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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Discussions

Earrings: Nickel & SuedeNecklace: Express (option, option)  | Bag: Kate Spade (option, option) | Top: LOFT (option, option)  | Bracelet: Gifted | Bottoms: Gap (option, option, option) | Shoes: Valentino (budget option, budget option)

A couple of weeks ago, someone on my shopping forum had asked for suggestions on how to style camo pants. I shared my outfits here and here. One of my favorite combinations is stripes and camo, and I realized I've never actually worn this myself! Hmmph. Well, clearly I had to change that, so I wore this shortly after that discussion. 


Another recent discussion I've had was with Gina, surprise surprise. I was telling her that I think it's ironic that my selfie photos tend to be some of my more "liked" photos I post on Instagram. All that effort to take outfit photos on the weekend-- is it all in vain? Personally, I think my posed photos can get awkward and unnatural. I mean, come on. I just happen to be standing in the middle of my neighborhood looking aloof? Despite this, I do prefer taking photos in the natural light just because you can see the outfit better. But I wish I was as natural at posing in those pics as I feel like I am with my selfies. I guess I just need to find a 360 mirror to place outside. Problem solved!


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  1. I am so loving this stripes + camo outfit. Plus the red bag is a fun little color kick. And when you referenced our selfie discussion, I was hoping you would include your selfie tutorial! You know it was a game changer for me. :) And you are seriously amazing at finding similar pieces. You will have to give me a tutorial on that someday, too. ;-)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Haha! We shall save the selfie discussion for another one of your "what not to wear on your blog" kind of posts!
      But glad it was helpful anyway!
      I do love this combo - I swear I should show you all the ways I've worn this striped top next!

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  2. Cute combo, I like it. What a great observation you have there, with the likes. I wonder what gets me the most. Have a great day :) Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/yellow-2/

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    1. Maybe it's just in my head, but I just feel like they are the most engaging.

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  3. OMG love this outfit! The camo pants with the striped shirt and the red accents. So chic!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thanks! The bag photographed red, but it's really caution orange. Which I thought was ironic since with camo you're trying to blend! :)

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  4. Love everything about this look!! I'm obsessed with my camo pants & stripes always make everything better;) Great styling!
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. I am def getting brave with the pattern mixing, but this year, camo has been such a great neutral for me!

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  5. I am going to recreate this outfit this week! I have everything to do this. And, I love your hair.Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Aw - I would love it! Can't wait to see!

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  6. Love how you styled these camo pants. I would have never thought to style them with stripes! Super cute!! LOVE the gold detailing on your pumps:)

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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    1. I've always liked the combo and was surprised that I never actually did it! You should try it!

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  7. Yep, that's a good stripe outfit you got going here. Love it. I need some camo skinnys.

    Question for you: is it that chilly over there? I'd be dying from heat if I wore this here, around these last couple of weeks.

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    1. When I wore this outfit, the temps were in the upper 70s/low 80s. And then in our office, it felt like the 50s!! Ha! And yes, you need the skinnies!

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  8. Ah, the instagram conundrum of selfie vs pretty photo. I have the same issue, I tend to look really awkward and unnatural when I'm posing for an outfit photo for the blog, although I don't think my instagram selfies are too much better either. I definitely prefer the more professional photos we get from posing though – it showcases the outfit and you can get nicer detail shots in my opinion.

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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    1. Yes - you can't beat "real camera" photos when it comes to detail! And you are so natural in front of the camera, get out of here with that!

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  9. Love that necklace!! And your hair is so pretty here! Happy Thursday!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I love putting second day curls on the top of my head like this!

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  10. Love this combo, especially with that pop of red! I think you are confirming that I need a pair of camo skinnies...

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Yes, you do! There! I confirmed it again! :)

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  11. I love the look of stripes and camo together! The red bag is a nice color pop and your hair looks gorgeous up!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so so much! I was so happy with how this came out considering I threw it together last minute!

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  12. Wow you are definitely an inspiration to mix these 2 wonderful prints together Carylee...and so looking polished!! BTW I'm already following you at Twitter....hope I could see you there too my dear!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. You got a new follow last night! I am so awful with Twitter - I'm sorry!

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  13. Such a fun outfit. I love your necklace!

    Becky
    @bybmg

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    1. Thanks so much! Another thing that Gina made me buy!

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  14. You definitely took camo to a new level of sophistication! I love this casual chic look, the prints are perfect together!

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    1. Aww - thanks so much! I appreciate that!

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  15. Love it!! I have a pair of dark camo jeans, but thinking I need a lighter colored pair this year for sure!! This solidifies that need for sure! Um, can I say how much I love your hair here!!! Also, Instagram continues to allude me...I'm always dead wrong on what is more popular with my pics...crazy!! I need to go back to doing my selfies in a full mirror like you...my long mirror has terrible lighting tho :-(
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Yeah, I have my mirror set up in our sunroom. Not the best backdrop, but it's the best light in the house! I need more lighting in my closet room :) And yes, the lighter camo is very versatile! You need it for sure!

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    1. Oh yes, the cut out detail of these heels, and the metallic heel themselves - steals my heart every time.

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  17. the strangest pictures get the most likes no question. Love the stripes and camo though

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  18. Oooh - I read Gina's comment and I want your selfie tutorial too - pretty please!

    I've also found that my mirror pics (which are 90% of my outfit pics anyway) get pinned more LOL! I think it's because it's easier to get a quick view of the outfit. And headless pins are even more popular - isn't that funny?

    I have those same GAP pants - aren't they the cutest - will have to try them with stripes now!

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    1. Girl, you are the master of selfies!!! You should be giving *us* a tutorial!
      The Gap pants are the best! Def try it with stripes!

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  19. I adore this pairing of stripes and camouflage! Well done! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't believe I hadn't done it before!

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