Fall Fashion: Leopard Prints

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Phillip Lim has been getting a lot of press lately. The collaboration with Target went viral and I think may have minted a few new eBay millionaires from resales. While I love a good deal, I also love fashion and sometimes the real deal is worth the price tag.

Early this season, I bought this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress at Zoe here in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I had a leopard piece on my wishlist, and when I saw the strong shoulders and comfy material on this sweater, I knew it had to be mine.

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Right now it’s been so warm in NYC that I’ve been wearing it with bare legs and booties. The plan is once it it cooler to add tights and higher boots. It’s pretty short, but with booties, I don’t think it is hit you over the head sexy, just a little fun!


You’ve probably seen these boots on me before. They are from Matt Bernson and they seem to go with everything I own.

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And since this dress has so much going on, I simply added some bangles–a collection of gold beauties from C.Wonder. It’s kind of nice to take a break from all the statement necklaces and show off some other jewelry.

That got me thinking about what to share. You know I’m generous don’t you? Here’s a gem I’ve got to share with you fashion lovers this week–a La Mer Wrap Watch! You can start your own arm party if you win!

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All photos by Bellamy Blue our favorite NYC studio www.bellamyblue.com/

I hope you’ll share what you’ve been wearing on Monday Mingle. Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. If you link up you’ve taken the first step towards winning.

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  • Happinessatmidlife

    Great booties! I am a big fan of leopard print – this dress fits you perfectly and will be a closet staple for years to come.


  • That leopard print dress is adorable, Nicole!! And the cutout on those booties are the perfect little detail! Nice outfit!

  • Susan Jakovina-Liberatore

    Seriously gorgeous this week Nicole! Wow. I love everything about this…especially the booties. Which they no longer have. 🙁

  • suzanne

    I do love a good animal print. Those booties are very unique.


  • Ann Wood

    This dress is so cute on you and the booties are great! I need some new ones and love yours.

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  • Jen

    It’s funny, I just saw the Phillip Lim for Target collection in person for the first time this weekend — I waited until after all the hullabaloo to see for myself. I ended up buying the floral peplum top. A really great idea to showcase the “real deal” Phillip Lim 🙂

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

  • I can’t get over that dress….It is so so fabulous!

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      a good splurge!

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    The leopard dress fits you so well, and I really love the cut of the booties. La Mer watches are the best–I have one in orange and love it!


    • momtrends

      Thanks so much.

  • love a comfy and sexy dress ALL IN ONE! You look fab..with legs like yours I would NEVER wear tights! C

    • momtrends

      well, eventually the tan fades 🙁

  • Tanvi

    You look super hot. That dress is fabulous on you.

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  • Alison Lumbatis

    I adore everything about this outfit. The booties couldn’t be more perfect. Your legs look so pretty!

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      Lots ‘o running.


    Great look Nicole. So glad to join you once more.
    happy week

    • momtrends

      Thanks for stopping in.

  • Pam@over50feeling40

    What a great dress!! Perfect look to go with the booties and the dress…. And watch is really cool! Have a wonderful week!

  • What a killer dress! Sometimes you just have to go for it and it’s obvious you made an excellent choice because the dress looks flawless on you! I actually scored a Philip Lim piece from the Target capsule collection just yesterday.
    I’ve been seriously coveting a La Mer watch for some time now! 😉


    • momtrends

      Lucky lady to get some Lim at a discount :0

  • I am such a huge fan of leopard print. Love this look!! xo

    • momtrends

      Leopard rocks.

  • ariane

    Adorable dress!

  • AvgGirlsGuide

    Ok, these two pieces are so perfect: would love to add a leopard dress to my wardrobe, and those booties are perfect… the details make them perfect in a lot of climates (like moi in Florida!).


  • Tamera Beardsley

    Absolutely Gorgeous… what a perfect fall pick! Kudos to you my dear!!

  • theshoppingmama

    Love the look – and those shoes are to.die.for.

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      They get a lot of rotation!

  • Gah! Gorgeous… as always. Lalalove this leopard dress AND those booties! I’m dying.

    • momtrends

      AW shucks!

  • Andrea Summers

    Love the shoes!!!



    • momtrends

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Such an amazing dress! The shift silhouette is perfect in a leopard print!

    • momtrends

      And it is so comfortable!

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    Super cute look!

    • momtrends

      Thank you!

  • Gorgeous look – head to toe! The booties DO go with everything, beautifully!


  • Gorgeous look – head to toe! Love the booties!


  • that is a beautiful dress and it was a great choice! I just love leopard print everything. Plus you booties and bangles are gorgeous.

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  • I am a huge fan of Zoe! It’s such a well-curated store. And this dress is such a great style– you’ll have it for years to come!

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      The ladies at Zoe are amazing curators!

  • Mz Savvy Style

    We’re both wearing leopard in today’s posts! Great minds! Love that dress on you! Gorgeous as always!

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  • Sexy Mama, Nicole! Love this outfit on you!!! Thank you for hosting the link up party!

    • momtrends

      Never too old for leopard!

  • momtrends

    Thanks Pam, you too.

  • momtrends

    Thanks! Sometimes the real deal is amazing.

  • Ann Huffman

    Great leopard dress! And those booties, ahhhhhhh! ~Ann

    Tarnished Royalty

  • Shana Dahan

    Loving those booties girl…and that dress is great! Thanks for hosting as always love all you do!