June 23, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Same But Different






































I am all about choices lately because today I'm showing you another way you can take an idea (hot pink + black/ivory print + turquoise) and make it work in different ways! On the left we have a fun and funky look for work, and on the right we have a casual outfit that uses the same color combo, but totally flips things around. Try doing this in your own wardrobe - take a color combo you love and use it for work and play. Or use this idea when you see something you want to copy, but need to flip-flop the top and bottom to use what you already have!

ps. Thanks for all the encouragement about my hair yesterday -- you guys really are the best. I still maintain that I look like fuzzhead, so these will be the last couple pics with my au natural hair for awhile. :-)

Left
Cardigan: Express, really old
Shirt: Banana Republic, $15
Necklace: H&M, $14 (recent)
Skirt: Limited, $30
Shoes: Steve Madden at Ross, $20

Right
Shirt: TJ Maxx, $13
Shorts: Forever 21, $15
Necklace: H&M, $14 (recent)
Shoes: Macy's, $13

37 comments:

  1. I love that necklace with the zebra print top!

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  2. LOVE this look! I have a black/white top, need some shorts to go w/the outfit though. Love how you paired them together!

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  3. two great looks
    i tend to gravitate to a certain look sometimes without realizing and then look back on my posts and see that I have used the same color scheme all week lol
    brett

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  4. I love the black and white with hot pink - so chic!  Seriously I love your hair like that!  :)  But I understand cuz I NEVER used to let mine do it's own thing, but now I just go with it!

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  5. love both of these looks! And your hair looks gorgeous! Girls like me with thin hair try to make their hair look like yours does here, so bask in the envy we all have for it ;)

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  6. J, I love both outfits.

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  7. I really like both looks!  It is crazy to me that you own a skirt and top that have a similar print. I thought I had a lot of clothes, but I think you've got me beat! 
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love this look its super cute the one on the right is more casual that you could wear to a lunch while the one on the left you could wear to dinner. I need to try this out asap!

    Hope you have a great day :)

    http://kikiscornerfunfashionandfrivolity.blogspot.com/

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  9. Black and pink is hands down my favorite color combo! I love the black and white stripes with the pink :)

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  10. I love the turquoise necklace with this color combo.  I don't think I ever would have thought to add turquoise into the mix!  : )

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  11. I love both of those outfits, such a great color combo for summer! I'm going shopping this weekend so I am definitely going to H&M to see if they still have that necklace because it's really cute!

    (Also, I love your hair wavy, mine is super straight and just gets really limp and greasy in the heat, and I wish it had some texture!)

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  12. i LOVE this post j! i always stick to the same few outfits because it looks good, but i never even thought of changing it up this way! its still sticking to what looks good, but not getting stuck wearing the same thing day after day. AWESOME advice!

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  13. I like both options!  Very nicely put together!

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  14. Love both outfits and LOVE the hair!! You should definitley wear it au natural more often. I like it better--plus it's easier maintenance!! Wavy is in vouge these days, embrace it!

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  15. I love that skirt. I wish we still had a limited here. in greenville, sc we used to have one but now it's victoria's secret :(

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  16. Ok J, what are you talking about re: your hair??  I loooove it curly!!  And although you live in FL, where my hair seriously turns into a chia pet looking thing, in these pics I don't detect any frizz.  What are your secrets???  We are our own worst critics sometimes; I maintain that you look gorgeous and not like a fuzzhead lol!
    Anywho, I am loooving these outfits!!!  Such a great idea, and I love your wardrobe!  
    xoxoxo
    Lia

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  17. Hi J,

    Just out of random curiosity, does 'J' stand for something? :)

    p.s. love your blog... I check it every morning! lol

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  18. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Thanks Kari! It stands for Jeanette."Jeanette's Everyday Fashion" was too long so I shortened it to "J" which has been a nickname my whole life! :-)

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  19. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    I agree Lia - we are definitely our own worst critics! I sleep on it wet then put some Loreal Springing Curls in it in the morning.  I think I need different product though!

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  20. Very cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  21. J, I hate to break it to you, but nobody is looking at your hair, they are looking at your gorgeous legs!!! I love your style :)

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  22. Love this play on color and pattern. Feeling inspired to wear black and white with a punch of color now!
    The summer wavy hair is fab!
    www.practicallyfabulous.com

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  23. I love how you switch it up!! And your hair looks like you actually curled it and I think it looks really pretty!!

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  24. love the hair, love the shorts

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  25. BrazenbeautyeditorJune 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Love the way you think!!

    brazenbeautyeditor.blogspot.com

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  26. Wait I thought that necklace was j crew? I have the same one!

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  27. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    I think H&M copied it b/c I've heard it's very similar!

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  28. But your hair's so cute like that! Seriously! It's awesome straight too - you're one of those lucky girls that can work both looks. I also love, love these outfits! This is such a fun idea.

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  29. What a great way to mix and match pieces! You have always did such a great job.

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  30. I love this idea! and the outfits are really cute!

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  31. I do the same thing as you :)  Except I put in redken smooth down leave in conditioner and overnight I get the wavy hair effect.  Try it and see?  

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  32. I love that, great idea! I also have the same necklace and wore it yesterday. I still have to blog about it though ^^ It truly is a blogger necklace! :-D

    Relatable Style

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  33. Both versions are super hot!! I adore this look - crisp and summery, a nice spin on the simple black and white.

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  34. totally lovin the color palette/patterns in this/these outfits!!

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  35. I wore a version of this to work on Friday, and received many compliments!  It's funny because I have worn all of the pieces many times, but never together.  Such a great combination!  Thank you for the great idea!

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  36. I am in need of the zebra tank that you are wearing, is it a recent Tj purchase, what is the brand name?

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  37. jseverydayfashionJune 27, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    I got the shirt about 2-3 months ago and the tag says "Rumors." I recently saw the same shirt in a Marshall's store in the junior's department. I don't know if they send them to Marshall's maybe if they don't sell at TJ?

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