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

Oh! And it has pockets, which add to its awesomeness. More room for cat treats, what-what!

As far as the Katrina Booties, I’m really happy with them so far. The heels are four inches, but the shoes aren’t wobbly at all. For a pair of heels this high, they’re actually pretty stable and sturdy.

I’m always looking for ways and tricks to look taller (I’m only 5’1″), and I like how the slit in the front of the shoe seems to elongate my legs when I wear these with a dress. (I know that the slit kind of also makes my feet look like they’re about to pop right out, but they stay in there).


Anthropologie Panthere Dress with Halogen Katrina Booties

Since these are quite high, I wouldn’t go spending a day trekking around a museum or anything in them, but they’re still pretty comfortable — you know, for heels. I just might pick up another pair in nude.

Highly recommended. 🙂 Try them on if you happen to find yourself near a Nordstrom.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Mary says:

    Love love love it all!!!!!

  2. Deanna says:

    I’m so jealous that you can wear these clothes outdoors right now without freezing! I’m still wearing snow boots! This is such a cute outfit, and don’t you love clothes that last forever? I have a few pieces like that myself. 🙂

  3. hanna says:

    You look fantastic!
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  4. Chelsea says:

    OMG, that dress! I’m also jealous of the way your weather looks! Single digit and lower temps here, BRR.

  5. fancie says:

    Love the fit! The necklace and makeup really set everything off!
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  6. Sylirael says:

    I was just thinking about denim jackets the other day, and wondering whether I could pull one off in 2014 🙂 You’re inspirational, Karen!
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  7. Amazing shoes – if I had them I’d wear them every single day of the year :o) Xx

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  8. Kwmechelle says:

    *drool* Those shoes! The entire ensemble is lovely!

  9. Mishel says:

    Wow Karen u look great!!

  10. Kim says:

    The shoes look great (and yes, I know you know the balls of my feet are screaming just looking at them). I totally laughed at your Benetton commercial comment. So true!! And I love the vintage jean jacket – it’s adorable with that dress. 🙂

  11. Cindy says:

    Pairing those booties with that dress is a fantastic idea!! I just wrote a post about booties and you are def rocking these!!


  12. Debbie says:

    Hey, just wondering: would you be willing to sell the Anthropologie dress? I totally understand if you don’t want to part from it. I thought it was worth asking though. Thanks!

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