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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Messy Project - Coral Stripes & Leather



 








Top via the Messy Project. // J. Crew Pixie Pants.  $98. // Wallis Leather Jacket. c/o. Sold out. // Zara Methacrylate Pumps.  Sold out, but on eBay here.  Similar save here for $72. // Michael Kors Ritz Two Tone Watch.  $250. Similar save here for $65. // T+J Designs Gem Chain Necklace. c/o. $34. // T+J Designs Gold Mixed Bracelet. c/o. $15. // T+J Designs Double Wrap Chain Bracelet. c/o. $15.

Happy Hump Day!  Today I'm participating in the Messy Project!  You can check out Kelly's page for more details, but basically it means that you sign up, Kelly sends you an item and then you style it your way.  It could be a shirt, pants, skirt - anything!  She even does a Mini Messy Project which includes jewelry and any kind of accessories you can think of!  I participated in the Mini Messy Project a couple of months ago.  What I like about the Messy Project is that each person is styling the same item, but usually really differently.  5 different girls are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and do something maybe they wouldn't normally do.  This month the item was the Forever 21 coral and white striped top.  It is a cotton material in the back and a blousey material in the front with a hi-low hem.  This is a style that I actually used to wear, but now that I work in the corporate world, I've caught myself wearing much dressier stuff - even outside of work.  I've gotten to where I try to find items that work double duty - to wear to the office and to wear out.  But, after I looked at this top a little more, I realized I could easily wear it to work.  It would look great with a pencil skirt, espcially if you mixed prints and paired it with floral.  As usually is the case, I decided to style this outfit for outside of work - with black leggings, my favorite Zara pumps and my new leather jacket.  I think this would be a fun going out look, but it's still cute, trendy and even comfortable.  When I got home last night, even Shane approved.  Actually he said, you wore that to work?  I take that as a compliment.  = )  How would you style this top?  How would you dress it up, and how would you dress it down?  Don't forget to enter the giveaways here, here and here

Today I'm linking up with Shanna, Alison and Lindsey.
 

39 comments:

  1. Love this look! Super chic!
    Xx
    Rhea
    http://fuss.co.in

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  2. Love this! This is how I'd wear it 90% of the time too.

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  3. hello my dear!
    A wonderful look!
    With amazing shoes!
    Have a fab day!

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  4. Love this jacket! You look fantastic!

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  5. I love the top and the way you styled it! I love buying double duty items too. As I've gotten older I find it harder to buy things that Are limited to one place or the other, but every now and then, I really love a splurge.

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  6. I love how you styled that top with the white leather jacket! I work in an office with a really casual dress code so I can wear a lot of the same things to work on the weekends also :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Bracelet Giveaway!

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the jacket!! It's so fun to see how different everyone styled it! :)

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  8. Aren't you just the most stylin'! Love your look as always! Those shoes are hot stuff!!

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  9. This is STUNNING! I am loving it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  10. So cute! I didn't think it was long enough to wear with leggings but you look great!

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  11. This looks great, I love how you paired it and looking at Kelly, Cindy, and Michael's styling of it I did not know it was longer in the back, so fun!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  12. You look so cute! I love the coral and white stripes - so springy!

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  13. After seeing this I need to keep telling myself I am not allowed to buy anymore stripes! But man you make me want that shirt.

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  14. you look absolutely stunning!

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  15. Between you and me and anyone else reading this, you did this the best. For real, I don't know what the other girls were thinking (in the nicest way possible, of course.)

    You rocked it!

    New to your blog, loving it!

    Stop by and say hi sometime,
    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  16. What an awesome idea! I LOVE that coral stripe top!!

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  17. Very cute top! But then I love stripes so it makes sense, haha!

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  18. I super love the outfit you came up with!

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  19. You look adorable miss!!

    xxS

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  20. I like what you did with it. I wouldn't necessarily think white and coral stripes would go with black but it looks great!!

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  21. I love everything about this outfit!! Maybe even one of my favs you've put together!

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  22. Love the way you styled the striped top. Gorgeous!!!

    Don't forget to link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up. Hope to see you there.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  23. What a fun linkup! Love that jacket and the shirt is very interesting!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  24. Ah! you look adorable! What a cute shirt, and I love how many different ways there are to style it!

    very chic <3

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  25. Love how you styled it! And those heels are great!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  26. Oh my gosh, I love your white leather jacket!! I'm so sad it isn't available anymore! I've been on the hunt with motorcycle-style leather jackets in white, tan, and maybe light pink. So jealous!

    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

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  27. i LOVE the white leather jacket with this top! could not be more fabulous!! you look so pretty and I could not have asked for a better job! your hair looks fabulous too! thank you so much for all your hard work! You went above & beyond and had so much fun having you apart of both projects! please come back & play anytime!!!!! XOXO

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  28. I agree! This top is definitely versatile and your nailed it. I mean it has stripes...you can't go wrong!! Well done with the project!! xoxo

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  29. Oh I totally LOVE this! what a fun project!
    Jules

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  30. Love the way you styled the top. So cute!

    --Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  31. Love this and the idea of this "Messy Project"... and well we're kind of twinning on our blog posts =P

    xoxo,
    Marta
    mbrauns.weebly.com

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  32. Very cute! I think you all picked great ways to use the top!

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  33. Cute outfit! Love the top + jacket!

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