Super Sunday Favorites: Spring Shoes!

This is one of the best times of the year: replacing the sweaters and heavy boots with short sleeved dresses and spring shoes! We have the shopping bug, darlings, and after you see all the adorable shoes we scoured I have a feeling you will be too.

We’ve found fun shoes matching up with spring trends like pretty pastels, fun stripes, bold black and whites, darling florals, flirty lace, and even the cut-out trend. Take a look at our favorites in casuals, flats, wedges, and heels.

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1. H&M Lace Canvas Shoes. $17.95. H&M.

2. Keds Stripe Sneakers. $62.34. Asos.

3. Not Rated Brandy Lace Oxford Flat. $34.95. DSW.

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4. Lilboger flats. $79.00. Nine West.

5. Know What I Mean Flat by Seychelles. $89.99. Modcloth.

6. Bullseye2 by Enzo Angiolini. $89.00. Piperlime.

7. Kimchi Blue Leather Peep-Toe Skimmer. $34.00. Urban Outfitters.

8. Aquarium Interview Flat. $29.99. Modcloth.

9. Dolly Flats. $35.00. Sosie.

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10. Demi R. Pink Wedges. $64.00. B.A.I.T. Footwear

11. Hello Darling Wedge by Jeffrey Campbell. $109.99. Modcloth.

12. City Classified Rigel Wedge Sandals. $21.00. Lulu’s.

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13. BC Footwear Winners Circle in Black cat. $68.00. Libby Story.

14. Found My Way Heels. $90.00. Seychelles.

15. Turning Point Heels. $80.00. Seychelles.

16. BC Footwear Winners Circle in coral. $70.00. Urban Outfitters.

17. Jazz Heels by Chelsea Crew. $64.99. Ruche.

We’d love to hear what shoes you have your eye on for Spring, little bunnies!

Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend, J&M

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Picnic Blanket Skirt

I love this picnic blanket skirt that I got at a flea market in Omaha. It’s light and airy and purrrfect for, you guessed it, a sunny, spring picnic! I normally save this for summer and always end up wearing it quite a bit, but I just couldn’t wait. Thrown over leggings with wedges added up to a great winter option for this summer number.

As of last week I now have 3 different denim jackets in my wardrobe rotation. What can I say, I LOVE DENIM!! I’ve ditched my winter coat(s), despite the fact that it’s still been quite cold outside. I can get down with wearing a cute winter coat for a few months, but once it’s officially spring I just can’t stand to cover up spring dresses and skirts with a bulky coat meant for December. This jean jacket is great since it’s super fitted. I also like how this jacket is zipper city: I can unzip the sleeves and roll them up, they’ve got zippered pockets as well as a cute front/side zipper. Lovely!

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This belt and tassel necklace are major outfit staples for me. They were both nice surprise purchases. I had no idea when I bought them that I’d get this mileage out of them, but they’ve both been sneaking into my outfits for years. Here’s to many more years with some of my wardrobe favorites!

Outfit details: Sunnies :: Forever21 (similar) | Jacket :: Forever 21 | Skirt :: thrifted | Shoes :: ASOS | Necklace ::  Forever 21

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Milkmaid Braids and Horses

Remember our post about tiny animal prints? Well I found this adorable horsey print dress and had to have it, and  decided to brighten things up with a few solids. I walked out of Target the other day with this cardi and these tights, and didn’t realize until I got home they are the exact same color. Weird, right? I must have been in total purple mode (or cobalt blue mode? I can’t really decide on the color. It seems bluer in these photos than I thought?) Anyway, I feel like my accessories make the outfit: bright yellow wedges, this amazing pink shell clutch, and the weird itchy necklace just all snapped together so easily. I love when that happens!

The fact that I'm standing in front of a frozen lake in the middle of March is heartbreaking. At least there's sunshine.

The fact that I’m standing in front of a frozen lake in the middle of March is heartbreaking. At least there’s sunshine.

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I’ve starting wearing milkmaid braids for awhile now. It seriously takes like 5 minutes to slap together and it totally looks like I put effort into my hair when I really didn’t! Promise. I vote trying it. I’ve played with the 2 thick braids versus 4 small braids; I’ve also just done two small in the front with the rest of my hair in a sloppy bun. Get crazy with these possibilities, pretty kitties!

Outfit details: Earrings & necklace :: thrifted | Cardigan, dress, belt, tights :: Target) | Shoes :: Gift from my bestie Kim, Aerosoles | Purse :: Vitae Design Collective

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We Heart Crab Rangoon

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Crab Rangoon + Mini Pies. What’s not to love? I picked up this mini pie mold from Target around Valentines day and thought for a long while about what to make first. Crab rangoon is one of my all time favorite foods and something I’d never tried to make before. While these aren’t traditional crab rangoons they taste darn close to the real thing. And guess what, they’re easy and delicious!

I like to keep things simple, especially when trying out a new recipe. I used packaged puff pastry because A. it’s easy and B. I always have puff pastry in my freezer. But if you have a go-to homemade pie crust or want more of a challenge I say go for it!

Ingredients:

1 package puff pastry, thawed

8 oz cream cheese, softened

one bunch green onions, chopped

6 oz crab meat (I used canned but I’m sure fresh crab meat would be delightful!)

Cracked black pepper, to taste

mini pie mold (if you don’t have a mini pie mold this could be improvised  by using cookie cutters to create any shape desired.)

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Directions:

1. Mix together cream cheese, green onions, crab meat and pepper in a bowl.

2. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface. Press puff pastry to each side of pie mold. Use a sharp knife to trim off excess pastry around the edges of the mold.

3. Fill one side of the mold with about 1/4 cup cream cheese mixture. You want the pie to be nice and full, but not so much that it will overflow while cooking.

4. Press mold together and hold shut for just a few seconds. Again, take a knife around the edge of the mold to trim off excess dough. (Note: If you’re using a cookie cutter, press the edges together with a fork.)

5. Open the mold and voila! The mini pie should fall into your hands. Once removed, press around the edges to ensure the pie is secure and no filling will seep out during baking.

6. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 for 10-15 minutes, or until your mini pie is puffy and golden brown.

These are delicious served with a side of sweet and sour sauce or on their own. Also, they’re just as good cold as they are hot. Success!

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Super Saturday Favorites: Floral + Denim

Happy weekend! We’re getting excited for everything Spring: 60 degree weather, rain showers, eating chocolate bunnies, and of course: flowers! Take a look at our take on a denim + floral mash-up and get inspired for the beautiful season coming our way.

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A bold floral printed blazer contrasts against a subtle pair of mint jeans.
1. Tropical Floral Blazer :: Forever 21
2. BDG Twin Mid-Rise Jean in Eggshell Blue :: Urban Outfitters

Feminine canvas oxfords and this collared denim dress create a relaxed and fresh outfit for the season.
3. Splendid Nickerie Oxfords :: Shopbop
4. Lena Denim Dress :: Modcloth

A flowy chiffon blouse mixed with this denim bow skirt is super sweet!
5. Floral Minuet Button Up :: Ruche
6. Swing the Blues Skirt :: Modcloth

Denim AND Floral combine for the ultimate pair of jeans!
7. Floral Print Skinny Jeans :: Forever 21

Toughen up these darling scallop shorts with this bright denim moto jacket.
8. Pretty Floral Shorts :: Lulu’s
9. Steve Madden Colored Denim Moto Jacket :: Nordstrom

Hope you’re having a fun-filled weekend! J&M

Life through the eyes of our iPhones

John and I picked up my engagement ring after getting it sized and celebrated with appetizers and drinks. Yum! | reading "shortcomings" with shera

John and I picked up my engagement ring after getting it sized and celebrated with appetizers and drinks. Yum! | reading “shortcomings” with shera

ellen cherry lounging on my cape | in front of a star trek exhibit in seattle

ellen cherry lounging on my cape | in front of a star trek exhibit in seattle

selfie | shera trying out for the band

selfie | shera trying out for the band

 

Charlie mesmerized | I made Joe document me eating an amazing soup from Django

Charlie mesmerized | I made Joe document me eating an amazing soup from Django

St. Patty's Day bling. QUACK. | All my selfies include Charlie

St. Patty’s Day bling. QUACK. | All my selfies include Charlie

Joe took me to Luna for Valentine's Day | Pizza party in the guest bedroom!

Joe took me to Luna for Valentine’s Day | Pizza party in the guest bedroom!

Happy Friday! J&M

 

 

Must-have Monday: Veronica Mars

We’ve all been waiting years for the Veronica Mars movie and it seemed it would never happen. Until now. Not sure about you, but here at Here Pretty Kitty we are super psyched to revisit Neptune, California! Here are our picks to find your inner detective, Veronica-style:

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1. This cute hat is so Veronica! :: Brixton

2. Veronica never leaves home without a camera for late night stake-outs. This “Neptune Green” Diana camera is cute, and very appropriately named! :: Lomography.com

3. Solving one mystery after another she is seldom found without a trusty bag :: Modcloth

4. Perfect for a date night with Logan, perhaps? :: Modcloth

5. A functional yet edgy jacket is a staple for the super sleuth! :: H&M

6. She needs something cute yet sturdy to run around, kicking ass. :: Urban Outfitters

Happy Monday! J&M