17 March 2014

Hyping Black and White

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I'm not much into jumping onto the hype bandwagon, but sometimes people/the Internet seem to cover things so incessantly that finally after a point you almost relent to try something. Granted, a lot of fun things have come from trying something just because everyone else is doing it. And some other times ... granted, different strokes for different folks, but here are some recent things that didn't quite live it up for me -

Peter Pilotto for Target collab. Granted, adore the dress I got. But seriously when the looks were initially released, I wanted everything. And I ordered a bunch of things to try. Then the whole "how would these pieces apply in real life" set in, I only kept one piece ... and now the collection is on clearance.

The cronut. Granted, it wasn't the "original" cronut from Dominique Ansel bakery in NYC, but I got one, I ate it, and I think I get the general drift. Croissants are awesome. Doughnuts are awesome. I'm OK with them living separate lives.

Point-toed d'orsay flats. Love the look. On others. Makes my feet resemble boats.

The show Southern Charm. Wow, what a way to make southern "gentlemen" seem like real assholes.

What have you tried lately that hasn't lived up to the hype?

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Tunic: Meadow Row via Anthropologie mitzie channeled (worn here - sim, sim, striped)
Top: J.Crew (worn here - sim, embellished)
Pants: Target (worn here - sim, deal)
Necklace: J.Crew coated stone (worn here - sim, sim, bit of color)
Bracelets: F21 (sim) & Target (sim set)
Boots: Type Z (worn here - sim, lower heel)
Bag: Furla martha (worn here - sim, sim, sim)

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♧    And Happy St. Patrick's Day! ♧   

39 comments:

  1. That is such a cute tunic! :)

    Lots of trends are fun to try, but not things I'd ever adopt for day to day life :)

    Away From Blue

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  2. I was never crazy about that collection and now it's 70% off at my Target. Granted I think most people in Kansas got cross eyed looking at it or made some comment like, "is that supposed to look like that?"

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  3. I skipped the Target collabo too. The patterns made my eyes hurt. Actually the Target collabs never do well here in KY. Everything ends up on clearance. I was able to snag my phillip lim for Target bag a month later. I'm glad I did not pay full price for it since I don't even use it now! Though I do love my pointy toe D'orsay flats from Urban Outfitters.
    -ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh, lucky girl with the PL bag - those things did literally fly off the racks in most Target stores!

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  4. Oh, I love these outdoor shots! That necklace is particularly spectacular.

    I picked up two shirts form the Pilotto line for 30%. Have not seen them go down to 70% at my local store and was afraid they'd run out of my size. I, too, was enamored of the line online but felt underwhelmed in real life.

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    1. I still love that strapless poufy dress from the collection but for me, I'd never ever had anything in real life I could wear that to.

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  5. haha, good to know about the cronut...i have never had one. and i feel the same way about d'orsay shoes...they look horrible on me!

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  6. I was at Target this weekend & couldn't believe that literally everything on the clearance rack was from the Pilotto collab.

    Love this look! That tunic is great and I love that you layered another top underneath. You do that sort of thing so well. Hope you had a good weekend!

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    1. I layer mostly because I get cold easily, so I gotta make it work, hehe.

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  7. I'm really not big on the hype either, but sometimes I just HAVE to. This dress is so cute and it looks great on you. In this instance, I think the hype was worth it because this piece is likely something you can wear long after the hype is over!

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  8. This tunic is seriously amazing, love this look.

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  9. I love this black and white outfit on you - always a classic look that will never go out of style. =) I had a feeling that the Peter Pilotto for Target collab would go on clearance quickly, maybe I will venture to Target to see if anything sparks my interest at clearance price!


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    I hope you have a great week!

    Amber

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  10. I'm bad about jumping on the bandwagon, and things rarely live up to their hype! Some that come to mind are macaroons, lots of things I've halfway splurged for from J.Crew, and most of the restaurants on the "top x" lists in Dallas.

    I love your tunic! Such a fun casual piece.

    Katie | Style Diary

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    1. Oh no, not a macaron fan? I personally loooooove them. But I slam-nom them, hehe.

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  11. HaHaHa Lisa!!! You are too funny girl! I'm still laughing about your Peter Pilotto experience. A lot of the designs look great when you cut them with a solid color sweater. I couldn't get with it. It would make me look bigger than a house. For me it was the Maybelline Blush Sticks! I was so hyped up for that. When I tried them on, I'm like uhhhh-noooo. LOL Great post. Love your tunic.
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    1. I go through a lot of lipstick colors ... buy something "on trend," then take it home and try it, and nuh-uh!

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  12. I loved the cronut!!! Seriously the one from Dominique Ansel is the bomb!! the Bomb i tell you! haha
    But some hypes that didn't really work for me - is the mini skirt that has the sheer flow fabric maxi on top.
    Some people pull it off but not me.

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    1. Ooh, I haven't physically tried yet, but I mentally can't stand the idea of the mini with the sheer maxi over it. Just seems wrong to me, haha.

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  13. Well, everyone was telling me to try out this Spring Flu. So I went and caught it. Buuut you know, hack, gurgle, it's not as much fund as people on the internet say it is... ;)

    This is such a gorgeous look for you. Maybe it's the monochrome-ness of it, but it kind of makes me think of an old-time film star. Tres chic! Also, your hair is all pretty and flick-y today, lady! :)

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    1. Oh nuts, I hope you're feeling better, girl!

      And I read your last paragraph too quickly - the words "star" and "tres" kind of blurred together and I saw "Star Trek". So of course now I can't help but to think my outfit may work well in an episode of Star Trek.

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  14. This is such a fun piece! I'm with you on pieces translating into real mixable outfits. Anymore if I can't think of at least a few ways to wear something before buying it I don't get it. I've ended up with too many pieces that a cute don't really "go" with anything in my closet.

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    1. Yeah, (un)fortunately that's pretty much how I shop - love all my clothes individually. However many can work well with others, well ...

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  15. Lisa, I ove this post, your writing is insightful and fresh! I have never seen th e Pete Pilotto collection because I do not have a store near me, but I have bit seen a collab that has worked and was hoping this one would . i At least you got one great dress, so that is a shopping victory for you. I ove this black and white and do feel like this trend, if one can even call it that... Isn't it Jair a classic color story?, has legs. Speaking you which, you are looking graeat in this cool knitted tunic, LOVE it, and so appreciate your original viewpoint and style sense!
    XX, Elle

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  16. I've always been a fan on tunics like that which can be worn from season to season with just the addition of tights, boots etc. And I'm really not the type to go with bandwagon/hype ...maybe it comes with age lol!!

    Rebecca
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    1. You may just be smarter than the average bear. ;o)

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  17. Cute outfit! Hmmmm. Hood question.

    For sure my answer is "The Book Of Mormon" play. So bad!

    Jenni

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  18. i was exactly the same way with the Target Peter Pillotto collection! I even stayed up late to order online and ended up returning everything I got.

    and I still need to try a cronut. let's see if it lives up to the hype. :)

    love the b/w look on you though!

    cute & little

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    1. Granted most of the PP collection did sell out online and I got my stuff online too - then walked into my local Target a few days later and there most of it was still on the racks!

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  19. Great tunic! I bought a bunch of items for the PP collaboration and ended up returning it all...the material and cut just weren't for me. I have yet to try a cronut....one day I will. The latest foodie hype is ramen bun burger. They are opening a restaurant here soon - just thinking about the amount of sodium - I will pass.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  20. that's such a cute tunic hon!! love it on you!

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  21. I just LOVE this tunic! And I completely agree about Southern Charm!

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    1. Well, at least this means I'm not the only person in the US to have seen that show, haha.

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  22. I was not excited about the black and white trend at first. I thought it was boring. But then I started seeing a lot of black and white print mixing and mod colorblocking, and I became a little more interested. Then I evaluated my closet and realized I've been way too impractical this past year and that I need more staple, black and white pieces. Trends that I'm not hyping? Crop tops. Some women can rock them. I'm not one of them. Oversize, slouchy off-the-shoulder tees? Some women look hip and relaxed in them. I look like I've let myself go. And never plan to go out in public again.

    <3 Liz
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    1. I've tried the whole laidback slouch look and sloppy jeans with flip flips just don't look as good on me as it does on Halle Berry!

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  23. hah. I love reading this post. So amusing and so true.
    I've definitely been influenced by hype before. Especially for clothing, home decor and movies! But, I've grown to accommodate the difference between my tastes vs. social hype. It's not easy. We can be influenced so quickly, especially with the immediate access to social media and website/blogs. It's a fine line to balance but I think it can work out!
    Love the look!
    xo,
    nancy

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