Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Freeze, vol. 5: chambray + a splash of animal print

     I'm enjoying this dress-simply kick I've been on for the last few days. While I really love creative pattern mixing, I'm still too new at it and end up looking like a mess instead of marvelous. I don't wear this chambray tunic much, but I'm starting to see its possibilities. :) I was inspired by Linda of Little Tin Soldier's outfit here.
 Velvet Heart tunic, Ross (old)
Beau skinnies, Ross (old)
snake print fabric belt (from dress)
hoop earrings, Old Navy (old)
Micro-ruffles and subtle yet sparkly earrings

     Speaking of simple, the Mr. and I had a quiet Valentine's night. I had planned to pick up some mochi ice cream on the way to his house, but when I drove past the ice cream place, there was a line spilling out the door onto the sidewalk. We have a mutual dislike of crowds, so he's just going to have to wait until the weekend for his treat. ...
     Luckily, he had picked up a chocolate cheesecake. We traded Valentine's Day cards, watched some Stephen Colbert, and spent some quality time with each other (and the cheesecake, of course). :)

42 comments:

  1. Mochi ice cream sounds soo good :) Nice chambray :)

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  2. Lovely! I like the high belting.

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  3. I love that belt! What a fun touch to your outfit!

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  4. Thanks, Kat! Mochi ice cream is one of my favorites, but it's a little on the pricey side. :)

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  5. Thanks, Erin! Amazing what a belt can do for an outfit. :)

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  6. Thank you, Rebecca. I'm looking forward to pairing the belt with other things. :)

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  7. That cake looks delicious! And I love that you belted your chambray tunic with animal print.

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  8. Thank you, Gracey! Can't believe this is the first time I've had chocolate cheesecake -- it's wonderful. :)

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  9. haha thanks! woah that cake looks soo good!

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  10. this chambray top is so beatuiful, I love the ruffles on it!

    Hope all is well my dear!

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  11. i love how you tied it empire style! it makes it look like a completely different shirt! and yummmmm, chocolate cheesecake!

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  12. a lovely way to spend valentine's day. It's not what you do but who you are with that matters isn't it? You missed the ice cream but at least you still have the yummy cheese cake! The chambray top is nice with the little details and you add a pretty touch with the scarf belt!

    mongs
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  13. thank you! :) cheesecake in the fridge makes me happy. :)

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  14. thanks, mongs! you're right - good company can make anything fun. :)

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  15. I love this tunic! I've been wanting something similar in the form of a dress for a while, they had some on RUelala today but I didn't log in right at 10 so...I lost out.

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  16. Mmmm what a chocolaty delight!! And in cheesecake form? Yum!!

    Anyway, I like the micro ruffle closeup. I usually steer clear from ruffles because I have broad shoulders but now that I think of it, I can do a tiny ruffle for a girly non-limebacker look!! Thanks

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  17. Thank you for dropping by! I have broad shoulders for my size, too, but itty-bitty ruffles are definitely doable. :)

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  18. Thanks, Bessie! The same thing happens to me on HauteLook - it's amazing how fast some stuff sells out. :)

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  19. love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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  20. Yay! I love seeing your beautiful face!!
    Also, this chambray shirt is just gorgeous on you! I love it tied with the print scarf--makes it look so young and fun. I can really see your style evolving since I started following you. I guess blogging is fun like that!
    Anyway, I need to leave these page before I go out hunting for a chocolate cheesecake... my god that looks so good.

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  21. cheesecake and colbert sounds like a great night! and that belt looks GREAT with chambray!

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  22. Thanks, Courtney! I think I'm slowly finding my style, but some days it's hard to tell ... :)

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  23. Thank you for dropping by, Francesca! :)

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  24. Love your blog. I'm now following xx
    Hope you come check mine out too if you have time and if you like it, maybe follow me back too? :) x

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  25. Okay, I want to eat that NOW!

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  26. you are soo cute!! i finally just got a chambray shirt!

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  27. Thank you, Sandy! :) Looking forward to seeing how you style yours!

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  28. It's Cheesecake Factory, but the Mr. got it from the grocery freezer section ... I'm surprised at how good it is. :)

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  29. Thank you for dropping by, Riri! Off to check out your blog. :)

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  30. I am so digging the chambray/denim shirt trend right now - I do truly think I need another one in my life, haha!

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  31. I especially love the way you tied this. It emphasizes your figure in a great way.

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  32. Love the chambray tunic on you; you shoud definitely wear it more! :)

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  33. thanks, megan. kind of amazed/embarrassed at how many nice things go unworn around here ... :o

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  34. I hear ya, Lisa! I didn't really get the chambray craze before, but now I understand it ... :)

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  35. Thank you! I wasn't sure about belting it this way, so I appreciate the feedback. :)

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  36. YUM! that cheesecake is perfection!!! i'm drooling ;)

    xxo, vanessa (the gal)

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  37. Thanks for dropping by, Vanessa! The cheesecake was delicious ... the only problem was that the Mr. cuts such small pieces ... but I guess that's what's called portion control. :)

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