finders keepers: cat jacket
IT EXISTS: a denim jacket with cats on it.
It's only a little shocking to me that I came across this guy (if anyone would spot a cat-coat, it would be me), and it's even less shocking that this jacket came home with me the moment I saw it.
This hand-painted gem came into the consignment shop I used to manage and it never even saw the shop floor. It immediately was purchased by yours truly. Check out this one of a kind "COOL CAT" jacket.
I'd be lying if I said I hadn't worn this coat to my current job, or out on a date, or just leisurely wandering town. It's pretty much my favorite thing. Putting it on for this shoot was actually bittersweet because I realized I couldn't write about it again! Man, maybe I am a crazy cat lady?
It's definitely a statement piece, so my outfits are pretty toned down when I'm wearing this jacket. I paired it with some high-waisted black denim, black canvas sneakers, and a white tank top. Subtlety is key with this piece.
One of the best parts about buying this jacket came a few months afterwards. I was wearing it in my shop and an older woman came in to consign some pieces. I turned my back to her to grab a hanger or something, and she squeeled. She said that she had designed the back of my top and she was so happy to see me wearing it. She was concerned that we wouldn't accept the jacket for consignment, and she wasn't sure "what type of person would buy it". Well ma'am, that person is me. And I will forever have you to thank for my favorite jacket.