June 1, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Morning News






































Last weekend I had my most challenging fashion question EVER. While I was in Kansas, Fox news got in touch and wanted me to come for an interview on their morning show. An amazing opportunity, but I didn't bring a single thing that was appropriate!! I groaned out loud when I thought of all the perfect dresses and shoes at home in Orlando that would work, but of course I packed very casual for my trip so all I had was short shorts, too short dresses, and casual shoes. And get this: I only had 5 minutes of time to spare for a shopping trip to the mall. So how did I wind up with this outfit? Instead of wasting time running through the mall on a goose chase, I came up with a plan! I figured that these were the dressiest shoes I brought, I had 3 cardigans with me, along with some fun belts and necklaces. I essentially decided that a white dress would be the perfect fill-in-the blank piece, and after a quick internet search I headed to American Eagle. I asked a manager for help and within 5 minutes I was in this dress for only $20! (This dress is very similar if you are looking for one.) Not my ideal outfit for the news, but it did the trick. And now I have a cute white dress to boot.  :-)

What was your craziest fashion emergency and how did you solve it?

Occasion: Fox 4 morning news interview
Dress: American Eagle, $20
Belt: Gap, $40
Cardigan: Gap, $18
Necklace: H&M, $14
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8
Shoes: c/o Chinese Laundry

28 comments:

  1. Very cute!  Love your shoes!

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  2. Very cute!  Love your shoes!

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  3. Great way to work out it!!  Hmmm...I might need to stop into AE on occasion.

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  4. love the outfit. pretty impressive for 5 minutes!

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  5. Pam@Over50feeling40June 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Great look for an interview...good job and excellent way to use the resources you had on hand!

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  6. Great way to problem solve! You look great.

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  7. That's the worst, having an unexpected occassion come up on a trip and having the perfect outfit at home! But way to pull it together, you look super cute! I also like how you don't discriminate when it comes to where you shop; most people would think that American Eagle is just for the high school set, but you show that you can find cute clothes and great deals anywhere!

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  8. Way to improvise!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  9.  Hi J! Wondering if you had any ideas for what to wear with this skirt I snagged on clearance from the Gap:

    http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=26650&vid=1&pid=836610

    The print is brown. I'm a teacher, so being covered up on top is necessary. A white shirt didn't look quite right (the skirt is more of an off-white). Any ideas?

    Love the blog!

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  10. wow thats crazy that you did that all in 5 minutes. I need to take tips from you ;)

    The dress is super cute. You have a great sense of fashion. I love reading your blog everyday, you inspire me to go outside my comfort zone :)

    Hope you have a great day :)  http://kikiscornerfunfashionandfrivolity.blogspot.com/

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  11. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Jessie, thank you! I would wear a dark brown top, or you could go with an olive shirt, cognac belt and shoes. You could even try hot pink or cobalt blue and see how that looks!

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  12. The necklace with the outfit is perfect.  Love the look.  

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  13. Sara_ItsAboutTheLookJune 1, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    It was only an emergency because I waited until the last minute to look for a formal dress for my sorority formal in college. I couldn't find one that bit my budget so I ran to Express and Claire's and bought a sparkly black headband and a huge rhinestone broach to pin to the empire seam of a some-what casual jersey dress...ended up looking cute and 50's-ish :)

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  14. kimberlylightfootJune 1, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Gorgeous!

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  15. Hi J, cute outfit! I was also wondering if you knew any stores/websites that sell hot pink blazers, similar to the one by Zara. The one shown on the website is not hot pink, but it looks like this.



    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-S2011/61136/388842/JERSEY%2BBLAZER


    The color is more like this one though.

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-S2011/61136/348509/DOUBLE-BREASTED%2BBLAZER





     I LOVE this blazer but the material and the quality could be better for the price. Thank you so much. =)

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  16. I can't believe you put this together in 5 minutes.  White dresses are so versatile so that was a smart strategy.  I am a huge fan of that h&m necklace, did you get it recently?

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  17.  Is your necklace recent? I bought a navy blue dress for my friend's wedding next month and I was thinking turquoise jewelry would be a nice touch...and very summery!

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  18. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Thanks Shannon! I just got the necklace a couple weeks ago!

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  19. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Toni, I just got it a couple weeks ago! I also wore it for this co-hosting gig with navy blue. (apparently this necklace is good for TV haha!) http://www.izonorlando.com/2011/05/central-florida-top-5-season-1-episode-6/

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  20. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Mel, I've been looking for a hot pink blazer for awhile now but haven't seen any other than Zara. I think the best bets are H&M, Topshop, ASOS, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters.

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  21. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Love it Sara! Way to improvise!

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  22. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Thank you Courtney!

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  23. I love the white-turquoise-brown combination. I gotta get a tan before I can wear white though. I am still way to white to look good in white :)

    There are cute white dresses at Old Navy and there is an awesome deal on Groupon until tomorrow I believe.

    http://www.groupon.com/r/uu13621750

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  24. I really like the way you styled the dress here
    Can't believe you only paid 20 bucks what a steal
    My weirdest fashion emergency was when I was pregnant with son1
    Getting dressed for a wedding and went to put on my shoes, had no idea your foot grew 5 sizes bigger when you were pregnant
    Husband and stopped at a Payless shoe store on the way to the wedding to purchase a pair of shoes.
    brett

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  25. I think it turned out pretty well - on such short notice :)
    Well, I had a recent incident.I was in a business trip in South America and ALTHOUGH I DID check the weather channel before packing, all my destinations were way, WAY colder than expected. 
    I needed a black scarf and I had not packed one so I turned my pullover vest into one: http://myeverydaywear.blogspot.com/2011/05/pullover-to-scarf.html

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  26. I love this outfit!  You'd never think that this was thrown together in just a matter of minutes.  It just proves that a few great pieces put together in the right way can make an amazing outfit!

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  27. I love those Chinese Laundry wedges!! They are definitely a must have for my summer wedge collection! They tie your whole outfit together!!

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