I started looking for a leopard coat last fall.  I think my husband was pretty worried when I first mentioned it.  He was probably picturing something like this:

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(Patricia Arquette in Law and Order: SVU, via stylealchemy.com)

So in order to avoid that look, I was searching for something not too bulky and not cheap in appearance. This one was my fantasy purchase (A.P.C., via lagarconne.com).  

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But since that wasn't an option at $1,985, I kept looking.  This one at Zara was a contender. It was around $200 (I think), but I wasn't completely sold. However,
I was sold on the styling, as you'll see below.

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Finally, I found this one on Ebay. It's actually from Zara as well. I think it was $79. Other than not being warm enough to get me through a St. Louis winter, it's perfect. It's the kind of thing that you feel as though you can just throw it on and it makes everything you're wearing  better. I get tons of complements on it.  It goes with jeans and a t-shirt, or is the perfect thing to spice up your little black dress.  Definitely a best buy. And also, you've now seen my dirty little secret - if I like a look, I copy it shamelessly.

coat: Zara via ebay, tee: H&M, jeans: thrifted, clog boots: dansko

coat: Zara via ebay, tee: H&M, jeans: thrifted, clog boots: dansko