10 January 2013

One Cool Cat

mint & camel  mint & camel

Hey ladies, please check me out today on Franziska's blog! She has featured me in her Behind the Blog series - thanks again, girl, I'm so flattered!

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I know I spent yesterday's post talking about the need to do something with my wardrobe so I can give all my clothes a fair shake at being worn - and thanks for all your organization tips, ladies, btw - so in my attempt at being a sartorial egalitarian, I probably shouldn't talk about favorites from my closet.

Meaning my entire outfit today. 

mint & camel  mint & camel

Like this jacket, which is perfect for the mild SE winters and has shiny gold buttons to boot (plus it makes me feel kind of tough - OK, tough in that I-have-a-white-collar-job-and-like-to-eat-lunch-at-Panera-Bread-while-sipping-ice-green-tea-through-a-straw kind of way). Or these pumps, which are new, but are officially unofficially my favorite pair of animal print shoes because of the pointed toe, bow detail and loads of insole padding. This sweater, which is my favorite winter-appropriate pastel shade - and has sparkles. The necklace, which goes with pretty much everything. The skirt, which is nubbly wool warm, in a classic shape and neutral colors - but it's colorblocked, so bam, it's contemporary.

I can't help but loving all these pieces, so I had to gather them together into an outfit. So be prepared to see these guys under different guises again and again pretty soon. And to all the other clothes in my closet waiting to be worn - I still love you guys, I'll be back soon. At least it's warm in there!

What are some of the favorite pieces from your closet that you find yourself reaching to wear again and again?

mint & camel

mint & camel

Jacket: J.Crew downtown field (worn here - sim, cheap, pricey, luxe)
Sweater: Pim & Larkin via Piperlime sequin stripe (worn here - sim, w/navy, pricey, sim peach)
Skirt: J.Crew factory colorblock (sim blue or black, pleated, a-line)
Scarf: street vendor (sim, sim, sim)
Necklace: Anthropologie ampay (worn here - sim-ish, sim green)
Bracelets: J.Crew, Asos (sim, sim, all-in-one)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson jaide leopard (sim, slingback, bigger bow)

88 comments:

  1. I find myself wearing my red pants a lot, there are days when I have to make myself wear something else.

    I love your sweater and it looks amazing with that necklace. Wish it was mild enough here for a mild jacket, I'm freezing my butt off!

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    1. It's been really warm here in the SE lately - I kind of wish for at least one good snow!

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  2. I love your leopard shoes today...they are super cute. I've been wearing both my red jeans and royal blue jeans like they are going out of style. I reach for them more than my regular blue jeans. It's still pretty warm down here in Florida, so I'm not wearing too many jackets these days.

    Moody Girl In Style

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    1. I need to get some bright blue jeans - I got a pair from Loft way back when but they stretched out so badly after one wear, they were ridiculous!

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  3. Great interview! She asked some great questions & I loved your answers. Today's look is fabulous. I tend to reach for my skinny jeans way too much. Sometimes I have to force myself into pants or a skirt.

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    1. I love jeans, that's pretty much all I wear on the weekends!

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  4. Saluting the shoes.....I will head over to Franziska's blog now !!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this outfit!!!!

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  6. Lisa, we both seem to have a thing for shoes with bows. :)
    I love everything about this outfit so I totally understand why you love it so much too. My most recent post featured all my favorites, the black and white sweater I got from Madewell is something I'm constantly tempted to wear.

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  7. How cute are those shoes? Love the little bow detail!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  8. I want to rip those shoes off your feet! I'm in love...

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  9. you look fantastic!! the colours are so fun!

    i love the advice you gave in the interview of blogging because you want to, not because you think you have to. bravo!

    phiphi's blog

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  10. Really like this combination of camel and aqua, and those shoes are adorable! Found your blog via your interview at Franish, great interview :)

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  11. How adorable are the bows on your leopard heels?!

    I'm constantly wearing my chambray shirt and shocker-my striped tops. They just go with everything!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Datevitation Giveaway!

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  12. Love your heels. The bows at the back are totally adorable! Anything with bows on, I seem to have a big crush on :)

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  13. That skirt is awesome! Looks very spendy.

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  14. Again, another fab outfit! I love the leopard heels (still regretting of not buying a pair that I saw from a shoe store *sad face*) haha- recently, I've been reaching out my F21 skirts.They are so comfy and it goes with everything.Unfortunately, I have only 2 pieces, black and blue so I just alternately use them :)

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  15. Oh those shoes! Swoon! They are definitely fabulous. This whole look is perfect on you, though! :)

    I would say my favorite go-to pieces are my denim blazer (bought at a boutique in Madrid), my wedge, cognac, knee-high boots and my Marc by Marc Jacobs watch(es).

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  16. Ok I love your new animal print shoes! But I also forgot to mention in your last post--have you ever heard of the app called Stylebook? I got it for my iPad and I LOVE it. It's like the software on Clueless, but much more sophisticated. It takes a while to get all your clothes loaded on there but after that it is very easy to navigate and see what you have and create outfits. You can even add in an inspiration folder where I keep magazine cutouts and some Pins.

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    1. Ooh, I def need to check that out - thanks for letting me know!

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  17. I am in LOVE with that sparkly sweater. The color is gorgeous, and I love that it's glittery.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  18. Great blog dear! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3
    MARC JACOBS GIVEAWAY!

    NEW POST UP!

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  19. I love everything about your outfit today! You look awesome! I hope you wear this combination again and again, and looking forward to seeing other combinations...

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  20. I love your sweater...the color, the sparkles...perfection!

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  21. I read Franish already, and saw your feature there. It was well done!

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  22. Oh wow, this jacket has such nice gold hardware! I'm a big fan of the back of these pumps, too. So cute!

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  23. I have this skirt and I love it. It's perfect.

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  24. I also reach for my field-type jacket time and time again (even when it's not weather appropriate), and I'm thinking of investing in the J Crew one this year - did you find it true to size?

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    1. I think the field jacket runs a smidge large, but it's got waist tabs on the sides to make the waist appear more fitted, plus it's great for layering. I am typically a 2/2P and got this in a XS. I probably could have fit the XXS, but then I couldn't have layered. I think order your reg size if you plan on any layering - plus it doesn't look bad even if you just have one thing on underneath. If you can try the jacket on, I'd say reach for your size and one below just to compare. Hope this helps!

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  25. those pumps are cute. i love the bow accent on the back. usually it's cute shoes that i'm always drawn to in my closet. haha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  26. I love Panera's Green Tea. I'ma join a motorcycle gang next...lol.

    Lisa, you're sort of magic when combining separates. I don't know why I love these pieces together so much, except that the combination has a super clean aesthetic and also seems soothing, like fish. Well, okay, maybe it's weird to find fish soothing, but I do.

    I've gotten so many awesome pieces from GW Boutique lately, it's hard to pick a fave, but I keep reaching for dresses. I like to get dressed all in one go :P

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    1. I know, sometimes putting on a dress feels like cheating with getting dressed, hehe!

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  27. I think the best part about wearing favorites is seeing how many ways you can wear them! While I understand wanting to get more use out of other pieces, there's nothing wrong with going to your favorites :)

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  28. I love the sweater and how the stripe patter kind of continues in the skirt! And those shoes are so cute! I love the bow detailing! :) Found you from Franziska's blog! Now following! :)

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love this skirt!!! It looks great on you! I'm sad I didn't get it when I had the chance:(
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  30. What a gorgeous outfit Lisa. The colors are so beautiful on you and those shoes....love love love.

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  31. That blue looks so pretty on you and I'm really loving those shoes!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  32. I am beyond envious of your bare legs.
    Not happening up here in Jersey.
    Lucky.....

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    1. It's been really warm here in the SE recently - I kind of wish for a good snow!

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  33. do sweats count?

    the sweater will be perfect for spring, too! which should be on its way any time, right? its supposed to be in the upper 40's this weekend. crazy.

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    1. I feel like we're kind of skipping winter here in the SE - it was in the 70s today!

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  34. This is a fabulous outfit!!! Those shoes... I die!

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  35. omgosh love! this outfit is so pretty hon! and the colors are just gorgeous on you.. i'm obsessed w/ teal + pink together hehe.. and i love the pop of print w/ the leopard pumps!

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  36. Your sweater is incredibly beautiful, the color and the shine, I love 'em all! And do I even need to mention how adorable those heels are?
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  37. I never thought baby blue and beige would look good.. well, you proved me wrong! This is absolutely pretty and suits you well :)

    Kisses and Hugs from :
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your aqua is so so pretty with that camel and the shoes are so chic and sweet with those bows. I just bought an aqua ski jacket and teamed it with a honey coloured trou.

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  39. You look so cute, I adore this turquoise color and I love your style! :)

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  40. Those shoes are my favorite par of your outfit. The bow detail is the best!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  41. so pretty - love the necklace with it! I've been loving my camo jeans lately! And my Rag & Bone cardigan. I wear leopard anything a lot!

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  42. I found myself doing some wardrobe rehab recently - it always feels so good afterwards to look and your wardrobe and think, I love everything in here. Loving this mix of colours, you look really chic. As for my favourites? a couple of boucle peplum tops, a longline chunky cardigan and a cute white skirt. x

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  43. love how you styled everything so so cute!

    kristin
    xxx

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  44. I love the shoes and you layered this look!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  45. Wow that sweater is so gorgeous! Love it with the shoes <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  46. Oh me! Oh my! This color combo is making me swoon <3 And I love the subtle matching stripes going on :) Great post, Lisa. Congrats on the feature!

    Tasia

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  47. i love the color of your sweater! and the leopard shoes are so cute with the bows xx

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  48. Adore your heels!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  49. That color sweater is beautiful and looks absolutely gorgeous on you. And sparkles! I definitely have closet favorites too, but mine are more about weather-appropriateness. Like I love my boring black tights that are 100 dernier because even in Scotland on the wintery days, I don't feel the wind through those things. Not something necessary when I lived in the SE though ;) Very jealous of your bare legs... in JANUARY!

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  50. Lisa, I love that skirt... and those heels are so adorably chic!!! I know it's a bit late, but Happy 2013!!! Cheers to all the best the new year has in store for all of us. :)))

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  51. Yes, those pumps would be my favorite too! And with the cute bow and mixed leather?! So cute!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  52. those shoes are so cute!! and love the skirt and sweater together!

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  53. Love this whole pairing - the stripes, the colors, the leopard pumps! So cute!

    So glad I found you - I'll be following to see more!
    -Tiffany
    http://stylesidebar.blogspot.com

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  54. Those are some seriously cute leopard pumps! Love the turquoise and camel combo as well also the color blocking!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  55. Those pumps are seriously gorgeous, love them!

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  56. i love the sparkly sweater! i never would've thought to pair it with that skirt. you look amazing!

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  57. amazing, always loving your purposes!
    wish you the best for thi 2013
    hope we could follow each other, feel free to do it.
    love your blog

    www.malesclurch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  58. That sweater is SO pretty, and those shoes?! So fabulous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  59. I love that skirt on you. Neutral with a twist =) Enjoy your week, Lisa!

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  60. I love everything in this outfit, but my favorite is that coat! Seriously! The shiny gold details make it so dressy!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    the shop of worldly delights

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  61. Such a pretty sweater, and LOVE the shoes!

    Jamie
    forevereightyone.blogspot.com

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  62. Those shoes, I love those super cute shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  63. This sweater is gorgeous, what a beautiful color on you!

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  64. These shoes are adorable and the color of your sweater is gorgeous! I seem to reach for my colored denim and chambray shirt the most. They are so versatile! Heather

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  65. i love everything about this look!!! you look amazing. love all the different colors and patterns. :)

    happy new year!!!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX

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  66. Your attempts to be a closet egalitarian are really admirable - I should really try the same, but I definitely have pieces that are my favourites and then, well, the rest of my closet that I mix in occasionally :) And who could blame a girl? After all, your favourits are all gorgeous, and they go perfectly together besides! I love the combination of turquoise and camel, it's just too pretty!
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  67. I'm wearing the black & white version of that skirt for the first time today. It's so comfy and warm and classy! You make the camel look amazing, too. It's either too bad or a good thing that it's sold out or I'd be grabbing it, too.

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  68. I love those shoes. They are actually on sale right now--bonus! I have a green suit coat that I get compliments every time I wear it. Makes me want to wear it every day :)

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