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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tied off

It seems I've adopted a new summer styling technique - the tied off button down. Of course there is absolutely nothing new about tying off a button down, except for the fact that I'd never actually done it before this spring. For real.

I guess the images from Lucky Mag and Anthropologie made an impression on my very impressionable mind, and I was quite delighted with the results. The ruffles and the pencil skirt say office, but that little knot screams beach party.
Tied off
I was super happy with my photos today, so excuse the abundance.
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The Rundown
Ruffled Button Down Gap - Pencil Skirt Iisli New York - Sandals Seychelles Gypsy - Bag Charm and Luck - Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry - Necklace Taken for Granite

Saved the best for last:
Charm and Luck

45 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for a pretty blouse and yours ranks up there with them! You know re: flats,I went through the same thing. Most outfits look so much better with heels but my heels feel so much better in flats! Dilemma.

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  2. LOVE that blue bag! It's soooo vibrant and stunning! Great hair too!!! What a wonderful spring look babe!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  3. Stunning photos and girl :)

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  4. I don't blame you for loving these photos. You look amazing in these. Love the orange heels and turquoise bag with the neutral outfit.

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  5. You know I'm going to just run out and try this right? Seriously. You look amazing in these shots and I am very impressionable.

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

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  6. I adore those shoes and that top! :)



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  7. ok so after reading this comment I need you to chck your inbox. there you will find my home address so that you can mail me those sexy over the top hotness orange shoes. thanks. yes I know we do not wear the same size but just think of me as one of your evil step sisters.. :D

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  8. aw your ring is adorable and I LOVE the way the coral shoes and turquoise bag look together. Such cool colors here. I know I say this 9 million times, but your photos are so beautiful. I love the hazy effect in the background. Is that your lens that creates that effect or do you edit them to look like that? I wish I knew how to do that haha. It looks so professional!

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  9. I am loving your colour clashing! the shoes are amazing =)

    http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

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  10. I am in looove with your orange shoes! Boy, I haven't been here for awhile as I was away for a month!

    Glad to see you again - you look fantastic as always!

    @sincerelysab Carleton IT?! I guess I might see you around Carleton then? :) @20YS

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  11. Your hair looks gawgeous dawling! Very nice photos indeed!

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  12. So cute! I may try that out for work too. You got some great light for your photos too : )

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  13. That blouse is so pretty on you! Loving the ruffled detail. The bag is darling, such a vivid, beautiful color. And your hair looks totally gorgeous windswept.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  14. OMG, I haven't tied a shirt since the '80s. I used to tie and retie to get it perfect!

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  15. You know you're absolutely right. That one simple knot tied in front takes the office right out of this look. I love it. The swirly ruffles down front + turquoise bag make this such an Anthro/Ruche look. Really pretty.

    xo,
    C

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  16. I ADORE those bright heels -- seriously, can I please have your wardrobe?
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  17. wooo girl loving those detail shots!! you look absolutely gorgeous in all of these love the outfit xx

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  18. I love the colour of that bag,you look lovely!
    have a great weekend!
    jewellerybijou.com

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  19. waow, awesome zipper ^^ and i LOVE your sandals, they have such a pretty color! aren't it the ones from your sidebar? ^^ x

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  20. You look great as always. Love that bag!!!

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  21. Your hair looks so good today! I also liked the spin on your button down specially because it is not the typical shirt you would do that with.

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  22. I love how you added a pop of color with the purse.

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  23. Great outfit! Love the pop of color with the heels and purse.

    http://badjoan.blogspot.com/

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  24. It took me a looong time to get the button down tied look - I have done it only once ....
    I like yours and specially like the necklace it's a beautiful accent to the outfit.

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  25. Loove these photos! So sunny and summery! I agree, I like how tying the shirt gives the whole look a bit of a more laidback feel. Though the gorgeous colors in your bag and adorable shoes helps too!

    xx Melina

    P.S. Don't you just want to live inside that Anthropologie picture??

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  26. i love these photos and the turquoise bag is so pretty against the neutrals of the outfit (minus the red shoes). i absolutely love it!

    cute & little

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  27. very cute and I like your color combo for the shoes and bag.. will have to borrow this idea!!
    xo have a great weekend xox J

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  28. I like how you paired the bright accessories with the neutral outfit.

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  29. this is what color blocking should look like. well done. btw, 1. can't wait to see what you buy with your june budget! and 2. i can't believe you're only 5'1'', you little nugget! :) you photograph like you're statuesque!

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  30. thanks for the lovely comment!

    ps: has anyone ever told you that your hair is beautiful!

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  31. love the neutral outfit with the colorful accessories. those shoes are seriously my faves!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  32. the pop of red is perfect :) great blog!


    sarah
    www.sarahslaundry.com

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  33. Love how you incorporated turquoise and red colors to spice up the calm 'office' look... and just read in another post about your new found love for heels! Contrarily I had to switch to flats as heels make me too tall...:)
    xoxo
    MV
    http://crashingred.com

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  34. I like the tied off look! Your bright bag and shoes are the perfect complement to the neutrals!

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  35. I love the beautiful color pops your purse and heels give this outfit! They are great pictures!

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  36. Yes! I love tied-off button-downs! And I love how professional this outfit looks with the neutrals and the pops of color.

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  37. That bag looks gorgeous with those sandals!

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  38. Yes, those photos ARE gorgeous! You always manage to get the most beautiful detail shots! I'm loving the knotted button up shirt look too--it does add some fun to any look!

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  39. You look so pretty in these lovely photos darling!

    xoxo Ra

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  40. LOVE the color combo. I've been wanting a decent cream/white top but haven't found the perfect one...

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  41. I think the tied shirt shows that you are fun and that you look good with your waist accentuated!

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