Small Girl, Big Ideas

runnin’ around with the rag-top down

I love this outfit because it made me feel like a quintessential 50s housewife which is kind of my goal but also not at all because according to my husband, I suck at vacuuming. And brooming. Oh, right, that's called sweeping. I'm just going to leave it brooming so you all know how I really think. I can do these things, sure, but apparently the technique I use is wrong. I was long unaware there is a proper method for chores, but I was wrong. Anyhow, I think I'm doing quite fine on my own as I clean alone and my apartment looks worlds nicer than my husband Jason's when I visit him! So here's to bad sweeping techniques because I say do it however you want as long as it works!



Also, lots of things I could have sworn I have worn on the blog but I have never are appearing today. This Marc Jacobs ring came in a gift set long ago and it is like 3 sizes too big on me, but it's too cute to stay hidden in the closet. And this sweater is my favorite color and I have already mixed it with a lot of stuff in real life, so I was surprised when I realized it's never appeared here.



sweater : j crew outlet
tee : forever21 (i've had this top since 2007 O_o)
heels : seychelles remixed
headband : diy
necklace : crave jewelry design remixed
ring : marc jacobs

52 comments:

  1. Brooming! Haha! I'm not great at kitchening, but I've learned a lot this summer! Oh, and great shoes!

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  2. the shoes! the bag! always cuuteee outfits!

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  3. Very pretty skirt! Don't worry, I'm terrible at brooming too ;). I leave that task to my boyfriend!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  4. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the poofy-ness of your skirt and you cardi is fantastic! What a great outfit. <3

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  5. Definitely a fan of all the blue in this outfit! I love the pop of yellow in your shoes too.

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  6. I love, love, love how voluminous your dresses/skirts are! I've gotten away from wearing dresses like this - and am thinking that needs to change. Stellar color palette to go along with it. Before I got married, I made sure that Al knew that I would not be doing the vacuuming and dishes...haha. Probably the single two chores I simply can't stand to do! xo Marisa

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  7. Closet FashionistaAugust 19, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    i really like this outfit on you! The bag is such a nice color! :)
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  8. I am so in love with that dress and the monochromatic look!

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  9. So cute! Have you been to the store Francesca's? They have a whole section of navy/mustard pairings :) It's a very 'in' color combo! Beautiful.






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  10. I love the print on your skirt and the way you tied your sweater!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  11. What a lovely dress and ring. I LOLed at your brooming comment!

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  12. I just about drooled when I saw these shoes and the moment I saw they were Seychelles, I went "OH. That makes sense." I love this color combination and this skirt is just adorable. And yay for wearing items that are too big because you can't stand NOT wearing it!


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  13. so cute! love it all!


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  14. yeah I can tell why you really like it! Seriously it is so cute! I love it! and it does make you look like you're from the 50s!
    I hope you have a great night!
    -Morgan
    ps feel free to continue my beauty series with me on my blog, a post everyday until the 24th and a giveaway at the end =)
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  15. THAT SKIRT. i am terrible at keeping things clean. i am trying really hard to keep my stuff clean (it helps to have frequent visitors, aka the boy) but i love the dark colors in this outfit. and the marc jacobs ring! sooo cute.

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  16. Lovely outfit and beautiful post!:)

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  17. perfeeeeect outfit my god

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  18. Cutte outfit! Reminds me of those perfect surburbia housewives. Love thee blue with the black and the yellow pop with your shoes.

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  19. I love absolutely everything about this outfit! Especially the combination of colours! And you're right, that ring is waay to pretty to be kept hidden in the closet...

    xx Aliya
    hillsidestory.net

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  20. Christel &amp; HannaAugust 20, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    gorgeous pics and outfit!


    <3


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  21. hi dear :) amazing blog hun! what do you think of following each other on bloglovin' and GFC? Let me know
    Keep in touch


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    xx


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  22. You look like the cutest 50's housewife out there! The royal blue sweater looks gorgeous on you. And I totally giggled at brooming...I'm going to call it that from now on ;)

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  23. You look seriously adorable. I love this outfit!! That ring is too cute, I see why you'd want to wear it, regardless of it being too big.

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  24. In that case, you are the most adorable 50s housewife ever. I love the color of this outfit. You look beautiful.
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  25. You look adorable. My boyfriend always says I should have lived during the 50's. It's my favorite decade!


    xx,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  26. You look beautiful! I LOVE this skirt on you.


    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. thanks SO much for all your amazingly supportive comments! this outfit is delicious, and i am REALLY digging your shoes!!

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  28. OMG!!!! I want this skirt! There are tons on ebay!!! YAY!!! I just might be scooping one up today! And don't feel bad...I am not very good at "brooming" either!! ;)
    shanna

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  29. Still in love with this skirt. haha I love what Jason said about you being a 50's housewife, that's hilarious! I'll probably be the same way too :)


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  30. LOVE those shoes! I'm also obsessed with blue and yellow together, so this outfit is definitely working for me :)


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  31. oh gosh, i just say props to even sweeping in general. i need to get on that. you are adorable girl! love the outfit, and the fun accessories!
    xo TJ

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  32. I love this outfit Katherine, the skirt the handbag, and those shoes! Sorry to hear the vacuuming isn't exactly your forte' but hey...that's why there's always a dyson :)

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  33. I love this entire outfit blue and yellow together is one of my fave combos!
    xoxo Ilana

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  34. I was just about to write about my worst house chore - washing the dishes!! Boooooo.
    LOVE the skirt!

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  35. Oh wow, what a great skirt! Such a cool print, and those mustard shoes are adorable. :)

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  36. I love that skirt! Drooling!

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  37. Gorgeous mix! Love how you layered blue on blue for such a glamorous effect! You're a mixmaster honey, fabulous!
    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!
    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  38. Adorbs! Loving the pepper print on your dress!


    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  39. before i read that the ring was form he marc jacobs perfume i thought" aww that ring it so cute, it looks like the marc jacobs daisy perfume flowers" haha. who cares if its too big!! wear it!! ;) you look adorable as always!!


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  40. I think I would be a horrible housewife. I rarely clean or cook. Ha! You look adorable, though. Love the skirt and all your precious accessories. <3

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  41. katherine that skirt is awesome! so unique. should've known it was anthropologie! LOL i love your seychelles! the color is amazing. hahaha about your hubby. tell him the proof is in the pudding (yours is neat! his is NOT!) LOL
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  42. Love the colors in your outfit! I have my "50's housewife" moments but they are short lived and I'm back to my usual self lol.


    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  43. colbat blue is amazing. I tried a few things on and I really like it it just doesn't really work for my personality but it looks amazing on you x

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  44. Love this peacock blue and j crew stuffs are mostly best fashion finds.. Another point I loved your pic 'I am married to this guy' :)

    New post up.
    Love
    Shilpi
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  45. Lovely Outfit ,you look gorgeous :)
    i´m a new Follower

    Have a happy Day ,kisses :)

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  46. What I wouldn't do for a ring like that from Marc Jacobs!




    Blue suits you!


    Love Charlene
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  47. Great look. loving the contrast between the cobalt top and mustard shoes.


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  48. Sara, Swing The Day AwayAugust 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Royal blue has been one of my favorite colors lately. I love how vibrant it is! It looks gorgeous on you, and I love the shape of that dress. Very 50's-esque, indeed. :)


    Sara, Swing The Day Away
    http://swingthedayaway.blogspot.com/

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  49. Jessie {my mod style}August 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    You look so pretty in blue. I love the flower ring.

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