Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slightly Reimagined

I featured this J. Crew Polynesian Floral print shell about a month ago on my blog here, where I also chronicled my "epic" quest to track down the shirt. Today, I am keeping pretty much the same silhouette from the first time I styled it, but I changed a few things up. For example, I swapped out the red pencil skirt for a striped one. I never would have thought of pairing stripes with the shirt, but when I saw Alice from Happiness At Midlife rock the top with striped pants on her blog, I knew I had to do my own version of the look. I also changed up my bag from a clutch to a turquoise tote (an early birthday present from my husband), and went for silver shoes.



So as you can see, the look is just "tweaked" a little from the last time around. This shirt truly lends itself to so many options when it comes to styling. Since I am starting to think about transitions and getting ready for fall (even though we don't really have a fall here in SoCal), I hope to maybe style it with some colored skinny jeans or pants and a blazer when the cooler weather comes. (Cold weather rarely comes to Los Angeles, so I'll settle for "cooler" weather.) Stay tuned!
 



Shirt: J. Crew Notched Shell in Embellished Polynesian Floral here
Skirt: J. Crew Factory no. 2 Pencil here 
Shoes: J. Crew Valentina Pumps factory version here
Bag: LV Epi Alma in Turquoise
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" round sunglasses



12 comments:

  1. The floral and stripes are perfect and that bright tote is such a fun pop of color. Plus props to your hubby for getting it for you though I'm not sure he picked it out? You look gorgeous my lovely friend! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. Thank Kim! Yes, my husband definitely didn't pick out my bag!

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  2. I love that top with the striped skirt! Awesome print mixing!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Thank you! It's always fun to mix prints with stripes.

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  3. So many fun colors and patterns in this outfit. I really need to get a turq bag!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I find that the turquoise really goes with a lot in my wardrobe. It definitely got a lot of use this summer!

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  4. This top is one of my favorite purchase this year! I love the pairing with the beautiful turquoise purse!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Yes, I can definitely see why it is one of your favorites! I am so glad I got it before it sold out. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. What a cute look! Love how you spiced it up with the colorful combination

    http://www.2015baglvlouisvuitton.com

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    1. Thank you! I thought it would be fun to add a little color to a primarily black and white look!

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  6. Love that you mixed prints this year yet kept it so clean, pretty and monochromatic at the same time. I need that top. Is it on sale yet?

    P.S. Do you have a Pinterest account Katie?

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    1. Yes, the top has been on sale for a while, although I am not sure if it is still available. You might be able to find it on ebay. I do have a Pinterest account, although it's sort of a mess of things! (I guess that's the point with Pinterest!) Anyway, I followed you on Pinterest just now.

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