Dressed for: Cat Shunning

Already Pretty outfit featuring burgundy sweater, pink tulle full skirt, burgundy tights, Tsubo Acrea, rhinestone bracelet

Burgundy sweater, thrifted – similar color
Tulle skirt, thrifted – similar items
Tights, Target (no longer available) – similar (deep burgundy color)
Pumps – Tsubo Acrea courtesy Tsubo
Bracelet, vintage – similar stones
Earrings, gift – similar

We had some lunatic weather here in MN overnight, so this is a weekend outfit. Husband Mike and I did a quasi-fancy dinner out, so I got quasi-fancied up.

As you can imagine, this skirt does not play well with my cats. Luckily, it was worn almost exclusively outside the house and away from their meddlesome claws. I have cat-related workarounds for certain delicate items, but actual, factual tulle? Forget it. No amount of careful placement, barrier methods, or vigilance will save tulle from the loving snags of lap-cat talons.

P.S. You all told me this skirt would work with burgundy, and you were right!
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25 Responses to “Dressed for: Cat Shunning”

  1. nadia

    i love your outfit and am so jealous of that skirt 🙂 those colors look great on you!

  2. Sheila (of Ephemera)

    Oh, wow, I just love love LOVE this with burgundy! So pretty – I am now jonesing for a dusky pink floofy skirt.

    I hear you about the cats – my little kitten is a beast for aglets, so I have to keep all shoelaces tucked inside all shoes or he will chew the ends right off. He’s also chewed (and, I suspect, eaten) fringe off my suede skirt.

  3. D

    This outfit has so much awesome in it! I particularly adore that bracelet. You as always look lovely 🙂

  4. Kat

    The skirt looks perfect with burgundy! I love tulle; I have a hard time not going too far into ballet-inspired outfits with it on…

    You might like gray/gunmetal/pewter accents next time too, one of my favorite mixes with burgundy–maybe in a necklace and tights or boots?

  5. Megan Mae

    Ohwow! Love these colors together. Also I know what you mean about kitty claws. I only wear my most durable and “cat-safe” clothes to my Mom’s. I love the little fur-butts but their claws can destroy!

  6. Jenny

    Fabulous! Love how the colors work together.

    Yea with the weather today, I decided dressing down for work was acceptable and went with jeans and snowboots. Worked out ok since there wasn’t very many people there.

  7. Carmen

    I love the skirt, you look gorgeous as always!!! I thrift all the time and haven’t found a tulle skirt like that yet!! I’ll keep looking though…love it!!

  8. Sonja

    Ooooh! Another outfit I would never be able to wear, but that looks beautiful on you! I love how the burgundy makes the tulle skirt look less girly, more sophisticated and grown up. A very nice look!

  9. Eleanorjane

    I once had a button chewed off a cardigan by a kitten while I wearing it! It was so cute I didn’t mind…

    PS – love the outfit – yay matchy-matchy!

  10. Elin

    oooh! You look comfortable and fancy at the same time! Not to mention romantic. I love the color combo, too! What an outfit!!

  11. Samantha (GlassCannon)

    That skirt is gorgeous! I think this is the closest I’ve seen your style meet my style (and I love that we have such different styles but I can still pick up such great bits of wisdom here!), and now I completely need that skirt. Well, first I need a gathering foot for my sewing machines, because there’s no way I’m hand-gathering tulle again in this lifetime, lol. Such a great outfit, well done!

  12. KM

    FYI – that skirt was originally sold at Anthropologie years and years and years ago (I know b/c I have it). Thought you’d be interested… 🙂