My New Favorite Outfit: Who Would've Thought?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Who Would've Thought?

Back in August I was complaining on Facebook about having to go to back to school and wear "real" clothes again.  See, with a toddler most of my summer was spent in shorts and graphic t-shirts, and I was beginning to like it.  Then a friend commented on Facebook about checking out Along the Lines of Style for some teacher clothes inspiration.  I clicked and was like, "Whoa."  I'd never even seen a blog before that point and I'm not gonna lie, I poured through Whitney's achieves to get some inspiration, and it was through her I found all these other great blogs that I still love today!  This outfit was actually one the the first I created when trying to rethink my closet.  The dress is sleeveless and came with a little sash in the same color.  My husband did NOT like it.  However, I suddenly loved this dress (and got my hubby's seal of approval) when I added a silver belt and this striped cardigan.  I love how blogging has caused me to think outside the box and it's so much more fun to wear clothes different ways then the same way every time.

Dress: NY and Co. $8
Cardigan: Express $20
Belt: Kohl's $1.5
Necklace: Charming Charlie's $1
Bracelets: Express $14 and Kohl's $12
Shoes: Fergalicious $30 
Bag: Coach

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  1. So cute in pink!
    I love nude shoes and I'm wearing mine as well today.

    Lady of Style

  2. You're adorable!
    xo Bre'an

  3. What a great story about how blogging is such a good thing! Love your outfit and that you're a teacher (that's what I want to be!!)
    xox ~chloe @

  4. Aw! You are too sweet! Thank you for the kind words--and I'm so glad you found me so you could start your own blog.
    For the record, I would totally wear this outfit--I LOVE that pink dress! Shirt dresses are an excellent addition to any wardrobe--now I just need to wear mine more often.

  5. This is such a sweet look on you! Love the dress paired with the cardigan. Pretty!

  6. Hi I found you on the link up today ( :

    I love this outfit, especially the nude pumps - they go with everything!

    I also agree, blogging totally makes me think outside the box. I feel like I'm starting to try new and daring outfits that I never would have before!

  7. Pink is such a pretty color on you! I'm constantly getting inspiration from other blogs for my own closet. :)

    The Tiny Heart

  8. Such a pretty, spring-y outfit! I love dressing up for work so much and am always always always pulled toward office-y and dressier type clothing when I shop. But lately, I've been really finding myself pulled toward loose-fitting t-shirts, shorts, casual dresses, etc. So unusual for me, but I'm going with it! :)

  9. Love your tender color mixing! Pastel! It's flattering to you perfectly!!!!

  10. Nice score with the $8 dress!!

  11. It looks great with the silver belt! I love it! I can barely even remember starting my blog... and it hasn't been that long ago. My mind is fried.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  12. What a Cute Peach Dress. I like the Cardigan too. You are looking very Springy & Pretty today, Ginny. =)

  13. What a great dress and what a fabulous site. It's nice to be able to find inspiration.


  14. You look adorable in pink <3 <3

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  15. I’m you newest follower via GFC

    If you have a monochrome fashion post feel free to link up with me.
    Super cute blog hunny

    Lotte xo

  16. I love this! It's so perfect together! And I agree that blogging helps me to be able to think outside the box, especially when shopping my closet!

  17. Lovely outfit! The dress is gorgeous and the colour really suits you


  18. That dress is so cute!!!!

    I'm even more of an outfit-blogging newbie than you are, and I've also noticed a big difference in terms of how I'm being more creative with my approach to combining pieces to make an outfit, instead of having a go-to outfit with each piece.

  19. So so cute!! Love the color of the dress!
    Stopping over from the linkup

  20. cute! I really like pairing nice dress with cardigan!
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  21. You look adorable! I love finding clothing inspiration through blogs. :-)

  22. I love shirt dresses - the color of this is gorgeous! I, too, love Whitney's blog and am constantly in awe of how great she looks all the time. I read blogs for about three years before I started my own, so my style has changed a lot since then. Sometimes I wish I could go back and post my old college/first year of marriage outfit! There were some doozies. I think blogging has helped me be more intentional in my purchases and outfits. I have always wanted to look nice, but now, I feel a little bit more pressure (good pressure) to look good :)

  23. The dress is adorable...and I love your striped cardi!

  24. I LOVE that dress! don't trust your husband's opinion :) it is adorable!

  25. That dress is so cute! I really like it!
    You and other bloggers have really pushed me into wearing things I have in new ways-which is good for so many reasons. Mostly my bank account!

  26. such a pretty dress paired with a lovely cardigan!

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

  27. I love that you remember exactly the moment you started reading, following, and being inspired by blogs!! Whitney's blog sure is a great find!! And, I will say - so is yours! I've loved following your blog these last couple of months!

    I'm hosting a Spring Florals link-up on Thursday - hope you'll join!!
    Bri @ Work Clothes, I Suppose

  28. I love everything in your outfit! Gorgeous!
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  29. Both of your blogs are so inspiring to me too being a teacher also. :) you look gorgeous!! Love this post and I'm glad the hubby approves because its so cute and classy!!

  30. Love this combination so much!!!! :) :) :)

    That cardi is fab! I need to find one just like it! ;)

    I love that blogging shows you so many different ways to wear an item.... It's definitely opened my eyes and is my new favorite thing to do!

  31. Cute outfit, I love your bright and springy dress. Adore those shoes too!