Small Girl, Big Ideas

I'm a Kitty, I'm a Cat, I Know Where The Party's At

I'm about the only person I know who drags a tripod and manekineko to the middle of a city (albeit a tiny one) to take photos of themselves. I'm actually really happy I'm able to do these things. This outfit was inspired by me staring at my Hello Kitty maneki-neko cat bank and deciding I was going to dress like it. Maneki-nekos, or lucky cats, are Japanese figures thought to bring good luck to the owner. Many times they come in different colors for luck in specific things, but white is usually most common. I have a small collection of maneki-neko things - from a solar powered one that waves at me to just a really fat gold one. These things just make me immensely happy and might bring me luck, so why not dress like one?

ManekinekoA Lucky CatEmma Fox SatchelJump!I Know where The Party's AtI Know where The Party's AtThe River & RedI Know where The Party's AtI'm A Lucky Kitty...

sweater :: target (similarremixed
coat :: ann taylor outlet remixed
dress :: c/o eshakti remixed
flats :: target
belt :: modcloth
necklace :: crave jewelry design remixed
rings :: sanrio & c/o oasap remixed
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49 comments:

  1. I totally got those flats at Target, they said size 7 (my size) but then the shoes in the box were a size 8. Booo. :( But they look amazing on you and now I want to go get them in the right size!

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  2. Lovely photos! So cute! The location is amazing! :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  3. I can't believe you have a maneki neko hello kitty! That's so cute!!! That dress it's absolutely adorable!

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  4. i'm such a huge fan of hello kitty and the good luck cats! my boyfriend brought me back a ceramic one from japan that i keep on my dresser. love these photos, the scenery is gorgeous. love the green of your bag too.
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  5. Great photos! Your outfit is great too, I love that bag. Hurray for dragging tripods into the middle if cities and taking photos of ourselves!

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  6. Wonderful photos!! I really love these, such a perfect place to take pictures. And this red dress with the lace cardigan is so wonderfully perfect. That hello kitty is too cute
    xJennaD

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  7. Those photos are brilliant! Especially the one where you are jumping. You are such an ace at photographing yourself.

    Great colours in the outfit too. I really wish I could pull off a strapless dress like you.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  8. I have several little mini lucky cats that I keep in the house... but why don't I have a hello kitty one!? Must have this!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I love the outfit! And the hello kitty! :D

    xx Denysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute outfit! do you have any clearer pictures of your tattoo(s)?

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    1. Definitely - they are scattered throughout the blog. You'll find them pretty easily by searching tattoo :: http://www.ofcorgisandcocktails.com/search?q=tattoo

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  11. Well you're not the only one, but you are definitely the best at it! Your dress is so cute! And I wish I had a solar powered good luck kitty to wave at me right now!

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  12. You rock that tripod! May you always be the queen of tripod placements in the city! This is adorable and I love the photos and your outfit!!!
    +Victoria+

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  13. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    You are so gorgeous and your outfit so absolutely stunning! Love the dress on you!

    Have the best week ever,
    -Kati

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  14. Target has amazing shoes right now! Love the bank, ADORABLE! Great photos!

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  15. I love this outfit! It looks so great on you and the colors are perfect! Great post! xx

    http://thehonestfox.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this outfit. So cute!
    And ooOooh! You have a back tattoo? What is it, if you dont mind me asking.
    Hope youre well lovely.
    Sarah xxx
    I wondered if anyone might be interested in this..GIVE A LITTLE LOVE
    http://whimsicalmumblings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/give-little-love-project.html

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  17. You're so cute! I love the title of this post too, made me smile!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  18. im glad you put the location in at the bottom of this post because I couldn't stop thinking how beautiful the street you're standing on is! I need to do an American road trip some day. Gorgeous shoes and adorable hello kitty, never knew the name for the good luck waving cats!
    xox

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    1. You should be able to click on the tags also and see more post from around Pennsylvania! All of my outfit posts and some other posts are tagged with where they are taken on Google Maps!

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  19. I love this dress, it goes so well with the green accessories x

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  20. Oh I didn't know that about maneki-neko! Good to learn something every day and i like how you say at least it'll bring you a smile. the hello kitty def did for me as well, fun to see you carrying it around in your adorable dress. love how you're right in the heart of the city, you always take pics in the coolest places!
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  21. Not only are your outfits always adorable, but you pick such great locations to shoot them at!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  22. Awww so cute!! I love your dress. I used to have a Japanese Bobtail who lifted her paw, ultimate good luck!!

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  23. Yay your cute little red eshakti dress! I love that cardigan and your green shoes contrast perfectly with the red dress. I really enjoy that you took pictures with the hello kitty lucky cat. So cute!

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  24. You. Are. Precious! I love that you had a little neko inspiration for this outfit... Adorable, Katherine! The colors seem like a pretty lucky combination, even without the influence from your Hello Kitty. :D Also, props for scavenging out to take pictures (as you always you, do amazingly brave lady, you! <3).

    I really adore that jumping shot. Your shoes are way too cute!

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  25. Oooo! Your skin looks so super pretty and glowy in these photos.
    emma▼deer

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  26. Girl you look wonderful! This dress is so good on you!

    We went into a Japanese cartoon styled store filled with Hello Kitty & cute stuff in LA and Ashley and I wanted to buy everything for you! You'd love it.

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  28. First, I love your creativity in where you draw inspiration from. Second, it was fun to learn you like these and collect them. Third, the outfit is adorable, especially the sweater!

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  29. Love this outfit - you can never go wrong with red! And it's even better when it's inspired by Hello Kitty!

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  30. I love the jumping picture of the shoes! The Hello Kitty bank is such a cute prop. You matched her well. :)

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  31. I'm way to self conscious to be able to do that, so much more comfortable hanging out with my tripod in my own backyard! Great that you're able to though!!

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  32. I'm seriously in awe of you, and you're adorable tripoding it! I mean look at that jump shot!! So impressive.
    Catherine Denton

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  33. I never realised those lucky cats had a name! I know, I know, of course, they do - I was just lazy not to look it up... :D
    Wonderful outfit and brilliant photos!
    x

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  34. Love how you paired the crochet cardigan with the red dress! Such a cute layering piece.

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  35. Your to cute, I love that dress, per usual.

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  36. So cute! I love hello kitty and have a couple hello kitty-themed things. Didn't know that they're meant to bring you luck! I especially love that cardigan, the knit is so pretty! And what a perfect place for outfit photos! Awesome view.
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  37. You def. nailed it with this outfit.
    I love that dress!

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  38. Love the inspiration and the pic of you jumping! And you have a solar powered one? Now that's neat!

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  39. I love the fact that your outfit was inspired by your Hello Kitty manekineko cat! Finding fashion inspiration from the most unexpected items is always fun >^__^<

    Cheers,
    Nina // lefancygeek.com

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  40. Better one, that gorgeous backless dress really looks awesome. The model is also smiling beautifully; I believe she has shaped her breasts with Bye Bra breast stickers.This hogtie has nicely lifted her breasts. I think she is wearing http://byebra.com breast stickers to fit that appealing strapless dress.

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