Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Special Times

Dress, Banana Republic. Cardigan, J.Crew. Scarf (worn as a belt), Brooks Brothers. Tights, Hue. Flats, Browns.


I was in a festive mood when I wore this. Earlier that day, I had ooh-ed and aah-ed at the sight of Holt Renfrew's holiday displays, had been handed free candy canes at Banana Republic, and had sung along to Celine Dion's Christmas CD, These Are The Special Times. Ok, that last part is a lie - I haven't whipped that baby out since 2000 or 2001 or 2005. The point is, I was craving red and stripes and although I would've preferred to become a human candy cane, this is the best I came up with using my 30 for 30 selections. More costume-y looks shall be unleashed once this challenge is over - the wilder garb resides in the back of my closet, growling for attention.

16 comments:

Stylepint said...

I love this festive outfit with the bright red color! Plus your umbrella is so cute! I can't wait for the holidays to bust out the fun clothes! =)

Anne said...

cute! and always important to have a fun umbrella to help brighten a day.

Ms. Loaf said...

Ah! I can't believe I stumbled across your blog. You look adorable. I am also doing the 30x30 challenge on my pseudonymous blog, but you know me as your former roommate 2nd semester freshman year.

So glad to have found this. I love the red and grey combination!

tanvii.com said...

That's a darn cute dress and love your pictures too!

Ashley said...

Oooh I love this festive outfit!! I'm definitely getting in the holiday spirit, as well. Ive been listening to the new Mariah Christmas cd repeat for weeks! ;)

I'm a fellow remixer & your newest follower! ;)

woodycakes said...

ooh i've never tried red with grey but you're making it work! i love it :D
i love how you made your scarf a belt and just tied it all in. so cute!

kelseychristiansonwilliams said...

wow, i love your style! you have great clothes and certainly know how to remix them! can't wait to see more.

kirstyb said...

loving everything red right now xxxx

archives said...

how could you not feel festive in this great outfit! so bright and cheery! :)

Ruth (Book Focus) said...

What a cute outfit! You look very Christmassy - I love the mix of sophisticated grey and red "bits of colour" brightening it up :)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Adorable!! I really love your red cardigan and the cute umbrella! xoxoxoxo

MONKEYFACE said...

Ack! I don't know what I love more, that umbrella or your outfit! WAY too much adorableness going on here ;)

Emily said...

That scarf looks amazing! This blog called Second Skin wears scars as kind of these bandana style shirts and I always love it. You're so tiny you could totally pull it off too.

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Kinsey said...

Oh wow, I really love this look. Actually I've looked through some of your older blog posts and like everything! Love that patterned skirt that you psted before this one. I'm not usually jealous of someone else's closet, but I totally am! I just started following your blog now, I am really excited to see what else you come up with :0)

Seda said...

How clever to use that scarf that way!

Linda said...

The scarf looks great with this outfit as a belt!
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