Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekend Update

Happy weekend, everyone! Hope you're all doing well. I've a couple odds and ends to share with you today - the first is that if you were kind enough to grab the In Pursuit of Pretty Things Book Club badge the other day, for your blog, it's very possible that the one you grabbed had some broken code in it. Many apologies for the inconvenience, but if you wouldn't mind terribly, please replace the HTML for that badge with the code at the end of this post. Thanks for your patience with me (as Captain Rex might say, "It was my first badge and I'm sure I'll do better next time!" - bonus points if you can figure out where this is from). 

I received my Trenchcoat Skirt in the 2Petite size a couple days ago, but only just had time to get it out of the box and try it on. As you can see below, I didn't even wait to steam it before trying it on and taking pictures. The 2P fit me well - the length is perfect, hitting me right at the knee (as compared to the regular size 2 length, which you can see me trying on here), and the fit in the waist and hips were comfy too. So, for petite or shorter women (I'm 5'2") who are interested in the Trenchcoat Skirt, I'd highly recommend getting the petite size, if you can.

Top: Printed Boy Tee, Striped (on sale now!)
Skirt: Trenchcoat Skirt, Anthropologie
Necklace: Ladybug Necklace, Miss November Studio

I love the strange collision of geek-librarian-tomboy looks that are happening in this outfit, which is straight from the pages of Anthro's July 2011 catalog. Rowan (my 6yo) took one look at it and said, "I don't like it. It's weird. I don't like the rainbow [re: striped tee] with the brown." But the DH thought it was, "Okay," (which is actually high praise, considering he has an antipathy for horizontally striped shirts) and well, what's more important? How the outfit makes them feel, or how it makes me feel? ^_-

And here's the Book Club badge again, for those of you who need it:

Thanks for reading, everyone! I'm off to Sea World with the kids today - hope your Saturday is a fun one!


  1. This look is adorable on you!  I really love how casual chic it is.  Have a great time at Sea World!

  2. Yey for this outfit Carol!! The skirt in the petite sizing does wonders - so glad you were able to track it down!!

  3. I love that skirt on you :) 
    ps. its so cute how your son gives you his opinion on your outfits, so sweet! 

  4. jennifoundinmyclosetAugust 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    That skirt was made for you!  Seriously, so cute!  Love it!  Have a great weekend!

  5. Mindofmr Blogspot ComAugust 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    I love this outfit and the shoes!  they are soo cute!


  6. that skirt looks great on you, love your outfit, so fun and cute.  my fiance also has an antipathy for stripes.  he has banned me from buying more stripes.  as i tell him too, if i feel great in it, i don't care if it's stripes and circles it's coming with me. :)

  7. I like the outfit. Simple and interesting at the same time. I saw the skirt in a navy, but I have hps, so ot sure if it will work. I love stripes!!!

  8. I saw that tee on the clearance rack yesterday and almost picked it up!

  9. I love this top and bought it for full price. Haven't tried on the skirt. You look great.

  10. such an adorable look! love it  :-)  and i LOVE your blog. i just came across it...and i can't get enough