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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:

Jess said...

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

hurricanekerrie said...

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. :)

Along Abbey Road said...

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

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Rebecca said...

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

Mochachocolata Rita said...

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 :(

Jenn said...

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

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La Historiadora de Moda said...

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

Lorena said...

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

Sherry Jarwin said...

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

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! and oh no!!! Stupid necklace, it must be a cannibal eating fellow clothing ;)
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Anne said...

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!

eek said...

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

Terri said...

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

Shey said...

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

Kavery said...

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

Theresa said...

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! ♥

Mrs. J said...

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. :)

DaniellaBella said...

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!

Yeri said...

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!

kileen said...

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

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

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.

Jen HaHA said...

Love this look! And you have more striped tops and pencil skirts? Awesome!
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Gracey said...

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.

20 York Street said...

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

Love this babe!

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Lindsay said...

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

agnes said...

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

tinajo said...

Very cute - and nice blog! :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

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

Franca said...

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

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Shen Dove said...

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

jamie-lee said...

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

Krystal said...

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!

Fashion Meets Food said...

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

xo

Courtney Erin said...

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
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Moniek said...

Nice outfit, love the braid!

Kimberly said...

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

collagevintage said...

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

xx
S

Hazel☺ said...

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

Elaine said...

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

Amber Blue Bird said...

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

Ashley said...

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!

Wendy said...

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

Cee said...

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

Isabel said...

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

shealennon said...

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!

Sick by Trend said...

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

xx

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

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)

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Mimi said...

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

<3, Mimi
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Tanya said...

great!

Alex Elizabeth said...

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.

D'Andra said...

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.

Luczynka said...

I love your hair!:)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

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!

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Iris said...

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