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Friday, December 3, 2010

"Keeping it casual"

This outfit has defintiely been done before. Even though the only piece that is the same is the top, the look is undeniably similar.

Keeping it casual

I did make one small change to the look today, since when I woke up this morning it was literally freezing and suddenly bare feet didn't seem so appealing. So I added light grey socks and uncuffed the jeans.

Keeping it casual

This is another one of my attempts at causal Friday -- I always tend to fail horribly with them!
A year ago I would never have worn these pumps to work, 3.5" would have seemed crazy, but after spending hours in the birdcage pumps and the splendids - these are completely manageable. For office work (or an evening out) anyway - I still wouldn't spend a day running around town or shopping in them.

Keeping it casual

This is my recently thrifted velvet blazer. I suppose it's a size or two too big, but for $3.50 I wasn't about to let it go. It's also dry clean only. Which means I didn't wash it before wearing it. And I really don't think I can get away with throwing this in the washing machine. I'd really, really like it to be cleaned though. Thrift store smell isn't always the most pleasant...

Keeping it casual
The Rundown
Top TJMaxx - Jeans Max Studio - Blazer Thrifted Gap - Shoes Seychelles - Necklace Avon - Bracelet Arabella

The first time around
Velvet Blazer, Ruffle top, Skinny Cords

29 comments:

Sue said...

That's a lovely casual look.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This is the exact type of winter dressing we do in Texas! Your blouse is flowy & fabulous! I love blouses like this because they will go casual, dressy, and with anything!
Great looks!

Heather said...

i think it looks better the second time around. ♥♥♥ your blog!!

Vanessa said...

cu-yute! Love the flowy top with the velvet! Cool contrast in texture! (And, I'm with you ... heels for office not for shopping. Shopping is practically a contact sport for me, so no heels)

Modesty is Pretty said...

I agree with you Lyddie on thrift store smell, I had to take out all my vintage coats because they were getting stinky, I guess one of them need a good dry cleaning, they smell like moth balls. You look very nice for casual Friday. +)

Ali said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaat your shoes are so cute. :D :D I love your blazer over that magical and ever so flowy shirt of yours, I just want to sit in a canoe and ride down your shirt as if it were a majestic waterfall. <3

The Lady Board said...

Adore the blazer!! Great color!!

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Very nice outfit. The flowing top is a nice contrast to the lovely blazer. A-Dubs at In Professorial Fashion wore a similar velvet blazer the other day. Those shoes are beautiful, and I bet they were cute with socks too.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I loooove your floaty white top! And I love velvet blazers too!

Sarah Dee said...

I love the blazer <3 Its divine!

Sarah
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Eli said...

look at what great smile you have it made me :)

virgo08 said...

I love the fit of that blazer and the way you pushed up the sleeves - I shy away from velvet because it seems so dressy but you've made it seem classy and casual. Nice job yet again!!

Lydia x

Marta said...

super casual outfit! and you shoes are sooo gorgeous!

Isabel said...

i love the colour of the jacket. its fantastic!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh loving that blue blazer!!! :D :D And yea for $3.50 who cares if its big :D
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Ashley J said...

I think this is a great "casual Friday" outfit!!! That velvet blazer was an awesome deal and love those cute vintage looking shoes you are sportin....looking good!

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minnja said...

Beautiful :))))

LOVE
minnja

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Meek said...

I really like this look on you and I absolutely adore that blue blazer, and for only 3.50 what a bargain

Two For Tea said...

Absolutely love your look :) I'm a "cheap chic" shopper too...it's amazing how awesome you can look without spending a fortune.

I'm your newest follower and VERY excited to see what you wear next!

<3 Cambria
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franca maisha said...

both outfits are great!! you look amazing :)

xx

Diana Mieczan said...

That blue blazer is so pretty:) I love that top too
Wish you a great weekend, darling

Sian said...

I love the floatiness of your top, very pretty =) And your shoes are lovely, they look a perfect height with jeans =D
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Sally said...

This is such a great look! I love the color of the blazer paired with such a delicate top.

gypsyroxylee said...

The tiered blouse is beautiful as are those shoes! Lovely. You look great in that second shot. That look becomes you!

Lorena said...

What a pretty look !
That turquoise looks fabulous on you :)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous look ... you could try cold water hand wash with wool wash - no rubbing wringing etc. but it could be risky. Is dry cleaning very expensive in the states? Depending on the fabric here it can be very pricey, so I guess it'd be the same? Love your cream pump - could totally see them in my wardrobe.

brittneynikkole said...

I love how the special little touches really bring the casual outfit to life. Those shoes are great and the color of that jacket is awesome on you. I so have to find me a bright jacket like that!

Dina's Days said...

Great casual look, I hate thrift store smell too. You're like the thrifting queen!

Iris said...

I love those shoes! I like both versions of the outfit...