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Monday, August 11, 2014

Manic Monday: Head to (almost) toe

Earrings: Express (option) | Necklace: Express | Jacket: Express (other colors here) | Cami: Express | Bracelet: ExpressJeans: Express | Shoes: Kate Spade | Polish: Essie "Ballet Slippers"

Well, I feel like a walking billboard for Express today, but I promise it wasn't intentional. I do have a lot of Express in my closet, so it's not a surprise I can dress head to toe (well, almost toe) Express, but I do usually like to mix it up a bit. I was going to go for a cropped blazer instead of this jacket, but the snakeskin cami made me want to play up the rockstar groupie feel of this outfit, so I grabbed the moto jacket instead and blinged my look up with the rhinestone bracelet, chunky link necklace, and metallic heels.


I've felt a void in my denim collection for some relaxed fit boyfriend jeans. I kind of have a pair already (seen here) but I find that I don't wear those in the winter at all because they're a bit too cropped. So, I was looking for a pair with a similar fit, but with a longer length to truly hit my ankles. I ordered the two pairs above - the pair on the left is described as having a tapered leg, which I can certainly see and feel - they were roomier in the hips and I didn't like the silhouette as much. Plus, they're almost just as short as the current pair I own. The pair on the right is what I ended up with, and what you're seeing in the photos today. I may have been able to go down one more size because I can see them getting big in the waist after some wear, but I do love the relaxed fit they have on my legs.

Sigh. I can't believe I'm thinking about colder weather clothes more and more. 


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74 comments :

  1. Hiya Babe
    I love this look! Loving the top, super pretty on you!!!
    www.lovelaurenxx.com
    Love Lauren xx

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  2. Such a cute top! You always get the best pieces at express! Beautiful shades of gray paired with the jeans. Simply beautiful.
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Thank you! I loved the idea of being monochromatic with this look!

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  3. Love that printed top on you, it's so nice paired with the denim! :)

    Thank you for the link up :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thanks, girl! It felt as easy as jeans and a tee!

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  4. I love this entire look! Loving the grey tones! The snakeskin top and those metallic pumps are a match made in heaven! I love those boyfriend jeans too! I'm going to have to start looking for a longer pair for fall/winter as well.

    Hope you had a nice weekend, love!!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. These are really great, I definitely recommend them!
      Thanks!

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  5. Great look. I really like the python tank and the metallic pumps. =) Thanks for hosting, babe.

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    1. Thank you! It's easy to throw on. I like it!

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  6. I love this look and now I need more barcelona tops.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. How did I go from zero to 4?! Ha! They were a great price tho, so that's how I make myself feel better...

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  7. I dont blame you and Gina....EXPRESS has the best stuff, need to check them out more often now!! And in love with those silver heels and your more formal BF jeans!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks! The fit on the jeans is great! And Gina is a good sleuth - she makes it easier for me to find great pieces!

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  8. BOOM. You just created an outfit for me. Thank you very much, I have most of these pieces so I will be stealing this. :) Snakeprint Barcelona- check. Twill jacket- check. Jeans- check-ish. I don't have those exact ones but I'll live. I might need some metallic pumps to look as fabulous as you, though. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Hahahha! Happy to be of service! I had to whip out these silver heels since someone said I had to! Loving this snakeskin and so glad I got it!! Thanks!!

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  9. Love the look! The snakeskin, the distressed jeans, the cuff bracelet gives you a cool edgy look! FAB!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. I love adding touches of edginess to my looks! Thanks for noticing!

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  10. Love the combo of the cami print, boyfriend jeans, and silver heels. You are rocking it!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thank you! This was a "lazy" outfit for me but once it was all together, I loved it!

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  11. Love this top!!! So chic and yet fun with jeans!
    xo, Lee

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    1. It's the perfect top- alone and for layering! Thank you!

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  12. Looking amazing in these jeans! Love your tank too!

    Rachel's Lookbook

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    1. Thank you! I really adore the way the jeans fit!

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  13. Love the snakeskin top! This is the perfect combo with the silver heels and boyfriend jeans!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't it though? I really love this outfit a lot! The jeans are fab!!

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  14. I would wear this entire thing! I love the soft colors and snakeskin is one of my favorite prints!

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    1. I feel great in this for sure. Super comfy but enough bling to make me feel put together.
      Thank you!

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  15. These jeans fit so well! I definitely love the length and tapered leg. I think I need to try these on!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, you absolutely do! They're redonk comfy!

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  16. I love the cut of this top! I'm wearing a similar cut dress on the blog today. This is a great transitional look for fall coming soon!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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    1. I saw that, and you look fab in that dress!

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  17. I am excited for the cooler weather. I am visiting family in Michigan and it is in the 60s today. I love it. The length on these jeans is perfect. I am going to check them out.

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    1. Oh, Michigan has the best summers. Excited to see you dress for cooler temps!

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  18. Love that snakeskin tank! Looks very casual chic with those jeans and heels. I just picked up my first snakeskin pair of shoes, a pair of ankle-strap Clark wedges -- so you know they're comfy -- that were majorly on sale! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

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  19. The jeans are so cute on you! I love the boyfriend style but have yet to find some that work on my body. I will try express! Also love the pumps! I've been wanting a pair for ages.

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    1. Oh, I hope you find your perfect pair!
      These shoes were hard to resist! They're pretty great!

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  20. I love the whole look, the casual jeans with a great print top and jacket and those fabulous shoes. It all works perfectly together and you look great!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Nora! Love how a great jacket can finish off an outfit quite nicely!

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  21. Love this snakeskin cami! I adore how chic and polished this look is.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It felt casual chic to me which I loved!

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  22. Love the top, it almost looks like real snakeskin! I wouldn't mind having that blouse or a version of it as a clutch, shoes or belt! Thank you for hosting Manic Monday!

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    1. Thanks for participating! It's a great print! I had been wanting the button up version of this, but am happy I decided to get the tank instead.

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  23. I love how casual yet chic this outfit is! Those boyfriend jeans look great on you and I love the snakeskin cami!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Thank you so much!

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  24. I love those jeans with those shoes! And the print on that top is so cute! Happy Monday!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Happy Monday to you as well! I feel great in this outfit! The details make it fun!

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  25. Love the snakeskin top! And that bracelet is the perfect accessory for this outfit. Love that you're wearing Express almost exclusively. I'm Express'ing on today's post as well. Have a great week, Carylee! ~Cynthia

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    1. Oh yay, I need to come check you out stat! Thanks for the sweet note!

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  26. I love that top, especially how you styled it!

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  27. I love the print on that top! I'm always a sucker for any animal print. :) I don't have a good pair of boyfriend jeans, I may have to head to Express to check those out.
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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    1. Yes, you really should! I highly recommend them - they fit and feel great!

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  28. I wish I had an Express closer so I could shop there more often! You're outfit is amazing! Good call on which jeans to keep! I love the ones you chose!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! They're definitely worth trying! Express can be hit and miss sometimes, but they do have some gems, such as this top!

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  29. I am obsessed with bfs, you will be so amazed at the styling options they provide!! you look amazing, but even more, girl . . . you always have the most amazing shoes!!! I am so jealous!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.northernlights-southernbelles.com

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    1. Aww - thanks! My shoes say thank you as well! :)

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    1. Yep, you sure do! Hope you find your perfect pair!

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  31. Such a cute look! I love the BF jeans but they're so tricky to wear...I shopped around for a cute pair and while they are the best that I found - I still have to watch what I pair them with or they make me look bottom-heavy LOL! But you picked an awesome pair - they look gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thanks so much! I forgot how great a relaxed pair of jeans feel! These really are everything I was looking for!

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  32. Absolutely love these boyfriend jeans on you! The ones on the left are super cute, but it's smart that you got longer ones for year-round wear. I always get excited about cooler weather clothes... assuming I can block the fact that winter is after fall from my mind.

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. Yes - fall is the best, isn't it? And I like snow, but not after Jan 1st! :) Just can't believe it's all upon us again!

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  33. Once again i will stop on your shoes... so glam!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  34. Always love your outfits!! you always look so cute xx

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  35. eeek...I was this close to hitting "add to cart" on those jeans!!! But, do I really need them?? You're killing me smalls...between these jeans and the zebra portofino...and a certain coupon I just got in the mail....
    LOL!!! :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I hope you hit "purchase!"
      You do need them! Well I know I did. I didn't have a pair of relaxed jeans like these. :)
      And sorry! Haha

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  36. I am in LOVE with that snake print top!!! So perfect!

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    1. It's a great top and was a great price! Everyone needs one!

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