Thursday, September 10, 2015

Late to the Party

I'm always late to the party. I know that this exquisite pattern called Geo Brushstroke from J. Crew is at least a few months old and is now almost sold out in everything from the shirt, to the short, to the skirt versions, but I'm just getting around to posting about it today. I actually bought this button down shirt in July when it was first marked down. The skirt was what I really wanted, but since it sold out, and I had to have something in this pattern, I settled for the shirt.

Another thing about me is that I am somewhat of a print collector. When J. Crew comes out with a print I like, I have to get something with it, otherwise I just feel like my collection is incomplete. In my opinion, the Geo Brushstroke print was one of the better prints that J. Crew has come out with in the last few years, but my unwavering love of color may have something to do with my preference.



Even though I scored the shirt, I would not settle until I made the Geo Brushstroke print skirt mine as well. I am also pretty crazy about skirts. I thought I could live without it, but I saw it on one of the hosts from The Chew (Yes, I watch that show...Clinton Kelly is on it, need I say more?) Seeing it on TV reignited my desire for the acquisition. Luckily, like much of J. Crew's stock, it popped up from time to time in random sizes on the website. When I found it for a decent price in my size I pounced on it!



At some point I will probably post something about the skirt, even though this Geo Brushstroke print will probably be a distant memory in the minds of most by the time I get around to that. Like I said, I always tend to be a little late to the party, but that's because I like to wait for sales, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.


Shirt: J. Crew Boy Shirt in Geo Brushstroke here
Pants: J. Crew Skinny Stretch Cargo here
Shoes: J. Crew "Valentina" in Mirror similar here
Bag: LV Epi Alma in Turquoise
Sunglasses: Prada
 


Also, check out my look from last Friday which is currently being featured on Jennie's blog A Pocket Full Of Polka Dots! 
 

14 comments:

  1. Such a pretty shirt! Love that bag. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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    1. Thank you! I am definitely in love with the print and all of the colors! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. just found your blog! love the color of that bag!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I appreciate you stopping by to say hello! Yes, when I saw this new epi color I knew I had to get something in it. The "Pistache" color seems to go with almost everything in my wardrobe!

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  3. I think you are always on trend and right with the times. You are one of the most stylish girly bloggers I know. Your blouse and pants are awesome!

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    1. Thank you Ada! I appreciate your kind words! I hope you have a great week!

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  4. Katie, I love this outfit on you! You play with color so well and you always look so fashion forward and fabulous yet classic. This is another outfit I'll try to re-create (probably with less color) but I love the cut and how chic you look! Have a wonderful weekend gorgeous! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. Thank you Kim! I can't wait to see how you recreate this look! I hope you had a great weekend!

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  5. Clinton Kelly ... oh I miss What Not to Wear so much! Loved that show! Anyway, you look amazing in patterns and in skirts, so I can see why you couldn't pass this print up (in the skirt and shirt!). Love your style, Katie! Thanks for joining in the Fun Fashion Friday fun! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Dear.
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally miss What Not to Wear too! I think Clinton Kelly is doing another make over type show (sans Stacy London) in a few weeks on TLC. Anyway, thanks as always for hosting and I hope you have a great week!

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  6. Love the bold colors and print of this top! So glad you were able to track down the skirt and I cannot wait to see how you style it. I am the same way about waiting for sales. I just cannot pay full price...

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  7. This look is fab & so fun. My Charlotte Olympia's aren't as playful but I love how you paired yours with the houndstooth skirt!
    xoxo. | cymone.

    The Block is Haute

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  8. This shirt is amazing! Love the colors! Glad you were able to score the skirt version!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  9. I love how you put colour together. Really inspiring and that print is to die for! I would never have thought a blue/turquoise-y bag would have worked with the colours of the pants but with the printed shirt it does!

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