Friday, April 16, 2010

I'll Never Let You Go, If You Promise Not to Fade Away (Carol & Kathryn OOTDs)

Happy Friday Evening, Dear Readers!

I've just returned from a short trip up to Northern California to see a couple of my favorite bands - Muse and Silversun Pickups!

Hubby splurged for 15th row tickets, and the show was A-MAZING! I was jumping and dancing for the entire set! Matt Bellamy (lead singer of Muse) has to be one of the most talented individuals on the planet. He has such a powerful voice, and he can play guitar and piano so well that it makes me never want to pick up a musical instrument again...sigh. If only I could be as talented...!

Anyway, here's a very happy me, with my "pretty" new Muse shirt, after the show:

The day after the show, we drove down to Monterey and Carmel to walk around and do a bit of sightseeing, as my Canadian husband has never been there before. Perfect time for me to break in my new Diamond-Stitch Skimmers!

Unfortunately, we got there just a smidge too late, to check out the Anthro!

So here was my low-key OOTD, walking around Monterey and Carmel:

Shirt: Climbing Cowlneck in Grey
Jeans: Hudson Triangle Pocket Bootcut Stretch
Cardigan: Banana Republic (similar here and here)
Shoes: Diamond-Stitch Skimmers in Red

This was a really simple, easy traveling outfit. Sorry it's not more exciting! It was by no means the best outfit to show off my new shoes, but I'm already planning actual outfits for them. *wink*

Funny side story about the shoes - I slipped them on for the first time and my hubby took one look at the bright red color and said, "There's no place like home!" *chuckles* Well, despite his humorous comment, I still love the pop of red from these shoes!

As I mentioned previously, I highly advise sizing up in these shoes. I'm normally a size 8.5 in shoes and I had to go all the way up to a 9.5 in these puppies. So take note!

So, to counteract my snoozefest of an outfit, here is Carol's gorgeous OOTD (seriously, when she sent me those pics she had me wishing I'd grabbed that Reed Shirtdress in green!):

Dress: Reed Shirtdress, Anthropologie
Belt: Tea Rose belt, Anthropologie
Shoes: Jimmy Choo 'Phoenix' Espadrille, Nordstrom

...and now I officially need to go buy myself the Beda Dress, in green. The universe deems it necessary.

Allrighty, I'm off to gather birthday party ideas for Carol's darling son, Rowan. He turns five in a few weeks, and the plan is to throw him a Mario Kart birthday like we did for his fourth birthday.

I made these Mario Kart cakepops for his party last year:

This year, I'm going to try and make the green "1Up" mushroom. Time to start storyboarding ideas...wish me luck!

Happy weekend, everyone!


  1. I love both your outfits! The Climbing Cowlneck can be worn in so many ways! I really want it in a second color.

    And, OMG, the Tea Rose belt with the Reed Shirtdress? Perfection!

    You two are so darn adorable! I love both your individual styles.

  2. Aww...not a boring outfit at ALL! Those red flats are amazing and bring some nice POP to the outfit. I was just reading my new issue of InStyle Magazine and they listed red flats on their list of top ten must-haves for the season. I immediately thought of these - I saw them at the NB Anthro this week and drooled over them! Maybe they will work their way home with me in May when I've reset my budget. :P

    Carol - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! It's perfection with the Tea Rose belt and those HAWT Jimmy Choos! OMG, I wish I was a mama with some Choos. That is seriously cool.

    And Kathryn, I'm hiring you for my son's next b-day party. He LOVES Mario Kart. He actually just turned 5 a couple weeks ago and we had a Go Diego Go party. The Mario Kart theme would have been so much more fun!

  3. Thanks, Tien and Michelle!

    Haha, this is my first and only pair of Jimmys. A friend of mine (who is also a co-worker) bought them first, and I couldn't get them out of my brain. I thought about them for months!, finally, I broke down and got them, swearing not to ever wear them to work or anywhere my coworker might possibly be. But I love, love, love them. They're the perfect nude and so versatile and make my feet look so slender! And they're super comfy on top of it all! Hahaha...did I mention I love them?

  4. Oh, and by the way, Kathryn's cake-pops are amazing. To look at and to eat. =)

  5. OMG not sure what is cuter! Your outfit or the pops!!!

  6. oh and how fun I love Monterey and Carmel....LOVE!

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  8. Kathryn- I'm so jealous, Muse and Silversun Pickups? and Monterey and Carmel are some of my favorite places on earth. The Carmel Anthro is small, but beautiful (that whole shopping plaza is gorgeous with all the beautifully planted containers) Love the outfit too-I just purchased the Climbing Cowlneck in a second color-I had the dark purple, now I own the pink too!

    Carol-and the Reed Shirtdress in green is a recent acquisition for me too! I never would have thought of pairing it with the Tea Rose belt-which I happen to have in black! I'm going to have to try this-it's adorable on you!

  9. Kathryn, love the outfit. I recently bought a pair of red flats, and my husband said the exact same thing! I need to try on the Climbing Cowlneck since the Molded and Melded didn't work out for me. Would you mind sharing the Mario cakepop recipe? My nephew loves Mario and has a birthday this summer and I'm sure my sister would love to try it out. I would love to someday visit Monterey and Carmel.

    Carol, I have the green Reed Shirtdress, too. I haven't worn mine yet, but I wish I had that darling belt to go with it!

  10. Love both your outfits but I have to comment on the cakepops -- so darn cute. I just threw a Mario party for my now 5 year old and made green 1-up and red power up cupcakes, which were a huge hit. There are lots of great examples on the net with fondant but I had to make 4 dozen plus food and I wasn't up the task. I ended up using a cream cheese frosting recipe that settled very nicely leaving a smooth surface and topped them with white m&ms. I'm looking forward to hearing about yours.