Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's Grim Up North (OOTD)

I asked my husband this morning for some post title suggestions.  "Something to do with cooler, autumnal weather - song lyrics or bits of verse," I prompted.  Without missing a beat, he answered, "'It's grim up north.'"  That gem was followed by:

"The rain falls hard on a humdrum town."
"Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning."
"Four sseasons in one day."

Yesterday, I woke up to gray skies, drizzle (which explains the frizzy hair in the photos), and a forecast for the low '70s.  Hey, I'll take it!  I put together this outfit, and was really pleased by the look, as well as the number of compliments it generated from perfect strangers.

Sweater: Ha'penny Cardigan, Anthropologie
Top: Chiffon and lace blouse, H&M (similar here and here and this would work too)
Jeans: Hudson Triangle Pocket, Nordstrom 
Belt: Snakebite, gray, Anthropologie (similar here and here and here)

Close-up of Ariella butterfly ring. So pretty, that even the older gentleman, helping me at the Walter Andersen Nursery noticed it and complimented me on it!

Hope you're all having a great Saturday!


  1. Ooooooooooooh I NEED that H&M top - you look like a doll, Carol! I was all set to go to Target and the mall last night - alone - when my 4 year old asked to come with. We only made it to Target. Hopefully, I can sneak out tonight...

  2. Oh and I keep meaning to ask - do you have any idea when Oh Hello Friend will be back to selling on Etsy? Soon, I hope!

  3. You look so pretty, Carol! I can't wait to own my the cream Ha'Penney! =)

  4. You look great! I need to try on that sweater now!

  5. Hi Carol, you look fantastic, and good to see you're wearing your H&M top not long after purchasing it!
    I love how you belted the ha'penny cardi - looks great!
    and beautiful ring :-)

  6. What a lovely, romantic autumn outfit. So perfect for early fall. And that ring! Beautiful. I need one all for myself I think!

  7. @Jan - I'll be seeing Oh Hello Friend next week where she'll be selling at a Vendor Fair. Let me know if there's anything I can pick up for you!

  8. Gorgeous ring! I'm also loving that Chiffon and Lace blouse!

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  9. Kathryn - that would be awesome! I sent you an email just in case you spot the necklace I have my eye on :) Thank you!!!

  10. Cute outfit. I like the shoes. They look comfy, but still very chic.

  11. Carol - you look so great in this casual outfit! Typically I see you dressed up! Great cardi!

  12. Hi Carol,
    What did you do with the tie enclosures around the Ha Penny cardigan? Love the way you style it! I would've never given that cardi a second look if you didn't model it so beautifully. Right now I can't choose between the grey color or the neutral color. Thanks!