Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh Oh Tee Deez. (OOTDs)

It's all Sara's fault.

Oh, I mean...hello readers! How's it hangin'?!

I hope you're all doing well!

Today's outfit is Sara's fault. Well,, that's not really fair. It's also partially Jan's fault. And a really healthy dose of Kim, too.

I swear I felt stabbing sensations in my heart every time I saw the Tria Sweater Skirt on someone. I've always been a sucker for charcoal grey for winter, but the the tiered, ruffled hem of this skirt makes my heart flutter. I had tried it on back in the fall though, and I wasn't sure if it was the right skirt for me. However, after seeing a couple of Sara's recent outfits (man, she wore it again beautifully here!) and a handful of recent Anthroholic reader outfits featuring the skirt, I totally flipped out and caved in. I'm laying most of the blame on Sara though, because she's my size twin and if something looks good on her I feel more inclined to try it for myself.

Sorry for throwing you under the bus, Sara. I really do wish we were next door neighbors and could just pass clothing items back and forth between us. Life would be so much more economical that way! *wink*

I managed to track the skirt down on eBay, but in my haste I grabbed a size S instead of M. It doesn't quite fit me the way I wish it did, but I'm so entranced by the ruffles that I don't care. I love it so much that I will work out and make it fit better!

Hm. Some guys decided to join me in my photo...

TSE Cashmere Cardigan (super old, similar here)
Nordstrom Caslon Ruffle Tank (2010, similar here)
Anthropologie Tria Sweater Skirt
JC Penney Worthington Tights (similar-ish here)
J.Crew Belt in Metallic Tulip (summer 2010, cute pink belt here!)
Lela Rose for Payless Shoes (similar here)
Betsey Johnson Earrings (2010, similar here)
Forever 21 Vintage Charm Necklace (late 2010, pretty option here)
Forever 21 Flower Ring

Oh dear, what is this life?! How does one choose between a werewolf and a vampire?

Well, truth be told, I've always been Team Edward...

I guess it's a good sign when you like your outfit so much that you don't want to take it off at the end of the day, hm? Once again, Kim opens my mind with the best recommendations - I picked up these nude tights from JC Penney because Kim had worn them in a couple of outfits, and they've added a whole new dimension to my winter dresses and skirts. I'd never really considered nude tights before, because I just thought they reminded me of pantyhose. But these have a little pattern in them that adds subtle interest to the leg, and I just love 'em. And on this cold day in SoCal (hey, 60 degrees is cold to us okay??) these tights kept my legs surprisingly warm.

So there you have it, readers! Thanks so much for reading, and please feel free to keep those burning questions coming!

Hi everyone! It's me, Carol. Can I say I'm really glad the weekend is nigh upon us? Yes, I just said/wrote, "Nigh upon us." But it is! And I'm glad! 

It's been a very full, very fun, but also very exhausting sort of week. I had two consecutive weeknight events which I'll blog about over the next few days. They were on totally opposite ends of the fashion retail spectrum, but both incredibly fun and fabulous in their own ways. I'm so excited to share both of them with you, but am too tired to write them up and still do them justice, but I will very very soon, I promise!

I bought these tweed trousers back in early December, and forgot to get them hemmed until very recently. I'm glad I finally found time to take them in and get them hemmed, because I love 'em! I'm also wearing an old but favorite top that I haven't pulled out in over two years (yikes! Where did the time go??). This blouse is from the Libertine collaboration with Target, and nearly every time I wear it, I get compliments on it from complete strangers.   

Jacket: Classiques Entier Leather Jacket, Nordstrom
Top: Libertine for Target Silk Blouse (similar here and here)
Pants: Nanette Lepore Tweed Trousers (similar here and here)
Shoes: Lanvin Platform Chain Pumps (similar here and here)
Necklace: Pearl Station Necklace, Nordstrom (similar here and here)

I do have to say, one of the great things about this shopping ban/shopping restraint-thing has been that I've been able to rediscover favorite older items in my closet. It's really quite as fun as having new things!

Er, at least, most of the time. ^_-


  1. Kathryn - I see what team *you're* on! I never did see the most recent movie. Read all the books, though. I like seeing that skirt on others. It's so pretty. I have been strong enough to not go looking for it. Not yet ;-)

    Carol - You look fly! I love the leather 'n' tweed.

  2. Kathryn, you look adorable in the skirt...doesn't look like you have any fit issues with it! Also, a girl from my school had the exact same Edward cut-out in her dorm room and she forgot to remove it before some kids who were taking a tour of the school stopped by to check out the on-campus dorms. She apparently forgot that she had signed up to allow her room to be used as the "model room" for campus tours. She said she got some interesting looks from some of the people, but no one actually commented on the life-size Edward cut-out that was hanging out right next to her desk. hahahaha

  3. I love both outfits!
    Carol, is the blouse really from Target? It looks amazing on you!!

  4. HA! I am dying of laughter Kathryn, you're so funny. I would be on Team Edward too, if I had to choose. I love this pale pink Cardigan on you, it goes so well with the grey skirt. Carol, these pants make you look so tall! Lookin' good ladies. Have a great weekend! xo

  5. Kathryn - Haha, I've never been on any team but I get entertained by both. I do love looking at Jacob though! :)

    Carol - Your outfit is so cute. Perfect for work. I own a few tweed trousers and I still think that look is timeless!

  6. OMG!!! Kathryn you crack me up! I am dying with laughter over the Edward and Jacob cutouts!!!! Awesome, and I'm totally Team Edward!
    You are too cute, and I'm so thrilled you got the skirt - it looks great, and the nude tights! I swear by them, as I don't do pantyhose, but nude tights with some texture are awesome!

    Carol - you are really rocking that leather. I love it!

  7. @kathryn: i'm surprised nobody has commented on how beat up the cutouts are, haha! oh oh tee deez, indeed :)

    @carol: i have the libertine top, too! i was just staring at it this past weekend, thinking of how to style it since it's been awhile since it was last worn. great outfit!

  8. Kathryn-total Team Edward!!! I luv those cut outs! Hilarious!!!

    Carol-I'm in luv with your trousers!

  9. *Squeal* *Gasp* *squael*!! Omg i love those cutouts!! I wish i had one! Team Edward all the way. Pretty outfit Kathryn - you look so ladylike, especially with those gorgeous shoes.
    And Carol - you are all class in that outfit. Your legs look super long in those pants.

  10. Kathryn: I LOVE your outfit and you inspired me to wear my Tria skirt today! :-)

    Carol: You look so cute! I'd love to have some tweed pants like that. The lace detailing on that blouse is so pretty!

  11. Love, love love ur entire outfit Kathryn...=D
    And Carol I love how this outfit can give some extra height 2 a shorter girl like me...=)

  12. Am enamoured by both your outfits ladies! :)

    Carol - I'm also on an austerity program/shopping ban. My end date is February 28 which will mean I've made it through two months of no clothes (or home decor) shopping. phew! And I fully agree with you, I've also had heaps of fun rediscovering older items 'hiding' in my cupboard.

    Happy weekend to you both!

  13. Kathryn - I'm so glad you had a change of heart with the skirt, it's darling on you - love how soft and pretty it is with the pink! I need those tights!

    Carol - the detail on that blouse is gorgeous, it's the girliest black piece ever, love, love it!