28 June 2011

Gone cat-lady crazy

Today in procrastination news, my day was mostly centered around cats. I spent a solid 20 minutes being distracted by kitties for adoption at a local shelter that were on their website. Its set up like a dating website with lists and pictures of cats and a short description of their personalities in order to find the perfect match. I can see the commercials now, gorgeous sleek coated cats purring lovingly as a human talks about their search for the perfect pet--cut to enormously overweight cat cuddled in the arms of the human looking lovingly, albeit straining to hold its weight, into one another's eyes (although I'm sure the cat is just wondering where dinner is). What I'm trying to say, is that I spent kind of awhile on this website saving links to cat profiles.
Later in the evening after a nice twilit bike ride, I was exhausted and sitting down to dinner when I saw a tiny cat paw under a cabinet. We always had cats growing up so for some reason in my heat addled brain this did not strike me as odd. I should mention there hasn't been a resident cat in our house in years. Then a little grey and white kitty face peeked out at me. It occurred to me that something was amiss, this is not our cat! I screamed with the full tenacity of my Long Island accent, "MA! There's a cat in the kitchen!" I spooked the little guy and he ran out the open back door.
Moral of the story? The universe is telling me I should get my shit together and stop thinking about cats all the time!
Its appropriate that my post tonight I should debut my new vintage leopard 90's dress I got from Etsy.
vintage leopard dress, f21 sweater, old navy black sweater, cooperative bag, kork ease sandals

40 comments

  1. haha, i totally feel for you.
    I was suckered into a website like this for pigs because I'm writing an article about them for the paper.
    Its exactly like a dating website, except pigs must have exceptional descriptions for me to fall for them :)

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  2. My little brother and I look at the adopt-a-pup pages all the time.. same with cats. Really, it's a shame I'm allergic to kitties for I love them so much.

    You're lovely, but you know that.
    I'm off to bed--- you should be too! :)

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  3. A few blocks from my house, there's a house that always has black and white baby kittens laying on the front lawn, so whenever Zak and I go for walk, it's really just an excuse to look at adorable cats, so I can relate.
    Anyway, that is such a lovely dress! And I love how you layered that beige blouse over it. Also, your hair is looking awesome, lady!

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  4. never stop thinking about cats! i'm sure it's good for the brain.;)

    LOVE your outfit! what a great vintage piece. and i think the next haircut i want is yours...i'm so serious. it's the most adorable thing ever.

    x

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  5. I LOVE CATS!!! haha Seriously, I once spent an hour of my life just watching YouTube videos of wittle kitties. And I got my boyfriend to do the same; he says I influenced him too much. There's nothing wrote with feline creatures!

    By the way, that leopard dress is full of spunk! I love it...just like how I love cats. :)

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  6. greatest 90's leopard print dress ever. I love all the layering too lady.
    Cats are better to obsess over than shoes or backpacks or whatever i find my self googling all day long. have you seen... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSK1D3bZhRs
    ?
    x

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  7. Aww, I didn't grow up with cats but now I have to boys from the same litter and love them dearly. I love how you tamed this print with some coordinating solids...well done lady.

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  8. that dress is way too adorable. cat ladies are definitely in this season! :)

    XO,
    SSDS

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  9. ohhh like this outfit to bits!! and the bag is such a gorgeous color! that shade of blue is my favorite!

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  10. Hello! How are you? lovely lovely dress! and I like a lot your hair! so retro!!! I'm surfvintage, back after some moths ;) xoxo

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  11. You should definitely get a cat! I miss mine that is at my boyfriend's house 1000km away :|

    You look great. I don't think I would buy a leopard dress (I only have a vest) but you got me to love that combination you're wearing.

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  12. I love the layering of this outfit... whenever I try to put sweaters over collared dresses I look like a shapeless box, and you just look effortless. And I was giggling all the way through your story..very well written! And then I giggled some more over your other reader saving pig profiles!

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  13. love the dress :)

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  14. Your cat story really amused me. It was so funny. And cats is so adorable, I had cats all my life. It is just this last half year I have not had a cat, but I will get one again in August. I like the leopard outfit also.

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  15. Funny story. And feline-print looks good against your impossibly-perfect skin.

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  16. Love the sweater together with that dress They suit you perfectly :D

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  17. The next door neighbour's cat is always at our house (next to me now!) so we share their pet!

    Laura - White Winters

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  18. hahaha you crack me up! you're such a good writer. :) I never really was a cat person, but my brother has the most amazing cat now named Swayze and he's ridiculous. Now I really want one.

    This dress is SO awesome. I've been wanting a leopard print dress in this style! I saw a similar one in TJMaxx but it wasn't quite perfect like this so I'm holding out. + I agree with Emily, you pull off the pull-over sweater over dress look sooo well.

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  19. Sweater over dress! Best thing! I'm going to have to try this. This look is perfect!

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  20. Digging that shade of lipstick.

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  21. i love the shoes and the dress is so cute!
    xoxo

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  22. I'm one of those people that cats find. Even my cat Zeus was given to me because when my sister got him as a kitten she couldn't keep him. And people are always asking me if I can take another kitten. If I took every cat that came along, I'd have at least 10. But they are SO CUTE! It's hard to resist those little faces.

    Anyway, I like how your outfit goes along with the theme of this post =) The layering looks really cool. I love short-sleeved sweaters with dresses, and your hair is also adorable with the little barrette in it!

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  23. This is the most perfect leopard print dress ever! I'm usually not a big fan of the leopard trend, but this outfit really rocks ^^ x

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  24. Love this look! You looks so cute and elegant!
    The knitted shirt/ sweater is so pretty!

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  25. This look is beautiful. I would love to wear every item and your hair is so adorable.

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  26. I love this leopard print dress! The sweater you wore over it looks great. Also, your hair is adorable!

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  27. I love this outfit!
    Oh, and whenever my husband sees a cat (of any age) his voice goes all high and girly when he shouts "Kitty!" It is such a shrill shout of affection that I cannot manage to impersonate it. No, I am not kidding.

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  28. love it! you look so 90s. by the way, lets hang out! find me on facebook!

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  29. love it! you look so 90s. by the way, lets hang out! find me on facebook!

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  30. I love the layering of this outfit... whenever I try to put sweaters over collared dresses I look like a shapeless box, and you just look effortless. And I was giggling all the way through your story..very well written! And then I giggled some more over your other reader saving pig profiles!

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  31. You should definitely get a cat! I miss mine that is at my boyfriend's house 1000km away :|

    You look great. I don't think I would buy a leopard dress (I only have a vest) but you got me to love that combination you're wearing.

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  32. greatest 90's leopard print dress ever. I love all the layering too lady.
    Cats are better to obsess over than shoes or backpacks or whatever i find my self googling all day long. have you seen... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSK1D3bZhRs
    ?
    x

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  33. never stop thinking about cats! i'm sure it's good for the brain.;)

    LOVE your outfit! what a great vintage piece. and i think the next haircut i want is yours...i'm so serious. it's the most adorable thing ever.

    x

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  34. haha, i totally feel for you.
    I was suckered into a website like this for pigs because I'm writing an article about them for the paper.
    Its exactly like a dating website, except pigs must have exceptional descriptions for me to fall for them :)

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  35. greatest 90's leopard print dress ever. I love all the layering too lady.
    Cats are better to obsess over than shoes or backpacks or whatever i find my self googling all day long. have you seen... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSK1D3bZhRs
    ?
    x

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  36. Sweater over dress! Best thing! I'm going to have to try this. This look is perfect!

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  37. Love this look! You looks so cute and elegant!
    The knitted shirt/ sweater is so pretty!

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  38. never stop thinking about cats! i'm sure it's good for the brain.;)

    LOVE your outfit! what a great vintage piece. and i think the next haircut i want is yours...i'm so serious. it's the most adorable thing ever.

    x

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  39. My little brother and I look at the adopt-a-pup pages all the time.. same with cats. Really, it's a shame I'm allergic to kitties for I love them so much.

    You're lovely, but you know that.
    I'm off to bed--- you should be too! :)

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