Monday, September 19, 2011

Thread Show, San Diego 2011 (A Reader Event & an OOTD)

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope this week has gotten off to a good start for you. I just wanted to announce our next In Pursuit of Pretty Things Reader Event (aka reasons-for-us-to-get-together-and-have-way-more-fun-than-you'd-imagine-was-necessarily-possible): a group outing to the Thread Show which is coming to San Diego on October 9, 2011.

So, for those of you who haven't been to an event like this, it's a shopping event that promotes and showcases the work of emerging artists and designers, as well as vendors with an interesting perspective (such as my own favorite Future:Standard - who is confirmed to be there, yay!). This particular show will be featuring fall/winter collections and the Thread spokesperson, Danielle Gano described it as, "an opportunity [for locals] to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure the gifts they give are locally-made and ethically produced."

In addition to the shopping, there's going to be live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, Live Style Series, THREAD Well Lounge, live screen printing and giveaways all day. 

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Kathryn and I will both be attending, and would love to meet up with you! Entrance to the event costs $10 at the door, but if you RSVP at least 24 hours in advance of the event, you can get a discounted admission of $5. And even better, we've been given six free passes to give away, so, the first six readers to email me (carol.prettythings [at] will get in to the event, completely free of charge.

I'll be posting some of the details of the meet-up here on the blog, prior to the event, but if you let me know you're planning to come, I'll be sure to send you updates on details regarding times, locations, etc, directly.

So, to sum it all up, you're invited to join myself and Kathryn for a shopping get-together/outing!

What: Thread Show
When: Sunday, October 9, 2011 from noon - 5 PM
Where: Horton Event Space - 4th & Broadway
324 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
 RSVP: Here (Thread Show's website)
and to me (carol.prettythings [at]


the first 6 people to RSVP to me will get a free pass!

We really hope you'll be able to come. Our last event in June was so much fun and we're looking forward to meeting you/seeing you again.

And now, my OOTD. I admit it. This isn't what I'm wearing today. It's not even what I wore yesterday, or the day before that. This is an outfit I wore maybe...two, three weeks ago? But between a hectic work schedule, and an even busier home life (not to mention the mental/emotional toll of our little blogosphere's recent drama), I've been woefully lax about getting photos of my OOTDs. So here's one from the archives. Yes, I wear this skirt way too much. No, I don't really regret it. Except that...well, on the blog, it looks like it's all I ever wear.

Top: H&M chiffon blouse (similar here and here)
Skirt: H&M mesh midi skirt (similar here, here, and here)
Shoes: Givenchy Platform Clog Sandals (similar here, here, and here)
Belt: Mossimo leather studded belt, Target (similar here and here)
Necklace: J. Crew (not online; similar here, here, and here)
Watch: Michael Kors Crystal Chonograph (now on sale!)

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!


  1. Carol, I love your hair like this, longer. It looks so pretty and you look younger in a lovely way!

    Beautiful skirt too; please feel free to keep wearing it!

  2. Oh Carol, this has to be one of my favorite outfits on you. You look so so pretty and the pairing of the blouse and skirt are fabulous. I recently ordered a blouse from GAP that's similar to yours, so let's hope it works out as continues doing so for you.

  3. Oh wow your hair is getting long! Do you plan on growing it out? That event sounds like fun, hope you all have a blast :)

  4. I love the slight monochrome thing you have going on here (it will duly be stolen, I feel obliged to inform you). I repeat clothes all the time, particularly when they're new. 
    Wish I was close enough to meet you guys!

  5. Oh I love those pastels!! Just lovely!!

  6. Carol, you are such a lady in this outfit! I love it! And I have to agree with everyone else, I am a fan of the long hair :)