Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pink? Check.

I've worn this skirt here, but today it's styled with my new pink checked blouse, minty necklace, pink sandals and different accessories.  I don't really think I wear belts well, but I give them a try sometimes.  I used to would never ever wear a belt, but it seems to be a popular fashion accessory.
 As I look back over my blog post photos I'm realizing I do have favorite looks.  I would like to stick more with what works well on me when making new purchases, but I seem to be a hodge podge random shopper.  I'm not sure how to stick with, and repeat in varied ways, particular outfits I've liked on myself in the past.  That is going to be a challenge, a new learning experience, and something I'd like to work on a little more.
 I think I'll gather up my favorite outfit photos in a file and study them to try to get a handle on styles and colors I feel are most flattering.  I have too many clothes and outfits that are just meh, but I end up wearing them anyway.  And, of course, no one wants to intentionally look meh.  We want to look our best and fabulous all the time! :)  But it's fun to experiment and practice...even if we don't get it 100% right every single day.

I'm linking up with Visible Monday.  Thank you, Patti, for hosting.
Thrifted Items:  Skirt, pink check blouse $4.20 Foxcroft, wooden bracelets, belt $1.60, sandals.
Gold Bracelet $5.99 = Rite Aid
Teal and Coral Bracelets $1 each = downtown accessories shop
Minty Bubble Necklace $15 = online
Coral Earrings $7 = Old Navy

27 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa! Super cute outfit. Love that skirt and the bubble necklace is perfectly showcased here.
    I think we all have "meh" outfits and I do allow that for myself when I'm just hanging out at home. But the more I'm doing this blogging thing the more sensitive I am to the "meh" and want to always spice things up just for my own entertainment. I have a sort of "code" for myself which is, if I put something on a couple of times and think "yuck" then I get rid of it. It's usually because of two things, wrong color or wrong fit/style. I feel less chaos when I get rid of the things that aren't me. It's such a process though and I don't think it's ever over. It's part of the fun I think. ;)

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    1. Those are excellent tips, Joni! Wrong fit or wrong color...it should go. I tend to hang onto things thinking what if I come up with a new idea of how to wear it in the future I will wish I hadn't given it up because it was "just the piece I needed". But if it's not a good color or fit on me now...well, that's certainly not going to change later either. Unlessssss....(another reason I hang onto things)...I were to lose weight. That's been an excuse for quite some years now. haha

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  2. Love the belt with the skirt, and love the mint with the pink checks. What if you paired this shirt and necklace with a solid mint or solid blue skirt? Experimenting is fun and that's how we learn and develop our style.

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    1. I'd planned on wearing the top with my white capris somewhere down the line. I like your idea of pairing it with mint or blue. I don't have either of those in a solid colored bottom...just navy...so I'll have to keep that in mind when thrifting. Thanks so much for your input. I really appreciate it, Fonda.
      Have a great holiday week! :)

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  3. I like the colors in this look. I'm discovering that I have a similar problem with all of my thrifting. Sometimes I purchase an item and then don't wear it for several months...and for the life of me, I can't remember what creative idea I had when I bought it.

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    1. I too am sometimes guilty of a delayed wearing of purchases.
      Funny about not remembering your creative ideas. :)

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  4. That skirt is wonderful! I love your pattern mixing here too. It's funny and also a little frightening how some of my outfits that used to be considered edgy are now just meh. I love being a part of everyone's style adventure. Mistakes can lead to the biggest discoveries. Great post!

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    1. I love your statement "Mistakes can lead to the biggest discoveries." So true in fashion and in life.

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  5. Love, love your skirt, and the way you have paired it with that gorgeous blouse. The touch of the necklace is perfection, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. You have the right attitude -- experimenting is the way to discovering what works best. And getting tips from other bloggers' outfits is constructive.

    When I started dressing up, I didn't know how to build outfits. Feedback like "add a belt/cardi/tights" taught me how to improve my looks. If we're open to suggestions, they'll flow toward us.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words of wisdom... "If we're open to suggestions, they'll flow toward us." A great piece of advice I'm going to tuck away.

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  7. Wonderful post, Lisa - I agree that we have to work our way through the "meh" to get to the "ahhh", and it takes a long time. You look gorgeous in this outfit, and if I may say, I think soft colors and shapes are part of your signature style.
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. I think I'd have to agree. I seem to feel best in pinks and yellows.

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  8. Oh, how beautiful outfit. It is a beautiful skirt you're wearing. The shirt is very nice and fun. I love the bow in her hair.

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    1. Thank you, josep. This oufit feels like "me".

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  9. I like the necklace paired with that top. Very cheerful!

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    1. Thank you Kathleen. I tend to feel best in "cheerful". :)

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    1. I know a lot of people have them and so it's not super unique...and it's a knockoff of the more expensive J. Crew one....but I'm really happy to have it. I just like it. I have a coral one too, which I've yet to wear.

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  11. Colorful outfit! And I like the bubble necklace!

    Kim,USA

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I like pinks a lot.

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  12. Wow! I LOVE this outfit! I read your blog most everyday and I love your style :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. That means so much to me. I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday.

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  13. OK, so it is women like you (colorful and brave) that make women like me (conservative and boring) want to go shopping and change things up a bit. This is a great play of color and patterns. The hues look good on you too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment. So sweet of you. :)
      But you are NOT conservative or boring. You have lovely style.

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  14. Love the necklace and the skirt is perfect length.

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