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The Fab 40s In Leopard Print


Am I late with this post or what. Technically speaking, leopard prints were meant to dot my blog from top to toe and everywhere in between, last month, but instead, here we are, right smack in the first week of August and I’m still speaking about those spots. I could very easily blame my tardiness on my newly acquired frequent traveller role. Indeed, I could. And I’m rather leaning towards that. I have, after all, been living out of suitcases for the past 4 weeks, with another fortnight to go. But I’ll play nice.

The Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela Writes

And I’ll apologise from the very bottom of my heart because my timing is way off🙂 by a month and three continents.

The Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela WritesThe Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela Writes

It has been quite the adventurous time, I’m telling you. First I was in NYC then in Chicago then off to Melbourne then to Kuala Lumpur, and, now, Kuching. Enough of my pseudo jet-setting adventures (I have to save those for another post) and more on the Fab 40s.

The Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela Writes

You know who we are; Ann, Dawn Lucy, Dixie, Jane and myself. We are the fearless five. The feisty five. The fabulous five who are having loads of fun with fashion in our forties. And we hope that you’ve been enjoying the ride too. Since exploring the themes of Marsala & Denim, Jumpsuits, Gingham, Lace and Leopard Print, we’ve come full circle.

The Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela WritesThe Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela Writes

We put our heads together, wondering how we could further improve upon the series, you know, and Ann was the first to come up with a delightful idea.

The Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela Writes

Therefore, in the next bout of The Fab 40s, we have a little surprise for you🙂 obviously I can’t/shan’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be a secret afterall, if I did, would it? I promise, it’ll only add to the merriment. Pinkie swear. For now though, please join me (if somewhat belatedly) in delighting in their lovely oh-so-individual interpretations of that glorious feline print, Leopard.

Ann of Kremb de la KrembAnn of Kremb de la Kremb (she has the quirkiest ability to pair the most unexpected items of clothing together, and make the entire outfit work)

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be FunDawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun (thanks to this stylish lady, I purchased my very first slip-on soles from H&M, in leopard print, but of course)

Dixie of Inside Outer BeautyDixie of Inside Outer Beauty (I’m always impressed by her ability to make the basic look completely fresh and chic)

imageJane of My Midlife Fashion (not many possess that inexplicable talent of being able to transform the most mundane into cool, edgy ensembles, and this lady does)

And there’s me.

The Fab 40s in Leopard Print | Sheela Writes

My entire outfit, with the exception of hat and booties, is from Poshmark. Wow, I didn’t really think about how much I shop on that app (and I hope neither is my man). The Camo top is from Madewell, the Denim & Leather Jeggings BCBG. Hat is from Forever 21 and fabulous Leopard Ankle Booties, a gift from my daughter. Oh and the bag? Gaultier, dahlink.

Love, Sheela

p/s please forgive this post for being laid out less than perfectly, I’m working using my iPad and I swear it hates me

pp/s photos by Eve

Linking up with Style Elixir, Style To Inspire, Turning Heads, Let It Shine, What I Wore Wednesday, Myriad Musings, Style Me Wednesday, Confident Twosday, More Pieces Of Me, On The Daily Express, Personal Style, How I Spring, Watch What I’m Wearing, Walking In Memphis, Tremendous Tuesday, Sweaters Stripes & Sweets, Pumps & Push-Ups, Cappuccino & Fashion, Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays, Fun Fashion Friday, Casual Friday, Whitney a la Mode, and Midweek Muse.


  1. Such a fun series! I love Dawn and have only recently met Ann through the “bloggers who have Inspired Me” link up…which by the way I thank you for joining🙂.
    You look fierce but cool with this look, love those leopard heels.
    Rachel xo


    • Thank you thank you thank you, Rachel🙂 Dawn is da bomb and Ann is epic. They’re two amazing ladies I’m blessed to know, and you make three🙂


    • Thank you so much, Jaymie, for visiting my blog and commenting. I know how many you must have on your list and the fact that you took the time to come to mine is so very much appreciated.


    • Me too me too!!! I have animal prints for clothes and shoes and jewellery and accessories and everything in between🙂 sista!!


    • I apparently can’t keep it straight, Betsy LOL I was approximately a month late with this post GRIN thankfully, there are no more planes in my immediate future. Phew.


  2. You’re forgiven because the boots are AWESOME!! I used to think leopard print (all animal prints?) were a bit tacky but for the past couple of years I’ve really been liking it. If you wear it in moderation & know how to style in outfits & otherwise, it can look so sophisticated. I love how you wore it in the boots. Does has to be my favourite place to have a bit of leopard print!



    • Grazie mille🙂 yes, my husband is from Catanzaro, specifically Catanzaro🙂 he came to the United States 15 years ago but we go back frequently because his family is still there. Which part of Italy are you from? xoxo


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