Caught in the Act

First of all, thank you for all the wonderfully sweet comments on my post about my mother and my anniversary of moving home. Every single comment made me beam with pride for my mom. Thank you!

Now onto the clothes. Stripes are a classic that have been especially popular in the last few years, making it easy to find numerous striped pieces. But finding the perfectly sized stripes in the perfect color combination in the perfect fabric? Ugh. So. Hard. I don’t think this is my perfect striped sweater, but it comes pretty close. And since it’s so cute (and I’m so lazy), it got worn quite a bit this past week.


Exhibit A:


Monday afternoon, catching a little sun in the lovely warm weather. I wore another striped shirt under the sweater for contrast (and to cover my ass) and mixed things up a little more with this leopard print hat. I also posed like a frog.

See a familiar tail in the corner of this photo? It’s getting impossible to keep Chloe away from the camera!


Exhibit B:



Thursday for work. I added more stripes but stuck with the black and white theme. And again with Chloe! Clearly she wanted to show how well she matched my outfit.


Exhibit C:


Ok, this isn’t an outfit. But I suspected one of two felines were chomping on our houseplants. Bad Chloe!


Outfit 1
sweater- American Apparel
shirt- Topshop
leggings- American Apparel
boots- Steve Madden
hat- Target (sold out and bought via ebay)

Outfit 2
sweater- American Apparel
skirt- no name brand (but a similar skirt could be easily found at Forever21, I’ll bet)
boots- Report
necklace- H&M

Ordinary’s Just Not Good Enough Today

I am at a lack of words today. I could grumble about the weather, or talk about the cats. But mostly I just really like my outfit today so I’m going to show it to you, mmmkay?



I can’t decide if that’s my seductive face or my angry face. Or maybe my “fuck, I wish I was still in bed face.” Yeah, that one sounds about right.

shirt- J.Crew (swapped)
jeans- Forever21
boots- Aldo (DIY glittered)

My Feet Want to Purr, Take 2

A little while back, I asked for your help in deciding between two leopard print shoes. Nearly everyone agreed that the heels rather than the sandals were a better choice. Well people, you were WRONG. These shoes hurt in a way that I have not experienced before. I’m still halfheartedly trying to break them in, but my itching for animal print hasn’t been properly satisfied yet. So, I bring you two more options that I need help deciding between.


Option 1: Kensie Girl Sila

They are very affordable (due to being faux leather). The shape looks pretty comfortable, but with the heel coming in at 4 inches, there’s definitely a potential for pain. What can I say? My feet are pussies. Hence finding cat print shoes (zing!).



Option 2: Matisse Nugent


First of all, named after Ted Nugent? Cool points have been awarded. The low wedge heel and ankle support of a bootie pretty much guarantee comfort. The pattern isn’t leopard per se, but it’s definitely some sort of animal of the cat family. These are by far the most expensive option, however.

So, what say ye? Don’t lead me wrong this time, internet. Otherwise I’m changing this blog to a poetry site dedicated to David Hasselhoff and Chuck Norris.

Blogger Meet-Up at 28 Degrees

I am so far behind on my blogging! Since my folks are out of town, I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been living it up and partying. But really, I’ve been doing exactly what I do when they’re home- work, gym, dinner, cat snuggling, and now watering their plants. Which I mention only because it takes about 45 minutes to water all of their plants. I feel like this is kind of absurd, right? Right.

These pictures are from last Wednesday. Kinsey M. took on the impressive task of organizing a blogger get-together just because. It was a great time, filled with wonderfully dressed women (and men). My only regret was not meeting some of the bloggers there I didn’t recognize. Actually, no. My regrets were:

  • Wearing brand new shoes with breaking them in (more on that)
  • Not eating every single piece of food that 28 Degrees provided because it was deeeelicious
  • Not taking more photos of the lovely crowd

I wore a dress from Complex Geometries that was a big crowd-pleaser. Complex Geometries specializes in dresses and tanks in thick jersey that are made to be wrapped, twisted, and artfully thrown over your body. One dress can be worn in a dozen different ways just by draping it differently. The belt is a random find at H&M. I gave in to my leopard desires and got the heels from Steve Madden. About an hour before the meet-up. I sized up, thinking room for an insole was smarter than squeezing my tired feet into new shoes. I was wrong, even with an insole and 2 pairs of heel grips the shoes were a little too big. Oh, and they made my feet go numb. I had to give up and put on my flat sandals after 20 minutes. However, like a squirrel faced with a closed garbage bin, I am nothing if not persistent. I will break these shoes in. Or break my feet trying. They’re so pretty!

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That’s the lovely Marissa from The Well-Appointed Catwalk on my left, and Holly from Covetous Creatures on my right.


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The shoe aftermath.


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Melissa from Crunches for Cupcakes and Natalie from Wishful Nals. Aren’t they adorable?


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Michele from Michele’s Musings, Shanna from Shanna’s Eye View, and Kristen from The Boston Fashionista. All hilarious, smart, and wildly entertaining!


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Naomi and Lani from Mon Petit Chou Chou. They are both putting me to shame with their tans (and awesome makeup).


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Shoes from the end of the night (and my flats!) Julie from Orchid Grey was wearing the most intensely pink sandals ever. it was love at first sight. Clockwise from Julie is Holly, myself, Amy from The Swapaholics, and Marissa.


I promise, loads more posts coming up this week!


My Feet Want to Purr

In a relatively short period time, I’ve gone from loathing animal print to embracing it to (now) lusting for it. It started with a simple cardigan 2 years ago (thanks J.Crew). Then I got a blouse that I wear entirely too often. And now, my feet want to get in on the action. I’m looking at two different pairs, both from Steve Madden.

Should I go low?

Or should I go high?

Help me decide!