Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Origami cranes and a giveaway winner

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...


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


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

  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.

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

  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

  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. 

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

  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.

  8. LOVE that color combo. So fresh.


  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.

  12. you look really cute
    love the outfit


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



  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

  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.  :)

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

  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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