Animal Print at Albert Dock, Liverpool

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Blouse River Island / Jeans Miss Selfridge / Sunglasses RayBan from Pretavoir

Animal print is not really my thing, because it is something that I don’t feel bold enough to wear. With that in mind, recently I had a bit of a challenge to search for an outfit consisting of animal print for a recent girls weekend where the theme was, you’ve guessed it, animal print! There certainly isn’t a shortage of options but it was a case of buying something I’d wear again, and most of it wasn’t really my style. To be fair, anything could have classed as animal print, it didn’t have to be specifically leopard. On the first night, I wore my bird shirt and I could’ve have taken my H&M cat dress too but I completely forgot about that until a couple of days ago! As the weekend approached, it was between this cute Topshop mini dress or the blouse, the latter of which I ended up buying because it was £12.00 in the sales. It’s not really a “night out” outfit, but if I ever asked someone to make me a garment based on my style and the theme of animal print, this shirt is what they would come up with! I’m glad to have found something that suits me; Peter Pan collar, neck tie, sheer fabric. On the night, I changed in to some disco pants and some chunky heels.
Walking around Albert Docks on a sunny day was really nice. I really enjoyed my first visit to Liverpool, it’s a place I’ve always wanted to go. I’m going to try and plan another trip there before Winter comes round again. If anyone has any recommendations of places I should go on my second Liverpool trip, such as your favourite places to shop, eat, visit, please feel free to leave a comment or a tweet.

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146 Comments

  1. 16th June 2013 / 3:51 pm

    I love Liverpool, especially round the docks! You really should check out The Beatles Story museum, if you're a fan, next time you go.

    I'd love the Topshop voucher!
    @oreetlouise

    xx

  2. 16th June 2013 / 4:06 pm

    I love your blouse! Leopard print is my favourite. And I love the neck tie.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

  3. 16th June 2013 / 4:13 pm

    Tough call but ASOS has the edge on TS for me! 🙂

  4. 16th June 2013 / 4:13 pm

    I'm not a big fan of animal print either, but sometimes there will be pieces that I will go for. Most of the prints are too bold, there will be an occasional softer animal print though like the one you're wearing.

    I've never owned anything from Topshop or ASOS, but browsing their sites, Topshop is more my style 😀

    Hope all is well,
    Waho.

  5. 16th June 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Tough call but ASOS has the edge on TopShop, for me… @snafflepuss. Love Albert Docks!

  6. 16th June 2013 / 4:16 pm

    These photos make me miss Liverpool so much — I used to love walking around the docks when I visited family!

    Also, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway for ASOS vouchers 🙂
    I'm following you via GFC: 'Lizee Barry'
    email: lizeebarry92@hotmail.co.uk
    Twitter: @lizeebarry
    xxx

  7. 16th June 2013 / 4:21 pm

    I would love to win Topshop vouchers for my sister and I! Would be good to treat her before I leave for Uni and end up in horrendous debt.

    Twitter: mosaicofantonia

    Thank you! x

  8. 16th June 2013 / 4:25 pm

    I'd prefer the Topshop vouchers please, that is if I won! Thank you 🙂

    Twitter: @jeanbolsover

  9. 16th June 2013 / 4:47 pm

    Love the shot of the carousel!

    Asos please! @RubyJubilee or katepearson88 (at) gmail.com

  10. 16th June 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I'd love to win the Asos voucher! 🙂

    GFC: floryfrancy
    Twitter: PiccolaFlo_82
    e-mail: floryfrancy[at]inwind[dot]it

  11. 16th June 2013 / 4:54 pm

    As always you look so gorgeous, looks like you had a beautiful day!! Hoping to go liverpool soon myself, you've made it look much more exciting!!

    Topshop all the way 🙂 laurenwallwork@hotmail.co.uk Such an exciting giveaway!!

  12. 16th June 2013 / 5:08 pm

    Love the blouse looks fab. I would choose the Top Shop vouchers.

    @kooky_kate

  13. 16th June 2013 / 5:21 pm

    I'm a lover of animal print specially leopard. The blouse you chose is very pretty so is the dress you nearly went for.

    I would love to win Topshop vouchers and already follow you.
    @purrpleivy

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

  14. 16th June 2013 / 5:23 pm

    Love that blouse – there's always a risk of animal print looking a little cheap but this is perfect.

    I'd be thrilled to win a Topshop voucher and my twitter handle is @smazgar.

    Thanks!

    Sarah x

  15. 16th June 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Hey! How gorgeous is that carousel! I absolutely love that extravagant venetian style. I'm the same regarding animal print, I find it quite garish which frightens me off but that top is rather pretty. I think the neck tie makes it looks really chic.

    I would love an ASOS voucher if I won. Home shopping at it's best!

    Becky x
    Becky@beckymagson.co.uk
    @BeckysBoudoir

  16. 16th June 2013 / 6:11 pm

    I love that blouse, the little bow is the cutest! I've never been to Liverpool before, but it's certainly a place I'd go to visit sometime!

    Oh wow, I'd love to win a Topshop voucher!
    GFC: Amy/The Girl In The Bowler Hat
    Twitter: @Amy Rebair
    Email: thegirlinthebowlerhat.gmail.com

    : )

    xxxx

  17. 16th June 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Oo I went to University of Liverpool, I'm so glad you like it! Though if you're ever in the Manchester way, give me a bell 🙂 I live in Castlefield. I'm very fussy with animal prints too, I generally don't like them but I have a chiffon pussybow blouse too, similar to yours, which I got from Miss Selfridge and it's the only animal print item of clothing that I own. This one is definitely you!

    I'd love to win an ASOS voucher 🙂 s.pushparajah@hotmail.co.uk x

  18. 16th June 2013 / 6:21 pm

    GFC FallenStar
    elisagiochiATlive.it

    asos 😉

  19. 16th June 2013 / 6:22 pm

    I live right by Liverpool, thinking of doing some kind of mini city guide on my blog! There's so much to do – there's a cafe called Moose that does proper American breakfasts, pancakes etc! xx
    http://www.LaurasHaven.com

  20. 16th June 2013 / 6:24 pm

    I'm following you on GFC my choice is ASOS Vouchers please my Twitter name is @Samsara_1

  21. 16th June 2013 / 6:27 pm

    Following GFC would like ASOS Vouchers please. My Twitter is @Samsara_1

  22. 16th June 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Liverpool! Next time you visit I'd recommend a trip to Bold Street in the city centre, it's full of quirky boutiques and vintage shops, and the infamous Quiggins is just around the corner. And for something to eat/drink, try Leaf on Bold Street, they make the most amazing foccacia!

    tie-dye-eyes

  23. Anonymous
    16th June 2013 / 7:17 pm

    @noblemcsquer melswebes@gmail.com love the outfit, you can never have enough leopard print!

  24. 16th June 2013 / 7:22 pm

    Liverpool is my Uni city, love the place, especially the Albert Dock!
    I'd love to win the asos vouchers!
    @GabbyRice
    xxx

  25. 16th June 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Hello! Id prefer Topshop vouchers, really like your new top. I don't have anything animal print either but that top is ally lady like. @LAFhusky on twitter.

  26. 16th June 2013 / 8:13 pm

    You look gorgeous, the blouse suits you so much! I feel the same about leopard print and it being quite bold, but this sweet peter pan collar and neck tie ensemble has got me lusting after it! I'm glad you enjoyed your first trip to Liverpool, living through the tunnel from there we used to spend days in town all the time, but less so lately as we've ventured to Cheshire Oaks more. If you haven't been before and get the opportunity, although it's not in Liverpool, definitely check out Cheshire Oaks 🙂 the Warehouse store there has me purchasing every time! The stores are all outlets, so the prices are discounted – bargains to be had everywhere! Did you hear about/see the yellow submarine sinking again at the docks this weekend?! Madness! I'd have to say out of the two it's a tough choice between Asos and Topshop, but I'd have to go with Asos as there's just such a variety, and my saved items gets bigger every week! 🙂 my email is helloshhboutique@gmail.com xxx

  27. 16th June 2013 / 8:20 pm

    definitely Topshop! I was in there ooh-ing and aah-ing yesterday, such a gorgeous summer collection. Lovely make up too!
    Thanks for the comp 🙂 (and loving the leopard print!)

    @Trainsniffer

  28. 16th June 2013 / 8:43 pm

    I love that blouse, such a nice way to style animal print 🙂

    I'd love to win a topshop voucher! @jennifersophiee

    xxx

  29. Anonymous
    16th June 2013 / 8:54 pm

    You look fab in this shirt, animal print can be hard to wear though.
    I'd love to win an ASOS voucher
    Cheapkicksblog(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank you xxx

  30. 16th June 2013 / 9:59 pm

    I have loved your blog, it amazed me for hours and I am already following.
    I have found your article on Look when you teamed up with Malibu and you might find it weird but I am now obsessed with eye glasses as recently diagnosed with short-sightedness and now need to wear glasses always and forever… even on the tube on the way to work I take too much attention to people who wear eye glasses and I have been reading articles on how to use my make-up now. It really affected me as I have known myself for 23 years without using glasses.

    Anyway, I would love the £50 voucher for TOPSHOP. 🙂

    E-mail: ana.carolina.c.sa@gmail.com

    Many thanks, Ana http://lights-colours-sounds.blogspot.co.uk x

  31. 16th June 2013 / 10:02 pm

    Oh so difficult to pick! I'm going to have to go with Topshop 🙂
    Twitter @collarbonesmile

  32. 16th June 2013 / 10:08 pm

    beautiful pictures! 🙂 I'd like the topshop voucher 🙂 Enter me please!

    andrealang95@gmx.de

    Andrea xx
    savingsimplicity13.blogspot.com

  33. Anonymous
    17th June 2013 / 6:29 am

    Her style is very minimalist and her DIY's are actually easy and stylish. I feel like it's very easy to translate to my own closet. I'm kind of obsessed with what I think of as miami girl style right now, bright but edgy, with lots of Jeffrey Campbell and UNIF.

    Dress For Success

  34. 17th June 2013 / 6:48 am

    I'd prefer ASOS vouchers, love the photos too, @suenatal

  35. 17th June 2013 / 8:04 am

    i'd love to win a topshop voucher! 🙂 and i can't remember if my gfc name is chlowitty or chloe witty. who knows
    email: chloe.wittyxo@gmail.com
    twitter: @chloewitty

  36. 17th June 2013 / 8:21 am

    Animal print can be so hard, as it can often look super tacky! This shirt is lovely though, so you! And its actually quite smart, I like it a lot.

    I follow as Rhi and would love to win the ASOS voucher 🙂 @othersideofcool on twitter! xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool

  37. 17th June 2013 / 9:42 am

    Follow via GFC 🙂 I'd like ASOS if I'm lucky please!

    milkpetalblog(at)gmail.com

    Hele x

  38. 17th June 2013 / 10:55 am

    Following you on BlogSpot.com
    Prefer ASOS vouchers, please but happy to receive either.
    e-mail address: wright.irene@btopenworld.com
    twitter: @starwell
    Thanks for the competition.

  39. 17th June 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Would love ASOS vouchers, would give my bank balance a momentary reprieve!

    Twitter: @AetharaGirl

  40. 17th June 2013 / 1:29 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway!
    I am oliviamcc on GFC

    I would like Topshop vouchers please 🙂
    @olivia280177

  41. Anonymous
    17th June 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Love the photography! Such professional looking images.

    For the giveaway –
    Asos vouchers and my email is Duo-Beauty@hotmail.com and twitter name is DuoBeauty_

    :)xxxx

  42. 17th June 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Following via GFC (rebecca_john)

    Topshop Voucher please (@becky0020 on Twitter)

  43. 17th June 2013 / 2:57 pm

    I haven't been to Liverpool in so so long but it looks like an amazing City and has so much going on too, sounds like you had a fab time! Your top is an absolute bargain at only £12, i can never find anything good in the sale!

    Great giveaway too 🙂
    I would love to enter please, for an ASOS voucher,

    I follow on GFC, bloglovin and Twitter.

    Heidi
    @Heidi_likes
    heidijanethomas@gmail.com

    🙂 X

  44. 17th June 2013 / 3:03 pm

    Such lovely photos. I love your blouse with the little necktie! I'd love to enter the giveaway for the asos voucher, fingers crossed 🙂 xx

    (Already following your blog via GFC)

  45. 17th June 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Love your blog, been following via a twitter for a while now
    Asos please
    @hannah229

  46. 17th June 2013 / 5:31 pm

    I love ASOS, constantly have a load of saved items on my account! 😛 loving the animal print blouse on you, looking lovely!

    gfc: Iona Bellingham-Baird
    @ionabb

  47. 17th June 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Asos please!
    email: divine_retrobution(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk 🙂

  48. 17th June 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Following via GFC 🙂 Twitter – @RedGirlLFC Would love ASOS voucher please 🙂 xx

  49. 17th June 2013 / 5:36 pm

    I'd love Asos vouchers for my lads 🙂
    Following with GFC as Happyfox
    Twitter – @happyfox

  50. 17th June 2013 / 5:43 pm

    I prefer asos but topshop is also cool. But asos:)
    Love it! And love you blog!!! And of course Im a follower;)
    Nina.ka@web.de
    xxx, nina

  51. 17th June 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Would love some ASOS vouchers @roisin_mcguckin

  52. 17th June 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Love a good night out in the'pool – and I also love me some Leopard Print ! Your blouse is very cool – maybe if I won some Topshop vouchers I would be lucky enough to snag myself a bargain ?

    @uknitty

  53. 17th June 2013 / 7:57 pm

    I would love an ASOS voucher!! Twitter handle is @starcatch3r thank you!

  54. 17th June 2013 / 8:48 pm

    For someone who isn't a fan of animal print it really suits you. I however can't get enough of leopard print. x

    ASOS voucher would be fab!!!

    linzi01lo@hotmail.com
    @misslinnyo

  55. 17th June 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Like you I'm not brave enough for animal print either but I actually think this shirt looks really nice, and I think the key is keeping it simple like you have so the print isn't too in your face 🙂 xx

    I would love to enter your giveaway for a Topshop voucher please 🙂 My email is eat_sleep_breathe_fashion@yahoo.co.uk

  56. 17th June 2013 / 10:27 pm

    I would like to win an asos voucher please 🙂 I follow you. My twitter is flutterby_90 🙂

  57. 18th June 2013 / 5:02 am

    Love your top! I'd pick ASOS! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

    GFC: Henria O.
    Email: sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  58. 18th June 2013 / 7:04 am

    I would love Topshop please Tweeting @apn1179 and Google+ Anne Nash

  59. 18th June 2013 / 1:24 pm

    amazing giveaway…thanks!!!
    I'd love to win an Asos voucher 🙂
    gfc: dede81
    e-mail: frale81@gmail.com

  60. Anonymous
    18th June 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Oooh lovely photos! Great giveaway also. Would LOVE the ASOS prize. Thanks so much! I follow you on GFC.

    lipstickcandyblog at gmail dot com

  61. 18th June 2013 / 10:37 pm

    I'd have to pic topshop

  62. 20th June 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Love the shirt, I bought the white & black trim version in the sale also the 'polka dot' version which is actually tiny little stars! x

  63. 21st June 2013 / 4:54 pm

    I'd LOVE to win some ASOS vouchers! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

    @Tweetiekaz

  64. 21st June 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Animal print isn't really my thing either but I quite like that shirt myself, looks lovely on you! Fab giveaway by the way, I'd absolutely love to win the Asos vouchers please 🙂

    Gem x
    http://gemsi2011.blogspot.com
    @GemsGemz86

  65. 21st June 2013 / 5:01 pm

    Hi!
    Great giveaway <3 I'd love to win an ASOS voucher.
    Following as Mafalda 'Sailorette'. You can reach me on Twitter at @Sailorettes <3
    Fingers crossed!

  66. 21st June 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Lovely giveaway! I'm following on GFC as 7hippopotamus. I would like ASOS vouchers, please. Twitter id @7hippopotamus

  67. 22nd June 2013 / 11:52 am

    I've seen a gorgeous dress at Topshop that I would love, so I'd choose Topshop 🙂
    @crazzzyRaj

  68. 22nd June 2013 / 12:53 pm

    Love this chance 😀 I'd like to win an Asos voucher!
    Finger crossed

    fairywitch86[at]libero.it

  69. 22nd June 2013 / 9:20 pm

    I'm following on GFC (intrinsicallyflorrie) and if I was so lucky as to win I'd love a Topshop voucher ^_^

    @iflorrie or intrinsicallyflorrie (at) yahoo.co.uk

    Florrie x

  70. 23rd June 2013 / 4:17 pm

    Ooh this would be a treat! I would love ASOS voucher – ta! My twitter is @m_heart_m
    and I follow you (Lisa Murdoch) via GFC : )

  71. 23rd June 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Im following on GFC (ziggy2407) and if I were lucky enough to win I'd love Topshop vouchers please. My twitter is @ChrissieLockley

    Thanks for the chance to win x

  72. 23rd June 2013 / 4:47 pm

    oh i know how you feel about animal print, i was like that at first too, not just that i don't feel 'brave' ebough to wear it, moreso there's so much really tacky stuff about! on rare occasion i'll buy something if it's more understated or in my style. this top is really cute and i love the bow!

    i would love to win the vouchers! i hardly have any new clothes at all so i'd love a little splurge! i'd prefer the ASOS voucher and i'm @cardboardcities on twitter.

  73. 23rd June 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Ooh ASOS would be marvellous! Fingers crossed!!

    I tweet: @charliesmissus

  74. 23rd June 2013 / 5:21 pm

    I'd love to win an ASOS voucher! Twitter is @kerrylyme 🙂 xx

  75. 23rd June 2013 / 5:22 pm

    I'd love to win an ASOS voucher! My twitter is @kerrylyme 🙂

  76. 23rd June 2013 / 8:33 pm

    I'd love to win Topshop vouchers please.

    Thanks @daisybeebee x

  77. 23rd June 2013 / 10:16 pm

    i would love the asos voucher. Thanks @minimisfit

  78. 23rd June 2013 / 10:31 pm

    Topshop vouchers please *crosses fingers* @claireburgess

  79. 27th June 2013 / 8:28 pm

    I'd prefer to win asos vouchers 🙂 my twitter is @fashionrhapsody

    followed on gfc

    Rose xo

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