June 23, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Western













































This is one of my favorite inspiration photos of all time. It's western meets New Mexico, and I love it. When I spotted the blue tribal skirt in the store, it popped into my head to add my blue embroidered shirt, mimicking the pattern mixing she's got going on. In some ways I love the end result and in others it didn't come out like I imagined it, so I'm returning the skirt. I found this Gap shirt for $19 yesterday (make that $9 with a Gap reward), so I'm sticking to the shirt, and will continue to hunt for cute patterned bottoms so I can attempt more print mixing! Would you wear these looks?

Inspiration photo: All the Pretty Birds
Shirt: Banana Republic, $25
Skirt: Francesca's Collections, $35 - returning
Belt: H&M, $4
Shoes: Banana Republic, $25 (similar)
Clutch: c/o LOFT, $28 (similar)
Earrings: Banana Republic, $15
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and Banana $6
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $59


1. Gap shirt, $49.95
2. Piperlime shirt, $42.99
3. Anne Klein shirt, $21.99

37 comments:

  1. Love this outfit - one of my favorites of yours - so cute!! :)

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  2. I love this look! I really like the monochromatic and the pattern on the shirt :-)

    Maria
    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  3. I love your new skirt!  It's a shame you are returning, because I think it looks great and there are a lot of things you can do with it.  I  real love Francesca's and really miss that store!  When I lived in Florida, I bought so much jewelry there and a few pieces of clothing!  I must say though that the clothing is over-priced for the quality.  

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  4. So what do u do about the bra situation with a shirt like that gap shirt? Not wearing one is not an option for me and I find the strapless uncomfortable.

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  5. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    I totally agree! I swear they are selling some of the exact same pieces I just saw in Forever 21, only for 3 times the price. 

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  6. I would totally wear this look! I feel you really have to know what youre doing to pull this off. Love the western style. I like how you added yellow, too. Looks great! I live in Texas so this style is seen more often than not! Great job!
    russellandrose.blogspot.com
    xo

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  7. Love the way you paired it.  Keep the skirt.

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  8. I love the inspiration photo look! I would rock that head to toe. I like your rendition of it, but personally think the belt and shoes are throwing it off a bit for me. Your CL fringe wedges and a funky leather belt might do the trick. Also, would this top work with the tribal shorts you modeled recently? 

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  9. Stunning! Love the Piperlime shirt!

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  10. Why are you returning the skirt? It's so cute! I'm just wondering. Thanks!

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  11. oooh love this one! :)

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  12. Natalie YarbroughJune 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    No way, don't take back that skirt!  I love this outfit!  I much prefer your rendition than the inspiration photo.  

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  13. the shirt and the bag are amazing! 

    ♥ ThankFifi

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  14. I'm not quite loving either looks. They're just too crazy for my taste. While I think the idea in general is great and I do love nice western inspired outfits, these both versions just don't work for me. I like your shirt, though. But I also have to say, you have way cooler shoes than the ones you're wearing in the picture. ;-)

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  15. Great idea, Lora! I'm not in love with the white shoes either and I kept thinking what would look great instead.. and the fringe wedges are such a great choice. The wedges and a leather belt would add a cool edge to the outfit, I think.

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  16. ThedoubletakegirlsJune 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    That shade of blue is so great on you!! 

    www.thedoubletakegirls.com

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  17. I love the outfit!

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  18. I love your outfit much better than the inspiration photo!  I think the pattern mixing works a lot better with your rendition!

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  19. oh no! i LOVE that skirt! it is so fabulous on you!!!

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  20. I think this look is great!  But I can see why you don't think it lives up to the inspiration photo.  

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  21. I totally love the outfit! I think I like it better than the inspiration photo :) Plus the shoes are totally fabulous!!

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  22. I like her skirt with your top.  Both looks are great <3

    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  23. Amy @ Leopard and Lillies.comJune 24, 2012 at 3:51 AM

    I love the way your combo came out!  Such a fun look! 

    Amy

    www.LeopardandLillies.com

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  24. I love ikat prints and tribal prints, but I like a more-involved/softer, *mixed* print............ like the pretty GAP Ikat Braided Cami, (as in #1, Above), which you purchased with your GAP Reward............ instead of, say, a more intense/bolder/more jarring print with fewer patterns in it, (e.g., like your cobalt blue Tribal Print Skirt, Above). 

    I also like yellow AND The "Exposed Zipper" Look, but the deal-breaker~~(i.e., for me!!)~~with your cobalt blue Tribal Print Skirt would've been............ the exposed  *y.e.l.l.o.w.*  zipper at the back of the skirt............ (which can be seen in the Alternate Views in the link)............ because it would've, I think, just made me VERY self-conscious............ (i.e., in the way in which the  *P.O.P.!*  of a yellow zipper seems to rather indiscreetly "stand out" back THERE, haha)!!

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  25. J, you really do have such a great talent putting these combinations together.  It pulled together so well even down to the belt.  This would be a look that I would rock definitely, it's creative, fun, and stylish.

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  26. I personally love the skirt! Are you returning because you don't like the pattern or color so much? I think it's great!

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  27. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    I like the Gap shirt more, and I don't love the slight A-line fit on the skirt (which is hard to see in this picture!).

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  28. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Haha Rosanna, yes the yellow zipper in the back seemed fun at first but I agree it's a little distracting!

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  29. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    I agree! I am on the hunt for a red and white pattern like her skirt to add to my closet!

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  30. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    I think you guys are thinking of the outfit I wore for Cinco de Mayo - it was exactly the combo you are describing. Way too soon to repeat that combo in my book! ;-) http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2012/05/todays-everyday-fashion-cinco-de-mayo.html

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  31. I really like the print of the skirt! I can't wait to see the patterned bottom you end up getting :)

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

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  32. LOVE it! That skirt is adorable

    xo
    Kristin
    www.LivingInColorPrint.com

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  33. It's Francesca's Collections (not closet).  I'm obsessed (:

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  34. jseverydayfashionJune 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Thanks, I fixed it. This was (clearly) my first time shopping there. 

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  35. There's almost an exact replica of the 3rd shirt (of the 3 blue printed ones) at target.  It's regularly $8, on sale this week for $5!

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  36. That color is awesome! I like your look way better than the inspiration!
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  37. I am such a fan of this pattern combo and the bright blue color! I'd totally wear it myself :)

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