I decided to try something a little different and channel my inner Black Lady (aka the villain version of Chibiusa in Sailor Moon, which every moonie loves to cosplay at one point or another.) I’ve found over the years that it’s really important to step out of your comfort zone, so I figured I should apply the same advice to my styling. The pale pink wig juxtaposes well against my new black ribbon choker and dark (I mean DARK) lips. I’ve been interested in dipping my toes into pastel goth, so I foresee more black lipstick looks in my future.
You guys, I had such a blast on my previous shoot with Stephanie Stein that her and I decided to collaborate again. We’d both heard incredible things about the atmosphere at Grand Bohemian Hotel, a boutique hotel that was recently named one of the best new hotels in Charleston by Travel + Leisure, so we thought we’d stop by for a few fancy cocktails and a couple of photos. Y’all wanna talk about bougey, this place had it ALL: a cozy rooftop bar with quirky seating, mirrored elevators with purple lights, crystal chandeliers; Stephanie even took a selfie in the bathroom mirror because the decor was that perfect. Read More
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At this point, it’s pretty obvious that my style errs on the vintage side, likely due to the resurgence of period TV series like That 70s Show, Mad Men, and newcomer Stranger Things (still in my queue, by the way!) I received this floral print off-shoulder dress in from ASOS, and like clockwork my mom immediately began reminiscing about how she used to wear dresses like this one when she was a teenager. She started to get a little wistful and my eyes started to glaze over, so I calmly backed away until I was safely out of her line of sight. (Kidding, of course; I live for old stories. Not saying my mom is old…this isn’t going well.)
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I am SO EXCITED to share this outfit post with all of you! I took a lot of time to reflect on the blog this past year when I was at the peak of my depression, and I pondered what I could do to improve the site’s overall look and feel in correlation with my ideas. After a lot of reflection, I realized that Cats in My Closet is honestly lacking quality photography, which is vital as a fashion blogger: we live in the age of competition, where everybody and their mother (literally, mom blogs everywhere) has a website, so photos are a strong indicator of the type of content readers can expect to see on your blog. We’re talking a window of mere seconds before someone either says “Oh my gawd, this girl looks like the anime ingenue of my dreams” or “Ugh, pink wig, NEXT.” Needless to say, photos are pretty important.
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I’ve made it my mission to put more effort into my photos. Having a lot of time to myself these past six months since my major break-up (I can’t believe it’s been that long!), I rekindled a variety of my interests–most notably, my love of photography. I’m notorious for going on these Pinterest “sprees” where I fill my boards with beautiful editorial shots and eccentric-but-cute Tokyo street style looks–because let’s be real, there’s no fashion like Japanese fashion–but as much as I like curating my own space where I can cite inspiration for my next creative project, I realized that I wasn’t contributing my own work as much as I’d like to due to time constraints and not having my camera accessible at all times.
My boyfriend and I elected to split up recently. He was the first person I ever really loved who truly reciprocated my affections, and I don’t regret the time we’ve spent together. Jordan represented my first real adult relationship, and I’ve not only learned a lot about relationships but about myself over these past six years.
I’m a little tardy to the party, but whoa, I am enamored with THE WHITEPEPPER‘s latest summer editorial. THE WHITEPEPPER is one of my favorite London brands; they are most known for utilizing eye-catching novelty prints (obsessing over that firecracker popsicle print above) with a touch of vintage flair and an emphasis on street style appeal. The brand also takes a firm stance against the mistreatment of animals, which suits a cat lady like myself just fine.
Summer is FINALLY here, you guys! I’ve experienced so many drastic changes during 2015 that the summer season is the one thing in my life that never disappoints. I’m working at a much more flexible job these days, so I’m going to take advantage of trips to the beach, check out the latest restaurants opening around town (I hear we’re actually getting an authentic Mexican restaurant on the peninsula, so that’s exciting), gorge myself on Jeni’s ice cream until I vomit, and go for bike rides around town on days when I don’t feel like the world is melting outside.