Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Cats Meow

In an attempt to test out all of the online formats for swapping and selling clothes, I joined Vinted. I have very mixed feelings about the website (a post coming at some point). But at the very least, I scored this dress. I'm not a crazy cat person, but I am a sucker for a cute print. Not to mention this dress is super soft, flattering, comfortable, and has pockets. It's kind of dreamy. It's also one of those dresses that everyone compliments and who doesn't like a dress like that?

For awhile now, I've been struggling with my blog design. Not because I wasn't into it, but because I dislike large photographs that take up the entire screen. To make the design more aesthetically pleasing, I would've had to enlarge all of the photos and that was NOT going to happen. I was after something sleeker, more uniform and clean. The previous design lasted nine months. That's a world record for me. I'm still working out the kinks, but I am pretty into it!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Swapped on Vinted
Shoes: Payless
Belt: Forever 21
Headband: Claire's
Thigh Highs: TJ Maxx

19 comments on "The Cats Meow "
  1. Well I think your blog always looks nice. I wish I had html talent. Mine has been one of two designs for all three or four years I've been blogging. I love the knee socks you're wearing. The bits of mint compliment the grey nicely!

  2. I love the new blog design and I love your dress! You look very cute :)


  3. That print is so fun, and I do love your layout (I always do, though)! Interested to see your feedback on Vinted - I don't think I had heard of that one, but have heard of others and am always interested to hear feedback.

    xox Sammi

  4. Ah, I totally need to get myself a dress with an animal all over it, at this point any animal will do! I love how fun this dress is, but with the navy colour it's not at all comical - just the perfect amount of whimsy! Those knee-highs are pretty stellar too, I should take some lessons from you because I can't wear a pair without giving that school-girl vibe off! :S

  5. Love this dress with the knee highs and so funny because I'm actually in the process of brainstorming a bit of a redesign for myself, too! I love the new header :)

  6. This is a really cute look, and a great way to transition from summer into fall. I love the knee socks (although I'm always a little trepidatious about wearing them myself), and the way the pops of mint keep it from looking too heavy.

  7. I love this dress too, Im not a cat person either (dogs all the way) but I've been tempted once or twice by a cat print dress. Also this just makes me want to point out the lack of whimsical dog print dresses out there. Id love to hear your feedback, Ive been interested in swapping since so many bloggers I follow along with do it. And I could use a revamp to my wardrobe. I love your new blog design, so clean and chic!

  8. Vinted is constantly advertised on Facebook - but you're the first person I've heard that's tried it. Do share some day soon! I really like the new layout, the header's great too. And although I'm way more into dogs, I can appreciate a well-fitting dress. But as the above comment says, where are all the whimsical dog prints in the world?!

  9. Love the new design! I was actually thinking last week how it had been some time since you last updated it. You have to let me know what you think about Vinted. Storevny is alright, but if Vinted is better I'd definitely switch.

    I'm not really into cats either but I love cat printed stuff. This dress is no exception. I think the neckline is my favorite part. Can't wait to see how you remix this for the cooler weather. Also, cant wait to see you in hats again!

  10. Oh wow- this outfit is adorable. If that dress ever hits flock together I will definitely be all over that :) Blog design looks great- you are so good at that!

  11. You definitely have a very clean and pretty blog Jessica - you're a great designer!
    I'm still happy with the design you did for me :)
    Haha, anyway, I know, a cute print suckers me in everytime. I just wore a bee print dress on my blog hehe. This cat one is definitely adorable!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  12. An adorable print indeed.

    I'm always impressed with your know-how in changing blog designs.

  13. The print on the dress is so lovely. And your new layout looks great, I'm super impressed with it.

  14. Great score... I looked into Vinted but didn't seem to like it. Is there another site that you prefer over it that you would recommend? I would really love to recycle some of my gently used clothing in exchange for something new... well, new to me. I love the dress on you ... especially the shoulder shape.

  15. That's a pretty adorable dress :D

    I'm loving the blog design!! You can upload your images a bit large and place a code in the template to automatically resize them to fit. I'm thinking of doing that to mine for more convenience.

  16. That print is adorable. The blog design is nice.

  17. We are definitely kindred souls because I'm also a sucker for the new fangled selling/swapping websites. I think you really struck out this time. This cat dress is just SO GOOD.

    I've been struggling with the size of my blog pictures recently, too. I'm bothered that I can't see the whole outfit on the screen. Basically the whole point of having a style blog is to see my outfit! It's probably something I'll work out in my next layout redesign but for now I'll just live it.

  18. Way cute dress. I love the mint accessories too. I've been loving all things mint green for a while now. :D

    Your blog is beautiful and absolutely clean! I struggle as I'm on a free hosted platform at the moment and all the designs are pretty much horrible. :P

    Also, I need to go buy some knee high socks now. So in love with them!

    Idealism never goes out of fashion

  19. I think your layout looks great. I desperately need to redo mine but the thought of doing it stresses me out. I never know what fonts to pick or colors or anything. Such a chore.
    Anyway, I love your new cat print dress. I'm not a cat person either but I love a good cat print clothing item! This dress is adorable on you!

    Jamie |


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