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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Formulas that work

Today my necklace attacked my top and took out a couple of sequins. Since so many companies no longer feel like including little extras like sequins or buttons or bits of yarn with their clothes is a service worth offering, I will now have to hunt down some 5 mm round, flat, clear sequins.
Pencils and lines
At this point I know myself well enough to not leave outfit selection to be done in the morning; it's getting done the night before or I might as well go to work in my pjs, because I will never be able to pull anything together.
Sticking with a formula that has worked well before is always a good way to go. In this case, stripes + pencil skirt + bright pop of color.
Considering the number of striped tops I have, and the number of pencil skirts, I can pull this look out several more times if necessary.
Pencils and lines
Pencils and lines
Pencils and lines
Pencils and lines
The Rundown
Skirt Talbots - Top The Limited - Shoes Jessica Simpson - Necklace Aldo - Ring Kohls - Earrings Aldo - Nail Color Essie's Turquoise and Caicos

55 comments:

  1. Just bought a very similar top - love the nautical look right now!

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  2. That's a good go-to look! Easy, peasy and still looking chic. Too bad about the sequins. I hope you find an easy enough remedy. :)

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  3. Your shoes are so delicious! I love purple shoes. And I like how you mixed your stripes with a colorful necklace. Very cute.

    Great blog. Let's be blog friends. I'm following you and would love if you would follow my blog too! :)

    Along Abbey Road

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  4. I like the stripes and pencil skirt combo. It's a great look.

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  5. Lovely lovely lovely and I know what you meant re: missing sequins, buttons or other bits. I get so upset when I lost a button and there's no spare...I'd have to replace all the buttons! Normally I just leave with a missing button instead :(

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  6. I love the pop of color from the skirt! And the stripes are too cute!

    Complex Cardigans

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  7. I would probably just keep hiding the missing sequins with necklaces or scarves. I love the color of your skirt!

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  8. SKIRT!
    SKIRT! that color is gorgeous. I want to see you pair it with burgundy.

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  9. Oh my goodness! I love those booties! And you did a great job with the stripes! I am going to copy you! :)

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  10. Love this outfit! and oh no!!! Stupid necklace, it must be a cannibal eating fellow clothing ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  11. I love this combination! Seriously, I think it may be one of my favorite outfits of yours.

    My necklace attacked my dress today too - one of the claspy things (that's a technical term) snagged a piece of thread. I hope you can find some sequins to replace the ones that you lost!

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  12. Amazing shoes lady!
    striped top + pencil skirt = fabulousness!

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  13. I remember when you bought this top...you did a post on lookalikes, I think. I'm really admiring your hair today.

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  14. and heels, you forgot to add fabulous heels to the formula, you look great, that is one pretty skirt. =D

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  15. I use my stripe tops all the time too. Love your pairing with a bright skirt

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  16. I always love the color you always manage to fit into your outfit. It's wonderful, especially in this skirt. I definitely am on the same page with having to pick out outfits beforehand. If I tried in the morning- my goodness, I'd end up an hour late at least to whatever I need to get to! ♥

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  17. Lovely outfit, pencils skirts are included in my outfit formula too. You already know I love and want those shoes!

    BTW, I have been on the search for Turquoise and Caicos, but never find it at Target. The color looks beautiful on you though. :)

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  18. Subtle sequins are the bomb! Too bad your gorgeous necklace doesn't play nice with them... I'm so grateful for Jessica Simpson making awesome shoes. When I first heard that she had a clothing line I was super skeptical but the shoes rock every time!

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  19. I can see why your formula works! It's more like cute + cute + cute = CUTE. :O) That berry skirt looks amazing on you!

    I'm glad you put the info for turquoise nail polish. It's perfect!

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  20. the stripes and colorful skirt is one of my fave combos! and i absolutely love this necklace!! i'm the same way about picking out clothes the night before. no way i can be that creative in the morning! :)

    cute & little

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  21. and that is why i have a love-hate relationship with sequins. mine never pop off, but they're always flipping in the wrong direction. my ocd like personality forces me to constantly be realigning them. i feel like you read my mind with your outfits sometimes! i've been thinking about a striped shirt for a few days and low and behold you pop up wearing it :) and purple shoes? wonderous.

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  22. Love this look! And you have more striped tops and pencil skirts? Awesome!
    Come check out my A-to-Z!

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  23. Love it. Definitely a winning formula, and those shoes are amazing.

    I would think clear sequins wouldn't be too hard to find - I hope not at least.

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  24. After I seeing this post, I've decided I need a raspberry coloured skirt!

    Love this babe!

    besos,

    ML
    It's OUT!
    Come and join The Pajama Project!
    Twenty York Street

    Twenty York Street

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  25. There is sooooo much cuteness in this outfit. I mean, the color of the skirt, the adorable sequined Bretons and don't even get me started on the shoes. You must have a HUGE closet!

    Lindsay Living

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  26. très jolies photos, et ton look est sublime, j'adore tes chaussures

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  27. Very cute - and nice blog! :-)

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  28. Totally over the moon with your top and the necklaces adds such a cute vibe to the outfit. Enjoy your Thursday, sunshine
    Muah

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  29. Its a formaula that works! good luck with tracking down the sequins.

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  30. Aww I was totally stalking that top and missed out! It looks great on you dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  31. What a great outfit! I especially love the colors of your shoes and skirt!

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  32. I hate when that happens!! Hope you manage to track down some sequins :)

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  33. thanks for your note when I was gone!!! I'm excited to catch up on your outfits since I left...lookin good on this one!

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  34. absolutely gorgeous and LOVE the nail color. I am obsessed with Jessica Simpson shoes lately.

    xo

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  35. I love that that striped top is a sequin stripe (even if your necklace did take out a few of them - hopefully you can track down some to mend it with).


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

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  36. Nice outfit, love the braid!

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  37. Love this combo and good luck searching for good replacement sequins!

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  38. Ohh yeah! This formula works so well. Love your top.

    xx
    S

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  39. aww sorry to hear about the necklace! :( and nice stripes paired with solid color!

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  40. I agree.. Any forumla with stripes and color in it is bound to be a good one!

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  41. shame on you necklace! I hope you can find some matching sequins for your top, its lovely.

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  42. I usually don't sew on sequins/whatever if they fall off, even if they do include them. Talk about lazy! Anyway, I'd say that's a good formula. I've came to the conclusion lately that I need more striped tops. I have a lot of grey + white stripes, but that's about it. I could use more variety.

    I'm glad you wore the necklace, though, because it really dresses the whole thing up!

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  43. Love your outfit and the shoes are an absolute blast!!

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  44. I can completely sympathise with your night-before outfit planning... In fact, I've been doing it for years! I'm so useless in the morning, and I have hard time with workwear as it is; if I'm left to my own devices to pick out clothes before I've had caffeine, the results just aren't pretty. Your nighttime planning seems to be going swimmingly, though- I love your top (too bad about the sequins!) and the contrast with the bright skirt is gorgeous.
    xox,
    Cee

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  45. that top looks like a joe fresh top. and i love that nail colour!

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  46. I love how this all came together--the stripes with the bright pencil skirt are a perfect combo, and those shoes are such a fun touch! I love striped shirts, I think I need one with some sparkle!

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  47. Fantastic your skirt and also your heels!! greta outfit honey!

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  48. AH. I love, love, LOVE that necklace. It's so funkayyy and fresh. AND BAM. Sneaky --- matchin' it with your nailpolish. (BTW, I love its name. Naming nailpolishes... WHAT A COOL JOB)

    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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  49. that is so true! they don't include extra buttons and such anymore! :/

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

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  50. Oh no! I think the sequins on that top are so cool so you definitely have to replace them! Also, shoes! I love them. So happy heels are a possibility again.

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  51. oooooh! those shoes! I like how you paired them with tights. I've always been hesitant to wear open toes with tights. I'm trying to get better at it.

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  52. This formula sure does work! My formula is Bright dress + Jean jacket + Pop of color shoe. And since I have so many bright dresses, I can pull this formula off all the time. Good job on this outfit and I love your hair styled that way!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  53. I an a hundred million percent in love with this outfit, the color are great and they pattern with the sequins is so fun!!

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