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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Outfit randoms





Scarf: Kate Spade (44% off!) | Chambray: J Crew Factory (on sale for $29.50 from $68!) | Bag: Kate Spade (half off) | Bangles: Kate Spade (option) | Leggings: Express (option) | Boots: Bakers

I could not decide on one topic/title for this post, so I decided to use all of them!

1. The proverbial Pinterest outfit: Did you guys ever see that article about the most pinned fashion outfits on Pinterest? This one here was one of the top condenders. Clearly I love this look myself or I wouldn't have worn something similar today. (And BTW I just spent half an hour browsing her blog as a result of her pin…) But anyway, my point is: scarf + chambray + leggings + cognac is such an easy, effortless look that I'm not surprised it's a popular pin!

2. Flowers for winter: Yeah, we're getting hit with more snow as we speak. Yes, these photos were taken before the (NEW) snow. Screw winter. Here are some flowers. On my scarf. And a bright orange bag for good measure.

3. Speaking of old boots: Yesterday I talked about how I'd had these booties for so long. These boots I'm wearing today come in at a close second. It was when cognac first started making a rise in the boot world. The husband actually bought these for me. After he gave them to me, he took out the ring and proposed! So, I call these the engagement boots.

4. The perfect chambray: Guys, seriously. I'm not demanding of you, am I? But I will actually tell you that I love this chambray and you really do need it. I love it so much so that I bought it in a second wash because I'm terrified that one day it's going to die on me. JCrew Factory has been selling it forever now - I got mine well over a year ago, and it's held up great-- it's perfect to wear on its own or as a bottom layer. And it's $29.50, which is crazy because I got mine for full price at $68. Normally it's listed in the $40-$50 range on their website. So please, if you're looking for the perfect chambray, this one is it. Don't believe me? I just pulled a handful of these out of the vaults.
Edited: A couple of people have asked and I should have said this in the first place - the chambray fits true to size, if not just a little bit big because I consider myself wide - I'm 34 chest, 36 hips, size 4, sometimes 6 if it's crazy form fitting. But I'm a Small generally at JCrew/JCrew Factory and my chambray is a size small. It doesn't fit tight, but it's not boyfriend fit either. It's just right!


OK then. Told you it was a bunch of randoms. :) Hope you guys are staying warm wherever you are at. This winter and cold and traffic makes me so ragey!!


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49 comments :

  1. Your outfit looks so cheerful with the orange scarf and clutch! :) Nice addition of colour :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I definitely needed cheer today!

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  2. I love this orange on you! I keep seeing this shade of orange everywhere and I'm so happy, orange is such a cheerful colour :)

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    1. Yes, cheerful is what I needed today! Thanks!

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  3. I really like this and the bright scarf is the perfect addition.

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    1. Thanks, Ginny! I've never tied this scarf this way, and it makes me love it even more!

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  4. Ok, this is my favorite outfit of yours EVER...well for right now that is...I mean at this moment. I love orange and I've been finding myself buying this color lately. I really love love this look...might have to do an inspiration post. Really, this is so HOT!!

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. That is so very sweet - thank you! Would be flattered if you did an inspiration look!

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  5. Also, what size are you wearing in the chambray? Does it fit tight?

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    1. The chambray fits true to size, if not just a little bit big because I consider myself wide - I'm 34 chest, 36 hips, size 4, sometimes 6 if it's crazy form fitting. But I'm a Small generally at JCrew/JCrew Factory and my chambray is a size small. It doesn't fit tight, but it's not boyfriend fit either. It's just right!

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    2. thank you thank you for responding...I was seriously waiting to hear back from you before I headed off to the gym. This helps me out so much...and I bought it!

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  6. You found a great way to wear those leggings!! And I love the orange scarf...winter sminter I say!! That's a good question I see above...how's the size/fit on that chambray, pretty true size?

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    1. Yes, winter sminter! I'm really so over it, it's crazy.

      I added this to my post, too! Should have put it there in the first place, duh--

      The chambray fits true to size, if not just a little bit big because I consider myself wide - I'm 34 chest, 36 hips, size 4, sometimes 6 if it's crazy form fitting. But I'm a Small generally at JCrew/JCrew Factory and my chambray is a size small. It doesn't fit tight, but it's not boyfriend fit either. It's just right!

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  7. OMG your orange outfit with the matching bracelets is to die for!!! Love the rose/spike one best.
    xo, Lee

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    1. Isn't it great? I randomly found it at Nordstrom - pretty sure it's a Topshop bracelet. But I wear it all the time. It's so fun!

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  8. This look is amazing! I love outfits like these-and orange looks so nice on you!

    Xo, Kelsey

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey! I'm not even a huge orange fan. but these brights are make me happy!

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  9. I really love this outfit. It is such a simple formula but it is classic and the orange scarf makes it unique. I was surprised by a lot of the most pinned outfits. Some of them are so simple. Maybe that's the point??

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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    1. Oh i most certainly think that's the point! I kind of see it like looking for meal recipes - I want the least amount of ingredients, fastest prep time, with ingredients you already own, but the most flavor!

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  10. I love this bright orange scarf! Great styling :)

    XO,
    Lexi

    the-streetsofgold.com

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    1. Thank you, Lexi! I find it hard not to migrate to these leggings or anything faux leather nowadays...

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  11. Wow, this scarf is amazing, this makes that the whole outfit is brighter :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  12. love your scarf and boots! you look stunning <3

    Letters To Juliet

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    1. My husband will pat himself on the back about your boots comment! :)
      Thank you!

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  13. Will you de-friend me if I tell you that I donated that exact shirt? It did not work for me. I might have been able to get it altered to fit, but I just couldn't be bothered. *sigh* It looks perfect on you and many other people, so I feel very left out, but you know...you gotta go with what works!

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    1. Ha! Awesome!! But I'm not surprised! That's kind of why I said if anything it runs big and I included my measurements! I hate saying "wide" because people look at me like I have two heads, but there's no other way to put it! But my point is, if a small fits me perfect, it will most likely be boxy and unflattering on you because based on the sizes and such you shop for at Express, I've gathered that you have a smaller frame than me (not a bad thing.) Bummed that it didn't work for you because it's really one of my go-to tops!

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  14. I'm not a big fan of orange, but I love how the scarf and bag give it that perfect touch of color

    Natalia
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196891814933456853/

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    1. Oh I agree - I'm never drawn to orange, but for whatever reason was drawn to these pieces! They give some pep to an otherwise super simple outfit!
      Thanks for the note!

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  15. Love how you styled this with the pop of orange! Now excuse me while I go snatch up that scarf! You look beautiful!
    xo

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    1. This scarf is definitely one of my favorites! If you do get it, you'll love it!
      Thank you so much!

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  16. I saw the scarf and I had to comment. It is gorgeous...but of course it is Kate Spade! Great outfit.
    xo
    Glenda
    http://sowhattotwenty.blogspot.com/2014/02/styled-by-freddy.html#.UvKTKvvSmAo

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    1. I might be just a teeny bit of a kate spade addict…
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  17. Love all of your colors! I love how a bright scarf can transform a simple outfit into something fun and exciting :) I wore a really similar outfit today!

    Also, a really nice veteran blogger explained to me that people don't actually see your comment replies if you reply by the built in Blogger thing, because there is no notification email. They'll get a reply if you email them back from the email notification.
    xo, Hima
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    1. So, I'm a little weird because I want people to see and know that i reply to my readers! So, usually, if someone replies to me who is NOT a no reply blogger, I will reply via email then copy and paste my email reply in my blog post as well. If they ARE a no-reply blogger and I don't have their email, then I'll go ahead and reply only in my post, in hopes that they come back and look, but knowing they more than likely won't. In both instances though, if someone takes time to comment on my blog, I will always try to read their current post and do the same in return!

      And thank you for the note! Adding color to a simple outfit is a way to be lazy in my world if I'm feeling uninspired, but still add some interest!

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    2. Hey, so I always use the reply button on blogger...how will i know if the person is a no-reply blogger? I've never seen any errors or messages saying that my reply didn't go through. Thanks!

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    3. I usually just click on their email address. If it says "noreply-comment@blogger.com" then I know they're a no reply blogger. You could be getting lucky that your readers have email addresses! Or maybe your replies are getting sent to a generic inbox, but I don't think they'd make it back to the original poster?

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  18. If you die with those boots and the shirt on, I'd say you are pretty good to go. :) Go husband! Combing new clothes and an engagement ring...what a perfect day! Of course I'm digging all your orange accessories...they are super cute.

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    1. Yes I was elated to see the boots! He had never bought me any clothes or shoes before! So the ring was an added bonus!
      And thanks! I am happy with how this turned out!

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  19. Oh my gosh I LOVE this look! I loved the orange detailing when I saw this on Instagram. and girl you look FAB in those leggings!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww- thanks Darcy! It's funny bc when I first got these leggings, they sat unworn for awhile. That was about a year ago? Now I can't stop reaching for them!

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  20. Lovely outfit! The POP of orange made me smile :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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    1. Aww, well your comment just made me smile! Thank you!

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  21. I have the same clutch from Kate Spade and I love it to death. I love your scarf as well. It adds such a nice touch to the outfit. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Thanks so much! And yay for clutch twinsies! It's so great! Glad someone else can enjoy it with me!

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  22. nice outfits !! you're so pretty :)
    the first is amazing <3
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day! <3
    xx
    veronica

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    1. Thanks so much! I got this bag last summer and would not have guessed I'd whip it out in the heart of winter!

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