Thursday, May 5, 2011

Signs of Spring (OOTDs)

Hi, everyone! Hoping you're all doing well. Sorry for the scant and sporadic posting, this past week. I was at a work-related conference in Lake Arrowhead for a few days, and had some sketchy and inconsistent internet access. Not only was I unable to get online very much, the hours were intense, with the conference days starting at 7 AM and ending at or close to 8 PM each day. I don't think I've ever had quite so much coffee a day...well, ever.

Anyway, it's good to be home again, and even more fantastic that the weather is finally warm. When I first tried on this Alice + Olivia Abbie dress, Maya said to me, "When it gets warmer, you'll be able to wear it with your Givenchy sandals!" I've been waiting and waiting for it to get warm enough, and while the summerized version of this dress is not as work-appropriate as the winterized version (way too much leg showing!) I really loved wearing this outfit.

Necklace: Idesia Necklace, Anthropologie (sold out online, still available in some stores; similar here

Hi all!

Sorry I've been MIA, I've really had a lot going on lately! Anyway, I thought I'd just chirp one of my recent OOTDs. One of the fun parts of my job is getting to attend little shows to preview new Hello Kitty merchandise that will be coming out, and I thought...what could me more appropriate for a Hello Kitty "party" than pastel pink and ruffles?

Dress: Tracy Feith for Target Dress (similar here and here and if you have a million dollars: here)
Sweater: Jackie Cardigan, J. Crew (similar here and my favorite g0-to Nordstrom BP version here)
Necklace: Oh, Hello Friend (similar here)

Oh - we have some exciting news for those of you who are local to San Diego and Southern California! We've looked at and tallied the numbers for each of the suggested days in June, and we've settled on June 12th!

Save the Date!
June 12, 2011 (afternoon)

In Pursuit of Pretty Things
Shopping Event
at the Fashion Valley Anthropologie!

We'll have more details about this event soon, but please mark your calendars for what I know will be a fun and totally enjoyable afternoon of shopping and good company. So looking forward to meeting you all!

Have a great day and thanks for reading!


  1. wow! you look great, Carol!! The dress is simple but gorgeous!!

  2. Love the dresses on both of you!!
    Yay!! So excited for the FV/SD event! Will there be a cap on how many people will/can attend?

  3. I hope you meant 7am to 8PM....because 7am to 8am is 25 hours straight, and that should be against the law! Both of you look great!

  4. Carooooolll look at you miss va va voom! You looks absolutely amazing! I remember when you wore this one in the winter. I had fallen in love with it, but the spring rendition is so amazing on you. And those shoes are to die for! Ohhhhh and I am so excited about meeting up in June! Yeyyyy

  5. Carol! You look adorbs! I want that dress... is that the winter version? Wouldn't want to see the summer then... I definitely couldn't wear that.

    SO excited for Anthro! I put it on my calendar, my husband will be out of town for a bachelor party so I am excited to meet you!

  6. I just love both your outfits ladies, they're just spot-on!

    As for the Anthro Shopping Day - Yaaaaayyyyyy! I'm marking my calender right now! I can't wait to meet you two lovely ladies! Thank you for setting this up!

  7. j'aime shoppingMay 5, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    nice legs carol! those givenchy sandals are seriously awesome! dresses that can be worn all seasons are the best!
    kathryn, what a fun job! your outfit is so girly, i love it. :)

  8. woot, can't wait for the shopping event :). i just had a baby and am eager to shop for cute, normal clothes again :p...which reminds me, are babies allowed to come too :)?

  9. Carol-that dress with those sandals is so summery and flirty!

    Kathryn-your job sounds fun! Well, the Hello Kitty part, at least ;-) Your outfit is just perfect for the preview.

  10. Whoa! Carol - you look smokin' hot in that dress and sandals. It's great to see you showing a bit of leg :-) I love that whole look.
    Kathryn you look so very sweet - it's perfect for the Hello Kitty event!
    Wish i could join you ladies on June 12!

  11. Love the Givenchy sandals!

  12. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM


  13. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Aww, Jen, I wish you could come too!

  14. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Absolutely! Congrats on your baby and new motherhood! Haha, my own are going to stop by for a quick visit with my husband. Can't wait to meet you there. =)

  15. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Thanks, hahaha. I love those shoes. They make all my spring/summer outfits better.

  16. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Yay! Can't wait to meet you there!

  17. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Thanks, Natalie! I bought this dress in late February/early March, so it was probably one of those super-early spring season items, because's SO not a winter dress. =) I "winterized" it with tights and a sweater, a couple months ago.

    I'm totally looking forward to meeting you! So glad you're going to be able to make it!

  18. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Aww, thanks, Midory! I can't wait to see you in June! Haha, it can't come soon enough! =D

  19. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Haha, good eye, good eye! Yes, it was meant to be 8 PM (and is now corrected, thanks to you!). Yeah, 25 hours straight - I would have started a twitter-facilitated uprising. ^_-

  20. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Thanks! So glad you're going to be able to come! No, as far as I know, there won't be a cap on attendance. I suppose the only restriction will be the fire marshal's capacity limits for the store, but I'm fairly certain we'll be safely under that. Looking forward to meeting you!

  21. carol_prettythingsMay 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Thanks, Keiko! I love it too - I just wish I could wear it more often. =)

  22. Both of you look positively springy and gorgeous! I think Carol can totally pull off that length with her great gams! And Kathryn's dress is really adorable. Wish I could come to your fashion event!

  23. You both look so lovely! I wanted to say thank you thank you for the inspiration, I'm a short gal today wearing my very pretty maxi dress (Lucky brand, via buffalo exchange) that does indeed pool and, you know, I love it! I would never have thought to get it without reading your wonderful blog.