The Banana Republic Leopard Print I Can’t Stop Wearing

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I recently read that a new styling rule was to treat animal prints as your new neutrals by adding them to your everyday outfits alongside color-block sweaters and classic trench coats. However, this rule is not new to me – leopard has always been neutral in my book! I live for a good leopard print and this season Banana Republic killed it with the perfect leopard print. The perfect balance of colors in some of my favorite silhouettes (wide-leg pants).

The second rule was to mix and match – the most modern way to wear animal prints is to clash them. I haven’t tried this trend yet, but I would love to take this look to the next level by swapping out my leather jacket for this AMAZING zebra print jacket from the H&M Studio Collection.

What do you think of these styling rules? Are you ready to treat leopard as a neutral? Clashing animal prints in your future?

Let me know in the comments.

Want more leopard? Check out my Leopard Lookbook: 15 Ways To Wear Leopard.

San Francisco Fashion blogger KatWalkSF walking around North Beach in a leopard outfit.

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Jenny Bird Two of Hearts Earirngs

KatWalkSF in head-to-toe leopard and a black fedora.

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF styles an outfit focusing on Banana Republic Leopard Print

San Francisco Fashion blogger KatWalkSF walking around North Beach in a leopard outfit.

Banana Republic Black Adjustable Straw Fedora

Kathleen Ensign in Banana Republic Leopard Print


What I Wore:


Jacket: The Arrivals (NY sample sale find), Rainer. Last seen in black here.

Top: Banana Republic, Camisole (leopard print)

Pants: Banana Republic, High-Rise Wide-Leg Pant (leopard print)

Shoes: Everlane, The Day Heel

Hat: Banana Republic, Adjustable Straw Fedora (black)

Earrings: Jenny Bird, Two of Hearts

WAYF Lookbook: Where Are You From

WAYF Baldwin Lace Trim Slip Dress

WAYF Lookbook

Sold at retailers such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Shopbop, WAYF is the perfect addition to every fashion-savvy wardrobe. Designer and owner Meredith Fisher brings affordable luxury to the contemporary market with her label, WAYF (Where Are You From) and I am HERE for it. While I am partial to dresses from the WAYF collection, I am also a huge fan of her tops due to the details and approachable price point.

Shop my favorite pieces from my WAYF Lookbook below.



Fashion blogger KatWalkSF in the WAYF Hatty Ruffle Wrap Mini Dress .

WAYF Ella Print Tank

Ella Print Tank – on sale at Nordstrom for $34.49

WAYF Arista Dress

Arista Dress

WAYF Baldwin Lace Trim Slip Dress

Baldwin Lace Trim Slip Dress

October Top Sellers, WAYF, Gwyneth Velvet Wrap Midi Dress

Gwyneth Velvet Wrap Midi Dress – on sale at Nordstrom $59.90

WAYF Sara Maxi Wrap Dress Back

Sara Maxi Wrap Dress

Sweaty Betty Luxe Kit Bag Review + Giveaway

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Sweaty Betty Luxe Kit Bag Review

I’m here to report that I’m an everyday athleisure offender. Find me in leggings and sneakers whether I’m going to the gym or not. I work from home or a cafe and finding the right bag to take me around town with all my gear has truly been a struggle…

Introducing the ultimate luxe kit bag from Sweaty Betty. This bag will take you from workouts to work meetings to weekends away. In durable quilted fabric, with inner pockets including separate pockets for a wet kit (safe spot for all your sweaty gear), trainers and valuables, the zip up fastening top straps with popper fastening ensure your valuables are extra secure. Can be worn on the shoulders or used as a carryall.

This bag has truly transformed my everyday athleisure look and helped me to say goodbye to the random reusable totes I’ve been bringing to the gym. All my gear is organized, protected and frankly, I look a hell of a lot more put together.

Luxe Kit Bag Details
  • Quilted woven fabric is durable and lightweight
  • Internal and external pockets for your water bottle, AirPods, keys and workout gear
  • A wet kit for all your sweaty gear
  • Yoga mat strap at the bottom
  • Roomy enough to fit a laptop (I use the bag for the gym and work)
  • Two sets of straps: can be worn on the shoulders or used as a carryall.
  • Dimensions: H 32cm x W 43cm x D 23cm

Want to win the Sweaty Betty Luxe Kit Bag ($165 value)?

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  1. Comment on this Instagram post and tell me your favorite way to sweat
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Sweaty Betty Luxe Kit Bag

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March Top Sellers

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  1. Aerie, Fleece Tie Dye Jogger (60% off $15.98)
  2. Aerie, Wide Strap Scoop Bikini Top (32% off $17.00)
  3. Something Navy, Satin Trench Coat (down to $54.97 on Nordstrom Rack)
  4. Everlane, The Leather Street Shoe (45% off $75) more on these sneakers here.
  5. Aerie, Longline Bandeau Bikini Top (60% off  $13.98)
  6. Leyden, Monroe Printed Mini Skirt (on MEGA sale) don’t forget to snag the matching blazer.
  7. American Eagle, Mom Jean the best Mom jeans for curvy ladies.
  8. Sundry via Evereve, Camo Hoodie
  9. Uniqlo, Ultra Light Down Hooded Coat a top seller month over month.
  10. Everlane, The Day Heel check out the full blog post on these shoes here.

 

What I Ate: Shake Shack Marin

Custard Concretes, Crinkle Cut Fries and Burgers from the Shake Shack Marin

The wait is over! Shake Shack at Marin Country Mart in Larkspur is open!

and if you are anything like me you are ready to grub on a ShackBurger and come crispy crinkle cut fries. I hit up Shake Shack Marin this week and the drive from San Francisco to Larkspur is short and well worth it to get your Shake Shack fix.

In addition to their classic menu, Shake Shack has created a unique selection of menu items exclusive to Marin including the Bay Area-exclusive Golden State Double, a Richards Grassfed Beef double cheddar cheeseburger topped with pickles and smoked garlic aioli (center burger in the top photo).
For dessert, Shake Shack will be spinning frozen custard concretes in collaboration with local purveyors Pie Dreams and Dandelion Chocolate. They were already sold out of the chocolate option when I was there, but I got down with the Pie Dreams concrete.

Want to get tipsy at Shake Shack Marin?

Good news! You can wash down your burgers with local brews from Fort Point Beer Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company and North Coast Brewing Co. plus Shake Shack’s exclusive Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale. Wine lovers can enjoy a glass of Shack Red and Shack White wine from the Gotham Project as well as a local wine list highlighting producers such as Broc Cellars, Hunt & Harvest, BREA Wine Company and Robert Sinskey Vineyards

How do you get there?


I drove and it took less than 20 minutes to get there on a Tuesday afternoon. There is plenty of parking in the Marin Country Mart. I seem to always find parking near the SoulCycle. No car, no problem. Jump on the ferry to Larkspur, cross the street and you are at Shake Shack Marin.


What to order:


Start with a ShackBurger (especially if it is your first visit), crinkle cut fries, Chick’n Bites, and a concrete. Round two go for a Chick’n Shack and cheese fries.San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF visits the newly opened Shake Shack Marin.