Top: Forever 21 (shop, similar, similar)  |  Blazer: Target (similar, similar)  |  Shorts: New York & Company  |  Red pumps: Target (similar)
I don’t know why, but I’ve been slow on the animal print thing.  I know it keeps coming back “in” but in my mind it’s a classic.  I started out small with an animal print belt, and then I added a scarf to the collection.  Accessories are great ways to incorporate animal print without going overboard.  Recently I took a shot at animal print shoes, and now this top.  I love this top!  It’s thicker than I thought it would be and transitions well for business to casual and summer to fall to spring…and it was $18 from Forever 21.  I sound like a commercial, but this is not a sponsored post or anything.  I’m just always amazed when I find things at Forever 21 that don’t seem like they’ll fall apart in a year, you know what I mean?
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    September 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Love the addition of the red heels!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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    jan miguel
    September 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Hahaha! Yes, things from Forever21 tend to fall apart after 3 washes. I try to stay away from that store but their stuff are just too darn cute! 😉


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    Amanda English
    September 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Loving the animal print!!!

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    Kate, Perpetual Student's Wife
    September 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Another outfit winner. I envy your rockstar legs in shorts!

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    September 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Cute outfit, the only thing I own with animal print is a belt. I might venture into other things like maybe a scarf or something. Have a great day.

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    Alissa Futhey
    September 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I was also slow on the animal print train but now that I like it I am probably going overboard.

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    Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie
    September 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    This may be one of my favorites of yours! I love when you dress up shorts 🙂

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    September 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Are your shorts brown or black I can't quite tell. I think it looks great together. I keep wanting to hold onto the fashion rule I was once told about not mixing brown and black, but I need to let go!
    I have been following you on pintrest for a few weeks, you are really helping me branch out and come up with my own fashion sense, thanks!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    September 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Brown shorts, black blazer. Mix it up, it'll feel so liberating. 🙂 I'm really glad to hear the blog has been helpful to you, Andrea!

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Cute blouse 🙂

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Wow this shirt looks so much better on you than it does on the Forever 21 model. Sooo cute! 🙂

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Loooooove that top!

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    September 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Love that top…so perfect with the blazer and red shoes 🙂

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    September 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Very cute. My evolution into animal print wearer had pretty much the same steps… and now I totally consider it a neutral. Leopard really looks good with everything!

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    Kacie Ellis
    September 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Animal print is always "in" in my book! You look fab!


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    September 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I still haven't embraced the "animal print" thing, but the print on your top verges more on mishapen polka dots than animal print 😉 Or I guess it's more of a giraffe print? Either way, it's cute! I don't think I'll ever be able to jump on the leopard/cheetah bandwagon though…

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    Questing Jess
    September 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I haven't ventured into animal print yet, but great tip for slowly introducing it 🙂

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    September 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I haven't tried the animal print (Other than Halloween a few years back) but your outfit makes me what to try it out! I've been really inspired by your blog to redesign my closet! I even started a blog so I can document my journey! So thank you!!! 🙂


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    September 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

    The blouse is so fun – you look put-together yet still young and on-trend!

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    September 28, 2012 at 1:12 am

    You always look so adorable! 🙂 hugs

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    September 28, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Love how you styled your top. THe pop of color of your heels are the perfect touch.

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    September 28, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I am a big fan of leopard/animal prints too. I started with accessories too and now I have a skirt, a dress and a couple of blouses too. So timeless and classy!

    Love the pop of color with your pumps!


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    September 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    That top is so adorable. Great F21 find! 🙂


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    Lisa Kerr
    May 9, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Thank you , I like this. What a great selection of styles, I like elements of all of these ladies style! Thanks for it. https://www.maraley.com/

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