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Not So Crazy Cat Lady with JOY the Store | OOTD

February 15, 2017

Am I allowed to apologise for my face in these pics?! I feel I have too. It was sunny, I am relatively new to this outfit post thing and I was stood in the wrong place entirely. 

I love this outfit though, a quirky print dress, bright bag and my wonderful new coat from M&S. It’s the perfect outfit for brightening up those dull days, but also for sunny with a chance of showers days! So yeah, if you can ignore my resting bitch face, I promise you a cute outfit!

Fjallraven Backpack and Joy Dress

Just look at the cats! It’s no secret that I am the biggest cat fan and am lamenting over the fact we cannot have a cat in the flat. I saw this dress on the JOY website and I just had to have it! I decided it’s the perfect Saturday outfit for tea and cakes. To make things practical (when we went out for a walk we did get caught in a shower) I added my rather practical but cute Fjallraven Kanken Backpack. This I have raved about before, but honestly I LOVE it.

Not So Crazy Cat Lady OOTD

Dress- Joy the Store*, Tights- Primark, Coat- M&S/Similar, Backpack- Fjallraven at Cotswold Outdoor, Shoes- Clarks.

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

I also decided to team it with my M&S Raincoat, a lovely long trench affair. Not too heavy but also good for keeping the rain away. I highly recommend in investing in one. My shoes are my fave’s from Clarks, blame Erica for the purchase of these. They are just so comfortable, her recommendation was SO right!


Ok, so despite looking grumpy, I was actually quite happy. Just look at the weather on the day of taking these pics. The basin was sun soaked and warm for the time of the year. Mummy Pond (who took the pics) and I enjoyed some tea and cake on my balcony after, then we went for a walk around Worcester- a perfect Saturday.

That View Though

Do you like quirky prints on dresses? Do you shop at JOY? Have you discovered the awesome that are Fjallraven Kanken Backpacks yet? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. * In collaboration with Joy the Store. All photos, words and opinions are my own.


  • Reply Joe Bloggs August 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    A very simple look and beautiful location. Perfect for a weekend outing!

  • Reply Jess March 15, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I absolutely adore this outfit – as a cat lady myself I’m gonna need to get that dress! I love the colour of your bag too 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca February 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I got a Fjallraven Kanken for my birthday earlier this month and so far I am loving it! It’s so much more comfortable to lug around all my day-to-day junk than my trust huge tote bag (and I have the added bonus that it’s stopped my aching shoulders!)

  • Reply Maria Fallon February 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    You look lovely and I need that backpack in my life!

    Maria xxx

  • Reply jessica February 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

    This Kanken is EVERYTHING! CUTE dress too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Natasha February 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Love this outfit, the print is adorable and your bag is lovely! You look great. Love the view in that final photot too. – Tasha

    • Reply MissPond February 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I love my bag so much, although it’s not looking so clean now!

  • Reply Madeline Ralph February 15, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I love Joy! They are my go-to for quirky presents and fun home decor. Unfortunately they’ve just closed the one nearest me but I’ll always check out their online store for ideas.

    Madeline x

    • Reply MissPond February 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      That’s a shame, at least you can still get them online 🙂

  • Reply Jenny February 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

    That’s the view from your balcony? Lucky you! I have to admit I’ve never heard of Joy but I love the print on your dress.

    • Reply MissPond February 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Yup it is 🙂 I wish we owned the flat but only renting!

  • Reply Rachel February 15, 2017 at 9:36 am

    As a crazy cat lady I absolutely love this, the dress is fantastic and I am off to have a look at it x

    • Reply MissPond February 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      I hope it’s still online! It’s such a lovely dress 🙂

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