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Friday, August 15, 2014

Ballet Neutrals


This outfit reminds me of a skirted version of this look I wore a few months ago here. I love the look of soft neutrals paired together! There's something so refreshing about it! And since I had only worn this top as part of a weekend look here, I figured I'd repurpose it for an office-friendly outfit. (Funny that I chose a bun and Rockstuds for both looks…)

Sunnies: Tom Ford | Earrings: Premier | Necklace: Stella and Dot | Top: Express (in mint) | Bracelet: Gifted | Skirt: Express | Shoes: Valentino

I've been aimlessly looking for a tulle skirt. I don't know why - because I was a ballerina in another life? Because they're completely impractical in real life? I've tried one from Space 46 Boutique, but it was too small (they believe in reverse vanity sizing, and I should have ordered an XL.) I haven't ordered a larger size yet because I'm thinking maybe it's just dumb for me to want one anyway. I also tried one from Modcloth, but I honestly have not been able to crack the code for sizing at Modcloth either, so that skirt ended up going back.

When I saw this skirt at Express, I figured it was worth trying. I also thought that maybe one day I could simply find a crinoline slip to make this fuller. For now, I think this is a great real life option. You're probably thinking - hey doesn't that look like a skirt you already own? (Seen here.) Yes, yes it does. Obviously this one is lace, but also, my other ivory skirt fits a little on the snug side which results in me having to wear it higher on my waist, which then results in me being uncomfortable all day. This one actually fits - although I did go a couple sizes up because I wanted it to sit lower on me vs. being "high rise" as it's described to be.

Whew. That sure is a lot of talk about a skirt. But speaking of ballet - I just bought Essie "Ballet Slippers" and I can't stop looking at my fingers. I'm usually into dark or bold colors, but I am so obsessed with this color. You saw it on my nails on Monday:


I liked it so much that when it came time to switching polish, I ended up just repainting my fingers this same color. OBSESSED.

That's all I got for ya today! Have a great weekend!


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44 comments :

  1. Gorgeous outfit! I love how you mixed the lace with the top and skirt. I'm going to have to try that nail polish!
    xoShannon

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    1. The polish is so great!! If you try it, let me know!

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  2. Your outfit is so summery and pretty today. I don't know why I passed on that lace tee this summer- I regret it but now I'm on a shirt buying ban. C'est la vie. Glad you are liking Ballet Slippers - welcome to the light side of polish! The nice thing about neutrals like that is they ALWAYS go with your outfit! I hate having to worry if my manicure will clash with my outfit!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. I have collected a wide array of lace things from Express. Ooops. This skirt is newly acquired and I just got a dress and the other lace tunic in black. But I just see so much potential in these pieces!
      For what it's worth- the tee is my least fave out of all the lace stuff. Just get the tunic. That's not a top, is it? It's more like a dress! ;)

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  3. You look so fresh, pretty and girly in mint, beige and white which is a color trio that I love. =))

    Enjoy the weekend, Carylee!!

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    1. Thank you! I love mixing pastels like this! Very refreshing!

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  4. You're top is such a gorgeous piece...the color and the texture!!! I love how you paired it with the feminine skirt too. Oh, Express...too many good options to choose from ;-) And you're right about the tulle skirts - much like the lovely pleated maxi's I see around, are they practical in real life?? I dunno, but it doesn't stop me from drooling over them, ha!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Later this week I post about how I've bought anything and everything lace from express lately! You're right - sooo many good pieces!

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  5. So fresh and chic! Love this outfit!
    xo, Lee

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  6. Such a gorgeous outfit! Love all of the lace!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm obsessed with lace so much right now!

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  7. I seriously love this top on you, it's super pretty.

    Natalia

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    1. Thank you! Mint is such a fun color! Lace makes it that much better!

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  8. Just the title of your post drew me in - love the colors you picked! And your hair is so pretty that way! Happy weekend girly!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Yay! Sometimes I have no idea how to title my posts! Glad this one was gripping! :)
      Thank you!

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  9. So feminine and pretty! You look beautiful!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  10. LOVE this very pretty outfit..the mint and white provide for such a clean, palate cleansing outfit...beautiful on you!

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    1. Cleansing is such a great word! It's very fresh, I'm loving it and glad you do too!

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  11. Hiya!
    Oh you look super sweet in this outfit and those shoes.... do I need to say it???
    AMAZING!
    www.lovelaurenxx.com
    Love Lauren xx

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  12. Great outfit! Although I would kill myself in those heels! (I don't do good in pointy toe or heel shoes (strike 1 and 2! now where's strike 3?) lol) Great post, thanks for sharing! <3

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I know heels are dangerous! I am a daredevil! Haha, not really.

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  13. Mint is a good color for your complexion and this look is definitely worth repeating. I haven't heard anyone mention crinoline in over 25 years,so yes, you are back from a previous life - lol. Thanks for sharing again with us at the #WWDParty. Have a fantastic weekend.

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  14. Love the skirt on you - it definitely gives the ballerina skirt effect! I've been loving the midi tulle skirts I've seen on some bloggers (they look oh so chic - paired with a graphic t-shirt). Unfortunately, whenever I try a midi flared skirt, I feel so stumpy - so even though I love that trend, I don't think it's for me ;-P

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    1. I find it hard to believe you could look stumpy in anything! But I'm also glad to hear I'm not the only one who can't seem to find one that works!

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  15. the detailing in that blouse is beautiful!

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  16. What a cute and beautiful outfit! I LOVE the top! Also, I am a HUGE fan of Essie's nail polishes. I LOVE to wear their light creamy polishes. I love Ballet Slippers but my current fave is Limo-Scene.

    http://misshotcouture.blogspot.com/

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    1. I will have to try that one also!! Thanks for the rec!

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  17. Hey there little ballerina, one day I will hijack your closet I swear.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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    1. And I shall hijack yours in return!!

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  18. What a lovely outfit! The pastels look fabulous on you:)

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  19. Cute outfit. Love the shoes!

    Pinkandnavystripes.com

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  20. I like the pastel palette you have choose for your outfit!

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely refreshing and airy! I love it, too!

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  21. You look so gorgeous! I'm so crazy for the Valentino heels… You styled everything so wonderfully.

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  22. love the skirt, I do have been dreaming about a tulle skirt but I keep letting the age appropriate concern affect my decision

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    1. Oh you can pull it off I'm sure of it!!

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