17 October 2010

A Rose with Frills and New Reader Feature!

Top: Anthropologie Edme & Esyllte Rose is a Rose (worn here and here before - similar online here)
Sweater: Anthropologie Guinever Roaming Frills (worn here and here before - kind of similar online here)
Skirt: Banana Republic tweed knife pleat (now on sale or similar here)
Shoes: Franco Sarto suede t-strap (similar online here, here on sale or here via Target)


This is totally inspired by popular features created by Kim, Cat and Aimee: I think we all like to share our outfit choices and take inspiration from each other so Reader Outfits is always something of great interest in fashion blogs (plus that means you don't have to see just me all the time, haha).

I've always wanted to do my own reader outfits feature but with a twist - we'll do something different every week. No challenges and nothing complicated, but a great way for us to hopefully have a few laughs and share some fashion.

So introducing the new Respect the Outfits feature and Week 1's subject: Send me your outtakes!

That's right - we always take a bunch of pics for our outfits and and select the best ones, but what about the tons of unseen outfit pics that never make it? Did the photo get snapped when you weren't prepared? Were you totally out of frame? Were you just over it? Were you trying a new pose that just didn't work?

Send me those photos! The funnier the better! Please give me your outfit creds too and I'll post them this Thursday - send your outtakes to respecttheshoes(at)live.com. Here are some of mine:


  1. Those are really funny outtakes! You seem quite limber in the red sweater!! (love that anthropologie ruffle blouse).

  2. LOL Oh man I'm sure I have some out takes (timer going off when I wasn't ready....me talking to myself etc, etc) but I'm not brave enough to send them to you ;)

  3. haha so great! I've always thought about posting my own bad ones so ppl could laugh with me, but they always get pruned out due to space! I'll happily send you some of mine hehe :)


  4. That is the most FUN idea ever - I know I have lots of material to choose from, too! Love it, love it.

    And REALLY love it with your sweater/blouse pairing - hello? Were those two pieces made for each other or what - you look beautiful!

  5. I love this idea! Outtakes are so funny to me - bloopers are always my favorite part of movies! I'll try to get a good outtake this week...my computer is dead so pictures are trapped on there for now :( I'm so excited to see the feature, though! :)

  6. Oh my gosh, I love it. Can't wait to see some funny pics!

  7. GORGEOUS. I love (1) all the riffles and (2) how your blouse compliments your cardi.

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  8. Soooo lovely :))))


  9. love it - great new feature and great way to start!!

  10. Fun idea, but kinda sad that you felt the need to subtly bash other bloggers' ideas to promote your own, no? Wonder if anyone else caught that.

  11. Hahaha at the outtakes! My fav has got to be the first one.

  12. i love this look best on you, Lisa! double frills are such a wonderful idea. . and you look lovely, esp. when paired with that pair of shoes.

    your outtakes are amazing! looks like outfit photos might be a really fun time for you!

  13. I love your red blouse against the bright blue... another fabulous outfit!

  14. Thanks for your positive comments about the outtakes feature, ladies. I hope we get a lot of participation and have a few good laughs over each other's outtakes - I've certainly taken more than my own share of haphazardly taken photos, especially since I am at the mercy of myself, my wonky camera and my timer!

    Callandra - I haven't meant to take that pic but I just didn't feel like I was taking any good outfit pics that day and I was over the whole OOTD stuff. That was me physically expressing "ugh!"

    curls-and-pearls - no worries - I've got some pics that are so bad that they will never see the light of day, especially the ones where I was actually trying to pose and end up looking ridonkulous, and not even in a funny way!

    Lori - please share if you like!

    Jan - I wasn't sure if I was "over-frilling" but the colors made me do it!

    Erin - ack, sorry about your computer! I'd be like a bug on my back if something happen to my computer!

    AppGal - thanks, me too!

    Thanks, Melanie, minnja and Peggy!

    Farrah - I've read my post over and over again and I must be thick as a stump but don't see where I am being disespectful about other bloggers. If it came across like that to you, I apologize and I assure you that was not my intention. I read and follow Kim, Cat and Aimee and love their style and blogs!

    Cee - I am Queen in my own mind of the outtakes - most times over half of my pics are immediately "not outfit post worthy" bc I can't ever take myself seriously for too long!

    Thanks, devilishlypleasurable - I'm trying to hard to break out the fall gear bc that is what I want to wear, but it's so hard when it's still in the 80s in the SE!

  15. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to see those pictures. What a great idea! If I have enough nerve, I may submit one.

  16. Great color combo. If it weren't for the upclose shot I would have never noticed that the flowers have a hint of that blue. Great outfit!

  17. OMG..hahahaha...what a great idea!! You seriously do NOT want to see mine, hahaha...I have some real doozies!!!

    Love your outfit....the blouse and sweater compliment each other beautifully!!!

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  18. What a fantastic new feature. I will definitely be sending in an outtake (: Great outfit!!

  19. Great idea!! I can tell you that I have a million outtakes, which I usually delete. Now, I'll have a reason to preserve!! You look great today... liking the ruffle on ruffle action :)

  20. lol how fun!!! love your outfit! can't wait to see all of our outtakes!

  21. outtakes! brilliant. although yours are actually funny, mine make it appear that i ought to be institutionalized.

  22. I LOVE this outfit Lisa! Perfection!! And LOL, this is a great series idea, though I might be too embarrassed to participate! I usually quickly hit delete on some of my best outtakes ;)

  23. Hey Lisa!
    first of all, that is such a cute adorable outift!
    Secondly, what a brilliant new feature! i have a ton of pics that are too shabby to post. Some really unflattering ones that make me look fat, and ones at really bad angles. I can't wait to participate!! wooohhoo!

  24. I love your outfit...so pretty! :)

    What a cute and funny idea for a reader post! I can't wait to see the pics that are sent in.

  25. OH MY!! I love the new featured post you came up with! I will definitely send mine~ I have tone of goofy pictures that I am afraid of posting.. but with few others I think I can totally share mine!

    And about the Target boots! I have a feeling that I am going to love them so much! Comfortable, Warmth(extra inner layer), Versatile, and 17 bucks!


  26. I can't wait to see this feature! What a fun idea! outtakes are always the best because it's a wonderful reminder that we are all human and not "picture perfect"!!!

  27. Oh, what a fun outfit and a fun reader's feature! I saw that skirt in BR and have been contemplating of getting it though it looks so similar to ones I already own.

    I love the ruffles on ruffles on you and the colours - perfect!


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  28. I love the colors you put together!!! I need to look through my photo's I have like a million outtakes!!!

  29. Haha what a great feature. I typically don't keep my outtakes at all but I will send some that are not totally ugly and unpresentable. :P can't wait to see what others provide.

  30. Love the mix of red and blue, and the print on your shirt reminds me of the Liberty patterns so popular during war times. iw ill definitelybe sending you an outtake -- Lord knows I have enough!

  31. Cute outfit, I love that cardi! And what a great idea, I'm looking forward to it!

  32. Great outfit Lisa, I love the colors! Btw, great feature idea! XOXO, Natalya

  33. Thanks for your positive feedback about my new feature, ladies! I've already received a bunch of really good outtakes - thanks for playing along and I hope the rest of you do too! ;o)

    Kcookski - oh believe me, I've got the crazy lady shots, the dim-headed shots, the "she ain't right" shots ...

    Jin - $17 boots?! Score! I couldn't turn that down for sure!

    20 York Street - you know I can't down anything with pockets!

  34. Super cute!! I love the way the top and sweater work together! And I adore those t-strap pumps! Hah, we do end up with some interesting outtakes here, that sounds like a really fun idea! :)

  35. ooo this sounds fun! i hope i didn't delete all my funny (read: not horribly ugly) outtakes!

  36. Another beautiful outfit! Love the Roaming Frills in Blue. Are you one of those women that can wear any color?

    Ha-ha-ha! This is the best Reader Feature ever. Prepare to be bombarded with outtakes.



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