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Friday, April 30, 2010

Introducing: Weekend Remix Mini-Challenge

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It's been a while since I do a challenge, so I thought it would be fun to do a weekend remix mini-challenge!! For this remix challenge, I will pick one item and wear it three different ways this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I love remixing items because it shows that with a little creativity, one item can make many many different outfits!

So for this mini-challenge, I chose this sorda purply pink dress. As I said before, I'll be wearing three different looks with this dress; one on Friday, another on Saturday, and another on Sunday. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!!

Yes, they're blue

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When: Thursday April 29, 2010

Lace top: Saks (Panama)
Plaid skirt: B-day present from my parents
Blue tights: JC Penny's
Black pumps: ? (Panama)
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Silver purse: ? (Panama)

Where: Got together with some friends and heard some really funny stories... its always nice to catch up :)

I've noticed that when I wear colored tights people look at me differently; but when I wear blue tights in particular they look at me as if I was an alien!! jajaja I think its so funny the way they look at me all bewildered and confused while I just think "Yes, they're blue!". It really doesn't matter to me because I'm very confident in what I wear and I feel good in my skin. If I like it, then that is all that matters. So naturally, I just laughed and went skipping along :)
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this plaid skirt:
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tights with flats

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When: Wednesday April 28, 2010

White sweater: Present from my brother (Europe)
Floral skirt: Saks (Panama)
Red belt: Madison (Panama)
Brown tights: Target
Fishnets: El Costo (Panama)
Red Jessica Simpson flats: Estampa (Panama)
Red Xoxo purse: Macy's
Red beret: Forever XXI

Where: Bingo night! Didn't win anything, but I had loads of fun anyway :)

Today is the first time I ever wear tights with flats. I usually like wearing tights with boots or booties, but I have seen Kyla from Blue Collar Catwalk wear tights with flats so many times that I just had to give it a try!
04 April 28 - Blue Collar Catwalk
What I ended up liking the most is that wearing flats instead of boots is a better way to show off a nice pair of tights. You can't really see by the photos, but I am wearing fishnets over my brown tights which gives them much more depth and interest. Flats really shows off the pattern of the tights. And of course, flats are much more comfy to walk in :)

Do you ever wear tights with flats?
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this white sweater:
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bold + subtle = Pattern mixing!

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When: Tuesday April 27, 2010

Roses dress: Forever XXI
Polka dot blazer: Forever XXI
Red tights: El Costo (Panama)
Black pumps: ? (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Max

Where: An internship interview for a marketing position... It went really well so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Today I tried to do a little pattern mixing with this beautiful blazer I bought a while ago. I have always read that its best to combine a bold pattern with a subtle pattern, so that is exactly what I tried to do. The polka dot blazer is a very subtle pattern and it doesn't compete with the bold roses pattern. Actually, to be honest, today I was inspired by an outfit from Jen loves Kev:
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Here she wore a mixture of a bold patterned skirt with a subtle polka dot top:
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So I tried to copy the same look and I love it! I also added the red tights just because I was in a "I-wear-whatever-I-want-no-matter-what-other's-think" mood... jeje. I love when I feel bold like that :)
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Here are all the cazillion ways I have worn this roses dress:
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The 300th post giveaway WINNER!

The winner of the 300th post giveaway is..... Comment # 11: elnajay!!! Here is the winning comment:

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Elly not only won the beautiful floral headband, but she also won two personalized signatures made by my mom! These signatures are great at the end of emails, posts, or anything really. Its a snazzy way to sign your name! Congrats Elly!

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Thanks to everyone that participated and gave me feedback for my blog, I appreciate it. Also, stay tuned because I will be doing more giveaways in the future!

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See? Isn't that a nicer way to add your name? Thanks for the great signatures mom!

The white trench

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When: Monday April 26, 2010

Pink turtleneck: Zara
Blue patterned skirt: Christmas present from my parents
White trench: ? (Panama)
Patterned tights: Marshalls
Black booties: Payless Shoe Source
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Max

Where: Received a bunch of packages in the mail and opened them all up with a big smile on my face :) ... more on that soon!

It's finally warm enough to put away my big HUGE winter coats and pull out my lighter spring coats. Here I am using my thinnest coat of all: My white trench. I love how a white coat makes the entire outfit brighter and more spring-ish.
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I'm also happy that lately I have been trying to combine patterns, like in this case with my patterned tights and patterned skirt. Do you ever mix patterns? Any tips?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this skirt:
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. Spring has Sprung
2. Happy Birthday Dada!
3. More useful than I thought
4. Planting trees on Earth Day
5. Inspirations by Van Gogh
6. Happy Birthday Annie!
7. A real thunder storm free polls

And last week's winner was....
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"The 30 minute thunder storm"

Thanks for all the votes and support!