05 February 2011

Furry Sparkles (and Other People's Giveaways)

This outfit was inspired by Carrie who rocked her striped shirt and pegged jeans with such Cali-for-ni-ay ease that I had to recreate it - with some weather-appropriate additions, of course.

Top: J. Crew striped sequin boatneck (factory here, similar here sans bling or here with)
Jeans: AT Loft modern bootcut (worn here before - similar here)
Coat: Forever 21 faux fur collar (worn here before - similar here or here)
Necklace: White Owl via Etsy (worn here before - similar sequined here)
Shoes: Nine West Temani patent wedges (worn here before - similar here)
Shoe Clips: Lilywinkel via Etsy

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You still have time to submit your outfit for the next Respect the Outfits reader feature! This time please shoot over a pic of your Anthropologie-inspired outfit - feature will go up on Tuesday! More info here - previously featured outfits from your blog are OK. Pics can be sent to respecttheshoes(at)live.com.

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My blog luck has runneth over recently and I had been lucky enough to win not one, but two fantastic giveaways hosted by BonBon Rose Girls and WildasaMink. If you haven't checked out their blogs yet, please do! They are different as night and day, but I love the BonBon Rose Girls for their preppy pretty chic and WildasaMink for her rocker-sweet sensibilities.

Another medley of fabulous ladies have some super-cool giveaways going on this week, so here's your opportunity to win:

  Like mine! My giveaway for a lace necklace from tree & kimball and a $25 gift card to J. Crew or Anthropologie ends February 6! 

★  Jinah from bonjour it's jinah! is giving away a bunting necklace from Mary Rebecca. Contest ends February 6.

★  Diana from exPress-o is giving away an I Love You dish from Paloma's Nest. Contest ends February 6.

★  Sandy from Sandy a la Mode is giving away a ruffle necklace from Pretty Things by Meg. Contest ends February 8.

★  Kim from Anthroholic is giving away a butterfly necklace and blooming flower ring, both from Ruche. Contest ends February 10.

  Fashionable Academics is giving away a $50 gift card to CSN Stores. Contest ends February 10.

★  Elaine from Clothed Much is giving away a pair of brown pheasant feather shoe clips from, well, Shoe Clips. Contest ends February 11.

★  Jovian from Plums and Pearls is giving away pieces from Modern Amusement's collection worth $200. Contest ends February 11.

★  Carrie from this free bird is giving away a peach jade bead bracelet from Brooklyn Thread. Contest ends February 11.

★  Lisa from Confessions of a Call Center Gal is giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop. Contest ends February 12.

★  Maggie from Chasing Davies is giving away a $35 gift card to CSN Stores. Contest ends February 13.

★  Debby from Inspired Design is giving away a Danish Ebelskiver pan from CSN Stores. Contest ends February 14.

  GalTime is giving away an Apple iPad. Contest ends February 14.

★  Kelly from The Fashion Worshiper is giving away a vintage YSL heart pin. Contest ends February 14.

  Urban Sherp is giving away a $100 gift card to LL Bean. Contest ends February 15.

★  Alison from Being Alison is giving away a BruiseMD gift pack and $50 AmEx gift card. Contest ends February 15.

★  Jen from Haute Whimsy is giving away a to-be-customized necklace from Koco & Viking. Contest ends February 16.

★  T from A Taste of T is giving away two $100 gift certificates to APART Style. Contest ends February 18.

  Marie from All Things Marie is giving away a $25 gift card to Apothica. Contest ends February 18.

  Extra Petite is giving away a $100 cash prize from Ebates for her readers who sign up for the program through her. Contest ends February 28.

★  Callandra from Petite Early Morning Style is giving away a $40 gift card to CSN Stores. Contest ends March 11.


  1. Love so much about this look! the shoes and yellow flower clips are perfect and I love the effortless stripe tee with pegged jeans... definitely inspired!

  2. You look sooooooooooo goooooood. Love the sequins and the shoe pins are just way too adorable.

  3. Those shoe clips are too cute. I definately need to check that out for later, after the snow melts, of course!

    congrats on the two giveaway wins! Yay!

  4. this outfit is great ~ i've been on the fence about that top. it's so cute on you ~ i love the sequins! and the shoe clips are fabulous! i love the yellow and grey combination. i'm drooling. ;) ~ susan

  5. I agree the other posters! I love those yellow shoe clips! Its such a nice and unexpected pop of color! Plus can I just say wow on the compilation of giveaways? I had no idea there were that many going!Hopefully I can get some of your luck this month!

  6. oh man I'm not sure if I own anything Anthro-inspired... what a challenge!


  7. I adore that J Crew top. My co-worker has it in the coral stripes and I swoon over it every time she wears it.

  8. Love this outfit, particularly the shoe clips and the necklace. The accessories definitely make this look!

  9. So lovely, chic and relaxed. I'm glad to see you incorporate your vintage inspired F21 coat as well. I was just thinking the other day that I'd missed my chance to send you an anthro inspired look, but apparently I haven't - yay!

  10. Oh! Thank you for mentioning my giveaway too!...my first one (I'm a bit nervous ;)

  11. Shoe clips? Shut up!! *SO* cute!!

  12. Hey, I went shopping a few weeks ago with my mom and talked her into buying herself that exact same shirt! It looks great on both of you.

  13. Love the all the details in this outfit and wow that's a lot of giveaways! Thanks for summarizing!

  14. another cute casual outfit. heart those shoes! also, would you mind adding my giveway too? it ends feb 12th. the link is here

  15. I LOVE this look on you. Not everyone can rock Carrie's outfits, but you did her justice. Do more do more!!!

  16. Omg, i love those shoes, and was surpised that they are actually shoe clips! They really maketh your outfit.

  17. cute shoe clips! love our blog!

  18. Very cute look!!! I love those yellow clips on the shoes...so fun!!

  19. Wow...I love this look on you!
    I almost ordered that shirt a few weeks ago and now you have made me quite remorseful that I didn't pull the trigger.
    Darn you Lisa...I'm trying.to.behave!

  20. I really just love every piece of of this outfit! I do have shoe clips, many of them and I find that at times they will fall off, I've nev er lost one but, came close. Do yours fall off? I wish I had purchased the stripe tee, sigh....... You look so chic.

  21. I love the Striped, Blinged Out T-Shirt Lisa! Remember our little Tete-a-Tete concerning stripes? Ok, maybe it was more of a community discussion. I love the whole idea of the sequins. Really dresses up any look with sparkle and shine. I don't know how people find time to enter so many giveaways. I mainly focus on the Anthro community anymore. But I can appreciate all the effort to add those links. It's time consuming! Now when you say Anthro Inspired for the Readers Outfits, does that mean it should not actually have Anthro items in it? Only Anthro inspiration?

  22. oh, that necklace is gorgeous! and I love that you added orange color on your shoes!! but more than anything... I want that striped top from J.Crew!!!

  23. Adorable! The jeans look great rolled! I am really smitten with that F21 coat, it's so cute oon you!

  24. I love this. Everything about it. The striped shirt, the jeans, the necklace, the shoe clips...everything! You look so great!

  25. Pamela - I don't envy you guys still buried in snowdom! My parents in NYC have been buried since Christmas!

    Minnesota Maven - holy moly, gal, there are surprisingly always a ton of giveaways going on in blogdom - this community is full of really generous people, which is great!

    Lady Cardi - awesome! Great minds ...

    Eleanor - haha, I actually lucked out and "found" this tee on sale on a popback during the last 40% addtl off deal, so I scored big, but I wanted it for a looooong time too!

    addicted to JCrew/Ann Taylor - these are my first pair of shoe clips and they didn't fall off, so I was kind of thrilled! The back clip area was long and had some light teeth on them so they gripped my shoe pretty good!

    Laura - there are definitely A TON of giveaways out there - these are just some of the ones from our area of fashion bloggers, and I'm sure I've missed some! As for the Anthro-inspired outfits, yes, I'd love to see everyone create or select a previous outfit that looks inspired by Anthro but actually doesn't contain any Anthro pieces!

  26. How amazing are those shoe clips?! I love them, they are so adorable. They look great with jeans. I want shoe clips!

  27. You are so cute Lisa!! I adore your necklace and those shoe clips. Wow! I need to get me some of those now. ;)

  28. That necklace is BEAUtiful. And it's so wonderful with that striped shirt. I would never have put them together, but you've inspired me again to think outside the box. {and possibly buy that necklace after this shopping ban ceases!!}

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!


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