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Monday, March 7, 2011

I'd never have made a good hippie...

shoes: cato brand. jeans & shirt: old navy. (Amendment: Crap. It's actually Downeast Outfitters. Sorry.) belt: forever21. bracelet: hawaii. flower clips: gift.

I don't usually style my tops to be poofier in the stomach area, mainly because I'm blessed with enough natural, ah, "poof" that I don't need/want to build upon it. It'd be like pouring extra sugar into those fun-dip packets, or putting marshmallows into already sugary cereal. Like, who would DO that, right? (*blush* ehhh...me, I guess. Poof-ified the stomach and fed my kids lucky charms for breakfast. Two for two. Awesome.)

Dah well. Inspired by E., I decided to flounce it up a bit today. But I wanted to keep myself from floating off (into the great white yonder), so I maintained a very structured leg-line. Add my favorite crochet-peeptoe-wedges (a trifecta of yumminess, if you ask me), a side braid with a hint of hippie in the flower pins, and a turquoise bracelet for contrast.

I wasn't sure about the bracelet, to be honest. The shirt is bold enough, I don't know if a contrast was actually necessary. But red + turquoise just happens to be one of my favorite color combos, so I ran with it today. Which would be awesome if I did, in fact, run. With anything, anywhere. Unfortunately, the closest thing I've done to that these past few months has been to plod to the cupboard for a cadbury mini egg or eight. (Whereupon, I stop and gasp for about an hour to restock ye ol' oxygen supply... C'mon, spring. This girl needs to exercise!)

Happy Monday.
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23 comments:

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

Turquoise + red = thebomb.com

Seriously, it's a gorgeous pairing. I'm glad you included the bracelet. As for the hippie thing: I'm grateful that we live in a world where I can be a hippie at heart and still REALLY enjoy deodorant, pretty clothes, and a nice mattress. It's a beautiful time to be alive. Channel that inner hippie, lady!

Carie said...

I love red + turquoise. And polka dots.

MaryBeth said...

cuuute! you look so happy!
polka dots are my fave. i would have guessed this top was vintage but old navy? sweet!
xoxoMB

Julie said...

Ditto Carie. I love that polka dot blouse and would love to have it! You hair looks adorable. Turquoise and red = great combination.

Laura said...

I love the turquoise and red together. And your blouse is so cute! Girl, you don't seem to have ANY natural poof, thank you very much.

Tara said...

I am seriously amazed at the versatility of turquoise. That color goes with EVERYTHING! Love the blouse today, too :)

Tara said...

I am seriously amazed at the versatility of turquoise. That color goes with EVERYTHING! Love the blouse today, too :)

Rachel said...

poof smoof, you have no poof. I like this shirt styled that way on you.

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Brittany-Trends250 said...

really cute top!

ladydazy said...

Luv it!!!

Cait said...

love this look. very pretty hippie chic.

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Cassandra said...

Turquoise and red is one my favorites as well! And that top is darling! Then again, I can't resist anything with polka dots. ;)

Linda said...

That bracelet is a must with that red. The combo is perfect!!

And I didn't know the natural pouch was a blessing. I've been doubly blessed, I guess ;)

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Leah said...

Love the polka dots and color mixing! You are skinny enough to pull off billowy blouses!! No worries there. Now go enjoy another cadbury egg :)

mk said...

red and turquoise are one of my favorite combinations, and i'm loving the side braid! and the polka dots!! you're adorable as always. :)

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oomph. said...

i think the bracelet is perfect for the outfit! love the polka dot top.

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Tiffany said...

This shirt is gorgeous!!!

PinkyPi said...

Cute! I like your blog! I really LOVE the red shirt in this post!

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SABINNA and DAVID said...

this is so cute! love the way u present your outfits!!

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Laura said...

Very cute! Love this look!

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thatdamngreendress said...

great classic colours (and does it get more classic than blue denim and a red polka dot blouse?) and I love the side braid!!!

Julie said...

did you go shoe shopping? cute shoes.

Colleen said...

I like red and turquoise too. I wore red pants and turquoise bracelets once and someone cringed like they didn't go. I'm glad I finally see someone else in the combo so now I won't be afraid to wear mine.

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