February 16, 2011

No Gimmicks

14/30
{Top & Skirt: NY & Co., Belt: J Crew, Tights: Limited, Boots: Steve Madden}


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4-horz


This outfit is the result of hitting snooze twice this morning. Hitting snooze and then ultimately deciding to reset my alarm back another hour. So much for washing my hair {tmi?}, eating breakfast or venturing outside for photos. Do those sound like symptoms of exhaustion to anyone else? I don’t know why I am so tired, but I am. So for today’s outfit you get a no mess, easy does it, comfortable outfit. No fancy jewelry {unless you count my earrings which you can barely see}, fancy scarf or style gimmicks. I would say I’m going “back to basics”, but I don’t want you to think I’m a Christina Aguilera fan.


In other news, I’m sporting a fishtail braid today {hey Linley – like my fishtail?!}. If you ever want to opt out of styling your hair for another day, I highly recommend this ‘do. If I hadn’t already mentioned I didn’t wash my hair, would you even have known? Hmmm, on second thought don't answer that.

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48 comments:

  1. love ur braid and your sparkly belt!! :)

    http://www.sandyalamode.com/

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  2. Haha. I feel like I can relate to this post a little too well. I really need to try the fishtail braid, but I'm an utter failure at braiding my own hair. It's just too difficult. Well I like the look. Basics are fun.

    -Elizabeth
    http://growingupscottish.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love that in your world, "back to basics" means a banging pencil skirt, sharp stripes, a sparkly belt, and some rocking booties. Not to mention red lips! Smokin', lady...it's just the right amount of rumpled (perfectly messy braid and tee) with sophisticated. LOVE IT.

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  4. i love the fishtail braid on you and the belt is awesome! i love your "back to basics" look and think you look anything but basic!

    cute and little
    come join the Color Brigade!

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  5. How funny! Upon first glance of this post I thought... "Wow her hair is fab!" it truly is, I love it, I have hair envy!

    Cute outfit, also, cant tell you hit snooze at all, you look great :)

    xo, Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Well, even your exhausted, rushed, back to basics look is cute! If I had long hair, I'd be all about that braid. I love it.

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  7. Maybe you should press snooze more often because you look great! Love this outfit, the "Linley Fishtail" do, the pop of color with the shoes! Well done!

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  8. This is a good solid outfit, Liz. And I'm loving the side fishtail braid!

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  9. If my hair looked that good without a washin', I might be tempted to hit snooze now and again...

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  10. Basics are good, that skirt looks great on you.

    I've been practicing the fishtail but I haven't gotten good enough at it to wear out yet!

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  11. LOVE your fishtail, lady! it does suit you so well (if I haven't already told you that?)!! and I am going to answer your questions... NO! I can't tell at all that you didn't wash your hair! It looks great!

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  12. Love the fishtail braid on you, I swear I think it looks better on blonds (probably because you can see the details better).

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  13. You hair looks really great like that! But I always say that your hair looks great, so I guess it's in your hair genes (?) to always have fabulous hair :) x

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  14. kelley @ the eclectic owlFebruary 16, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    I love it! And by "it" I mean the outfit, the braid, the lack of washed hair {and you can't even tell you didn't wash it!}. As soon as my hair is long enough I'll be wearing a fishtail braid :)

    P.S. - How do you manage to ALWAYS look so put together?! It amazes me...

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  15. Is there a how-to somewhere on the fishtail? I cannot make it work!

    I can't tell you didn't wash your hair. It looks great!

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  16. You are too cute! I'm super impressed that you can pull off a sweet fishtail while running late to work. ::high five::

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  17. I wish my hair looked like that after not washing it once! I love how simple this outfit is! and I really like the belt!
    Laura

    www.lauralauralaurajo.blogspot.com

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  18. If my hair looked like that by not washing it I would never shampoo again!

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  19. I love the braid! You look very put-together, as always.

    Shopping and Spreadsheets

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  20. Most definitely would not have known that you didn't wash your hair! I think I might try that look tomorrow (the fishtail that is - my hair looks horrid when I don't wash it!)

    Amber Lena Fashion Bargainista.com
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  21. okay! you are too cute! i'm loving this! what a fun blog! i love this! cant wait to catch up on the rest of your posts! :]
    -karly
    www.karpluswade.blogspot.com

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  22. My comment disappeared! Anyway, I wouldn't have guessed you didn't wash your hair, and I'm going to totally do the fishtail braid tomorrow.

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  23. You look great! When I roll out of bed I usually wind up looking groggy and unkempt, not super-put-together and cute!

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  24. Yay! Your comments were not working yesterday so I couldn't leave a message but I wanted to say I love *love* the EBEW and your blog and I am a new follower. I actually saw your blog before but the user photos has such dark hair on EBEW I didn't know it was one and the same person! Anyways love your blog and you are adorable!

    Hayley
    http://www.theweekendfile.blogspot.com

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  25. The fishtail braid is super cute. You and LInley wear it wear. I need to give it a try!

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  26. Cute! And, I rarely wash my hair...maybe twice a week...it looks terrible the day washed and the day after. It is best 2-3 days after washing.

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  27. No gimmicks, whaa? I'm out this b---. SO KIDDING, so kidding. No I would not have noticed you didn't wash your hair, we ALL KNOW you have MAGICAL HAIR, Liz. Quit rubbing it in our faces. Is my hair long enough for a fishtail I wonder? Gotta try it. Like how I turned this all back around to me? Good.

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  28. Thanks Hayley! And yes my profile picture is VERY outdated. Hmmm, maybe I should get around to updating that :)

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  29. I tried and failed at the fishtail braid SO many times. The key, as Linley suggested, is pinning back some hair and then start your braid. Who knew?

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  30. I am loving that belt! I think I want to have its babies! I Kid! I kid! I'd love to look like this right out of bed! And Now I'm going to have to try the braid too!

    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  31. You are doing so great in the 30/30 challenge, each outfit is brilliant! I can't believe this is what you look like in a rush, because you look completely effortless.

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog to win a $25 Anthropologie gift card!!

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  32. This outfit is my favorite! The red booties are fab, and such a good addition to your 30/30 picks because they can make any outfit! Lovely! Bekah

    Matters of Merrymaking

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  33. Thanks Elizabeth! For the the record I failed at the fishtail the few times I tried before, just keep trying I'm promise it gets easier.

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  34. Thanks! Here I was thinking I looked like I had just rolled out of bed.

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  35. Can't wait to see the debut of your fishtail. Does that sound weird? Oh well.

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  36. I thought you would like it! It's all thanks to your tutorial!

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  37. Oh I think it looks equally as good on brunettes!

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  38. Thanks! Frizzy and poofy are also in my hair genes :)

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  39. Thanks Kelley! As for managing to look put together - I think you're being too kind. By the time I leave work at 5 I'm a wrinkled mess.

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  40. Yep! Linley over at Dwelling & Telling post a video tutorial not to long ago! Check.it.out.

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  41. I love everything about this look! You have great style!
    xoxoMB

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  42. Your outfit is so cute! I love the top, belt, and boots, and your hair looks so pretty!

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  43. I love the top and your hair looks gorgeous! Loving the blog I've followed, maybe take a look at mine? :) Aly xx

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  44. Very nice mix of basics! I love the fishtail. Washing hair everyday is way overrated.

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