Times Are A Changing...

November 24, 2010

Before I started this blog I would have never, ever worn this head to toe look. When you think about it how does a crazy print dress, leopard belt, pointelle knit tights and camel colored boots even go together??? The answer is, they probably don't but I don't care anymore. I use to think that everything had to be so structured and matchy matchy but this blog had pushed me totally out of my comfort zone and for that I am grateful.

After I started following other bloggers and seeing all the different styles around me, I am becoming more and more comfortable wearing what makes me happy. If I want to pile on tons of jewelry like Rachel Zoe instead of the standard only one big statement piece..I will. If I want to bare my legs and my shoulders instead of balancing it out doing one or the other...I can. Hell, if I want to apply bold eyeshadow AND lip color...I am gonna do it! (that last comment was only because I got on a roll with my girl power)

I am gonna quote the always trendy and ever so knowledgeable En Vogue when I say, "Free your mind and the rest will follow." Think about applying this to fashion and a whole new world opens up right before your eyes!

The Limited belt and cardigan (purchase belt here)

Michael Kors boots purchased at Marti & Liz

Charlotte Russe tights (purchase tights here)

Vagabondia Boutique dress


  1. Ahhh!! love ur outfit!!! nice Dress!! xoxo

    My Face Hunter

  2. i love your outfit! As long as the colors are still in the same palette you can clash the patterns and shapes, that's what i always think ;)


  3. Love it!!! As long as you have confidence in yourself and what you're wearing, you can rock a potato sack and look good doing it! (I need to remember that myself sometimes...)

  4. you are the fourth person to tell me that since i started this challenge! i'm flattered because she is gorgeous!

    love your outfit! the tights are amazing and i love the belted scarf with a dress look!

    and isn't it fun how much your style can change once being exposed to other fashion bloggers! I love it!

  5. I love it. I think it totally works!!

  6. You KNOW I love this outfit....I think you look smashing in it:)

    Thank you so much for your kinds words on my blog today...Im glad you shared the post with your office....thats a good thing that it moved you enough to do so:)

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  7. This looks adorable! I'm completely with you....blogging has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and gotten my creative juices flowing! ~Serene

  8. Blogging has definitely opened my eyes to different outfit ideas and has made me much more bold. I really like this outfit. The pattern mixing is working perfectly!

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  9. I think this look is great! There are a lot of looks that I wouldn't have tried if not for the blog! It makes us do crazy (but beautiful!) things!

  10. Isn't it so funny how blogger has influenced us?! My style is constantly being re-evaluated because of other fashion and beauty bloggers and I love it! You look great Ashley, I love the boots and the tights!

  11. i totally agree that being a fashion blogger has made me more adventurous in my clothing selections! you totally rocked this outfit and i love the soft color palette. can't wait to see more from you!

  12. i really love those tights! and that cardi! :)

  13. I love this outfit! You do a great job at mixing patterns without looking like you got dressed in the dark, lol.

  14. I love that you kept everything in the same color pallet, it really makes the look feel pulled together and it's gorgeous!

    Chic on the Cheap

  15. Love how you stepped out of your comfort zone and experimented a little! I think your outfit is gorgeous and definitely not too "out there" or OTT. I think the key is that your cardi is in a block colour which kind of ties everything together. And the fact that you are not wearing any complicated accessories. It works a dream!!
    btw - was that En Vogue song in one of the recent eps of Modern Family??!!

  16. This is a great look, I'm so glad you experimented! I love the cardigan!

  17. loving that dress! great mix!

  18. LOVE it!! You always look so fab and stylish! Those tights are superb!


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