Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Cattiness

A couple of weeks ago my housemates decided to get a cat. I was thoroughly against the idea (and so were a lot of you, thankyou heartily for the support) but, alas, it arrived, and it has stayed. And it is actually the sweetest thing I have ever seen.


This is Hugo, he is twelve weeks old and he is very soft and very inquisitive. Wow, that sounded like the sort of "My Pets" paragraphs you write at the age of 4. Well, it's accurate, he is indeed very soft.

I'm still against it in principle because, as I expected, he is very lonely very often. I have had to fill his food bowl three times, and because no-one is usually in the house for particularly long, lately whenever I'm back he's been keeping me company. I worry that he won't learn any rules, eat something he shouldn't or generally get himself hurt. And yet this is just not my responsibility.

For the time being, he is here, so he might crop up a few times over the blog.
Just so you're introduced now.

Leopard Collar Dress - New Look
Black Opaque Wedges - Topshop

In tribute to my new furry friend, this is what I wore for drinks with a friend last week (it's long-overdue, I know). You've probably seen this particular dress or millions of versions of it on the high street at the moment, and I'm utterly in love. Minimal, peter-pan collar, leopard print, flattering and so girly, I'm experimenting with the all-black approach that suits the likes of MJ so well. Sadly when it actually came to leaving the house, I couldn't help but throw on the reddest cardigan you have ever seen. Which reminds me, it's nearly Valentines Day! In the spirit of modern feminism, are any of you sending out cards? I'd be lying if I said I'd be disappointed if I didn't get one, though I would hope it's practically a given what with a long-term boyfriend, but how many of you have got the guts to spill your love beans? xox

28 comments:

  1. I have to say, Hugo is a complete sweetie! He looks so cute. Mmm, hopefully he won't get too lonely! I love how you've styled the dress. I totally want it but my purse strings won't allow.

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  2. Oh he's adorable! I wouldn't worry about him being lonely though - cats are generally really happy in their own company and spend most of the day sleeping. They are v. good at guilt tripping you and pulling the lonely face though - ignore it, he'll be fine!

    Love the dress and how teeny do you look in it?!

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  3. I must admit I do have a little bit of a soft spot for cats. I'm sure he will not be too lonely, sometimes they like a bit of time alone. He is so adorable by the looks of it, which makes it so so hard not to fall for him!

    The dress looks lovely, I love the little dash of leapard on the collar, perfect xx

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  4. Oh my goodness he's such a sweetie! I can completely understand why you were against getting him though. It is a bit rubbish for him to have to spend a lot of time alone, although apparently cats are quite independant aren't they? It'd be worse if you were leaving a dog alone in the house lol, they go mental!

    Love the dress - the all black outfit really works for you!

    Sadly I'm single ONCE AGAIN for Valentine's, so I doubt I'll be sending or recieving any cards. Bah humbug! x

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  5. Love the old black outfit, I think all black looks very classy. I spotted that dress today in my local new look and it was only a tenner! Alas I dont even haqve that in my bank but im so tempted to buy it when my ebay money comes though!
    Sophie
    x

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  6. He is gorgeous! but as a student myself i know i wouldn't be there enough for a pet right now, as much as i want one!

    http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a cute cat!! I wouldn't worry too much about him, cats are very independent and sleep for most of the day.
    I love your dress too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  8. that story sucks, it's a shame but hope it works out for our friend, guess he;s the blog's new mascot eh

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  9. Hugo is adorable and I'm loving his name - so sweet!
    You look fab here, and your hair is completely wonderful. Inspiration for myself?! I think so!
    That dress is probably too long for me - d'oh.

    Rosie x

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  10. whata cute kitty! and so, so young! I hope that works out for you :) My brother's kitty is turning a year old in about a month, and he's still a firecracker :P

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  11. Aww well at least the new kitten isn't tearing up the house :) He looks cute :) Lovely outfit too, the collar is so cute. As for V-day, my boy and I swap cards but that's it, our anniversary is 3 days later, so we'd rather celebrate our day as it's more personal to us :)

    L x

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  12. Aw that cats lovely! Hope he settles in ok :) xx

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  13. Aaaaawww, i'm a major cat lover so my heart is melting. It's a shame he is left lonely though :(
    Outfit is lovely, understated but glamorous. Love the red lips with it :)
    x

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  14. Cutest dress ever! I love it! Don't worry about the kitty, they can totally be alone no problem. They aren't like dogs who need constant attention!

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  15. Hugo looks so cute! i love your peter pan collar dress and your shoes! you hair is gorgeous :) x

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  16. oh hugo... he's got you all twisted round his... i can't saw little finger, but how do paws work?! regardless, i like your outfit homage to him (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  17. I am SUCH a crazy cat lady, and I love your dress x

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  18. aaaw what as cutie :)
    No valentines card sending for me, I'm a committed spinster
    x

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  19. thanks for your comment :)

    that cat is adorable - who wouldn't want it?! but i guess with your living/ studying matter, it's understandable.
    love your outfit, your shoes and dress are gorgeous <3

    Vintage Stop at www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this dress, I have the Topshop version and it's amazing!! I split up from my bf last month but we had been going out for 3 years and never really celebrated V day, we did cards but that was it


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  22. Aww cute kitty! He looks exactly like my Harry :). Cats are normally fine and will entertain themselves - although most of the time they will sleep :)

    http://teacupsandbuttondrops.blogspot.com

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  23. Awwww he's adorable but I agree that he's a huge responsibility so I hope your flatmate has thought this through!
    You look fab in that dress x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  24. Love the New Look dress and your red lippie! I'm not so much a cat person but I have to say your kitten is adorable!

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  25. This looks lovely on you pet - and speaking of pets, Hugo looks adorable! I'm so broody for a little animal friend it's ridiculous! Sally x

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  26. Aw, Hugo is a real cutie...as you know I do adore cats! They do get lonely, that's why ideally you should get two & I always advise people to do so at work... that's how I ended up with my two boys, but at least I never worry about them being alone as they have each other for company. But as you say, that's not your responsibility! If he needs a new home... Haha, only joking ;)

    Anyway, you look most lovely in this dress! I tried the Topshop one but it was so short it showed half my bum so I had to let it go! Your hair looks beautiful too, I really like your new fringe. I'll probably send/receive a Valentines card to/from G but that's a given really! :)

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  27. awh, that cat is sooo cute! i used to have two but they died at the age of 16 and 17 (human years) and that dress is adorable :)
    much love
    x
    www.somethingmagicalcouldhappen.blogspot.com

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  28. I have that dress in beige! I love it, it's pretty flattering :D

    Also, love the hair! :) xxx

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