This outfit is inspired by my late (and most beloved) cat, DC. The orange skirt is for the color of his fur, the striped shirt for his tabby stripes, and the green sweater and brooch for the color of his favorite napping chair. He was my best friend for 17 years, and even though it's been about 8 years since he's been gone, thinking about him still makes me all teary-eyed. He was a really strange, really awesome, really loveable little guy. I miss him.
striped shirt: thrifted
orange skirt: ebay
green sweater: target
detachable collar: handmade (using this pattern from honestlyWTF)
cat shoes: delias
cat brooches: STOIC + PARIAH handmade
When I think of cats, I think of being carefree. You don't see cats stressing about anything, right? Except maybe when their food bowl's empty, haha. Sometimes I have to take a cue from our feline friends, and remember to chill out. I tend to get stressed out and anxious about everyday sorts of things, and, sometimes I have to think: would this situation stress out a cat? If the answer is no (and it usually is) then I try to see my day from the cat's perspective, and suddenly, everything is A-OK.
Okay, guys. This collar. I found the pattern for it here, on honestlywtf.com. They have a PDF pattern you can print out for the felt shapes, it's perfect! I made a few changes to mine, though. Instead of punching holes in the scalloped edges, I sewed on little beads, and I added some contrasting green stitching around the edges for some extra cuteness. I also opted for a chain backing instead of ribbon. I just like the way it hangs better. Also, I thought it would be fun to wear my brooches on my collar like merit badges on a girl scout sash. I think I might start doing this on the regular!
My daily fancy is this detachable peter pan collar, which is so cute, and the perfect way to make my cat brooches really stand out. I'm super excited to be a part of the #DailyFancies community. You can read more #DailyFancies from other cat lovers on Fancy Feast’s new Tumblr -- follow it here: www.dailyfancies.tumblr.com
Have a lovely day!