Meow Mix

As Gok Wan would say ‘Crop tops are bang on trend this season’ and I for one, am not a massive fan of getting my mid regions out. I don’t like having a breeze coming in up through my garments, getting all up in my grill, so up until now have avoided them like the plague. But I spotted this cut out shoulder cat face crop in Republic and even though it wasn’t on the sale rail I just had to have it. I do generally think Republic is a bit shit, it’s pretty pricey and the other two garments I bought both got holes in without me even wearing them!! But I’m a complete sucker for cut out shoulder detail, whatever the garment is, as soon as I spot them I buy them. I think cut out shoulders are perfect for anyone who is a bit conscious about their arms (which I am a bit) and they make them appear a lot slimmer, covering them up a bit but also still looking summery and warm! 

I popped on this maxi skirt that I got last summer from New Look as I knew it came up a bit higher so I wouldn’t have any fleshy bits exposed. I’m also a bit ‘nesh’ as we say in Stoke, so as soon as there’s a hint of chill in the air I feel it! So I like to play it safe and always over dress no matter what the weather predictions for the day. I put on my denim shirt I got from Primark the other week just to be on the extra safe side but it actually turned out it was probably the hottest day of the year so far. I absolutely love this scrabble tile necklace I got in my goody bag from the Birmingham Bloggers meet last month by Kris Chi usually I disregard jewellery after I’ve worn it once, but this I keep putting on again and again! 
I also even wore sandals for the first time this year, which also ended up being the last time as this was bank holiday Monday when it was hot and then it’s been absolutely rubbish weather ever since! Boooo! Unfortunately I can’t find a link to the t shirt for you as Republic must still be in that administration thing and don’t have a website to shop on, not surprised if all their clothing gets inexplicable holes in it though eh!


  1. May 27, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    I heart a crop top with a high waisted bottom.. there's no way I could do crop any other way, like Sporty Spice.

  2. May 15, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Love this outfit, the cat top is gorgeous. Xx

  3. May 13, 2013 / 10:11 am

    I like this outfit, although like you I've never been that fussed by Republic.

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:56 am

      It's a bit meh isn't it? And our local one is laid out so bad!!

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:56 am

      Thank you 🙂

  4. May 12, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    love the tee, I bought a cut out shoulder top from topshop (it has sparrows on the breast area…aka TITS ON MA TITS) and in good old topshop high quality style they've literally just chopped the shoulders off a tshirt and they're very nearly to completely unstitching themselves and falling off, hurrah. x

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:56 am

      Well that sounds a bit poop!!

  5. May 12, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    Loving this outfit. I love your style 🙂

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

      Thank you 🙂

  6. May 12, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    That top is so cute 🙂 I've never bought anything in Republic as the quality is atrocious on the whole, plus it's overpriced x

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

      Tell me about it! But I couldnt resist!

  7. May 12, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    I really like this outfit, i have a maxi skirt that i barely wear as i never know what tops to pair it with!
    Natalie xx

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

      Me neither! I find crop tops work the best with mine though! Or a T Shirt tied in a knot!

  8. May 12, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    You slowly turning into me with all the cat stuff haha ps: ironed the cat jumper you gave me and wore it yesterday, it's LUSH.

    • May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

      Awwh! Glad you like it!!! Did the cat stick back down ok??