17 January 2014

Puffin in Stripes

puffin in stripes puffin in stripes

OK, so my outfits can seem a little borderline too matchy-matchy sometimes, but I can't help it. I'm kind of Type A boderline OCD and I need symmetry - that goes for colors as well. So the reddish-orange from the sweater and skirt are ideal for me - I can draw more of the red hue from it and pair it with red lips and shoes, or make it seem lighter by wearing orange with it (like here). That's my idea of multitasking - plus this sweater has a puffin on it, and who can go wrong with that?

TGIF, ladies - and I, for one, need my weekend!

puffin in stripes puffin in stripes

Blazer: Zara (worn here - sim, solid)
Sweater: J.Crew factory (worn here - sim pear, fox, dog)
Top: F21 bejeweled chiffon (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Skirt: J.Crew factory (worn here - sim pleated, vertical, navy)
Earrings: J.Crew crystal shimmer (worn here - sim smaller)
Bracelets: Asos (sim), J.Crew (sim), Sage K and Co (the original)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (worn here - sim deal, slingback, flats)

puffin in stripes

67 comments:

  1. OMG!! This is so adorably fabulous. Unexpected and just plain fun. Love it!

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  2. That sweater is adorable. And I don't think there's anything wrong with going a bit matchy-matchy sometimes!

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  3. I can't shake the matchy-matchy either, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. It shows that you've thought about your outfit and taken the time to put it together. Also, that puffin is just so frigging cute.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! This means I think about my outfits a LOT then! ;o)

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  4. I like to match, I've never understood what the problem with it is... My eye is immediately drawn to colours that just "go". It often feels like a more coherent outfit to me so I never get people's disdain for "matchy-matchy". That's just me though, I'm no expert :)

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    1. I'm with you, girl, that's my natural instinct!

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  5. I love this, just enough matching and pattern play.

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  6. Love the puffin sweater and the ZARA blazer. Great outfit! :) And I hear you on matchy-matchy!

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  7. The puffin sweater is adorable! I think matchy-matchy is always in style!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. I'm still kicking myself for not snapping up this sweater when I saw it in the store. Of course it sold out quickly, puffins being a very "Maine" bird and all. Loving the stripes/critter combo!

    -Michele :-)
    www.TheSaltyHanger.com

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    1. When I saw this sweater, I knew I had to have it. Puffins, yes!

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  9. This outfit is adorable. That puffin sweater is super cute. I think the way you've combined your accessories and colours here shows just the right amount of whimsy. Love it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. I think we suffer from the same disease. ;) I don't think you look too matchy at all, just nicely co-ordinated. In fact, I love it when people match up subtle details like the beak and feet with the stripes on the skirt, it just looks so harmonious and cute. Speaking of cute, that sweater...! :)

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    1. We "suffer" from a lot of the same things! ;o)

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  11. That's adorable I love matching and symmetry, it's my happy place. No off kilter jazz fusion in my wardrobe!

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  12. Matchy or not, this works and works well. I love the cute sweatshirt and striped skirt!

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  13. I love this outfit. That sweater is adorable, and it is matchy matchy in the perfect way. Also, loving that jeweled blouse you layered under it.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    1. Oh yeah, I wear this blouse way to much but I can't help it!

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  14. Love the sweater, and it's even cuter paired with the jeweled collar!

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  15. I love this sweater and skirt paired together. I don't think you always look matchy-matchy...you have a good balance going on from day-to-day :)

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  16. Fun outfit Lisa. For me it can never be too matchy matchy. I like that. Trying my best to avoid it, but in my heart I prefer it.
    Greetje
    PS been very busy. But I am going to look at all the posts which I have missed. Won't comment on all of them, but will definitely see them

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    1. Aw, thanks, Greetje. No problem, real life gets busy!

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    2. I am still keeping up with your posts. You are too good to miss. 98 out of 100 outfits you present I love. That is a lot!!

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  17. love everything about this! i'm a matcher, too, so this definitely caught my eye. perfect! enjoy your weekend, lisa.

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  18. I am in LOVE with this outfit. I love all of the details. The jewels, patches, stripes, plaid, color, silhouette. So cute! I am going to call this look "business fun".

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    1. Ooh, I like that - business fun. I like rockin' business fun!

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  19. LOVE this entire outfit! It's not too matchy - I LOVE it!

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  20. That is such a cute top! :) I really like all of your matching red too - sometimes I feel incredibly matchy matchy when I wear a few pieces of the same colour, but I think it just helps look more put-together :)

    Away From Blue

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  21. This outfit is NOT too matchy (and there's nothing with being matchy anyway). You have a puffin and a fabulous statement making collared shirt. Plus there's the plaid and nautical combination. I think it's quite unique. :)

    Sincerely, Christine from Invisible Blush

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  22. I love this, Lisa! It's definitely one of my favorites of yours, matchy-matchy or not :)

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  23. The puffin! Adorable. I love the way you classed it up with the sparkles and floral collar. So pretty and feminine!

    Jenni

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  24. The puffin sweater with the skirt is perfect! I love the blazer with it too. A great combo and not too matchy-matchy at all in my opinion!

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  25. Lisa, I disagree. You outfits looks harmonious, but there is always an original edge to them that is unique to you-- you are never match match. Love this sweater ! And I am such a fan of stripes!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/2014/01/pattern-mixing-check/

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  26. I can't believe your button up is from F21, it's so pretty! I don't think your outfits are matchy matchy at all, you nail it every single time! And no, you can't go wrong with a puffin! :)

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    1. I think this blouse may be my fave purchase from F21, I've worn it so often!

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  27. This is seriously the cutest outfit I've seen all week. You look gorgeous.

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  28. Cute sweater! I love those heels too. And yes, TGIF! It's been a bit of a brutal week (someone hit my parked car in a parking lot, one of my girls is sick, etc.) so I am looking forward to taking it easy this weekend! :)

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    1. Oh no! I hope you and yours had a fab and relaxing weekend!

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  29. I really like to be matchy too! I have to make a conscious effort sometimes to think outside the box! But I you always look put together and I love all the matching details!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  30. Amazing attire! Love the striped skirt with that top! Gorgeous lady!! :)

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  31. I absolutely love this look Lisa! That's just a great sweater. I always love how you style it.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  32. I am in love with this look!! The puffin is just so sticking adorable! I am wearing an owl sweater today.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  33. Oh your outfit is too cute...I think I'm a little jealous of you right now. :) I luv the touches of red in the sweater, skirt and shoes!

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  34. how adorable are you! this is a great outfit and a nice way to bring a puffin into an office look! have a great weekend Lisa! xo

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  35. Nice blog!
    you are beautiful)
    http://kathberry.blogspot.com/

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  36. cute outfit! loving your skirt!

    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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  37. I, for one, loooooooooove the matchy matchy of all of this. I want an animal sweater just so I can recreate!

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  38. I am pretty sure that you are the reason I bought three critter sweaters before the end of 2013 (shopping ban for 2014 :) I love your matchy-matchy symmetry :)

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  39. such a cute outfit! love the duck print :) happy weekend!

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  40. I love matching outfits too! This sweater is just the cutest and that skirt is just wonderful with it! I love the way you dressed this look up!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  41. Always thought that you have a great sense of style.. this is one of my favorites - well put, well fit and simply gorgeous!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  42. You look so lovely and cuuuute! Nice
    sweater with the duck print ^__^ you
    have style! Xx

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  43. I love the matchy mathy-ness of your looks. :)) Don't ever change that!

    And I love puffins.. they're so cute... and delish... errrr... the CEREAL, not the bird! but the birds are cute. ha!

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

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  44. I love it !!!
    This outfit has sooo much detail and the colors and shapes work wonderful together.
    And i love the puffin.

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  45. This is such an adorable outfit! Love everything about it.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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  46. I can relate to your matchy matchy obsession too. I have just now started matching printed shoes with say, an animal top. Like your puffin sweater, it seems easier to match prints with the animals. That's a great start. But I don't think I will ever feel comfortable with matching plaid, florals and or stripes, as an example. I love this outfit by the way!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Stacey

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  47. I don't think you look too matchy-matchy at all! This outfit is gorgeously put together. It is whimsical and fun! I love the sweater and the details on your collar!
    I would love to feature this look on our blog tomorrow. We will be sure to link back to your blog!

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  48. Wow, how adorable is that sweater! I love it!

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  49. OK can I have this Outfit head to toe? PLEASE AND THANK YOU. You are ADORABLE and FUN with Capital A & F (those are my initials by the way LOL).

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