Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fierce Felines & Fringe

My Alley Cat







My cat's look today is "mildly amused".







Fringe Skirt: Black Bead Similar Similar
 Tank: Nikibiki
Belt: Steve Madden Similar
Scarf: Y's Yohji Yamamoto Similar Similar Similar
Sunnies: Gucci
Heels: BCBG Similar Similar Similar
Bracelet: Sparkl Tina
Makeup: Cynthia Jensen @ Envy Beauty Studio
Hair: Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza @ Envy Beauty Studio
Photography: Franz Swantko & Joanna Joy


Hello!  How is your week going?  How do you feel about wearing fringe?  I love the vibe of fringe pieces.  Fringe has movement and swings and sways when you walk.  Do you own any fringe items? I paired it with this amazing scarf from Yohji Yamamoto because the colors and feel of the fringe tassels on the bottom accented this skirt from Black Bead so well.  I love various shades of warm-toned clothing, so it was nice to find so many earthy colors in this set that I could combine together.  Of course, this skirt was too long, so I had to add some height with these laser cut platforms from BCBG.

Also, do you own a cat?  I Love Cats!  My cat wandered into this photo shoot and technically she is my cat, but I rescued her from the streets and gave her food and a home.  However, I quickly figured out that she would rather roam the great alleys of the city searching for adventure and other groups of cats to roam and play with, sniff through the trash in the dumpster, and drink from the stagnant puddles in the streets.  Who knew?  She only comes home in the mornings for her special can food, cat treats, and a warm couch or bed to sleep in.  I guess you could say that I tend to attract the stray cats haha.

Life has been busier than usual these days.  A few new blog opportunities coming my way has kept me a busy bee.  Getting up earlier and staying up later to tackle all the projects of the day has been challenging, but I realize that you have to face whatever those challenges may be with a fierceness to succeed and to overcome those challenges...along with a bold cup of coffee haha!  When I think of facing challenges, I think of our fierce feline friends...our cats.  Okay, so they may look all cute and cuddly with their fur coats and sound irresistible with their compelling meows, but when it comes right down to it, they are Fierce.  They know what they want, and what they don't want.  If they want to run around and chase mice, they chase after them with fervor.  If they want you to pet them, they will crawl up on your lap and block you from blogging on your computer or sit right in front of your television screen if you aren't giving them enough attention.  There is a lot we can learn from them.  They never worry about how they look when they go out (they were born with a fabulous coat), they are always curious and eager to learn (what's around the corner or in that paper bag), they are brave and take risks, and they are confident in their skills and abilities to do what they were born to do (hunt for opportunities and sense when it's time to pounce).  Naturally, when they need to restore their energy, they rest (and take cat naps).  Oh, how I love those adorable furballs:)

Hope you have a Fabulously Fierce Week!

XO Joanna





78 comments:

  1. Nice Inspirations

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  2. I swear you just get fiercer every time I visit your blog Joanna! ;) Loving how your cat became part of the photos too!

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    1. Thank you Rainbow! Glad you liked the cat photos:) Hope you have a great week!

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  3. You look fabolouse, Im in love with these fringle skirt ♥ Cats are very smart and they attract people with good energy :) Fantastic pictures with your little friend ♥

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    1. Thank you Joanna! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. Great post, Joanna! And I am officially dying of hair envy xoxo

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  5. I have cat also ;-) I love your skirt,color and shape!Everything great fits in your appearance, You look like a real lady:-)

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    1. Yay! You should post cat pics too. Thank you for the compliments:)

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  6. Lovely skirt. <3
    P.S. Your cat is so cute.

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  7. nice pics!! I love your cat!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I can't decide which piece on you I like the best! The glasses are super amazing and the fringe is so elegant and fierce all at once! You look glamorous and beautiful, as always! Congrats on the new blogging opportunities and projects ;) I can't wait to hear more about them and good for you for keeping your head with this busy time! XO
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    1. Thank you Lauren! I appreciate your support. Life can be crazy busy sometimes.

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  9. Aw your kitty is so cute! I don't wear fringe too often, but this looks great on you, love your lip color too!

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  10. LOVE this whole outfit! That skirt is too cool. You look gorgeous!

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  11. Oh dear friend!!! Thanks a lot for all comments and all support. Your opinion is really important to me. <3

    You look absolutely amazing with this trendy skirt!!
    Love your scarf. I want one :D

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  12. I'm a cat person so I totally love what you wrote and I do agree we can look up to them in many things. At the moment, there is this stray that hangs out around my home. I feed her quite often but she seems more interested in cuddling and being pet. Aometimes she spends all her days and nights playing in front of our house but sometimes she disappears for days. When she wants to be pet, she usually calls out to us, it's so funny.

    So, we both seem to attract strays...but some people say that a cat can never be owned or have owners and that is true....a cat can always wander of, even those kept in home sometimes hear that wild call from within.

    I do like your fringe skirt...you look absolutely perfect as usual.

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    1. That's so great that you are adopting a stray cat too! I bet she loves you. They must have great adventures when they disappear for days haha. I agree, I don't think we own them, I think they own us:) Thank you for the compliments. Hope you have a great week Ivana!

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  13. Loved this post! Love that your kitty made her way into this post! And these photos are just gorgeous - you are rocking the fringe! Hope you're having a great weekend, Joanna. :)

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! Hope you have a great week!

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  15. Very nice pics! i love your hair!kiss! ❤

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  20. I love the fringed style.I've always been a fan of it.You look chic and very beautiful
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  23. Love the styling,looking like a diva! Great job


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  24. You are so sweet to rescue that sweet cat! I love cats and they all deserve a good life! Your outfit is gorgeous! I love fringes and that skirt is amazing! Loved the way you wore it with that pretty scarf! I am excited to hear all about your blogging opportunities!

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    1. I agree, all cats deserve a good life. Thank you!

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  25. Loving this fringe look! I also love how it moves and sways and always looks so chic. Your cat is so adorable too. Cats are definitely my favorite =)

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  26. You look stunning and love the fringe skirt.

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  27. Stunning photos and that fringe skirt really is beautiful <3

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  28. Perfectly styled outfit, loving the fringe skirt.

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  29. I love fringe! Unfortunately it's still too current to be found in the thrift stores... :p haha I also love cats! I have two of them and I don't know what I'd do without them. I'm so happy you've been so busy with blog opportunities! It's such a great thing. Oh and did I mention your hair looks fabulous? Always so so gorgeous. Thank you again for your kind and supportive words, you are such a wonderful person. :)

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    1. Thank you Carissa! I am terrible at doing my own hair, so I get it styled for photos, otherwise it will look like a mess lol. I really meant what I said:)

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  30. You look gorgeous, lady. Love how you pair up those pieces.

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  31. I actually really like fringe and I think I just need more of it in my closet! I really love reading ur posts Joanna - I'm really glad we got a chance to meet through the blogging community. Life has definitely been more hectic than usual, but I love being able to come home and read ur blog posts at the end of the day!

    Hope u had a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! That is so sweet you to say. I feel so flattered! I am so glad we met as well. Your posts are always lovely and I enjoy reading your posts because they feel truly authentic.

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