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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Deep blue sea

This is my second outfit inspired by my desire for a tropical getaway; this time I let the ocean serve as my influence. Dark blues layered on top of one another, ever changing, ever moving.
Deep blue sea
The striped skirt was an easy choice, and I got to play up the nautical elements with the woven belt and anchor necklace.
Deep blue sea
Deep blue sea
The Rundown
Skirt Gap - Sweater The Limited - Shoes Thrifted - Necklace Forever 21 - Earrings Market in Italy - Belt Thrifted - Tights Kohls
Deep blue sea
Small edit - I had posted the same photo twice, what no one noticed?

sea gulls

Now, this is very important; I found this pair of shoes in TJMaxx the other day and fell madly in love but they did not have them in a size 8! With the determination of one of Cinderella's ugly step-sisters I tried to force my foot into the size 7, but much like Drizella and Anastasia, I was not able too. If anyone knows where to find these in a size 8, please let me know!
The brand is G by Guess and the name of the shoe is Farleigh-T
 
Help! Inspector Shoeseau? Are you there?

47 comments:

  1. I love the earrings! They are a beautiful shade of blue!

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  2. those shoes are fabulous! DId they have them in a 10??!?!?!

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  3. Love this outfit! YAY for the beach!
    Oooh those shoes!! AHHHH!!! XD If I see them I'll let you know ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. Haha. Still chuckling over Inspector Shoeseau! I adore these shoes. You've made me want to try my TJ immediately for an 8.5!
    Ps. loving this tropical inspiration the last two days. The nautical accessories are perfect for your ocean look!

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  5. Those shoes are really cute. I'm an 8 too, and it can be hard to find deals on shoes.

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  6. A beautiful blue outfit which makes me think of the ocean..you did a wonderful job!!

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  7. oh those shoes are dreamy. But not quite as dreamy as you in this blue color. You can really wear any color at all, can't you?

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  8. I love how out of everything going on in the outfit, the earrings really pop and catch your eye right away

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  9. BEAUTIFUL!! I love the anchor necklace paired with the belt.

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  10. Great skirt, was it a recent purchase?

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  11. I really like how this nautical outfit is a bit more subtle than a lot of the other styles lately. I love the bolder ones as well, but I like how this one's softer. :D

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  12. You must find those shoes!! They are too cute!

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the nautical inspired outfit!!

    I haven't seen the shoes, hopefully someone else has!

    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  14. I just laughed out loud when I got to Inspector Shoeseau hahahaaaa. I feel as if you're destined for a tropical getaway sometime soon! Although I think this outfit would be perfect for stylish cruise to Alaska (although that would ne in the wrong direction I guess).

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  15. i love the combination of blue and gold. and the anchor necklace is perfect! and those shoes are lovely. i wonder if they go down to size 5.5... :)

    cute and little
    enter my The Vintage Scarf giveaway!

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  16. Love the anchor necklace!!

    http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

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  17. hahaha- I could use an Inspector Shoeseau myself :) I love this bright blue outfit.
    Great style!
    meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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  18. You look gorgeous in blue! I really love the stripes.

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  19. This might be one of my favorite outfits of yours! Have I said that already? Seriously, I love the way the blue stripes of your skirt match your shoes, and then all of the navy throughout. So cute! And you're so ready to sail away.

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  20. I love how your outfit is monochrome but you don't look like a blueberry. It totally works! Love those shoes!
    Come check out my 30! Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

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  21. I love this look! The skirt is adorable, those heels are covetable, and I wore a similar necklace/color story the other day. So cute!

     Lindsay Living

    P.S. I added you to my blog roll today: Blog Love

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  22. Inspector Shoeseau here!! If I spot those mothers in my neighborhood in an 8 you can call them yours. I'm going through Marshall's in a day or two, and will try to drop into a TJ Maxx in the OC that's pretty massive.

    I need my shoe sniffing cats on the case, but sadly they have wussed out due to the 40 degree temperatures.

    Holy crow those shoes are the shiz!!

    xo,
    Carrie.
    I mean Inspector Shoeseau

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  23. I know how you feel needing a tropical getaway although we don't have snow here. I love navy blue, it looks amazing on you. Those shoes are great too, I hope you manage to find some.

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  24. Lovely outfit! It's fun without being too self-consciously kooky. As for the shoes... sometimes you can stretch leather out by putting ziploc bags of water inside them then putting them in the freezer. I've not tried it myself though.

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  25. Beautiful outfit, those colors look really good on you!

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  26. I loveee the monochromatic blue, especially the skirt! and love how you played up the nautical with youraccessories :)

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  27. hilarious :) :) i hope you find them!!!

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  28. Oh those shoes are amazing! And I love all the blues in your outfit!!

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  29. The exact same thing happened to me at TJ Maxx least year! I was on the hunt for those shoes for like 6 months.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  30. love the skirt and it goes well with those heels! I think it's cool that you paired so many blue hues together and it looks fab

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  31. hi pretty girl! i love this all blue outfit -- this color looks amazing on you!! and i love the inspiration behind it ;) who doesn't love a tropical getaway inspired look!! i'll keep my eyes open for those shoes i do frequent tjmaxx a lot!!

    xo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  32. Gorgeous. I love the monochromatic outfit and that nautical necklace. Good luck finding those shoes in your size!

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

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  33. your outfit is adorable! can I ask if you got that necklace recently? I've been looking for nautical jewelry online on etsy but it's a tad pricey which I know F21 is not. Thanks! -adeline

    fisherwillow.blogspot.com

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  34. Mmm tropical getaway. I can see the inspiration, and it works despite the cold temperatures and snow! Genius. Love the anchor necklace especially.

    Sorry about the shoe issue! I haven't seen them anywhere and our TJMaxx is horrible, so I don't think we'd have them here. Good for you for not buying them, though. I have a tendency to buy shoes I like if they're on sale, even if they don't fit. My feet shrunk a whole size a few years ago, so I like to think that maybe they'll fit...someday.

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  35. love the inspiration look here, i wish it was warm enough for a getaway to our local beach. I hope you can find those shoes in your size, they really a great looking pair of kicks!

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  36. I like your inspired by nature posts!
    I can totally see the ocean in this outfit and the small sailor like details such as the gold tone belt...

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  37. Love the skirt and shoes. You've got such a knack for color - absolutely stunning.

    Lydia x

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  38. 7 !!! I am so envious posting here with my 10 feet :)

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  39. Can't believe how well-matched your tights and skirt are. Shoe size....hmm, I'm a 7.

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  40. Hee on the Inspector Shoeseau. Hilarious. Sorry I can't help you and your tiny feet (I wear a size 10), but I hope you find them. They're very cute.

    And I love this outfit - the skirt is perfect and I just love tonal matching.

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  41. such pretty inspirations, you are making me miss my closet (lol). your anchor necklace is the perfect final touch.

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  42. I love this outfit!! Linley at Dwelling & Telling found those shoes at TJ Maxx, too. They are amazing!!! Hopefully you are able to find them in your size soon.

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  43. I love your skirt! I'm obsessed with stripes, and that skirt is fantastic! And I can see why you wanted those shoes. They're adorable! Good luck finding them in your size.

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  44. I just saw a very similar- though not as cute- pair at Payless. Hope this helps!

    http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=&subCatId=&skuId=083247110&productId=68457&lotId=083247&category=&catdisplayName=Womens

    ~Mandy@ www.Bejeweledbabe.blogspot.com

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  45. Totally digging on your awesome striped skirt! I feel like it's an item you could wear in any season.

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