Meanwhile, I have this other bit of fun to share - an OOTD about which I had some conflicted feelings.
This was an interesting outfit for me. I say this, because while I really liked the outfit (and the DH complimented me on it), I felt like I was specifically dressing like a style blogger and less like...well, me. For instance, I don't mind admitting that wearing white jeans just makes me nervous. These, which I picked up from Old Navy, were a steal and I reasoned to myself that if I somehow irreparably destroyed them, at least they were under $30 (unlike my lovely mint green jeans from J. Crew, which I spilled iced tea on and have yet to get clean, despite multiple tries with various cleaning strategies - cue sniffling and tears). I picked up the Theysken's Theory tweed jacket on sale at Nordy's and I have to say - I love it. But I have yet to figure out how to wear it without feeling like - well, it's wearing me. I think in terms of planning, the outfit was great. I think that even in execution, the outfit was great.
But after a short jaunt out in it, I came home and changed.
I'm a believer in owning your clothes and style. So the fact that I felt that way about this outfit tells me I was probably trying too hard. I'll need to find a way to "Carol-ize" it some, and make it feel more me. In the meantime, let me know what you think of the outfit, and if you have any thoughts on how to style it differently.
Pants: Old Navy 'The Rock Star' Skinny Jeans (white available in stores & other colors here; similar here and here)
One thing I didn't have a problem with was the necklace. In fact, when I changed out of the rest of these clothes, I left on the Madeline Pearl Necklace to accessorize my new outfit. I paired it with the Theysken's Theory tweed jacket because both the necklace and jacket feel very Chanel to me. But I have to say, I love it for its own sake, and this is yet another Stella & Dot necklace I'd be willing to buy just to add it to my wardrobe. (Also, I'm dying to use it to recreate this outfit worn by Rachel Zoe.)
And in case you were wondering, here's what I wore the rest of the day:
Necklace: Madeline Pearl Necklace, Stella & Dot