Blogging Besties :: Faux Fur and Skinny Jeans

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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 went bold with her accessories, lippy, and layering piece.

 

 

This week is brought to you by: “faux fur, floral, strappy heels, and skinny jeans”.

And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: faux fur and skinny jeans.

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I’ve been feeling “fluffy” recently. Must be all that stress eating and non-treadmill walking I’ve indulged in.

Rather than bemoan this fact, however, I’m choosing to embrace it. After all, in only a handful of months, I’ll be celebrating a birthday with a “5” at the end of it – a milestone, if you will! – and I think I’ve earned the right to love myself and my body unabashedly, fluffiness and all.

Thus, rather than choosing something slimming, I’m taking a cue from Alex and going bold with an in-your-face, non-figure-flattering, Lady Gaga-esque faux fur confection.

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I’m not throwing all sartorial caution to the wind, though. I’ll do that when I have a couple more 5s under my belt. For now, I will continue to follow the rule of contrasts and pair my ostentatious jacket with an unassuming pair of go-to skinny jeans. Thanks for the tip challenge, Alex!

For Selah’s turn next week, I challenge her to the following: pastel, pink, or something Lady Gaga-esque.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Faux fur – Merona via Target
Turtleneck – Jeanne Pierre via Poshmark
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez via Kohl’s
Boots – Merona via Target

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Never Too Late by Three Days Grace

 

Blogging Besties :: Favorite Pretty Blouse

Last week, Whitney shared a roundup of looks with some of her favorite pieces. One of my options to pass on was “favorite pretty blouse,” and this little mustard number is a natural choice! 

I got this blouse for Christmas and, in case you couldn’t tell from my post about it last week, it’s been one of my go-tos since then! Here, I styled it with a fur vest, skinny jeans, ankle strap heels, and bold dark lipstick. 

Blouse: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)
Vest: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilar)
Jeans: LOFT (exactsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Heels; thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Maricel–next week you can choose between faux fur, floral, strappy heels, and skinny jeans!

Blogging Besties :: Throwback Look

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!


Last week Selah looked super chic in her striped outfit with gold touches!  She gave me several prompts from which to choose from this week but I have to admit to totally copping-out.  In my defense, a stomach bug knocked me off my feet for the whole beginning of the week and I was unable to take outfit pictures.  Luckily, one of Selah’s ideas for me was a throwback look.  In my interpretation of The Blended Blog‘s most recent style series, New Year Styled, I’ve been featuring throwback pieces (a.k.a. favorite items from last winter) but in brand-new looks!  Ladies, I hope these looks will count as “throwback” for this week!
Alright Alex, as a nod to each of these looks, here are your prompts for next week: favorite striped dress, favorite vest, favorite peplum, favorite pretty blouse or favorite chunky cardigan!



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Blogging Besties :: Gold Accents

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 looked stunning in a TARDIS cobalt blue coat:

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The prompts she gave me were “double breasted, simple silhouette or gold accents”.

Eep! I own *nothing* double breasted, and simple silhouette is my M. O., so that seems too easy. Gold accents it is!

After writing the above, my whole family got sick, and I was just too busy to take pictures. Luckily, I have this photo, from 2015, that works perfectly!

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Here’s a closeup of the leather collar of my top and some of the accessories:

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Next week, Whitney can choose from: studded accessory, leather accent, or throwback look.

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