15 April 2013

Appreciative

green gingham  green gingham

Thanks for all your feedback regarding my post a few weeks ago about blog design. Unfortunately fate determined that I will continue to DIY my own layout for a little while longer instead of paying a professional to do it. Apparently I had forgotten all about having a car insurance payment coming up this month - and I completely detonated my phone earlier this week so I had to go slunking back to the Apple store (and by "detonated," I mean it now lives in a little baggy to keep all the wee pieces together. Yeah).

green gingham  green gingham

So life's not been a bunch of unicorns and fairies lately, but whose life is? So I gleaned an idea from one of IFB's recent posts and I want to give a shout out to all of you lovely ladies who stop by to visit my blog. 

Thank YOU.

Thank you for your endless stylish inspiration, your humor, your openness in sharing your personal anecdotes. Thank you for taking time from your busy days to visit here, read my rambles and provide me with your commentary and sound advice. Thank you for lifting me up when my spirit is down. Thank you for making me know it is OK for me to like the things that I do - that though fashion and style blogging may seem a bit frivolous, it doesn't make it any less valid a hobby and form of expression. Thank you for giving me the confidence to wear what I want and to put together pieces I would have never considered before. Thank you for sticking around and staying with me and getting to "know" me, as it were, on this little electronic platform.

green gingham

Top: Old Navy lightweight patterned (worn here - sim, sim, as dress)
Dress: Saturday/Sunday via Anthropologie striped day (sim, more white, more colorful)
Earrings: Amrita Singh (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)
Bracelets: Target (sim), J.Crew (sim), Asos (sim)
Shoes: Vince Camuto kira (sim, sim, higher)

49 comments:

  1. Super cute outfit lisa! I know what you mean about design layout, I've always done mine but that's because I can't justify paying someone else to do it. There are a tonne of tutorials out there and freebies, so it can be learned :) I think my fab blog for tips is Pugly Pixel, she's the bomb.

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  2. I love that dress! I ordered the same one but won't get my hands on it until next week. You make me want a gingham shirt, it looks so amazing with the classic stripes!

    If I may ask, how does it fit for you and what size did you choose? I have a very straight figure (not skinny, just straight) and get sized out of Anthro's XS tops/dresses half the time, but in both directions--either the bust is too large or the waist is too small. I didn't want to risk the petite length, so I ordered XS regular and am hoping for the best.

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    1. Hi there - I am pretty straight up and down too and got the XS reg. The fit is fine, but because there are no zippers, I have a bit of a problem getting the dress off - the empire waist seam is smaller than my apparent giant shoulders.

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  3. The new blog design is super cute! I tried to do my own but I got too frustrated and I am going to be hiring someone to help me.

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  4. I've been obsessed with stripes lately too. What a pretty dress! Enjoy your week, Lisa.

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  5. This is such a cute dress and it looks amazing against the gingham!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  6. I love your blog strictly for "getting to know you" :) Since becoming a mom, I haven't worn skirts, heels, or anything that can't be machine washed, so while I love seeing your outfits what really keeps your blog in my reader is your personality. I feel like I've gotten to "know" you and I just love reading your posts. You do a great job :)

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  7. Pretty lady in pretty patterned perfection. ;)

    Sorry to read about your phone and car...ugh.

    But on a brighter note, thank YOU for taking the time to post, I always love reading what you have to say!

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  8. I like your new blog layout, for DIY it works! And love the dress with the top!

    Also, thank you for your blog...I love reading it and I get inspired by you on a regular basis. :)

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  9. I love your blog design! I'm wanting to redo mine. I think that a fresh look will give me some of my blogging mojo back:) But, a pro design is not in the budget for a while:( Your blog is one I check daily. I love your style but more importantly I think you're a rad chick and one of the few bloggers that I read that I feel like we could hang out, enjoy a meal and some cocktails!

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  10. You look great! Love these colors and patterns together.

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  11. and thank you for having such a great blog, where i can escape my desk for a few minutes every day!

    xo

    phiphi's blog

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  12. Thanks for your honesty. It is refreshing in a world of bland boring repetitive blogging fashion overload.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  13. 3 combos I adore (gingham + stripes; button down tied over dress; and casual + a bit more dressy) in 1 look! Very nice! Also, when I read "as dress" in the credits for your green gingham shirt, I thought you meant you wore this top AS A DRESS. My first thought was "brave girl," and my next was "I'll bet it was cute" :-)

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  14. Such a great outfit! the dress is adorable! :)

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  15. What a darling combination! I've been trying to resist buying that dress in Anthro and now you've make it look even lovelier.

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  16. Your new blog design is so cute! I wouldn't even bother paying for one when you can do it yourself :)

    Thank you for blogging...you have impeccable taste and you're an amazing writer!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  17. What a gorgeous dress - i would have never thought of putting these 2 prints together : they totally work.

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  18. Thank YOU! :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  19. Ah, I didn't even realize you were contemplating changing the layout. I really only ever visit you for your amazing pics and engaging commentary; the layout is incidental. However, I do love the clean aesthetic of this one, so kudos! I'd been thinking of changing my theme template as well but haven't gotten around to it yet. Mine won't even hold a candle to yours, I bet. When I grow up, I wanna be just like you. :)

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  20. Love this look! Stripes and gingham work so well together!

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  21. I'm sure you'll do a great job, regardless. So sorry about your phone, though! Hopefully you've got a fixed one now! And I love your dress!
    Fashionedible Blog

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  22. Aww well I think you already have a great blog and don't need to worry about a silly layout. I absolutely love your blog :-)

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  23. You always look amazing! I only wish I had your knack for pattern mixing! So thank YOU! :) And I hear you about life - why is it any time we're about to do something big, something boring but important comes up (like car insurance)?! And my dog ate my iPhone a couple of weeks ago so I feel your pain - little pieces and all. And I didn't have insurance. :/

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  24. I loooove this outfit! All of my favorite fashion bloggers are making it awfully hard for me to resist the striped dress trend. I don't usually do gingham either but this makes me want to run out and get a gingham shirt - I think the green and white is more subtle and fun than black and white.

    Great job with the new layout!

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  25. I love the pattern mixing and your bracelets!! So pretty!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  26. I love the gingham with stripes... so much. Sometimes it sucks being such a grown up with grown up responsibilities (phone, insurance, rent/mortgage...blah!)

    Sequins&Stilettos

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  27. That dress looks awesome on you! Too bad about your phone :(

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  28. I like the polka dot background. Sending cheery vibes your way.

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  29. Gingham AND stripes? I love everything about this!

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  30. I don't comment a lot but your blog is one of my favorite daily reads!

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  31. Stripes and gingham -- genius combo! When I saw this post, I had one of those "Oh! I have a striped dress, and I have a gingham shirt -- they can go together!!!" moments. THANK YOU. :D

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  32. I love the stripes! You always look so fantastic! Keep those posts coming!
    Nikki
    Fashion Finds on a Dime

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  33. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my blog! I'm glad you found me because I've been going through some of your old posts, and I love your style! I'll definitely be following via Bloglovin and GFC!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  34. Love this dress, Lisa! It's on my wishlist and I'm happy to see it looking so wonderful on you. Bummer about your phone:( I hope the rest of your week is great!

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  35. Your blog is great already! There are more important things in life like car insurance & phones :) I have the same pain - my car insurance is coming up and we just paid our taxes!!! Ugh..

    Love this dress paired with the gingham top. I just bought a very similar dress from Banana Republic and will have to remember this look.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  36. I think the blog design looks great - I really appove of the polkadots! ;) Isn't it true that things only seem to break and go wrong when you're broke? My life has also been a bit of a dance on compost lately, so I hear ya! On the bright side, that gorgeous dress has got to be cheering you up, right? It looks so good on you, and I love the quirky pattern mixing! Hope things start looking up soon!

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  37. I love your mix of prints here! So cute :)

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  38. Gorgeous, love the mix of prints, i wish i could do my blog myself like this, lovely
    Shana-Style

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  39. I absolutely adore your striped dress, and your print mixing is so cute!
    xo Miranda

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  40. Again .... very nice. Gosh, you know your way around clothes. I warn you... I am always honest, so if I don't like it, I will not say I do. Would you still like me to comment then? Or refrain from it? Not that it is going to happen I think. So far you struck 10 out of 10.

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  41. just landed on yur blog and i am loving your style, so classy!! great pattern pairing! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  42. Thank you for openly sharing about yourself which in turn enables us to chime in. :) Btw, love those earrings!

    fauxionista.com

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  43. The new design is super cute just like this outfit. Love!

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  44. I really, really love the way this looks. I haven't seen this look before and I think it's so cute!

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  45. We love this funky outfit! The daring combination of patterns is so bold - and works so well. We love the nude-pink shoes too. They really pull the outfit together in their understated but beautiful color. Another shoe that would be perfect for an outfit like this is Stuart Weitzman's Blog Platform Pump Adobe. The practical heel and easy-to-match color are perfect no matter the outfit or occasion.

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