"It was the oldest sound in the world. Souls flying away." The Secret Life of Bees

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I spent the first part of my day touring the Audobon society grounds with my "little sister" (through Big Brothers/Big Sisters). We saw lots of wildlife and had a great time:) We got to see 2 different owls that stay there (they aren't able to be released back into the wild for various reasons). They were gorgeous! I think it's so neat (and a little scary) that they can turn their head 3/4 of the way around.

Tonight, Ben and I went out to dinner with friends and then we went out to a movie. Dinner at Ken's Artisan Pizza was delicious and of course the company was wonderful!

Here's what I wore:

This ring is one of the pieces I picked up from Botanical Bird last weekend at the street fair. I love it and I think the white color is perfect for summer.

Dress: Anthropologie Verdant Slip Dress
Cardigan: J. Crew Jackie
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Seychelles
Ring: Botanical Bird


  1. I love owls but have only ever seen them at the zoo behind a cage. I didn't know they could turn their heads like that...thats surreal! These are lovely pictures of you in your verdant slip dress. I want your shoes!

  2. Ooh, beautiful. I love the purple tights with this dress. You have such a wonderful knack for choosing tights that pull out the subtle components of the main piece.

  3. whoa, i never would've thought to wear purple hosiery with that dress, but it looks so amazing. love love love!

  4. That is a stunningly lush environment for this pretty dress- I like the contrast of pale lavender and dark purple too...

  5. Oh Kristin, you look beautiful in the mint green and purple tones! What gorgeous scenery. And I love your ring.

  6. I used to joke with my husband that I wanted a pigmy owl (they're the tiniest owls!) because I convinced him to get our cat. I can't believe you're wearing tights already! Love them with the dress!

    Complex Cardigans

  7. i would love to be able to wear tights right now.... soo hot here on the east coast!

  8. Continue to envy this dress---lovely on you! So cool you do Big Brothers/Big Sisters. :) Sounds like a great outing!

  9. That outfit is perfection!!! I have been trying to resist that dress, but I may have to try and snag it. The purple tights and lavendar cardigan just makes it pop.

  10. I totally envy your tights in every way right now. 1. the fact that you can wear them without experiencing heat exhaustion. 2. the color. 3. the color with those shoes. You rocked it!

  11. You look Gorgeous! I LOVE those purple tights with that Amazing dress!

  12. Ahhh, the Verdant looks simply gorgeous on you. I've seen owls spin their heads like that too, almost reminds me of the Exorcist. lol. But of course owls are much cuter!

  13. This dress is always one of my favorites and looks great paired with the purple tights!

  14. That is so nice of you! (to have a little sister). I'm loving the green and purple combination.

  15. I love all of the different shades of purple you used around the dress. Perfect! We have desert owls in our neighborhood- it's fun to listen to them at night. :)

  16. Vintageglammz - Thank you! The shoes are great, I love seychelles! I think it is a pretty common myth that owls can turn their head all the way around, it sure looks like they can (even though it's only 3/4 of the way). It is very surreal.

    JG - Thank you so much:)

    J'aime - Thank you! I wore this outfit after I purchased the dress weeks ago and loved it so much, I had to wear it again.

    Sarah - Thank you, thank you! Lavender is one of my favorite colors so I pair it with almost everything:)

    Carly - Thank you!

    Jenn - Yes, I pretty much wear tights year around. There are usually a few weeks here in Portland that are too hot for tights, but otherwise I go for it. Saturday was cool, cloudy, and rainy - maybe not actually cool enough for the tights, but I got away with it:)

    Tasty Moog - I'm sure! I don't think I could stand that kind of heat. I definitely prefer the cool/wet weather:)

    Caffeinerd - Thanks:) I have volunteered with BBBS for almost 3 years now and I LOVE it! It is a wonderful organization to be involved with.

    Rachel - Thanks! I adore this dress and don't regret the full price purchase. I love the new blue colorway too.

    Molly - Thank you! The tights were really not necessary, but it was just cool enough that I could get away with it.

    Emma - Thanks:)

    Lisa - Thank you! Yes, owls are much cuter, but it is still a little scary when they do that. Definitely freaked me out a bit.

    Kelly - Thank you! It is a great dress.

    Sil - I love hanging out with my "little sister"! BBBS is a great organization.

    Loraine - Thanks! How cool that you get to hear them at night!

  17. Gorgeous outfit. I really love the different shades of purple you've used... and that dress? stunning.
    I'm s a LOT envious that you can still wear tights and a cardi in OR. I would probably kill myself if I wore those here in IL. But oh I so want to (wear them, I mean!) :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  18. This dress is so gorgeous, I love how you've styled it with purple accents.
    mmmm, now I want some pizza :)

  19. Kristin, you look great in this dress. I love the colors on you :)

  20. Laura - Thank you! I know, it's hard to believe I'm still wearing tights/cardigans right now, hearing about the crazy heat waves on the east cost/elsewhere. Thank you Oregon!!! I think things are changing this weekend though, I've heard it's going to be hot and sunny.

    Sweet Laundry - Thanks:) You should go for it! I had pizza again tonight.

    Dee - Thank you!

  21. nice shots!!

    xo sierra