The Cat Lady :: sheath dress + caged heels

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I'm celebrating the first day of fall with my last summery outfit post! This is my farewell to summer look, but of course I had to incorporate autumn hues (aka burgundy and camel) into the mix too. And yes, those are cats ;)
I love this look for transitioning into colder temps because my caged sandals almost look like peep-toe booties and the colors I'm wearing scream autumn. It's definitely a summer outfit but with a strong nod to fall.
These sandals have done a great job seeing me through the summer in style. They're crazy comfy and look fantastic with everything from eyelet midi skirts to chic date-night dresses
Due to their lackluster shape, sheath dresses aren't always the most flattering, but sometimes you luck out, which is what happened here. I ordered this little number online years ago and lo and behold, it's still a quirky favorite of mine to this day. It hangs just so and hugs in all the right places. However if you're not quite as successful when searching for your perfect sheath, add a waist-defining belt or jacket for a more favorable fit.   
I love my Colorstay Ultimate Suede lipstick by Revlon so much that I bought it in three shades! It's seriously the best and it costs a fraction of what you'll pay for a fancy lipstick at a place like Sephora. The color stays put all day and there's over 20 hues to choose from. But my favorite thing is the soft suede, almost matte, finish that packs a punch of aloe-infused moisture. Here I'm wearing "Preview," I also have it in "Wardrobe" and "Ready to Wear."
I chose a modern necklace to contrast the playful cat print on my dress. The goal was to find an impactful piece that's not overwhelming because, after all, the cats are the center of attention here! 
These lighthearted, slightly whimsical cats put me in a cheerful mood, which made shooting these photos next to a playground even more enjoyable. I love how you can't quite make out the images on my dress until you get close. Whenever I wear this dress people say to me, "...Wait! Those are cats?!" Gotta love that element of surprise! 
Going with the modern jewelry theme, I chose my silver Marc Jacobs watch to add a flash of sophistication to my look. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[dress: Loft (old but I also like this one) // sandals: Vince Camuto // necklace: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // earrings: Juicy Couture // watch: Marc Jacobs // bangles: Alex & Ani // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lip color: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Here we are, the end of another season. Is it just me or does time seem to pass more quickly the older we get? I remember when I was younger I thought Christmas, summer vacation, the end of the school day, etc. couldn't come fast enough. And now I look forward to taking my time and enjoying every moment. Here's to fall - a new season, a new beginning, and a new adventure!  
SHOP :: 


  1. Completely loving the print AND colour of your dress. Definitely perfect for fall - with those cute sandals now, or riding boots when it gets colder.

    Also, your necklace - I just love it!

    Something About That

  2. This outfit is freaking adorable. Can't going on with the cute cat dress. :]

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  3. I'm with you, Kat; the time just seems to fly by so quickly as we get older! Loving the print on your dress, too -- so adorable! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN

  4. nice shoes
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  6. What a cute dress! And the sandals are great, too. I was going to mention how pretty your lipstick is but that would just make this comment a tsunami of compliments and I don't want you to drown in adoration.

  7. How cute is the print on this dress?! Love the pink and burgundy colours too and the caged heels!

  8. What a GORGEOUS dress, so so so so pretty!

  9. Oh that is so cute, love the kitty cat print!!

    House of Illusions

  10. Lovely photos - you look amazing ^^

  11. what a cutee dress! lovee it and also the detail on your shoes so gorgeous! :)

  12. You look so Gorgeous!! Love your whole outfit!!
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  13. That dress is so darn adorable!! Love that color on you, and fantastic job on the make-up look as well :)

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    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  14. In love with the print of your dress, so cute girl!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  15. LOVE your dress! It's perfect to transition between summer and fall.

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  16. This outfit is great for transitioning into fall! The colors are so fall but the style is of the dress is great for the warm weather we still have :)

  17. Youre so cute and your dress!

  18. The color stay lipstick looks great with that print and the print lets talk about that, so cute! Purrrfect

    Allie of ALLIENYC

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  20. The print of your dress is so pretty, indeed. I fall in love with this dress immediately as I've seen it at your instagram profile. Nice choice!
    I must say you look marvelous with that lipstick, and your beautiful hair is worthy of great praise:)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. This is such a cute summer/autumn outfit! I love your dress; it looks great on you and the cats are so cute ^.^ I really, really like your jewellery, especially your Ann Taylor necklace - what a beaut! I have to find one similar to yours :) The Revlon lipstick looks gorgeous on you, and I love how it goes with the dress!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

  24. I love that print on you. And the colors are so much fun! The accessories you styled with this piece are lovely as well.

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner

  25. so so lovely dress!!! adorable outfit sweety!!))) xoxo