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Spring Fever Fashion: Anthropologie Dresses and Sandals From Nordstrom

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Spring fever, I haz it!

Spring fever, I haz it!

Would you feel my forehead please? I think I’m running a fever…a spring fever. :)

It’s supposed to rain here tomorrow and, yeah, I’m happy about it because we need the water, but the sunny, warm weather we’ve been having has been such a treat.

If there were a doohickey I could press or a gizmo I could use to fast forward through the rest of winter, I wouldn’t mind that at all. Nope. Is there an app for that?

So over you, winter

Dear winter: I’m so over you.

Earlier this afternoon after my hair modeling experience, I swung by the mall (and the MAC counter) in Corte Madera and walked around for a couple minutes enjoying the sun.

When it starts raining tomorrow (if it starts raining tomorrow), I have to remember that spring is right around the corner.

Perfect time to think “spring wardrobe updates.”

That’s what I told myself when I went into Anthropolgie to look at dresses and Nordstrom to see shoes!

The embroidered flowers on this Gathered Vines Tunic by Tiny at Anthro totally reminded me of the spring blossoms I hope to start seeing soon.

I liked this dress. A lot. It was comfy…but I felt a little like I was wearing a table runner from Pier One.

Speaking of comfy, not only did this HD in Paris Cabernet Dress feel as good as a broken-in t-shirt, but it was also ON SALE! Marked down to $69.95 from $118.

I didn’t get it, though. I was just window/dressing room shopping, but I leave the option open to change my mind and go back later this week.

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Outfit of the Day: The Halogen Katrina Booties in Action With a Cat Lady Approved Black and Gold Anthropologie Panthere Dress

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Halogen Katrina Booties

The Halogen Katrina Booties in action!

FYI, your nephew may be a world-renowned international kitty supermodel, but when it comes to coaching kitty (and human) models, he’s not exactly Miss J.

I took my new Halogen Katrina Booties out for a spin this afternoon, and when I asked Tabs for a few quick modeling pointers, he wasn’t much help.

Anthropologie Panthere Dress with Halogen Katrina Booties

ME: What do I do with my hands, Tabs!? I never know what to do with my hands. Should I put them in my pockets like this, or have them down at my sides, or grab my lapels like it’s a Benetton commercial? I don’t know! HELP!

TABS: Mrrrow…

ME: What? Could you be a little more specific?

TABS: Meeeowwww. Pffft-pfft!

ME: Um, OK.

I got the feeling he was holding back. I don’t know. Maybe he didn’t want to reveal his modeling secrets or just saw me as a complete waste of his time.

Anyway, it being Friday and all, today I went with a “cat lady on the cusp of the weekend” theme for my outfit. :)

I paired a black and gold Panthere Dress from Anthropologie with an ancient denim jacket from the Gap that I’ve had for a zillion years.

Hmm… Maybe I should call the jacket “vintage” instead of “ancient.” Sounds more dignified.

Whatev, it’s hella old, but it still fits, so why not?

Anthropologie Panthere Dress, Gap Denim Jacket and Lucky Brand Necklace

To complete the outfit, I added the Katrina Booties, a turquoise and gold necklace by Lucky and a gold bracelet (sorry, I can’t remember the designer).

This cat lady dress is one of my favorite things in my closet now. It’s very poofy at the waist, which I like, because it’s kind of whimsical, but you could pair it with a fitted jacket with a slimmer silhouette to make it look more streamlined/to counteract the poofy-ness.

Anthropologie Panthere Dress, Gap Denim Jacket and Lucky Brand Necklace

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It’s a Fiesta of Feline Fall Fashion, AKA a Cat Lady Clothing Bonanza, at Anthropologie

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Peter Som for Anthropologie Cat Dress

Wearing a new hairdo and cat lady clothing

We’re lucky we live in 2013, babe. It’s a purr-fect time to be a cat lady, purr-ticularly as it purr-tains to fall fashion.

Fur serious! blinking tabby

I feel like feline fashion has been all over the place lately (hello, tabby cat tee and sweater). Cat-themed clothes are having a major moment.

Of course, you know I’m lovin’ it.

Today after my haircut I stopped by the Anthropologie store at the mall to investigate (read: try on) the latest in fall feline fashion…

Cats are HUGE at Anthropologie right now, and a lot of the stuff is pretty darned cute.

Peter Som for Anthropologie Cat Dress ($198)

Peter Som for Anthropologie Cat Dress

Love this dress!

The best thing about this Peter Som for Anthropologie Dress isn’t the colorful print, or how it could pass for floral from far away (like an optical illusion), or how it miraculously makes waistlines look a little thinner (although that’s fabulous, I gotta admit).


It has pockets. And they’re roomy, too. So convenient for carrying lipglosses and/or cat treats.

Peter Som for Anthropologie Cat Dress

A closeup of the print

I wasn’t able to find it online…so you might want to check your nearby Anthropologie store for availability.

Tabitha Petite Leopardeau Jacket ($148)

Tabitha Petite Leopardeau Jacket

Spotted: one cat lady

What a fun, flexible piece! You could wear the Tabitha Petite Leopardeau Jacket ($148) loose, by keeping the drawstrings at the waist undrawn, or cinch them in for a more fitted look like I’m wearing in these pics.

Tabitha Petite Leopardeau Jacket

I’m still kicking myself for not bringing this home…

I bet the khaki, black and tan would go well with tons of different shoes, boots and purses.

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A Fabulous Fall Wardrobe Update for the Price o’ Lunch! The $13 H&M V-Neck Jersey Top

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H&M V-Neck Jersey Top

Awesome fall fashion find: the $12.95 H&M V-Neck Jersey Top

H&M is totally my jam right now.

There’s a store at the Northgate Mall about 10 minutes from here, which I guess is both a blessing and a curse, haha!

Sometimes I’ll walk in there, and the sudden barrage of stimulation — the loud music, the excess of cheesy faux fur, the wall-to-wall racks all jam-packed — is too just too much for me, and I’ll walk right out. But other times, I’ll walk in and it’s like the budget fashion heavens have opened up, and it’s raining cute clothes. :)

That’s what happened when I came across this V-Neck Jersey Top.

H&M  V-Neck Jersey Top

Imitation Leather Pants by H&M ($34, currently available in stores and online), Necklace by Kate Spade (no longer available), pearl studs and blue spiked bracelet by designers I can no longer remember, unfortunately; lipstick is MAC Relentlessly Red Retro Matte

First off, it’s only $12.95, which DUUUUUUUDE, is about the same amount as a soup/salad combo with a large iced tea.

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately, Beauty and Otherwise

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9 Things Beauty and Otherwise, That I've Been Loving Lately.

I heart all five of these bad boys!

1. Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray ($23)

Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray

Have you ever had coconut Lifesavers before? I don’t know if they still are, but they used to be in the Tropical fruit packs.

Dang, I sure loved those things…

I’d always eat the other flavors first and save the coconuts for last, and then devour them all one after another like Cookie Monster eats Chips Ahoys! until I reached a state of sugar-fueled ecstasy.

I haven’t had one in years, which makes me a little sad because I looked them up online today, and apparently the Tropical Lifesavers are going the way of the dinosaurs… (*tears*)

Oh, well. At least I’ll still have Ouidad’s new Wave Create Sea Spray. Stuff smells EXACTLY like coconut-flavored Tropical Lifesavers.

And it’s not just the scent I like. When I spray it on my wavy hair while it’s wet and let my hair air dry, I get perfectly tousled tresses, well-defined waves and lots of great volume — a little messy, but not too messy, which I like. None of that annoying crunchy business, either, you sometimes get with other beach wave sprays, blech! And my hair still looks pretty good on the second day.

Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray

What it contains

Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray

Crazy smile and Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray in my hair…

The 6.4-ounce bottle sells for $23 at Ulta stores and

2. Lollia At Last White Petals & Rice Flower Handcreme ($25 for a 4-ounce tube)

This has been my favorite hand cream for a while because of the majorly moisturizing shea butter formula and the powdery rice flower, mimosa and magnolia scent.

I love the refreshing fragrance, so I like that it lingers throughout the day, and because the cream absorbs quickly into my skin, my fingers don’t feel slimy or greasy…so I can keep typing away at Tabs’ memoirs without skipping a beat. :)

I keep the big, cheerful 4-ounce tube at my desk right where I’m bound to see it, and it can remind me to moisturize during the day.

It’s available now at Neiman Marcus and

There’s also a smaller 0.33-ounce tiny tube for $7.50.

3. Mr. Bob Harris

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