Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Who Gives a Hoot?

This past Sunday we took the kids out for a stroll to a nearby Farmer's Market. I pulled out my favorite burgundy top and transitioned it to Fall by adding a knit-tie cardigan. The best part about this cardigan is that it has a shawl-like design and comes with a leather belt so I can wear it many different ways. For this particular outfit I decided to belt the top on the inside to give some shape to the outfit.
We were excited to see that the pumpkins were still on display even though Halloween was over. The kids each wanted to bring one home!
The pumpkin was almost bigger than him!
Today I wanted to talk about the owl jewelry trend. This year has been the year for animal patterns, and among all of them, owl jewelry is my favorite. What I love most about this trend is that you can adopt it in all sorts of ways - from a cute pair of earrings to a large chunky statement necklaces.
Hubby was surprised when I purchased this necklace because I was never a jewelry person. But nowadays I like to wear pieces that is not only pretty but meaningful. The owl is said to be a creature with profound wisdom, intelligence, and a sense of awareness of self. Also, it is known to be a brave and courageous creature that follows its sense of intuition and instinct diligently. Therefore, this trend is not only a simple fashion statement, but it has a symbolic meaning associated with it as well. 

Jewelry, especially, a statement piece is always a wise buy because it can be coordinated with a variety of outfits and can be used to make any outfit look different each time. This mystical bird is an interesting complement to a formal summer dress, but it looks just as good when combined with a loose top and jeans. The possibilities are endless but above all it is important to find a style and design which appeals to you the most. What do you ladies think about this trend?

Cardigan :: Guess via Macy's
Top :: H&M
Bottom :: XOXO via Macy's
Shoes :: Banana Republic
Earrings :: Gift
Necklace :: Ebay

Thanks for reading!


  1. I like your sweater! The kids are adorable!

    Thanks for your comment. Hope you visit again soon.



  2. Hi Thu! Thanks for coming by my blog. I like the owls but my personal feeling on the trend is that it's been way overplayed. I can't even remember who first came out with it. Anyway, loving the pic of your little boy with the pumpkin, what a strong little fellow. =D

  3. i like your belt on the outside too! your owl necklace & your shoes look great together. i bought an owl necklace as a gift for a friend, in 2010. your little ones are sweet! most pumpkins are too heavy even for me, to carry.

  4. Oh WOW I love your blog. You have a great style and your kids are too cute.



  5. I really like the owl trend. I've seen earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I think the message behind it is wonderful. Your kids are too cute with those pumpkins! And I love your outfit! :D

  6. So pretty! And I adore my owl necklace and earrings!

  7. Great blog and cute kids!! :)I have a boy and a girl also. Your accessories are really cute. :)


  8. these photos are so precious! I love that necklace!


  9. I love the animal (& owl) thing as long as you don't over-do it. I've skipped a couple cute owl tchotchkes because I was didn't want to be the girl who buys owl stuff just because it's 'cool'. But if it means something to you personally and you really like then you should absolutely wear it.
    Love the pink & gray combo too. Are you guys going to make pumpkin pie? Or Thanksgiving Jack-o-lanterns? ;)

  10. Really love that burgandy top, it's so unique I can see why it's your favorite! I really love how you did your hair too!

  11. Super cute! And I adore the owl necklace. I have an owl statement ring that I LOVE. :)

    xx Jessica

  12. I really like the necklace too! Nice find!


  13. I adore your outfit. You kids are super cute.


  14. your kids are too cute! love your outfit! i have that necklace too.

  15. Looks like the kiddos really enjoyed those pumpkins! The little dude looks like he's about to topple over....too cute.

  16. Love how you winterized that cool top! And I have a thing for animal jewelry! I love your explanation of the owl necklace. Your hair looks great like that with the braid!

    And the kids are so cute with the pumpkins! They have the best smiles!


  17. really beautiful owl necklace! love the trend, you make it look awesome :)


  18. Oh the kids are so cute :) and you look amazing, so perfect for fall!

  19. I love grays paired with colors. Gray is comforting and cozy (and your cardigan looks the part)! I perused your latest posts and I like how you play with different texture combinations. Your kiddos are cuties. I call my son, Little C, on my blog, too! Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you again.

  20. I LOVE IT! such a warm and cozy look! the owl necklace is a nice touch!! yay for the pumpkins holding up after halloween!


  21. you look great in your outfit. love your cardigan too! it's pretty!


  22. I really like this outfit! I've been looking for stylish ways to transform pieces from summer to fall... but the range of weather here within 7 hours is quite wide.

    Definitely start a Junior Tututiny blog. Definitely.

  23. Oooo, I really like the colour of your blouse and how it falls. It's a great shape and texture for under sweaters! I just wish your little mini had one too ;)

    <3 Cambria

  24. I don't know how you do it? You work full time, you have two small kids, AND you are in law-school and blog? How is this possible? I was struggling while working full time and blogging during my last quarter of my MBA. WOW!

  25. Your necklace is so cute! Love your pictures,too :)

  26. Your kids are so cute!! I love how you put your outfit together. The statement necklace is so adorable too!!

  27. Love how you belted your top! And I love owls too - I feel like there's always a ton of really cute owl merchandise at Anthropologie :)

  28. I love your style! The owl necklace is adorable! I am following you now!!

  29. The owl necklace is just so cute, Thu! And I love that burgundy top, I love it with that black sash! An absolutely fabulous outfit :) And awww... you're son's adorable! He looks so happy with that pumpkin!


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  30. Thu, I love your philosophy on jewelry! :) I really like the owl necklace-- it's cute and very symbolic! I also really love that top! Such a beautiful color and drape! perfect for Fall!
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  31. love your look here, esp. your necklace! :)



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