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Monday, March 12, 2012

Layers

Once again I am deceived by the illusion of effortless layering put forth by J. Crew; specifically layering a chambray shirt. They are always layering things like sweaters over chambray shirts and not looking bulky or lumpy at all.

Also, reasonably tight sweaters don't just slide over chambray, I had to pull it on and position it, bit by bit... a saner person would have just given up.

With a weather forecast promising near 60's for this week, hopefully my layering days are numbered.

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The Rundown
Chambray Tuxedo Shirt J. Crew - Leopard Sweater Calvin Klein - Jeans Kohls - Shoes Mia - Clutch Zara - Ring Home D'Jour Consignment - Bracelet American Eagle - Watch, Bracelets & Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Earrings & Sunnies Aldo - Coat Nine West - Gloves Echo

57 comments:

The Fancy Teacup said...

This is super chic- you paired the feline print with chambray so well. x

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Frannie Pantz said...

I REALLY LOVE all the animal print lady! You look great! Is it warm where you are? It is here and I am stoked!

Suzie Q said...

Love the yellow pairing with the leopard print. Great style! If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my blog =)

xoxo,
Suzie Q
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Terri said...

The look is worth the struggle with the sweater. The leopard gloves look pretty wonderful with the red coat.

Along Abbey Road said...

That sweater needs to get on my body. Love the look, Lyddie! So casual and chic.

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

Fatshion and Fattitude said...

lol...but it was definitely worth all the effort. Turned out beautiful.

Porcelain complexion said...

That leopard jumper is gorgeous and it looks stunning paired with the mustard

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE the layering!! I tried to layer a sweater over a button down last week but the sweater was too loose in some places and tight in others so I gave up, haha
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Kasmira said...

It looks pretty effortless to me! You would have tricked us all if you hadn't given the narrative!

I read, on somebody's blog, a trick for layering a shirt under a sweater: first, layer it all together OFF your body and then pull the two pieces, together, over your head. I'm not sure how easy it is to then button the shirt underneath, but it's worth a try!

CessOviedo said...

Great job with the layering, I love denim on denim and even more when leopard is involved!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Good Morning! i am loving the shirt layered with the jumper! Very cute! And that bag is so nice!
Daisy Dayz

SIENA.STYLE said...

love this look
kisses from prague
have a wonderful day!
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Annie said...

Looks great - you are rockin' the layered look :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

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

Love your layering! I know, sometimes it's really hard to put on certain layers. Sometimees I spend up to 20 minutes trying to get it to look alright... haha.

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Shawna said...

You totally pulled it off! Love the untucked shirt tail.


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One Girl said...

I think you did an awesome job! It looks effortless to me!

Anna @ IHOD said...

Your layers are fantastic! Love the splashes of yellow!
Beautiful look:)
x, Anna

atouchoflovely said...

Ahhh, you have me kicking myself for not buying the chambray shirt I had in my hands the other day. Great layering!

Courtney Erin said...

I always look so weird and frumpy when I try to layer like this but I just love it on you!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Robyn said...

LOL, yes layering without looking bulky is always a feat! You look great, though!

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Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Yay! Leopard and chambray!! Great minds think alike I guess :)

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

Chloƫ said...

Verry nice blog and outfit! I love the Leopard Jumper!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i love this look, but i can definitely understand the work/frustration that goes into layering...that's why i've just decided that unless it's a thin slinky blouse, i can't wear it under a sweater. you look great, and not lumpy at all!

Nnenna said...

You are so right- layering is not as effortless as they make it seem! But I think you persevered here and you look really cute :)

Orangies Attic said...

Well worth the effort... looks fantastic! REALLY love the yellow shoes. Orangies Attic

Ali said...

Yeah, when I think chambray having layers I think bulky, too... and yet you look perfectly smooth and totally not bulky here. Awesome! And you put such an awesome pattern over it, too.

Here's to hoping that it warms up for you!

silvergirl said...

love love love
getting those arms in is sometimes quite a feat!
always worth it though
brett

Sara said...

I love that leopard sweater!

Loren said...

I love the effect. You wear animal prints so effortlessly, they look great on you.
I get fooled by the J.Crew Mags sometimes too. The bulkiness seems so much worse in person.

blue roses said...

love your leopard sweater, such a great fit and ideal pairing with the chambray.

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geetabix said...

Maybe at pro photo shoots they cut away the majority of the shirt just showing the cuffs and collars so it still looks streamlined?

Amber said...

I think you nailed the layering look. I sure hope you are right and the need for layers will soon just be a distant memory.

jess said...

I really love the leopard sweater.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I think you nailed it. You look as effortless and easy as the J. Crew models. I love this look.

Lorena said...

You got it !
"chambray layering done simple" - or at least you made it lOOK simple :)
Nice job !
OH BTW I Finally got the starfish cuff :)

rlutz said...

Denim and leopard...your chic perfection!

The Closet Shopper said...

Yeah, they make it look easy and they could layer five things on top of three things and the model still looks like she's wearing thin layers. Maybe they cut all the under fabric off. hmmmm. Trickery.

You look fantastic in this. I think you nailed this layered look. Love it.

xo,
Tracy

Gray Skies said...

I hate it when I find cute layering inspiration from places like J. Crew, and then try it myself and end up looking all lumpy! Your layering, however, looks very nice :)

By the way, I love the location where you shot these photos!

Daniela said...

love the sweater, doll. Enjoy this week! The weather will be perfect!

TaraMixandMatch said...

In love with that leopard sweater, I want!

Kristin said...

It was worth the effort!

Rebecca said...

Even if your layering too a while, it looks effortless!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

adore the touches of mustard!

Shea said...

It may not have been easy in reality, but this looks effortlessly layered! Especially the half tuck with the blouse, I love it!

Tashia said...

I think the layering looks great! I also love the pops of yellow with your shoes and bag.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The layering definitely works! All this chambray is tempting me to get a chambray shirt!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lisa Yaxi said...

huge fan of leopard print!

have similar gloves :)

http://lisawearsclothes.blogspot.com

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Well all your primping and yanking on the shirts payed off- what a great layered look! I love the patterb mixing and those leopard print gloves are adorable!

Anne said...

Again with the cute red coat and yellow accessories! You could wear this combo everyday - it's so great! And I hope warmer weather comes your way. It's been in the 50's-60's here all week, which has been awesome.

Katie Aman said...

You definitely pulled off the effortless layering you were wanting with this ensemble (even if it was a struggle)! Haha, I agree with you though, I always have these ideas of cool outfits in my mind, and when I put them on I think...oook this may not have been made for my body type, or the fabric I'm wearing. I love love LOVE the bag you paired with this-adds a little graphic interest- so chic!

lauren said...

absolutely in love with this look!!!!

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

Alex Elizabeth said...

I can't do J.Crew layering at all... more than a shell and a light sweater and I quickly become the Michelin man. I've always wondered how they get five shirts on those models and manage to make it look good... Photoshop? I think they should put you in the J.Crew catalogue instead.

Sue said...

It was worth all the annoyance of putting it on ... super, super look.
I was a bit iffy about chambray and animal print together but your look is fabulous!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

LOL...you're funny.
The art of looking like you're a walking editorial. Sigh.

xo
The Fashionable ESQ
http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Aisa.Paxie said...

Amazing outfit! i will defnitely copy this hehe.:) Love the layers! And great blog:) Followed you!:)

Love,
Paxie

Shelby said...

I'm always amazed by JCrew's layering also... But even when I buy the same exact outfit, I can never pull it off, it's like they have some kind of magical layering skill. You, however look fabulous in this outfit. Very chic and JCrew-like and not at all lumpy or frumpy. The pops of yellow and red are brilliant... Love the look! <3shelby

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Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I love the layering. You look absolutely adorable!