calivintage: cattitude

oh yeah, today is all about my brand new cat print dress! i can’t remember exactly how i discovered leah goren’s totally awesome etsy shop anymore. (i wanna say it was either siri or anja, though i do know i’ve seen both young and liz sporting said dress…) either way, i’ve had my eye on this darling little number for what seems like forever! and last week, i just couldn’t take it anymore and finally placed my order. it was hand printed and hand sewn to order and arrived with a cute little cat zine, too! and of course, i had to throw it on and gratuitously prance around for an outfit post right away. i love that it’s essentially a polka dot dress, thereby making it a perfect neutral to pair with any number of colors, layers, and accessories.

dress: leah goren handmade cat print dress
jacket: bensoni sailor trench coat
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
lipstick: ysl rouge pur in le rouge
camera: meow pix camera (it meows!)

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61 Responses to cattitude

  1. hillay, mammal and lamb May 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    This is a cat lovers dream dress, woweee! Looks so cute with your jacket and shoes.

  2. Natalie May 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Your dress is mighty cute…

  3. Hannah May 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I think this is hands down my favourite outfit of yours ever.

  4. Liz May 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    yay! oh my gosh it looks so CUTE on you! isn’t it just perfect?? best purchase of the year for me. i feel like there needs a me a nation meet up and photo shoot with all the girls who own this dress haha!

  5. renee May 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    aah..i love the coat so so much!!!

  6. Vanessa May 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Yes!! Kitties on a dress is perfection to me! Also adore the jacket!

  7. hannah May 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    pardon my pun but… its purrrrrrrrfect.

  8. Dylana May 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    That dress is so wonderful!


  9. Lydia May 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I’m with hilary…this dress exemplifies my cat love X1000000! So, so, so, so, so, SO good. In my top 10 of my favourite Erin outfits :)

  10. marissa (stylebook) May 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    i’ve had my eye on that dress too. don’t push me over the edge!

  11. Nadia May 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Now I wants me a kitty dress too…x

  12. Meghan May 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    that dress is so SO awesome!!

  13. herecomesthesunblog May 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    HOLY CRAP I don’t know how I have never seen your blog before but i am IN LOVE with it. Please excuse my enthusiasm but you just have me so excited. Not only is that dress amazing (and I’m about to head straight to the etsy to price one for myself) but you are also adorable and this whole blog is so inspiring. Going to have a good browse around now and catch up on missed time! Just a little hello from your newest and happiest follower :)

    • erin (calivintage) May 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      haha, how funny! i just took a little peek at your blog and don’t know how i’d never seen yours before, either! i love it when that happens! so nice to meet you!

  14. Victoria May 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    The dress is sooooo cute and it really suits your quirky style :) Very jealous xxx

  15. Girl & Closet (Veronika) May 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Hello Erin, I’m SO thrilled to have found your beautiful blog (via modcloth). I’m absolutely smitten with your style and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find you. As for this dress? Adore it. I’m such a huge fan of whimsical prints and you’ve styled it perfectly. Count me in as your newest follower!! xx veronika

  16. Julie May 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    So cute!

  17. amanda May 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    i am so not a cat person, but holy crap lady this dress is adorable!!! i love ith with the trench and the ferragamos. really, this is one of my very favorites ever!

  18. Shauna May 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    You totally rock this dress! And after seeing it I totally need it SO badly. Love that you have your cat camera as well.


    • erin (calivintage) May 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

      haha, totes! i should have mentioned that in the post, actually! i love my cat camera!

  19. Siri May 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Ah I want this dress so bad! I have the shirt version which is way awesome. But I pretty much want everything that Leah makes :n )

  20. April May 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Oh wow, that dress is fabulous! I may need to save up for this.

  21. Kym May 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I literally gasped at those pictures. That dress is sheer perfection. I think this is one of my favorite outfits you’ve worn! You look like you’re having so much fun wearing it, too!

  22. Sen May 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm #


  23. Heather aka 29Skirts May 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Daaayuum! (That is “damn” in a drawn-out voice in case it doesn’t make sense.) You’ve been outdoing yourself lately…this dress and outfit are SO incredibly COOL! And super cute!

  24. Rebecca May 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    great dress! How is this the first time Im seeing it!? I feel like taking the potato stamp to all my clothes now!

  25. WendyB May 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    I heart that jumping picture. So cute.

  26. April, Everyday Forgotten May 28, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    I dont think this dress could get any cuter! Seriously I loveeee the print!

  27. Ginta May 28, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    How amazing is the dress?!?! (And I’m actually not a cat person! ) And the print really looks like polka dots! And how cute is your camera! Perfect, perfect outfit!

  28. Chaucee May 28, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    This dress is ADORABLE! I can see why you love it so much.

  29. lacee May 28, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    love!! so stinkin cute!!!!

  30. Caroline May 28, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    I love etsy shops! That print is SO cute. I also am in love with your coat… especially the collar.

  31. Domonique May 28, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    I love everything about this look, especially lusting after those pretty little flats :) x

  32. Leah May 28, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    The dress looks amaaaazing on you Erin! So happy you (and everyone else) love it so much. And vintage Ferragamos are my favorite shoe of all time – I actually have 5 pairs in different colors – so cool to see them with the dress.
    Do you mind if I put a link to this post in the etsy dress listing?


    • erin (calivintage) May 28, 2011 at 11:55 am #

      hi leah! thank you so much! you can certainly link to this in your listing!

      and i’m envious of your ferragamo collection! i’ve been on the hunt for more colors myself!

  33. Dominique May 28, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Omg! What an absolutely wonderful outfit! I am completely completely jealous of your sailor trench coat! I can’t even —- And your dress is whimsical and quirky; it looks perfect on you. :]

  34. eliza May 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    This dress is beyond amazing! I love that it is handmade too, beautiful :)

  35. daria May 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    of course, I love any kind of cat print, but this one is truly spectacular! and it looks so good with this trench! <3

  36. Pink Penguin (Elyse) May 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    LOVE the cat dress, you really have a talent for hunting down the most unique, cute dresses, that I don’t see anywhere else on the blogosphere. And the trench is super adorable too! x

  37. yooni May 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    GAHHH that dress is so cute

  38. Hannah May 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    This dress has been in favs for ages! It’s so awesome.
    I’m really tempted for something fungi printed…

  39. zoe, lion heart vintage May 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    suuuuuuuuuuuper cute. this dress is pretty much PERFECT for you, i’d say. i love your simple pairings with it too! total win!

  40. KZ May 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    SO CUTE! I love your trenchcoat as well :)

  41. The Velvet Bow May 29, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    Just when I think I have a favourite outfit of yours you go and pull this amazing one out and my jaw dropped! So so good! I am obsessed with cat-themed clothing and I need this dress now. I also love how many ways you style your Bensoni trench, it’s so versatile yet so quirky. Love.

  42. Rachel May 29, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    I really love this dress – adorable!

  43. April, Everyday Forgotten May 29, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Just to let you know, I featured this outfit in my favourite outfits of may in my May recap post!

  44. meanz May 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    I love your whole outfit. That dress is so adorable!

  45. Jamie Rose May 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    That cat print dress is so so cute! I love how quirky and original it is. It looks great with the nautical-ish coat. I really love the collar on that jacket. You look amazing!

  46. bestie May 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    When you posted this dress on Tumblr (from the Etsy listing you purchased), I thought it would be scandalously short. But I’m delighted to see it’s the PERFECT length on you! I absolutely adore it and the way you styled it with the sailor cape and Ferragamo flats! God Erin, I love you.

  47. Robin May 30, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    What a cute dress! Glad you took the plunge and scooped it up!

  48. Anna May 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    this dress rocks!

  49. Shanti May 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    cute dress!! I love the print.. :)

  50. orchid Grey June 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    holy cats, I’m in love!

  51. bargain bex June 4, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    after seeing this adorable babydoll dress, you left me no choice, absolutely NO CHOICE but to have to start a serious search of my very own for nothing but this style of frock to wear all. summer. long. i even had to write about this new sartorial quest o’ mine over in my neck of the woods. take a peek?

    oh. and thanks for the continuing daily wardrobe inspiration. seriously if i could steal all your closet’s contents, i would. in a heartbeat. for real.


  52. Rachel June 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Oh I have been looking for this post for days, saw it mentioned on another blog but couldn’t remember which one nor who exactly you were but then I woke up this morning and thought ‘calivintage’ and so pleased it was! This is so beautiful and love the inky not-quite-pefect print design, its something I might try on a plain tee depending how DIY-inspired I’m feeling…! Keep up the good work, love the blog :) xx

  53. Angga Heinrich June 20, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    oh this dress is just adorable and it is so you!! Pairing it with your trench its a purr-fection!!

  54. Colleen March 6, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    you look so cute! Love this dress.


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