Big Cat

I felt like I stepped right out of the 80’s when I put this ensemble together this weekend. After I’d already paired the black resin jeans with the neon pink tiger top I purchased at Forever 21 this weekend, I figured I’d go all-out with the cat theme and paired them with my cheetah pumps for a little rocker-chic meets mixing-prints look.

The purchase of my fluorescent pink tiger shirt this weekend may seem random, given the warming weather and the fact that you don’t see me wearing too many screen-printed shirts, but I couldn’t help myself after watching this fascinating Tiger Man series on television the night before. So when I spotted it up on the highest rack at my local Forever 21, I had to have it.

I’ve been wearing MAC’s lipstick color “Impassioned” for years now (even on the blog), and I’m now seeing it on some fellow fashion bloggers – I think it’s really taking off! It’s a beautiful high-punch hot pink color but extremely wearable (if you like bright lipstick). Other favorite MAC colors I often wear include Lovelorn, Bombshell, Fabby, and Viva Glam Lady Gaga.

Excuse me while I go fly to Eureka’s Castle, visit Rainbow Brite, work out with Richard Simmons, ride My Little Pony, and pop in my mix tape to listen to AHA sing “Take On Me.”

Can you tell I’m an 80’s child? What were some of your favorite things about the 80’s?

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  1. 04.11.2011 / 12:24 am

    So much fun! This outfit came together beautifully! Ah, I'm an 80's child myself… besides the things you mentioned, I can add: She-Rah dolls, Fraggle Rock, those weird slap bracelets (or was that in the 90's?), plus everything my mom wore… she was so fashionable back then 🙂

    • 04.11.2011 / 12:29 am

      Totally forgot about Fraggle Rock! And slap bracelets, before they were banned. Let's not forget Lisa Frank, as well!

  2. 04.11.2011 / 12:26 am

    I was thinking of making a MAC stop this weekend.. that lipstick might have to go on my list. I am just now learning to get the courage to rock some brighter lip colors. I hope you wear those leopard print heels a ton, they are simply gorgeous!

    • 04.11.2011 / 12:30 am

      I do! They're a bit heavy and thus hard to walk around in, but I've worn them a lot (and a lot on the blog)!

      • 04.11.2011 / 12:37 am

        Bummer on the heaviness.. I guess they can't be gorgeous and pain-free huh? Thanks for the 80s flashback, totally enjoyed it 🙂

  3. 04.11.2011 / 4:14 am

    Those pants look amazing on you! WOW!

    And this first picture, really cool! How did you do it?? Would love to try something like that as well. How about a short tutorial?!


  4. 04.11.2011 / 6:46 am

    I really like the top, and it looks great for F21. I think the fact it's on a pink shirt makes it a little more feminine, and fun.

  5. 04.11.2011 / 8:02 am

    HAHAHA! My daughter tried on this top (in Black) this weekend.

    I give this entire outfit and photo shoot a 10. Just wonderful. (And I wouldn't even imagine that I would like this shirt).

    The Chief Blonde

  6. 04.11.2011 / 8:02 am

    GORGEOUS! As always 🙂 I love the heels.

  7. 04.11.2011 / 8:07 am

    those pants,those shirts and the shoe all is love,the cheetah print shoe is great it looks outstanding just love it

  8. 04.11.2011 / 9:47 am

    This look is amazing on you! It reminds me of "After" Sandy in Grease! Love it!

  9. 04.11.2011 / 9:56 am

    I love this! It's a lot of fun. I am a sucker for all things tiger since it was my college mascot…I tend to geek on stuff like that from time to time 🙂

  10. 04.11.2011 / 10:14 am

    When I saw the words "I felt like I stepped out of the 80's" on my blog feed, I was like "oh jeez." But when I saw the pictures of your outfit, I actually quite like it. It's a good kind of 80's, and the bright pink looks good on you. 🙂 I have to ask, though – do you really wear those heels around all day?!

    • 04.11.2011 / 10:31 am

      Definitely not all day! For outings and dinner dates and such–they're much too heavy to wear around all day! Plus I'm not especially coordinated, so…it can be a recipe for disaster the longer I am in them.

  11. 04.11.2011 / 10:43 am

    This has got to be one of my favorite photo shoots from your blog!!

  12. 04.11.2011 / 10:46 am

    Love, love, LOVE this!!! The first photo is magic… and your saucy little outfit is amazing! I saw that top at F21 but never thought of styling it this way– once again, LOVE! And I want your shoes… *sigh*



  13. 04.11.2011 / 10:56 am

    I saw the images and was like OOH LOVE THIS! Then realized it's because it's so 80s. Girl, I live for that. And totally want to steal this outfit.

  14. 04.11.2011 / 11:06 am

    LOVE your heels paired with that sweater!!! Awesome photography too 😉

  15. 04.11.2011 / 11:08 am

    This entire outfit is a win! I love the whole look. A little fun, A little fancy, and a whole lot of perfect! I love this!!

  16. 04.11.2011 / 11:19 am

    Those leopard pumps are KILLER!

    • 04.11.2011 / 2:17 pm

      Aww thanks Sally! They are a beast to walk in but can't resist animal print + studs. 😉

  17. 04.11.2011 / 11:44 am

    Even if I wasn't a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, I would love this look! That top is amazing!

    Some of my favorite things about the 80's? Hmmm…layered socks (in different colors and lengths, of course), neon shoelaces, and HUGE New Kids On the Block pins!

  18. 04.11.2011 / 4:09 pm

    I'm not usually a fan of animals on tops but lately cats and horses have been making me weak ant the knees. Fashion blogging is getting to me!

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  19. 04.11.2011 / 4:26 pm

    What a fun ensemble! Definitely perfect for the great weather we had yesterday and for spring!! LOVE those shoes 🙂 Great outfit!!


    • 04.11.2011 / 6:28 pm

      tres meow – clearly i am loving the big cats lately.

  20. 04.11.2011 / 4:44 pm

    I love that first photo! It's amazing! I love that watch.

    • 04.11.2011 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks pilar! Generally some form of Michael Kors watch is always on my wrist at all times, unless I'm asleep. Obsessive, or fangirl? Hm..

  21. 04.18.2011 / 1:11 pm

    You look awesome! I love what you did with that first photo 🙂

  22. 06.07.2011 / 12:02 am

    You are workin' it!

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