Red Velvet and Floral Masterpiece

Sep 14, 2012



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I've layered this outfit like a baker layers her three-tier red velvet and cream cheese cake (rather specific there). When I looked in the mirror at the final outcome I wanted to take a bow.

It all started with my Urban Outfitters summer dress. Standing in my robe in front of my closet, I thumbed the material of the hanging dress and scowled. I wanted to wear flowers today goddammit, come hell or high water. But then I heard the wind rattle against my window, thought of how great it would feel walking fifteen city blocks to work covered in goosebumps, and then let go of the hem, defeated.

I turned around and walked away from the closet with my shoulders slumped and head hanging low, sad Charlie Brown music playing behind me.

And then somehow it came to me. Put a denim shirt on, throw on the dress, top it off with a paper bag skirt, and add a pinch of sugar! Wait, no sugar.

Take that, fall. Hair. Toss.

Dress- UO
Shirt- F21
Skirt- h&m
Necklace- J Crew
Shoes- UO

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67 comments :

  1. Totally adore that skirt, I love the top of it, how it has a fluttery flowery vibe to it - beautiful! ( I dont know if I explained that well... it's early.. I need coffee...)\

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

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  2. Cute ensemble! Love the necklaces!

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  3. Completely adore your layers! The chambray and brown I think are an amazing combination...and the pop of floral up top just is like sprinkles (on a cake!).

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. haha this was so cute! i love that analogy

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  4. You're so damn creative.

    I want red velvet cake now.

    xomando

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  5. I wish you lived in England not Chicago, you could come and be my personal style adviser! Rx

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  6. I am super impressed with your layering skills here!! I love that you were just struck with this brilliant idea! The floral dress looks lovely with the denim top and the paper bag skirt. Perfect for fall :)
    xJennaD

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  7. Haha, way to beat fall! You definitely layered this outfit to perfection. Love that paper bag skirt!

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    1. oh i love that you wear a denim shirt under your floral top! this is really a great look darling! and i want your skirt!
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  8. I love what you are wearing! Great twist on the dress! xoxo
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  9. Thanks soooo much for your comment and all you did!! :))

    Love your jeans shirt!!!!!!!!

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  10. HOLY-LAYERING-GOODNESS, this outfit is the bomb. Seriously, you are the master outfit baker I am so impressed. Everything looks perfect and it looks like an outfit fresh off the fall pages of anthropologie or something. Also, your closet wars make me smile, you totally won this round!
    Happy Friday, I hope its filled with red velvet cake, and maybe a cocktail or 3.
    xo Hannah

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  11. Well done! Love that paper bag waist!

    Rachel

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  12. You have such skills at layering, it's crazy! Adore the necklaces under the collar. Dammit I want a cheesecake now!

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  13. Love the layering you did here!
    have a great weekend!

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  14. I love your layering! Great season-changing outfit!

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  15. Your blog is so cute and so is this post!
    You have a new follower :)

    x

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  16. oh gosh! this outfit is beyond adorable <3 I just love all these pieces! they work together soo well

    Alexa <3
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  17. Well done! Look how creative you are, bravo!

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  18. LOVE this pairing. The floral part of the dress is so colorful and cute! LOVE it!

    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
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  19. Love the floral print over top of the denim! You really made this outfit work- flowers with a layered, fall twist :) And I love the Charlie Brown sad music... I knew exactly what you were talking about and it gave a comical visual ;)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  20. Woooow, this outfit is amazing. I love that layering and I remeber when I was younger, I used to layer tops over long-sleeved shirst and t-shirts. But your result layering with dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. best outfit i've seen today! gosh you're such an inspiration babe





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  22. It looks awesome :)
    Terribly I like your blog!

    xoxo

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  23. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  24. Garet! :)

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  25. oh you have a lovely blog. Thanks for dropping by mine and leaving a comment. Hope to see more of your around! Have a great weekend!

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  26. Great blog! I'm now following you, I'd love for you to follow me back

    Z
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  27. Aww thanks, i'm glad you like it! You look lovely :) xx

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  28. Your blog is just amazing, I am loving it !

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    xoxo
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  29. Love it!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?

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  30. Nice outfit - I really like the denim shirt. And your hair is perfect. :)

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  31. What a great way of layering, it looks like it was meant to be and you look beautiful!

    A Closet of Chaos
    xo

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  32. Amazing post!!!!! :)

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    xoxo

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  33. thanks for your comment Marlen! <3 lol I can't believe you're so tall- must be so difficult buying stuff online haha. oh well extra height is always a blessing and you are the height of a supermodel! anyway your skirt is so cute, love the way it's nipped in by the belt :)

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  34. The shirt understand the dress is so genius!!!
    Love everything about this outfit :)

    XOXO
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  35. You style is so awesome, I love it :)
    I want those shoes in my life
    x

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  36. Nice look!! i like your skirt so cute <33

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  37. Very cool outfit! Love your necklace.

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  38. I love your outfit! Good way to defeat the fall, haha. Your shoes are amazing, by the way. :)
    Have a nice week!
    Love & Inspire,
    Isabel

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  39. Awesome outfit! I love the pics!

    I followed you with bloglovin:) Can you please follow me back if you can?:)

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  40. i love it, i would never think of layering a skirt over a bodycon dress but it looks great and would keep you so much warmer in fall! love the paperbag waist on this skirt so much!
    xox

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  41. i love your outfit! i love how you have played with the prints and textures!!

    happy sunday!! :D there is a new post on my blog. I would love to have your views :)

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  42. What a really cute outfit! Love the skirt! Nice combination of textures and x

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  43. Great outfit! I've never seen someone combining a top and a blouse like this!
    xo

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  44. love your style. it's cute

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  45. i love how you mix all those stuffs together! and your shoes are to die forrr <3

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  46. WOw u are an expert when it comes to layering!

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  47. I love your look <3

    Floral!!

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    Greetings from Greece

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  48. I love your skirt!
    You look so cute <3

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  49. Woow what a beautiful stylization! :D I love all items here :)

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  50. So cute! the shoes are amazing and the necklaces too. I love how the UO dress looks like a top!

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  51. You look amazing! Such pretty clothes xo

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  52. Love absolutely everything!!
    xoxo

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  53. Hahah! You're so funny! I think you're doing a great job in pulling off your breezy clothes and not freezing to death! While I'm trying to layer my outfits without choking to death in my 90 degree weather! I guess the grass is always greener on the other side! Here's to beating mother nature! Cheers!


    Kisses
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  54. This is SUCH a cute outfit! love everything about it!

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  55. Great shoes & I do love the al the way button up jean shirt. x

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  56. How cute are you?!? Love this outfit, and I love how you incorporated floral into fall :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  57. This is so cute!! I *adore* that skirt and have actually been hoping to sew one up exactly like that myself...I had it open in a tab right next to that pumpkin spice latte recipe for ages, and since I finally made the PSL, and this picture shows how cute the skirt would be...I MUST make the skirt soon! Love the little floral top, too.

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