Monday, January 9, 2012

back in black

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329v4

358v5

254v3

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I'm so excited to be a part of a swap organized by Lily of Love Charles Vintage. She invited to me participate in one of these ages ago and it was such a fun experience that I jumped at the chance to do it again. The basis for this swap is very clever: all items were thrifted for 50 cents to a dollar (obviously, I am in awe of Lily's thrifting skills). Check out the other bloggers who are participating (the best part is seeing how different people style the same items):

Flattery
Happy Honey and Lark
Hummingbird Girls
Mousevox Vintage
Missing Love Birds
Selective Potential

I hope you enjoy the results!

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
swapped/thrifted striped top (via Love Charles Vintage)
Zara turtleneck
Marc New York coat (old - this thing has lasted me forever, but here are similar styles)
Elizabeth and James pants
Belle by Sigerson Morrison boots (similar style here)
Saddleback Leather bag

42 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I love how you styled your top! Love your boots!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  2. Beautiful!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  3. What a cool idea! I love thrifting!!!!!! This all black look is so chic. I love the stripes too!

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  4. You look stunning!! Such a different take on this shirt. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest.

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  5. Maybe the chic Parisian look is here to stay for another year. While a flash of colour makes an outfit pop, an all black outfit never fails to make an impression. Creatively put together! We are loving this winter look.

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  6. Glad you are back, and black looks so good.

    I like the straight cut of your jacket. The shape is structured and sophisticated.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  7. you look so great! I loove those boots and the top is so cute on you, what a fun swap idea!

    <3Meghan

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  8. love this look! it's so simple but so very chic! the boots are gorgeous :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  9. I love how you mix your less-than-a-dollar thrifted top with E&J pants and those amazing boots! You look fantastic, as always.

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  10. Such a fun challenge. I always love to see the different ways bloggers style one item.

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  11. I love this idea! So fun and, of course, you all look fantastic!

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  12. What a fun thing to be part of! Such a great b&w look. Tres chic. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  13. That is such a fun idea! I love the outfit you put together, especially your boots! :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  14. loved how you put the entire outfit together :)

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  15. Great look. Can't wait to get the top and style it up. :D I love your black outfit against the snow as well.
    XOXO

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  16. This is adorable. I was so bummed that this month's everybody everywear was black and white since I wore an awesome black and white outfit less than two weeks ago. I didn't wear black and white today, but I may submit the link to my blog from that day instead. No one needs to know...
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  17. This is a fantastic look :) I am excited to get to know more about this swap event! x

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  18. I love how you styled it! So perfect with the boots and coat. I am excited to try this shirt out when I receive the package :-)

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  19. Those boots are wicked :O Want.

    And bloggers swaps are so fun :D I never know how to approach the subject though. It's a bit weird asking someone to trade clothes Lol!

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  20. The shape of those ankle boots are so nice! I've been obsessed with black ankle boots that have interesting shapes, and so I must notice yours aha. :) Love that trench, too, it's so nice and long!

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  21. soooo stylish. I love your boots.

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  22. Dying over those boots - SO amazing!

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  23. sounds fun, and great idea to swap some items with other bloggers.
    You look great here, love this style.

    STYLE KO by airene

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  24. Oh how I love those boots. No, seriously!

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  25. This sounds like a really cool project/swap! I love how you styled the shirt- very crisp and modern!

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  26. Love you coat, this is gorgeous.
    xo
    Missy

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  27. LOVE this look....it's so chic! And those boots...so fabulous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. Love the booties (and now I have that song stuck in my head!) :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  29. I'm so envious of bloggers who wear black beautifully... I just can't style it!! The boots are the perfect finishing touch!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

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  30. I love the layering aspect you've incorporated!!

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  31. fabulous outfit, you look stunning <3

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  32. Love your shoes!

    -Lyndsay
    http://craftanista.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/lsenerch

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  33. love wearing colors sometimes but black will always be a favorite.

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  34. slightly obsessed with those booties. and by slightly I mean extremely.

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