Favorites: 80/35 Music Festival!

80/35 is Des Moines’ best music festival and it’s happening next weekend! Stumped about what to wear? Well, when planning an outfit for a day at a music festival there are many things to consider. Just how hot will it be? Rain or shine? Can I stand AND sit comfortably in this outfit?  Can I throw my jacket, emergency toilet paper, wallet, etc into my bag and still be able to dance comfortably? So many questions!


1. I’ve been crushing hard on overalls and I think this is the perfect occasion to finally break them out.
Railroad Printed Overalls :: Free People

2. I’m a sucker for a brown woven bag. And although we would highly recommend a denim fanny pack, good luck, they’re hard to find!
Tan Crossbody Bag :: Dorothy Perkins

3. Oh wait, they really aren’t too hard to find! You just have to look at K-mart. Naturally.
Joe Boxer Fanny Pack :: K-mart

4. I’m not usually one for a maxi dress, but I find this one unreasonably cute. Just be careful when making a trip to the dreaded port-a-potty!
Tall it a Day Maxi Dress :: Lulu’s

5. You could match these statement earrings with a white tee and some jean shorts and still look stylish.
River Island Feather Drop Earrings :: ASOS

6. You’ll want a comfy shoe, for sure, and if you can handle it, something with a little extra height is great for when tall boys will inevitably stand right in front of you…
Kimchi Blue Quarter Strap Sandal :: Urban Outfitters

7. The festival IS 4th of July weekend after all, so in this case we support being overtly patriotic!
For Love & Lemons Americana Dress :: Urban Outfitters

8. Sunnies are imperative. Definitely pack one pair, if not more!
Dark Sky Shades :: Nasty Gal

Of course, nothing says a music festival like a pretty floral crown. Take 30 minutes out of your day and make one, the DIY is right here!

Hope to see you there!


June Favorites!

It’s time for our monthly style-up and this June it just makes sense we’re both gravitating towards oranges and reds with the heat, right? We’re also loving the geometric trend, from a cute shapely dress (I went there) from Modcloth to cut-out oxfords from Urban.


Marlena’s Outfit:

1. These earrings are perfect to dress up any outfit.
Finchittida Cut-Out Earrings :: ASOS

2. I love this flattering pattern and it’s such a nice, cool dress for the heat.
New Theory Tube Skater Dress :: Sway Chic

3. The little arrows on this belt are too cute.
Arrowcut Skinny Belt :: Madewell

4. This yellow floral bag is reminiscent of a vintage carpet bag, but way cuter than the one I used to own!
Opportunity to Pop Bag :: Modcloth

5. See: the cut-out squares will keep your feet nice and cool despite not wearing sandals. Right?
Cooperative Lattice Lace-up Flat :: Urban Outfitters

Jessi’s Outfit:

1. Yes, I know it’s summer, but you never know when a summer thunderstorm will hit. OR use this beauty to shield yourself from the blistering sun.
When It Rains It Paws Umbrella :: Modcloth

2. This geometric darling caught my eye instantly and I have to admit I already snagged it from Modcloth! And believe me, it’s just as cute in person.
Summertime Spirit Dress :: Modcloth

3. If I had a billion extra dollars to spend I’d drop some money on this bracelet real quick!
BoyNCY Thorn Cuff Bracelet :: Urban Outfitters

4. I’m a sucker for a brown bag, and the gold trim really sets this apart from the rest!
Tan Gold Rim Saddle Bag :: A|Wear

5. I saw these puppies on a lovely lady in downtown Des Moines and was inspired to look them up online. Very classic and practical for summer!
Charla Black Wedges :: Zappos

Hope your weekend is a blast!

Favorites: The Babysitters Club

This week’s favorites feature includes our 4 favorite ladies from the BSC: Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill (obviously the top two), Mary Ann Spier, and Dawn Schafer. Each with their own unique styles, we thought: what would each of them be wearing today?



Claudia was all about being as loud as possible style-wise. How can we forget her themed outfits (surely you haven’t forgotten the classic Under-the-Sea ensemble), DIY jewelry, junk food stashes and that major sister complex? Betsey Johnson is surely one of Claudia’s favorite designers, right? The mismatched earrings are SO KISHI!
1. Sparkle and Fade Mesh Dolman Sweater :: Urban Outfitters
2. Pelican Hat Mismatch Earrings :: Betsey Johnson
3. Plastik Hearts Tote :: Betsey Johnson
4. ASOS Leggings in Mono Stripe Print :: ASOS
5. Kimchi Blue Alice Lace-ups :: Urban Outfitters


Everyone loves Stacey (am I right?) this New York girl oozes confidence through her chic fashion sense, despite her parents divorce and early onset diabetes; we have to give it to her, when life hands Stacey lemons, she makes (sugar-free) lemonade!!
6. Aztec Cut Out Earrings :: Top Shop
7. Multi-Floral Pleat Front Shell :: Top Shop
8. Panelled Matt Wetlook Leggings :: Top Shop
9. LEI Two Part Platforms :: Top Shop
10. Art Deco Wrist Purse :: Top Shop


The best little tree hugger from the 90s (although a close call with Z.Z. Ziff from Salute Your Shorts) is totally into Free People. She has that cool bohemian with a little girly edge down pat. Our favorite part about Dawn was her haunted farmhouse with all those secret passageways. Too bad she had to leave it all behind for the beaches of California.
11. Addie Bibbed Henley :: Anthropologie
12. JadeTribe Capri Weekender Bag ::Free People
13. Cascade Mini Wedge :: Free People
14. Battenburg Crochet Shorts :: Free People


A modern Mary Ann Spier could most certainly find any of her demure fashions at Modcloth! From Peter Pan collars to bows to knee socks they’ve got it all. Not sure she’d be this fashion forward, but people can change, right? P.S. Pretty sure that darling bracelet was given to her by the best boyfriend of all time, Logan Bruno. Awwwwww!
15. With a Little Lock Necklace :: Modcloth
16. Basically Amazing Socks :: Modcloth
17. Banner Day Dress :: Modcloth
18. Right Here Heel :: Modcloth
We’re going to go dig out our Super Specials and head to the pool. Who was your favorite character? Are you sad we left out that bossy Kristy?

Favorites: Decorate Your Head!

Our Favorites series this week is all about adorning your head. Whether it’s the perfect sun hat or a special little jeweled clip, we have our top ten picks for the season!


Totally adorable to wear to a summer wedding! (Wanna make your own? Check out our Floral Headpiece DIY!)
1. Take Me to the Trellis Headband :: Modcloth

Pin your bangs back during a bike ride with this cute head wrap.
2. Chevron Headwrap :: Raydiant Apparel via Etsy

Be the belle of the beach in this giant sun hat!
3. Multi-color Summer Floppy Hat :: American Apparel

Hide your face from the sun during a picnic or leisurely walk.
4. San Diego Hat Company Sun Hat :: Urban Outfitters

Get your Minnie Mouse on with these cuties!
5. Polka Dot Hair Clips :: Forever 21

Dazzle at a party with this 20s-inspired headband.

6. Feather Your Cap Headband :: ModclothTime to snazzy up your bun or ponytail with these cute patterned ties.
7. Bun Wire Ties :: Free People

Love this bold color!
8. Echo Braided Floppy Hat :: Asos

This crazy pattern is sublime.
9. Cult Gaia Munchies Headwrap :: Urban Outfitters

A darling bejeweled bobby pin to add some flare.
10. Crystal Crush Bobbi :: Ban.do

Have a lovely week, and go put something on your head!

May Favorites!

This week Jessi and I each picked out a fun outfit from head to toe perfect for May, a little springy and a little summery!


Marlena’s Picks

1. I love the cool shape and the pretty neutral color.
Loud and Clear Shades :: Nasty Gal

2. This button down is effortless, comfy, and pretty.
Floral Minuet Button-up :: Ruche

3. Faux suede and studs add that little bit of edge. And they are under $4!
Studded Bow Hairpins :: Forever 21

4. I’m loving all things high-waisted, and tucking that button down in these cute shorts would show off the darling buttons.
BDG High-rise Sailor Short :: Urban Outfitters

5. Love this cute little arrow/chevron ring. And again, it’s under $4!
Cutout Arrow Ring :: Forever 21

6. I love the color and how architectural this bag is.
Tailored Tara Purse :: Tailor & Stylist

7. This striped wedge would go with about a million things in my closet!
Seaside Snack Wedge :: Modcloth

Jessi’s Picks

1. This striped beauty will keep the sun off your face and you’ll look cute to boot!
Wide Brimmed Paper Floppy Hat :: French Collection

2. Top off your summer look with some shades that’ll make your outfit all American for the best summer ever!
Polka Dot Nerd Sunglasses with Bow :: SugarRush Collections via Etsy

3. I don’t wear much white but this dress is tooooo cute to say no to!
Cooperative Scalloped Peplum Dress :: Urban Outfitters

4. Who doesn’t love a bow belt?
Red-Orange Adorable Bow Belt :: Pree Brulee

5. This vintage bag is so versatile and pretty!
Woven Leather Bag :: Factory Handbook via Etsy

6. If it’s not too too hot out I love to rock some boots with a dress, skirt or shorts. And these are perforated which makes them perfect!
Knock at the Door Boots :: Seychelles Footwear

Have a great week pretty kitties!


Super Sunday Favorites: Empire Records

April is the beloved month of Rex Manning Day! Even though it’s officially April 8th, we’re still celebrating. This past weekend we headed to one of our favorite local bars (the Mews) for a celebration of Rex Manning Day, featuring bands covering the 90s (including Jessi’s beau!). So FUN! Highlights of our night included the Saved By the Bell theme song, Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” and Jessi rapping Salt N’ Peppa.

Anyway, we had Empire Records on the brain and were inspired to come up with some new picks themed around the movie. Enjoy!


1. This black cat tank has the perfect record store vibe. Metal cat muscle tee :: Forever 21

2. Shock me shock me shock me with these purple boots! Steve Madden Troopa Boots :: Zappos

3. Go ahead, try and seduce Sexy Rexy like Corey tried to in this little red number. ASOS Boudoir Mesh Trim Bra :: ASOS

4. Deb approved. BDG Embellished Utility Vest :: Urban Outfitters

5. This high-low skirt has the perfect amount of sex appeal. Floral Lace High Low Skirt :: Forever 21

6. A pill box to keep your stash of speed, of course! Vintage Pill Box Holder :: Rose Petal Resources via Etsy

7. It just wouldn’t be a day at the Empire without a plaid short skirt. 90s High-waisted Plaid Skirt :: Musky Mink via Etsy

8. Pleated skirts are a must! Pins and Needles Box Pleat Skirt :: Urban Outfitters

9. A bit rocker and a bit feminine: so Corey! Gypsy Junkies Liberty Neon Sequin Shorts :: Lulu’s

10. Crop tops are back and they are a perfect way to show your inner record store girl. Influence Stone Honeycomb Knit Crop Jumper :: New Look

11. Complete your look with this Marc Sucks button! 1″ Empire Records Button :: Push Buttons via Etsy

Rap… metal… rap… metal… and Whitney Houston,


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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:


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

Super Saturday Favorites: Cute Animal Prints

We don’t know about you, but lately it seems like little animal prints have been popping up everywhere. Horses, bunnies, giraffes, and of course: kitties! We are absolutely sold on this fun, cute trend. Take a little looky at our favorite picks!


1. Turn heads with this cute preppy giraffe skirt. Giraffe Charm Skirt :: Sosie

2. We can’t deny a great kitty cat print. Meow-a-Days Scarf :: Modcloth

3. This canvas backpack is the tops! Horse Print Backpack :: ASOS

4. Upon closer inspection this silk chiffon top is covered in pugs! I Heart Pug Shirt :: ASOS

5. Bats have never been cuter. Totally Batty Tank :: Spotted Moth

6. Loving all things horses. Horse printed twisted headband :: FashionScarvesForYou via Etsy

7. Perfectly pink! Love the piping detail. Game of Croquet Flamingo Print Blouse :: Ruche

8. That peter pan collar adds so much fun! All Eyes on Unique Dress :: Modcloth

Have a lovely rest of your weekend, pretty kitties!

xoxo M&J

Super Saturday Favorites: Mint + Dots

Why choose one trend when you can showcase two? Today we created 4 looks featuring both polka dots and that lovely color of the moment, mint! Which one do you like the best?


Mixing polka dots with a pattern works nicely when working in the same pretty pastel family.
1. Puttin’ on the Spritz Dress :: Modcloth
2. Matisse Kiley Flat :: Zappos

The black piping of the bag mimics the black in the dress.
3. Remix and Match Bag :: Modcloth
4. Wonderment to Be Dress :: Modcloth

A feminine blouse tops off the perfect shorts. We’re ready for warmth!
5. Nice to Meet Cute Top :: Modcloth
6. Polka Dot Print Short :: 2B

Bold bow earrings pair up with a classic black and white top.
7. First Guess Polka Dot Blouse :: Ruche
8. Claire Fong Zooey Mint Bow Earrings :: Lulus

Have a great weekend pretty kitties! J&M