Cats of Notting Hill.

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

If you know me well, or read this blog just a little bit, then you probably know about my hopeless obsession with any and all things cats. While in London, I went shopping at Selfridge’s (probably my favorite UK department store… though I love Harrod’s and Harvey Nichols too!)  and fell head over heels with this cat motif blouse. The subtle blush hue, the cheeky but not overly whimsical pattern… and THE BACK! Love. I paired it here with denim, but I can’t wait to wear it tucked in with an a-line mini skirt.

These photos were taken in London. I had such a wonderful time. I stayed at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill (we snapped these a block away) and I spent the duration of my trip seeing as many of the art museums + galleries as possible (I’d been to London once before and did most of the historical stuff, so it was fun doing the artsy stuff this time around.) More on that later, though!

Outfit Details: Claudie Pierlot Top (also available here and here – note that it runs a bit tight in the arms so I sized up, am wearing a size 40 which equates to a US 8) // DL1961 Jeans (the most flattering!) // Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals (fave, fave, fave!) // Chanel Purse // Helen Ficalora Necklace // Celine Sunglasses

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

See what I mean about the back? Love it!!

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Posing next to the cute cars in London won’t get old. It just won’t.

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

While I don’t show it in every post, I’m rarely without my Helen Ficalora Charm necklace. I’ve been slowly adding charms to it since I moved to New York in 2006 and it’s one of my most treasured pieces of jewelry.

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

A funny story about my Tribute Sandals. I’ve had this pair for over five years now… replacing the tip of the stiletto every so often, and I swear by them. For weddings, parties, nights out… they’re the sassiest heels and they are a) easy to walk in and b) easy to stand in all night long. On my last day in London, I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum to check out their shoe exhibit. I was so, so excited to see my Tributes (the exact pair I’m wearing!) featured in the exhibit… but I had to giggle at the caption… Stripper Heels! Stripper heels or not… I still love them more than any of my other shoes.

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

Claudie Pierlot Bampolinebis Top, DL1961 Jeans, Chanel 2.55 Bag, Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals - Grace Atwood, The Stripe (taken at The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill, London)

photography by Holly McGlynn

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  1. Pat Schwab says 1.5.16

    Grace, That is so funny. Stripper heels? Pat S

  2. Tamara says 1.5.16

    I’m not a cat fan, but that blouse is amazing! Wow! How about pairing it with a high waisted long pencil skirt? Love your blog! Always a fan of tribute!

  3. Maggie says 1.5.16

    This is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. I love it!

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  4. Shae says 1.5.16

    This top is soooo cute! I love the back.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  5. Elana says 1.5.16

    I absolutely love your top. Cats + Pink + Bows!

  6. Natali says 1.5.16

    Beautiful casual outfit! LOVE your blouse!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  7. Dana says 1.5.16

    That top is amazing! Love the back detail!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  8. Thuy says 1.5.16

    Nice back detail on the shirt!

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  9. Meghan says 1.5.16

    Love those jeans on you!

  10. Roxanne says 1.5.16

    Hahaha stripper heels!? Silly. That cat top is absolutely adorable!
    –Roxanne
    http://www.glassofglam.com

  11. Abby says 1.6.16

    love that blouse – so adorbs! you should watch the show selfridges if you like the store – it’s really good!