MIXED MESSAGES: DAY 2

BONUS POST! I totally spaced on starting the week off right on Monday, so two posts today.

Here is another simple way to mix prints: use the same print in different colors. I loved Sarah’s leopard sweater, and used my own pieces to come up with an inspired concoction. A long skinny necklace breaks up the print and adds interest.

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  • Sweater Forever 21 (similar)
  • Blouse J. Crew (similar)
  • Necklace old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Jeans American Eagle (buy)
  • Boots Wanted via Barefeet Shoes (similar)

SOLID INVESTMENT

This look started as a copycat: one of the other teachers wore a denim shirt with black jeans and a grey cardigan and it was super cute. I started with this denim shirt and my black “magic” pants, but then went rogue and added the fur vest and boots. The neon bracelet adds a pop of color.

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  • Vest Forever 21 (similar)
  • Shirt American Eagle (similar)
  • Bracelets Zara (buy), Ebay (buy)
  • Pants Express (buy)
  • Boots Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar)

BABY ONE MORE TIME

This skirt was probably too short for school, but that’s the beauty of the opaque tight. ALL of my skin is totally covered up, so it’s not nearly as scandalous as it could have been. Our school librarian gave this look a hilarious title – and told me to feel free to use it on my blog – but now I can’t remember! Something about a school girl gone bad, but way better than that. Let’s just pretend I remembered and it was awesome.

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  • Blazer Merona via Target (buy)
  • Shirt J.Crew Factory (buy)
  • Pearls Brooks Brothers, Express, mom’s
  • Pin thrifted (similar)
  • Skirt Ebay (buy)
  • Tights American Eagle
  • Shoes Zara (similar)

GRANDE CHARTREUSE

Grande Chartreuse: monks who sell booze who you can’t visit. Now you know.

Nothing super exciting about this outfit, other than the fun color combo. Chartreuse and coral red: you know you bought something in this color 5 years ago from J. Crew!

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  • Necklace ooold?? (similar)
  • Sweater old J. Crew (similar)
  • Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
  • Jeans American Eagle (buy)
  • Shoes Zara (similar)

LIFE’S A BLEACH

This is my favorite kid of outfit: generally classic with a serious bite. The blouse/sweater vest/pencil skirt/loafer combo is nothing new; but add in mixed prints, bleach stains, and studs and you’ve got yourself something to look twice at.

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Yes, that’s pony hair AND studs.

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THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE

Katherine McPhee’s character on Smash was my hair inspiration for this ‘do. Well, my second inspiration… The first was a salesgirl at Gap who has this killer messy bouffant thing going on, but after three failed attempts, I decided it was time for Plan B. All I did was braid tight pigtails starting pretty close to the back of my head and pin them up. I put a Mini Spin Pin near the middle of each braid to help distribute the weight. The pins are not ideally placed (by then i was in a rush), but it still came out pretty cute if you don’t look too closely.

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Tiny sequins on the booty.

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  • Sweater Forever 21 (similar)
  • Shirt J. Crew (similar)
  • Jeans American Eagle (buy)
  • Shoes Dr. Scholl’s via TJ Maxx (similar)
  • Earrings Forever 21 (buy)

Watch Ivy kill it in “They Just Keep Moving The Line” here.

Just Gonna Stand There And Watch Me Burn(out)

I was warned that the other couple we had dinner plans with were coming “very casual”.  That was fine with me, since I spent the first half of this Saturday barfing up the Old Fashioneds I had the night before (NEVER AGAIN.).

I tossed these jeans back on, and immediately grabbed for this favorite burnout sweatshirt that hasn’t gotten much play recently. I threw a bunch of sparkly jewelry on – including this ooold Gap necklace with flannel plaid that ties into a bow in the back. The red boots added a pop of color, and kept the jeans from dragging on the soggy ground outside.

I later added this plaid blazer over for additional warmth, which came in very handy in the chilly Blue Line Lounge.

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I ordered new laces since the ones that came with were way too long and way too bright. I found these on Amazon.

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  • Necklace old Gap (similarish)
  • Sweatshirt old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
  • Rhinestone bangle favor from Indian wedding (similar)
  • Gold Bangle ?? (similar)
  • Watch Fossil (buy)
  • Jeans American Eagle (buy)
  • Shoes Nature Breeze via Barefeet Shoes (buy half size up, last worn)
  • Lips CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Peony (buy)