Monday, January 9, 2012

What I'm Wearing: A Colorful Bouquet


Back to work...and no short week this week. Bummer city. I decided to combat my blues with a bright ensemble. I busted out one of my favorite summer maxi dresses and decided to make it work for today's 40 degree weather. It was easy enough - all I did was throw a goldenrod sweater on top, added a scarf and some boots (so my tootsies didn't freeze) and voila! A fun, colorful winter outfit.

I had to run into the grocery store after work to get a few things and three different men, all different ages mind you told me they liked my "skirt." I put skirt in quotations because A. this isn't really a skirt (I wasn't about to explain that to them) B. I am never really sure it's my clothes they like or if they are hitting on me - most likely the latter. Oh well, a compliment is a compliment and I'll take it.

Maxi dress and earrings: Charlotte Russe, Sweater: Goodwill, Boots: Bass Outlet, Scarf: Wild Iris

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A Colorful Bouquet



How do you like this look?

50 comments:

  1. You're so cute. Seriously. So. Cute. And I love the goldenrod on you. Is there a color you DON'T look good in?
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this outfit! I've been yearning to wear some summery pieces the past week (I think it's the slightly "warmer" weather) I love what you did and I say take the compliments, although, to be honest, random compliments from men still make me uncomfortable!

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  3. Bring out the bold colours in winter!
    The skirt is indeed very pretty, however, I am certain the three men were enchanted by your delightful smile;-)

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  4. Lovely outfit, you look so colourful and totally ready to embrace 2012.

    xxx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  5. SUCH a nice outfit!
    you look gorgeousssss



    xxx

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  6. I LOVE colorful outfits!!!This one is very beautiful. I like the fact that you wear summer skirt in winter. Very nice look.
    Have a nice week... even if it's no short :-)

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  7. So pretty. I have a maxi skirt (mine is actually skirt) with similar colors, so I might just have to copy this. ;-)

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  8. loved d blouse... Very colorful & lively : )

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  9. I love the floral dress/skirt. Ive been on a floral binge lately but haven't bought anything yet (looking for a floral button down and dress). This outfit takes advantage of the best about the dress - you look lovely.

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  10. Love your bright ensemble! This is a great way of getting more mileage out of your maxi dress, which some people only reserve for warmer weather.

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  11. Awesome...love all of the pretty colors!

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  12. That sweater is a really lovely color on you! Don't you just love when men try to comment on outfits? They're so clueless!

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  13. What a vibrant way to start a Monday. There are so many pretty colours on your skirt, there are probably many things you can wear it with. the scarf is a lovely addition!

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  14. Love it! I am a total, utter fan of maxis--whether they be dresses or skirts! Great way to mix it up during the colder months.

    xo
    Kate
    http://the-permanent-tourist.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love it! And I like that peacock "skirt" also :) Can I hit on you? I'm not creepy, I swear! ;)

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  16. That skirt is so fabulous! It'll be perfect in spring & summer, but I love how you've layered & styled it here as well.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  17. LOVE this colorful skirt. And the top. Frankly the whole outfit is fantabulous!

    Some guy walked up to me in Best Buy today and asked me if I wanted to switch hats with him. He was totally cray-cray.

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  18. Love a colorful look during the winter months!

    - Justine
    luckeysgoods.blogspot.com

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  19. I loved the look !!!:)
    http://deiafsalim.blogspot.com/

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  20. really pretty floral skirt and i like how you paired it with yellow sweater and a scarf.
    A++

    http://dc2nyconfessions.com

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  21. That goldenrod/mustard yellow is one of my absolute favorite colors right now. I love the idea of wearing a maxi in the winter. Take that funky forty degree weather!

    With Class & Sass,
    ~Khalilah~

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  22. I love this look, you did a great job winterizing your maxi dress. I am horrible at restyling dresses so I am definitely going to challenge myself to try something new.

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  23. You sure know how to put patterns and colors together. :)

    http://kristenglam.blogspot.com/

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  24. I like that golden yellow sweater. Seriously gives you a nice glow!

    vonnie <3
    ohsovonnie.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm in love with floral maxis right now too. Even though it's winter :)

    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

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  26. Haha I like your story about the men and your "skirt". I love the bright colors in your outfit, the maxi dress is gorgeous and I love your earrings as well! Great look!

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  27. Love this bright and sunny look - and bravo for picking up men at the grocery store, ha!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  28. Gorgeous skirt! That one on the collage is lovely too :) Nice look! ^^


    Thanks for your comment dear!

    xx Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  29. You KNOW they are hitting on you girl... men are men and two things are always true about them...

    1) they have no idea what you are wearing and...
    2) they don't care what you are wearing... hee hee

    I'm like you though... a compliment is a compliment!

    BTW... Love that sweater.

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  30. Oh my! This skirt is incredibly beautiful and so trendy taking in mind floral print seen almost in every S/S 2012 collection!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  31. You look wonderful, sweetheart! And no wonder men were complimenting you- you're beautiful!!! Loving the bright, cheery, happy colors on you :) Very pretty!!!
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  32. Well I like your "skirt" too missy. Great way to remix it with the sweater!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  33. amazing set, great look, I love your style, following you now, I hope you will follow back.
    aprettylife13.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for the comment on my blog !!!:)

    A big kiss from Brazil !;):):)
    http://deiafsalim.blogspot.com/

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  35. thank you for the comment darling!

    have a perfect day!

    xxoo
    BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  36. Ah, the lighting is PERFECT for this outfit! Really highlights the reds! Loving the mustards and browns! This is just a great color combo!!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  37. Gorgeous! I love the skirt, very pretty!

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  38. It´s great to see your creativity in this blog.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  39. This is a great refresher for winter! I love florals in the winters! I also really like the similar skirt you posted at the end, I love peacocks! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  40. What a pretty look for a winter day! Your "skirt" is sooo pretty and bright, and the combination of goldenrod and pink is fantastic on you. Your earrings are so beautiful too!

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  41. Absolutely love all the color!
    You look beautiful :) The print on that skirt is fantastic!

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  42. I love it! People complain about orange & yellow and I don't know why, because everyone truly looks good in it. That goldenrod looks awesome on you. Love the scarf color and dress print.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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Kassi

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