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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brighten Up + $50 J Crew Gift Card Giveaway!!






J. Crew Blythe Blouse.  $110. // Bebe Faux Leather Leggings. Sold out, but similar splurge here for $59 and similar save here for $29. // Steve Madden Pumps via Marshalls. Similar save here for $34.80. // Elie Tahari Clutch via Marshalls. Similar save here for $29.96. // Karen Walker Sunglasses.  $308.  Similar splurge here for $130 and similar save here for $38. // Michael Kors Ritz Two Tone Watch.  $250.  Similar here for $65. // Birds on a Wire Essex Earrings. c/o. $72. // Glamour Me Jewels Bracelet.  c/o.  Sold out. // T+J Designs Double Wrap Chain Bracelet.  $15. c/o. Sign up for email to receive 20% off your order. // T+J Designs Gold Mixed Chain Bracelet.  $15. // Apple of My Eye Spike Bracelet.  $13.

Good morning!  Have yall noticed I've been curling my hair almost every day now?  It takes about the same amount of time as straightening it, so it's my new style.  It cooled off one day last week (crazy Memphis weather this year!) so I got the chance to pull out my favorite faux leather leggings too.  And do I even have to tell yall how much I love my J. Crew Blythe blouses?  Now yall see I wasn't exaggerating when I said I had them in almost every color.  See that colorful Glamour Me Jewels bracelet I'm wearing, check back next week for a giveaway for one just like it!  I'm also wearing my new Birds on a Wire earrings which I love.  They are truly statement pieces!  Today's outfit post is one where really every item is a statement piece, but I don't think it is too overwhelming at all.  I'm really wearing most all of my favorite pieces here.  And don't forget to enter yesterday's giveaway for a necklace and bracelet set!  I asked yall last week whether you preferred Rafflecopter giveaways or commenting giveaways, and the majority preferred Rafflecopter, so I set it up that way today.  Let me know what you think as I'm open to suggestions!  I'm still in Vegas, and we really haven't left the Rio, but we will have a dinner at the Hard Rock tonight, so it'll be nice to venture out a little bit.  Now, I've got an awesome treat for yall today!  Have you met Kaitlin from Tea & Sequins?  Well, if not you do now!  She has a sense of fashion, and she is giving away a $50 J. Crew gift card!!  Yes, you heard that right!  Kaitlin, take it away!


A big hello to all of Laura's followers here at Walking in Memphis in Heels! I've been a big fan of Laura's for a few months now, so I'm so excited to have this opportunity to share a bit about myself with you.  I started blogging as an outlet from my grad school clinicals (almost done woohoo!) since I think fashion is one of the best creative outlets around.  I used to have major anxiety around clothes shopping since I'm not the "ideal" body type (think: tall and broad-shouldered with a chest).  Over the years I've gotten better at picking out what works for me so I love to share what I've learned.  Plus, what's more fun than connecting with others over something as fun as clothes.... and shoes.... and accessories?!  I hope I get a chance to connect with some of you, and good luck with the giveaway!  Just enter below using the Rafflecopter widget, and please stop by Tea & Sequins and say hello!  = )

 
Today I'm linking up with Tori, MeghanMelaina and Lauren.

Photography by Pea Pie Photography.

 

125 comments:

Bailee Smith said...

I am just as obsessed as you are with the Blythe blouses so I would love to put it towards adding to my collection!

Ellen said...

A maxi dress or skirt

virtualme said...

I would buy these awesome ribbon heels that I am obsessed with!

Karen said...

I love their matchstick jeans!

Naomi said...

Cute leggings! And thanks for the giveaway! I'd have to get shoes. A girl can never have too many!

The Occasional Indulgence

Eligonma said...

I would get a new pair of jeans!

Niki Caron said...

I love this look! You look amazing!!! I so need a pair of faux leather leggings!

Priscila Monteiro said...

I would use the Jcrew gift card towards the Blythe Blouse, I dont own any yet, but Im so obsessed with it, they're gorgeous.

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

girl those shoes are killer! LOVE!

XO Meghan

Shelly@Shelly No Belly said...

Would love to win. I'm not sure what I'd buy but I'm sure it would be fabulous :)

Teal Vogue said...

The gift card would probably go towards the Stripe City Mini Skirt :)

Xo
Kate

beltzk said...

I would buy some new summer dresses or skirts!

Shana said...

I'd definitely get a Blythe shirt or a Tippi sweater.

shanahattis at gmail dot com

Pink and Green Mom said...

I would get the pink gingham collared button down...I have the blue and wear it all the time...need to mix it up!

Margie said...

Hi, Kaitlin! I love the Linen scarf in soft mint, or maybe a new top! Thanks for the chance!

Rachel C. said...

I would buy something summer-y :)

Sarah said...

I would buy something for work!!

Kasparbauer Family said...

any dress :-)

Anonymous said...

I would buy myself a new summer shirt!

Alicia Owens said...

I would buy myself some new black heels. :)

aliciaowens85 at yahoo dot com

Ladies in Navy said...

you look so gorgeous here!
ladies in navy

BREI said...

I wold head to the outlet and rack up!

Rachel said...

Love this look! I'd buy some cute jewelry with the gift card

Lynda Del. said...

I would buy a dress and some denim jeans.

Alyssa Dailey said...

I would buy a dress! Love it!

Angela V. said...

I love pink and black together. The leather leggings give it an edgy look but the pink keeps it feminine.

Ashliegh said...

Love love love your outfit, Laura! if I won the crew card, I would buy these fun shorts! http://factory.jcrew.com/womens-clothing/shorts/novelty/PRDOVR~37569/37569.jsp

suburban prep said...

I love their dresses and I would probably put this towards one.

The Sequined Spaniel said...

Hi Kaitlin! LOVE J.Crew! I would probably buy a new top or skirt for summer!

Amanda
www.thesequinedspaniel.com

M Brauns said...

Laura I love the whole outfit! Super cute & I'd totally wear this out. As to the JCrew gc... I think I want to get another blazer... so that would help out quite a bit :)

xoxo,
Marta
mbrauns.weebly.com

Je Ne Sais Quoi Jules said...

I am obsessed with all things JCrew so there would be a whole lot of debating going on!

Tanika Rice said...

You are gorgeous. Seriously. I am jealous. I would probably get a new top or a skirt :) <3

Rebecca said...

I love their headbands and summer sweaters.

Jacquelyn Wheeler said...

A casual skirt!

TheTinyHeart said...

Your hot pink top is so fun and girly! I wish curling my hair took the same amount of time as straightening...it takes me forever! I'd use the gift card towards a summer skirt.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Group Giveaway!

Joann said...

Some bright colored shorts for summer. Love this giveaway!

Courtney said...

I LOVE the bright pink Blythe blouse! J. Crew is my fave, so definitely entering this one. Also, your hair is gorgeous! :)

Cece said...

The question is what wouldn't I buy???? LOL. Something bright. Between the two of us I already know there is know way I'll win. Lighting can't strike twice. But, that doesn't man I won't try!!!!

Jessica Burford said...

Omg - I love J Crew. I am in desperate need of shorts for summer! :)

Penniless Socialite said...

I love that bright top! There's a short sleeve green floral blosue at J. Crew that I want to get my hands on!
Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you back this Thursday for Look What I Got.
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Jewelry Giveaway!

Brittany F said...

Love the leggings! If I won I would need to snag a new pair of shorts for the beach!

Angela Furin said...

I would get the linen soleil tee! Love the print!

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I have never owned anything J.Crew so I would have a lot of choices :) I would probably pick a great shirt for the summer

Valerie said...

I'd buy a new summer skirt! Fingers crossed! :-)
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Med School Girl said...

I'd buy a pair of shoes for the summer!

Kylie Adams said...

right now I am loving the Kimono-sleeve maxidress in the bright blue or the Amie maxidress in stripe in white/black!

+ I am entering for the $50 giveaway!

Bridget Heiple Reich said...

I would love to buy a new dress or some fun jewelry! :)

Agnes Mayer said...

Too bad the contest is only open to the US. I entered, oh well. Love your outfit today. The pink top is gorgeous on you. My link up is back on and it starts again this thursday. Stop by my blog tomorrow for details and please enter my giveaway from stella & dot.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Caroline said...

Love this outfit!

susana mladenovski said...

Would def buy some accessories and pair of shorts :D

Elizabeth said...

Something summery!

Rose-Marie said...
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Jill said...

I would try their linen tees! Thank you.

vickie said...

I love the bright pink blouse!!!

MiniMeeh said...

I've been wanting a few Chambray shirts... polka dots!
-Lynn

M.J. Moore said...

I don't know where I'd start, I love everything J Crew! Probably end up with shoes I guess :)

Ainslee Hanger said...

Laura, thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I'm thrilled to have found yours! :) It's just adorable. I would defintely by some pink sandals I've been eyeing from J. Crew :) Thanks for an awesome Giveaway!

xo, Ainslee

abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love this pink color and I would buy a new pair of summer shorts!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Lauren said...

You look beautiful!!! I love the colour of that blouse :) xo

Carrie said...

I'd probably use it for jewelry. You can never have too much of that!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I've had my eye on a linen popover at JCrew!! Great giveaway, ladies!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Danielle said...

Linen Tees! :)

JessyPooh87 said...

probably buy some sandals

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Your hair! I love it!!

Ashley said...

I'm kinda loving the Indian voile popover shirt!

SJ B said...

Love that color shirt and those shoes are to die for!
XX
SJ- www.fashinny.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Those leather leggings are HAWT! My dear lawd.

Leah T said...

I'm obsessed with Jcrew popovers!

nisha said...

I'd probably head to the outlet and stock up on some cardigans for fall :D

Alicia said...

That's my favorite shirt!! Love that color. Such a pretty color that I think looks gorgeous on everyone!!!!

anna said...

a dress :)

Allie Gunter said...

I'd buy new sandals :)

Helena Oops said...

Hello my dear!
thank you for the giveaway!
If I had the chance to win I would buy a long summerdress and shoes ...
Have anice day!

Luanne @ ThirtyThree80 said...

You're beautiful! love the hair and your clothes.
coming from gfc collective blog hop.
new gfc follower.

Lesley said...

I would buy a summery cardigan for all of my sleeveless dresses.

Adrienne @ BlackWhiteColor said...

Those leather pants are sooo legit! I feel like I need some! And that shirt...gorgeous!!

Susan Broughton said...

I just lost a lot of weight so I would get a little of everything. I need dresses, pants, tops, jeans, just about everything like I said

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

I know I need more bright colors in my wardrobe and summer is the perfect excuse to buy more!! You look great.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Celeste said...

Some new summer shorts -- in desperate need!

Bri Bliss said...

I'd buy a new pair of matchstick jeans... they're my favorite!

Annie said...

That pink blouse looks fabulous on you, and with those leather pants!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

Shorts!!!

Alexa said...

I love the hot pink top on you!

http://www.brightandsassy.com/

Heather F said...

Oh this would be fabulous!!! I would buy a maxi skirt and of course, shoes!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Victoria Mason said...

I would probably buy something like bright color pants! The pink top and leather pants are gorgeous!!

Link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday- http://www.themummychronicles.com

Crystal said...

I love the Perfect shirt in linen dot! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

MissesPaz said...

I have recently lost all my baby weight and need some smaller jeans (yay!), I'm in love with J.Crew's high waisted styles :) thanks!

Sue McFarland said...

I'd get a new dress.

Misty Lynn said...

I'd use the gc toward a new pair of shoes or bag. I'm trying to lose weight and will stick with things that I won't be too big in month. Thanks!

Kris T. said...

I've been eyeing the Engineered-stripe boatneck top in gold--I'd snatch that shirt right up if I won!

Lori Filipiak said...

DO you ever take a bad picture?!?!?! So pretty!! :) Loved all the pics on IG!

I am A Love Addict said...

You look amazing dear

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Jenesse said...

I need shorts!

owlblvd said...

I would get this Coverup with the $50 http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/beachcoverups/PRDOVR~66134/66134.jsp

Love all of their stuff!!

Fingers crossed! xoxo
shanno83@gmail.com
Shannon Sampsel
@shantime

Meg said...

I would buy one of the gorgeous blythe blouses or hit up a factory store!

Megan
meganashlidavies@gmail.com

alanasaurussrex said...

I am dying to buy a pair of polkadot print denim!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Um, everything! But most likely I would be a cheap-o and wait for a big sale so I could actually buy a lot! hehe
xx

Here&Now
Enter my $50 giftcard Giveaway

Karrie Smith said...

I love your pink shirt! Maybe I would buy one of those!

Kaci said...

I'm not sure what I would buy with a Jcrew giftcard but I would have fun looking :)

Lauren ONeill said...

I've never shopped at J. Crew but I know it tends to be bloggers' favorite!

Lauren
Exploring My Style

Joanna said...

I would get some new shorts!

Books, Beauty, and Bars on a Budget said...

I'd use it to buy the perfect schoolboy blazer for my new job!! :)

The Hills said...

I would buy the neon high heels for my brothers wedding. i am going to be way pregnant at the wedding and need a hot pair of shoes to make me feel better :)

keshakeke said...

I would get a cute necklace or bracelet! I love their jewelry

mama-andmore said...

Well, I don't live in the US, I'm a London Gal, so a $50 wouldn't be of use to me, but just wanted to say that you look gorgeous, and thanks so much for stopping by my site - http://www.mama-andmore.com via What I Wore Wednesday.

I've also just brought back to life a new site - Mama Likes Pretty Things http://mamalikesprettythings.blogspot.co.uk/

Would love to know what you think - early days! Ciao xx

Shane Prather said...

a new bag!

Mentor Mommy of 2 said...

A maxi dress or skirt

Mariel Casperson said...

We LOVE the color Combo!
www.SexyModest.com

Chelsey Patti said...

Prob, the new stripped maxi skirt I have had my eye on!!! :)

http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

CortlandMB said...

Can I buy your wardrobe? lol

Amber Dover said...

There is this beautiful coral swimsuit I have my eye on!

Planned Style said...

I would get one of their chambray shirts or one of the necklaces. Thanks for the fab giveaway.

Victoria Farnsworth said...

I think the real question is, what WOULDN'T I buy with the J Crew gift card?

New follower!!

Victoria
fashionflirtation.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

LOVE this outfit. I wish I could rock leather look leggings!

✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

Alicia Sitan said...

Feeling lucky :)

Rekita Nicole | Her and Nicole said...

A blouse

Maggie Wallace said...
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Maggie Wallace said...

Love your outfit girl! I would buy these amazing ribbon heels! But seriously what wouldn't i buy with it!

Andrea Darst said...

Some cute printed pants/shorts or a button-up blouse!

Rachel @ front row seat said...

Umm..I always have trouble when I go into Jcrew with deciding what to buy!! Don't make me pick now! :) Maybe a pretty necklace?

Vicki S said...

MY GFC name is sswpss and bloglovin name is Vicki S
And I'd love to get some tops! I lost weight and things don't fit me great anymore in my closet. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Financial Trading Seminars said...

I would like to try this outfit
It’s so simple but so beautiful

Samantha said...

Love the leggings, but there seems to be something underneath them? Spanx or something? Are they thick enough to be worn alone?

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Thank you! It is actually a seam on the leggings themselves. They have a horizontal seam above the knee. No spanx, I've never worn them but if you want to wear some underneath, I'm sure you could. These are actually really thick faux leather in the front and stretch ponte in the back, so I personally don't think they would even need anything underneath. ; )

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Stunning look leggings .
You look Fab girl, I love your pink shirt!