Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mixing it Up

Sweater: Banana Republic via Plato's Closet, $5 // Skirt: H&M, $10 // Shoes: Payless, gift // Necklace: Goodwill, $1 // Headband: Urban Outfitters, $5 

It is my belief that any neutrals can be mixed and matched, but my principle was put to the test yesterday while getting dressed. I put on this outfit as you see it and found myself desperately longing for my grey sweater to be camel; it would look so much better with the warm tones of the leopard print. I came this close to scrapping the look all together but then decided to power through. After adding accessories, reminding myself of my own "rule" and giving the ensemble a stern stare in the mirror, I decided I loved it just like this.

27 comments:

Fashion Therapist said...

I love this outfit and I'm kicking myself for not buying that skirt. It's so adorable.

Louise said...

This is a great photo of you! Your legs look a mile long and I actually really like the grey with the pop of red. Good job sticking to your neutral guns.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I'm a big fan of wearing all neutrals mixed together. Primary colors paired together is even better! There's a Tory Burch sweater in camel that is paired with red pants and I love the look, so I understand why you wanted to pair those two. However, I love the way you're working it!

April said...

why don't i own that skirt?! love it, and the shoes too! and I like the grey with it - it works so well with the red!

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Christina said...

I love it the way it is! That skirt is the perfect color. And I love that necklace!

Chloe Trayner said...

This outfit is wonderful, the colours work perfectly and you definitely made the right choice keeping it on!

Sarah said...

Gosh I love that headband. Cheapskate me will now go try to recreate it instead of just shopping for one.

Wearing It On My Sleeves

Selected Treasures said...

I love this outfit,especially the necklace and the fact that the whole outfit was so cheap but looks great!

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One Girl said...

Stern stare! Cute - I do that too. Sometimes I close one eye and then the other. A tilt of the head and then finally! Its a yes or no.
I love this and think it really shows your creativity

Beautifully Pure said...

Sometimes the best outfits come from pieces you'd least expect. Congratulations and following through despite your uncertainty in the beginning!

~ Katie

Jennifer Dawn said...

This is lovely! Great pop of color and leopard print.

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Terri said...

I like this version--the camel would be more expected, the grey isn't.

Sophi said...

I think it's a lot more inventive this way anyway! This is my favorite of your recent outfits. It really caught my eye :D

Sophi
oh so sophi

Francesca said...

that skirt is amazing

xoxo,
F

http://lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

Emily said...

The skirt is amazing! The red really pops... you should definitely consider remixing this skirt in a similar fashion for something to wear more towards the holidays! You look super cute.

c o t e said...

this is lovely! i LOVE everything about it, and your hair looks so good on the last post with the pumpkin

Dainty Librarian Vintage said...

That skirt is such a great pop of color. Wonderful outfit!

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TrophyBoutique said...

I am super into grey with bright colors, camel be damned!

(I'm just bitter because I look weird in camel)...

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Kellie W. said...

That skirt looks really good with the gray sweater, I like it! And what a cute necklace!

Polina said...

i really like this outfit! it's so cute and very figure flattering! good job!

Smash said...

Love the bright pop of color with the skirt. And how cute is your bow necklace?!

MELISSA Z. said...

amazing red skirt and lovely flats! <3

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Amy said...

This outfit is one of my FAVORITES on you!! It is so amazing!!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

That skirt is absolutely fantastic! I love the color!

sam said...

Loving the skirt oh so much.

ClosetConfections said...

I have the same skirt in black. Didn't even see the red one... darn it, lol!

Kendra
http://closetconfections.com

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

its amazing what someone can do with clothes. good job.