2.22.2009

Cat Lady

I'm currently playing the part of foster mother to a few cuter than cute kittens, which, when you think about it, essentially makes me a cat lady - at least temporarily. I know this is a title that many steer clear of; but I truly don’t mind it. As long as I’m able to dress (and accessorize) the part, that is.

Do you remember when you were growing up and your grandmother would knit you sweater after sweater for just about every imaginable holiday? Sweaters that your parents forced you to wear to school even though the other kids on the bus would laugh and point their fingers at the crazy colors and loose ends? The Paul & Joe Sister Cat Sweater is reminiscent of those gifts from grandma – except for the fact that it is actually adorable, and something that you certainly wouldn’t need to be forced to wear. The cream color is the perfect backdrop to the bow-adorned gray kitty whose big sad eyes just scream for a hug – much like my own tiny charges.

I realize that most wallets nowadays come complete with a change compartment, but they always seem too small to hold more than a few pennies; which is why I am enlisting the help of this Pretty Pet Coin Purse. The kitty face is simply a decal, but her bright red bow is fabric, and comes complete with a realistic red jewel. It’s certainly the perfect accompaniment to the aforementioned sweater, or any outfit that needs a hint of metallic glamour!



Costume jewelry is so much fun – especially when it’s as childlike as this Fancy Cat Necklace. The best part? The muted colors give it a vintage vibe, while the Kid Pirate original illustration provides a sense of irresistible whimsical innocence to the piece.

When I adopted my first cat, Sassy, I was three months shy of eight, and she was a five-week-old ball of fluff who was showered with love, kisses, and attention from the moment she was placed in my arms. I dressed her up in doll clothes – a pink and white pinafore jumper, if I remember correctly – and pushed her in doll carriages. Sassy is still with me today, and this lovely little painting from MiKa Art Blog reminds me of all of the wonderful times we’ve had together. This would be the most darling piece of art to hang in a brightly decorated living room.

Have you ever experienced one of those moments around the dinner table where there is dead silence, and the only thing audible is the sound of utensils hitting porcelain plates? I don’t think that moments like this would even be possible if you had these Jonathan Adler Salt & Pepper Cats sitting front and center on your dining room table. They add such a kitschy, unconventional feeling to dining room tables and kitchens alike that is undeniably purrfect.


Since we're on the topic of cats, I thought I'd toss in Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron for good measure. I haven't read it yet, but I'm a firm believer in the fact that no library or bookstore is complete without a furry friend traipsing up and down the aisles. Plus, I think the kittens would love to hear all about Dewey's book-filled adventures!



Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bob London, Kaboodle, Fred Flare, Etsy, MiKa Art Blog, and Iowa Beautiful for the pictures.
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29 comments

Stupendous Stylista said...

i am in complete agreement, i love those salt and pepper shakers, i think their based off "Le Chat Noir" which i doubt i spelled right, but not sure.

Lobster and swan said...

hello!

well done! you won my give away so I need you to mail me your address : )

hope you are having a good weekend

jess

michelle said...

Cuuute! I want the sweater :3

Brook and Lyn said...

That's so great you are fostering kittens living in NYC! I'm a dog person myself but kittens...who can say no to kitten!

Poshhh said...

awwww the necklace is sooo adorable...
xx

MizzJ said...

Aww Dewey is so cute, I've seen that book in the stores, maybe I should read it if it's that adorable!

Btw, thanks for visiting my blog :)

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

aww beautiful kitties. we're currently trying to "rehome" my kitties, but i still love them. the first illistration is beautiful!

(Encyclo)lydia said...

I am also a self-proclaimed CAT LADY. I wish I had kittens to cuddle with though! My fattycatty Olive is currently nuzzled in between me and my laptop keyboard, which is making this v. v. difficult to type.

Cécile/détour2mode said...

I'mdefinitely a cat lady!! the necklace is splendid!

Cécile/détour2mode said...

I'mdefinitely a cat lady!! the necklace is splendid!

Hanne said...

So many cute kittens, I love them! I'm more of a dog-person myself, but cats are really cute:)

yiqin; said...

I have always been afraid of cats because of their eyes. But they look good in print!

essence said...

Ohhhhh! beautiful kitties! I love the illustration,

x

Sunniva said...

aww so cute! I love that sweater..so adorable xox

Flashes of Style said...

I am in love with this entry! I am such a cat person, like a border-line crazy cat lady. I have that cat sweater :)

tanya said...

I love that salt and pepper shaker!

Check out my blog for your award, my dear :-)

Dooder City said...

I asked my bf if we could become foster parents for kittens or dogs and he said no. We already have one dog. I do love cats but I am totally allergic to them!

Dooder City said...

About NYC, I always tell my friends that move out of here, "NYC will always be here!" It welcomes you whenever.

Couture Carrie said...

This is the cutest post EVER! Love the illustrations :)

xoxox,
CC

Kira Fashion said...

I am so a cat lady! I love them so much!!!

Girl next blog said...

Too lovely!
The last cat looks like mine :)

xx

Gabbi said...

Sassy sounds adorable!

I really want that coin purse now :) it looks a bit like my cat George (minus the red bow).

My grandmother never made me a sweater but I had some knitted socks that were spotted under my jeans once when I was in school and I never heard the end of it... :)

Gabbi said...

Sassy sounds adorable!

I really want that coin purse now :) it looks a bit like my cat George (minus the red bow).

My grandmother never made me a sweater but I had some knitted socks that were spotted under my jeans once when I was in school and I never heard the end of it... :)

Behind the Seams said...

lovely blog =)

The Pink Tutu said...

Aww I love kitties. I miss mine at my parent's house so much!!

hmstrjam said...

love the kitty themed art! if you ever need any cat illustrations you can count on me! i love that dewey!

Jasmina said...

Cats are so cute ^___^ loove that cat sweater :>>>

Little Bow Prep said...

That last pic is adorable.

Diana said...

i am reading the dewey book right now. i am not an animal person at all, and by the first two chapters i was crying my eyes out.

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