My top 3 looks - GIVEAWAY!

Friday, April 17, 2015

I have spent a chunk of the last year attempting to somehow find/create/define my sense of style. I have relied heavily on Alison's Style Challenges for inspiration but am realizing, that no matter what the recommendations, we always put our own 'spin' on things.

There are some things we are comfortable trying and some we aren't. Some things we try and love, some we try and don't like so much (but at least we tried).

This weeks linkup is about 3 looks I love that you should try. I'm going to share 3 looks I've tried over the past year that have found a permanent home in my style repertoire.

Top 3 Looks (that I've tried AND stuck with)

White

White freaks me out. White pants, white shirts... white clothing in general. I previously wrote a blog post devoted to my fear of white pants. Here's the problem: I LOVE the look of white on everyone else but I'm constantly afraid of spillage/sitting in something gross etc. Having said all that, I've tried to be more welcoming to white in the past year (but you had better believe I'm always carrying a tide-to-go) and continue to add white pieces to my wardrobe (though, in the interest of full disclosure: I couldn't bring myself to buy white maternity jeans - I can only go so far people!).



Leopard Print

Having never been a huge fan of animal print, this was a stretch for me initially. I bought my first pair of leopard print flats, with hesitation, during last years Spring Style Challenge. I haven't looked back. I have since added a leopard print scarf and a second pair or leopard print flats (the first pair got so much use, I figured I could use a back-up). Needless to say, I have learned to love leopard print and it's found a home in my closet.




Colored Pants

By far my biggest fashion leap. Historically, I like to stick with denim or black pants and I haven't really deviated much from that, until last year. I started with a pair of red pants, then added some prints and more color. I've learned that color and prints work on the bottom (and can be lots of fun), you just need to shop around for fit, material and color that work with your body type (read: doesn't show lumps and bumps). I am happy to report I have even carried this look into my maternity wardrobe!




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32 comments:

  1. White pants were also a leap for me and now I can wait to get them out again! I love the bright blue maternity pants. Way to keep up with he trends even while Preggo. Not always easy :)

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    1. lol I love how terrifying white is, but it looks sooo nice!

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  2. Hmm, I think I would buy some summer shorts and sandals!

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  3. I am STILL trying to find a pair of awesome red pants. Every time I see a pair, I always think of you and your awesome pair of red pants. My last look for Spring is an all white look...hehe. You need to try it, seriously! Okay maybe after baby,but one day you will try it...:)

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    1. and you'd rock a pair of awesome red pants!! I love that they make you think of me!!
      All white might not be in the cards with a toddler and a new baby in a few months lol - how do you stay clean?!

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  4. Agreeing with you! White pants is a new favorite since I found a pair that was as see through as a thin sheet! Leopard was a VERY new print for me last fall and now I own several items in that print and I'm slowly getting pants that are a color other than denim or black. Yay for branching out!

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    1. yes, I struggled with finding ones you couldn't see everything too!
      Branching out in fashion is KEY!

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  5. All three of those picks are very you!

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  6. As you well know, you are my colored pants idol (have I mentioned that before? :)! I never wore leopard print before Alison's challenges - and now it's one of my favorites. Have a great weekend!

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    1. lol, I've never been an idol before! I'll take it!

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  7. Love your picks!! All look fabulous on you...Love the bright jeans!!

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    1. color is key, I think you posted that recently too!!

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  8. I have a pair of white skinnies (capri length) and I really need to get a pair of white shorts now for the summer. I love all of your colored pants, you have a lot!! I only like leopard in small doses and it is sort of new to me, too!

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  9. You are an inspiration to mommies-to-be everywhere. I love the way you have adapted the challenge looks to maternity-wear or being pregnant. I am with Lana; you are the colored pants guru. I loved your red pants at first sight. Bought some terra cotta-peachy-coral ones yesterday as inspired by your red ones. XO

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    1. you are seriously the sweetest!
      Happy to inspire such a lovely woman, especially where colored pants are concerned because you look great in them!

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  10. You are an inspiration to mommies-to-be everywhere. I love the way you have adapted the challenge looks to maternity-wear or being pregnant. I am with Lana; you are the colored pants guru. I loved your red pants at first sight. Bought some terra cotta-peachy-coral ones yesterday as inspired by your red ones. XO

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  11. Your children (yes, both of them!) sure have a stylish and pretty mommy! I think you need to change your blog name!

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    1. lol I've considered it, but it's a possibility I revert back to frumpy-mommy-dom after this little one arrives. Even if just for a short time.

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  12. Look at all your colored pants! I'm impressed with all of your variety.

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  13. These are some of the same things I have grown to love through the challenges. Your spoke my style heart here, friend!

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    1. Of course we're on the same page!!
      Though no one rocks polka dots like you do!

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  14. I share your fear of white pants - and sure enough my white jeans got this rusty brown stain on the back of my leg (really would like to know where it came from) that kind of grosses me out. So, I have been looking for a replacement, and have tried 20+ pairs and have still not found any I like. Sorry - long rant! Love your post and top picks!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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    1. that's my worst white pants nightmare!
      Hope you find your dream replacement pair!

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  15. I love my white jeans but I'm always worried I'm going to spill something on them! You have a great colored pants collection!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. lol me too, white pants = living the day checking your butt in EVERY mirror!

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  16. I love my white jeans but I'm always worried I'm going to spill something on them! You have a great colored pants collection!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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