What’s the Rule on Cat Jewelry?
Is there a rule on cat jewelry? Is it always a no? Always a yes, but only one thing at a time? Or just, go crazy but be very selective?
I want to wear cat jewelry ironically (as in: with ironic intent) now, since I’m in my 30s, and then just keep going straight on through until I can wear it earnestly in my 70s, but I’m not sure when the switch takes place.
If the timing or styling is off, even a smidge, then I’ll be someone people feel vaguely sorry for.
Another problem: I’m not really wearing it with ironic intent right now. Cats are cute, and my cats, well, obviously they are gifted and incredibly special and magical.
I would like to be reminded of their existence at all times by way of the adorable cat bauble.
But it’s a tricky road to travel.
Take this super-cute vintagey black cat necklace.
Pretty, stylish, earnest, yet totally acceptable.
But then, take this very similar, more fantastical black cat necklace.
An easy misstep: You definitely have to know your audience to wear this one. Especially if you own a couple of cats. People will make assumptions. If you’re a dog owner, you can get away with it.
It’s all about appearing slightly less obsessed with your cats than you really are.
Now this cat and moon pendant seems like a good middle ground. You’ll mean this, but your friends will assume irony.
Or am I way off because I’ve been browsing cat jewelry on Etsy for the last 30 minutes? I’ve lost my ability to judge already. You see?
…But you have to look at this one. This is adorable.