May 31, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Alexander McQueen













































Of all the runway shows and all the designers, Alexander McQueen was definitely one of my favorites. I think this inspiration photo was taken after Sarah Burton took over, but I can still see his influence and I love it. I'm not sure if I could get away with a backwards hair net and pink brace as a fashion statement, however, I did give it a try with a lime pencil skirt and soft pink shirt, necklace and shoes. I ultimately decided to return these shoes (too similar to my nude pumps), but I do like this for a work look. Which runway designers are your favorites? Are you a fan of blush pink pumps?


Inspiration photo: Alexander McQueen via FabSugar
Shirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $24 (same shirt, similar)
Necklace: H&M, $14
Skirt: Limited, $25
Shoes: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohl's, $30 (returning)
Purse: Calvin Klein/TJ Maxx, $120 (similar)
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and Kohl's $9


































1. Nordstrom lime skirt, $59
2. Topshop lime skirt, $72
3. Anthropologie lime skirt, $39.99
4. Loehmann's yellow skirt, $29.99
5. Urban Outfitters lime skirt, $49

42 comments:

  1. I love your color combination, and love the Topshop skirt you recommended!  Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers, but his stuff is never really wearable for the everyday woman, except for his awesome clutches!  xx

    Pip
    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  2. Cute outfit! Love the blush pumps.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  3. McQueen is actually my fav!  I waited in line at the met for 6 hours to see the exhibit last year :) - worth every second of the wait too - his tailoring was genius and I think Sarah Burton is doing a great job following in his footsteps

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  4. I just love that necklace.....and the outfit is a nice take on your inspiration photo! : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the combination of nude + any bright or neon color...it's a great way for people who are color-hesitant to start out!

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  6. love the top and necklace, not so much the skirt haha

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  7. Gorgeous - you pull off these unsuspectingly matching colors with ease.
    kw, ladiesinnavy

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  8. I think this is an awesome take on such beautiful/weird fashion statement.  Those blush pumps are very pretty!  Did you like the pumps, other than their being similar to ones you already own?

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  9. Hey J! Is your necklace this season or from recent at H&M?

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  10. I loved that you used as an inspiration a runway outfit and made it work in "real life"! The last lime skirt from urban outfiters that you posted is my favorite, the color is amazing!

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  11. I agree that the nude pumps would be better. I love those nude shoes.

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  12. Lovin' the runway inspired look. Your legs look longer and leaner than ever! However, I can't help but notice the wrinkles in the skirt and in your shirt from yesterday's post. I'm not trying to post any negativity, just thought I could offer some friendly advice!

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  13. daintyanddecadentMay 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Such pretty colors and I love the muted pink :-)

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  14. McQueen is my favorite designer! So sad when he took his own life. Such a shame. He was very talented but I think incredibly distressed over his mother's death (or so I read). I also own that necklace! It's heavy but really a nice statement piece: http://fashionatforty.blogspot.com/2012/05/jeans-week-look-4.html
    Niki

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  15. This is simply a lovely outfit. Something about the lime and blush- who knew they went so well together? And what's wrong with a little backwards hair net at a corporate meeting? It would be the crowning glory on your look! Haha teasing!

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  16. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Haha I know, right?! ;-)

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  17. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Too funny, I would describe this necklace as very lightweight! Compared to my Stella & Dot necklaces which are extremely heavy (they use all "real" gemstones), it feels like air! :-)

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  18. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Jess, those are the same shirts, two different colors. The 100% silk material is extremely soft, but unfortunately the bad thing about silk is that it always looks a little wrinkled, even after steaming. I still love silk though! It's beautiful in it's imperfection. :-)

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  19. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Rebecca, yes I like everything about the pumps, I just felt like they were way too similar to my nude pumps. I would like some light pink pumps at some point, but I'm leaning towards a different shade of pink!

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  20. I am in love with that necklace but there is no H&M near me :(. I have the turquoise J crew bubble necklace but am looking for something similar in another color. Will have to keep scouting.

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  21. I love those colors together!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  22. love your outfit MUCH better!!!
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this look!!!

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  24. I really like the blush pink pumps.  I have a pair of nude pumps that have a blushy feel to them.  When I wore them a couple of weeks ago, a sweet elderly woman told me how nice it is to see girls in pumps again.  She scowled as she explained she doesn't like all those shoes where the toes stick out lol. She was so cute :)

    Ashley
    www.pinkmargaritapearl.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this outfit - as always you have styled it perfectly and I much prefer your version. When I'm struggling with what to wear, your blog is always the first place I turn to. Great job!

    Maja - clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca

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  26. I love blush shoes! I almost can't take my blush-ish sandels off right now!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  27. Nicely done. 
    Isn't it wonderful when we can translate high end to our everyday lives ?

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  28. Ahhh this is SO cute - I work from home now, and this is making me want to get back to the office! I am your newest follower - yay!

    xo,
    Brooke 
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com 

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  29. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Thanks Brooke and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  30. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Thank you Maja! :-)

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  31. jseverydayfashionMay 31, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    That is hilarious!! I love a good close-toe pump, too. Works in all 4 seasons. :-)

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  32. neon paired with nude is super cute! you just look adorable, like always (:

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  33. ThedoubletakegirlsMay 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Oh we are loving this combination! So cute! Ah, I had a feeling I should have gotten that lime pencil skirt at the Limited... ;) p.s. those shoes should stay in your closet, love them!

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  34. Love the color combination of your outfit!especially necklace and dress!

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  35. I love Ralph Lauren! This is a great look the combo of blush and neon is awesome.

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  36. I think that you are fabulous Jay but neon yellow will never work with a muted pink. Have a look at how he has actually used a burnished gold (another muted colour). You are amazing though and what a smile!

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  37. I absolutely LOVE this! Love the colors together. This looks is perfect for me to wear to work, too. love love love!

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  38. jseverydayfashionJune 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Thank you! :-) I'm a strong believer that if you love every outfit I post, then I'm not doing my job! I also think you should never say never when it comes to fashion - it's way too subjective and the fact that one color combo could look amazing to someone, and hideous to the next is my favorite thing about it. It speaks to all of us differently. :-) 

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  39. obsessed with the skirt you are wearing! so cute & thats a fabulous color on you!

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  40. I have to say I really like the shoes. They're great. But I'm not digging the rest of the outfit. It feels "too old", I think. Also, I'm not a fan of the neon skirt. So I would add a pair of black skinnies instead, tuck the blouse in a little and wear it with a cognac bag and belt ;) That's the only way I'd wear it...

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  41. I love this outfit! Neon and nude is such a good pairing. I am especially in love with your necklace, it really completes the outfit. Just came across your blog and I'm loving everything I see. 

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

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  42. Great Reply, thank you xo

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