Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: summer layering

     Summer layering? The idea makes no sense, particularly in very warm Hawaii. Nonetheless, I gave it a shot with the lightest layer I could think of ...

My inspiration:
                                                                                      Source: thisisnotnew.com via Carrie on Pinterest


My take:

Rafaella crinkle-silk blouse, thrifted, Goodwill
Studio M shirtdress, Macy's
cardigan, Banana Republic, from Mom
belt, Old Navy



     I did wear the cardigan in class (the AC in that room is strange -- it's either freezing or warm and stuffy), but I thought it would be too much to wear the belt, too. It's one thing to unobtrusively extract a sweater from your bag, another thing entirely to extract a sweater and a belt ...

     Note to self: remember, you can smile while wondering whether the camera's focused, or the exposure's right ...  :)
     Happy Tuesday!

22 comments:

  1. Very cute. Despite being Summer, a lot of buildings have very cold temperatures.

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  2. Thank you! I don't mind if it's cold, but when it fluctuates from stuffy and stifling to frigid, that's kind of a pain. :)

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  3. fashionforgiantsJuly 31, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    I think you did a great job! I have the hardest time layering in the summer, but you really did wonderfully here!

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  4. I love your take on the pinterest image :) Nice surrounding images too :)

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  5. Thank you, Gracey! I will definitely be revisiting this look when it cools down. :)

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  6. I am digging this double layering look! I will definitely give it a shot when it cools off- very cute look :)

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  7. Lovely outfit <3 Layering clothes is so fun!

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  8. Love this layering inspiration! Layering is a great technique

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  9. I love the look, too, but it's pretty impractical in the South! ;-)

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  10. I agree, I can't do the belt over cardi look - I'm always fiddling with my cardis and undoing a belt just seems like too much trouble, haha. I adore the look though!

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  11. i wear cardigans all the time and occasionally with a belt, depending on how much i ate or will eat for the day... sometimes it's just too much of a hassle. :)

    hope you enjoy the weekend, carrie.


    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy

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  12. Thanks, Lisa! Some things look cute in photos but don't translate into real life. For instance, I think bangles are so cute, but the jingling drives me crazy after a while.

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  13. Mary Ann -- hope you are staying cool! :)

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  14. Thanks, Sherri. This will work better in the fall, but it's been hanging around my Pinterest board for so long, I had to give it a try.

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  15. Thank you, Jasmine! I agree ... some days are better without belts. :) Have a great weekend. :)

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  16. Super cute, layering is so important for summer nights, and of course it always looks good :)

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  17. Cute! Love the light layers. It's been SO hot in Florida and layers are unimaginable, but I do usually carry a cardigan around in my purse because they blast the A/C everywhere!

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  18. Thanks for dropping by, Sara. :) I'll be revisiting this look again, when the weather cools down.

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  19. Thanks, Megan! I enjoy A/C up to a certain point ... and then I get grumpy if I forgot my sweater. :)

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