I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I’ve been searching for a leopard coat for decades. (Seriously, since the late 1970’s.) Or I should say “The” leopard coat: one that wasn’t: too voluminous/too heavy for the climate/too pricey and that had a “good” leopard print. I’ve periodically combed thrift stores, ebay, etsy, every online and brick-and-mortar retailer for years. Many, many “close but no cigars.”
And I just squeaked under the wire with this one. In between the time I saw, ordered, and received it, it seemed to have sold out everywhere (except in size Large at link above). Here’s one that’s similar.
The leopard print begs to be the focal point of the outfit, so I have to be careful not to go overboard with accessories. I added this fleur-de-lis pendant necklace on a strand of garnet, smoky quartz and pyrite stones, and a mixed metal stacking ring. Nail color is “Big Apple Red.“
I’ve been wearing this coat almost daily. I wear it to walk the dogs, run errands, meet a friend for lunch, go out to dinner with le Monsieur…it’s a very versatile piece that dresses up or down.
Is there a particular wardrobe piece you’ve spent years searching for?
The Leopard Coat…