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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hold Still

A quarter of a second is a lot longer than you think it is.
Fighting darkness and rain once again to take my outfit photos. It is going to be a long winter.

Hold Still

Long exposures can be cool, maybe I should just take two second exposures of myself jumping up and down. Sure, you wont be able to make out what I'm wearing, but who cares about that anyway?
Oh right, you do!
Never mind, I guess I'll have to buy an external flash or something. 

Hold Still

Hold Still
The little one is actually a clip on earring!

The Rundown
Cardigan TJMaxx - Skirt NY&Co. - Sandals Onex - Scarf Thrifted - Belt Gap - Pins Thrifted, Mom's, Cavernous Jewelry Box

Don't ask me what I was doing poking around Express.com, I have no good excuse. These are some things I happened to fall in love with, and I'll pretend that I can buy them. Maybe they will be on sale in November...


It seems I have a huge soft spot for silk. And what a great way to mix the military trend with something so uber feminine.


I'm smitten with this super pale pink shade they call conch. And Dolman sleeves. Of course it looks amazing with this grey pencil skirt (but I've already got one of those).


Hello sweatshirt blazer. We never did get together last fall. This year perhaps?

This is all very wishful thinking, of course -- the military shirt would have to be at least half off before I would even consider buying it, but that doesn't mean I wont be on the look out for something similar... maybe for $6 in the thrift store...

47 comments:

  1. I love those pins on the sweater, soo pretty!!!
    I love those pieces, sooo expensive though :/
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  2. Love the blues of the outfit and the pins on the cardi.

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  3. I really like the pins on your sweater. Looks great with the scarf. I live in Seattle so I know what it is like to brave the rain for pictures!!

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  4. Mmmmmm, silk military look.....


    I love the scarf. I want silk scarves to come back in a big way! I've been trying to find new ways to wear/tie them. And I love the collection of pins, very fun!

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  5. Okay, I'm in love with that cardigan of yours! I moved out to Nebraska in April and the only TJ Maxx nearby is something of a dud. We have a decent Marshalls, but I'm desperately missing my good TJ Maxx from back in Chicago! Oh, and I love the little embellishment with the pins. That's such a cute idea.

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  6. I am loving the color palette of your outfit.:D

    Look at that sweatshirt blazer, so comfy-chic!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  7. I really like that cardigan; I have a major love affair with the cardis.....

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  8. I love, love your scarf and the bunch of brouches. I love it. So pretty.

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  9. My shopping diet ends in October so in November I'll be back to the thrift stores again and hunt for winter coats and grandpa cardigans, I love that jacket! I love the way you wore three pins (earring) whenever I try it it looks weird but I love how it looks on others.

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  10. youre so creative! who would have thought to put a clip on earring on a jacket? and i love your picks from express. especially the sweatshirt blazer!

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  11. ahhhhh i love that skirt!! such a perfect, versatile piece!

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  12. I wish I knew exposures and shutter speed and all that! I do love your outfit today, the mix of vintage brooches add a classy touch!

    besos,

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  13. This is such a cute, classic and retro outfit. You really rock the knit pencil skirts.
    I like all your finds on Express.com too. Sometimes, when I am avoiding the inevitable, I browse online too. It's kind of relaxing, now?

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  14. Love your photos! and your outfit looks great. The brooches are perfect details to finish the look

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  15. i'm sorry to hear that the weather is making outfit photos so hard to take! weather has been really crazy here, it's been hot these past couple of days... but regardless of the weather, you still look chic! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  16. You look great...I adore the brooches on your sweater especially.

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  17. I love that outfit, so much...the scarf is perfect :)

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  18. I didn't know there was an Express.com! Loving that pink shirt.

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  19. That looks like the perfect grey cardigan - love the sleeves!

    Ugh, we're running out of hard drive space too! What to do, what to do...

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  20. The blues of your outfit look hauntingly beautiful in the pale light. The heck with the flash!

    I adore that white jacket/blazer. Although, I have entirely too many white ones ... help me justify? ;-)

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  21. I love your idea of using earrings as brooches. Why not? The cluster really adds to the outfit - makes it unique and look higher end.

    From your last post - my hard drive was getting crazily full too. But now I delete all the pics I don't use.

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  22. I really love the pins on your cardigan, they add a nice touch to the outfit

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  23. I totally adore how you brought those pins and the earring together, it looks so interesting .... BTW I finally got my brooch ! I can't wait to show it off :)

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  24. I really love that skirt.

    I saw some similar shirts when I was thrifting the other day - unfortunately they were either not in my size or stained (still heartbroken about that). I'd say you could totally find a military style shirt at the thrift store.

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  25. I really love that skirt.

    I saw some similar shirts when I was thrifting the other day - unfortunately they were either not in my size or stained (still heartbroken about that). I'd say you could totally find a military style shirt at the thrift store.

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  26. I love the sleeves on your sweater...and how great the striped skirt is...and the blue color of your tights!! that is one cute outfit!

    xoxo,
    carrie

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  27. SO FABULOUS. I'm so amazed by the combination of the prints in the scarf and the prints in the skirt - you know I love a good mix of prints and YOU TOTALLY ROCKED IT.

    And this is probably really delayed? Amazing new header? YES.

    :)

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  28. loving the color palette!! And the scarf looks adorable..
    Hab a wonderful weekend
    xoxo

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  29. You always do wonderful things with earrings! Also love that bar you've got now on the left with your month's running total.

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  30. Those brooches are so lovely. I really need to invest in some more! Or maybe clip on earrings. HA!

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  31. great outfit, love how you paired the cardigan with the stripped skirt

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  32. Such an adorable look! I'm sorry that its still all rainy and icky! You can send some of it over here in a box/snowglobe? :DDD

    I like the little puffy sleeves of yours, they're super magical, and your polka dotty scarf. And an earring as a pin is so super clever, plus it made your pins the magical number of three! How very lovely.

    I like that sweatshirt blazer. I saw this awesome jacket on modcloth that I wanted but it's 200 dollars.. maybe it will go on sale?! I doubt it because its amazing.

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  33. i love the silk shirt too! cute scarf as well :)

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  34. You look super ADORABLE with those vintage touch outfit! The pins are so pretty! I need to get some pins for my outfit!

    Amethyst is my birthstone! I totally LOVE the color! Awesome pick! And the touch of gold simple adds up its beauty!

    Have a good one! (:

    Sanny's Head to Heart

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  36. Just found your amazing blog!!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  37. i love the scarf and the cluster of sparkling broaches! =)

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  38. those items from express....hmmm loveee

    also has any1 ever told you that u look like the girl from glee?

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  39. Fabulous outfit, girl. Great background too. I think that if your hair is pulled up, it would give much more drama on your outfit. :)

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  40. Love your outfit! I really like the idea of adding a broche or clip-on earring to a cardi or blouse. Very pretty!

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  41. Love the mix of grays and blues in your outfit! And yes, sweatshirt blazer needs to come my way this year as well!

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  42. That is a great outfit and I love the way your tight your belt
    Kisses,sweetie

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