24 January 2012

Fuchsia Green Grey

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So this outfit looked better in my head, even though I know in real life it's not terrible (it's not terrible, right?) I've always been a fan of those gals who can rock a pair of crumbly baggy pants with sky high heels, a ratty men's undershirt of a tank and some sort of jacket and make it all seem like a legit ensemble. It has always seemed so laidback cool to me - like she cares but she doesn't, she's polished but in a really casual comfort-first way, she's sexy but doesn't need to flaunt it. Sure, most of those gals are usually named Beyonce or Halle Berry or at minimum 5'10" tall sans shoes, but who gets hung up on details?

I figured if I played around with the fit of the pieces, add in a collared shirt and some color, I could make it work appropriate and more realistic for a shortie like myself. And though I don't dislike this look, one of my first thoughts after I glanced in the mirror was "wannabe hipster farmer flight attendant" so that started things off well. Hey y'all, would you like some raw Spanish peanuts or pretzels with organic fleur de sel?

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So that's me explaining away my outfit, like I need to defend (or excuse) myself for my style choices. Which I know I don't. And if something doesn't work, well, chances are that I'm the only one that'll really notice and lesson learned. But I'm really comfortable. And I'm fairly certain that I may try another similar ensemble again because as much as it doesn't really fit my body (remember these?), I can't help loving a baggy tapered cropped pant.

What do you do when the outfit you're wearing is not quite right? Do you roll with the excuses when someone makes a comment about it, mess with it work, or rock it like you meant it? If a trend you like doesn't seem to work for you, do you still keep trying?

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Jacket: Zara jersey blazer (sim here, here, pricey here, neon here)
Top: Old Navy (sim here, tunic here, pricey here or pink-er here)
Pants: Loft ripstop cargo (1/23 now on super-sale)
Necklace: Definitely Different via Etsy (worn here)
Shoes: Nine West aroundtown (sim flats here)
Bracelet: F21 faceted cube (worn here - sim here)
Clutch: Coach signature poppy demi (old, sim here)

39 comments:

  1. I really REALLY like fuchsia and green together. Those two colors put together make me happy:)

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  2. HUGELY a fan of those heels...they are gorgeous! I love the idea of this look too...I think the only thing that bothers me is the two shades of green together? Really though, it looks great and it's awesome that you tried something new.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Funny, I thought the pants were grey, but when I look back at the Loft site, they call it "river rock green," so I guess it is green!

      I get what you mean by the colors now!

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  3. Sometimes I'll change my outfit 3 times before I walk out the door if I feel like I can't get it just right. Fashion is also about taking risks...sometimes they work, sometimes they don't! But you won't know till you try it on :)

    -Sharon

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  4. I know EXACTLY what you mean. I envy that look- the casually effortlessly chic one you describe, but it just doesn't work on me! Major props to you for trying though- I think it turned out quite good!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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    1. Funny thing is, here I am, essentially wishing for long thin legs so I can hide them all up in baggy cropped pants!

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  5. oooh, the best-dressed woman I ever saw was walking down Madison Avenue in dark slim jeans, pale blue oxford shirt, really fine single-breasted navy blazer, thick but simple gold chain at her neck, small honey-colored leather shoulder bag. Everything fit perfectly. Simple hair, simple makeup (maybe none?) and somehow she made everyone else look tacky and over-dressed and trying too hard. I still think about her when I get dressed and I try to tell myself that when you're tall and slim, it's hard not to look good. But still....

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    1. I know what you mean. Some women just always look "done." Even when they're probably not trying. They can throw on a tee and a pair of jeans with a purse and pumps and look effortlessly classic and fantastic for almost anything. Put me in the exact same outfit and people will be asking me why I'm wearing heels to go to the park.

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  6. I love the color combo here Lisa! Being that I can't pull off baggy pants I think they actually look good on you! not that you need my approval, obviously :) Honestly is one of my faves looks. The colors and the easy-going-but-yet-pulled-together feel makes it a winner for me!

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  7. There is nothing worse than feeling unhappy or uncomfortable in an outfit. I too admire an almost haphazard look that reeks of cool!

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    1. At least I can honestly say that I'm perfectly comfortable in my outfit. Now reeking of cool, some may disagree ... ;o)

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  8. I really like your shirt and jacket pairing! The colors are wonderful together. Baggy pants are tough. and I'm haven't been brave enough to attempt it, so kudos to you!

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    1. Thanks! I guess it doesn't work for me that I'm short and don't have stick thin legs to begin with! But shouldn't slouchy pants help that ... oh yeah, except they aren't slouchy on me, haha!

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  9. I love the colour combo and I adore you for being brave enough to rock baggy pants!

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  10. i like the colors a lot! i just can't wear very many greens.. unfortunately it doesn't make me look good. ;)
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  11. "Wannabe hipster farmer flight attendant" - LOL. Yay for fashion risks! I sympathize with your affection for baggy pants ... I have an equivalent affection for flowy clothing, but it just looks shapeless and wrong (instead of statuesque and regal) when you're petite.

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    1. I know what you mean - I love all the ponchos and long flowy skirts out there, but I so could not do that ...

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  12. Love the shoes! And I think the blazer ties everything together beautifully. I'd never have known you were vertically challenged :)

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    1. Oh you're too sweet. I'm never going to post pics of me next to other people now, so I can always "appear" taller, hehe!

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  13. I think it's good to take fashion risks and to experiment. And when you have shoes that are THAT awesome, then you'll always look great!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  14. Those shoes are hot, hot, hot!!! Love them!! Seriously Lisa, we should have a blogger meet-up and have a day of ridiculous shoe and bag shopping. :)
    I know that look you try to go for and always wish I could be that cool/edgy/trendy/chic gal, but it never quite works for me either. I'm always just slightly not there. I'm a sucker for pants that I probably shouldn't really wear too, but that doesn't stop me from rocking them the best I can. As a matter of fact, I just bought pants with a similar shape as yours that are borderline pajama pants. I'm going to put on some high heels and look as cute as I can.
    If an outfit isn't working, I'll try to change what doesn't work and keep it moving or just totally scrape it, but the beauty of fashion is that you can always experiment and try again.

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    1. Oh I love me a good cropped tapered pant - except not on me, haha! Darn you, J. Crew and your colorful cafe capris!

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  15. I know what you mean about baggy cropped pants looking so effortlessly chic on tall girls. I love them too, but invariably look ridiculous in them. So, I might wear them occasionally but never post the pics. hahah. Love your checker top!

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

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  16. Cute shoes Lisa! I think those pants look great on you.When I have to struggle with an outfit, I usually go on to something else. If you don't feel good about it, others will definitely pick that vibe up.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. I think each individual item is adorable, but I'm not so sure about all of them together. I love the button-down, and the jacket with it is cute!

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, I think the colors have something to do with it, and probably the fit of the pants on me. Ah well, you learn and live!

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  18. I actually really like this! I can totally picture you in some baggy, cropped wool trousers now too. The color combo is spot on, and of course you're adorable!

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  19. woohoo! skyhigh fuschia heels go a long way to imbuing the outfit with 'tall' confidence. very cute too!

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    1. For some reason I had it in my head that I must wear the pants with these shoes - you know when you get a pairing in your head and gotta make it work regardless?

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  20. Cool colour combination in this look!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the outfit, no questioning yourself! As long as you feel good, you look good. I love the casual look with the heels and the pop of color in the shirt, heels and the little clutch.

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  22. love it!!!

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  23. I love the color combination and those shoes are amazing. The pants aren't my favorite, but they do look comfy, if just a little wrinkled?

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    1. This is one where comfy won out over all else! And everyone should be glad I take my outfit pics at the beginning of each day, because I look like a terrible wrinkly mess regardless by 5pm! ;o)

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  24. I actually love it! I have that same pink top...looks perfect with the green!

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  25. I like that green blazer! I have been looking for different colored blazers :) but something that can work with work clothes too!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  26. I have those shoes just in the snakeskin print instead! I love this outfit green and pink is a perfect color combo in my mind. You don't have to be Halle Berry, Beyonce or 5'10 to make a look work. I think it's great you took a chance on something new and t turned out FANTASTIC!!

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  27. Love this outfit, especially your shoes!

    http://sagaofafatshionista.blogspot.com/

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