Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rolling Your Sleeves All Fancy Like

Dress: Target (similar; exact dress in plus size, petite version)  |  Denim Jacket: Forever 21 (similar #1, similar #2)  |  Wedges: Kohl's (shop)  |  Belt: Target

Who am I kidding?  This jacket maybe lasted an hour.  Weather, heat, blah blah, whine whine.

Let's move on to more helpful things.  Thanks to Anne, I pinned an article filled with tips from a J.Crew stylist on how to execute those little touches that make an outfit special.  One of those tips was a modified way of rolling your sleeves.  The stylist teaches you how to leave the cuff hanging out, rather than tucked inward, to give it a more relaxed, and "less sterile" vibe.  I've always wondered how J.Crew makes the sleeves look so dang cute on the in-store displays!  Check out the pin to find out how easy it is.  

I tried it here, buuuuut, as I'm re-reading the article right now I realized that I actually did it incorrectly.  Whoops, haha.  Turns out I don't read things carefully.  Whatever, practice makes perfect!  And someday it will be cold and I will be able to wear a long sleeved shirt and exercise my pro J.Crew stylist skills!



25 comments:

  1. Maybe you did it wrong, but it still looks great! lol xoxo

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  2. I'll have to visit that site. I love the rolled sleeve look on men. Proper jeans, a decent pair of shoes, and a button-up with sleeves rolled to the forearm- RAWR!


    -Rachel
    How Bout Some Cake

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  3. The way you rolled them looks good to me, haha! Well done


    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks good just the way you did it!! Oh, and I live in Texas so I can't wear jean jackets yet, or even really move on to wear fall clothes, it's still too darn hot!!! LOL

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  5. That's so funny - I saw that article a week or two ago and so today I did the same things with the sleeves of my collared shirt! It's definitely fall here in Michigan, so I even went for extra credit and added a cardigan with it, too. I think I'm with you, though - I'm sure I did it exactly right. It seems like it would work better if I had someone do it to me as opposed to doing it on myself.

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  6. I mean, I'm NOT sure I did it right.

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  7. Love your outfit. I think a jean jacket is a must. I recently re-discovered mine. I love how versatile it is.

    Agi:)

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  8. I checked out the pin. Not sure how I feel about the messy rolled cuff, but I can't wait to try the cuff thing. Thanks for sharing?

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  9. I didn't even consider that there were different ways to roll sleeves... huh. Guess I'll have to look into that. (:

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  10. Ha - I was about to comment that hey, I saw that same pin... and then realized you repinned from me :) Aren't all the tips super great? I think it helps the rolled sleeves stay in position better too, which is a bonus. Love how the jacket looks with your dress - too bad your weather wouldn't cooperate.

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  11. I just read that article too! Soooo helpful! Loved the rolled denim jacket!

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  12. I wear a dress shirt to wrk everyday for our dress code but I have my sleeves rolled up within 15 min of work so I am definitely going to look into this. Thanks!

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  13. I saw that pin! I tried out that rolling technique on my latest outfit post, but since the sleeves were so sheer/lightweight, they just kept falling. Looks cute in the pics though :) I'm sure it'd work better with your jacket!

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  14. What a pretty dress - it's fabulous on your coloring! And thanks for sharing that pin!

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  15. pretty little thingsWednesday, September 26, 2012

    love this dress from target - it looks great on you! xo


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  16. Cute dress!and i really like how you've styled it!
    http://www.asparklyhanger.blogspot.ro/

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  17. I love that dress and your sleeves : ) Bummed that Target was already sold out of the petite size!

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  18. Awesome tip, thanks for sharing that article! I need all the help I can get ;)

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  19. oliviamoone.blogspot.comWednesday, September 26, 2012

    love the denim touch here! you can wear this anywhere!

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  20. I read that article a few weeks ago - the sleeve trick is probably the only one I'll actually recreate. Some of the tips were a bit strange, ya know?

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  21. Thanks for the tip! I am gonna give it a try. Those J Crew models always look so chic...as do you!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  22. I liked the one about tapering the ends of a scarf, and I thought the pant cuff one was interesting--I'd never seen that before. Not sure how I feel about that, but I'm gonna experiment with it at least. But yeah, I couldn't even remember what the other ones were that might have been strange so I just looked right now, and I agree with you. I had totally glossed over them haha.

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  23. Thanks for the article! I've always wondered why my sleeve rolls didn't look quite "right" - I'll try out this trick next time! :)

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  24. Caitlin @ Greater Than RubiesSunday, October 14, 2012

    I recently came across the same article and LOVE the way it's changed "the little touches." I really like the way it looks on your denim jacket. Adorbs.

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