Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Few Outfits More (OOTDs)

When I was a girl, my mom would say how easy I was to dress. I'd wear just about anything she brought home to me. I liked it all. Color, print, trend, etc - I didn't have a very defined style then, and when I think hard about it, I'd say that I don't have a terribly defined style now. I can tell you with something close to certainty what I won't wear (body-conscious skirts and tops not really my thing, for instance), but I'll also dabble in all the various "style profiles" that exist out there. I remember flipping through a book on style once (was it the Lucky book? Or the Instyle guide? Can't remember...) and it gave me all these profiles I should try to identify with - "gamine," and "classic," and "bohemian," and "runway," etc. I sort of liked them all. I like my cinched waists and full skirts. I love my skinny jeans and asymmetrical hems. I love ruffles and bows but I love clean minimalism too. 

It's the variety that makes getting up and getting dressed in the morning so fun - and for me, this sort of reflects the many hats I wear in life, from day to day. Researcher, mother, blogger, wife, educator, friend, daughter, bibliophile, fashion-fiend, geek, etc, etc, etc...

What stories are your clothes telling the world about you, today?

Sweater: H&M Cardigan (similar here and here)
Top: Anthropologie (similar here, here, and here)
Skirt: Anthropologie Hop, Skip, Jump Skirt (similar here, here, and here)
Belt: Anthropologie Snake Bite belt (similar here and here)
Necklace: Miss November Studio Ladybug Necklace
Shoes: Apeppazza Martin Boots (similar here, here, and here)
Tights: Simply Vera Opaque Tights (similar here and here)

There's something I really love about asymmetrical handkerchief hems on shirts. I'm not sure what it is, but maybe it has something to do with the fact that they give me explicit permission to keep my top untucked? Sometimes, less really can be more.

Pants: AG Stilt Skinny Jeans
Shoes: Miu Miu Suede Platform Pumps (similar here and here)
Watch: Michael Kors Clear Crystal (similar here and here)

Hoping you're having a great day!


  1. That's funny Carol!  I guess it'd have been all the more fun to dress you up as a kid - you could be like a living doll!  I love the second outfit - super casual chic!  I love those kind of tops too - super easy and flowy!

    xx Vivian @

  2. I love the red and yellow together. So cute!

  3. Hi there, I really love the Robbi & Nikki jersey top on you (I too love asymmetrical hems on shirts)!!  Can you please let me know what size you are wearing?  Thank you very much.

  4. Oh. My. Word.  Those heels are absolute stunners, Carol!  You look smashing....hope you have a totally awesome new years! =)

  5. I love the bird Shelby top on you Carol. The color combination is adorable too!! 

  6. I love both of your outfits but especially the second one -- your hair looks terrific and the heels are to die for!

  7. I love the combo of colors in the first outfit and the proportions of the second! You look amazing.

  8. I remember my mom used to dress me in brightly colored outfits because I grew up in the late 80's.  But its taken me forever to come up with my current style.  I love the colors in the first outfit.  I gotta try the red and mustard combination.  And that asymmetrical hem on the second outfit is so unique!

  9. carol_prettythingsJanuary 7, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Sorry to be so long getting back to you on this - I'm wearing an XS in this top. Hope that helps!

  10. Thanks so much & no worries.  Most helpful!

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