Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I Let the Cat Out of the Bag

How are all of you on this fine Wednesday? I'm so happy the week is half through already- having a Monday off really does do wonders for the rest of your week. It helps that I'm over my cold too, so I've been in much better spirits. Housework is getting done, lessons for this month of teaching are finished, and I'm feeling rather accomplished for a little while anyway. :)

Look my bag has kitties on it! I've had this bag for ages, I bought it in my hometown thrift store in middle or high school for probably around a dollar. For the longest time though I thought it was quite ridiculous and so I never used it. Silly me! I adore it now. Not only am I in love with cats (the several kitschy kitten posters in my old bedroom would attest to this), but the bag itself is quite functional and the pattern is just so cute! 
ALSO after being obsessed with this darling's blog as of late I decided that loafers were a thing I needed to have. I found these for a few bucks at the thrifter and they are just what I wanted! Little tassles and all :) I may have also picked up a pair of navy basketweave loafers as well...but shhh that's our little secret!

It has been so cold out these past couple of days all I want to do is throw on a few of my favorite cozy pieces-this scarf and cardigan can't be beat on the cozy meter! This scarf was a gift from my mama and I wear it nonstop. It is the perfect color to go with just about everything and I love it. 

Also, yes-I love that I can basically wear this coat as a dress. When the weather is so cold out it never hurts to throw on a belt OVER your coat to hold all of your layers together. The coat doesn't come off when running errands anyway, so why not make it look as fancy as possible? Cute outerwear is essential in the midwest because it's all people see of you for six months (or more) out of the year. If I wore the same bland puffer coat every day for six months I think I would go a bit crazy. Now I'm sounding like a first world problem so I better quit...

I'm doing another science experiment with the kids today-they never tire of watching things fizz/explode and get everywhere. Oh well, whatever keeps them entertained! Those types of things were always my favorite as a kid too. I suppose I still love them except now I'm the one that has to clean them up! haha. 

Have a blessed day friends :)
God Bless, 

Proberbs was kind of blowing my mind this morning. You should probably just read the whole 17th chapter. :) 

A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Scarf- Gift from mama
Dress- Hand me down
Cardigan, Loafers, Bag, Belt- Vintage, thrifted
Coat- Thrifted, Plato's Closet
Tights- Walmart


Bethie The Boo said...

You have a KITTY bag! How much do I love that? It's crazy cute!! I love your coat as well, you are right it practically could be a dress - in a very good way of course! :)

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Great coat. I love it with that gorgeous scarf & those rich tights. You look wonderful.

Megan Butcher said...

These photos turned out beautifully! Love this outfit, especially the cat bag, ya lucky girl! I love the pink/raspberry color combination, too pretty!

<3 Megan

Star White said...

Such a lovely outfit! Love all the cozy layers and the fab colored tights!


Levi (tlnique) said...

Beautiful outfit and the bag is soo cute! n.n

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Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Katie, this coat is beyond gorgeous! You seriously have the best thrifted finds :). I love the cat purse too! I'm super allergic to cats but I love anything cat print. I loved science experiments too, it definitely was my favorite subject. Maybe that's why I work in surgery now hehe!



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Beautifully Pure said...

You look adorable!! I love your jacket and sweater! So cute!! <3

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm not a fan of snow at all but it does make for pretty outfit photos! ;D And can you believe I picked up that heart pendant at a flea market for just $3!? Because I still can't!

Ali Hval said...

Hooray for being done with your week's chores! That must feel awesome.

Speaking of awesome, your coat dress is pretty awesome. That jacket fits you so perfectly, and I love the cinched in waist! Super coat loafers as well. The tassels are a precious little detail. :)

I also must say that I love the backdrop for these photos. The color in the frozen slush is so lovely, especially the warm hay color (haha, I don't know what I'm trying to describe specifically but... I like them so much! :D)

Marisa Noelle said...

Science experiments are always so much fun. One of mine filled up the school hallways with smoke so bad that they had to delay the bell - oh potassium chlorate! Anyhoo - so in love with that kitty bag. Perfectly vintage and pretty as always Katie. I really just always want to raid your closet :-)

xo Marisa

Well... said...

First world problems indeed. Lol we sound so ridiculous don't we? Although I totally agree with your point on puffer coats *shudder*
Loafers are perfect for your style Katie! I love these little tasseled ones. Actually, this whole outfit is just loveable - the mixed shades of pink to maroon are gorgeous! What a pretty outer coat too. Way to class it up with a belt :)

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Keit said...

I want loafers too, been obsessing over them for a looong time :D
Adore your kitty bag. I have purchases I never worn for years, which now look so cool to me, as if I've never known high waist jeans were so rad.
The cardi is lovely!!! And I maybe saying this a thousand time- your hair is amaazing!

Anonymous said...

your accessories make this post! I am so glad you held onto this kitty bag for so long, it's adorable and really adds a fun pop to your outfit. I'm also loving your coat, it's classic and looks nice and warm!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this layered look is so awesome. I love how you styled yourself. And that cat awesome!

Jessi said...

Aw that bag is so cute. Im obsessing over your loafers! How do you always thrift the most perfect things?! And I love the idea of belting your coat, it looks darling and you're right that its essential this time of year so you kind of have to do what you can to make it cute! Oh, and I love the scarf too! You look adorable as always :)

Anna Moore said...

Cannot but agree that the coat and bag are awesome and look good on u! U have a nice style and beautiful smile as i saw in older posts))
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Allison said...

I agree that having a monday off makes a huge difference! And that coat is amazing- it really does wear like a dress!!

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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

oh my gosh, that bag! what a wonderful piece to wear. i am also in love with your loafers. honestly, these are the only kind of shoes in my closet. i seriously can't seem to buy anything else!

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Lily said...

Your bun is so perfect! I love this vintage-chic look. Your sweater is so cute too!

Lily said...

Your bun is so perfect! I love this vintage-chic look. Your sweater is so cute too!

charmeuse said...

like your outfit ;))

dusanabotswana said...

that bag is amazing, i'm glad you pulled it out again!! and those loafers are perfect, such a great color & comfy but feminine looking still. you really seem to have the best thrift stores over there. love this looks w/ the fun tights & all the layers including the cute scarf : ) congrats on getting all your lessons planned already & glad to hear the kids enjoy the science experiments!