Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lady in Red + Born Pretty + Birthday!

Hello there Dandies! It is my birthday today! In honor of that I get to have a pelvic ultrasound and appointment with my doctor because they hate me and my day of birth, obviously. Wish me luck...Thankfully a sister date with my older sisters this weekend should remedy all of that :)
And apparently I'm still riding the red in February train and didn't realize it. I actually didn't mean to, but you see there was a bit of a mix up. These pants. I bought them at Vivien of Holloway and ordered what I thought was a nice light burgundy color. When I got them in the mail they turned out to be the brightest shade of clown candy apple red! I'm just not sure I'm much of a 'red pants' girl but eh, it was my own mistake. Not to mention I ordered them a size too big for some reason and so it doesn't really give the effect I wanted. Nevertheless I'm determined to make them work because I've wanted swing trousers forEVER and they are incredibly comfortable.
Sidenote, Sean said I looked like a mother Babushka. I could start cooking him cold beet soup and show him a Babushka. Sheesh, men ;)

Alright, onto the piece of the day! This fancy little watch is from Born Pretty. It is a website where you can buy everything from clothing, to accessories, to sports stuff, to stationary, the list goes on! The prices are so phenomenal it's difficult to believe that you could receive a good product out of it. However I was impressed with the watch that I received! It has a classic design, is a nice size, and I can see it being very versatile in my wardrobe. Not to mention the watch came in a pretty little box with a pillow and an extra battery! I was very impressed since a dead battery is usually the biggest reason people stop wearing their watches. It's such a hassle for some reason to go put a new battery in. This way I'll be able to use the watch for twice as long. And guess what? You can have a look at the Born Pretty Store for yourself and pick up some nifty baubles for 10% off using my code: KATIEAC10. Can it get better than that?

I finally found some vintage bangles at a flea market! I was super excited, since I don't really wear jewelry that much outside of earrings. I got a few in some various colors so I can't wait to start integrating them into my 1940's/1950's looks. Although I wasn't prepared for how annoying the bracelets sound whenever you move your arm around. They're like clanging cymbals! Pretty cymbals...but still :)

Haaave a fabulous day all!
God Bless,

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.

Watch- Born Pretty
Trousers- Vivien of Holloway
Shoes- Modcloth's Lengthy Farewell Heel
Coat, Blouse- Grandmother's
Sweater- Vintage, Hand me down
Bangles- Benson's Flea Market
Belt- Vintage, Thrifted 
Earrings- Vintage, Rummage Sale
Lips- A combination of Revlon's Matte Lipstick in Wine Not, and Cream Lipstick in Certainly Red 


Ali Hval said...

ehehehe, this post made me smile a ton! "The annoying sound bangles make"... oh gosh, I know exactly what you mean! Click clack click and then they seem to bump into walls and all sorts of things. :) But they're so darling and fun!

Also, I'm glad you got an extra battery for your cute new watch! It really is the reason we stop wearing watches... why, I haven't worn one in yeaaaars!

For being too big and too bright, those pants are absolutely stunning on you! I think you pulled them off perfectly and hey, who knows, maybe brighter shades are something you can wear more often! :)

Have a lovely birthday, Katie! May your day be filled with dreamy food and wonderful people!! <3

Vett Vandiver said...

wow, this is a bold and beautiful look!!

Marlen said...

happy happy birthday my dear katie! i hope your sisters give you an amazing sister date later today :) and your hair seriously gets more and more wonderful with each post. and even those pants didnt quite turn out how you expected, i still think they're fabulous! they look so lovely with the colors you paired them with.

xo marlen
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Alexandra Marie said...

Happy Birthday!! Your outfit is gorgeous as always- love the colors and those adorable trousers! Alex


Galaxia @ Hopeful Kiss | A Pink Lipstick Life! said...

I am so looking forward to Jesus' coming! Thanks for that reminder :) Also, I love this look...just everything about it, but especially the pants! Born Pretty Store is a great shop, too. I got this crackle nail polish there that was pretty unique.

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Kristian said...

Happy Birthday!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday!

Keit said...

Babushka or not, you look extremely pretty :D I love the slightly masculine feel that this outfit gives and the red is so vibrant and pleasing to the eyes!
The watch is so delicate and goes perfect with your style ^_^

Keit said...

Oh btw, forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday! A bit late, sorry about that! :D

Lindsey Dish said...

You tell your old man to hush! I think you look adorable. ;-) I love the pants - especially with those shoes.
xoxo, Lindsey Dish

Eccentric Owl said...

I think those trousers are really cute, even if they didn't turn out to be exactly what you were expecting! Happy late birthday! I hope you had a fantastic day!

Amia Wheatley said...

Happy Birthday Katie!!! Hope it went well minus the pelvic exam :) I love your pants, I would have never known they were a totally different color than you thought they were going to be, you look lovely in red. Your sweater is gorgeous too, I was making note of it to see if I could find a similar knitting pattern!