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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flags and Turquoise

Red blazer: c/o Daisy Rae  |  Top: Target  |  Jeggings: New York & Company  |  Necklace: Forever 21  |  Wedges: Target (shop)


Last Thursday Tammy invited me to a tour of West Elm's summer collection.  I donned my trusty red blazer as I toured the store and its beautifully vibrant colors!  (See Tammy's recap post of the West Elm tour.)  

If you've read this blog for a while, you might remember that I don't like wearing outfits reminiscent of things like popular holidays or the American flag.  I've slowly been breaking those qualms, and with this outfit I just went for it!  Red, white, and blue, and stripes.  BAM.  But, because I talk a big talk and can't really walk the walk, I added a little turquoise to distract a wee bit from the American flag vibe.  And besides, turquoise and red?  Yes, please.

22 comments:

  1. I can understand not wanting to dress in holiday colors - it can come off really costume-like. But blue and red (and turquoise) work so well together, so this outfit is a win for me!

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  2. that looked like so much fun!!  and I LOVE this blazer.  and you made me laugh with your anti flag dressing desires.  I'd have to agree, except that this outfit looks awesome!!  

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  3. I completely understand with the 'themed clothing'. I can't stand wearing black and orange or red and green together. I also now avoid my alma mater's colors: red and black! This is a really chic version of the flag though! Now, if you had sparklers coming out of your hair, I'd say you've got your toes to the line. :)

    Britt
    Secondhand Magpie

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  4. Sartorial SidelinesWednesday, April 11, 2012

    For what it's worth I totally did not get flag from this - just classic elegance and a perfectly polished casual look. Great blazer!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. I don't wear themed clothes either!  I love wearing red, I love wearing green, I refuse to wear them together!  I'm grateful that a holiday hasn't called dibs on the purple/yellow/pink combination.
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  6. Turquoise and red is one of my favs too...and I think it definitely keeps you from looking like a flag ;)

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  7. Ok...so you totally don't look 'flaggy'. The stripes look great with that blazer...And I think you've inspired me to try out this color combo ; )

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  8. Oh man... I think you look adorable, I am sorry that I said you look patriotic. I meant it as a compliment I swear. :)

    Love your style =)

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  9. Ahahahaha no worries!  I took it as a compliment haha.

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  10. I am the SAME WAY about wearing US flag colors, or holiday colors (particular Christmas or Halloween). I have yet to get over it.

    Also, love that red blazer. 

    And yes to red & turquoise. I'm actually wearing that combo today too. :)

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  11. Gorgeous, love this outfit!!  Just stumbled across your blog, love it!  I'm your newest follower :)

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  12. New shoes or old shoes? I'm looking for a great casual nude pair!

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  13. I think turquoise and red have always looked awesome together.  The turquoise instead of blue makes it a little less American-flag-like :)

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  14. Hi Katie!  Thanks so much for following and for saying hi!  :)

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  15. It doesn't look too American flag at all! I love the turquoise to give the outfit a bright pop. I've been buying only red pieces lately, so I'm turning into a walking Canada flag. Such is life, as long as you like what you wear who cares! :P

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  16. Love this Audrey! The red blouse is fabulous, and the turquoise necklace looks so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  17. The necklace is the perfect touch to distract from the 'Americana' vibe. You look totally cute :)

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  18. I wouldn't have thought American flag, even without the turquoise, although I love that touch.  And I must pick up that red blazer - it's such a beautiful piece. 

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  19. I think if your top had more blue in it, it would look flag-y.  Love that touch of turquoise.  Nice outfit!

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  20. Wow this is fantastic! I love the way it's organized and it's super inspiring! Thanks for sharing this! 

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  21. Oh my gosh...my comment was supposed to go on the 8 pieces 14 outfits post. Whoops. I like this outfit too though! 

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