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Last Summer’s Anthropologie Skirts … At ModCloth?!


Make a Point of It Skirt from ModCloth
Make a Point of It Skirt from ModCloth

Cynthia:  I can’t believe it. A second chance! Two of Anthropologie’s skirts from last year –  that I fell in love with but did not purchase –  are now selling at ModCloth but under different designer names. At least I don’t think they’re knock-offs.  I think that they are the … exact… same …skirts.

Marcy:  Doppelganger skirts. I have one of those.

Cynthia:  A skirt?

Marcy:  No. A doppelganger.

Marcy smugly whips her tale.

Cynthia:  I am not even going to ask.

Marcy (chuckling knowingly to herself):  Yeah. You probably shouldn’t.

Cynthia:  The one above is Modcloth’s Make a Point of It Skirt. The one below is Anthropologie’s Spearmint Stripe Skirt from last summer. Love the green stripes and that it’s knee length.

Anthropologie’s Spearmint Strip Skirt from 2013

Cynthia:  This next one  is  Modcloth’s Cirque du Soiree Skirt by Ryu.

Ryu Cirque du Soiree skirt at ModCloth


Cynthia:  Which was Anthropologie’s Striped Remy Skirt by Maeve last summer. Maeve is an in-house Anthropologie brand.


Anthropologie’s Striped Remy Skirt by Maeve, 2013

Marcy:  Are you sure you’re speaking English? Or is this quirky human girl code?

Cynthia: It’s all quite confusing. I mean, are ModCloth versions knock-offs? Or are they the originals but are being sold under different companies? Who really is the designer then? Who, Marcy? Who? Is this some elaborate conspiracy to sell us old skirts? Are the skirts being moved down the retailer food chain? Will we see them at Old Navy in another year? Are ModCloth and Anthropologie – seeming enemies – incahoots?

Marcy:  This is just another way for the fashion industry to make you crazy. Like inconsistent sizing, ’80’s mom jeans looking cool on teenage hipsters, and rayon.

Cynthia:  I hate rayon. It makes me crazy.

Cynthia hunches over the computer pondering and tapping her foot.

Cynthia:  I should just get the skirts since I think they are so cute and was bummed out that I missed out on them last summer. Maybe they won’t be at Old Navy next year.

Marcy: You’re such a fashion gambler.


*The Mystery Of The Double Skirts:  SOLVED! Click here for the update!


Gaucho Girl

Cynthia in her gauchos, circa 2001

Cynthia enters purposefully and determinedly and ready to make a Fashion Declamation.

Cynthia:  Okay, Marcy. We won the war for bell bottoms. I have been wearing bells since 1992, risking ridicule, disdain, mockery, and family members who refuse to walk down the street with me. But now, bells are back. And they are cool. Success. I will now do the same for … gaucho pants.

Cynthia takes a bow in her gaucho pants.

Cynthia in her Anthropologie gauchos, circa 2007

Marcy:  I’ll go alert Vogue.

Cynthia:  Please do!

Marcy:  I’m sure they will want to do a fashion spread with a delusional forty something non celebrity cat lady.

Cynthia (continuing with her declamation):  I will wear my gauchos every single day until I see them mass marketed by every single retailer from Old Navy to Nordstrom.

Marcy:  I’m sure you’ll be famous.

Cynthia:  But first I want you to pose for a picture with me in my gaucho pants.

Marcy and Cynthia

Marcy:  No.

Cynthia:  C’mon. I need a picture with my Marcy. Look at the camera.

Marcy:  I refuse.

Marcy and Cynthia


Cynthia:  Then I’m going to give you a big slurpy kiss.


Marcy and Cynthia

Marcy:  Yuck. Now I have to take another bath.




Meet Merrie Of Petite Career Girl

Merrie of Petite Career Girl

Cynthia:  One of the best things about being a blogger is meeting new friends from all over the world. It’s awesome. It’s fun. It’s life affirming.

 Marcy:  Must you gush? Again?
Cynthia:  Marcy. I must. Because my newblogger friend, Merrie, is that awesome. 
Marcy:  Okay. Fine. Go ahead.
Cynthia: Merrie’s blog is called Petite Career Girl. She blogs mostly about style (her outfits are always drool worthy and inspiring), sometimes about healthy eating, and every once in a while she does a story about… her cats!
Marcy:  A human after your own heart.
Cynthia:  Yup. Merrie is super stylish, fearlessly funny, and best of all, she loves her cats. 
 Check out her adorable cat tales here and here.
Merrie of Petite Career Girl
Cynthia:  Merrie is so supportive of my blog andrecently nominated me for a Liebster Award which is a Q&A that helps new bloggers get to know each other. You can find my
and Marcy’s answers to Merrie’s Liebster questions after the jump break.
Cynthia:  So what do you think, Marcy?
Marcy:  She’s so cool! Do you think she would let me be her kitty?
Cynthia:  Merrie already has two cats. And besides, I am not sure she – or anyone else for that matter – would put up with your shenanigans and terrorist toe tendencies.
Marcy (eyes dilated):  You mean those little mice that mock me endlessly? 
Cynthia:  Uh oh.
Cynthia takes off to find some shoes with Marcy in hot pursuit.

Cynthia and Marcy’s Liebster Award Q&A

1. What is your #1 fashion tip?
Cynthia:  If
you constantly have to tug at it, pull it up, pull it down, whatever… Just
take it off and wear something else. You should feel great in what you are
wearing without having to think about it or drive you bonkers.
Marcy:  If
you are a human you should wear clothes. You look really stupid without them.
If you are a cat you should bathe at least five times a day. Preferably after
eating Friskies.
2. Are
you a dog or cat person
Cynthia:  Cat
person, of course.  I am secretly afraid of dogs. 
Marcy:  Neither.
I hate dogs and cats.

3. Which bloggers inspired you to blog?
Cynthia:  Roxy
of Effortless Anthropologie

Carol and Kathryn of In Pursuit of Pretty Things
Brooke Shaden of Promoting Passion
Freddy of  Atomic Tango
Jenni of Gnome Lover
Marcy:  Myself.

4. Best dressed celeb?
Cynthia:  Emma
Marcy:  Grace
Coddington’s cat

5. What is your favorite movie?
Cynthia:  The
Marcy:  Finding
6. What
do you hope to accomplish through your blog?
Cynthia:  Ultimately,
I would like to raise money and awareness for cat rescue.
Marcy:  Become
famous and admired.

7. What is your must-have splurge?

Cynthia:  Nice jeans
Marcy:  Friskies.
8. What
are your 3 top closet staples?
Cynthia:  Jeans,
ballet flats, blazers
Marcy:  Inside
the shoebox, the skirt I wrestled to the floor and use as my bed, the back
corner to deposit hairballs

9. Nail polish or natural nails?
Cynthia:  Natural
on my fingernails. Polish on my toenails in the summer.
Marcy:  Bloodstained.

10. What is your opinion of the blogging community?
Cynthia:  So
far it has been a wonderful experience. Every blogger I have met has been
encouraging, gracious, and supportive. I have met many new friends which is
super exciting.
Marcy:  Too
much gushing. 

In Texas With A Horse (of course)

The phone rings. It’s Cynthia calling Marcy.

Cynthia in Tomball, Texas Wearing Her Prized
$30 Cynthia Rowley Top

Marcy answers the phone.

Marcy:  Yeah, what?

Cynthia:  Hi Marcy. It’s me.

Marcy (outraged):  Where ARE you?

Cynthia:  In Texas. I’m trying to do a post about my new Cynthia Rowley shirt that I got for $30 at the Marshall’s in Tomball. It’s really cute. 100% Linen with cotton trim and banded at the cuffs and hem. I thought it looked so fab with my cowboy hat.

Side/Back View of Cynthia’s Prized
$30 Cynthia Rowley Top

Marcy:  Whatever.

Cynthia:  I know! My post is really boring without you so I thought I would get Tawny The Horse to pose with me. To jazz things up. The thing is… well… I ‘m scared of her.

Cynthia and Tawny Face Off

Cynthia: We tried to have a conversation about how this was all going to work but she insisted that she wanted to be the star of my photo. Not my shirt. Or me for that matter.

Cynthia Trying To Reason With A Horse

Marcy:  Horses are so egotistical.

Cynthia:  Well, she was getting a little snippy about it. Mom suggested that I put an apple in my cowboy hat.

Tawny Eating An Apple Off Of Cynthia’s
Cowboy Hat

Cynthia:  Which was pretty nerve wracking but it got Tawny to agree not to kill me. And – she agreed to pose for a double selfie.

Cynthia And Tawny Go Hollywood

Marcy:  You both look deranged.

Cynthia:  Yeah…Tawny tried to change her mind at the last minute and I kept stepping on the live electrical wire that ran along the bottom of the fence.

Marcy:  Figures.

Cynthia:  This was the best I could do considering I was electrocuted AND dealing with an angry diva horse.

Marcy:  Life in the country is stupid. Come back home so we can do a real post.




Cat Fashionista Of Instagram: Diego of What Diego Wore



Cynthia:  Marcy! Marcy! Marcy! There’s a new cat star on Instagram!

Marcy (excitedly):  You mean I’m finally famous?

Marcy grabs an acceptance speech she’s been working on from under the cat scratcher. 

Marcy:  Ahem… ahem…  Hmmmpf… ahem… ahem…

A few minutes pass as Marcy coughs up a hairball in preparation for her speech.

Marcy:  First of all I’d like to thank –

Cynthia:  Awww… I’m sorry, Marcy.

Marcy:  What? My time’s already up? Hairballs shouldn’t count as part of the time limit.

Cynthia:  No. It’s just… well … it’s not you who is famous. It’s this orange tabby named Diego.


Marcy: Nooooooo!

Cynthia:  Yes. He rose to supercat stardom and fashionista favorite quite quickly, in fact. You can check out his Instagram modelling pics at WhatDiegoWore. His owner, Michele Jaret is his agent, photographer, and publicist.

Marcy:  Cindy, you’re my agent and photographer and publicist. Where’s my aCATemy award? Where’s my fashion spread in Vogue?  Why am I not on the cover of People? I’m taking back your 10 percent agent fee.

Cynthia:  Ten percent of what? You haven’t made any money yet!

Marcy:  Exactly.

Cynthia:  Well, maybe if you stopped being a diva and let me photograph you instead of running away every time I take out the camera to shoot you, maybe we’d be further along?

Marcy (dramatically):  See?! You want to shoot me.

Cynthia:  That’s an expression! It means to photograph you!

Marcy (even more dramatically):  Photographs steal the soul! So now you want to shoot me AND steal my soul?

Cynthia:  You are driving me crazy!!

Marcy drops the drama act.

Marcy:  Seriously though. My John Travolta name is Monty Cunningwham.



Lupita Nyong’o: Pretty In Prada At The Oscars

Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Oscars

The Oscars are on TV. Marcy and Cynthia are sound asleep. Cynthia is snoring. Marcy is breathing like Darth Vader.  Suddenly a Texas accent cuts through the living room – 

“Alright Alright Alright”

Cynthia and Marcy bolt upright and scream in unison – 


Cynthia:  WHOSAT!?

They see Matthew McConaughey on the TV accepting his Oscar. They sink back into the sofa, relieved. They yawn.

Marcy:  I’m so bored.

Cynthia:  Well, do you want to look at the Oscar dresses again?

Marcy:  I only liked Lupita Nyong’o.

Cynthia:  Me too! Tonight’s red carpet was a sea of sparkly nude fairy princess dresses and surprisingly messy hair-do’s. Everyone looked like they belonged at a Las Vegas show. Only Lupita Nyong’o looked as though she really was a princess in her sky blue Prada gown with a headband and gorgeous red lips.

Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Oscars

Marcy (in love):  She’s so pretty and elegant. Do you think she’d let me be her kitty?

Cynthia:  Hey! What about me?

Marcy looks at Lupita and sees Cinderella at the Ball. She then looks at Cynthia and sees Cinderella in an ugly outfit with broom dustbuster in hand.

Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Oscars

Marcy:  Obviously your fairy godmother is on strike. You can call me if she comes back.




Say Cheese

Nice Mice For You (for sale on their Etsy store)

Cynthia finds Marcy completely absorbed on the computer.

Cynthia:  Watcha doing Marcy cat cat cat?

Marcy:  Curating my art collection.

Cynthia leans over to see that Marcy is on her Pinterest page and is deleting every pin.

Cynthia:  Aaaaaack! That’s MY art collection. Why are you deleting my pins?

Marcy:  Too many cats.

You’ve got illustrations of cats,
photo art of cats,
Vintage photos of girls with their cats,
Street art with cats,
Fashion with cats,
Cats, cats, cats.

Too many.

Cynthia:  But the whole point of a Pinterest page is to accumulate super nifty pics of a subject you love. And mine is cats featured in fascinating art, cool photography, and fun fashion.

  I’ve got pics of you on Instagram!Marcy:  You only need pics of me.

Marcy:  I saw that. You also have pics of Penelope Kitten and random street cat art. I deleted those too.

Cynthia:  What?!

Marcy:  I don’t like your use of filters.

Cynthia:  That’s the whole point of Instagram! Creating cool photos with filters!

Marcy:  You’re not very good at it.

Cynthia:  I just started it!

Marcy flips over to her Instagram account.

Marcy:  Oh. darn. They didn’t delete.

Cynthia wrestles the computer mouse out of Marcy’s paws and proceeds to protect her Pinterest and Instagram accounts.

Marcy:  You can change your passwords but you can’t change your pants.

Cynthia gives Marcy a funny look.

Marcy:  You know what I mean.

Cynthia:  This time I actually don’t.

Check out our Pinterest page for a curated collection of cat art.
Check out our new Instagram page for original photos of cat happenings around Los Angeles.

That is, if Marcy doesn’t play art curator again. That’s MY job.




The Cat’s Pajamas

Sittin’ Kitty One-piece Pajamas from ModCloth

Cynthia:  There are some things in life that just puzzle me. For instance, this Star Trek inspired Hello Kitty onesie makes me worry.

Marcy:  It’s hideous.

Cynthia:  The thing is – maybe it’s not hideous. I mean… some buyer at ModCloth thought it was great enough to sell on their site. Maybe something is wrong with our taste level. Or…maybe…  I’m thinking… It’s  HILARIOUS instead of  HIDEOUS!

Cynthia starts to giggle uncontrollably at the thought of walking around her house looking like Mr. Spock in a Hello Kitty onesie.

Cynthia:  It makes me want to buy it and add Ray-Ban sunglasses and a Devo hat. Bawhahahahahaaaa. It’d be a riot. Hahahahahaha…

Marcy (aghast) Nooooo…. You better not.

Cynthia:  I MIGHT!  Hahahahahaha…

Cynthia abruptly stops laughing.

Cynthia (very serious):  I wonder if wearing a Star Trek inspired Hello Kitty onesie would be considered grounds for divorce?

Marcy:  Yes. Irreconcilable Differences. And I’m going with Freddy. Call me when you get your brain back.


Super Flare

  Cynthia struts into Marcy’s Nap Area grooving to a Bee Gees song, pretending she is John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

Cindy Disco 2 (1)

Cynthia:  In keeping with the groovy ’70’s theme we’ve got going on lately, I thought I would mention that flared jeans are EVERYWHERE right now, Marcy! I am way cool.Cynthia starts to dance the hustle, waving her disco ball in the air.

Marcy:  Yeah, in your dreams, Cindy. Now get that disco ball out of my face

Cynthia (hustle dancing):  It’s true. Bells are back, Baby!Marcy:  You mean you are actually and truly on trend right now? Prove it.

Cynthia:  Well, first off – look at one of our favorite bloggers- Jenni of GnomeLover – in flares. She has perfected the modern day easy breezy California Girl look that Christie Brinkley made so popular back in the ’70’s.

Jenni of Gnomelover in Flares

Marcy (sighing):  She’s so pretty.

Cynthia:  I know. And funny. And sweet. And a super talented writer.

And look at another favorite blogger – Roxy of Effortless Anthropologie – in flares. Love her New York take on bells. Super cool.

Roxy of Effortless Anthropologie in Flares

Marcy (gasping):  She’s hot.

Cynthia:  I know.  And chic. And fiercely intelligent and driven. She’s THE definitive resource on all things Anthropologie.

And here’s my first ever blogger I discovered years ago. The cheeky and stylish everygirl – Kendi of Kendi Everday – in flares.

Kendi of Kendi Everday in Flares

Marcy:  She is sooooo cute.

Cynthia:  I know! Love her. Her blog is super famous.

Even celebrities are wearing flares like crazy.

 Yeah, what?Cynthia (triumphantly):  So I know what the moral of this story is.

Cynthia:  If you stubbornly wear an item of clothing for years and years, risking ridicule and taunts and family members who won’t walk down the street with you – eventually the tide will turn and you will be “IN”. Ha!

Cynthia resumes dancing the hustle with her disco ball.

Marcy:  I still won’t walk down the street with you. I’m a cat. Not a stupid dog.



Jennifer Lawrence Goes To SAG Awards Dressed As Disco Ball

Cynthia enters the living room to find Marcy thoughtfully chewing on her toenails in a sunspot.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior at the 2014 SAG Awards

Cynthia:  Hey, Marcy. Look! Foxy chick, Jennifer Lawrence, went to the SAG Awards dressed as a Human Disco Ball.

Marcy stops chewing to take a look.

Cynthia:  It’s by Christian Dior.

Marcy:  So… what…?

Cynthia:  So … we love it.

Marcy (agreeing):  It’s very shiny.

Cynthia:  Boogie on down.

Marcy:  There’s a booger?

Cynthia:  No, that’s from a 1970’s Cool and the Gang song.

Marcy:  I don’t think it’s cool that there are a gang of boogers on her dress. Even if they are shiny.

Cynthia starts to say something – realizes it’s a fruitless endeavor – and grooves off singing disco songs.

Cynthia (snapping her fingers):  “Freak Out”. “Say Chic…something something… say… awww… Freak Out”.

Marcy (calling after her):  Yeah, that’s kind of gross. I’d freak out too.

Marcy resumes chewing on her toenails.