style: a bit old fashioned

November 30th, 2010

I took these photos a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I’m already missing the days where I could wear a dress outside with no tights and not freeze to death.  I know plenty of you guys have it way worse than we do in NYC, but I am such a summer girl, all I want to do when the weather gets cold is hibernate.  Chad, the dogs, and the heaters cranked up to eighty degrees in our little apartment, and we’ll see you in May, thank you very much.

But, since the world doesn’t seem to work that way, I think I’ll take some comfort in the things I love about winter.  Snow, decorating our tree, sales at all my favorite stores, skiing, my favorite jackets, sequin holiday dresses, Christmas cookies, and, of course, getting to spend time with family and friends.  I guess it’s worth a little cold weather.

But before I get too far off track, this dress is my mom’s, bought for a very special occasion (my wedding!) and I couldn’t resist trying it on.  You can actually see it on her if you click back to the photos from our wedding here!  I paired it with this crazy hat I bought in Paris when I was in high school — I’ve never worn it out of the house, but it’s beautifully made and I keep hoping someday I’ll have something that calls for it!  Preppy and polished isn’t always the look I gravitate towards when I’m choosing outfits, so I thought this would be a fun way to mix it up.  Now all I need are some polo ponies!

Carolina Herrera dress, vintage belt, Hermes bracelet, Guess pumps, vintage French hat.

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  • 2 Rachel // Nov 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

    The cold is fine until January then the hibernation really starts!

  • 3 sterlingstyle // Nov 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    what a beautiful dress. I adore the color on you!

  • 4 Nicolette // Nov 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Darling post! You’re wedding anniversary is my birthday! 7/11 😉


  • 5 New York Girl // Nov 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Would you say the dress is circa 1950’s?  I adore the style but I really noticed the foliage behind you… whaaaaaaa I’m homesick…

  • 6 Sara // Dec 1, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I have to ask, why do your shoes always seem to be a few sizes too big for you? There’s always this gap between your foot and the back of the shoes. It’s distracting. And looks like it would be uncomfortable!

    Nevertheless, I love the recipes you post!

  • 7 Katy // Dec 1, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Sara — You and my mom!  I have a few pairs of shoes that I’ve bought a half-size too big, I actually find it more comfortable!  You’ve probably noticed it multiple times because I wear these pumps all the time.  But I don’t slip out of them, and my toes don’t end up pinched at the end of the night!

  • 8 Sara // Dec 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Good to know! Thanks Katy!

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