Cat Print Dress: H & M | Scarf: Target (old) | Shoes: Similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Thrifted
I decided to do sort of a "1 Dress, 3 Ways" type of thing with this cute cat print dress. The reasoning behind that being, well, for one it's super freaking cute, and two, because there are a lot of people out there who don't have a lot of money to just go buy a new outfit all the time. If that is the case, you really need to know how to work with what you've got to maximize your wardrobe's full potential. Poor people have a right to be stylish too!
A little background... When I was young, we never had any money, which meant I didn't have the cool toys or the cool, new clothes. Most of what I had was either a hand-me-down or thrifted. So, I usually had to get creative if I wanted to have a nice outfit. As I got a little older, my situation changed and things weren't so bad, but I think that sense of resourcefulness sort of stuck with me.
In my early adulthood, I got a job that paid a little better than my teenage job and as I worked more and made more money, I went through a phase where I got kind of crazy and only wanted to shop at J Crew. Well this didn't last too long, and after having my hours cut at work, I had to tone down the shopping a bit. Now, I find myself rummaging through my old, forgotten stuff to find hidden treasures, or "shopping my closet," as I like to call it. Sometimes I'll find something and try to think of a new way to wear it. Take this scarf, for example. I was looking for a statement necklace to give a pop of color to this dress, couldn't find one, so I took this scarf and tried to think of a different way to wear it, besides just wrapping it around my neck. Hence, the bow scarf! I paired it with a matching clutch I found in my stash, which must have been picked up at a thrift shop at some point, and these heels, because well, damn it, I like the way my legs look in them with this dress!
|This scarf was tied in a bow, but it flopped over and turned into whatever this is.|
Stay tuned for the next installment of Feline Frenzy, where we'll talk a little bit about the wacky setting these photos were taken in! What do you think of this look? I don't really understand the world's obsession with cats right now, but I saw this dress and I knew it would fit perfectly with my somewhat quirky, odd personality :)