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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33 comments:

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

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  2. You're adorable!
    xo Bre'an
    www.steightofmind.com

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  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 @ popcosmo.com

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  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.
    W

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

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  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!

    http://shakesparkleroll.blogspot.com/

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

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  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! :)

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

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  10. Nice score with the $8 dress!!

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  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.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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

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

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  14. You look adorable in pink <3 <3

    latest look:
    http://rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in/2013/04/todays-look-with-retro-touchootd.html

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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.
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk/2013/04/mummys-fashion-letter-print-boyfriend.html
    Super cute blog hunny

    Lotte xo
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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  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!

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

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  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.

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

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  20. You look adorable! I love finding clothing inspiration through blogs. :-)

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  21. 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 :)

    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

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

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

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  24. 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!

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

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  26. 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

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  27. I love everything in your outfit! Gorgeous!

    www.be-youtifull.com
    jewelry giveaway on my blog

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  28. 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!!

    ClassyInAClassroom.blogspot.com

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  29. 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!

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

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