The Lion King and The Animal Print Trend

First there was the animated movie that captured the hearts of all ages accompanied by the music of Sir Elton John’s memorable score. Next was the groundbreaking Broadway spectacular that wowed audiences with innovative puppetry, dancing, music and the epic story that unfolded live to packed theater houses. Opening today is the third step in the Lion King adventures with Disney’s live action movie opening in theaters across the nation.

For fans of The Lion King see it at the historic El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) until September 18th where you will be not only treated to a theater experience in a historic setting but you will be treated to the opportunity to “step onstage for a majestic Pride Rock photo op! Plus, take photos in front of the immersive lobby mural wall and more!” See more and buy tickets online.

You can watch the movie also on IMAX screens at certain theaters – experience the largest screens with enhanced image quality and immersive sound.

The Lion King 2019 Movie Poster

The animal print trend continues to soar this summer and into fall styles with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale taking place now online and in stores until August 4th. After August 4th the prices will go back up for fall merchandise.

Featured below are a variety of styles taking you from a casual day to a night out.

Animal Print Styled Dress, White House Black Market Petite Zebra High-Low Maxi Dress
Animal Print Styled Dress, White House Black Market Petite Zebra High-Low Maxi Dress

I am inspired by the different animals that are featured throughout the Lion King film. The zebra offers a great white and black print options to be paired with some heels or casual shoes for a night out.

  1. Dress: White House Black Market Petite Zebra High-Low Maxi Dress. Sizing starts in Petite XXS and is 40% off for $59.99. WHBM has great sales and I was able to get this dress with an additional 50% the marked sale price. I love this high low hem flows behind you when I walk.
  2.  Clutch: Target Straw Clutch by Universal Thread
  3.  Necklace: Kohl’s Hue 18k Gold Over Silver Crystal Lion Head Pendant Necklace. The dress had a nice v-neckline to showcase this necklace originally $175 but on sale for $37.18 with code JULY15 until July 21st.
Disney The Lion King 2019
Photos: Disney The Lion King
White House Black Market Ultimate Reversible Geo/Solid Shift Dress
White House Black Market Ultimate Reversible Geo/Solid Shift Dress
White House Black Market Ultimate Reversible Geo/Solid Shift Dress

I like how this shift dress is reversible and can easily transform to showcase the geometric printed side (reminds me of a Zebra too) or inside out to showcase a solid black side. The material is really soft with some stretch. This shift dress is perfect to pack in an overnight bag to go out even four times with either the halter neckline or low V-neck. Make it four unique looks with the different neck and pattern combinations paired with different earrings, clutch and heels.

Dress: White House Black Market Petite Ultimate Reversible Geo/Solid Shift Dress. Sizing starts in Petite XXS and is 40% off for $53.99

Purse: Francesca’s Vegan Leather Jada Satchel. Find it at your local Francesca’s boutique.

Earrings: Anthropologie Serefina Valencia Fringed Drop Earrings in Ivory

Leith Snake Print Long Sleeve Body-Con Dress
Leith Snake Print Long Sleeve Body-Con Dress
Leith Snake Print Long Sleeve Body-Con Dress
Leith Snake Print Long Sleeve Body-Con Dress

This Leith Dress comes in size xxs and hugs your curves without being too tight. The material is soft and the perfect weight of thickness to have this dress transfer nicely into colder weather with the long sleeves and turtleneck.

Dress: Leith Snake Print Long Sleeve Body-Con Dress sold by Nordstrom

Clutch: Francesca’s Mila Metallic Snakeskin Clutch in Gold – Now on sale for $29.98. Hold it in your hand or over the shoulder with the attached gold chain.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Animal Print

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is open to everyone starting today until August 4th! Buy new arrivals for the fall season on sale until the prices go back up August 5th. I love seeing all the animal print styles that will make sure that this trend will carry itself into your fall wardrobe and beyond. Below are some Anniversary Sale items that come in petite sizes or seem to be a good fit for a petite person.

Kohl's Juniors' Love, Fire Leopard Swing V-Neck Dress
Kohl's Juniors' Love, Fire Leopard Swing V-Neck Dress
Kohl's Juniors' SO® Frayed Hem High Rise Leopard Shortie Shorts, Vince Camuto Banded Leopard Panama Hat, Free Press Leopard Belt Bag
Kohl's Juniors' SO® Frayed Hem High Rise Leopard Shortie Shorts, Vince Camuto Banded Leopard Panama Hat, Free Press Leopard Belt Bag

Casual Looks

Dress: This dress is so comfortable just to slip on for a hot summer day. Kohl’s Juniors’ Love, Fire Leopard Swing Dress. On sale for $15.92 with code SAVE25 at checkout until July 20th.

Clutch: Universal Thread™ Straw Clutch from Target. It has one open accessory pocket on the inside with a snap closure on the flap.

Hat: Vince Camuto Haircalf Banded Panama Hat. On Sale for $29.40 with free shipping

Top: Topshop Picot Trim Ribbed Tee. The size 2 fits perfectly to be paired with high waisted short. Top comes in more colors.

Shorts: Kohl’s Juniors’ SO® Frayed Hem High Rise Shortie Shorts in Leopard. Sizing starts in size 0 junior sizing. It is on sale for $9.56 with code SAVE25 at checkout. Offer ends July 20th.

Belt Bag: Free Press 25mm Embellished Belt Bag at Nordstrom Rack

I hope you enjoy wearing animal print styles and seeing the Lion King! Have a Hakuna Matata week and weekend!

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