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Thursday, November 4, 2010

A little bit of Vogue goes a long way

While searching my inspiration photos for this month's calendar of looks, I dug deep, and pulled out this image from a Vogue spread that has to be at least five years old.

A little bit of vogue

I've had a cropped bouclé blazer for just as long as I've had this image hanging around my hard drive, and I almost decided to donate it since I haven't worn it in a year. But I'm glad I didn't, because this look surprised me. I felt so long and lean in my wide legged black pants, flowy silk top and little jacket!
While I easily could have been true to the inspiration and worn a pair of low top Chucks, I was feeling like I wanted the three extra inches and the pop of color granted by the turquoise pumps.

A little bit of vogue

I also feel like this outfit is a fabulous representation of what my blog is all about -- can you guess what the most expensive item is that I'm wearing?

A little bit of vogue

The Rundown
Top Premise from Cocos on the Green ($5) - Blazer Kohls ($10) - Pants NY&Co. ($10) - Shoes Thrifted Karen Scott ($3) - Earrings The Cavernous Jewelry Box (Gift) - Bracelet Etsy by Arterhaar ($15)

$43 for this very vogue outfit is not too shabby!
A little bit of vogue

Today I also got my yearly hair cut. Yeah, I know. I tend to look forward to getting a hair cut with the same relish that I do for the dentist (ick, have to go this month!). But this time I found a way that was actually, quite enjoyable. 
I had a newly licensed, currently unemployed hairdresser come to my home and cut and style it tonight. It was comfortable, affordable, and enjoyable. Maybe I could even make my hair cuts semi-annual now.
new hair cut

I kept it pretty long this time. But I had her put in lots of layers and angle it. Sometimes I wonder if I should go short.
Sorry for this photo - you know how I hate the combination of on camera flash with my oily face that hasn't been freshened up since 7 am...

PS. I'm the November featured blogger at Miss Vinyl Ahoy - you should go check it out!


Kayraheart.fashion said...

Lovely outfit..love the cropped jacket and the pants together

La Fille D'or said...

Great outfit. I love those trousers and your hair looks fantastic. I just got layers cut into the bottom so it's not so blunt and I love it - It just feels much lighter.

You look great!

Daniela said...

a cut and style in your home?? how convenient is that!!!?!

Sue said...

Fantastic outfit!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I am loving this outfit! You are right, it is fresh. And what a great Vogue photo =)

Love the new hair!

Guyomar L. Pillai said...

Your outfit is very elegant, love the turquoise pumps and the jacket especially. Your hair is fantastic, it looks great long - thought it probably would look good short as well. I too dread the hairdresser's; I always seem to leave dissatisfied.

Marta said...

fabulous lady like outfit! and your hair is gorgeous!

Lynzy said...

You interpreted this look well! I love it!

xo Lynzy
I MOVED from "Skirts to Skillets" to http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

Lynzy said...

Thanks for the tip, I will mention that in my post and credit you :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh it looks great!!! You do so well interpreting the looks for yourself :D

Shelley Ann said...

LOVE that outfit! black trousers always make the classiest outfits in my opinion. and the heels are so cute!

Fashion Meets Food said...

gorgeous outfit. I love the turquoise pop from your earrings.


daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love this look on you. It looks great. Daisy Dayz

Meek said...

I am super impressed by how cheap all your items are! It is a great look, well done on the remixing.
I adore your hair, my vote is that you keep it long :)
I have been out of blog world for 2weeks and i have really missed reading your blog, so glad I am back :)

Ashley J said...

I like your outfit tons better than the look you copied so BRAVO!!


Frances Joy said...

I love seeing your inspiration photos. And seriously, how did you have those same pieces already hanging in your closet?!

Totally jealous of the salon at home, too.

Krystal said...

love the outfit! you are such a classically beautiful girl!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

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Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Absolutely love this outfit!!

Modesty is Pretty said...

Great look! I love your cropped jacket! I also LOVE (with a major L) your hair! It looks amazing!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

lovely! and i want a pair of white converse kicks!

Vanessa said...

Your hair looks gorgeous. And those pants make your legs look a zillion miles long! Love the look and its original inspiration!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great pics! Have a nice weekend;)

Emily Saltzberg said...

You are SO CHIC!! This look is truly straight out of Lucky. I love the site revamp, too.

à la Modest said...

Congrats for the feature!! Also, nice haircut! I kind of miss my long hair, but I'm trying to suck it up and appreciate my newly cut hair. I also miss what I don't have anymore anyway---no matter what it is or if it was actually better!

Cropped tight jackets are great to balance out wide pants or skirts. It's good to keep for when you want to have volume beneath!

The bracelet was the most expensive item? Who would've known?

Yup, cute little white dogs are the best ;-)

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Iris said...

I love the outfit, it would have looked great with Chucks but, those heels are an awesome color!

Wendy said...

Stunning, stunning outfit ... you have such fabulous hair!

I'd love to get my hands on the 'a month of outfits' article ... I like that they're saying using 'basics' hopefully that means you don't need to purchase a gazillion items to recreate the look.

I love foreign magazines as our seasons are opposite and we follow on what you guys have worn the preceeding season.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your outfits :-)

Kasia_B said...

You look fantastic!


Ali said...

Pretty haircut is pretty. I want to sleep in it, looks very soft, yes. :D And this outfit is so super flattering on you, you look so AWESOME. I am loving how you used those wonderful turquoise pumps instead of sneakers! That blazer is way too cool, and it is indeed a good thing you didn't throw it away.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Amazing! It's so much fun to go through old magazines. It's so fun.

And WOAH. I'm awesome? I totally realized you cut your hair? Yes? YES. It looks fantastic. So hair-commercial-y. Which is totally a good thing. WOOOSH.


Maddie said...

i came across ur blog from another blog. :) i love it. im following..great outfit..you remind me of america ferrara!! :D

jamie-lee said...

Glad you kept the jacket - it looks fabulous on you! I love how you manage to find the most chicest pieces for very little money, unforunately all the vintage shops here are a bit pricey!


Berlin said...

It has swagger :D
I LOVE the blazer, stunning bright shoes, great accessories, and how you managed to capture the top's ribbon flowing to capture some movement!

Pumpkins bobbing down the street,

gleenn said...

Is that Thai silk? lovely outfit. My favorite photo of yours is the last one. The hair is really a beauty. :)

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Nathalie said...

Oh My Gosh... how fabulous are you?? I had to scroll back to the "original" picture to check back... because you recreated it so perfectly. I love how you added your own touch to the outfit. Perfectissimo!! Haha
Wishing you a fab Sunday

franki said...

This is lovely and I agree, you do look really long and lean in your black trousers!

I'm the same about getting my hair cut - my mum is my hairdresser, I'd never trust anyone else to do it! x

Heels lover said...

What a gorgeous look! Love your trousers, they fit you so well!



Jonathon Pedrozo said...

Beautiful classic style



Melanie said...

I absolutely love how this outfit turned out. The monochromatic palette and different textures in your blouse and in the jacket look absolutely stunning!

And your hair is freaking gorgeous! Don't cut it short!

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Debby said...

Love your jacket... so cute! xo

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