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Wild for Animal Print

So for the past few years I have been in love with zebra print anything.  And then came Keeping Up With the Kardashians and that totally escalated my love for animal print to a whole new level.  I am pretty much obsessed.  Seriously.  I cannot have too many leopard print anything.  Well actually, that’s not true, there is some gross leopard print stuff out there.  But the point is, if it is animal print, I love it.

L-R: Forever 21, Forever 21, Sace

The thing about animal print, although wild, is it’s a nice burst of colour and print.  If you don’t like floral things (they can tend to be a bit grandma) then go for some fun leopard or zebra, or even giraffe, I have been noticing an increasing amount of giraffe print clothing and accessories.  Now with that being said, make sure you don’t go over the top and do head to toe animal print.  It works wonders as a statement piece, not as a whole ensemble.  Like take for instance, if you are doing a leopard print top, I would match it with some dark denim and nude pumps or black stilettos.  If you do a zebra print dress, pair it some some neutral coloured shoes.  As for accessories, make a statement while wearing an LBD with some leopard print heels or clutch.  The pairings are endless.

Zebra print dress by Soho (Mexico)

Zebra print cardigan from Wet Seal

You can have a lot of fun with animal print as there are many ways to wear it. Some of my favourite pieces are a zebra cardigan from Wet Seal (which goes with practically anything), a giraffe print clutch from H&M, leopard heels also from H&M, and a leopard print shirt with 3/4 length sleeves from Forever 21.

Clutch from H&M (bought in May 2011)

Shoes from H&M

Sequin zebra print flats from Forever 21

If you don’t have some wild patterns in your closet already, go out and pick up some key pieces.  My favourite stores to shop for animal print anything are Forever 21 and H&M, not only do they have on-trend items but they are affordable as well.  So what are you waiting for?  Go wild!

Kardashian Konfidential: A Review

So for the past month I have been putting all my other books on hold to read this little gem, Kardashian Konfidential by Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian, which is an inside look at their lives.  Ever since we got E! in Canada I have been obsessed with them.  My Sunday night line up of Desperate Housewives got a new buddy, whether it’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, or the newest series in the franchise, Khloe and Lamar.  Like so many others out there, I became obsessed.

So I finally caved and bought Kardashian Konfidential.  They did have this at my local library and I did request it because there was a list, but I figured I wanted to buy it because truth be told, the book is so pretty (and of course the library calls me the weekend after I buy it to say they have it for me, oh well).  It’s more of a coffee table book than anything.  The font is rather large, there are tons of sidebars and conversations and best of all, photos!  It’s no War and Peace, but hey, what do you expect?  It’s girly, it’s fun, and it’s pretty juicy.

Like for instance did you know that Khloe Kardashian lost her virginity at age 14?  Or that she also has an artificial cartilage in one of her knees because of a car accident?  Yeah, neither did I.  And that’s not all, there are tons of juicy little details about the sisters’ lives that prove that they are regular people, just like you and I, who live pretty glamourous lives (a little bit of an oxymoron I know).

The book is broken up into different chapters and it is distinguished who is speaking (or writing) when.  They cover everything from their childhood, their family, the OJ Simpson trial (their dad was one of OJ’s attorneys), Kim’s marriage, Kourtney’s college experience, and much more.   They also give little tips in sidebars and list some of their favourite things, like beauty, movies, songs, etc.

If you are looking for some serious reading, this isn’t it.  But if you want something fun (and if you like the Kardashians) I would pick this up.  If I had a coffee table this would be on it right now (the cover is super cute with a hot pink jacket and lipstick marks on it).  It’s just such a juicy, fun read, perfect for the upcoming summer season.  And if you don’t like reading (who doesn’t?) pick it up for the photos, there are tons of them.

Have you read Kardashian Konfidential?  What were your thoughts?

Kardashian Konfidential by Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian is published by St. Martin’s Press.  It retails for $25.99 USD and $29.99 CDN in hardcover.