July 26, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Guest Post


This is a guest post while J is away. Be sure to check out Whitley's blog, The Queen City Style!

For almost two years now, I've held tight to this image ripped from InStyle magazine, aka my style Bible, as it's been pinned front and center to my inspiration board. Olivia Wilde was nothing short of stunning in this sleek and modern Gucci jumpsuit paired with a House of Lavande gold neck plate and strappy sandals. I recently visited a super stylish friend, and to my surprise, she had the very same image pinned to the back of her closet! Furthermore, she was one step ahead of me in recreating the ensemble with the blouse and pants already stowed in her closet. She was kind enough to let me borrow the pieces for the sake of this outfit recreation. The necklace is the stunning Pegasus by Stella & Dot. The red sash, an item I style frequently on the Queen City Style, belonged to my grandmother. I thought I had styled it every which way until now! The Chanel bag is the one splurge item in my wardrobe, and my most prized treasure--YEARS of hard work and saving went into this! The shoes and earrings are Calvin Klein old.

Inspiration photo: InStyle
Occasion: Night out
Blouse: Diane von Furstenberg, borrowed
Pants: Vince, borrowed
Shoes: Calvin Klein, old
Necklace: Stella & Dot, $198
Purse: Chanel
Sash: Vintage, My grandmother's

35 comments:

  1. Thats classy! I would have went with a hair updo for a more regal look. It also depends on where im going.

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  2. pretty little thingsJuly 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    great colorblocking top! xo

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  3. Whitley, you look gorgeous!  A great interpretation of the inspiration photo!  You and J are so awesome!

    xo Jennywww.crazystylelove.com

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  4. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsJuly 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    fun look!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  5. Marissa@ohhhsolovelyJuly 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    this shirt is bold! props to you for being daring enough to wear it. it's really pretty especially with the slim fit black pants!

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/ 

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  6. Olivia Wilde is a great style icon! Good choice. :)

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  7. Your top is fantastic! :) Great look :)

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  8. The blouse is so colorful! You can definitely pull it off.

    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  9. So cute!  But I could never pull this off! haha

    http://polkadotsandpencilskirts.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love Olivia Wilde! Great way to play into the color block trend!

    xoxo Sarahhttp://fromcoasttocloset.blogspot.com/

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  11. cute look!

    Natalia,  my-crazy-idea.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the inspiration photo and your interpretation. I couldn't pull off styling these pants!

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  13. Tanya, thanks so much!!  As I mentioned, this is one of my fav outfits in the world, and I had a lot of fun interpreting it with modern day elements.  The pants (and the shirt) were borrowed.... I was a little skeptical of how they would look on me, as well, but I am telling I LOVED wearing them!  Thanks for taking the time to comment!  Whitley

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  14. Thanks so much!  I am a huge fan of color blocking.  Well, a huge fan of bold, bright color all around!  This is one of my favorite jumpsuits, and I had so much fun interpreting it.  Thanks for dropping a note. Whitley

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  15. Thank you Emily :)  As I said previously, I was a little iffy on what the pants (borrowed) would look like on me, as well, but then I wore them and did not want to return them!!  Thanks for your note, Whitley

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  16. Thank you Natalia!  Whitley

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  17. Thank you so much.  That blouse was borrowed.  I loved wearing it too :).  Whitley

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  18. Thanks so much.  She was definitely rocking this Gucci jumpsuit!!  Whitley

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  19. Thank you!!  Whitley

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  20. Thank you!  It's a DVF... I've linked to it in my original post, and I believe it is currently available in various solids and patterns.  Whitley

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  21. Thank you!  I had fun trying to recreate the look using a handed-down sash.  Whitley

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  22. Thanks Tiffany!  To be quite honest, this is not my favorite picture of myself, my hair or the location, but it is, by far, my favorite outfit interpretation I've done.  Additionally, it is very rare that I wear my hair down!  I am with you in that if I did this all over again, even though Olivia's hair is down, I'd probably wear mine up :).  Thanks for taking the time to comment.  Whitley

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  23. You look great Whitley! Such a great recreation. Gotta say I'm pretty impressed :)

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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  24. you look amazing!

    http://thechicandcheapblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. The style of pants is very hard to pull off, but you did a fabulous job re-creating the inspiration photo!  You rocked this :)

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  26. Great interpretation!  How did you keep the sash in place?  How does it look from the back?

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  27. Hello!  Thanks so much for your kind words... You may have seen in another comment that I was a little skeptical of them myself, but then I was pleasantly surprised wearing them!   Whitley

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  28. Thanks for taking the time to comment Tanya!  Have a great weekend, Whitley

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  29. I love this inspriation photo and your recreation!! Any tips on how you managed to get that scarf flat without lumps and how you fastened it?

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  30. WhitleyattheQueenCityStyleAugust 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Hi Diane!  Sorry for the slow reply... I am just checking back in on this post after I thought all replies were made :). The fabric of the scarf is very forgiving with regard to wrinkles and very workable.  I pinned it to one side of my pants and just tucked it into my bra at the other end, if you can believe!  Would love for you to visit the Queen City Style anytime!!!  Thanks for asking! Best, Whitley

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  31. WhitleyattheQueenCityStyleAugust 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Hi Alice!  I apologize for the slow reply.  I thought all of the comment replies were made!  I pinned the sash at one side of my waist, and if you can believe it, I tucked the other end into my bra!  There is nothing in the back but the shirt. Thanks so much for asking, and I would love for you to visit the Queen City Style anytime!!  Best, Whitley

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  32. WhitleyattheQueenCityStyleAugust 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Thank you SO much!!!

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  33. WhitleyattheQueenCityStyleAugust 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Thank you Nic!

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  34. WhitleyattheQueenCityStyleAugust 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Thank you!!!  Whitley

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