April 23, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Take Two







































This is me on the way to church yesterday! I originally styled this outfit with a H&M bird-print shirt and hot pink shoes (below), but I didn't love it, so I returned the top and started fresh. I found the floral tank on last week's shopping trip, and instantly felt like it would be the perfect thing to complete the look. Sometimes my first attempt doesn't always work out, but my mantra is to try, try again. Have you ever found success after a failed first attempt at an outfit?

























Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similar, similar, similar)
Shirt: Old Navy, $14
Skirt: H&M, $18
Belt: Forever 21, $5 (similar)
Shoes: Bandolino/TJ Maxx, $22 (similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/TJ Maxx, $120
Earrings: c/o INPINK, $34
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49
1. Express blue skirt, $59.90
2. Nordstrom blue skirt, $44.90
3. Forever 21 blue skirt, $19.80

41 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love how the print on the house ties all the colors together perfectly!
    Have a great week!
    xx
    Joanna

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  2. It happens all the time to me, sometimes just the change of an item makes the outfit work!

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  3. LOVE this look!!! Fresh and springy, you nailed it!!!

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  4. Yes, many times. Sometimes I 'put it away' and go back to the outfit with new eyes and ideas days or even weeks later.

    Think your instinct was right- you new top looks amazing.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and your many advices and looks which help mé get some of the outfits right the second or third time around.

    Tina

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  5. This is probably my favorite outfit of yours! I love love the top and how all the colors work together. I am glad you went with the floral top vs the bird. Great job J!!!

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  6. Love this outfit. I have that shirt in gray and pink and will be buying more of them.

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  7. The flora shirt really is perfect, and it brightens the whole outfit up.  A lot of times I'll try three or four combos until I find something I like!

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  8. Constanze SchmittApril 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Beautiful outfit, matches very well! :)
    The floral shirt looks cute.

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  9. Yep. Not eveything I post of my blog is a winner. Some days are hits, others are misses, and then there are the in between days. Such is life of a fashion blogger.
    Niki
    www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

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  10. Yes, I do.  I actually loved both ways you paired the skirt.  BTW, your hair in a bun is super cute! 

    xoxo,
    Di
    https://cityandburbsblog.com

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  11. i did something almost exactly like that this past week - i was so indecisive on an outfit so i started over and ended up loving it!

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  12. I love this!  So perfect for spring/summertime!

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  13. love it with the brighter colors in the new shirT!

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  14. I like both looks really, and your hair looks really good up!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  15. Love it.  I work at Old Navy so like, 90% of my closet is from there. ; )

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  16. Oh, this happens to me more often than I'd like to admit!  Sometimes changing one thing makes the difference - love that floral tank! :)

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  17. Ohh yes, I like your second take a lot better! I tend to do that fairly often.

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  18. You look cuter with your hair tied up :)

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  19. It always happens to me! I think something will look great but when I actually try it on I don't love it. 

    Thank you J for hosting the In Pink Jewelry Gift Certificate Give away. I won one last week!! I purchased some gorgeous jewels that I will be reviewing on my blog when they come in!!http://michellelivinglifebeautifully.blogspot.com/ 

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  20. The floral shirt is a much better fit!  

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  21. I love how you ended up styling this! That tank pops with the skirt and sweater and looks fresh and very spring-y! 

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  22. I just found this website a few days ago and I just adore it!!

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  23. beautiful beautiful beautiful colors!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  24. If at first you don't succeed... I preplan my outfits for the week, but sometimes find that what looks good in my head, doesn't necessarily translate in reality. Sometimes it's just changing out one item, but it can also be a complete restart. I love the floral tank. Got to get me one.

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  25. This skirt is such a pretty color.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  26. I like that you wore your hair in a bun, it looks darker when it is up. Are you doing an ombre look? ! I def think that the blue and mustard colors look fab on you :) 

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  27. I love your second choice shirt so much better! The bright spring colors really pop!

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  28. Hi J,  Just had to decide between and coral or blue pencil skirt...went with coral.  Do you think this featured shirt would go and if so, what cardi would you pair with it instead?  Thanks!!

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  29. jseverydayfashionApril 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Renee, the floral tank looks great with coral - in fact, I may just have to wear it with my coral blazer! For a cardigan, I think you have tons of options since the shirt has so many colors. You could do many different shades of yellow, blue or green!

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  30. jseverydayfashionApril 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Thank you! It looks darker because it is darker. (I just went to the salon.) I'm growing out my highlights! The dark always washes out after a couple months so it will likely be ombre soon.

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  31. Great choice. Your second outfit is much more springy and fun.

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  32. Oh wow! This is my favorite outfit of yours and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to recreate it. :) I am totally getting that ON shirt (also in the blue print-- so pretty). The second try was much better... the colors just look lovely together.

    Awesome job J!!!

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  33. I have that shirt and I love it!

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  34. I love that skirt on you - it's so versatile!!
    Sarah
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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  35. YES! Oddly enough, this is the theme of my blog today! Even though all I did was swap a cardigan for a v-neck sweater in the same color, it made a world of difference! Sometimes the improvements are intentional, but sometimes they're accidental. Both are win-win situations, if you ask me! 

    http://thephilosophicalfashionista.blogspot.com

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  36. I love this blog and your style! So happy I found it! I'm your newest follower :)

    Bizi
    www.thebizibee.com

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  37. Wow! How perfect. That looks lovely! Even better (for me), I own that ON shirt, that H&M skirt and a bright yellow belt. You've inspired me. As for trying again, yes. All the time. 

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  38. Good call on the switch. I think with the first outfit, there wasn't much cohesion between the primarily blue/yellow colors. The second attempt's tank really pulls together the look :)

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  39. I just love how you restyled this outfit. I had to go to Old Navy and get that super cute tank yesterday. Love your blog

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  40. thanks J!!! this is so awesome, I was just picturing in my mind 2 days ago a cute blue skirt like this...now I know where to start looking!  Thanks for saving me some time  xoxo

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  41.  p.s. I love your church outfit!!! I want to copy it too!

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