Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Origami cranes and a giveaway winner

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Cardigan, Shirt, Belt: J.Crew (gifts from BFF); Brooch: c/o Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree
Pants: Urban; Shoes: Steve Madden via Last Chance


This outfit was partly inspired by this pin on Pinterest. Never had mustard and mint looked SO GOOD. So, I tried it today. And I quite liked it.

Did you see this sweet origami crane brooch? I'm kind of in love with it. It's just so delicate and I love the light wood color. Not to mention, I think origami cranes are the coolest thing, EVER. After receiving this brooch in the mail, I took it upon myself to actually try to make an origami crane. Guys, it's hard. It takes a lot of precision and care, and I'm pretty sure the first (and only) three I attempted ended up in the trash can. (Fast forward to a week later, when I gave my 11-year-old students origami paper. Like lightning, they immediately started folding and folding, and in 20 seconds flat, made perfect origami cranes. Needless to say, I was impressed.) 

And now, time for the giveaway winner! The winner of $35 towards Rebecca handbags and jewelry is...

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Congrats Amanda! I'll be sending you an e-mail shortly. And thanks so much to Rebecca for providing this awesome giveaway!

20 comments:

  1. This pin is so stinking cute. I must have it immediately! You are absolutely presh, as always! :)

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  2. Please tell Matt, I like these tight shots of you, the closer up portraits. you feel less far away to me. love you. miss you.

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  3. I love this outfit! The colour of the cardigan with the shirt is perfect. Plus, love the brooch!

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  4. Kristine! This is SUPER cute!!! I love the mint with the yellow and that origami pin is gorgeous! Just got your email. We should skype some day...mostly because I am getting lazy with emails and talking is easier :D:D:D

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  5. I love the mint and mustard!   This is a great preppy look!  And the crane broach is too cool.  I remember hearing the story of the paper crane when I was little.  It is such a great story!  But I can't oragami (is that a verb and a noun?) for crap. 

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  6. I just had to repin that pin! so beautiful :) I adore your look too Kristine! the brooch is just the cutest :) x

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  7. Love this broach! I used to fold Origami Cranes all the time (pretty sure I still remember how), I tried to make 1000 for like in the book 1000 paper cranes, I've no idea if I ever succeeded, I gave loads of them away. I didn't have anything I wished for hard enough to really try & make it happen.

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  8. LOVE that color combo. So fresh.

    xo
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  9. Gorgeous outfit Kristine. I love the mustard cardi - looks awesome with the brooch. Glad you like the brooch x

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  11. That brooch is awesome! And I am amazed at people who can whip out any kind of origami. It is a SKILL, I tell you.

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  12. you look really cute
    love the outfit

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  13. Very ladylike and preppy outfit! The crane brooch is such a great unique detail!

    Bubbs...

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  14. Mr. Taylor and his LadyFebruary 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    that mustard cardigan is a must for the holiday season! you look fabulous from head to toe girl!!
    xo TJ

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  15. Ahh, for my boyfriend's sister's wedding in September we folded HUNDREDS if not thousands of paper cranes!  It's so addicting once you get started.  :)

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  16. I love the preppy look, so this is my  kind of outfit! I totes just pinned you. ; )

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  17. I adore your origami crane brooch as well as your mint green button up, the color is just so sweet and lovely and goes perfectly with that mustard cardigan! :)

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