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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Love Potion

Top: H&M  |  Cardigan: Target (shop)  |  Skirt: Buffalo Exchange (Worthington brand at JCPenny)
Belt: Lulus.com  |  Boots: Dolce Vita via Macy's, gifted  |  Tote: gifted (shop)

My outfit was stolen from inspired by the lovely and fashionable Kristina J.  I found it while stalking her archives, stumbling upon these outfits.  I had all intentions of replicating it with a red skirt that I thrifted a few months ago, never hemmed (story of my life), and didn't know how to style.  Most red skirt inspirations I found involved grey or lace and cream and were very sweet and pretty, but I didn't feel like those represented my style.  I absolutely love the boldness Kristina's outfit has with the striped cardigan, a graphic tee, and a sturdy bag and boots.  I had the red skirt on, but at the last minute I went with yellow.  While it doesn't solve my problem of still not knowing how to style my red skirt, I've gotta say that I love this outfit.

One thing you should know about this outfit--a warning, if you will--is that it attracts men like white on rice.  Okay, maybe that's not a warning to some of you, rather, a secret key.  :)  I dunno what it is, but guys were turning on the flirting hardcore, even as I tried to walk away.  On two separate occasions, flashing my wedding ring was what finally put an end to it.  It was mostly in good humor, and thankfully nothing creepy, but all I could think was, "Is there some magic potion in this outfit or something?"  Single ladies, who knows?  This outfit could change your life.  ;)

44 comments:

  1. This is super cute! Love that cardigan!

    sweetenedstyle.blogspot.com

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  2. The proportions and colors and shapes are amazing! I can see why you got hit on so much... I think the powerful belt is what really saves this outfit, too, because with the horizontal stripes and the longer lengths of the skirt and sweater, losing your waist would have really overwhelmed you.

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  3. Well, you do look pretty fab, so the guys got it right... And getting lots of use out of that investment tote already, I see :)

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  4. Love this look!  Umm..how did I not see that cardi at Target the other day?!  

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  5. Ha! Well you do look HOT!

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  6. just stumbled upon your blog! I love the concept of remixing and making a working closet...some of the reasons I started my blog as well!
    anyway, I'm a sucker for both stripes and yellow...so I love this outfit! very classic and put together.

    -Melina
    thecaffeinatedcloset.blogpsot.com

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  7. Apparently I need to... wear an outfit like that. Can I borrow yours?

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  8. You look so cute! Love the color combo...and Kristina J is super inspriing :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  9. So cute! I am in love with your yellow skirt and the strips!

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  10. first, you're adorable. i'm loving the outfit too. that yellow skirt really makes it pop. you wear it well!

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  11. Online only!  On sale right now for $14, too!  http://www.target.com/p/Mossimo-Supply-Co-Juniors-Long-Sleeve-Cardigan/-/A-13520111

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  12. Love the skirt!!!  Such a cute outfit too!  Plus, you're beautiful, which I am thinking is a big part of the attraction!! :)

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  13. love the yellow skirt, it's adorable :) lovely blog xx

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  14. i love this outfit!! seriously it is so darn cute.a nd great cardi i love target for many many reasons

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  15. Yellow and navy is one of my favorite combinations! Flawless.
    Love your style; I'm following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  16. I LOVE this outfit!  you are so cute and i love your blog!  new follower!!

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  17. You are so adorable!  That bag is pretty cute too!

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  18. Hi Katie!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for following!

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  19. Hi Annie!  Thanks for coming by and for following.  :)

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  20. i came thiiiiiiiiiis close to buying a mustard pencil skirt today. darn it. now i want it more.

    have to go back to the store!! 

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  21. Yes, go get it!  I wasn't sure about it when I bought it, but I've found so many uses for it so far.  It's been one of the pieces I bought last year year that has pleasantly surprised me.

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  22. loving that yellow skirt. nice post!

    xx
    Alexa
    http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

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  23. Just wanted to say hi, and that I just caught up with your archives-love your style! Your outfits are so cute but do-able. Thanks!

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  24. Hi Jessica!  Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement!  

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your smile, it's so infectious!! <3

    vonnie <3ohsovonnie.blogspot.com

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  26. Rachel - for the birdsThursday, January 05, 2012

    I love Navy Stripes on Yellow! (and on red!) That is so funny that this was a man-magnet outfit. Maybe men are attracted to yellow? (like bees)? haha! ♥Rachel (ftb)

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  27. i love everything about this outfit -- from the bold stripes, to the yellow skirt, to the boots.  super stylish and i want it! :)  we would love for you to link up with us on sunday "sunday best". we need some help with ideas on things to wear to church, so any skirts or dresses you would like to share with us would be great! hope to see you sunday!

    -marie
    griffithsrated.blogspot.com

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  28. Haha, I can see why the men were loving it :) It's super flattering and sexy, but still really approachable and fun. I love that skirt, and it looks great with that striped cardi!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  29. Too funny! Maybe it's the color yellow? Yellow and some type of deep or navy blue is one of my favorite color combos.

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  30. i love this outfit, no wonder you got a lot of compliments on it!  ;) i have a couple yellow skirts, now i think i need a navy & white striped cardigan too!

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  31. ThreadsAndButtonsFriday, January 06, 2012

    I always love this yellow skirt, so I'm glad you went with it.  A magical flirtation outfit huh? I may have to try this out and see if it works on my husband ;)

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I wanted to return the favor and say "hi" back to you!  And I love that belt, it's really cute and it almost makes the shirt and skirt feel like a dress - in a good way!  I love the look!

    Bethie the Boo

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  33. Thanks for your sweet comment- you probably did hear about Dress for Success on What Not to Wear (they were also on Oprah!) I just love your style- yellow and nautical is such a great combo! No surprise on the man attraction- you are stunning!

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  34. What a beautiful, cheerful outfit.  That skirt was such a great find, the color is fantastic on you.  I love it paired with the navy and white stripes!  You are gorgeous, no surprise the men thought so too :D

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  35. LOVE THIS! It's so perfect. Pinned it!

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  36. I think this look gives off a sweet and down to earth vibe. Men can't resist that! Love the summer feel (in January and all).

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  37. Audrey, you are simply adorable girl. I love your outfit. I am such a fan of yellow. Also orange, but people are just now embracing that color. hahaha You look too cute! I'm loving the striped trend and you paired everything immaculately. Now excuse me while I go shopping for all of these items, because I could use someone in my life. hahaha You're a doll and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I can't wait to read more of your posts. :)
    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  38. You are adorable! I love this emsemble!

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  39. oh my gosh!! i LOVE this ensemble!! esp. that bow belt!! you are too cute girl!!

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  40. It was 75-80 degrees here this week.  Couldn't help but feel like summer!

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  41. Haha, that's so funny! You are so cute! I'm pretty sure it was all you and not the outfit. =) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  42. Love how you put this look together.  Love the yellow skirt with the striped cardigan. 

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  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such nice comments
    love this outfit and think a red skirt would look fantastic
    a man magnet you say... lol
    have a great rest of the weekend
    brett

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