Blogging Besties :: Blue and Green

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!


I just love this skirt every time Selah wears it!  I really like the creative silhouette she created with the boxy eyelet top, and don’t even get me started on kitten heals!

While the book lover in me really wanted to go with the prompt to “show us your shelves,” fate struck and I ultimately choose to feature “blue and green.”

You see, earlier this week my mom, niece and sister raided my closet for a Styled by Someone Else post.  When my sister created an outfit, she just so happened to put together a blue and green ensemble without even knowing my Blogging Besties prompts!

Please forgive the wrinkly skirt as we had just spent the afternoon playing around in my closet.  It was so much fun to have my favorite girls choose outfits for me since they picked things I wouldn’t have thought of myself.  This top is a little bit more form-fitting than I usually go for but my sister convinced me I could rock it!  What do you think, a good date night look maybe?

Alright, Alex my darling, here are your prompts for next week: styled by someone else, form-fitting, lace-up or a classic white top!

What I’m Wearing:
Tank: Old Navy (exact)
Skirt: Banana Republic (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (exact)
Shoes: Modcloth (exact)


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Blogging Besties :: Flashback Friday

imageThe Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Maricel stole my heart with her white eyelet dress and B&W shelfie.

The prompts she gave me were “summer, sandals, or a throwback look”.

So, I give you a throwback look from last summer:

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While I still have all of these pieces and could’ve recreated the look in it’s entirety, that’s not much of a challenge, is it? So, I dressed it up with a skirt and kitten heels, and posed in front of my own bookshelves. I even tried copying the B&W shelves.

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Next week, I challenge Whitney to: show us her shelves, pair blue & green, dress up with kitten heels, or recreate a favorite look.

Top: Old Navy (SIMILAR)
Skirt: Old Navy (SIMILAR)
Necklace: Gingersnaps (EXACT PENDANT, EXACT SNAP)
Slingbacks: Land’s End (SIMILAR)
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Blogging Besties :: White

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Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catalogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

Last week, Alex looked positively nautical in her jaunty ensemble:

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This week is brought to you by: “bright white, cardigan, pastel necklace”.

And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: bright white.

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If this pic looks vaguely familiar, it’s because I’m cheating and re-using photos from this blog post.

Now, I don’t normally condone cheating, but this time it was necessary. My son had lost my tripod extension a while back and I’d been borrowing my daughter’s selfie stick attachment for the tripod. Well, a couple days ago, she broke the attachment and now I have no way to do photo shoots until my replacement doo-dad arrives from Amazon.

I suppose I could take selfies with a mirror, but I just don’t have the selfie mirror mojo that Selah has – I can never pose just right to get the top half of my outfit in the shot. Not as good as this anyway:

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So, it’s  Throwback MCC with my all-white outfit. Enjoy! (And I promise a new look when my turn comes rolling around again next month!)

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For Selah’s turn next week, I challenge her to the following: summer, sandals, or a throwback look.

Vive le vendredi!

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Maggy London
Necklace – francesca’s
Wedges – eBay

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra and Count Basie

Blogging Besties :: Navy

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!
Last week, Whitney looked positively spectacular in navy and white! I just love the print and fun details of that top. I decided to take my own spin on navy (and white) when I styled this white dress with a navy cardigan. I finished off the look with canvas wedgenude flat

Dress: TJ Maxx (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exactsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: thrifted via Plato’s Closet (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)
Next week, Maricel can choose from the following: bright white, cardigan, pastel necklace!