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.


  1. preethi says:

    Oh how I love the orange pants. πŸ™‚ Also, gray yesterday and orange today? It's like we should be friends or something.

  2. RA says:

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

  3. Kelly says:

    Super cute outfit and wonderful pictures πŸ™‚

  4. Kayla says:

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

    Freckles in April

  5. 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. πŸ™

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


  7. Britty says:

    You look so cute! Trendy is in the eye of the beholder, so I'm saying you fit the bill! πŸ™‚ 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!

  8. Jennifer says:

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

  9. Goodness those maryjane wedges are darling! Love the photos!

    See Me Rwar

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

  11. Melody says:

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

  12. Kati says:

    I am loving those shoes, so cute!

  13. Bethany says:

    I seriously want to steal those pants! πŸ™‚

  14. Courtney says:

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


  15. Jenni says:

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

  16. Meghan says:

    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.

  17. Manne Family says:

    I love your blog and all your cute outfits

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