blazer: f21, striped t: target (altered), orange cords: anthropologie, wedges: target (shop), clutch: thrifted, bracelets & watch: gifts and dillards
photos courtesy of molly hunter photography
Back at the beginning of December, I went out with Molly and took some photos for a photography directing project she was working on. Basically I just stood there and she made me look good with her awesome camera skills. I just got the pictures from her, and conveniently some of them fit the bill for Kayla’s 10 day challenge
With today’s challenge being “embrace a trend,” I planned to try out this tutorial to give my hair an blond-at-the-bottom ombre effect (which I’m totally loving right now). But it got so messy, and my hair smelled like pastels, and the color barely came through, so I gave up. Then I decided to go for the asymmetrical hemline trend with a new top I recently stole from Kayla’s Goodwill pile, but then it was so cold and snowy and I didn’t feel like going outside to take pictures. 
So while I am actually doing the challenge in real life, Molly’s fabulous photos were better evidence of my trendiness. I rest my case.
  • Oh how I love the orange pants. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, gray yesterday and orange today? It's like we should be friends or something.

  • RA

    I also love the orange pants, although I would never go for that color. My high school ruined me for orange. ๐Ÿ™

  • Super cute outfit and wonderful pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The clutch again! And I'm super jealous of you and Janssen having those shoes. They're SO cute.

    Freckles in April

  • I love the location! It is great to see you outdoors taking these pictures! I am sad to say, target does not have my size in these shoes. ๐Ÿ™

  • Love this outfit and these pics! You look great, Merrick!


  • You look so cute! Trendy is in the eye of the beholder, so I'm saying you fit the bill! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the combo of the pants with the stripes… Almost bought a red pair but thought they were too over the top. Orange just might be toned down enough to try..? Here's hoping!

  • This is utterly adorable! Love the shoes! Love the pants! Love the blazer!

  • Goodness those maryjane wedges are darling! Love the photos!

    See Me Rwar

  • Love the pants, LOVE the shoes. Way to be trendy!!

  • Oh I love those orange pants! It looks really cute with the stripes and grey blazer!

  • I am loving those shoes, so cute!

  • Love this.

  • I seriously want to steal those pants! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love the pants! Your photos are awesome and your outfit looks so put together.


  • super cute!!

  • Totally cute! I have these pants so thanks for the styling ideas! PS–My son's middle name is Merrick! I rarely hear it! =)

  • Hi! My name is meghan. I found your blog through Janssen… our little girls are buddies. I'm going to echo every one– you've got a great blog and are very talented. You're motivating me to take risks and sew more:) I love your orange pants and your photographer did a lovely job.

  • I love your blog and all your cute outfits