July 21, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Crazy Lady

I loved this inspiration photo so much, that I hunted and hunted until I found a colorful belt to complete the look. (I figured I could get more use out of a belt rather than a woven purse like SJP is sporting.) After doing some Google searches, I found an Etsy store called Rogue Retro that sells amazing vintage finds. They had several colorful belts to choose from including this one from Guatemala (there are links to the other belts below). I would up wearing this ensemble to the mall yesterday. I realize it's a tad "colorful" and I got a couple strange looks (red pants and purple shirt? it even sounds crazy), but I still stand by this outfit. As I tweeted recently "life is too short to not wear color," and life is also too short to not wear what you want. I rocked the red pants and purple shirt with a hippie vibe and loved every minute of it! :-)

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Inspiration photo: FabSugar
Occasion: Running errands
Shirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $15
Pants: Gap, $15
Belt: Vintage c/o Rogue Retro, $15 (similar and similar and similar)
Shoes: Diba via Nordstrom Rack, $30
Purse: Juicy Couture via Neiman Marcus Last Call, $115
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8
Earrings: J's Stella & Dot website

Love these earrings


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE those earrings!!! And red and purple are a GREAT combination. I don't know if you've ever watched the television show BONES, but Dr. Temperance Brennan wears a lot of red and purple and it's looks ALMOST as awesome on her as it does on you here...almost. :-)

  2. I love your red jeans and purple top.  I just purchased a red pair of jeans and LOVE them.  They are quite versatile.  I also have a belt very similar to the one you have one and it is also from Guatamala.  That belt has got a ton of wear this summer! 

    My favorite celebrity inspirations are #1 Reese Witherspoon and #2 Rachel Bilson.  Such cute ladies!


  3. Stephanie_walter0409July 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Hi J!  I am contemplating signing up to become a Stella & Dot Stylist.  I wanted to find out from you your opinion on it, and what you bought for your $350 worth of jewelry?
    I juse feel that I would not have enough stuff to show at a show with only $350 worth of jewelry, and I really wouldn't want to spend more than the $199 to sign up.
    I would love to hear what you chose, and your opinon on this.


  4. You know what, I have everything to create this look right now in my closet!!! Thanks, J! :)
    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  5. I love that top, I think its the way it hangs on your shoulders :)

    Super cute, you definitely rocked this look!


  6. I love how you can pull off such unique outfits; they look great! 

    I'm really loving Blake Lively right now. She is so classic and beautiful like in this photo shoot from Glamour: http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2011/06/blake-livelys-cover-shoot-photo-gallery#slide=1www.sincerelysaracate.blogspot.com

  7. jseverydayfashionJuly 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    I can't wait to see how you wear this Tanvi!

  8. jseverydayfashionJuly 21, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Stephanie, totally hear you on this. The idea is to sign up with a stylist, or find one in your area, that has a lot of jewelry and you can borrow it for the first couple trunk shows (I'm told this is standard practice). You then earn a tons of credits towards free jewelry based on those trunk shows. It's something called "the jump star period" where they make it really easy to earn free jewelry in the first 100 days. I am starting a S&D FB page really soon and will be sharing pictures, what a chose, etc. So stay tuned and you can learn all about my journey as a stylist! (and you can also sign up with me if you want!)

  9. I absolutely love this look!  The purple and red is such a fun, unexpected color combination.

  10. I love it!  I was just looking at this picture of Sarah Jessica Parker two days ago, because I really really want red skinny jeans!  LOL!  I love purple and red together, and I plan to rock this look this summer too!  Her bag sold out everywhere shortly after she was spotted wearing this look too.  :)


  11. I like it! Just got red jeans too! They're big for summer/fall :-) 

  12. Those jeans are fantastic!

  13. Wow. You nailed it. And the belt ties it all together. Love that belt.

  14. LOVE! Also, new J.Crew Fall arrivals came out today! Among with this color combination there are soo many new inspirations for color combinations. They are definitely on the color blocking trend!

  15. I LOVE this!!!!  Sooo cute, I'm glad you went bold and went for this.  Checking out those belts too...I love buying pieces from other cultures and countries.

  16. I think you look fantastic! The color blocking is dead on.

  17. I love SJP, but I'm not so sure about this look. I like it on you, because you have the right skin tone to pull of that sort of bold color, but on someone like me, I don't think it would look good at all :(



  18. J - what is the name of those Diba shoes? I love them!

  19. jseverydayfashionJuly 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    The style name is Din Go, but they are all sold out online unfortunately. You might be able to buy them in the store at DSW or Nordstrom Rack though!

  20. I am going to wear this look (for a formal) party! I was looking for inspiration and found it on your blog! Thanks chicka!

    xo Nav

  21. Stephanie_walter0409July 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Thanks J for the info!!  I received my first pair of S&D earring just yesterday and love, love, love them!  I was actually surprised on how great the quality was!!!  I will look forward to your FB page and seeing what you purchased.

    I already sell Thirty-One Gifts, so I understand what it is like to be a consultant, but I already had a bunch of their products before I became a consultant, plus you too could earn a bunch of free products dependent on sales etc, which I did.  I don't think there are many consultants around me, because I had never heard of S&D until reading a few blogs, so I think it would be a good business around here, because I don't think there are many people selling it...but we will see.  I have to decide on if the start up fee is too much, and if my husband will allow me to take on something else.
    But if I do, I will keep you in mind...I would love to sign up with you or someone who is really into fashion and could help me with my choices.

    Thanks for your input!!

  22. You're so right on with this color combo! Love it.

  23. jseverydayfashionJuly 21, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Stephanie, I totally agree with you on the quality of S&D. I didn't just become a stylist to earn money - I'm totally in love with their jewelry and think they are the best value out there! I'm always happy to answer questions, and you can go to my website anytime to sign up to become a stylist. You then have 7 days to place your sample order from the day you sign up. I love 31 Gifts too, my friend Ashley is a Director with that company.

  24. I LOVE that you subbed in that cute beaded belt for her multicolored purse strap. Your version is better =)

  25. I've been searching high and low for a pair of affordable red jeans- so jealous!! any ideas for where to find a reasonably priced pair?

  26. If I saw a girl at the mall wearing that, I'd be like "Thank god there are stores around here, because I need to buy her outfit STAT!"

  27. This dress inspired me also. i am in love with it
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  28. you are bab girl!!! xooo