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Denim Shirts And Midi Skirts


Cynthia:  I seriously can’t believe it – all of my favorite styles are on trend right now!

Denim Shirts.
Denim Jackets.
Denim Skirts.
Midi/Knee-Length Skirts.
Flare Jeans.

Ballet Flats.
High Waisted Pants.

Cynthia’s eyes bug out.

Cynthia:  Gasp! It’s like – the fashionista set raided my closet and declared me – “in style’.

Cynthia (wide-eyed):  Do you think?

Marcy (scoffing):  No.

Cynthia smiles happily.

Cynthia (bashfully): I’ve never really been “in style” before.

Marcy:  Just promise me and Freddy that when it all goes back out of style, you’ll finally relinquish the flared jeans, gaucho pants, and headbands.

Cynthia:  Why?

Marcy shudders as she remembers Cynthia obliviously leaving the house in bell bottomed jeans and a Hilary headband when the rest of the world was wearing skinny crops.

Marcy:  Because when those items are out of style, they are OUT. OF. STYLE.

(buying via the affiliate links may result in Marcy getting more treats)


                              Anthropologie Lauralee Chambray Shirt by Cloth & Stone

                                         ModCloth Essential Elegance Skirt

                                  Miss Albright sandals, similar here and here




Knee-Length Skirts Are Back, Baby!

Make a Point of it Skirt by ModCloth


(buying via the affiliate links may result in Marcy getting more treats)

Cynthia:  They’re baaaaaaack!

Marcy:  What’s back?

Cynthia:  Knee-length spring skirts. I thought we’d be wrestling with mid-thigh skirts forever. My knees were getting so embarrassed.

Marcy (shuddering at the thought of Cynthia’s knees):  You think your knees were embarrassed, how about your cat?

Cynthia:  Well, you and my knees can rejoice because knee-length skirts is where it’s at. The beige chevron striped skirt I am wearing here is from ModCloth.



Cynthia:  It’s a cotton/linen blend. It sits at the waist and has pockets. It has a tendency to wrinkle (you know, linen) but not so much that I am put off by it. It’s super comfy, goes with everything and… it’s on sale for $34.99! Yeah, baby!

Cynthia performs a groovy skirt/sale disco dance while yelling “woot woot.”  Much to Marcy’s disgust.



Cynthia (still grooving):  Knee-length a-line skirts are always twirl-worthy and have a cool feminine 70’s vibe.

Marcy:  If you start singing Andy Gibb songs I’m leaving.

Cynthia stops suddenly. She takes a deep breath. She looks at Marcy with a sappy smile.

And then…

She scoops up Marcy.

Cynthia (singing an Andy Gibb song):  “I just want to be your everything…”

Marcy leaps off of Cynthia in a hissy fit and hides in the closet. She plans to stay there until Cynthia’s disco fever has ended.

Cynthia (calling after her):  Fine, Marcy. I don’t need to disco dance when there are knee-length spring skirts to buy!

Woot woot!

Okay, Awesome Readers, join me after the jump break for some shameless shopping for the best knee-length skirts this spring!

Marcy hisses.


                                        Skirt, Make a Point of it Skirt by ModCloth

                   Jacket, Anthropologie Inner Art Denim Jacket (similar here and here)

                          Blouse, Anthropologie Estrie Henley (similar here and here)

                                    Sandals, Anthropologie Miss Albright (similar here)


Six more super spectacular spring skirts!

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Posing As The Pink Panther


Cynthia is rushing around frantically in high heels and a pencil skirt.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Wake up! Let’s go!

Marcy:  Go where? I’m happy here.

Cynthia:  C’mon, Marcy! We’ve got to get an outfit photo in before the sun goes down.

Cynthia hysterically lunges for her camera and almost twists an ankle.

Marcy:  You look like a crazed chicken wobbling around on stilts. And why are you dressed like a secretary?

Cynthia grabs the side of a table to steady herself which in turn causes a stack of loose papers to fly through the air.

Cynthia:  This is my Emily Mortimer Pink Panther inspired outfit here.

Cynthia:  A pink Anthropologie shirt, my pencil skirt from Pink Martini, and pair of cute Jeffrey Campbell heels.  


Cynthia:  It’s perfect? Perhaps?

Marcy (drolly):  Positively.

Cynthia:  I’m trying to get in all of the blogger poses so that someday I will be considered a true fashion blogger. Maybe even … a fashionista.

Marcy:  Dreaming dangerously, eh?

Cynthia:  Here’s a requisite blogger side view.



Cynthia:  And here’s the famous blogger sloucher pose.



Cynthia trips over her toes and lands splat in the middle of the street.

Cynthia:  Oh well, I guess we’ll have to get a photo of me shyly looking down at my kneecap another time.

Marcy:  Some fashionista. Those heels are only 2 inches high.

Cynthia:  I’m working on it, Marcy. You know, a little more encouragement from you would be nice.

Cynthia stoically brushes off asphalt from her arms and legs

Marcy:  Don’t quit your day job.

Cynthia:  Hmpf.

Marcy:  And please get out of the middle of the street.

Cynthia manages to jump out of the way of a speeding car with a texting driver behind the wheel. She lands face first in the bougainvillea.


Jeffrey Campbell Hazelnut Haute Heel

Pink Martini Skirt in Navy and also in Burgundy

Anthropologie Estrie Henley (similar here and a really cute option here)



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Backwards Cardigans

Cardigan: Old Navy (old)
sim in brown here and in many
different colors here

Marcy:  Your sweater is on backwards.

Cynthia:  Yes. It’s that way on purpose.

Marcy:  A porpoise told you to do that?

Cynthia:  No.

Marcy:  I don’t trust porpoises. They’re shifty.

Cynthia:  No, Marcy. A porpoise had nothing to do with this. I’ve seen so many girls in Los Angeles wear their cardis backwards lately, that I thought I’d give it a try.



Marcy:  See! What’d I tell you?  They’re shifty! Those stupid porpoises got a whole city of women to shift their cardis.

Cynthia:  It had nothing to do with porpoises!  I have to say… I love this look. It has a 1950’s vibe to it. Plus, I feel somewhat… mischievous! Here are my favorite backward cardi outfits!


Krystal from This Time Tomorrow


Jen from Jen Loves Kev


Cynthia:  So what do you think, Marcy?  Isn’t it a sassy, quirky, stylish, sexy, unexpected look! Except …

Cynthia starts to frantically scratch at her neckline.

Cynthia (clawing at her neck):  I need to cut out the tags if I’m going to wear this backwards cardi longer than 5 minutes. Grrr.. will you please help me unbutton this thing… Marcy? Help! I can’t get out of my cardigan. I can’t reach the buttons!! Aaaaarggghhhh… Marcy!

Marcy:  Do I look like I have thumbs?

Cynthia:  Aaaaaargghhhhhh…

Marcy:  So I think we all know the moral of this story.

Marcy calmly swishes her tail as Cynthia hysterically tries to get out of her cardi.

Marcy:  Never trust a porpoise.



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In Love With Lavendel

Lavendel Dress By Corey Lynn Calter 

Cynthia is anguished.

Cynthia:  Why oh why do I love a dress that looks like something a six year old would wear as well as breaks all of my fashion rules?

Marcy:  Yeah right. You have fashion rules? What are they? Wear the most stupid thing possible at all times?

Cynthia:  These are my rules.

  • Rule One:  Do not wear anything strapless. It’s uncomfortable. It has a ‘fall down worry factor’ of seven. It has a ‘constantly pulling it up factor’ of ten.
  • Rule Two:  Do not buy anything expensive that you aren’t able to wear every single day for the next ten years.
  • Rule Three:  Do not buy anything expensive that you aren’t able to wear every single day for the next ten years.

Marcy:  You said that twice.

Cynthia:  Yes.

  • Rule Four: Do not buy things you can’t afford.
  • Rule Five:  Do not buy anything you can’t wear at least every. single. day. For the next ten years.

Marcy:  Those are just parts of the same rule.

Cynthia:  Yes. Because we still have no idea why on earth I am obsessed with an impractical dress that is strapless, costs too much, has polka dots, and looks like My Little Pony threw up on it.

Marcy:  Oh I don’t like her.

Lavendel Dress by Corey Lynn Calter

Cynthia:  I love this dress. I can’t stop looking at it. I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t stop stalking the Anthropologie website hoping that it will go on super sale. What is wrong with me?

Marcy:  Obv you’re in love.

Cynthia:  So why can’t I fall in love with a sensible pair of pants?

Marcy:  You’re human. You human girls always fall in love with the bad boy. Or in this case, the boy band who think they are bad but are really just cotton candy and bubble gum.



The Cat’s On The Bag

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles – Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Cynthia:  Anthropologie has had enormous success with their animal print bags lately. The brilliant Bunny bag, the fun French Bulldog bag, and most recently, the foxy Fox Bag.

Marcy:  Where’s the cat carryall?

Cynthia:  I was wondering the exact same thing!

Marcy:  Anthropologie needs to step it up.

Cynthia:  Too late. I took matters into my own hands and found this cat bag from FluffyCo on Amazon.


Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles – Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  I know! It’s better than the Anthro bags!

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles – Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  Organic cotton. Made In The USA. Much cheaper. Super cute. Score!

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles – Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  What?

Marcy (outraged):  You got a Penelope bag? Really, Cindy? Really?

Cynthia:  Aw… no… it’s just … it’s just a … a… a cute cat bag! Sigh. Why does everything have to get so political around here all the time?

Marcy (pouting):  Nobody loves me anymore. It’s all about cute Penelope Kitten.

Marcy stalks off to hide under the couch.

Cynthia:  C’mon Marcy. That’s not true.


Cynthia:  Hey! I know! We’ll make our own Marcy Very Much tote bags.

Marcy (poking her head out hopefully):  Oh yeah?

Cynthia:  Yeah! Why not?

Marcy:  Can I design it?

Cynthia:  Of course.

Marcy runs around in circles she’s so excited.

Marcy:  I want my logo, my paw print, scratch marks with red artistic blood stains on one side, and an Andy Warhol Campbell Soup style Friskies can on the other side. It’s going to be so cool. We’ll be bigger than Louis Vuitton and Chanel!

*Don’t know about the blood stains, but we will have a Marcy bag soon! 

UPDATE:  We’ve got our own Marcy Very Much bags and pouches! See below and click here for our shop with lots of other cat merch for humans!

Update: Looks like the Cat Noir Bag has sold out! So happy that a wonderful reader got the last one. I will update the link when it comes back in stock. In the meantime, the cat is also on a Tshirt by the same company. Right here.




Pink, White, And Blue: My eShakti Review

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Cynthia in the Colorblock Stripe Poplin Skirt from eShakti

Cynthia:  Marcy! eShakti asked me to review one of their skirts for our blog. Isn’t that awesome?

Marcy (grumpily):  Hmpf. Could be dangerous.

Cynthia (surprised):  What? Why?

Marcy:  What if you don’t like it? What if it doesn’t fit? What if it isn’t your style?

Cynthia:  No chance. This is eShakti we’re talking about. The clothes are custom made to your specific measurements, height, and style. You get to pick the length and if you want pockets or not. Dresses even come with sleeve options.

I got the Color Block Stripe Poplin Skirt in Navy and Pink. It’s high waisted and a midi-length. I also think this would look fabulous at a knee-length or even above the knee.

Marcy:  You sound like an ad.

Cynthia:  Well, it is kind of. But you know, if I didn’t like my skirt I would have sent it back and not reviewed it. But I love it. It fits perfectly. And the pink on blue makes me smile.Marcy:  You sound like an ad.

Cynthia in the Colorblock Stripe Poplin Skirt from eShakti

Marcy:  Hmpf. So you’re selling out for free stuff now.

Cynthia:  Marcy. Calm down. You know I turned down the teeth whitening company, the tacky jewelry company, and the strange app company.

Marcy:  Hmpf.

Cynthia:  Oh and the hair loss company.

Marcy:  Hmpf. Probably should’ve taken the hair loss company up on their offer.

Cynthia (alarmed and patting her head):  Really?

Marcy:  Hmpf.

Cynthia:  I must applaud eShakti for providing affordable custom clothing for women of all sizes. They cater to sizes 0-36W. I mean, who does that? In their own words –

“At eShakti we never want to tell a woman her size is not available. We believe that all women have the right to wear affordable fashion that is made for them and makes them look their best.”

I think that’s really nice.

Marcy:  So it’s all flowers and sunshine. Hmpf.

Cynthia:  Marcy. No need to be cynical. You’re just jealous because Friskies hasn’t approached you to be in their ads.

Marcy:  Hmpf. It’s not fair that you get a skirt and I get nothing. I say nice things about Friskies all the time.

Cynthia:  If I could make one suggestion to eShakti it would be to please not ship with DHL. In my area, they are terrible and I have had packages either not arrive or sit on the driver’s truck for a week. My skirt did arrive promptly with no mishaps, but it made me nervous nonetheless.

Marcy:  Hmpf.

Cynthia:  Here. This will make you happy, Marcy. eShakti is offering everyone a discount code of 10% off their entire purchase and the code is… “marcies”!

Marcy purrs.

Cynthia: The 10% discount code “marcies” is good through July 30th, 2014. Details are below. So what do you think, Marcy? Pretty cool, hunh?!

Marcy:  Yeah. So why don’t you take your cute skirt out for a date at the grocery store. I need more Friskies. It’s almost dinnertime.

*Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.  
Code can be used any number of times until the validity period. 
It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions.
This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories.

Not applicable on previous purchases.

*eShakti can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter too!

The Meow Life

Cynthia in front of the 3rd Street Promenade Nordstrom
in Santa Monica

Cynthia:  How fun! The iconic American-made Kit-Cat Clockis being featured in Nordstrom display windows.

Marcy:  Why?

Cynthia:  To make crazy cat lovers like me super excited, trek on over to Nordstrom, pose in front of their window, and then go into their store to buy something.

Marcy:  Those marketers have you people all figured out.

Cynthia:  Yes.

Marcy:  I bet you’re going to post these photos on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook. I bet you are going to hashtag the heck out of it. I bet you are going to give Nordstrom and Kit Cat free advertising

Cynthia (fist pumping the air):  Yes.

Marcy:  Why?

Cynthia:  Because, Marcy… you know… CATS… and … FASHION… TOGETHER!

Marcy (shaking her head):  And you fell for it.

Cynthia (excitedly):  Oh yeah. Hook, line, and sinker. By the way, Marcy…

Marcy:  What?

Cynthia:  #Nordstrom. #KitCatClock.

Cynthia in front of the 3rd Street Promenade Nordstrom
in Santa Monica

Marcy:  #GagMeWithASpoon




Fashion History Told Through Dance (in 100 seconds)



Cynthia:  In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, I thought I would post this amazing and fun dance video about fashion over the past 100 years.

Marcy:  That video is two years old already.

Cynthia:  I know, but it’s #ThrowbackThursday. So it’s like a #ThrowbackThursday throwing back to a #ThrowbackThursday.

Marcy:  Today’s Friday.

Cynthia looks at the calendar.

Cynthia:  Oops. You’re right.  Hmmmm…

Cynthia thinks for a moment.

Cynthia:  Ah ha. Got it. So this video is in honor of  #FashionFriday. Or #FinallyFriday throwing back to a #ThrowbackThursday. Or a –

Marcy:  Would you stop talking in hashtags already? You sound stupid.

Cynthia (chuckling):  #Sorry.

Marcy:  I said it before and I’ll say it again. You are all going to the birds.

Cynthia: You said it on Tuesday. (bursting into giggles) #TweetTweetTuesday.

Marcy walks away shaking her head with her tail high in the air as Cynthia doubles over from laughing hysterically at her own joke.



The Mystery Of The Double Skirts: SOLVED

Awesome Nancy Drew Inspired Photo Photography By Hannah Betts

Cynthia:  So I put my Nancy Drew sleuthing skills to work and solved The Mystery of the Double Skirts.

Marcy:  So basically you put Freddy to work while you went shopping for shoes.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Shhhhh… I’m supposed to be Nancy Drew in this story. And anyway, husbands like figuring stuff out. It makes them feel heroic. Plus, when they are on a Superman high they don’t get cross-eyed when more shoes enter the house.

Marcy:  Ah ha! Interior motives. I love it.

Cynthia:  Ulterior.

Marcy:  Interior. I’m a house cat.

Cynthia:  Okay so here’s The Mystery of the Double Skirts … solved.

First Clue:  Ryu Collection is a clothing wholesaler.

Ryu Collection Spring/Summer 2014

Second Clue: They design clothes and sell them to retailers such as Anthropologie and ModCloth.

Third Clue: They’ve got the same quirky, feminine, and vintage aesthetic.


Ryu Collection

Fourth Clue: Consumers cannot buy directly from Ryu. They only sell in large batches. They promote them at retailer trade shows, on their website, and at their Los Angeles showroom.


Ryu Collection trade show advertisement

Guesstimate: My guess is that Anthropologie probably signed an exclusive contract for the skirts that lasted one season. They put the black striped skirt under their “house” brand, Maeve. When the contract was up, the design on the skirt was fair game and then ModCloth purchased the design. The same with the green striped skirt.

Final Deduction:  They ARE the same skirt – made by the same manufacturer and NOT a knock off.

Left: ModCloth, spring 2014  Right: Anthropologie, summer 2013

Cynthia:  Mystery solved. Now I want to run down to Ryu’s Los Angeles showroom and scoop up all of their pretty clothes.

Marcy:  Don’t do it, Cindy. Nancy Drew would never run screaming into an exclusive showroom to steal pretty clothes.



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