February 9, 2011

Paperdolls


8/30
{Top: Limited, Pants: Express, Cardigan: J Crew, Belts: J Crew & H&M, Shoes: Bandolino}


8/30


Today I lugged my tripod and portable high speed fan for these outfit photos. See that hair just a-blowin-in-the-wind? I’m getting all hi-tech here over at 26 and Counting, aren’t I? As much as I find it thoroughly amusing to imagine myself traipsing around with a fan and tripod, I must admit that the wind blown look is courtesy of Mother Nature. And while I’m on the topic of admitting details, I need to give a big thanks to Erin of Work With What You've Got who picked out today’s look. Today’s outfit is 100% Erin’s creative work {okay, 90% as I changed shoes at the last minute to avoid snow covered pants}. What do you think? I had been struggling to use this green cardigan so I was thrilled when she picked out an outfit that included it.


If I was grading this look I’d given Erin an A+. I’d like to think I’d eventually have styled something like this, but I think Erin knew all along that this green cardigan and pants were sliding under the radar. So a BIG thanks to Erin who must have telepathically read my 30 for 30 thoughts and picked out an outfit that is most certainly me. I just didn’t know it yet.

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59 comments:

  1. I love this outfit especially the ruffly top, I'll need to head to the Limited to get some of the wardrobe items for my new job! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures today girl! And that outfit looks wonderful on you!

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  3. YESSSSS!!! PAPERDOLL TIME!!! I love this outfit on you :) Go Erin!!

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  4. Oh, I really like this outfit! And I have the same pants but only ever wore a black cardigan with them. Nice to see another option here with the belt and cute ruffly shirt.

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  5. so cute! love the green cardi and that ruffled top is awesome! love how you belted it too to cinch your waist!

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  6. I love that the ruffled top looks like a scarf -- what a fun outfit!

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  7. I did the same type of thing last week! Casual Friday for me was black Tommy cardi, bright pink ruffled tee from JCrew and belted it with a hot pink skinny belt from a grocery store here! So good. I love letting ruffles peek out.

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  8. I have a random question! Have you always been good at belting outfits? Did you ever have a time when you didnt like it? I struggle to really know how to do it without making my sweater look odd or my body all...marshmellow man. I love the look and since you seem to have a similar body type I was wondering how you did it so well!

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  9. Such a great look--in fact, I'm going to send it to all of my friends who work in professional offices, who are always whining to me that "all of my clothes for work are too boring!" NOT boring. Super cute, absolutely stylish, and completely polished. LOVE.

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  10. I love it! YAY! This was the best idea of EVER.

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  11. Very nice! I love the look of a ruffly blouse over a half-buttoned cardigan or V-neck sweater - gives so much interest and depth to an outfit. Also, may I just say: you are so ridiculously photogenic! I don't know if it's a natural gift or something you've developed, but I notice it with every post you do and figured I'd better pay the compliment instead of hoarding it. =)

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  12. I like the use of the belt! I've been afraid to try wearing belts with cardigans...even though it looks super cute on so many people. Maybe one of these days I'll muster up the nerve to just try it... :)

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  13. I love the limited for work basics and this top is probably my all-time favorite purchase!

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  14. Getting dressed this week has been so easy! I love this project!

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  15. I usually resort to black when wearing these pants as well. Big thanks to Erin for adding a bit of color!!

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  16. Belting is something I've gradually done more and more of. At first I thought it made me look hippy-er...but after some practice and finding the right size belts, I love to belt my outfits. As someone who is curvy, I usually belt my outfits at the smallest part of my waist. I also think thicker belts are nice introductory to the whole trend. The cover more and I think are they are typically more flattering.

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  17. Erin can you be my stylist everyday? Love this look!

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  18. Oh my gosh thanks Sara! I definitely get some scary shots but I think over time I've found better angles that result to {typically} better pictures. It's all a matter of practice and good lighting.

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  19. you know the funny part I actually forgot? This was my second attempt because Suze and I choose really similar things my first go round and she got there first! LOLOLOL.

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  20. I love the ruffle blouse peeking out from under the cardigan! So cute! And your windblown look is great. Yesterday Matt and I tried to take outfit photos, but my hair kept blowing in my face... and it just didn't look as graceful as you do. Haha.

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  21. Love it! This has to be one of my favorite looks you've done! And I'm really enjoying the outdoor pictures as well. :D

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  22. So, for some reason I though I had already commented, then realized "no, I responded to email." I love this outfit! Erin's such a good stylist :)

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  23. Just recently found your blog - LOVE IT! Love this blouse today...the ruffles are darling. Try to stay warm in those outdoor photos...I'm just too much of a wimp! :)

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  24. she did great! i love this outfit on you liz!

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  25. Suze you did comment its up ^^^^ there somewhere. But hey I love a good double comment every now and then!

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  26. Oh there several photos where you couldn't see my face because my hair was all over the place. Tricky wind.

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  27. Oh you should! Just mess with the belt to find the most flattering postion

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  28. The scarf totally makes the look! Nice styling Erin. And I totally fell for the thing about the fan and was amused picturing you lugging a fan into a field in the middle of winter!

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  29. New to your blog- adore it!

    You look gorgeous! I love the scarf!

    Hugs xoxo

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  30. Erin did a great job!

    I have no idea what I would have thought of someone standing in the middle of a field in winter with their own fan.

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  31. You make such a cute doll and that outfit suits you really well! Nice photos with the snow :)

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  32. writeitinlipstick.blogspot.comFebruary 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    I love the look, and mother nature is loving you. blowing your hair for you.

    Ok for your two truths and a lie: your grandpa did not play pro basketball?

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  33. That's a truth! The lie was about knee surgery {I've only had 1 thankfully}.

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  34. Um, that they are a crazy person?! I know I would have

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  35. Thanks! It's actually just a ruffled top though :)

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  36. I think I will be heading back in doors very soon. It's soo cold. Brrr.

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  37. you are soo adorable!! i need to learn how to take pictures with a tripod better for the times when my husband is not agreeable!! ;)

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  38. New blog friend here. Your style is so cute and wearable. I love it! I'm following now!

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  39. Another great outfit! I love how the neckline of the blouse almost looks like a scarf :-)

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  40. the belted cardigan and the scarf are real pretty :)
    and look at you getting more techie!

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  41. I would say the green cardi is a hit!!! And you rocked the windy look!! just lovely!

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  42. I adore this paper dolls idea. SO SO SO much!

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  43. I love that Limited top and I love 30 for 30 challenges. I'm excited to be your newest follower.

    Audrey
    www.livingfoxy.com

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  44. wow, Erin did a wonderful job styling your outfit! i love the green cardigan buttoned up so that the little ruffly top peeks through.

    and you're doing so well with these outdoor shots!

    cute and little

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  45. This was a great choice, so far the paper doll idea is a hit! I love the wide leg grey marble pants and the dark green cardigan with the ruffle shirt is so pretty! I give this outfit a A++!!

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  46. Too cute! Love the ruffles and the belted cardi...

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  47. Gabby / Gypsy*DiariesFebruary 10, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    My next investment is a tripod! I just love the freedom it gives you! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  48. Gorgeous! I love the ruffled top and those slacks are perfection!

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  49. Love this look! Getting to wear great dress pants is one of the very few things I miss about working a traditional 9 to 5.

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  50. I love your work looks! I am new to the corporate America way of life and its been a little bit of a challenge for me to think of cute and stylish work attire... you are certainly inspiring me :)

    Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  51. Love this! The ruffles and belt are just icing on a pretty cake :)

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  52. I agree, Erin did a great job! You look fantastic. I can't wait to see more of your 30 for 30 looks!

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  53. i love the ruffles on your blouse! so pretty! :-)

    Babi
    http://whenbabispeaks.blogspot.com

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  54. Jessica - The Embellished LifeFebruary 11, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    ooo this is a perfect example of corporate chic! Great job doll!

    Please check out my blog and help me pic what outfit to wear to New York Fashion Week!
    http://livingembellished.blogspot.com

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  55. I love this outfit with the belt. Also, the shirt is really beautiful and I like how you wore it recently too!

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