Well, it's the elephant chez moi anyway. I am obsessed and have spent every waking minute (teensy exaggeration) trying to hunt down leopard print ankle boots.
Now I pretty much know I'm not the only person this happens to. The seed of an idea is planted and rather than having it germinate at an orderly pace, it takes on triffid tendencies and develops a life of its own.
Which involves staying up until the wee small hours of the morning, on a mission to find the item that you were searching for. Come hell or high water. Or severe lack of sleep.... 3am the other night I stayed up till, googling the life out of my laptop looking for these (with the Olympics to keep me company so it wasn't that bad...) and came up with squat. Actually that's not true. I did find a pair in Canada which were possibly a size too small (a 39... I'm usually a 39.5 or a 40) and postage was a non refundable $120 plus taxes. Ouch. No way.
This is what I was looking for that they did have on The Outnet but have since all sold out (not that they ever had my size anyway) by the looks of things. I had them on the leopard print blog the other day.
I then put a plea on Instagram and JOY. Result. Hopefully, I will be able to get a pair from the lovely website The Cult & The Classic, which I had never come across before but is definitely worth a look. Waiting for an email from them with the details of how to order as they've not gone up on to the website yet.... Fingers crossed.
However I did come across some other gems during my (long and late) search, which I thought I may as well share, in case anyone else is now on the hunt for a pair of leopard print ankle boots.
These are all lovely but I had become fixated with the buckles. There had to be buckles....
Alberto Guardiani were £282 now £169
Similar again but not quite what I was looking for...
Office Idyllic Cone Heel Boot was £78 now £45
Spirit by KG Kurt Geiger was £140 now £69
More block heels at Next.
Animal Print Leather Boots £70
The return of the chelsea boot is back in force this season. You can keep your Acne Jensens when there are so many others out there much cheaper.
Belmont Chelsea boot from Whistles £225
However I'd probably try these Next ones before the Whistles ones. Leather at a fraction of the cost.
Leopard Print Pony Look Leather Ankle boots from Next £60
More lower mid heel at Office in a slightly different sort of leopard print. Great price in the sale.
Instinct Ankle Boots from Office was £78 now £46
LK Bennett Simi Block Heel Boots was £350 now £175
Now higher heel boots are always useful for nights out.
Higher heels at Sam Edelman were £155 now £77.50
Similar at Essential.
Ankle boot £163
Again at Bruno Magli which are simply gorgeous. But vertiginous...
Bruno Magli Boots were £379 now £212
The other option which I have to say I am definitely buying into is completely flat.
Giamba Ankle boot £571 (SWOOOOOOOON although not at that price).
Now they are pricey. They are really really pricey. But fear not, I have found some much cheaper, thanks to a whacking great Directory being waiting for me on the doorstep when we got back from Ireland... definitely should probably do my edit of it for a blog.
Suede Pixie Ankle Boots £60 from Next These are AMAZING. Love love love.
Now I really really want the higher buckle pair but if I can't get them, the above ones have my name on them. Although... I do have my stud tan suede pair from Quattro RIsh which I got at the beginning of the Summer which I have worn loads and will definitely continue to do so into the Autumn.
Black linen and sating top - Sandro
Faux leather culottes - River Island
Stud tan suede ankle boots - Quattro Rish
Leopard print bag - Tory Burch
A rather Autumnal outfit today but tomorrow, it's set to be wall to wall sunshine for a couple of days so I shall be cracking out something less heavy. Along with the fake tan....