Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: style redemption

     Sunday marked four years since the Mr. and I went on our first date. We decided on a whim to go out for dinner. The Mr. is not particularly sentimental, so I was surprised that he wanted to go back to the same spot where we ate dinner four years ago. However, they were closed (which shows how often we venture out on Sunday nights).
     We ended up at a open-air bar in Waikiki, eating overpriced tacos, beans, rice, and chips out of styrofoam containers and drinking overpriced wine and beer. We watched the tourists strolling by below toting their shopping bags and snapping photos of each other. Then we went home but were too tired to open the bottle of pink sparkling wine I had got for the occasion, so we went to bed. Not quite the romantic night most folks dream of, but you know what? It was just right. :)
     I remember what I wore on that first date: a black V-neck top with a white camisole under it, jeans, wedge sandals, and not even a bit of makeup.
      I figured Sunday was time to redeem myself sartorially from that rather simple start. I knew this look was a hit with the Mr. when he grabbed my camera and started taking photos.
dress, Old Navy
D&Y scarf worn as belt, Ross
sandals, Target
22K gold ring, worn as necklace, India (gift)
green bangles, India
silver bangles, Amrita Singh on HauteLook

    P.S.: the scarf as obi belt is what qualifies this as a Try-it-out Tuesday post. Oh, and the fact that I straightened my hair, put on foundation and eye makeup, and tinted lip balm -- which all together made me feel pretty glamorous. :)
   Happy Tuesday! 


  1. So pretty! You look gorgeous in green! I love obi belts, but I hadn't thought to repurpose a scarf as one.

  2. Sounds like a lovely evening! You look gorgeous in that green dress :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Thanks, Annie! Sometimes low-key celebrations are best. :)

  4. Thanks, Erin! I had to use the longest scarf I own (since I like to be able to breathe, haha). I have a massive fabric stash, so I should delve into that and find something pretty to sew into a belt -- I think it'd be easy to do.

  5. I love what you are wearing Carrie :) You have definitely redeemed yourself hehe and I love the obi belt :)

  6. Love, love, love the scarf as belt. And you look gorgeous in green.

    I definitely need to try the scarf as belt out.

  7. Thanks, Kat! I still love my jeans and tees but it was fun to dress up. :)

  8. I love the scarf as a belt. What a great way to add a pattern into your outfit!


  9. Nice outfit. Happy anniversary!!



  10. You look fantastic Carrie! Love the green dress and I am glad you dressed up and went to dinner. OK so the place was closed but your dinner did sound really good...even if it was overpriced!

  11. Definitely glamorous! That dress is such a beautiful color on you and I love the shape with the scarf/obi! Happy anniversary :)

  12. Thanks, Bessie! We usually don't eat Mexican so it tasted pretty good to us. ... even when served in styrofoam. :)

  13. Thank you, Wren. I really like how the animal print looks against the green. :)

  14. Such a great post, I really like it, these pics are so nice!
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  15. i think that sounds like a perfect night...it shows that you are comfortable enough with each other to just hang out and go to sleep if you need to! i love this dress. you look fabulous in green and i love the scarf/belt!

  16. You look beautiful! Love this color on you. Happy 4 years :)

  17. Thank you! We both love our sleep (which I guess means we are getting old?) :)

  18. congrats on your anniversary! i guess it's the company that counts....at least both of you spent time together :-) That green dress looks great on you. i do like the scarf belt for some pizzaz.


  19. i love the scarf-as-belt trick. this one is a great match with your green dress, too :)

    - Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  20. Thank you, Marie! This scarf is one of my favorites, so it was fun to find a new way to wear it. :)

  21. This is gorgeous! You totally look glamorous : ) I bet hubby was so encouraged that you dressed up! I love that he started snapping pics!



  22. Thanks, Jenn! He really enjoys when I dress up, so I've been making more of an effort, esp. Saturday nights. :)

  23. Aw, happy date annivesary :) That green dress looks amazing on you! And I love your scarf as belt look.

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  25. You look stunning in that bright green!

  26. chillairandperfumeMarch 24, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Really cute dress. That color looks great on you! And I love the idea of tying a scarf as a belt :)


  27. like very much this dress on you...like what you wrote under your photo.
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  28. i looooove this! The color is amazing and adding a scarf as a belt makes the whole outfit so unique! Very chic :)


  29. Green is such a pretty color on you!

    xo Jennifer


  30. Thank you for the sweet comment, Rachel! :)


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