2.16.12d{Similar Shirt, Jeans, Clutch, Heels}
Well I’m back in town and $30 lighter from, sadly, the penny slots. I didn’t dare to really gamble, because let’s be honest — I’ve got chump written all over me.
 So I picked up these jeans at Target a few weeks back for $23 (yes for less than my Vegas loss). After seeing these in all of my magazines, I knew I had to find me a pair.  Although completely smitten with the idea of wearing leopard print on over 60% of my body, I wasn’t convinced that I could pull them off.  But for $20 (and a bag of Sour Patch Kids) I thought why not? I’ll try any trend for around $20. You can quote me on that. 

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  1. lovely! very daring pants…and you totally pulled them off. only you could wear leopard pants and make a classic outfit out of them!


  2. The ease of this outfit is great, love the pops of color that you added with the shoes and clutch.


  3. Way to work the leopard jeans! I was really hoping that with the leopard bottom jeans, you’d be wearing boots with the fur.


    – Katelyn

  4. I’m pretty sure I could never pull off those pants-but they look so great on you! I love the way you styles them too-by keeping the rest of your outfit simple. So fun!

  5. Oh my gosh, Kendi!!! How crazy! I most definitely wore this same exact outfit yesterday! Leopard skinnies, denim shirt, and red michael kors heels! How funny! It makes me feel good about my style though, because you chose to wear it as well 🙂 love your blog- thanks for sharing! Check out mine if you have some time! I will be posting my twin outfit sometime soon!

  6. So ever since I over-did the whole leopard print thing while being a “rebellious punk rocker” in high school, I never thought I could look at a pair of leopard print pants again without gaging. BUT you have broke the spell, I am now convinced that they can look amazing if done right 🙂 What a great look Kendi! <3


  7. so jealous you found those at Target.. recently bought a pair that look similar that are Joe’s and were sadly not $23 :(( 

    1. But I bet they are adorable, so money well spent. 🙂 I was just too much of a scaredy cat to try them out for much more than that. 

  8. I love your shirt. If there is a way you can ship me one from your shop can you email me at kbhigh2u(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know? Thanks!!!

  9. I love the jeans!!! Denim shirts are my favorite. (: Lovely look!


  10. These look just as magnificent as the Current Elliot pair! I may or may not NEED them.

    Fabulous as always, Ms. Kendi! 🙂

  11. I’m always saying I will try any fashion trend once. =) I’m not that adventurous, except with fashio!

  12. Wow $23 thats a steal! Im glad you went for it they look super edgy!

     lots of love from,www.eelsayasi.com

  13. You definitely pulled those pants off…and that was a good move pairing those awesome shoes with those pants 🙂



  14. Love the heels, the clutch, and the whole ensemble;)  I’m usually not a fan of printed bottoms but you rock these quite well…

  15. gosh i have seen those pants at target and never though ANYONE could pull them off.  i stand corrected!

  16. I love this look. I’m with you, I love leopard and these jeans but I have a good pair of thighs and not sure I could pull them off….shame we don’t have Target in the UK…..might have to search Primark and the likes for a pair of these! x

  17. This is a very Nat-the-Fat-Rat kinda outfit, Kendi (which I mean as an absolute compliment to both of you). Fantastic!

  18. I just saw these skinnies at Target the other day and was wondering how they fit…love that you paired them with chambray & the POC shoes! 🙂

  19. You could pretty much rock anything, Kendi! Love the pants with the shoes!



  20. You styled them perfectly…..at least for a chump anyway. =) Happy Friday!

  21. gasp! I just picked these up at target this past weekend and wore them today too! love them with the chambray, nice!

  22. you look very pretty in them! love your shoes,too!

  23. You can pull off any trend no matter what it is and make it looked put together.  Love it.

  24. Those jeans are from target? I thought they were from current/elliot! Great find


  25. i love this outfit! that was a $20 well invested! and i really like how you paired it with a lil pop of color on the heels and the lips! 
    oh and i´m also a penny slots person! lucky me, the time i was in vegas my smart bf played some Texas Holdem and with the good $160 he won i scored half of it! what a lovely guy, right?


  26. Wowo!  I saw these in Target and hanging on the rack they looked hideous, but you have styled them so well!  I love it.  I may go buy myself a pair now!

  27. I LOVE them.  I’ve never pictured myself in leopard print anything, but you really make me wanna try!

  28. I actually adore this outfit! I would never picture myself in that much leopard either but I suddenly want to get everything you’re wearing in this outfit  – you’ve convinced me it would look great!! 

  29. I just started found your blog! Love it!!!

    You really pull off the leopard well! Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls and now Parenthood). You remind me of her character Lorelai too with your witty semantics. Or maybe I’ve just been watching too many reruns…??? 

  30. Love the outfit! And now I’m even more excited to receive my leopard print Target jeans in the mail (i bought both colors). 🙂

  31. Lookin’ good girl!  That second picture?  MeOW!  I’m really liking these pants with the print being slightly muted.  And I love that you paired it all with the orange shoes.  Nicely done once again!  

  32. I LOVE those jeans!! This outfit is great!  I immediately clicked the link and bought a pair myself.  I can’t wait to get them!! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  33. so funny – i just picked up these jeans last week and wrote a post on it here http://myhereandnowlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/leopard-save.html
    you look fab! good to hear you had a great time in Vegas

  34. I’ll admit, I wouldn’t on any given day, wear leopard pants. But after seeing how you paired them with a bright shoe and made the outfit work, I’m reconsidering.

  35. I’ve been seeing those awesome target jeans pop up all over the place, I wish I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair!


  36. I love this look! Thanks for featuring budget-friendly options all the time. 

  37. I totally bought these jeans at Target too! I actually snagged them when I was swept up in all the Jason Wu madness that morning – I may have blacked out a little and just started grabbing anything within reach. They’re a way more affordable option than those Current Elliot ones I keep seeing everywhere. Love them on you!


  38. I remember seeing these in Target and thinking that there was no way I could make them work….

    Yet you pull them off! How, Kendi? Seriously, you could make a brown paper bag work…which, really, I’m waiting for you to debut. Sometime soon, hopefully? 🙂


  39. I just love your blog! You are so funny and pick out great outfits! Everytime i get my email saying you posted a new blog i get a little excited! Haha love it girl! Keep up the great work!

  40. Sour patch kids can a girl do crazy things! Lucky for you in worked your favor. I think you look cute. 
    When I read your title I automatically started sining “Leopard print bottoms. Boots with the fur.” LOL

  41. When I read the title of this post, all I could think of is that rap song that has “Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur (with the fur!)” in it.  And then I started singing it with “leopard print jeans, boots with the fur (with the fur!).”  I like your version better.  Love this outfit!

  42. I bought these, too, and LOVE them.  Coincidentally, I wore them to Vegas.  To a Motley Crue show.  I fit in perfectly. 

  43. I saw those at Target and thought they were ridiculous and now I see them here and I want to buy them. Darn you Kendi! 

  44. Amazing jeans! I saw mango has a similar pair in their upcoming spring collection and I’ll definitely go and get them! <3

  45. I saw the same pair at Target Thursday and contemplated getting the gold(?) looking pair, but then talked myself out of it. And sure enough, as I drove home (an hour away from the nearest Target), I kicked myself for not buying them. Grrr! Now I have to hope my size is still available when I go back.

  46. You know what, I think those pants are something I like on you but not me. I think you have to be skinny (like yourself) to wear spotted pants without feeling like you look like the animal the print is named for. Kuddos to you for having the figure to pull them off!!

  47. I just bought those very jeans yesterday!  I am going to style them with black platforms, a teal tank top, and a black puffy sleeve jacket.  I love how you paired them with a denim shirt.  I’ll try that for a casual day look.

  48. $30 is not bad… I mean I went when I was 3 months away from 21… So I have yet to go and loose any money. (Unfortunately my Dad lost some money since he hosted my junior year Vegas shopping trip…) But those jeans, super adorable/totally-amazing! And I just plain love the red shoes. Mine are about 5 years old. That’s a good excuse to get some new ones that are in style right?!?!

  49. so funny, just bought the same ones this  morning with the exact same philosphy…. adorable!!!!

  50. Never really liked leopard print jeans, but these ones look great because they are toned down. I love how you paired them with the denim shirt. 

  51. Someday I’m gonna get me some leopard leggers.  Love em

  52. I feel out of the loop because I have never heard of your blog until today and I am so glad I found it because I love it! I am a fashion design student at FIT in NYC and am so tired of the same fashion blogs and you are a breath of fresh air and an instant new favorite. I will be following 🙂 

    -Taylor Morgan

  53. I absolutely adore this outfit. Love the leopard and jean together, so laid back yet put together. If that makes any sense.

  54. GIRL. I have been reading your blog for a while now and this is the first time I’ve ever commented. This post epitomizes why you are my favorite fashion blogger (and I read a LOT of them). Five minutes ago I was reading Brooklyn Blonde’s NYFW post and was like “OMG, I HAVE THOSE JEANS.” Imagine how cool I felt, owning her jeans and not even knowing it. I was all “Yup, I’ve arrived. I don’t even have to run out and copy what the bloggers are doing…it’s all just ALREADY IN MY CLOSET.” Come to find out, her skinnies were Current Elliots that cost $198. 

    I couldn’t help but think “What a sucker.” Not me, HER. For paying such an outrageous price for jeans that I couldn’t distinguish from my own Target pair.

    Five minutes later, I read your post on my blogroll and feel totally vindicated. There is nothing fashionable about an outfit that costs upward of $1000. ANYBODY can look good at that price. My true fashion icons are the ones who pull it together for less than the average yearly income of a man in Ghana. Thanks for rockin’ it and keepin’ it real, sista. You da bomb.

  55. love how you matched your shoes to your lipstick. or is it lipstick to your shoes? whichever!! you look beautiful~

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