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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Geometric





Coat: Wilson's Leather (option, option) | Necklace: Francesca's | Top: JCrew Factory (option) (similar, but not similar, but still love this!) | Bracelets: Kate Spade (option), Kate Spade (option), Cara (option) | Skirt: Trouve (crazy sale, but limited sizes) | Tights: DKNY (option) | Booties: Pedro Garcia (similar, limited sizes) (budget option)

In case you missed my Monday post, I had attempted to wear my silver metallic skirt, but it ended up not looking right. So if you're counting, I have two metallic skirts. Today's and Monday's. Too much? My biggest challenge is trying not to look like a Fembot. Seriously. Which is why I stayed away from knee high boots. Luckily this top was perfect to pair with today's skirt - it was my first choice, so I didn't have to go through a lot of trial and error. I love the circle lace next to the asymmetrical skirt. Geometric dichotomy at its best! 

The good (or bad) thing about taking outfit photos everyday is that you see the pictures and sometimes think - OMG is that how I really look?? In this case, it was the fact that the skirt's black liner was peeking out of the bottom. I didn't notice that looking in the mirror getting dressed. We took photos after I got ready, I downloaded the photos onto my iPad during the commute to work (the husband drives), and that's when I noticed the liner showing. It wouldn't go away! Literally, as soon as I got to work, I went to the bathroom with a pair of scissors and trimmed the liner about an inch all the way around. Ahh, so much better - I hate having to fidget and fuss with my clothes to keep things tucked or concealed or whatnot. Too bad I didn't notice it *before* I took these photos. At least you guys know I don't use photoshop! :)


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Linking up for: Tres Chic, Three-fer Thursday with Bethany and Meghan, What I Wore to Work, Working Girl with Style, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline

36 comments :

  1. Great choice on the top! It looks perfect with the skirt. And who cares if you have more than one metallic skirt. I love metallics and need to get me one (or two).

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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    1. Yes, you sure do need them!!
      And at least I got one gold/copper and one silver! Variety! ;)
      And thank you!

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  2. As you know, I notice everything. :) And I don't think I would have noticed the teeeeeeny bit of black lining peeking out if you hadn't pointed it out. That said, it would drive me insane and I would have done the same thing, hee hee. You did a great job of making a metallic skirt look like a neutral!
    On the Daily Express

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    1. It was super annoying! I know the skirt is not laying totally flat in the photos, but even standing, not moving and pulling the skirt flat, you could still see the lining! It was so liberating to cut it and not have to think about it again!
      Didn't even think about the metallic skirt as a neutral - thanks for that compliment!

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  3. Falling in love with your coat dear :D

    WWW.PUTRIVALENTINALIM.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. My coat says thank you! I remember when i first bought this - I couldn't decide whether I really wanted it. (It was priced around $100.) Well, I decided to go ahead and get it, and then it rung up for less than $50! Had I known that to begin with, I wouldn't have thought twice about buying it! It's really great!

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  4. Such a pretty outfit! Love the top and your coat!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thank you! This coat ended up being less than $50! Such a steal and great quality for the price!

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  5. What a gorgeous Top & Skirt. They each have so much interest on their own even better when paired together. I hate skirt linings showing so I would have used some scissors also. LOL Your Coat & Necklace are beautiful also. I need/want some more Metallin in my closet. A Skirt like yours would be great. =)

    Come link this Gorgeous Winter Outfit on my link-up from yesterday. It is my first time ever hosting a link up so I'd appreciate it if you joined. Also, do you host a Link Up? Remind me what day of the week it is please? I will start joining weekly.

    And follow me on Bloglovin if you don't already. Much appreciated.

    <3 Ada.

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    1. Thank you very much, and glad I'm not the only one not afraid to take scissors to their clothes :)
      Thanks for the heads up again about the linkup - I will check it out!

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  6. You're so cute.
    And I love the necklace + bracelet stack. A girl after my own heart! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  7. I love a good white coat! And your skirt is gorgeous. I love the styling of this look!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie! The hardest part of this outfit was the shoes! Finally chose these booties, and was pleased they worked!

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  8. Seriously beautiful look! It's one of the best I've seen today. I think it's the colours and the textures! Love it :)

    Yasmeen x
    http://themirroraffects.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's a really big compliment - thank you very much!

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  9. I agree- the contrast of the metallic skirt and the lacy top is super cute!

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  10. So pretty! I love that delicate looking top, and it pairs so well with the bronze skirt.

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    1. Leather (or pleather) and lace is one of my most favorite combinations! Happy you like this, too!

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  11. Love that top!! Perfect with the skirt!

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    1. Thanks, Kellie! I was happy this pairing worked!

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  12. Love the texture of that shirt! So fresh and pretty.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. It's great - thank you! Wish I had it in more colors!

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  13. Loving the winter white + bronze color combination! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! I don't wear winter white enough!

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  14. Love your bracelets <3
    http://www.princesskonakei.com/

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  15. You look stunning!! I love the top!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Darcy! I wish this top was still available and/or that I got it in other colors! It's great to dress up or down!

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  16. Hey Carylee! The accessories that you pick for this outfit are perfection :)

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    1. Aww - thank you so much! I find it hard to accessorize sometimes, so this is a big compliment for me!

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  17. Visiting from Simply Just Lovely! That skirt is so cute and I'm okay with you owning two metallic skirts. I have two sequined skirts :)

    <3 Vicki
    Wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh goodness, sequins are a whole other story! I think I just love anything shiny and reflective! Ha! Thanks for the note!

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