Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pieces of Green (OOTD)

 Happy weekend, everyone! Hope you're all doing well and your week went well. Mine was a little hectic (it was a very busy work week) but overall, good. This morning dawned bright and clear and beautiful, here in San Diego, and we have a forecast of 75 degrees today.

I know, right? Sometimes, I think I must have been really good in a past life, to be allowed to live in such a place now.

Though, to be honest, I remember waking up to days just as beautiful in all kinds of seasons in upstate New York, and thinking something pretty similar. So, maybe it's just being able to recognize and appreciate the loveliness of the world we live in. 

We live in a really amazing place. How did we get so lucky?

These photos were taken yesterday, and it was a bit overcast, as you can tell by the sky.

When my husband and I were kids, and writing letters to each other (yes, we've known each other for a loooong time - and I'll tell you that story some other day), he always mentioned that I wrote about the weather too much. I seem to do that here too, but I can't help it. It's all around me, all the time, you know? Hard to miss.

How's the weather where you are?

Sweater: Cashmere Cardigan (from Costco of all places, a couple years ago. I wear it ALL the time. Similar here and here and here)
Dress: Alice+Olivia Abbie Dress (on sale in NM stores, also, on sale here)
Tights: Gray opaque tights (similar here and here and here
Shoes: Linea Paolo peep-toe slingback pumps (similar here and here and here)

Kate says hi.

Kathryn and I are working on the questions you submitted for us here, so look for those posts soon!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh my God, the pic with you and Kate is beyond cute. It put a really big smile on my face. She is going to be a heart-breaker one day... :)

  2. Love,love,love this outfit. It's something I could see myself wearing.

  3. You look so cute here and also comfy, I've taken to wearing slightly flowier dresses with longer cardis and tights the last couple of weeks. My clothes aren't tight yet but it's only a matter of time so I'm trying to wear things that might see me through later on :)

    The weather in the south of the UK was COLD today, clear blue skies, glorious sunshine but it struggled to get above 1 or 2 degrees...

    Say Hi right back to Kate!

  4. Fabulous outfit. You look so comfortable, yet effortlessly chic at the same time.

    Love the picture of you and your little one. Her smile is priceless!

  5. I talk about the weather alot too, but I think that's because it has alot to do with my job. Or that the weather is always changing in Toronto. It has been raining cats and dogs all day long.

    I love the pattern on this dress, it looks like a spider web. So cool. Looks great belted with dark tights and sling back pumps. I would wear this outfit any day of the week. I love your style.

    And I love these little photos of you and Kate. She's too cute for words.

  6. I just put this on my radar! I love it. Now I just need to wait for shopbop to have a bit of a sale on sale and then I'll spring for it! So great for spring and super cute with a cardigan over it.

    The only positive about the weather here in WI is that it will soon be over :(

  7. You look beautiful in this little green dress, and so girly. And I can`t belive that you are mom of two :)

    Oh, and the weather that is the topic! Lately there was whole two weeks with the sun and clear blue sky, a bit cold but it was the sun! And today? On Saturday? Rain . And guess what are they forecasting for tomorrow? Yep, rain.
    And the worst thing is that it always happens on weekends.
    So I am waiting for monday :)

  8. Love, absolutely love your outfit!!! And Kate is such a cutie pie!

  9. I talk about the weather all the time. Mostly I complain about the frigid temps. I haven't totally learned to see the beauty in winter. I mean the first few months, maybe, but the snowstorm coming our way this week, not at all.

    I love this outfit! If I was 30 lbs lighter (ok maybe 50) I would wear it in a heartbeat. You look amazing. Your legs look like they go on for days!

    Kate is so cute. I love when you post a pic of her, she is so adorable!

  10. Look at you, skinny minnie - you are hot stuff, Carol! I love this chic dress on you, and that super sweet picture with Kate melts my heart - you are both adorable!

  11. I live in beautiful San Diego too & always hope that one day I'll run into you in the Fashion Valley Anthro. :)

  12. I too live in San Diego, today was GORGEOUS.
    You and Kate are too cute, I love how you paired the black boots with the black tights it makes your legs look loooong.

  13. I love all the pics that have Kate in them and this one is no exception

  14. Pictures of the kids are just adorable. It's overcast here in Chicago at the moment but sun will be out shortly and blasting all the weathergirl said. We'll see. Only in the mid 30s.

  15. This dress is so gorgeous on you, I am coveting it now! And it realllly elongates your legs, you look great!! And I am such a weather chatter too - I think I mention it in the majority of my posts! :)

  16. Pretty classy outfit Carol...=)

  17. Hi hi, I've been stalking your blog for a while now (it's my daily pick-me-up). I have to ask you, what size are you wearing in the A+O Abbie dress? I have very similar built as you and would love to buy the dress - it looks really, really good on you. (P.S. love the picture with the little one, SO cute!)

  18. I have to tell you that I ADORE this look on you and your body looks amazing!!! I just really love this look on you!