5.10.2012

What I Wore: Inspired By and Letting Go

The one thing that I have learned about blogging, and life really, is how everyone is inspired in different ways, by different people and look at things completely opposite (for the most part) than me. I am actually used to not seeing eye to eye on things with the majority of people. I will blame it on my up bringing but I will NEVER apologize for it. I bring this up because I think it gives you a little insight to me. I am drawn to edgier, out there, push the envelope "fashion" bloggers. I LOVE seeing their creative minds at work, even though I could not pull off 97% of what they wear. I am also drawn to some incredible "personal style" bloggers (my blog is a personal style blog and not a fashion blog) and learn so much from them. I used to read a lot of lifestyle blogs, mommy blogs, family blogs as well and find that I just don't get anything out of them anymore. So I have stopped reading most of them on a regular basis but do stop by from time to time. I love a challenge and am always trying to learn and grow as a person, in my style and in life. I have learned to do what is best for me.

Many times when I am getting dressed I have a certain blogger in mind. Today's outfit reminds me SO much of my dear blogger friend, Megan of The Frugalista Diaries. She is a blogger that tries new things while having a a true sense of self style. I love that she ALWAYS wears heels and her layering abilities 'wow' me. She has been rocking the shorts, heels and over sized top look a lot...and I dig it. I love this one, this one AND this one. These looks inspired me to put this look together. 

I knocked out two trends with one stone. What! What!
A little tangerine tango and floral print.
I bought these shorts last year and I am so excited that they are still in and that I get another year's wear out of them. This is my new Stylemint top, it is made out of sweatshirt material and I am seriously in love with it. Since the outfit was so bright I knew I needed a neutral shoe that complemented but didn't compete, yet still stood out. My Shoemint 'Chloe's' were the obvious choice. I am pretty much obsessed with my Kate Spade 'Gumdrop' earrings. I paired them with a more subdued coral necklace and a lilac ring. I felt sassy all day!!

This was a wordy one...thanks for making it to the pics ;)

What I Wore:

Shorts: Xhiliration (old) (F21 similar) (Top Shop similar) (Angel Eye similar)
Necklace: Kendra Scott 'Ziggy'
Bracelet: Jewelmint 'Birdcage Bangle'

10 comments:

  1. Now this inspires me, I love every bit of it...Now I want the Chloe's in taupe! Thanks for making my day!

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  2. i love love love love love love love this outfit!! it's so fun, bright, on trend, and you look FABULOUS in it!

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  3. You and Megan inspire me so much! You both stay true to your personal style but try new things. I wish I could be as adventurous as the both of you. I blame it on being an old lady since I was a child, lol.

    I really love this look. The color looks gorgeous on you!

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  4. super cute outfit! I'm the same way, I love and admire the bloggers that have totally different style than I do. I also love to distinugish my blog from that of fashion blogs. Fashion and [personal] style are 2 totally different thangs;)

    xo, Joanne
    fabulouslyaverage.tumblr.com

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  5. LOVE! The color of that top is perfection on your skin. I love the shorts, too! And of course the ShoeMint Chloe heels are amazing! I need to start wearing mine!

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  6. I am with you, I could look at personal style blogs all day. even if I don't love what I'm seeing for myself- I totally appreciate the thought process.

    I still love reading a variety of blogs though, I really enjoying seeing what other people like to put out there!

    I'm so overdo for some outfit posts, I just haven't felt very inspired to take any images of them lately (mainly due to being late EVERYWHERE these days), haha. Hopefully this month I can get a couple up, I love looking at others!

    Great look on you, you look like the quintessential California girl!

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  7. All I can say is WOW!! You are seriously looking AMAZING. Orange is definitely 'your color'. Love that you're showing off some leg :)

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  8. That tangerine color looks GREAT on you!

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  9. that color is so beautiful on you!
    Creamy

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  10. Just found you on the link-up at www.thepleatedpoppy.com ...Cute floral shorts, LOVE the shoes & the coral blouse is stunning with your tan! pippa
    www.shopwithpippa.com

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