Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Socks and Sandals - "Messing Up" a Fall Trend

BLACK AND WHITE DRESS - Banana Republic (thrifted)
YELLOW CARDIGAN - Gap Outlet
MARY JANES - Dr. Scholls (via Macys)

"Pig-Pen," that's the nickname I should've given Pigtails.  My best friend, Cardi, says my 18-month old reminds her of the Peanuts character because no matter how I dress her or what I do with her hair, within minutes she has become a complete mess with dirt on her clothes, mysterious sticky stuff in her hair (which falls in her face), and has left a trail of food all over the house.  And yet she always accessorizes with that ridiculously adorable dimpled smile.

Pig-Pen
Pigtails
Today I'm linking up to Pleated Poppy's "What I Wore Wednesday" and Spunky Chateau's "Thursdays are for Thrifters."  This is NOT a maternity dress, but something I thrifted at the Goodwill.  It's Banana Republic and it fit really well.  I also decided to do something different with the socks and mary janes.  I'm sure I didn't quite pull this trend off right (tips?), since most pics I see the models are wearing solid colored socks (and not these crazy patterned patchy ones) but for some reason I guess I'm not a solid sock buyer.  Oh well.

I did read in one of my magazines that "socks and sandals" are one one of the trends men dislike the most.  Luckily for me I'm married, preggo and not looking for a man, so I'm going to wear this style, even if I'm doing it wrong.  Because fashion should be about what the person wants to do, even if it's wearing dirt in her clothes and mysterious sticky stuff in her hair!

43 comments:

kukiskuku said...

love the yellow cardigan.
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The Suburb Experiment said...

I think your socks and shoes combo looks great! I want to try it this fall, too. Lucky for me I have two kids in tow and a husband that is usually amused by what I wear. Yay for fashion freedom, right? :)

Jenn

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Gracey said...

You look amazing and I think you pulled off the socks and mary jane look just right. It's something I've been wanting to try but don't think I can pull off at all. I wouldn't change anything about your attempt though.

And I love the Pigtails/Pigpen comparison - she's so adorable. And Pigpen is one of my favorites.

Courtney Erin said...

I love the socks and Mary Janes - and that yellow cardi is so pretty to boot!

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Tiffany said...

I think you totally pulled off the socks and "sandals"! They're really cute on you!

Also, I couldn't help but laugh at your comment about being married and preggo and not looking for a man. You're funny. =)

Style Journey said...

You definitely pulled off the socks and sandals look! It's so fun and flirty! You look great :)

We have a guy at work we call Pigpen. Everytime he brings something back to the office it is filthy! Pigtails is WAY cuter! I would rather have her in our office anyday, lol!

Frannie Pantz said...

I like your socks and sandals! It is so funny because I have been wanting to try that trend as well. I actually wore socks with my shoes today but chickened out and threw them off before I came into work today. I love your "I'm married and preggo and not looking for a man" comment. LOL

D said...

Good thing you are married and preggo because I've read men have fantasies about ladies in soxs and mary janes. Isn't that Princess Sparkles' tiara?..she must be somewhere else. Must say Pigtails looks adorable in PS's girly stuff.

Emma said...

I LOVE the socks with this ensemble. You look Fabulous. Everything about this look is stylish.

Kimberly said...

such a cute outfit love the socks with this outfit and the pop of color with the cardigan!

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Sophie - Country girl said...

love socks and shoes on you x

Amber Lena said...

Oh, you are so cute! Totally pulled off the sock trick. I'm a little worried to try it b/c I have thick ankles, LOL.

Shea said...

I'm no expert, but I love how you're wearing the socks and sandals! That's a trend I've tried on a few times, but I haven't been brave enough to wear in public. I love the look, just not my pasty white legs!

Kara said...

Ah, this post reminds me why i've missed following you!! You are still so super cute and I LOVE how you rocked the socks and mary janes!!
Congrats on your pregnancy...wow, I have been out of the loop for a while!
Also, I didn't realize that we have daughters the same age. Mine will be 18 months in a few days and I know what you mean about the mess. Pigtails is doll baby though!! I wish we could get our girls together...Ajuma has a feathery crown just like that:-) Happy to be back and keeping up with you again!

Megan Mae said...

Wrong? I think it looks great! I love those socks with the mary janes. I think that's the best way to do it. The dress fits well for something not meant to be maternity. I know if I ever got pregnant, my Goodwill is loaded with an adorable maternity section (So hooray for thrifting while preggers!)

Your little girls are too cute. I remember my younger cousin being a lot like your Pigtails. I was the opposite type of child, freaking out at stuff on my hands/face/hair.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute outfit.

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Tammy said...

My beautiful little friend. Those models have nothing on you!
Your socks are beautiful as well as princess "messy" I'm sure she will learn from you and probably drive you nuts!
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stylemebad.com said...

I couldnt agree more! Take the trends and make them your own!! Your daughter is absolutely adorable!!

Sharde said...

love the outfit- that dress looks great on you! seriously i love it!

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le sorelle said...

I think this outfit is so adorable, socks and all! You are one stylish Momma! And Pigtails looks absolutely adorable! We used to call my little sister "Pig-Pen" too! :)

-j
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Jo said...

I love that conclusion! What do those men that complain about this trend know about fashion anyway?

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Marina said...

I love your look! :) As always..

Mongs said...

pigtails is super cue, I love dimpled smiles. Her faux fur coat is so hollywood glam. And your sandals and socks are not ordinary, they are super cute so definitely a go-go for me if you ask. It's great that you can still wear your usual clothes. This dress really flatters your body so well. The yellow cardi is a nice color accent.

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Fash Boulevard said...

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Marella said...

Gorgeous outfit!

Marella said...

Gorgeous outfit!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Pigtails is so so cute. and your outfit is lovely -- the shoes are a perfect touch. beautiful blog :)

The Cat Hag said...

Awwww, your little girl is the cutest haha, she is definitely the most adorable Pig-Pen lookalike I have eve seen! :)


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Francesca R said...

You and your daughter are so gorgeous! Look at her smile! I love it! Pig-Pen..
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The serial shopper said...

thanks for your comment!

love the yellow!

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Meelena

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rachel said...

haha... this post made me laugh. And surprisingly i like the way the socks and sandals look with that dress! pig pen..i mean pigtails is so adorable

Katie's Bliss said...

That's such a cute cardigan! Lovely look!

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Shels415 said...

Great dress! I think if you wore a lighter shade of socks it will make your mary janes pop more!

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Jess said...

I always love the socks and shoes look on models in magazines, but I'm always afraid to try it in "real life"!

Meagan said...

I really don't think you messed this trend up at all. Thanks for linking up!
-Meagan
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I've never liked socks and sandals before but you my friend made it work! I actually think it looks quite cute!

LOVE JOICE said...

I love the color combo, the yellow cardi really make a statement and I love how you add socks with your Mary Jeans shoes, I don't have to much confident to very a socks, now seeing you wearing it makes me want to try! love the entire outfit! great post dear xx Joice

From Suns To Moons said...

The yellow cardigan really brings out the black-and-white print. An excellent combo!

em.me.ma said...

love the yellow cardy!

Mrs. J said...

I actually like the little socks and maryjanes. Hey, you can pull off anything with a little effort. So I say love it and your bright yellow cardigan is included!! :)

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