Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cheetah

{Oxfords: Modcloth -- Tights: Gift -- Dress: Modcloth -- Cardigan: Urban Outfitters -- Belt: Forever 21 -- Beret: H&M}


Okay, so first off, this sweater. I am pretty sure when the buyer for Urban Outfitters was out there doing her (his) thing, he thought this sweater would be perfect for Kaylee! And he (she) must have said I'll buy it for her! Because, seriously, it is so me and I love it so much. Let me explain my reasoning. One, leopard print. Two, Spikes! Three, Cardigan. Four, long length. And five, black. I could probably keep listing reasons why I am head over heels for this cardi, but because I love you guys, I'll stop at five! Oh, and to make it even more absolutely amazing, my boyfriend bought it for me! Such a rare occasion really, he normally doesn't support my always growing closet. 





I'm sorry I didn't update last week -- seriously it has been so cold outside. Every time I thought about taking outfit shots I quickly chickened out and curled up with a book and a cup of tea instead. I wish I was more hard core, like most of you lovely ladies out in the snow, but I'm a California girl at heart. In other words, anything below 60 degrees is cold. All this nasty weather and my lovely cheetah print cardigan had me thinking about how important it would have been to have a real animal coat to keep you warm back in the day before heaters. I personally do not support the purchasing of or wearing of real fur jackets or capes, but I probably would have had one if I lived 100 years ago. I can't even imagine how terrible life would be without warmth all winter long. 

So here I was daydreaming about all the pretty vintage outfits I would have worn, when another thought hit. A lot of people still don't have heat for their homes. Or jackets for their backs, let alone warm fur ones. It is such a sad thought that I think most of us try and ignore it. Along with the fact that most of these freezing people probably are starving at the same time. I hope one day that I'll be able to travel to a third world country and help these people, that would truly be amazing. However, until then, I'll be buying TOM's shoes and playing on Freerice.com. I know it's not enough, but for now it's all I can do. Oh, and if you have never been to the free rice website, do so immediately. All you have to do is answer fun trivia questions (you pick the category) and for every correct answer they donate 10 grains of rice to a person in need. It's totally fun, trust me! 

If we forget about the awful truths in the world then nothing will ever change. Do you guys do anything to help out the less fortunate? Let me know, maybe it's something I can do too :) 

13 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

How sweet of you to think of the misfortune of others. What a great thought. It really puts things in perspective doesn't it?

On a brighter note, your cardigan is the greatest cardigan in all the land. I loooove the spiked shoulders!

Vera said...

Hi Kaylee,

First, this cardigan is very cute, the print is adorable! You say it,s cold? You should visit Russia one day :) I put on at least 3 cardigans and a coat every day (so annoying!) and I can,t remember when was the last time I wore a skirt :)

I got hooked once I visited that site: I literally can,t stop answering all that questions. It,s so sad that there are so many social problems nowadays...

My Gaby said...

cUTE! LOVELY!

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Melissa V said...

love that cardigan you were wearing! and i can totally understand that you did not feel like taking pictures in the cold! x

Maja said...

Truly lovely look & beautiful text. <3

Roxii said...

This outfit is gorgeous!

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charity victoria said...

oooh yes, that is a good cardigan. so sweet!

Lydia said...

ahh that cardigan is too cute! x

pitypartyforlesspopular.com said...

It's really rare to find people that think about world problems at their fashion blogs - fashion can be so arogant and egocentric! I think we should all think about that, when we want that shoes and that coat, while not only in third world countries but just near our homes there could be people freezing & starving because they can't afford basic necessities let alone another cute outfit every week or so..
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Munisa Galficar said...

oww, i love ittt!
kisses*

jackysvision said...

lovely outfit :)

Jamie Rose said...

Free Rice is a really fun site. I used to play on there back in high school. I need to check it out again!
And also this cardigan. It is absolutely amazing! I'm such a fan of leopard print and the studs on this cardigan are a really unique addition. It looks badass and so fantastic on you!

Hola Bambi said...

Beautiful outfit xx