Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Simplicity

Silhouette Girl style blog Philadelphia Modcloth Aldo
Necklace - antique, dress - Modcloth, shoes - Aldo

Hello, hope you've all seen my giveaway post! Yes, I posted it today, but I'll just tell you in case you haven't seen it.

I was actually wearing another outfit earlier, but I was extremely dissatisfied. Normally, I manage to suck it up if an outfit isn't anything special, but I didn't feel confident whatsoever in it. I felt insecure, which usually doesn't happen with my outfits.

Silhouette Girl style blog Philadelphia Modcloth Aldo
Silhouette Girl style blog Philadelphia Modcloth Aldo

So this is outfit number two. It's significantly more simple than the previous one, and I like it better. Coincidentally, I feel prettier and it seems that all of my photos came out better. The latter is probably due to me finally applying common sense to photography, but either way, I feel that this is more "me."

I'm going to throw in a little bit of opinion right now - am I the only one that's getting sick of Jeffrey Campbell shoes? Maybe it's a sort of bitterness since I refuse to buy anything made with leather (unless it's used, but no one ever seems to give them up!), but it's becoming a little repetitive. The latest style of heel is done eight different ways, then bloggers wear it in approximately sixteen ways. I certainly don't feel that I'm in the position to criticize anyone, nor do I intend to. But I just can't help but wonder if it's "indie brands" such as these that are taking away from some of the variety in the blogosphere. And then again, maybe Jeffrey Campbell shoes are well-made. I don't know.

Silhouette Girl style blog Philadelphia Modcloth Aldo
Silhouette Girl style blog Philadelphia Modcloth Aldo

As I might have mentioned, I'm thinking of setting up an online shop with pieces I don't want anymore for whatever reason... such as this cool vintage belt that I've never found a way to wear. However, I think I might just save vintage items for the ebay store I'll be setting up with my aunt and I'll try to swap other items on Chic Swap.

Silhouette Girl style blog vintage Ciprani belt

Speaking of Chictopia, I've been published again on the Uglies blogs! This time it's on TeenUgly, which is truthfully the column I feel more comfortable writing for. Check it out here.

xox Catherine

PS I'm trying to think of a way to revamp my layout. It's getting a little cluttered.


  1. Personally, I think that most of the brands that bloggers hawk are overrated...Modcloth, Jeffrey Campbell, and Forever 21 items can only be done so many ways! I feel like they puts themselves in creative ruts sometimes. Gosh, now I sound bitter! But I'm not, me and my thrift stores are very happy together! :)

    That dress looks perfect on you, and the pictures did come out so well. Yay for common sense!

  2. NIce dress, shoes, and blog! Hehe! =)
    Lovely belt!

  3. Cute dress. I love those shoes. Especially the chunky wooden heels.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Do come by more often ;)

  4. Just stumbled on your blog! Haha, I was going to say that I actually really LIKE your layout! But good luck with revamping. I'm sure it'll be great!

    And that dress is ADORABLE. I love the print. Black and white is SO CHIC.


    Check out mine?

  5. I think your dress is so cute! I love the print- it's perfect for summer and can easily transition into fall. I've been obsessed with that lately- transition pieces-because of the whole "going to college" thing so I'm trying to cut my closet in half haha! :)

    I hear what you're saying- I feel like there's the "fashion blogger" style and the "normal" people style and based on our groups, style things the same way and wear similar pieces. If that makes sense? Haha. But you can always tell when someone dresses normal without the "fashion" eye, I think.

  6. I'm still loving those shoes! Ha!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Kite Runner is a beautiful book. I'm half way through, so I'll be sure to give a little review when I'm done.

    Do come by more often ;)

  7. I still think that you look adorable!

    Good luck with starting the ebay shop... If you do, definitely send me the link! I <3 vintage.

    And I'll check out your Chictopia article right now! Congrats!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


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