Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Second Challenge

When I unveiled these studded Prada booties—the second item in the Bluefly / StyleList America’s Most Stylish blogger contest—my first thought was how gorgeous they were. My second thought was that I might be a little afraid to actually wear them! They are, after all, my first pair of designer shoes. A few steps with these beauties on and any hesitation disappeared. I couldn’t wait to show them off with the perfect outfit!

Although they’re studded, they struck me as more whimsical than edgy. The small, sparkly embellishment covering the rich grey suede recalls a star-filled sky. To play up this mood, I paired them with a delightfully playful piece: a tiered ruffle dress in cotton candy pink. To bring the look back to earth (and to make it more appropriate for the cool fall day), I layered a simple short-sleeved sweater over the dress. So as not to take the spotlight away from the shoes, I kept accessories simple but charming. A polka dot scarf tied into a big floppy bow serves as a belt. The bowler hat makes use of the once forbidden but now favorite color combination of red and pink. A pair of scrunched-up socks completes this girly but chic look.

26 comments:

Kate Lorenz said...

Your look is neck and shoulders above the rest this week. Thanks for giving it some color! Grey and pink are stunning together.

calivintage said...

you look great! i love the pink and red!

Kansas Couture said...

I'm so glad you guys like it! The guest judge was not so convinced. Although I did kind of enjoy being called a crazy vintage girl. :)

Linda said...

I'm not just saying this because I adore you but honestly, your look is the absolute best out of everyone...you rocked it!

Taylor Sterling said...

so cute. I love what you did here!

junebabie said...

I love this outfit! I'll definitely vote for you.

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Amy said...

Wowza!! This outfit is adorable!! You look like you should be walking down the streets of Paris in this outfit. Your look is no contest-Fantastic job sweetie!

xoxo
Amy

thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

alya said...

"Most stylish" is such a subjective term. Certainly this is more individual than most of the other looks, crazy vintage or not. I like it anyway; it'd be all too easy to go the rock route and you didn't so kudos for that!

Dylana said...

WOW! Your skirt is gorgeous! I really want that in my closet!

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Lexie said...

ooo this is such a great look! i love pairing pink and red!

Francesca said...

u def r a crazy vintage girl. not crazy ab the socks but the rest is awesome!


xoxo,
F

lekisskiss.blogspot.com<-- two girls living in nyc and chicago blogging all things fashion!

Lucie said...

the hat and belt are beyond adorable!

lucie
(atasteofvogue.blogspot.com)

xxx

Lainey said...

Those Prada booties are to die for! It looks so good with the outfit you're wearing too. Very chic but edgy at the same time.

Senorita Fashionista said...

Voted for my fellow Kansan! Good luck, you have impeccable style!

piglet said...

I love how you decided to go whimsical with them, and the colours are wonderful! Good luck!

vintagewithatwist said...

This is so cute, I'm very jealous of those shoes

ElasticHeart said...

You look lovely!
I steal those shoes. They are so amazing. I really adore the pink dress.

wreckedstellar said...

i adore the way you styled this outfit- love the red and pink pairing! and of course love those prada booties!

x ws x

Marie said...

I love what you did the the booties... the outfit is great and I voted for you. good luck!!


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grace said...

cool, voted for you!

myedit said...

Even if you don't win (but I'm voting), you are a winner because you scored these amazing booties. Hells yeah!

style-magnet said...

Ahhh girl, so cute!!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

I really love your style, Do you marry me?? Lol

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Une ├ętincelle de mode said...

Oh this skirt is so cute!!!

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Sidewalk Chalk said...

Those boots are beautiful! So cool you get to try them out! - JoAnn

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hello!! I just wanted you to know that I love love LOVE this outfit so much that I named it "outfit of the week" on my blog! Good job on all the great outfits!

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