Yep. A vintage mink dog pin. Which makes it totally okay.
Pin via Etsy last year
The cat sweater itself is one of the rare new clothing purchases I made when I was still gainfully employed. Animal graphic sweaters bring me to my knees, and I’ve never seen a single one, other than those that fall into the Ugly Sweaters category, in our local thrift stores. I scored this Loft cardi for under $20 during a flash sale. It has pink cats all over it. I would’ve paid more. Because I want critters on my sweaters, dammit.
The Deets: Loft cardi (flash sale); Vintage pants (thrifted);
Dog pin (Etsy); Booties (old); Assorted bracelets; Earrings I’ve had since the 80s
And let’s talk about these vintage pants for a minute. I paid $7 for them; the thrift store was going out of business, or nobody would be caught dead in these pants. You pick. They are a peculiar paisley-ish, and a hello-kinda-bite-me orange. The first time I wore them on the blog, they were boot cut, and the entire outfit was one of the worst I’d ever posted. Heh, which is why there is no back link. I did ask readers if I should alter them, and most said NO! But man, they were tough to work with, because they mostly said BITE ME. They even spent some time in the donate bag. I skinny’d them instead, and now they play nice with my wardrobe.
These skinnies make me happy.
Before I started blogging and reading other style blogs, I would have never worn patterns together, or even these pants. Certainly no pink cats. Sartorially, I was deep inside the box, and it was mostly black. Inspired by bloggers who are much bolder, creative, and original than me, I finally have one paisley-ish leg mostly outside of the box – and I like it.
What is better than one mink dog pin? Le sigh….
Bling. Breathing. Equally important, yes?
So where do you stand on the animal graphic sweater trend? Team Totes Amazeballs, or Team Only 4 Year Old Kids Wear Animals on Their Clothes?
The pink cats are joining the party at Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday – where mature style bloggers share their ageless beauty and original style.