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Thursday, March 17

I Got Some Troubles But They Won't Last, Or Happy St. Catrick's Day

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

I have Christina (of Down and Out Chic) to thank for this post, which ultimately led to the discovery of this dress. I've been on the hunt for the perfect quirky vintage dress with a cat print for ages and ages. When this little number popped up in the Old Age Vintage shop, my heart skipped a beat.

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011


When it arrived on my doorstep this afternoon, I knew it would be the perfect piece for today--I wouldn't have to sacrifice my ensemble for the sake of the holiday. Good thing, too, considering I work right smack in the middle of so so many bars and restaurants, and boy do Decatur-ites know how to celebrate!

To be extra festive, we were handing out these silly glasses with purchase. A perfect accessory for the beer gourmand or the festival frequenter.

March 17, 2011

Outfit details:
Vintage dress from oldage on Etsy (similar here)
Anthropologie Looping Lanes belt (similar styles: here, here, and here)
Anthropologie Maiden's Braid Cardigan (similar styles: here and here)
J. Crew Trouser Socks
Alex and Ani assorted bangles
J. Crew Timex Traveler watch 

All silliness aside, I hit a major bump in my day immediately after snapping these photos. My brain must be turned off, because I took a mental shortcut and got my camera remote and my car key confused. Okay, maybe I'll give myself some slack. They are both small black objects. I guess.

And then I managed to lock my keys, camera, lunch, and house keys in the trunk of the car. Much to my chagrin, the outfit I was so excited about earlier quickly become embarrassing as I walked to the neighbor's to use their telephone. 

I managed to get over the paranoia that the neighbors thought I was "that weird girl who likes cats" from next door. Though it did take some time and a bubble tea to smooth over.

So all in all, it ended up being a Happy St. Catrick's Day. How was yours?


  1. Adorable! I love to wear oxfords with dresses too!

  2. Ack!! I love it- I need it...gotta hunt for a crazy cat dress too...

    Love the mint and yellow socks...!

  3. Wow, that dress is amazing...that's one reason I love vintage so unique and quirky at times!

    I wanted to ask your advice. I've only recently gotten more into vintage and was wondering what your advice is on vintage smells (musty kind of goodwill odors). What do you do to eliminate them? I generally like to see clothes in person so I can avoid it, but it's hard ordering from Ebay and Etsy. Any advice (dry cleaning?)?

  4. Love it ! Perfect for the occasion. Plus, I love love love those shoes. Seriously, I could sleep in them.

  5. Anon: I actually felt the exact same way, but I think I just care less now... Most thrifted items I wash in hot water and dry it on high to kill any germs/smells (depending on the material, of course). Vintage that I buy from eBay/Etsy I've had very good luck with. Many reputable vintage sellers make sure to clean their products with gentle soaps or disclose any weird stains/smells.

    For more gentle pieces, I've heard you should handwash with a gentle detergent (I like Woolite) in the bathtub. Hope this helps!

  6. there is nothing i wouldn't do for this dress

  7. LOVE your crazy cat lady dress! It's adorable! I would wear that whole outfit in a heartbeat!

  8. U look adorable, love love love that dress...=D xx Mary

  9. i'm kind of obsessed with cats so i also LOVE that dress! :) cute look!


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