July 11, 2011

Strorals and Flipes

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Wanna know how bad ass (and modest) I am?  This week, I am participating in three, that's right three fashion challenges.  First up, this week is the Summer Trends Fashion Challenge held by the lovelies Megan of Megan Mae Daily and Keely of Casual Chic Kiki.  After their last challenge, I was excited to embrace this one.  Today is Stripes and Florals day everyone!

Here's the thing about my closet, I have a ton o' stripes and I have a ton o' florals, so I thought this would be an easy A if you will.  EH!  Wrong!  Last night when I was contemplating what to do with my options, nothing was working out.  Nothing even remotely went together and it just didn't look right.  To top it off, I knew that we were having a 4-way (get your minds out of the gutter people!-it's a meeting with two lawyers and two parties-see?  aren't you ashamed of yourselves now?  it's ok, I forgive you) at le office and I had to look somewhat profesh.   

Then, this happy little striped number appeared before me and said "fear not, for you shall go forth and conquer your day".  And I did, though it was not without seemingly constant obstacles.  For starters, when I got to work, the power was out in my building.  It stayed this way for about an hour and a half.  You never realize your reliance on something until it's gone.  How did we survive before Ben Franklin?  Seriously.  

Also, I had managed for a week or so now to avoid the storms for my outfit shots.  For the better part of a week, the weather has been hot/gorgeous/dry all day riiiiiiiiight until I get off of work.  Then, it rains and pours and old nameless men snore.  I hate driving in any precipitation (seriously, I freak and drive like a blue haired dinosaur in the rain/snow), my son's baseball games have gotten rained out on three now different occasions and it makes outfit shots a beatch.  

So I guess you could say that my week of various fashion challenges actually started with multiple personal challenges as well.  But, what continues to amaze me is the way that things always just work out.  For further evidence (cause in the law field we are all about the evidence), I point you to Exhibit A-my striped umbrella.  Clearly perfect for this challenge, eh?  What luck!  

Booties-Apt. 9
Bracelets-gifted and vintage
Sunnies-Elle for Kohl's


  1. CUTE! I love all of the colors--and I'm drooling over your shoes. I love your take on today's challenge!


  2. I've been wanting to do this floral and stripes trend. It looks so cute on everyone, but then I realized, I don't really have anything "floral"...hmph. Anyway I love the skirt with the big buttons on the pocket! Fun

    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  3. I love stripes and florals - and your umbrella is just the cutest!
    Are you doing EBEW tomorrow?

  4. Thank you Whitney! I appreciate that!

  5. I'm sure you would look just lovely in this trend! Let's go shopping! ;-) Thanks as always Shasie!

  6. Thank you thank you thank you Lyddie! I most certainly am doing EBEW! They are always one of my fave challenges and yellow is my favorite color! I loved your yellow today!

  7. A very different look from what I've seen today! The skirt is really cute and I love that even your umbrella was striped!

  8. Jacquelyn GiardinaJuly 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    omg your umbrella is so adorable!!!! I've been looking for a cute umbrella to replace my BLAH black one!!

    xo Jackie

  9. Such a pretty print on your skirt! Kudos to you for look glam in the rain! I take my rain hat off to you!

    Love the shirt too (beautiful colour on you),

    Girl about Town XxX


  10. Great job! Love your skirt and your striped umbrella! Oh and your shoes are fab!


  11. Fabrizia SpinelliJuly 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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  12. This outfit is so cute! The pattern mixing elevates it way beyond a simple blouse + top! I really love it! (Umbrella is a great addition!)

  13. Thanks Megan! Credit for this outfit def goes to you and Keely!

  14. Thanks Jackie! Well search no further deary just go into your nearest Wal-Mart and spruce that bad boy umbrella phase right up! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Thank you so very much! I really appreciate that! I wish I was wearing a hat. I would tip mine off to you for your sweet comment!

  16. Thank you so much! Turns out the umbrella worked out after all!

  17. Thank you so much Vanessa! I loved your look today as well!

  18. love your booties! too cute. and you go girl, way to take on the challenges.

    xo, lizzie

  19. What a cute mix! I love your umbrella too.

  20. Hope Adela PasztorJuly 12, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Lovely skirt! It coordinates perfectly with your parasol! =)


  21. That lovely floral skirt looks amazing with that striped blouse! This is a really adorable mix :)

  22. Thank you Marisa! I really appreciate that!


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