Thursday, November 17, 2011

In My Element

Sweater c/o Lulus
Dress c/o Lulus
Tights: AA
Necklace: gift from Chris
Bracelets: Forever 21

Photos by Christen of From the Woods

This rain is officially driving me bananas. Yesterday was day three and I was determined to actually get some outfit shots. It's definitely been an adjustment getting back to a normal 40 hour week, especially since Chris is now on a similar schedule as well. I've been shopping around for a new camera lens in hopes of being able to take self-portraits again soon. I love having other bloggers to collaborate with at work, but I've also been taking self-portraits forever (before this blog was even an idea) and I miss those projects.

Well, the weather has finally cleared a bit today and it's actually feeling like chilly November. Rumor has it that we might even see some snow this weekend! I have my fingers crossed, I would love to have a little (a little) snow on the ground for Thanksgiving.

36 comments:

Justalazymorning said...

So cute!!
love the tights
xoxo

Samantha Chu Ramage. said...

what cute boots! i need something like that for the upcoming winter!

xoxoxox
sami

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Those boots look pretty perfect for the rain though!

Mademoiselle Lala said...

This necklace is weird in a good way. :) I love your hair - it is so pretty!

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Sian said...

I adore that colour of tights with the dress! And I love the pleats in the dress, so pretty! The boots are amazing too!!
Eurgh I hate the rain too, I hope it's over for you soon, we've had none here for a while and I'm dreading it because I hate it so much haha =D
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blue roses said...

i am absolutely obsessed with your eagle claw necklace, so beautiful. where did chris get that? what an incredible, unique present!

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April, Everyday Forgotten said...

Oh wow, those boots are so cute! They look really comfy too which is not something I can usually say about heels and boots haha!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Aw, I sympathize on the rain bit. I live in a beautiful but rainy city, yup, it sure can drive me nuts!! And Julie this silhouette is just stunning - LOVE that long layered cardy, it's absolutely beautiful!! xo V

Orchid Grey said...

April- these boots are SO comfy! I added an arch support insert, which definitely helps my high arches, but I would definitely recommend them!

Orchid Grey said...

Blue Roses- The necklace is from Black Sparrow on Etsy!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Rain is funny. One lazy day of rain is like a treat, but 3 days of rain (especially when you have to work) feels like a jail sentence. And if possible, I'd like to send any snow coming to Boston over to you, since you've requested it! :D

You look beautiful in this outfit!

Natalie Garza said...

I love the color combination of your outfit! That dress is adorable.

ACC said...

I love this pretty, cozy outfit, especially the combination of those beautiful colors and textures! And that pendant is absolutely amazing. It must have been a spectacular gift to receive.

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modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous!
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Marta Castellanos said...

lovely look. I think that know that I live alone at london i should get a tripod and make self portraits...xx

Superstition Vintage said...

Beautiful scenery and a great outfit to match. I'm jealous of your rain. I love it and we don't get much here in AZ!

-Leah
Superstition Vintage

charity @ c'est la belle vie said...

okay, those booties are pretty amazing. They look warm, too!

Cara said...

What an amazing sweater, it's perfect for drizzly, cold days. Love it paired with the slate blue and burgundy!

Kitsune-kun said...

cute and cozy! you look lovely, and i really like those boots!

Sarah Stright said...

I hope you're enjoying Pittsburgh. It has certainly been far too rainy for my like. Will you be going to Light Up Night this weekend? Since I'm new to the area I haven't been to it but I hear it is AMAZING!
Sarah
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MrJeffery said...

love the sweater!

Paula T said...

Love this look, colour combo is lovely and the boots are amazing! I've recently discovered Blowfish brand on ASOS and love so many of their styles!
Also what an unusual necklace, love it.

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theSIREN said...

incredible pleated dress. you look gorg!

Santina said...

I have that sweater, as well, and I'm a bit obsessed with it. Who doesn't want to feel like they're wrapped up in a blanket all day? I've yet to pair it with a dress, but I really like how you styled it here - great mix of textures and proportions.

siouxsie said...

almost all of your outfit posts is c/o. this blog is more of an ad campaign then a personal style blog.

seekingstyleblog said...

That looks like the perfect cozy cardigan! I love the color of your tights with the whole outfit as well

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chillairandperfume said...

I love the colors in this outfit! Super pretty.

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Irene Wibowo said...

love it.. :) irene wibowo

Orchid Grey said...

Siouxsie: I'm sorry you feel as if my blog is an "Ad Campaign". While I understand it may seem as if all of my clothes are c/o judging by this one particular outfit, that is certainly not the case. In fact, if you look back to my two previous outfits, the majority of the clothes I'm wearing aren't c/o at all. Actually I bought them a long time ago, see I wear a lot of stuff over and over- because I really like it. Take this sweater and dress, I've worn them both a few times before, with items already in my closet, this time I just happened to enjoy the pairing of the two, and they just happen to have both been provided by a company. I am not going to censor my personal taste to make sure not everything in an outfit isn't c/o. I think that would be ridiculous. This blog showcases MY personal style, all of the clothes I wear are MY style, regardless of where I got them. I partner with companies that i stand behind and shop at independently (whether or not I'm sponsored by them).

So, I'm sorry that you may not like my personal style, I'm not sure what else to tell you, but there are a lot of blogs out there, many of whom choose not to accept c/o items at all- which may be more in line with your values.

Kindly,

Julie

Clio said...

i love your outfit. the earth-thones match so good. and btw what doe the letters c/o mean exactly? (been reading the 'discussion' above and I understand now that the clothes are sponsored)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

gorgeous colors, and i love the pleats in your dress!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Orchid Grey said...

Clio: Thank you! I think earth tones are really my go-to, especially this time of year. To answer your question: when an item is listed "c/o" it means "courtesy of" it's a short way of saying that the item was provided by a sponsor of my site. Many bloggers have similar policies, but part of my sponsorship agreement is that I have to approve/choose the items that are sent to me. So while yes, the item was sent by a sponsor, it's still representing my personal style because it's an item I would've bought for myself anyway.

To anyone interested:

There is a great discussion happening on IFB right now that pertains to this exact issue being discussed:

http://heartifb.com/2011/11/11/how-far-is-too-far-with-co-courtesy-of/

While the article doesn't come to any one conclusion, the comment section offers up a wide variety of opinions.

As a blogger, I think working with companies is a great way to share what you love with your readers, it allows me to offer the occasional giveaway, as well as exclusive discounts, but I also believe that it's a constant balancing act. I don't work with companies the same way I did a year ago, and by this time next year, my policies will have most likely changed again.

So I'm curious, to anyone who is interested in responding:

What are your opinions on "c/o" items? Do you accept them if you have a blog? Do you stop reading if a blogger lists items as "c/o"?

sajuki said...

great look :))

threadsandbuttons said...

Oh geeze, that sweater is perfect! and I love the color of that dress with the dark maroon tights! Hope you get a little snow! If you do, throw a snowball for me :)

imovie for windows said...

I am impress with this stunning outfit. I just love these dress very much. Specially the blue shoes!

The Bensons said...

I love your boots and outfit...so cute!!!

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