Outfit Inspiration: 80/35 Festival!

Hi Pretty Kitties! Are you as excited as we are for the big festival tomorrow?! MEOW! For those of you dear cats not in the Des Moines area, tomorrow is the start of one of the best weekends in Des Moines: 80/35! Piled full of great bands, fun people, endless booze and fireworks, the result is too. much. fun! So do you need some last minute inspiration on what to wear? Look no further, we have a couple ideas for you:

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FRIDAY (picked by Marlena)

Since it is the 4th of July and all, why not represent?

1. This hat will keep you cool while looking cooler.
Catarzi Fedora Hat :: ASOS

2. Time to take your outfit up a notch with this dazzling coin collar necklace. Let’s hope it’s doesn’t get too hot in the sun!
Chanour Antalya Coin Collar Necklace :: Free People

3. Acid wash is always a yes in my eyes.
Kid Cutie Dress :: Modcloth

4. Bring it all together with these patriotic sunnies.
American Flag Sunglasses :: Zooshoo

5. You’ll need a tote for all those festival necessities: water, sunscreen, and toilet paper!
A Cutout Above the Best Tote :: Modcloth

6. If you are one of those people that can rock a giant wedge for 12 hours, this is your shoe! Otherwise, better store some standby flip flops in that tote….
Paris Hilton Amina Wedges:: Heels.com

SATURDAY (picked by Jessi)

1. Rock star it up with some easy gold hoops.
Vanessa Mooney Stevie Gold Hoops :: Urban Outfitters

2. Stripes + floral = my summer obsession!
Stripe Cotton Crop Top :: American Apparel

3. A festival is the purrrrfect place to break out something crazy from your wardrobe. Live it up!
Nora Kitty Shorts :: Pixie Market

4. Keep track of set times so you don’t miss your fav bands!
Casio Women’s Denim Watch :: American Apparel

5. Those booties are too cute (if not the most practical…) Don’t worry if your feet get sore, that’s what the booze is for!
Wild West Side Leather Bootie :: Nasty Gal

6. Ok, fine, a clutch may not be super practical either for a festival but if you’re in it for the fashion who cares?! Just convince one of your besties with an oversized tote to store it for you when you’re busy clutching beer in one hand and water in the other. That’s what friends are for!
Raffaella Straw Clutch :: Francesca’s

 

Hope to see you there!

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Favorite Fall Booties

Nothing says autumn like short booties. Wellllll except pumpkins. You’ll see by our picks we love the stacked heel, but we also do love a pretty wedge and cool flat booties. Kitties, there are so many options when picking, it was so fun to find these! Pretty colors, fun heels, and even booties decked out in tapestry… check ’em out:
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1. A cut out bootie isn’t too practical for rainy days, but it sure is cute!
New Look Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots :: ASOS

2. Another cut out bootie, this one complete with a little tassel tail
Steve Madden Cinch Burgundy Booties :: Lulu’s

3. These tapestry boots are super crazy (in a good way). We’re envisioning them with stripes…..
Restricted Tapestry Bootie :: DSW

4. A classic lace-up boot with a little vintage feel.
Lace-up Chunky Heel Bootie :: Charlotte Russe

5. These fun booties have a flash of metallic on the heel.
BC Footwear Eager Beaver Metallic Booties :: Francesca’s

6. These ladies are a little crazy, perfect for a night out.
High Voltage Faux Leather Booties :: Forever21

7. Check out the subtle triangle pattern on these wedge booties.
I’m Down with that Bootie :: Modcloth

8. Nothing makes me feel fancy the way a gold tipped boot does. Nothing!
Kimchi Blue Metal Toe Lace-up Boot :: Urban Outfitters

9. You can wear these cuffed down or pulled up. Genius!
Business as Usual :: Seychelles

10. I’m not always a fan of studs but these have won me over. Plus, bonus kitty detail on the ankle!
Studded Ankle Boots :: YesStyle

11. Love these buckles
Kai Ankle Boots :: Sole Society

12. Kitties, these boots are not just red, they are OXBLOOD. Rad, no?!
Shoe Cult Wander Boot :: NastyGal

13. The small patterned cutout pattern is all over the place, and these are so cute with the light pink color.
Rose Labyrinth Booties :: Ruche

Hope this has inspired you for fall!

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Favorites: Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides has a special place in our hearts. Maybe not the most uplifting of movies, but it’s just so pretty and ephemeral, has the best soundtrack, and those Lisbon girls are total babes! We’ve rounded up our inspirations on how to dress like a virginal, albeit suicidal, teenager.

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1. Perfect for a night out (like the homecoming dance!) before being grounded for life…
Lacefall Dress :: Anthropologie

2. In lieu of a bunch of necklaces taped together, use these for a fashionable wrist.
Pyramid Faceted Stretch Bracelet :: Forever 21

3. Sneak these out of the house for some added sex appeal.
Face the Music Heels :: Seychelles

4. A dress to wear to a party (too bad it’s in your basement).
Tea Cupcake Dress :: Modcloth

5. Pretty cute for lounging around the house with your sisters, dealing with your ultra depressing life…
Kimchi Blue Lace Open-back Dress :: Urban Outfitters

6. Not sure Mrs. Lisbon would approve, but Lux would.
Flower Fracture Blouse :: NastyGal

7. Write the name of your crush (Is it Trip?) on your undies so you’ll always have him with you…
Rennes Lace Bottoms :: Anthropologie

8. These high waisted shorts are perfect. Wear them on a honeymoon in Calcutta perhaps?
High Waist Cascading Ruffle Shorts :: SheInside

9. And when you are grounded for the rest of your life (literally!) use this portable record player to play music for your crush over the phone. Romantic!
Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable :: Fred Flare

Favorites: Strapless Dresses

Hi Pretty Kitties! Marlena here. So back when Jessi and I were in college, we didn’t have the refreshing luxury of air conditioning. I remember one summer when Jessi was living in Iowa City, our roommate Mindy and I spent our super hot August days either sitting in our weird, dingy basement with a 30 pack of high life or going to the movies where it’s always cold, no matter the season. During those sweaty times it’s also nice to wear as little clothing as possible, and that’s where the strapless dress comes parading in! Jessi and I have rounded up some lovely little numbers just for you. Stay cool out there!

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1. Mint! Enough said.
Mint Cute Dress :: Modcloth

2. The cut and pattern are to die for!
Sparkle & Fade Lattice Waist Strapless Dress :: Urban Outfitters

3. This is part of their Archival Collection. So glad they brought it back!
Striped Dress :: Anthropologie

4. You know we can’t resist bows.
Cute the Breeze Strapless Dress :: Lulu’s

5. Perfect for the classy broad.
Backstage Jitters Dress :: Modcloth

6. Those buttons! That fun color! We’re in.
First Classy Dress :: Modcloth

7. Loving the subtle triangle pattern. So dainty!
Stained Glass Strapless Dress :: Urban Outfitters

8. This color blocking is the purrrrfect way to round out the end of summer.
Striped Strapless Flare Dress :: Loft

9. Super cute and custom made for you!
Polka dot strapless dress :: Bourgebride via Etsy

10. Love this pattern!
Summer in Barlette Maxi Dress :: Ruche

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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.

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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!
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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!

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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!
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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!

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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!

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