meow: what's all the purring about cat shirts?

roar. meow. prrr. i'm really more of a dog person, although i don't have any pets.

last year, my sis came back from key west with a birthday gift for me they knew i would love hate: a poor-fitting, tourist tee with an obnoxious photo of a cat. it was so "duval street." did i mention that i am not a feline fan?

well a few things have changed since then. including my feelings about the shirt.

imagine my surprise when i started seeing not only lions, tigers and kittens gracing the front of tie dye t-shirts a year later, but that same image from my own cat shirt pop up on my pinterest feed. once a joke, now a hot trend, cat shirts are all the rage.

i don't know why i kept mine, but now i'm glad i did. i'm not one to wear something just because it's "in style" - hence why i don't do round sunglasses, ombre hair or teardrop bib necklaces - but i do like to spice up my wardrobe with pieces that are a little "out there," if only for the reactions. 

that doesn't change the face that the shirt i own is still ugly, so i put my own twist on it. a simple slice of the sleeves and that god-awful "key west, fl" script at the bottom, and now it's fun and frisky weekend wear.

today i'm sporting the new crop top for father's day dinner to remind my dad why he loves this crazy (non)cat lady.   

want your own? you're in luck. urban outfitters has at least a dozen to choose from, plus a number of other animals, even narwhals

or, don't want to spend $14-$32 on a silly shirt? visit enough goodwills and you're bound to find one traded in from 1994.

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