A Long, Long Time Ago

I found these outfit photos from back in the early days of this blog…..well, earlier days.  I can’t believe I forgot about them!  It was the first time I had tried styling my hair in the “Carrie Bradshaw” messy bun.  Anyway, most of the photos didn’t turn out well (anyone else have a hard time looking good in white – especially in photographs?  Is there a secret I don’t know about?)

Aside from the strands that I just. cannot. get. under. control., I think I did a pretty good job with the hairstyle.  At least I was proud of myself for trying something new (I have curly hair and I HATE backcombing it!  HATE. IT.) 

Headband: JCrew
Earrings: c/o The Mr. (has anyone else noticed my husband’s go to gift is pearls.  He likes to play it safe, apparently.  I’m not bragging, really, I’m not.  I’m just saying a girl could use a new diamond (or any brilliant gemstone) every once in awhile, am I right??)
Top: F21
Necklace: c/o The Mr. twisted with Target
Bracelets: Vera Wang, F21
Belt: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: George

Wait, did I really just use parentheses within parentheses?  I think my High School English Teacher is probably slowly dying……somewhere.  And why is there a singular for the word parentheses?  Has anyone ever come across a random ( ?  Except for, of course, the common 🙂 which wasn’t around when they first named the symbol?  Or was it?


  1. RelatableStyle says:

    Ah, the whites ^^ It's rare that people look good in stark white, most fare better with soft white or cream, so either with a tinge of grey or a tinge of yellow/gold… White is like black: Not for everybody, although a lot of people keep on insisting it is 🙂

    Relatable Style

  2. Erin says:

    Those colors are so hard to find in the summertime! I will try harder to stop insisting 😉

  3. VanC says:

    Great job on the Carrie Bradshaw bun. Love that look… waiting for my hair to get long enough to try it out. I like the idea of stark white, but don't think it's for me!
    Van // The Clothes We Wear
    Wearing motherhood with style.

  4. Ashlee says:

    I am LOVING all the pearls going on in this outfit!

  5. Erin says:

    Thanks! I was pretty impressed with myself (haha) because I have absolutely ZERO hairstyling abilities!

  6. Erin says:

    As much as I'd love a few gemstones, pearls are by far my favorite (and soooo classic!)

  7. April says:

    The bun does look great! And all those curls help give texture and character to the 'do…I think you can skip the backcombing ; )

  8. Erin says:

    Thanks, April! The ONLY positive to humidity is the fact that my hair is already SO BIG, lol!

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