Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

How do you like the super blown-out hair?  I kind of liked how it turned out. It reminds me of that strangely sterile, yet chic 60's housewife style. My stylist decided to go more blonde this time and, though I generally try to keep within the realm of "brunette," I rather like it.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

This look came together organically, but I love the way it channels the lingerie trend that's so popular right now. This top is simple, but it hardly required other statement pieces to make an interesting outfit. Time for it to go to a new home now. Off to the next lucky blogger on the clothes swap, jesse.anne.o! Thanks again Love Charles and Both Yellow Animals for inviting me to participate!

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

My mom bought these shoes forever ago. I'll venture to say they might even be the first, truly interesting pair of shoes I ever owned, at least that I can remember. Glad they've lasted this long :-)


Forever 21 top via the clothes swap
Reiss skirt
Betsey Johnson shoes
Chanel purse
Hermes bangle

75 comments:

  1. you look fantastic! Your shoes are awesome!!

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  2. Your hair looks great. I always love the fresh "out of the salon" confidence boost.

    My Life in Style

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  3. Love your skirt and your hair looks so cute! x

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  4. I really adore this whole look. Great outfit and I like the hair blown out.

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  5. I love that top...it may seem silly, but I thought for sure the top would have been some expensive brand..and it turns out it's from least expensive!..Just goes to prove how well it works to mix high and low together!

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  6. Beautiful shoes -- I used to have some like that but blue, but I lost them along the way. You know, I always think of you as blonde, even though i suppose your hair was darker. Anyway, I love this lighter look for you!

    xx

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  7. that skirt is sweet on you. you look picture perfect ready for summer.

    by the way, your comment on my blog killed me! hilarious!

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  8. The whole outfit is fabulous. I love the top and your hair looks so good now (even though it did before too!)
    Those shoes are amazing.

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  9. I just love that skirt. I've been craving a style like that.

    You look wonderful!

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  10. Fab hair E :D

    Love this look!

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  11. Those /are/ really interesting! Love the look

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  12. i absolutely love your new hair! definitely 60's summer bombshell...you should get one of those high waisted bikinis and you'll be all set!

    great outfit too...i love all the lingerie inspired clothes they are showing nowadays

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  13. if you tell me where you live I will come over asap and steal your shoes. just so you know. if you ever let it slip. and then a few weeks later can't find your shoes.

    also, you are so brave wearing your shirt/bra like this! It looks so totally chic! I love it. You have so pulled it off. But you have such a lovely and classy self/face/person/limbs--lovely limbs! ha, you know what I mean. That you can just pull it off. You're lithe. That's how I would describe you: lovely and lithe. Well, I love this look miss lovely and lithe.

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  14. i have to disagree with you on the shoes... you have MANY amazing pieces of footwear! these one's certainly are in my top 5 though :)

    your hair looks great lighter!

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  15. your new hair-do is great! looks a little bit fresh, lighter, more energy, really I like it.
    And lovely ruffled skirt! this cut and color can be risky, but your figure is just made for it.

    hugs ;)

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  16. I love your new hair... the color and the cut... fabulous! xoxo

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  17. The top looks like Balmain, great choice. The details on the shoes are amazing.

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  18. Luv everything ur wearing! Have a lovely wk xx

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  19. ur hair looks amazing too!!! Xxx

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  20. your hair is looking so sassy in these photos!! love it!!

    i adore your lace top!! :D

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  21. The hair looks great - fun and perfect for the warmer weather. Ooh those shoes - divine. I'm afraid I would have chipped off a chunk of the gorgeous heel by now.

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  22. the lace shirt is fantastic!

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  23. These really are artful shoes and they add a great touch to this great outfit. Lovely hair!

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  24. YOur hair looks so chic. It's a wonderful look on you! And I really love your skirt.

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  25. This is very pretty and your hair looks amazing!! Your stylist did an awesome job:)

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  26. uh oh, I'm not a fan of the hairstyle. great outfit though!

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  27. Demure, with a touch of not so demure. Too pretty!

    x

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  28. Your hair looks fantastic - I really like it this color. And too bad you can't keep that top - it's fabulous and looks really pretty on you!

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  29. You look so elegant and beautiful =) you have a very tasteful sense of style..

    stop by our fashion blog, we hope you love it. xx

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  30. The new hair is a total win, lady. Love it.

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  31. simple and great outfit! gorgeous post!!!

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  32. Oh this is a very very beautiful combination! and your shoes are always so elegant! Loved so much!

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  33. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    lovely!

    xx

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  34. You are so fabulous it kills me!

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  35. Your hair looks so great! And as someone whose hair is always windblown, I can really appreciate seeing some good windy shots!!

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  36. Love the hair! I was trying to come up with an outfit like this last night with a similar top I have but was not successful. You've inspired me to give it another go.

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  37. the hair looks amazing. i love the blonde, its perfect for summer!!

    this look is great, the lace top is beautiful! and i too have those shoes, but mine have a denim upper with a bow ~ soooo old, but so great!

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  38. I love this outfit from head to toe. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Did I mention ... LOVE?

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  39. This outfit is fabulousssss!! :) I love that skirt!! And your blown out hair is gorgeous! Love the pics!

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  40. You look fantastic. So dreamy. I like your hair... I'm thinking of going a little lighter this summer, too. Oh, and very cool shoes :)

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads

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  41. I didn't recognize you at first cause of the blown out hair - something so minor made a big difference (or maybe I'm just off today). I really like the lace top and the peekaboo bra - lingerie is in!

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    M.E.

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  42. You have the coolest shoes. This look is darling.

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  43. I am definitely feeling the blown out hair - as I am feeling EVERYTHING else about this look. Super chic.

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  44. beautiful girl..
    that skir is perfect.
    -Yaary.

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  45. Ooo those shoes are excellent! And I love the lace top! Gorgeous look, as always :)

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  46. you're hair is amazing. it gives that certain edge to your outfit. and how cool are those shoes???!!! well, you know what they say, moms know best. :)


    xx,
    betz
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  47. You're hair is so pretty. I like the super blown out look. I love to borrow my mom's shoes.

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  48. The hair is super 60s and also super fantastic on you! I love that skirt!

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  49. This outfit is so gorgeous. Everything looks perfect together. The tones are beautiful.

    And those shoes are amazing. Like a work of art.

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  50. The hair looks great. Very Mad Men!

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  51. I agree--there's a really lovely subtle sixties feeling to your hair (I love the blown out bouffant flair,) and I think the shoes are fantastic! They remind me of everything that is right about taking a fun and clever approach to fashion!

    xo Jenny

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  52. you look soo adorable!! I love you top and skirt!! supeerrr cute :D

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  53. Brilliant shoes. I love the peachy glow from these photos. So fresh!

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  54. Love that shoes!!!
    And you look s fresh, I love it.

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  55. This outfit is so delicately beautiful! I love the lace top, you look like dreamy perfection!

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  56. indeed they are very interesting and beautiful i love the carved in design. also i love the sheerish lace top ive been wanting to try soemthing like this forever .. i hope ican do it in half as a sophisticated chic way that you do

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  57. I immediately thought "How 60s!" when I saw this :)
    You look lovely and the hair is wonderful!

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  58. loving your new cut/color! Looks great on you. I love how you managed to pull off the lace top with a darker bra underneath. You make this work so well!

    Amber
    ambersmouthash

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  59. this outfit is perfect in my opinion! I love the colour and the skirt is divine! and LOVE the new hair! xxx

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  60. i love big hair and i think you look fine with big hair!

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  61. I am loving your new layered do. You look fantastic. xo Mish

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  62. Your hair looks fabulous...and oh how I adore Betsey!

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  63. such a beautiful and dreamy look, i love everything from the hair to the shoes!

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  64. Oh I am loving your hair! I think it looks great! And this outfit is beautiful! That top is amazing!

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  65. Your hair looks absolutely AMAZING. I'm kind of in love with the fact that the color pairs so well with the shades of your look du jour! Gorgeous!! :)

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  66. I love the neutral tone of this entire outfit, it's gorgeous!

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  67. this is by far one of my favorites of yours, so pretty and light. I think your hair looks great too! aaaaaand your shoes are awesome too.

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  68. adorable skirt, and you wear it well!

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  69. you look STUNNING in the last pic!

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  70. This is so pretty! I love the femininity of the lace and ruffles. Also love that you went with a black bra - very chic!

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  71. So pretty! I love the feminine skirt, and you are having one fabulous hair day :)

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  72. I still can't believe that top is from F21! It looks vintage! Oh and your hair looks very lovely!
    -Daisygirl89

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