Thursday, January 28, 2010

Round up the usual suspects

Dress: Old Navy, spring 2008;
Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft, gift;
Brooch: Goodwill, $1;
Tights: Target;
Shoes: Minnetonka, gift.
How I've worn the dress before: here.
How I've worn the sweater: here, here, here, here.
How I've worn the moccasins: here, here.

Just another day outside with Jeremiah, this time at a park that was really close to our house. They had a long, wooden walkway that extended over the water and several gazebos. I seem to take a lot of photos around lakes and gazebos -- maybe I'm just a big fan of "The Sound of Music." Jeremiah has a slight obsession with taking pictures of ducks anytime we're near a lake. He was all too happy that a couple of ducks decided to get into the frame in the first picture. Doesn't it look like I'm curtsying to them?
I wish the weather was warmer because I would wear this dress every single day. I bought it two years ago when ruffles were hitting the scene. It was so girly and so unlike anything else I owned that it felt like I was starting a new adventure with the way I thought about my clothes. I could break out of my sweatshirts and jeans and start over. And apparently the dress was just the gateway piece because as this outfit suggests, I may have a ruffle addiction. And the rest of the outfit includes the usual suspects --- ruffled sweater, tights and moccasins. I keep reverting back to them because they make me feel comfortable when I try out a dress I haven't worn in awhile.
Jeremiah asked me to set up this shot and it came out too funny that I had to include it:

Yep, that's my husband. He's a keeper and I love him.

I don't have too much else to say, except that tonight might be the night I get Jeremiah to finally watch "Meet Me in St. Louis." We have an antagonistic relationship when it comes to old movies and musicals. I try to get him to watch one, he's convinced that he will hate it. When he does watch it, he ends up liking the movie most of the time. It took me five years to get him to watch the last half of "Casablanca." Don't think I try to force my movie tastes on him -- I watch my fair share of sports and MMA fights, too. But I'm really excited because he may finally get introduced to Tootie and the "Trolley Song" tonight. Here's hoping!

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P.S. Just wanted to say thank you to all our readers and commenters, and hello to our new followers. You really make blogging so much fun, and your feedback and support mean so much to Nikki and I. Have a great night!


  1. So your outfit is adorable as always, but your husband's cameo is quite possibly equally so in that pose :)

  2. I love your flower brooch.
    Your style is very original!

    Follow me, im following you too!

  3. I love the dress, it's so pretty! I love ruffles.

  4. this stunning. absolutely stunning. i love how the ruffles peek out from under that cardigan which also has tiered ruffles and i'm just completely in love with this look. one of my favorites of yours :)
    and i laughed out loud when i saw that picture of jeremiah haha :P

  5. haha, great one of your hubby! I am in LOVE with this cardi and dress combo! The details are amazing together!!!

  6. You know I love this dress. You were such an influence on me when I started buying more dresses. And now I have like 30! I'll call you this evening on my way to Athens, maybe we can do brunch next weekend? I'm spending the next two weekends in ATL.

  7. Cute! Love the dress and how you added the brooch to the waist of the sweater. Very unexpected.

  8. This is my absolutely favorite outfit of yours so far. I love the red ruffled dress and that gorgeous cardigan. I love too how you wrap the tie around the cardigan- amazing!

    Oh and your hubby's cameo is too funny!

    Much love,

  9. Love this look! Love all the ruffles!! :)

  10. this look is so romantic joann. perfect for the coming love month.


    ps. your hubby's pic is so cool!

  11. Beautiful post. Loveee this look.


    P.S. I'm a new follower! :D

  12. What a great dress and I love the combo with that sweater. The red and cream look so good together!

  13. I LOVE this outfit - maybe one of my faves that I've seen on you. That color really compliments your complection and the ruffles on your sweater are a great detail.

  14. holy gorgeousness, this looks amazing!!! you look terrific in red and the ruffles are awesome.
    actually i think i might try to recreate this outfit next week!

  15. Oh my goodness---those red ruffles! So lovely :) Hope you have a great night with the husband!

  16. wow this is a gorgeous dress - love the ruffles. And such a funny picture of your husband!!

    thanks for following my blog too! :)
    Wanderlusting Fool

  17. I love all the ruffles! That bright color is so great for winter!


  18. Haha! I'm browsing away at blogs - checking yours out and come across the hubby and fountain pic - and know right away this is a blog i wanna follow!

    Oh and I totally treasure those items that transform and change barriers!

  19. You look radiant in red! I love that brooch!

    Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments over at Fashionable Academics! I'm sorry I don't always comment over here, but I can't comment on blogspot blogs with embedded comments from my own laptop, so I have to wait to borrow the hub's laptop or until I'm in my office on campus.

  20. Wonderful double ruffles! That dress is so so pretty!

  21. Love the ruffly dress! The placement for the "spout" picture is just perfect! ;)

  22. gorgeous dress/cardi combo!

  23. i love this dress! the creme cardigan and the red dress are fantastic together!

  24. i *love* this look! that dress is so pretty. you look amazing in red :)


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