Posts tagged leopard print

I have posted about Seven Boot Lane before - they are UK based family brand who make their shoes in a Spain. I am a massive fan of Seven Boot Lane - I've found their shoes to be great quality, long lasting and comfortable.

Their designs are not over the top but have subtle, interesting details that make them more interesting than the average shoe. Plus because they are a smaller brand the chances are you won't see everyone else wearing the same ones.

They have got some great new styles in at the moment. I love my metallic ankle boots - they go with everything and have become my go to Winter boot.

Bayarma Metallic Leather £150

I also love these leopard slip on print trainers - I have the grey version of these from last year and i've worn them so much, these would go with everything from winter to summer.  

I am always on the look out for a decent pair of winter boots that can be worn when it gets really cold and in the snow - however I always end up looking for these too late and they've all sold out. We are hoping to go skiing this year and i'll be taking these to wear for aprés.


Kindred is a new ethically sourced, high quality but great value T-shirt and Sweatshirt brand.

Founded from the desire to find the perfect T-shirt the designs are hand printed on fair-trade, 100% cotton in East London.

Unsurprisingly I love the leopard's face and lips designs!

Here is some more info on this super cool new brand:


DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: January 2016 with web launch March 2016


WHY WAS IT CREATED: In my previous job as a photo shoot producer I was away from my family more than I wanted to be. And despite working in and around the fashion industry for nearly 20 years I couldn't find good-looking t-shirts and sweatshirts - that didn't just have slogans on - that were ethically made without breaking the bank. So I did it myself - necessity is the mother of invention after all.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: All our t-shirts and sweatshirts have a conscience. They are all 100% cotton, all fair-trade and the vast majority are organic and each design is screen printed by hand in East London. We are inspired by art, music, pop-culture and comfort. Laid back easy-to-wear pieces that make a subtle but eye catching statement. Perfect if you don't want to think too hard about what to wear but still want to look fashionable and cool.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: A t-shirt of course! Or a sweatshirt. Or you could go completely mad and buy both. The beauty of Kindred is that you can buy one, two or three t-shirts and they all retain their individuality. We have customers that are on t-shirt number three already... they're not the same tired designs being offered elsewhere, they are unique, striking, and great quality.



Seven Boot Lane is a family run, independent shoe brand based in the UK, who collaborate with a (family run) factory in Spain - where they have been making and crafting shoes for hundreds of years. Seven Boot Lane are committed to sustainable fashion and a sustainable supply chain and believe that it can make a real difference to how we feel about our clothes and shoes.  

Their shoes are amazing quality and have been made by talented craftsmen who have a real passion for what they do. They have leopard print shoes and silver glitter boots as well as more classic leather and suede, their designs are innovative and their shoes are comfortable and made to last.

Here is some more information and some facts about the brand:


DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: Founded in 2012

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: By Sebastian and Mais Edwards

WHY WAS IT CREATED: We have an absolute passion for beautiful boots - the kind you can only make in Spain or Italy. But we also believe in a more considered, slower fashion industry. We think that a personal and sustainable supply chain can make a real difference to how we feel about buying and wearing our clothes. Our dream was to create a kind of positive luxury for a conscientious consumer - beautiful products made by creative and talented people who really care about what they do.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We are a family-run, independent footwear label based in the beautiful Mendip Hills of Somerset; with a shop in Bath's Milsom Place. We develop our designs with a family-run factory in Elche, Spain where they have been making handcrafted boots and shoes for generations. The styles all have a unique design handwriting which comes from the collaborative nature of our design process. Our designs are true to the trends whilst being timeless in their own right. We create boots and shoes to last.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: There's so many to choose from. This season brings with it some beautiful new styles such as the western boot, Florence; the elegant slipper cut shoe, Dixie; the perfect slip-on trainer, Flame; the casual summer chunky espadrille, Falcon; and the to-die-for sandal, Fiji. Alongside these new styles we have a selection of Seven Boot Lane classics which include Erin, an elegant mid-heel ankle boot; Carrie, a slightly western feeling stacked heel ankle boot and Annie, a style with us from the beginning, it is the perfect western boot for all you 'Calamity Jane's out there.

I have a discount code for Seven Boot Lane valid between 29th February - 6th March 2016 enter DRESSLIKEAMUM for 15% off.


So as you've probably noticed i am a leopard print lover. I wear leopard print as a neutral ie. i believe that it goes with everything and can spice up and add cool to an otherwise plain outfit. For this reason i think its good to have leopard print accessories and coats, that way you can wear them with jeans, dresses, colours, blacks, patterns etc. 

Here are a few leopard print things that have caught my eye lately and that i think would go with everything you put them with.

TOPSHOP £89 / French Sole £95 / Sarah Baily £115 / ASOS £8 / Happy Plugs £34.99 / Whistles £45


Sometimes i go in to H&M and there are loads of amazing clothes that i want and other times i go in and find nothing.  I have got some great pieces from H&M that have lasted really well and are really great quality.  I am also a fan of H&M because they have one of the best eco credentials on the high streets.

Anyway i went in a couple of days ago and spotted a few good pieces - so i thought i'd share them!

Sequin T-shirt £29.99 / Playsuit £29.99 / Dress £14.99 / Jumpsuit £29.99 / T-shirt £12.99 / Top £29.99


I have a thing for leopard print shoes - to me leopard print is a neutral, it goes with everything and if the rest of your outfit is plain they will funk it up!  I invested in these while i was pregnant thinking that they'd be good to wear during maternity leave to.

Slip on trainers are so easy, practical, comfortable and you can just about put them on with no hands! I especially love animal print ones.

ASOS £20 / Selected Sfanni £48 (was £70) / Zara £50 / Ash Karma £155