29 March 2011

Reading with a Dorrie

Feeling academic today in my gingham button-down, khaki skirt and sensible mary janes. All I need is a good hefty read, a bicycle and a sturdy shade tree to sit under. Too bad real life weather is bringing back tinges of winter that is almost literally raining on my parade.

What happened to spring? My legs are covered, my warm jacket is so close, and my fingers are freezing as I type this!

How are you ladies getting by the winter-to-spring transition? Are you wearing your new spring threads despite the chilly March air or still bundled in your winter wools?

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Top: Lands' End Canvas poplin gingham (worn here before)
Sweater: Anthropologie Guinevere roaming frills (worn here before - similar here / here, beige twin here)
Skirt: J. Crew dorrie
Tights: Target
Shoes: Artisan by Clarks (worn here before - similar here or here)

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Time for another Respect the Outfits reader feature! This time, let's go back to one of our fave retailers - Anthropologie! As much as we love the retailer, our wallets can't always afford to buy its stuff. So let's flex our closet-creative juices and please send me your interpretation of an Anthro-inspired outfit featuring no - or very few - actual Anthro pieces. See the first Anthro-inspired reader post for more information and see how some of the other lovely ladies rocked the look!

Please send me your pic and outfit details (and include a link to the original post if you'd like some link love) by Tuesday, April 5 - post will go live next Wednesday! Outfit does not need to be brand new - recent outfits are good too! Pics and info can be sent to respecttheshoes(at)live.com.

42 comments:

  1. I like this library-chic look! The skirt looks infinitely wearable with so many different tops..I need one this color!

    I'm wearing tights with shorts to get through this weird weather.

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  2. Oh, I love the gingham shirt! It's so pretty. I've added gingham to my wishlist, and you definitely make me want to give it a try.

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  3. SOOO ladylike! Love that color combo and the waist flattering style you are rockin'

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Otis and James accessory giveaway

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  4. That skirt is sooo cute!! I have to check it out. How would you say the Lands End top fits? My husband has been obsessed with Lands End canvas lately, but we don't have any stores around here.

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  5. Love the gingham on you! And that skirt is adorable!

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  6. Love this look today. Great cardi for sure and I heart gingham!

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  7. Gorgeous cardigan Lisa, my heart skips a beat for anything embellished and ruffled!

    It was beautiful here last week, it got up to 17 degrees one day. I still wore tights each day with my skirts/dresses but clear (not ready for bare legs just yet!) and traded out heavier knitwear for thinner, espcially my Boden cropped cardis! Chillier and damp today so it was back to black tights, boo!

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  8. you are stunning in blue!!! I love your outfit (what else is new, I love all your outfits Lisa!)

    And I'm not transitioning to spring well at all. I think by ignoring the freezing temps and just foregoing the coat and long sleeves I might actually force the weather to warm up. But it isn't working...so I'm very cold and grumpy. LOL Seriously...I didn't wear long pants over my workout skirt today--and I could see my breath outside. ha ha

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  9. Love the sweater and the gingham shirt! Paired with tan, it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

    www.featherfactor.com

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  10. Here is how I deal with the winter-spring weather. I don't leave the house. LOL. Just kidding. :)

    I love this outfit, and if sunnier and warmer, I could see you on a bicycle. Very cute image!

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  11. I am wondering where spring went too!! It's snowing here! I adore the gingham and the pretty cardi!

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  12. I love this look on you! I can't wait for "real" spring to get here...this erratic weather is driving me crazy!

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  13. You're looking very co-ed chic :) I am slowly working spring coloured button ups (surprise!) into my work wear. Still wearing cords today (temps hovering around freezing as we speak/type). Temps are climbing tho, so can probably start wearing my "regular" dress pants soon. Oh, and pretty heels, as opposed to these tired old ankle boots. It's almost end of March...where's Spring!?!?!

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  14. I just adore a gingham print, and you pull it off so effortlessly! You really look amazing :)

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  15. Aggggh, I want the Dorrie skirt so badly! Seeing this on you makes me want it EVEN MORE. I love the khaki and the plaid together, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be copying that combination with my khaki Belle skirt, teehehehehe....

    As for transitioning from winter to spring, I find that a good light coat is essential! It'll keep you warm on chillier days and you can take it off when the weather warms up. Woohoo!

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  16. I love this outfit. The colors all work so well together. I love the brighter blue with the brown. You look amazing!

    I'm so glad today is actually about 65 degrees. The weather we have been having has been so crazy. I really can't wait for the "real Spring" to be here. :)

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  17. Super cute outfit! I'm happy to say today is the first day I got to break out one of my new rompers. I've been so down with the soggy weather and so over wintery clothes.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the ladylike look! The gingham and ruffles look so nice together. xo style, she wrote

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  19. We finally got some spring weather here in San Francisco!! I debuted my bare legs the other day. Let me tell you - they are pale!!! Hoping the sunshine and warmth is en route to your part of the country. But, in the meantime, at lease you're not letting the cold ruin your fashion fun - I love the gingham shirt you have on here.

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  20. Lovely, I'm a new follower and I think you have such GREAT style!

    The ruffle cardigan, khaki skirt and those maryjanes are wonderful!

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  21. I'm totally obsessing over this combination! You blew me away! I wish the Dorrie hadn't been obscenely short on me. It looks perfect on you, especially with the fun blue hues!

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  22. Love the gingham shirt! Great outfit! I'm definitely starting to wear my spring clothes. The weather can be a little fickle here, but generally we're getting sunny days, so that's awesome!

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  23. omg i love this look!! the gingham print skirt.. and your blue ruffle cardi is SO cute paired together!!

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  24. I'm OBSESSED with that cardigan. Gosh. I swear I think/say this every time I come to your blog, but you are so freakin fabulous.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
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  25. Ugh, I'm still bundled in my winter wools! I think your outfit today is the perfect combo between winter and spring...you have the brighter colors on top, but still a little muted with the brown of your tights and shoes.

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  26. It is so glummy over where I live! Looks like you are making a nice transition for spring .. heck you are wearing a skirt. I can't right now or I would be miserably cold. =0( You look so adorable though! Blue and camel is such a nice color combination.

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  27. I'm pretty much in love with this outfit. The detailing on the sweater is super cute. And I'm in love with those Mary Janes!!!


    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  28. Such an adorable outfit, I love the gingham under the roaming frills cardi - genius! I am still in my winter clothes, and I am so sick of them - boo!

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  29. I know what happened to your spring - WE took it from you! It's supposed to be autumn here, but it feels more like the middle of summer :-)
    You're looking so dang fine in gingham - i love it!
    Yay for your next feature - that was a great theme!

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  30. I'm really loving this look. I'm still bundled up in my sweaters although I'm dying inside to break out my new Spring items!! That cardi is gorgeous & those colors work so well together!!

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  31. YOu look so great in this bright blue sweater...I have been searching eBay for that color sweater for months!! I have the beige motif and love it! I am all about cardigans right now...they are keeping me warm in the morning chill and cool evenings!

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  32. Since discovering your blog, I've admired your sense of style and how you put together your outfits. I also love that you aren't afraid to show your silly side. :)
    So I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out details at leblackbirdcafe.blogspot.com

    Cheers!

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  33. You look great- I love this "professorly" look, if you know what I mean. A little classic, a little funky, a little cute.

    I mean a LOT cute!

    Can't wait for the new feature...hunting around the closet now for something.

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  34. Season transitions are always so hard for me, mainly due to footwear. Too cold for open toe shoes and non tights and too warms for boots! I don't have too many in between shoes!

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  35. You do look academic! I think it might be the color of your skirt. But, love love love the sweater! Anthro always!

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  36. The ruffle on your cardigan is very cute and it looks great with your Dorrie skirt. I bought that too in the blue color, but haven't figured out what top I want to pair it with. Plus, I'm waiting for the weather to warm.

    I had bare legs a few weeks ago and now it is back to freezing. I've pulled out a few spring items, but am still wearing the sweaters. Le sigh!

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  37. I am definitely not wearing my new spring threads despite the chilly weather, because I don't really have any new spring threads :) I am having the hardest time at the shops these days because everything is pale pink and floral, and when I look at the clothes, then think of the weather, I can't possibly imagine wearing them right now. On the upside, there really isn't anymore snow, so that means I can wear regular shoes! Yay!

    I am loving the vibrancy of this blue cardi, and the ruffles are such a pleasant addition. I missed it when you wore it the first time around. I'm looking forward to your next readers feature. I'm going to try to come up with something good!

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  38. I love this outfit. I've actually been inspired by you and have snagged a gingham shirt to wear with my field skirt. I can't wait to debut my "borrowing from the boys" look!

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  39. So pretty! I love the periwinkle blue of your cardigan with the goldenrod color of your skirt. So pretty!

    I still find myself yearning to wear winter clothes, even though spring is just around the corner. I keep looking at my plaid wool skirts, thinking "you did NOT get enough love this summer." Haha!

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  40. Sorry to hear the weather is still sorda cold where you livel; but you look super cute in this outfit! I really love the layering on the top.

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  41. Adorable outfit. I've been hunting down the Rooming Frills in Yellow. Found an XL on eBay. And I bought my first J Crew in years.

    I haven't worn any Spring outfits yet. Tomorrow will be the big day.

    Thank goodness I won't miss this Anthro Readers Outfit. It's on it's way post haste. Or as soon as I read the rest of your posts.

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