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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pinspiration and a fib

Left: Cynthia from My Rose Colored Shades

How amazing does Cynthia look? She's a regular linker upper on Manic Mondays, and I fell in love with this outfit a couple of linkups ago. I don't think I did her outfit justice as her pieces are just so terribly perfect - I'm pretty jealous of her cognac booties! However, my Pinterpretation will do for right now.






Necklace: Express (option) | Top: Express (limited sizes) | Bracelet: Stella and Dot | Ring: Etsy (similar) | Skirt: JCrew Factory (option, option) | Bag: Michael Kors (option) | Booties: Vince Camuto (option)

Funny story about this anchor ring. When my brother was ring shopping for his now-fiance, he asked me to text her and ask her what her ring size is. My reaction - Oh yeah, because that's not obvious! But, I was all for helping, so I decided to stalk her Pinterest account, and I found out that she loved anchors. I then did a quick Etsy search, and found this ring (something super similar anyway.) I took a screenshot and texted her - told her that she needed this ring and asked her what size she was. She told me, but then I realized it was an adjustable ring. Duh! So, I recovered nicely by saying - "oh thanks, and just realized it was adjustable, oops!" Guess I coulda found better bait! But hey, it worked, and I got her size! Naturally, I *had* to get the ring regardless to back up my little fib, so I ordered one for both of us! 

Amazing how many things you can use Pinterest for!


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Linking up for: #AllAboutYouStyle Sessions, Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, Stylish Tuesday, and Get Pin-spired.

43 comments :

  1. Your polka dot skirt is lovely, such a nice take on your outfit! :)

    And fun story about the ring too - hope your brother's fiancée was surprised with the proposal! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you!!
      I thought for sure it was obvious, but she was legit surprised! I got to be there for the proposal, too, so that was awesome!

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  2. I like this outfit and I would wear this too. Love the stripes with blue and the tan is such a great color for accessories. Fun story about the ring. Thanks for your comments on my blog, the Mall of America is a fun place to visit!

    blue hue wonderland

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  3. LOVE the color & the pattern mixing!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Cynthia is so great - love pulling inspiration like this from her!

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  4. Love the blue and I really like how you mix the pattern here.

    http://www.kreyolasjourneys.com/

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    1. Thanks! Pattern mixing has been so fun for me lately!

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  5. I think both your outfit and Cynthia's outfit are perfect! And hey, nice t-shirt! I have the solid colored version of that. :) I'm impressed with your ninja skills in obtaining the ring size, but can't say I'm too surprised by them. I knew you had it in you!
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Haha! Thank you! I try! I love being a ninja!
      I really like this top - extra soft and comfy! I wouldn't mind it in solids...

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  6. You look super chic! Love this color combo.
    And what a cute story about your soon-to-be sister-in-law's ring! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. I was so happy to be a part of it!

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  7. You did a great job recreating the look! I love how you made it your own with the textured skirt!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Cookbook Giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I wished I had her exact pieces - they're so perfect, but I think my version was a good stand-in for sure. Can't complain!

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  8. I have so many striped tops and you and Cynthia has inspired me to pair one of mine with a pencil. I am very partial to blues and love this whole look. That is so funny about your future SIL. Did she know what you were up to? So nice of you to buy the ring for her any way.

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    1. She said she had no idea, so I hope she wasn't just trying to be nice! :) Either way, it ended with a diamond, so that is most important!
      And yay - excited to see this inspire one of your future looks!

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  9. You nailed recreating this look! Love how you mixed patterns! I may have to try this one!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. This was a lot of fun and a look I've been meaning to replicate in awhile! Hope you try it and like it!

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  10. Such a cool ring! I noticed it right away. Love the mix of prints too. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thanks so much! It's an adorable ring!

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  11. You are too kind, Carylee! I absolutely love your fun and vibrant recreation. That skirt fits you so well. And the gold tones on the chain necklace, bracelet and the chains on your bag tie everything together perfectly. Fabulous look!

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Whew - so happy you approve! Your look is one of my all time favorites! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  12. Haha that is so funny. Isn't Pinterest handy sometimes?! I love how you recreated her look. That skirt is so pretty!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Darcy! I have found so many ways to style this skirt, it was such a great find!

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  13. Haha love this story; and in my mind from what I gathered about you through all our interactions, I can picture how you searched for this ring and schemed the lovely plan to help out your brother! Well done my dear! <3<3 Ohhhh and the outfit is just awesome! I love the original look to and I think your recreation of it is just about perfect. My favorite part is the anchor ring as it will be a happy memory for you and your sister-in law and I love things with meanings like that! XOXO, Elif @ theboxqueen

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    1. It's nice to be able to share that memory with her and to also have had a part in the overall scheming! Seriously wouldn't be done without Pinterest! Thanks so much for your sweet note, lady! Always makes me smile!

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  14. I absolutely love your outfit. The blues are gorgeous - and so is that skirt :) #AllAboutYou

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! I felt great in this!

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  15. Ha, ha on the fib! And, I too really loved this outfit. :)

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  16. such a fab skirt!!! Loving the whole nautical look :)

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    1. Thanks! It's definitely even more versatile than I expected it to be when I first bought it! I love it!

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  17. Haha! I love that story! Nice of you to help out your brother like that too! And you got a great ring out of it! :)

    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep! I was never really into anchors myself, but I think this ring spearheaded a couple anchor purchases since!

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  18. That is so clever, with the rings! Plus, I love the combination of blues in your outfit!

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    1. Thank you so so much!
      And, I seriously have Pinterest to thank for my plotting!

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  19. Oh I love that you now both have the ring that connected her to her engagement ring! Too sweet! And as for your outfit, really love it, very chic indeed. Thanks so much for linking to #AllAboutYou xx

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    1. Such a fun linkup - thank you for hosting!

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  20. Your outfit is perfection! Absolutely love it!
    Love the story about the anchor ring...so great!
    I love anchors...we had a nautical theme party for my son's first birthday last summer.
    So fun!

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    1. P.S. Thanks for linking up with us at Pin-Spired!

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    2. Aww nautical would be perfect for a boy birthday!
      Thank you for popping over and for hosting!!

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  21. Love that shade of blue and the nautical thang going on #AllAboutYou

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    1. :) Thank you so much - glad you enjoyed this!

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