Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Times Are A Changing...

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

19 comments:

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

    My Face Hunter

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  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 ;)


    YURI
    http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

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  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...)

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  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!

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

    http://southerncomfortga.blogspot.com/

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  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:)

    Hugs hunnie!!

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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

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  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!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
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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!

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  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!

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  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!

    cuteandlittle.com

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

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

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  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

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  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??!!

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

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  17. loving that dress! great mix!

    kristinhassan.blogspot.com

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

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