13 February 2013

Sugary Sweet & Lendperk Winner!

First up - thanks so much to you ladies who entered the Lendperk giveaway for a free dress rental! The winner drawn at random by the ladies over at Lendperk is ...

Amanda C.

Congrats, girl! You will be contacted directly by Lendperk to claim your prize!

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pink & red

Second - let's consider this my officially unofficial early Valentine's Day outfit. Now, you all know I am all about the matchy-matchy, but few of you probably realize the ridiculous amount of time I spend trying to look like I don't try. You know, that utterly exhausting "effortless" thing, which I know I am a big ole failure at - I try, isn't that obvious?

Now as much as I try to not try, one thing I am typically not big on is looking too occasion-appropriate, especially when it comes to holidays. I am that girl who does holiday dressing in any color other than green and red. That girl who refuses pastels for Easter. Who will pretty wear red, white, blue on any day other than the Fourth of July. Yep, that's also me in the "this IS my costume" t-shirt on Halloween.

pink & red  pink & red

So today's outfit is borderline too sweet for me. Even though it is isolated of any frills or poufs or anything considered too overly girly, I did almost snark at myself in the mirror in the morning. I know I am probably one hair bow or string of pearls away from a box of red velour heart-shaped  chocolates.

How do you feel about theme dressing? Do you enjoy getting into the spirit of whatever the occasion is, or does it feel too costume-y?

pink & red

pink & red

Top: J.Crew factory merino pullover (worn here - sim, sim)
Skirt: F21 pleated leopard (worn here - sim, sim, hi-lo)
Belt: J.Crew (sim, deal, steal)
Clutch: Kate Spade (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Necklaces: C.Wonder square stone (sim, pricey, bows) & The Circle is Cast via Etsy (sim, pricey)
Bracelets: Glitterbox Jewelry via Etsy (sim, sim), C. Wonder pave initial (sim, enamel), F21 & Asos
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (sim, sim, taller, flats)

68 comments:

  1. I love this colour combo. I think the snow leopard breaks up the whole "too much icing on the cake" idea and pink with red is such a cool colour combo. This hits the nail on the head.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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    1. Haha, "too much icing on the cake" sounds about right!

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  2. The leopard is so unexpected and that's why I love it for a Valentine's Day look! I'm not too big on dressing in holiday colors either...it kinda makes me feel like I'm 5, haha.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew giveaway!

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    1. I personally blame watching Bridget Jones' Diary and all the bad talk about "Christmas jumpers." AND Ugly Sweater Day come December.

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  3. Your outfit is perfect! It totally says V-day WITHOUT being obvious like you wanted.

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  4. I love that outfit. The red and pink look awesome together and the leopard just sets it off and those shoes are AH-MAZING!!!!! I think I am going to have to copy you tomorrow for Valentines day. I always love your outfits but this is my favorite one you have ever worn.

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  5. Darling look! I think theme dressing is a lot of fun and I need to do it more often!

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  6. I actually love theme dressing as long as it looks modern and doesn't involve ridiculous Christmas sweaters or shoulder-pads. I think this look is spot on. You look adorable and I love the leopard print. Also, these shoes are my new love.

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  7. When I look at your outfit, I don't think girlie girl. It reminds me of a girl with edge thanks to the leopard skirt and matching of the pink and red. :) xoxo, Phoebe

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  8. as long as i look like a professional adult then i'm all good. ;) your shoes are SO pretty though!

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  9. This is a beautiful interpretation of Valentine's Day! Love that skirt. I tend to get pretty schmoopy on Valentine's Day so red is almost always part of the look, but like you I try not to go overboard.

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  10. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, it made my day!
    I also really like your outfit here, it suits you so well!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  11. I am kind of wishy washy when it comes to holiday dressing--sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Regardless, I love this skirt on you!

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  12. I love this as a Valentine's Day outfit - and I ADORE those last two pictures! Great shots!

    xo
    See Mo Go.

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  13. Such a perfect Valentine's Day outfit! I love the color combo and the leopard!

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  14. Hm...I don't usually theme-dress but seeing so many ladies with pink/red outfits (CUTE ones too!) these past few days has me feeling like the oddball out. So much so that I've been thinking of pink/red outfits to wear for the big day. Let's face it, though, I'll probably end up in a nice black dress...

    FashionEdible Blog

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    1. Hey, black is never out of style! And you'll probably end up being the standout in a crowd by NOT wearing red!

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  15. lisa, you did a fabulous job! this is a great twist! i love that leopard, pink and red together. you ROCKED it girl!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. wow, this is very feminine for you! it looks adorable, tho. i'm an anti-holiday dresser, too. don't know why.

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  17. Amazing blog <3


    Would you like to follow each other? I've already followed you via GFC dear!

    http://jesuismonika.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous color combination! And I love those accessories!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  19. Hey, I thought this outfit was actually pretty fierce, and not too cute at all! Colour blocking and leopard, that's cool, you know?

    Totally get what you mean about not wearing red or green for Christmas, but I always co-ordinate my colours for May 17th, which is Norway's national holiday to match our red, white and blue flag instead.

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  20. I love this outfit! I definitely don't find it too cutesy!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  21. Those accessories are soooo pretty! I love this animal print and pink, such a unique and fun combo!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  22. Usually, reds and pinks are paired with neutrals but your color combos are the best so far that I've seen! You can totally pull out coordinates like this one.I really admire you for your 'out of the box' outfit ideas :) I never doubt red as it fits all skin tones.But wearing an alternative bright color is something new and fresh to the eyes. I wouldn't mind wearing blues and whites on V-day lol!

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    1. I love when people wear blue and white for Christmas - it's like a nod to the holidays and the "winter wonderlandness" of it all, but not sure blatant like red/green everything.

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  23. If I do decide to go with the theme I don't like to be too matchy-matchy. Every time I see one of your outfits I think I need more accessories. Happy Valentine's Day :)

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    1. My accessories are the same old ones as always, I just pile them on!

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  24. i'm not big on theme dressing either but your leopard is really roaring the theme out! :)

    you look fantastic and the shoes are amazing. xox P


    phiphi's blog

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  25. Seriously! why is it such hard work to look effortless?
    Love the leopard skirt, and the pairing of red with pink.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Weekends are tough for me because I want to be cas but still stylish - and of course, look like I've made no effort even though I did!

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  26. I definitely feel the same way about dressing for the holidays, and about looking like I didn't try too hard while getting dressed in the morning, little does everyone else know, I spend way too much time thinking about it and throwing on different outfits.

    I do love that skirt though! And the heels, they're gorgeous.

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  27. I am in love with this outfit! Love the combo of pink/red with leopard. I have some similar pieces in my closet...this will be a copy outfit :)

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Style blogging is all about inspiring each other, right? ;o)

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  28. Colorblocking at its finest:)! This is a Valentine's Day outfit done right! Great look Lisa! Love those red bow pumps!

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  29. I hear ya - looking effortless takes a lot of effort ;)

    Love those red bow pumps!

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  30. Today is V Day and the only touch of red I'm wearing is in my bracelet. Love the outfit and especially the accessories.

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  31. I love your V Day inspired outfit - you look so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  32. This ranks up there with Valentine Day perfection! Seriously, love the red/pink combo with the leopard and those adorable accessories.

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  33. i just want ALL your jewelry. seriously!
    hey thanks for stopping by and visiting me :)im happy to be following you and am loving reading through your posts. your outfits are gorgeous by the way!
    stop by again sometime! :)
    kendra kay

    www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh sweetie really colorful blouse!
    Really cute outfit!

    xoxo

    http://www.sakuranko.com

    BTW I´m following you I hope your follow me back!

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  35. I adore everything about this look! it is perfect in every way!

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  36. I love this outfit! You look gorgeous :) Now following!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  37. soooo pretty!!!! beautiful valentines look :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  38. I love this outfit. I'm allllllll pink & red today and I kinda of gagged at myself before I left but then I thought "meh, I'm goin for it!" I'm typically more like you in that I tend to stay away from the traditional "costumes" for holidays. But sometimes I give in and give myself over to the holiday gods - like today :-)

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    1. Well I hope you got loads of good sweets out of that deal! ;o)

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  39. Your top is so pretty and love your shoes!

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  40. Thank you for stopping by pret-a-vivre. What a fun outfit :-)

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  41. Wow another beautiful outfit. I love the pink and red together. You look so gorgeous in bright colors Lisa!!

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  42. Great Post!

    I love this look so lovely :)

    Also love your skirt:)

    Have a great weekend !

    XXX

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  43. I love this outfit! Especially the shoes-- those are, so, so cute. I don't necessarily dress in holiday themes, but I do tend to dress by 'feeling'-- like if I'm in the mood to feel sweet and quirky and vintage-y (which, let's face it, is all the time), I almost never mix in a more modern touch.

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  44. There are a lot of valentine's outfit posts floating around in blog world, and yours might be my favorite! Such a fun look!

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  45. I love your mix of pink and leopard.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  46. Those shoes are stealing my heart... red patent and a bow!? IN LOVE!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  47. Lovely shoes.

    Enjoy my post and giveaway:

    http://www.perfection-and-harmony.blogspot.com/2013/02/coco-fashion.html

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  48. I think this outfit is festive without being too over the top - very tasteful. The leopard is my favorite part!

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  49. Holy wallops!!! Your calves are awesome! I'd say you're either a runner or a dancer, most likely ballet. Which one of those is correct?

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, but unfortunately I am neither. I can thank my dad for my legs and feet as I take after him in that regard - I haven't really done athletics since high school and college!

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    2. Hi! I just came back to your blog now and just saw your reply! To be honest I wasn't really expecting you to reply!! Well, you are blessed indeed! Hope you're proud of them!

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