to visit my blog on a daily basis and leave such sweet and inspiring comments. Thank you so much and I hope you ladies have a great Tuesday!

Sweater :: H&M
Bottom :: XOXO via Macy's
Scarf :: eBay
Shoes :: Aldo Nolton
Bag :: Coach Kira Tote
Bracelet & Necklace :: eBay
Earrings :: Swapped
Thanks for reading!


  1. I have been eying leopard print shoes for a while. I just need to take the plunge. I know I'll get a lot of use out of them. I love the height and platform of yours!

  2. those are beautiful leopard print shoes! And matching scarf too, how lovely. Matching them with the pink oversized top is a great fashion choice. You look stunning and fabulous!


  3. Love the shoes! I just scored a cute pair of leopard flats at Gap outlet, so go look there!

  4. Love the shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. So pretty!! Love leopard with hot pink! And love your facts :)

  6. These shoes are awesome. Love the leopard print with the pink.
    Also I can't believe you've been with the same dude since highschool! My taste in boys back then would NOT have landed me a husband.

  7. You're totally rocking out on those shoes. I'm also on the lookout for a nice pair of leopard print shoes. I have my eyes on some but this totally suits you. Great find! :)

  8. I am loving that bag! And the 7 facts were great, especially the one of you & your husband...what a sweet love story :)


  9. You must be talking about me! LOL. I'm ever so sloooowly moving into more leopard print.

  10. Thanks for the tips on the leopard print! I love it, but tend to wear it the same way!!


  11. Wow great to learn more about you! Crazy that you and your husband have known each other that long! I have the same bag but in a dark red colour :)

  12. Congratulations on your award my friend! So deserving! Ok, handddddd overrrr those shoessss! They are beyond awesome...They are FIERCE!!! A little leopard goes a long way. You added just the right amount. I'm adding some to my wardrobe to. You are such an inspiration. Loving it paired with PINK. I did not think of that! :D Happy Tuesday!

  13. How funny... I was wearing leopard print shoes this weekend too! I just posted it today. Great minds think alike. ;)

  14. I love this outfit, the scarf the shoes, the whole thing! So you are a fan of K-Drama too huh? I wasn't until I started blogging, actually I've not seen any K-Drama but am definitely intrigued! Congratulations on the award!

  15. loveeeee, all your tips about leopard are definitely on point! and thanks esp. for sharing all that info about yourself... you are sooooo COOL! hahah love it!


    - teeney


  16. So cute! Those shoes are truly amazing ♥

    Xo, Imke

  17. Fantastic! the shoes in combination with the pink top are awesome. It looks so cool. Love the print. Such an eye catcher :) Cant wait for your next outfit! Hope you visit me and we follow each other if you like :)


  18. I love the leopard print! And it looks great on you! Awesome facts! Thanks for sharing ^_^

  19. how beautiful that your name means autumn! it's like you & your husband were childhood friends, high school, & college sweethearts. holy ambitious 16 yr. old manicurist, batman! when i was 16 i worked at subway. it's ok to laugh.

  20. Love the Hot pink sweater! - and those shoes are fierce!

  21. i love your whole outfit. that's definitely something i would rock because it's so simple yet it's fierce. i love it. i just don't think I could be able to walk in heels all evening. However, it's sexy but not too much :)

  22. oh you are totally rocking the shoes!
    lovely look as usual. :)

  23. Thu, I really love this post! Firstly, I love that you wax poetic about leopard print! I am definitely wanting some leopard print shoes for my closet after my ban! I definitely agree with you-- they're definitely neutrals!

    Secondly, I love getting to know more about my favorite bloggers! WOW! you've known your husband for THAT long?!?! THat's so crazy!
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  24. Leopard is definitely a neutral and you are rocking it! These awards are so fun, because we all get to learn about each other. It makes everyone seem a little more real.

  25. I love the mix of leopard and pink!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  26. Super cute outfit! I have a similar scarf and always get complements - I bet you do, too!

  27. Loved learning more about you and always love seeing how you pair up leopard. I just bought a leopard scarf so I'll be looking at your other OOTDs for ideas too :)

  28. those shoes are totally cute. it looks super stylish on you. it's really awesome learning more about fellow bloggers. can't believe you met your hubby so young! that is just awesome.


  29. Love your shoes and how they go with that lovely scarf!

  30. Those shoes and that scarf are too cute!

  31. Those shoes are fierce!! I love them. You are so darm photogenic :) Love it

  32. Thank you for your kind words, Thu! It's wonderful getting to know you! Congratulations on your award by the way.
    You have a fabulous blog and I am following you back! :)
    This outfit is an absolute knockout! And those shoes are to die for! I also love that hand bag...everything goes together perfectly!


  33. This outfit is lovely on you and those shoes are totally gorgeous!! :D


  34. Oh my God, I totally have the same shoes! Oh wow. I like a print in my outfit too, it gives it a certain omff. I am not sure whats going on with GFC, but your feeds are not coming in.=(

  35. I love your leopard print shoes!!!
    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  36. Thnaks a bunch girl for all the lovely words!! It was my pleasure to pass on the award to you! You're a truly stylish person....&it was great to learn so many new things about you! :)

    P.S.: The leopard print pumps are GORGEOUS!! <3

  37. killer outfit! love animal prints :D

    watching your outfit posts...


  38. You look amazing dear!
    Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

  39. These photos are so nice, I like them! And you look really fab!Nice post!

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  40. I am a sucker for any animal print like leopard print too.
    I have a pair of leopard shoes and scarf, just like yours :-)

    Hehe you love watching drama/telenovelas too!
    I guess that's the common thing about all Asians but when I moved here in America, I have never watch any drama now. Mr.Freddy is taking over the tv. LOL!

    I'm now following you in GFC, darling. So see you around.

  41. your shoes are really cute and how cool that they're comfortable as well!

    xoxo Daisy


  42. I love leopard print too. I just recently bought a pair of leopard print wedges, but I'm totally digging your pumps. I've also been craving a pair of flats with the pattern too. You look great! I like how your wearing pink with it. ;)

    xx Jessica

  43. Congrats on your award!! I love leopard print too and your shoes and scarf are awesome!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  44. Gorgeous ensemble. Love the mix of pink and leopard.

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  45. I need more leopard print in my life. If only I could convince my husband that this was a NORMAL need. Haha

  46. Great look!!!!!!!!!

    Kisses Elle


  47. Hey--its chic leopard print again--we are leopard print friends now :D LOVE it with hot pink. What fun shoes too, esp for a night out. Jealous!

    <3 Cambria

  48. Stunning outfit, pink & leopard print is the ultimate glam combination

  49. Hi Thu! Oh my! the pink sweater and the leopard pattern shoes and scarf are a winner! Lovely!

    Thank you for your comments - Ariane xxxxxx

  50. You are just so beautiful! Oh my word I love you in pink! Love it with the leopard accents!What a cute hairstyle. I want that bag! Following you back! Thank you for your sweet comment! Kiah

  51. I love the matching scarf and shoes! You look gorgeous. And your fact #4 really amazed me. ♥ You guys met at such young age, hence it makes me believe that true soul mate does exist! :))

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  52. LOVE your outfit ~ the bag and shoes, and the jacket, everything is so nice, classy with a bit of edge :D

  53. Super cute leopard print shoes!


  54. I love this outfit and your use of the leopard print throughout. I have followed you :)

  55. i love how you used the leopard print twice in your outfit! hot shoes!!

  56. Your style is so cute and effortless!!! Love the leopard!!


  57. Those shoes! Oh my!



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