May 16, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Wish List













































I'm on the fence about this look. I love the J.Crew inspiration, and I gave it a try by inverting the lavender top for a lavender bottom, and a printed bottom for a printed top. I have an ivory/black striped shirt didn't look quite right with this, so a graphic tee did the trick. And I stuck with the theme of printed shoes with my leopard pumps. Today I'm leaving it up to you guys to decide though - would you wear this look? Also, I'm also sharing what is currently on my shopping wish list below! I hope to find the same or similar items over the next few months.

Inspiration: J.Crew
Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Shirt: Zara, $13 (similar, similar)
Pants: Rewind c/o Kohl's, $25
Shoes: Banana Republic, $60 (similar)
Necklace: Banana Republic, $20
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49, My Stella & Dot website $59, Kohl's $9

My June Wish List

1. Colorblock skirt. Limited skirt, $38.43
2. Black printed top. Bluefly blouse, $29.99
3. White sheath dress. Banana Republic dress, $120
4. Kelly green skirt. Express skirt, $41.93
5. Powder blue jeans. Express jeans, $79.90
6. Colorful pumps. Steve Madden shoes, $89.95

64 comments:

  1. I love this look! I think it's great how it's a little thrown together and a little rock n roll.
    I like it when you play outside the box!

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  2. I would totally wear it. It's kind of rock n' roll.

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  3. I'm so glad the color block skirt is on your list.  I just purchased it and am not sure what top to wear with it....  Orange and yellow are out as I look awful in those colors...  I was thinking a hot pink or red top...  maybe coral.  What do you plan on wearing with it?  THANKS!!!!

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  4. I love that colorblock skirt from the Limited. I have a "statement" pencil skirt obsession I think.

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  5. I prefer your look over the Jcrew one. I love the color blocking and prints and it is just a fun look all around :-)

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  6. LOVE the orange/red  and lavender color combo!

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  7. I ABSOLUTELY love this look! I just added it to my pinterest for clothing ideas because it's so cool yet sweet looking at the same time.

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  8. It doesn't feel right to me, but you can pull anything off. I would wear it with darker plum/purple color jeans to push it into my comfort zone. I love the tee. Great shopping list.  Looks like the pencil skirt ban has lifted!!!

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  9. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Andi, I love that idea - my plum jeans might look even better with this. And yes - I did two months with no pencil skirts, but now that shopping ban is over. :-) Lately I've had many occasions to wear them, so I'm on the hunt.

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  10. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Jenny, that skirt is my #1 this month, I've been contemplating a skirt like that for awhile and I'm ready to take the plunge. I'm wanting to do a color-blocked shirt with it - something neutral like camel/black, but also bright colors like pink/red. White and black pretty much go with anything, so any solid color top would look good!

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  11.  I bought the Banana Republic white sheath dress for my engagement photos and love how it fits. However, now that the photos are over I'm at a bit of a loss for how to style it - a white dress seems inappropriate for most occasions. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it or something similar once you track it down!

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  12. as a leopard print maniac.. i am still on the fence about leopard pants. i like how you switched it for shoes instead...

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  13. you definitely pull it off - i don't think i could pull it off - it's a little TOO risky for me (although i have been trying to take more fashion risks) - you rock girl!

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  14. Cute outfit!  I would totally rock it, though I'd probably wear a solid tee/tank (maybe a darker shade of purple) instead of the printed one.  I'm just not a printed tee type of gal.  Love the leopard pumps.  Leopard pumps are on my shopping wish list right now!

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  15. Magdalena AcevedoMay 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    I usually love your looks but this one seems off.  The graphic tee takes away from this outfit for me.

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  16. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Emily, I want to style it with a thick brown belt, brown shoes and a big statement necklace! I think it's a great dress for work or church. If I can't find the Banana one in my size, I'll be looking for a similar dress by Calvin Klein or another good brand.

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  17. I just bought a kelly green skirt like the one on your wish list.  But I have yet to wear it because I am not sure what to wear it with.  What were your thoughts?

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  18. Michelle LaPorteMay 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    I love seeing your wishlist every month. It gives me inspiration for what I want to get in my closet!

    http://michellelivinglifebeautifully.blogspot.com/ 

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  19. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Magdelana, I believe strongly that if you like every outfit I post, I'm not doing my job! :-) The point of J's is to post outfit fails and experiments - because that is often the best way to learn, and I would never want a "perfect" website. The good, the bad, the ugly - you can find it all right here!

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  20. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    I love that color with blue tones, yellow tones, even purple. I don't have any specific outfits in mind (I generally don't when I buy an item), but I know that skirt has tons of potential!

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  21. I am new to your site and already in love. My outfit today is inspired by you! Thank you for taking me outside of my comfort zone :)
    Love the skirt and the shoes!! Both are currently on my shopping list.  Aldo has some great colorful pumps http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/women/shoes/high-heels/89276782-lillig/6

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  22. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Thanks Marissa, so glad I could inspire you! And great minds think alike because I also have my eye on those Aldo pumps! I've found that Aldo shoes aren't very comfy (the fit is strange, maybe it's my big feet?). But I love the color!

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  23. I like your look better!!  And I have a question for you too about your Limited pink jeans.  I tried them on in the store and they fit perfectly, but the sales associate told me to go down a size because they stretch quite a bit.  Only problem is they don't have a size smaller online or in stores.  What has your experience been with yours?  Do they stretch out a lot?  Thanks J!  LOVE your blog.  


    xo,

    Abby

    http://abbyisalldolledup.wordpress.com

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  24. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Thanks Abby! I haven't worn the pink jeans yet. (I try to save my new stuff and wear it slowly throughout the month.) I can already tell I'm going to have to put them in the dryer though. I got my normal size, but only because the size smaller wasn't available. They fit great through the hips/legs, but the waist seems big so hopefully they don't wind up stretching out too much!

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  25. I know I've said this before, but I think I like your version better!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  26. I have a green pencil skirt and I have worn it 4 ways so far.  With a navy blue/white polka dot blouse, with a black and white striped shirt (my favorite and got the most compliments), with a pale minty lace sleeved tee, and with plain white.  I'd love to find a soft yellow to wear with it.

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  27. I think it would look great with cobalt blue.

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  28. I actually think this combo is cute--I couldn't pull it off, but I like the look!

    Your wishlists and outfits have really inspired me to shop with more intention--I went to Forever 21 on my lunch break and usually I just kind of wander aimlessly, but today I had my little wishlist with me (based on some inspiration outfits from your blog!) and I made sure I got what I came for with the intention of actually mixing and matching some pieces! I'm hoping to find some items I can actually wear more than once. It was still overwhelming, but a little less so.

    It does seem like they've changed their return policy--I tried to return a few items I was iffy about without a receipt and they said they no longer do that :(

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  29. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Mara, that sounds like a great strategy for shopping F21! And thanks for the heads up about their return policy, I've been meaning to update that old post with that info! :-)

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  30. I love this look!  It's one of my favorites, actually.  I think that the graphic tee and the shoes make it. :)

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  31. Hey J! I love your blog! Sometimes I'm unable to view your photos (usually the examples of similar items show up, but not always). Do you have any idea why this might be? I use Google Reader primarily (but this is still true when I click through to your blog sometimes) in Google Chrome. Thanks for any thoughts!! Keep up the awesome work!

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  32. Long time reader, first time to comment (:
    Your blog offers realistic fashion ideas AND reasonable prices for cute outfits!!! You’re one of a kind and it’s just really refreshing!
    I don’t even have a fashion blog … mine is my amateur photography, but I work full time in an office setting, so checking your blog everyday for my fashion inspiration is always a treat (:
    http://capturingsimplicity.wordpress.com/

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  33. This is a cute look J! Question---I notice you are wearing close-toed shoes here, but I assume it's warm out? Do you think close-toe shoes are appropriate for a formal Spring wedding? I don't have any open-toe ones that match my dress!

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  34. hmm, I'm not crazy about the graphic print...love the rest though!

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  35. That is exactly how they fit me too. But they are so cute, I might just have to go back and get them.  Like you said, there is always the dryer!  Thanks J!! :)

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  36. Love how you took the j.crew look, flipped the color around a bit, and made it look better than the inspiration photo! Love the graphic tee too!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  37. the Jcrew leopard print is more yellow which goes better with the lavender than your orange-brown based print shoe, plus your cardigan has a boatneck shaped collar which doesn't lay as nice and with your short necklace...that stops the eye up top as well - the jcrew cardigan has a long V neckline and the necklace is long and visually pleasing
    plus her orange cardigan is actually completed visually by her orange toe polish - they think of everything - geez!!! I totally love your tee and pants together with her shoes - a blk.wht print that would rock the look! 

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  38. http://goo.gl/zyrou

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  39. I'm not a fan of lavender and red together, so this doesn't do much for me.  I'd much prefer to see a darker/brighter purple with the red. 
    I love your wish list, however. 

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  40. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Casey, yes absolutely! I think close-toe pumps work year-round. (Whereas open-toe is not so great for winter.) A lighter color like nude is perfect for summer, but you could get away with a black close-toe now, too!

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  41. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Paula, boo, that is no fun. No idea why it is doing that. I am moving to self-hosting this fall, so I will keep that in mind when talking to my developers! Thanks for the heads up!

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  42. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Thank you so much Angela, I'm so happy you said hi! And thank you for the kind feedback, I really appreciate it! :-)

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  43. jseverydayfashionMay 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Gina, this is exactly why I like posting outfit "fails/experiments" like these - it gets the noggin thinking. These are all great observations!

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  44. I really like how you reinvented this look. I would never think to wear lavender pants but you're rocking them! Shoes are a great touch too. 

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  45. LOVE this color combo.... you wear it well, and I like it much better than the J Crew version!

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  46.     
    You look soo pretty! The dress
    suits you very well, I’m in love with your style!

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  47. Uhmm...I would totally wear this outfit, but no heels for me :-)

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  48. J, Old Navy has the blue rocker pants on sale for $15 right now :) <3 your blog! 

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  49. I really like the look of your outfit but I'd lose or change the necklace. Nice shoes!

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  50. I don't like to say this, but it's def. an outfit fail for me. It doesn't match at all. Also I'm not a big fan of lavender and red together, but that's just my personal opinion. So no, I wouldn't wear this look.

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  51. Do not like and would never wear a graphic tee.  The blouse on your wishlist would be much better.  Better neckline too!

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  52. a cute and creative look, but for your age group!!!

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  53. jseverydayfashionMay 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    I was thinking the same thing! The shirt on my wish list almost matches the J.Crew pants! :-)

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  54. jseverydayfashionMay 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    I totally agree with you on this one Lena! Not my personal style. 

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  55. Agreed.  I think the graphic tee is the one thing that didn't work for me looking at this outfit.  I also agree that the wish list blouse would work better. :)

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  56. I just *love* your graphic tee, lavender jeans, and leopard pumps together!!    Since there seems to be a fair amount of CORAL in your graphic tee............ (i.e., with the coral car and the coral logo, to kind of "correspond to" the coral cardigan in the Inspiration Photo)............ I *wonder* how a CAMEL cardigan;  or a CAMEL (summer-weight) blazer............ to then "bring out" the TAN colors in your graphic tee would look?    A "warm-toned" camel cardigan or blazer might (?) also look nice with your leopard shoes, too. 

    Instead of then wearing a necklace, some small coral earrings (in a strong teardrop shape) similar to your Stella and Dot Serenity Stone Jade Earrings~~~except slightly-smaller and in a CORAL color instead~~~might (?) then be pretty to wear............ i.e., just to "pick up" the coral colors in your graphic tee. 

    **Note:  Since it's your blog, I personally don't feel that you should "have to" post an outfit every day that's realistically wearable, J., because............ (as you can see from the number of really  *G.*R.*E.*A.*T.*  Comments generated here;  AND on your Facebook page!!)............ when you post about the PROCESS of putting an outfit together;  and whether OR not a specific outfit really "works"............ as opposed to a perfectly "Finished-Set-And-Done" Outfit............ well, then you're essentially "inviting" your Readers INTO............ your mind's amazing Creative Process that YOU use  as a Professional Fashion Stylist!!    (You also~~in your blog's Mission Statement~~actually write about sharing your failed fashion attempts AND your fashion experiments, too, with your Readers). 

    Additionally, (in my humble opinion), it's SUCH a sign of genuine  *R.*E.*S.*P.*E.*C.*T.*  to your Readers when you "consult" with us, by simply............ ASKING our honest fashion opinions!!    Your Readers feel very, very *valued*, J., when OUR~~(i.n.e.x.p.e.r.t.!!)~~fashion opinions are then............ "taken seriously"............ by WONDERFULLY-CREATIVE you!!

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  57. You just inspired my outfit for speed dating tonight!  Lavender straight-legged pants, white v-neck tee with bright red lip-print, leopard print round-toe wedges, lots of layered gold jewelry. Thank you!

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  58. jseverydayfashionMay 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Cuteness! Have fun tonight!

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  59. jseverydayfashionMay 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Thank you for this feedback Rosanna! I do very much value you guy's opinions. I don't think there are really ever any "wrong" fashion opinions, and I don't really consider myself to be a fashion expert, so it's fun to open the floor and hear what you guys (really) think, too! :-) 

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  60.    
    A wonderful post... love
    the clothing.. !

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  61. Yesterday I got the same pants from Kohl's in red/'watermelon', and I noticed one of your previous posts featuring red pants with a neutral top. Any other suggestions on what color/style/tops would look good with these pants?

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  62. jseverydayfashionJune 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Hi Lauren, here is a link to my Flashback Friday post, with 9 ways to wear red pants. I think mine are a slightly different color than the ones you are describing though? http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/11/flashback-friday-red-pants.html

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  63. Thank you for the link! Those are some very helpful ideas! :-) The pants aren't exactly a brick red, per se, however they would go perfectly with any of the outfits you posted since it is a version of red!

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