April 1, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Playing in my Closet













































I love spending time in my closet experimenting with new combinations! This neon yellow-orange-purple color scheme popped into my head one day, and I decided to try some different ways to style it. I reached for my gold boat shoes for a "sporty" look (left) first, which I think would work for a picnic, or a mom on-the-go. I then decided to dress it up with heels and a brightly colored scarf, for a nice lunch or a casual meeting (the skirt is probably too short for work). I like both options and think there are many ways to wear it! How would you wear it?

Cardigan: Banana Republic, $12
Shirt: c/o Ross, $5
Skirt: c/o LOFT, $30
Shoes left: White Mountain c/o Ross, $25 (similar)
Watch left: c/o GUESS, $65
Right hand bracelet: Banana Republic, $10
Scarf right: c/o Happy Scarf, $24
Necklace right: My Stella & Dot website, $59
Shoes right: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $17


1. Limited purple cardigan, $34.99
2. Eddie Bauer purple cardigan, $19.99
3. New York and Company purple cardigan, $29.95

32 comments:

  1. Hi J are you a stylist for Stella and Dot?

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  2. Constanze SchmittApril 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Great looks! The second option with the heels and the scarf I like best. ;)

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  3. bulbulvishwakarmaApril 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    beautiful colors..^__^

    elegancestylized.blogspot.com

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  4. I always enjoy when I see your posts and immediately get inspired - today's moment, boat shoes with a skirt!  I'll be playing in my closet later :)

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  5. You should do more of these posts - different ways to wear an outfit.  You look awesome as always!  I read other fashion blogs, but yours is the only one I read each day!  Thanks for all the wonderful ideas :)

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  6. I am obsessed with the bright colors. I can't get enough. Question for you though - how to you wash and keep your sweaters so nice? I am having a heck of a time and would love some tips!!

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  7. I am in search of a red skirt! Only mine needs to be a bit longer. I could never get away with wearing that length to work as an elementary teacher. Cute outfit!

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  8. jseverydayfashionApril 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Tiffany, I just had to lol - I wrote this post at 4am after falling asleep after the KU game, and then waking back up. I recommend the outfit for a teacher, but then I also say the skirt is too short for work - a tad contradictory, no? I'm going to edit the post now, and also just a heads up the skirt is actually neon orange, not red! :-)

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  9. jseverydayfashionApril 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    I am a huge believer in Dryel - it's way less harsh on your clothes than traditional dry cleaning and it's pretty cheap, too. I also pretty much never dry my "nice" clothes in the dryer, I let everything air-dry!

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  10. Hmmm...neon yellow? neon orange? purple? and gold boat shoes to tie it all together. I think I would only be able to get away with wearing all those colors together today on April 1st. lol. I think the main problem here is you look good in just about anything you put on! haha

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  11. Great combination of colors! Both outfits are so cute. Love the choices of shoes. ;)

    You Like It? I Made It!
    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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  12. How did you get a Banana Republic cardigan for $12?

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  13. jseverydayfashionApril 1, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Hi Diana, here is a link to my "secrets of shopping at Banana Republic" post! I bought this cardigan two years ago and utilized tips #1, 3 and 5: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/04/todays-everyday-fashion-secrets-of.html

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  14. The scarf really ties everything together!  That's definitely my favorite of the two.

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  15. J - would you use Dryel for really delicate items, like cashmere?  Love those metallic shoes!

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  16. Thanks for not answering the first comment/ question posted!!!

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  17. I never would have thought to pair purple, red and yellow together in one outfit. 

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  18. Love all the color!!

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  19. jseverydayfashionApril 1, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    I don't have any 100% cashmere items, so I can't say for sure! Check out the Dryel FAQ though, looks like cashmere should be okay: http://dryel.com/read-the-faqs/#irfaq_20_691c6

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  20. I love this!  Great post, and love the colors.  I am a new follower.


    Creamy

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  21. I really, really *love* your outfit on the LEFT, because in addition to it working for a picnic, or for a Mom on-the-go, it would also............ (and I KNOW this might sound a little bit "OFF the beaten path," J., haha!!)............ simply be  *G.R.E.A.T.*  for visiting elderly female relatives and/or friends, e.g., like Grandmothers & Great-Aunts............ (and I think even Grandfathers & Great-Uncles, too, would also like your brightly-colored outfit!!)............ so, hopefully, everyone reading here might just go ahead and TRY it sometime!!    (I *wish* my own beloved Grandmas were both still alive, because I actually would wear the outfit to visit them, you know............ and I can just "see" them both............ smiling broadly AT my brightly-colored outfit, too!!)

    For the "dressier version" (for myself), I'd maybe replace the scarf and pendant necklace............ (i.e., although I LOVE them both, and would definitely wear them with other outfits, for sure!!)............ with a shorter necklace~~to nestle-right-in the neon yellow shirt's V-neckline~~that had some "yellow" stones and/or crystals in it, such as your gorgeous yellow-and-clear-crystals goldtone necklace, in the third photo of your 10/14/10 blogpost:  http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/10/peek-inside-my-jewelry-box.html    Then, I'd button #6 (of the #7) buttons of the deep V-neck purple cardigan, maybe leaving the *bottom* button UNbuttoned............ so that less of the neon yellow shirt would actually be "showing"............ and I'd also belt the cardigan with a thin purple belt----(i.e., even if the purples didn't "match" exactly)----like the purple belt in your blogposts of 6/2/10 and 10/25/10:  http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/06/todays-everyday-fashion.html  and  http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/10/todays-everyday-fashion_25.html , respectively!!

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  22. love the version with the scarf!

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  23. Would LOVE to know your secrets: where are you getting these great Banana items for $10 & $12!?! 

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  24. Oops, scrolling through the comments I see others have the same question and you have a post to help! Thanks! :D #Newbe

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  25. I absolutely love all of the colors!

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  26. i love color blocking SO much! esp. neon color blocking!

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  27. I love all of the colors in the second outfit. It's so bright & fun.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  28. amazing how a pair of nude heels and a scarf can fancy up an outfit!! love how colorful this look is!!

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  29. Love the color combo and your Gold Sperry's!  http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  30. I like it both ways. I'm crazy about these bright colors!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  31. I would've never put all 3 together, but you pulled it off nicely!

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