22 August 2014

Lace in the Sahara

sahara jacket

Thanks to IG friend Caroline, I got "coerced" into buying this jacket (and these animal-print espadrilles too - she's that good), and while it fits kind of large and shapeless on it's own, I adore it belted. I also took one of Madewell's styling cues and paired this jacket with a white dress for warm weather wear - a cool wear look will be coming soon too!

One cool thing about this style blogging and IG community is that it's opened my eyes to trying new styles or retailers that on my own I probably would never have even noticed. This jacket is definitely one of those items - and thanks to Caroline's promo-on-sale alert, I have a new piece that I can wear now and take into fall (I can't get over the sleeves and the buckled collars - love it!)

Has another blogger or IG-er influenced you into buying anything you now love?

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Jacket: Madewell sahara short-sleeve (sim in white, in tan, fitted, long-sleeved)
Dress: Forever 21 eyelet shift (worn here - sim, sim, loose, pricey)
Belt: Asos (worn here - sim, pricey, wide)
Bracelets: J.Crew factory chain-link, Asos, Forever 21
Rings: c/o JewelMint (sim, sim), Forever 21 (sim, with pearls)
Shoes: Zara block heel (worn here - sim, flats)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke equestrian (worn here - latest version, sim tasseled, rounder, western)

sahara jacket

26 comments:

  1. Ahem...YOU have caused some buying in my life.... So, thanks?! :) But really, I love this look. I have gotten 2 white dresses and a white tunic in the last 2 months, and I love this look. Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. White and olive green are a great pairing, IMO. Thanks, girl!

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  2. Agree with the previous comment...I hold you responsible for my jewellery collection this year! :)

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    1. Girl can't ever have too many necklaces, they don't take up much room, hehe.

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  3. Love it! I love how you have the eye for making pieces that could otherwise be unflattering work for you!

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    1. Had to make it work, it was final sale, haha. ;o) But seriously, I do adore it belted.

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  4. Yassssss!! I linked to this and wasn't going to buy it. But Caroline saw it, bought it, pinning the purchase on me and I decided to get it, too. I've never had a fail from any of her recommendations. It looks awesome on you, Lisa!

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    1. Thanks, Gigi. I agree, Caroline hasn't steered me wrong yet!

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  5. Greetings Lisa - The Chloe Conspiracy and A Bigger Closet are a couple of my go-to's for style inspiration. It's been a while since ABC has posted, so (hint, hint) I'm looking forward to what she has in store next. Both have great Pinterest pages, and I enjoy Chloe's commentary on her Instagram. Keep it up ladies! Jennifer

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    1. YES!!! I've read both foooorever and love Chloe - she can put pieces together and make it WERK like nobody else!

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  6. This is such a cool look! Love the belted jacket. I'm always inspired by blogs, pintrest etc. when it comes to buying things and styling outfits. ( Including your blog!) While blogs often influence new purchases they also inspire me to reinvent what I already own, so I guess it all works out in the end! Have a great weekend!

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    1. True! I've brought back numerous pieces from the depths of my closet thanks to inspiration from fellow bloggers!

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  7. Thank goodness for Caroline because that jacket is amazing! And it's the perfect transitional piece!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  8. WAAAAY too much inspiration out there on IG ;) Gets me in trouble sometimes. haha

    Love the jacket belted!

    Sequins&Stilettos


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  9. You may have caused a domino effect with that jacket!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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  10. Take a look at the Brooks Brothers Red and Black Fleece lines. Black Fleece is designed by Thom Browne and is pricey but well worth it. Red Fleece is definitely a line you could really style well! Not answering your topic today but I would be interested in your thoughts.

    Take Care!

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    1. My BF loooooves the Red Fleece line - I need to take a look at the women's line myself. I've seen that gal on "Classy Girls Wear Pearls" wear BB a lot and she looks so put-together in their pieces.

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  11. I truly LOVE this combination! I will definitely have to try pairing my white lace with an olive topper.
    Also, your shoes are fab, as always.

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    1. Thanks, girl! Olive and white look rockin' together!

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  12. What are friends for?? ;) looks fabulous!!

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  13. Oh that is just darling! Love how you styled it with the belt and the eyelet dress!
    xo,cynthia

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  14. Lisa, love the summer + early fall look . That jacket is perfect and wonderfully versatile. Love it belted, it is how I would wear it, too. Fab outfit . I am inspired by bloggers everyday.
    XX. Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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