Monday, April 28, 2014

28 of 30 and 29 of 30: Styling Jeans 2 Different Ways from Dressy to Casual.

Before we get to today's two-fer post, I want to let you know that including today's outfits there are still about 10 Outfits that I have remixed during my April Remix month of the 30 for 30 challenge. If you are new here you can read about it here. And to all of you who have followed me along this challenge so far, thank you for all your encouragement, compliments and advise. You have been so supportive. =) It hasn't all been pretty, but I think overall I have done a good job of remixing my chosen 30 items.

Today's Outfits both have Jeans in common. But the Outfits couldn't be any more different from one another. The first Outfit I am wearing my Medium-to-Dark Wash Bootcut pair by WHBM and I dressed them up with not one but two Silk pieces: my Chocolate Brown Express Blouse and my Silver Blazer by Urban Behaviour. I added a Brown Skinny Belt since I tucked in the Blouse (which matched the Blouse, also) and my Nude Pumps. I went with the 'less is more' route as far as Jewelry goes so I skipped a Necklace, Bracelet or Big Earrings and let my Bright Red Lipstick do all the talking, while matching my little Red Drop Earrings, too. I really ended up liking this Outfit. Do you?
Pros: I love how 3 different shades of Neutral Colors (Brown, Gray and Dark Blue) work well together unexpectedly. I also like that I went with Bold Red Lips and Simple Red Earrings.
Cons: The only cons I see is that the Outfit perhaps doesn't translate as well in pictures. But it was both Cute and Comfy in real life which is a win-win.
Brown, 100% Silk Blouse, w/ 3/4 Bell Sleeves: Express.
Light Silver, Silk Blazer w/ Pinstriped Silver+Gold Lining: Urban Behaviour.
Dark-Wash, Boot-cut "Noir" Blue Jeans: White House Black Market.
Chocolate Brown, Faux Leather, Skinny Belt: Comes with my Hazelnut Corduroys (included in the challenge).
Light Orange, Round-face, Quartz Watch: Gift from My Husband (New).
White, Sea-Pearl, Silver, Heart-shaped Cocktail Ring: c/o American Fashion & Jewelry Boutique.
Dark Red, Sparkly, Globe, Drop Earrings: c/o Parfois.
Berry Red Lipstick: Avon.
Nude, Round-Toe, Patent Leather Pumps: Apartment 9 (Kohl's).

For my second Outfit, the next day it was cold and rainy so I had to do some layering and out came the Rain Boots. This Outfit is definitely very Casual. In my head, I really liked the pairing of this Striped Tee (which hadn't been worn since the first day of the challenge - what?!) with my Polka Dot Cardigan. I just wish the sleeves of the Tee were longer. I think it looks fine but definitely not as good as I pictured it. A little bit of bling via the Necklace and the Cocktail Ring play off the Blues and Whites of this Outfit. Once again Red Lips to try to stay positive and happy on a rainy day. But these photos were taken late, after a long day (some hours of which were spent outside) so I do apologize about my messy bun. What do you think of each Outfit?
Pros: I like how the Black Dots on the White Canvas play off the Black+White Stripes of the Tee. The Little Blue Belt & Blue Necklace mix well with the Blue Floral piece of the Cardigan.
Cons: I just feel sort of 'ehhh' about this Outfit. Yes, I mixed patterns, yes there are 3 patterns (including the tropical florals of the boots) but it still feels kind of blah. And my hair was not co-operating either.
White w/ Black Polka Dots, 3/4-Sleeve Cardigan w/ Royal Blue Chiffon Rosettes: White House Black Market.
Black+White Striped, 3/4 Sleeve Tee w/ Silver Studs/Crystals on the front: White House Black Market.
Black Skinny Jeans: Sublevel (New).
Periwinkle Blue, Faux Leather, Skinny Belt w/ Gold Buckle: Thrifted (New).
Dainty, 2-Stranded Silver Necklace w/ Glass Royal Blue Beads: White House Black Market.
White, Sea-Pearl, Silver, Heart-shaped Cocktail Ring: c/o American Fashion & Jewelry Boutique.
Berry Red Lipstick: Avon.
Green+Colorful, Flower & Birds, "Happy & Free" Rain Boots: Costco.






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24 comments:

  1. Your silver blazer is really cool! And I like your dainty blue necklace in the other outfit!

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  2. That silver blazer is to die for! I absolutely love it! Love the second outfit as well, so fun!

    Hope you had a nice weekend!

    xo, Erica

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  3. Wow, Ada! You really did it! 30x30! I was scrolling down catching up what I missed and you just rocked this challange! Hats off, dear!

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  4. I like the blue jeans and blazer look a lot - very pretty and classic styling!

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the top pair of jeans on you! It's hard to find a great, classic bootcut. Fun looks. :)

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  6. you look great. You have one more outfit to go. Can't wait to see what it is.

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  7. I really like the dots and stripes, so cute!

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  8. I love both of your outfits! I really like how you styled the jeans in the first one. You don't see many people wearing jeans other than skinnies lately, but I love boot-cut jeans with a heel!

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  9. I really like your first outfit. All of the pieces seem to fit you perfectly!

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  10. Love the brown silky blouse! Looks super chic :)

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  11. I love the first outfit. It is my favorite. The jeans fit you beautifully! I like skinny jeans, but I always love a beautiful boot cut. Nice job.

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  12. I'm liking that pattern mixing in your second outfit! And how perfect is that blue belt with your cardigan?! Your WHBM jeans fit you so well! They look great with a blouse and blazer!

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  13. I really like how you dressed up the jeans in the first outfit. And gosh that polka dot cardigan is just too cute!

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  14. I'm kinda obsessed with the mixed prints of the second look!

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  15. I love jeans and blazers together!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  16. Blazers and jeans are how I am getting through school right now. They are so comfortable and soo easy to wear!

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  17. Love the dotted cardigan look (especially with the rosette/flower pin). So chic!

    Katie @ Style On Target

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  18. YAY for rainboots! MN is on day 3 of 6 of non-stop rain and I am desperate for another pair of rainboots. I think a funky print like yours would be perfect. :) Thanks for following Spoils of Wear - I really appreciate it.

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  19. The first pair of jeans fits you so well! And I love the striped tee underneath your cardigan. Great detail!

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  20. Another cute outfit! I am in love with those rain boots!! I need a pair pronto!

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  21. Good for you sticking with the 30 x 30 challenge! The classic fit on the first pair of jeans is very flattering on you! Thanks for sharing with Manic Monday! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  22. Well done you for sticking with the 30! Love the floral wellies, I have a pair myself!

    Mama-andmore.com

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  23. That blazer is so fun! Looks great!

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  24. You look great in both. I actually don't mind the mix of prints in the second look. And those are some fab rain boots!

    Thanks for linking up at Let Your Light Shine Thursdays!

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