Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Me as a Paper Doll

I was pretty excited when I heard about Suze's Paper Doll Project, and I signed up right away.  Giving outfit suggestions and shopping with specific missions in mind are two things I enjoy doing, so this sounded like it would be right up my alley.  Not to mention how much I loved dolls growing up, including paper dolls.

The item of clothing I wanted my outfit to be based around was my yellow floral cardigan from Old Navy.  Hope was in charge of styling me, and I really like what she came up with!  Although I love yellow and blue together (they were my wedding colors), I wouldn't have thought to put this cardigan with blue items since there's not actually any blue in the pattern.  I'll take any excuse to put on my fun new blue heels, so I was all for it.  The first time I wore this cardigan, I was concerned it was too boxy, which made the belt a good add, too.

Cardigan: Old Navy; Cami: NY & Co; Skirt: NY & Co; Tights: We Love Colors; Shoes: (shoo) Necklace: Old Navy; Belt: Luci Boutique
Don't mind my hair.  I was going for the air-dried wavy look, which doesn't work with my hair.  It's either straight or straighter unless I take a curling iron to it.  Don't worry, I brushed it right after I took this picture.  Also, the lighting is a little weird, but I'll pretend I meant it as an effect...

Be sure to head on over to Hope and the Dress Code to see how I styled Hope and her fabulous polka dot pencil skirt!  I'm a little nervous to see how I did, but luckily, she's one of those people who looks great in everything.

Here's the list of all the participants:

Paper Doll Project partners!
Windy City Fashion and Doc Starr Chic
A Fashion Fixation and Snappy and Savvy
A Monkey Fatshionista and Matters of Merry Making
After My Fancyy and Style Within Reach
Closet Confections and Diary of a Chic Mommy
Made by Maison and Queen of Oz
Unusual Form and Curvy with Confidence
Fashion Momma and Employed Panache
Better in Sepia and Silver Pool of Light Girl
The Brunette One and The Stylish Housewife
From the Mixed-up Files and Hope and the Dress Code
Second Star Style and Effervescent Evelina
Pieces of My Earth and The Average Girls Guide
Consumerism Killed My Soul and Fashion Frugality
Kate Olmstead and Lemon Drop Love
Oranges and Apples and Watch Me Dress
Skrush and Tart Lemon Drop
Lindsay Living and Elle Enchanted
Snappy Casual and Chasing Davies
Leaving the House in This and Sweet Laundry
Coffee and a Cardigan and Inner Cupcake
Stumble into Style and Image Envy
Miss Vinyl Ahoy and Ordinarily Urbane and Lori's Wardrobe


  1. The floral cardi was a good pick! So springy cute. My paper doll piece was around a cocktail ring!

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  2. If only I could transform my interior decorating skills with a smidgen of fashion skills (which I am severely lacking). I love checking out your blog daily!

  3. Mrs. T - Giiirrrrrl, you know I'm lacking in the interior design skills, but luckily I have you to help me with that! Next time we're together, we'll have to have another clothes shopping outing.

    Meggy - Thanks! Headed over to check out your Paper Doll look now!

  4. Super adorable outfit! I'm a huge fan of the combo!

  5. Lovely outfit, I really like the floral cardigan paired with a belt and the pop of color with the blue tights!! Great outfit!!

    Congrats to the both of you!!

  6. Oh my gosh, you look SO GREAT! I'm happy it worked out (that was REALLY hard planning something just in our head, wasn't it?!). I'll have yours up in a little bit. eeeee!

  7. Thanks ladies!

    Hope, I can't wait to see how your outfit turned out!

    It was hard envisioning an outfit when I didn't have the clothes right in front of me. Although I must say, it was really easy getting dressed this morning not having to think about it! I enjoyed having a personal stylist for the day.

  8. love the floral cardigan. super cute. and the tights are a great addition of color.


  9. I love how you styled Hope, and she did a great job on you as well! I love the bold tights with the light pattern on the cardigan--it's so pretty!