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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Color, pattern, texture, shine




Scarf: JCrew (option, option, love this pattern version!) | Sweater: LOFT (option, option, option)  | Bracelet: Express (in hematite) | Skirt: Express (option) | Tights: DKNY | Booties: Report (option) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option, budget option)  | Nail wraps: Jamberry

Remember a few weeks ago when I tried to wear this skirt, but the outfit turned out to be better without it? Well, I finally got to wear it today, and I must say, it was worth the wait. I love how stripes plus color pop just make an outfit come to life. What are the What Not to Wear rules? Color, pattern, texture, shine. I do believe I've met those rules - especially in the shine category. Kind of hard not to shine in a metallic skirt and rhinestone cuff.

And if you haven't noticed this week yet, I've been wearing these Jamberry nail wraps for the first time. I will admit that they were pretty hard to apply as a first timer. Well, not really hard, but awkward and time consuming. But they've had great staying power and really, how could I resist the animal print? I'm sure application will get easier as I continue to use them. They're definitely fun and worth trying! (No, not getting paid to say that either!)


SHOP THE LOOK:


50 comments :

  1. Wow, I adore your silver skirt! And you matched this piece perfectly :) I think it's good to wear metallic clothes in the day, they make day brighter :)

    crafty-zone.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I definitely agree! There's no time like right this second for metallics! :)
      Thank you!

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  2. Beautiful outfit! The silver skirt is gorgeous and the violet scarf and bag are great color accents!

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    1. Thanks! I'm not sure why I didn't think to pair these things together originally!

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  3. Yes! Love the skirt with the stripes!! Once again, the color of the scarf looks great with your skin tone!! Thanks for sharing this with us...great idea to "quiet" down a metallic skirt, but keeping it simple at the same time :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Thank you! Nice to have the feedback. I kept struggling with this skirt, I should have known stripes would solve the problem! They always seem to!

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  4. WNTW is burned into my brain and you nailed it girl! You look adorable and this color is sooooo pretty on you!
    xo

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  5. Love the silver skirt and pop of color! Great outfit!

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  6. The second I read the title I knew it was from What Not To Wear! I love that show, used to watch it every single Friday. So sad it's over. Cute look by the way! I think the color really brings is together.

    Stephanie
    http://www.vainandsimple.com/

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    1. Yep - every Friday for as long as I can remember. Until now :(
      Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet note!

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  7. Loving your outfit, especially your nails!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thanks, Lee! The nails lasted all week, and would have lasted longer but I was too excited to use some new polish! :)

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  8. I love that Rhinestone cuff, and I've always loved watching what not to wear, even if I think some of my outfits wouldn't pass their critiques...haha!

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    1. I always wonder how they'd judge me! haha scary thought. I do love the show and am sad it's over!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Really soo nice.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  10. Love the way you've matched your scarf and bag perfectly! Brilliant combination :) you look great!

    Thrifty Firecracker x

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    1. I grabbed this bag because my only black bag I have has gold hardware which I thought may look hokey with the skirt. I figured even tho this bag had gold hardware, too, at least it was purple!
      Thanks for the nice comment!

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  11. Lovely outfit and beautiful colors. Love the bag.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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    1. Thank you! I got this bag on sale - could not resist the color!

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  12. Your nails are very cute, and I love how you mixed all these different pieces to make a vibrant outfit. The purple is the perfect pop of color :)
    Eat Drink & Be Mary

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    1. Thank you! I've been reaching for purple lately - it's just really fun!

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  13. You look so pretty! I LOVE the purple accessories, such a great color.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thank you! In reality, red is my favorite color, but purple is one of my favorites to actually wear! It's great for color pops like this!

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  14. You look like a gorgeous, modern striped fembot! TOTALLY kidding. You put that thought in my head with your last metallic skirt post, so now I automatically think fembot whenever I see a metallic skirt. Seriously though, you do look gorgeous and I love the color scheme here. :) -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Haha - I don't blame you! I brought up the fembot reference every single time I mentioned this and my other metallic skirt!
      And hey, I would take the body of a fembot, so I have no problems being compared to them :)

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  15. I just love how daring you are! You have the best ideas when it comes to mixing and matching. Great job on adding that pop of color. I don't own anything purple. I'm still searching for a great orange scarf to copy your look with the denim JCrew top. I received mine and I LOVES it! Thanks for the recommendation!! Have a lovely day, stay warm!

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. Yay!! I'm so happy you got it and love it! Can't wait to see you wear it!
      And thank you! You always have the sweetest notes!

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  16. This is too cute!! I love the bright purple scarf and clutch. And I love anything striped. Adorable!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. It's so hard not to pair stripes with *every*thing because they're just so versatile! Thank you so much for the sweet note!

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    1. Thank you! Definitely one of my go-to bags!

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  18. My interest in clothes and fashion began with What Not to Wear. I was so sad to watch their last episodes this fall... And I would say that you have nail it with this outfit :)

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    1. Yes! So sad when I found out that this was their last season and now it's done - boo!! By far the best makeover show ever, and their "rules" always made sense!
      And thank you so much!

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    1. It's great! I wish it was still available so you could partake!

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  20. That purple is SUCH a good color for you!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks!! This scarf makes me so happy and I'm not even a huge purple fan!

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  21. There's that purple again! It is my favorite color and it looks so good on you!

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    1. Thank you! And I know I reach for purple a lot!

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  22. You look so good in purple, Carylee! It is definitely your color. =) I also love the stripes + metallic skirt, it's a great combo!

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    P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway! Visit my Koret Tudor Zip Pouch giveaway post to learn how you can enter for a chance to win!

    Amber

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    1. Thank you, Amber! I am really happy with how this look turned out!

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  23. You have an Awesomeee Blog ..lovedd it <3

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  24. I love the purple scarf and matching bag! Such a nice way to add colour to your outfit :)

    My fran is the "carob brown" one, which is more of a purple tinged brown. But definitely more brown toned :) But I think you can't go wrong with any colour of it really!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Great - thanks! I will have to stalk it! I just love it! (As if I need another bag…)

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  25. OMG I have the same bag ( different color); our style in purses are so similar. :) Love your taste in clothes Carylee and this outfit is no different. I think because you kept everything else understated the shine works great and really goes with the purple of the bag. How about those nails; love the polish on them! XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Haha! That is awesome! I basically love me a slouchy, buttery soft bag! Structured bags are great for work, but outside of work, I always reach for the buttery soft ones! And this is so great over your shoulder - just like the Foley and Corinna bag!
      And thank you! Very very sweet comment!

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