{Outfit Post} Cat Scratch Fever

Sunday, January 6, 2013

It's winter in Los Angeles, meaning the temperature can range between 40-70 degrees. It's a stark contrast to the winters I witnessed in Chicago. Sometimes I long for the snow, but then I remember what it feels like to have your lungs ice over. I do miss the act of accessorizing during those chilly months; scarves, beanies, mittens, they all make me feel so cozy. If I tried any of those combos in LA I would immediately begin to sweat. Thus, I have learned to tailor my accessorizing to my climate. For example, today it was 50 degrees and I went with a pair of thin tights, a sheer scarf, faux fur leg warmers and a big floppy hat.

The theme of this feline look began with my DIY graphic cat tee. I painted it the other night and I have been dying to wear it. I then began to adorn myself in cat inspired trimmings. These faux fur leg warmers are one of my newest additions and I have been anxiously waiting to style them for you as well!
Total Outfit Cost: $50.48
Estimated Retail:$156.94

{cat tee}
DIY Tutorial Here
{skirt}
brand: Gap
purchase price: $5.49
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $49.95


{leopard scarf}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $4.00
purchased from: Plato's Closet
estimated retail: unknown

{floppy hat}
brand: World Market
purchase price: $11.00
purchased from: Cost Plus World Market
estimated retail:$24.99




{tiger ring}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: unknown

{faux fur leg warmers}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $8.00
purchased from: Marshalls
estimated retail: unknown

{platform heels}
brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $16.00
purchased from: Susie's Deals
estimated retail: $32.00



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19 comments :

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Can't wait for the DIY!! Love this PURRRRRFECT look for a cool day!

Unknown said...

i cant wait for the tutorial because i LOVE that tee!!!!
brooke @ what2wear

Cotton said...

This is adorable!! I am excited for the tutorial!

Stopping by from the GCF Collective!

Mary Beth said...

I love to try to put together cute thrift store finds, but I'm just getting started...and I'm not always successful! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I'm stopping over from the GFC blog hop.


Happy New Year!
Mary Beth

KT said...

The Kitty tee is super cute!

Cody Doll said...

This is too cute. I love that. I know how you feel about the weather change. Today was about 75s but the other day was 50s. I think I would rather have low 40s all the time. Maybe. I don't know, I like my warm weather.

Cody
solemnsound.blogspot.com

t said...

Fun shirt!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love that tee, and the ring!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

I want your faux fur legwarmers! And I love how you shirt came out, so cute!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Jersey Blogess said...

such cute outfit - love your boots :)

Unknown said...

Those shoes and the legwarmers are amazing. Love the way you really played up a cat theme. It's totally rockstar worthy!

Happy Monday!

-Clare
Understated Classics

Elizabeth said...

Your outfit is absolutely adorable. Your faux fur legwarmers go perfectly with those heels. Awesome job finding those deals!
Liz
http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Blog hopping - love the cat themed outfit on you.

Rachel The Hat said...

looking fabulous! i love a lady in a good hat! you wear it sooo well! xx

Danielle said...

I want to go thrifting with you. You're pretty much the queen of thrifting (as far as I'm concerned.) You make everything look so effortless!

-Danielle

Alisa Marie said...

What!? I'm obsessed with that cat shirt! I can't believe you made it yourself! Can't wait to see the DIY!

http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Adorable ring! Haha and I've actually had cat scratch fever - not enjoyable lol!!

I live in LA too but been here my whole life so I freeze every winter. I actually wnt to Chiacgo after Thanksgiving and I was freeeeezing but people were saying it was a heatwave since it was in the 60s.

Life according to Lenetta said...

Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-1.html

Chioma said...

love this look and those shoes :)

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style