January 13, 2011

meow meow

Arc de Triomf, Barcelona
gold link necklace - vintage, great-grandmother's / buffalo Larch bag - custom, valhallabrooklyn via etsy / cat print blouse - Zara / leather belt - vintage, thrifted / shorts - H&M / tights - H&M / canvas flats - UO

I'm afraid I have to keep this short and sweet, as I've got to get some sleep - tomorrow Chris and I are going on a little day-trip and we'll have to actually get up early! It's incredible how easy it was to get used to this whole not-working thing.

Fortunately for brevity's sake, almost none of our pictures turned out today, despite my overwhelming enthusiasm for this new blouse from Zara. I'd been a big fan of the miu miu-inspired cat prints that have been popping up all over during the last few months, so when I saw this sheer number on eat.sleep.wear the other day, I'd looked it up online (and it was even on sale!), put on my coat, and headed out the door before poor Chris even knew what was happening. I went to the four closest Zaras (all within a mile - this is Spain, after all), including the biggest one I have ever seen in my life, and emerged victorious.

For the meow-meow shirt's first outing, I wanted to keep the color palette and accessories pretty minimal and let the print really do the work. I'm not usually very big on buttoning my shirts all the way to the top (something about being strangled), but I really loved the combination of the prim buttoned collar with a seriously red lip.


Cecilia Oviedo said...

How cute! Those Miu miu cats captured my heart they are lovely, love the olive tights, I would've never thought of wearing them but I love the outfit you created.
Just discovered your site and loved it! Consider me a new follower :P


emily said...

Thanks Cecilia - olive is one of my perennial favorite colors, and now I'm searching for something lavender to pair them with, a la Tania.

So glad you like my blog :)

sartoriography said...

WAH! That's an exclamation of envy and awe and general nerd-style excitement. I absolutely love this outfit and how gorgeous you look, standing in such a beautiful city. Everything about this outfit is perfect- hair, lip color, shorts, tights, and (duh!) shorts. Seriously, love it. Love it, love it, love it!

emily said...

Thanks Emily! I can tell I am going to have to find myself another pair of winter-weight shorts soon, these have been so much fun to style up that I have to ration how often I wear them!

jentine said...

Maybe all the pictures didn't work out but the ones you posted look fantastic. I'm just getting into the whole shorts and tights thing (so behind!) and this looks great!

emily said...

Thanks - I have a theory that there's an inverse relationship between the number of pictures I take on a given day and the number of pictures I'll end up happy with. Any time we take more than twenty photos, it's pretty much guaranteed I will wind up making some weird stink-face in all of them.

I feel like a late convert to shorts+tights too, and now I can't believe I held out for so long. It's like wearing the most ridiculous micro-mini ever (leg city, ahoy!), without the constant fear of bum-flashing :)

Courtney H. said...

I love this outfit! You look great in it.

emily said...

Thanks Courtney!

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