Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: old & new & 1 year down

    It wasn't boiling hot the other day, which meant I eagerly decided to wear this linen buttondown. If I could live in buttondowns and jeans, I would.

Lucky Brand linen buttondown and petite trouser jeans, Macy's
necklace, handmade and gifted by Camille Yanair (she has some other pretty necklaces in her Etsy shop here)
bracelets: HauteLook, handmade and gifted

       My blog is 1 year old today, and it's interesting to think about how much my style has changed while staying the same. What do I mean? Well, this outfit is my default style, with a mess of bracelets and a pretty necklace thrown in. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

     On the other hand, having a blog has pushed me to experiment and step out of my comfort zone. Case in point: a few days later, I took the same linen buttondown and challenged myself to wear it in a different way. Paired with a Southwestern-ish patterned skirt (thrifted for $4.99), I felt a little like a cowboy. I think it's the snap buttons and pointy pocket flaps that put that into my mind.

 Linda Allard Ellen Tracy petite silk wrap skirt, thrifted
door hinge rhodium bracelet
pearl bracelet, HauteLook 
      I am amazed at how quickly one year has flown by. :) Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to offer a kind word or constructive feedback! 


  1. Happy Blog Anniversary, Carrie!

    Also, that skirt is fabulous; I love that second outfit. Actually, I love the first too. I can't wait until it's cool enough to wear bell bottoms.

    Congrats again on one year.


  2. Happy blogiversary :) I love the thrifted skirt :) and great on you for challenging yourself out of your comfort zone!


  3. Happy Bloggy Birthday! That's so awesome :)

    And I love the remix with the skirt- it's very cute!

  4. Thanks, Katie! :)
    I like this skirt, too, but I definitely need to layer some leggings under it the next time I wear it to class ... I just about froze in our super-cold A/C.

  5. Thanks, Kat! :) My style hasn't been transformed but I'm happy that I've tried out a lot of new looks. :)

  6. Thanks, Gracey! :)
    Hmm, bell bottoms ... I have a cheapie light-colored pair, but I was looking at your pins of bell bottoms and realized I would love a dark-wash pair too ...


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