Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leopard vs. Cheetah

Do you know the difference?  I didn't until husband explained it to me.  Yeah, I have probably incorrectly commented on your blog about the beautiful animal print you were wearing .  I am better educated now (but please don't hold it against me if I make the same mistake again.  It takes a while to commit this newly learned fact to memory).  The difference is best explained here  (and it turns out, they look nothing alike).  I remember it like this: the cheetah is a is just one color.  It took the easy way out.  The leopard is more of a dark black ring with a lighter brown spot inside of it (a fancy cheetah).  You're welcome!

One of the things I adore the most about this trend is the variety of items it can be found on and in so many wonderful price points.  I admit that I am obsessing a little about the Current/Elliot skinnies, but I am also really into the lounge pants.  Which are your favorites?  Are you rocking this trend this fall?  Most importantly, did you already know the difference between cheetah and leopard print?  

1)   Mad Men Colection Izzy Classic Pump    $120
2)   Liberty Love Animal Printed Keyhole Tank  $30
3)   Women's Printed Poplin Lounge Pants  $16 (on sale)
4)   Style Spotting Scarf  $24.99
5)   Current/Elliot The Leopard Stiletto  $198
6)   Lace Leopard Jacket  $19.80
7)   Mad Men Collection Leopard Zip Print Bag   $39.50
8)   Printed Umbrella   $24.95
9)    Return to the Wild Dress  $59.99
10)  ASOS Leopard Leggings  $34.92
11)  No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Leopard  $118
12)  KOOOL-L Leopard Steve Madden  $89.95


colleen said...

i'm loving number 5 and number 10.

Babe Jane said...

scarfs with leoprint looks lovely :)

Elle Sees said...

I own leopard flats and a scarf!
I live pretty close to the VAHI area, like two streets away!

ajg-jane said...

I'm all about the pencil skirt.

Jess said...

I love random facts, so I'm totally storing that away for a future date

And my favorite pair of heels are leopard print and I actually wore them as a bridesmaid with a red dress

BlueVanilla said...

HA! Great tip! Love animal prints!
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Bravoe Runway said...

I think the most common reference is definitely leopard, rarely do I hear anyone say ooo I love that cheetah print blouse. And besides, cheetah reminds me of cheetohs...hahaha

Erin said...

Adore leopard print! Those Current/Elliot stilettos are amazing! Love the jacket as well!


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Sizzle and Zoom said...

Love leopard print! And these are wonderful, gotta have, examples!

Stephanie said...

OMGeezy, no way! I never knew the difference. I thought it had something to do with how close together the spots were or something like that. I think it's fascinating that black jaguars still have spots. It's like a black-on-black thing you can only really see in light. I kinda want someone to make a dress like that ... in a jaguar print.

Anonymous said...

erin ~ love all of these = especially 3 & 10! and yes, i guess i did in a way spot {pun intended} the difference between the two patterns ~ but in a subconscious kind of way if that makes any sense? i do prefer the leopard print to the cheetah print myself ~ no offense to cheetahs, i'm sure they're nice creatures!!
xx ~ ks

Bad Joan said...

Both a fun option to replace neutral.


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