Friday, January 15, 2010

Oh I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow

Listening to: "In the Big Rock Candy Mountains," from the
"O, Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.

Purple blouse, Delia's;
Dress (worn as skirt), J. Crew;
Tights, Target;
Booties, Nine West, gift;
Monsho the turtle pin, thrifted;
Necklace (as bracelet), Aloha Stadium Swapmeet, Honolulu, HI;
Ring: Engagement ring;
Trenchcoat: Banana Republic.

I decided to play with color yesterday, but I'm not entirely sold on this particular palette. I wanted to style this J. Crew dress somehow but since I bought it, it's been hard for me to figure out because I usually don't wear pastels and I feel like it needs another pop of color and not a neutral. Still it was fun to wear because it felt cheerful.
About the accessories: you might be wondering why I am wearing my engagement ring on my right hand, middle finger. I haven't gotten it resized yet and right now it only fits that finger. I've gotten so used to it being there that I kind of just shrug it off anytime someone makes a mention of it. The necklace as bracelet brings back great memories of being in Hawaii on our honeymoon and traveling to the different booths at the Stadium marketplace. My turtle pin is my attempt to wear more brooches, and since I've tried to name all my animal jewelry, his name is Monsho.

I hope to experiment a little more with color and patterns this year. In what ways have you expanded your style, and what trends or ideas are you interested in trying?


  1. i am really loving your hair in these pictures! i'm loving the pattern and the colors in the dress, too. i bet a rich, dark teal blouse or cardigan would pop wonderfully off of the yellow and the green. sorta monochromatic.

    and i am totally with you wearing my engagement ring on other fingers... when i wear it on my left ring finger i have to wear it behind the band and it STILL slips and slides and turns all around. my wedding band is starting to get a teeny bit loose with a few pounds coming off so i'm just biding my time until it's worth it to shell out the bucks to resize. (lately i just don't wear it at all because i'm so afraid of losing it!)

  2. I actually think you did a great job combining this... yellow and purple always scares me, but this works- and not in an Easter way. I like the orange pop of the pin.

    Oh, and the shoes are amazing.

  3. Cute! I love the purple and yellow together! :) p.s. you should probably enter my sweet giveaway!!! :) have a great weekend!

  4. Cute :) I love Monsho!!! :)

  5. I'm loving all of these colors together :) (I'm a huge fan of purple). I think lately I've definitely gotten more comfortable with color (especially in terms of tights) and with different kinds of layers.

  6. Purple is a very very beautiful color on you!!!

  7. Such a cute outfit, and I'm diggin those tights!
    I'm trying to incorporate skirts into my outfits this year because I have the hardest time matching them with anything!

  8. That turtle brooch is just too adorable!

  9. I love that turtle brooch, and I think you look lovely in this color combination!

  10. you look so lovely in purple. the colors in this outfit are just fantastic. and your shoes! i want them :) i'm trying to mix patterns as well but i'm not quite there yet haha.
    and thanks for the sweet comment :) i'm definitely slowly getting better.

  11. This works really well for you :) And you're pretty :)

  12. I really like the color of your stockings, your very pretty =)

  13. I like the colour combo and the turtle is too cute. I don't know if you've talked about this... but is that dock where you take pixtures behind your house? So pretty...

  14. cute shoes, love your outfit! you look so pretty!

  15. Love your shoes!!

  16. very cute outfit, the print on that skirt is fabulous :)

  17. So pretty! I adore that turtle pin. And I think the color combination is marvelous.

  18. Love the purple top. The neck is very interesting. And the little turtle is just too cute for words. :)

  19. O, Brother Where Art Thou is one of my fave soundtracks of all time. So glad someone else gives a listen to it as well ;)
    Love the skirt! Green is a great color on you.
    Take care!

  20. You look so fab Joann! The color looks really good together. I'm a little coward when it comes to patterns but you inspired me to take the plunge. And your shoes... I need that!!!


    ps. have I told you you have the sweetest smile that can absolutely make my day? keep smiling gorgeous!

  21. You look so gorgeous in these pictures!!! Your skin looks so perfect and so does your hair!

    And I love that you wore the dress as a skirt!


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