Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gray Skies and Gray Cardigans

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Hurricane Isaac has brought a lot of rain to South Carolina these past couple of days and thus it feels more like October than it does August.  Can you tell I'm ready for cooler weather?  I really don't mind the weather and love being able to pull out my cardigans and finally wear my new boots that my husband insisted on buying for me because he knew how much I loved them!  He is quite kind :)

I thought I'd try to get away with wearing a cream lace dress I bought in Singapore with my long gray cardigan from United Colors of Benetton by pairing them with my charcoal herringbone tights from J.crew.  I wanted to make the lace more casual so the boots were my solution with my skinny leather belt from J.crew.  The boots were found in an adorable little boutique in the historic downtown Summerville and I have been waiting for opportunities to wear them!  My husband lovingly calls them my Katniss boots...yes, as in Hunger Games.

I decided to wear my chandelier earrings from Nordstrom Rack, which I bought back in 2005...crazy they have lasted me this long, but I love them and they go with a lot of my wardrobe.  The linen-cotton striped scarf is from J.crew and was purchased for a killer deal since I bought it at the end of spring.  The end of a season is always my favorite time at J.crew!

I think my favorite accessory of this whole outfit is my black elastic hair band on my wrist.  Haha, forgot to take that thing off.


I hope everyone in the southeast is okay and safe from Isaac.  I know that there will be many people who are affected by it.  I just pray beautiful New Orleans is spared.

19 comments:

  1. I am incredibly in love with your dress!! Cream and lace, best combo!

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  2. Adorable outfit, love the cute dress and how you've winterized it with the black leggings and cozy knit sweater <3


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  3. I love the boots, cool <3

    Hugs!

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  4. Beautiful dress... love the shoe too :)

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  5. Mindy! Such a cute outfit and you pull it off so well.... you are a master! And I love the boots :)

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  6. Love it. I tried to do the same with my wedding dress. The addition of the boots, cardi, scarf belt and tights definitely tone down the dressy-ness of the dress. This outfit is perfection!

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    1. Oh, I would LOVE to see pictures of your wedding dress! I could only imagine it to be beautiful, Jenn!

      Mindy

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  7. ahhaha, i totally know what you mean about the hairbands - I always stuff them in my pockets before i snap pictures so i don't forget to put them back on my wrists.

    you look adorable - it's a look i could never pull off but i'm always impressed by people who do. how cute is your hair?!

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  8. Adorable look! LOVE the cardi and boots! Your husband is so sweet to get them for you =)
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  9. I love this look Mindy! It is SO SO cute. Those boots are just amazing.

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  10. I love your outfit, even the elastic hair band, hehe!
    You look lovely!
    Your blog is amazing, Mindy! Love your style! You have a new follower!
    Hope you will visit my blog and follow me back on Bloglovin'
    Big hugs!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  11. Those boots are great. I really want to pick up some lace up ones like them for fall! Keep your cute outfits coming!

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  12. You made me so excited for fall and for cooler weather. It's super hot here still. So just a few more weeks and I can wear come cozy sweaters.

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  13. I really like your boots! great inspiration for the cooler weather we're getting here :)

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