Monday, September 9, 2013

not quite the same

Creativity is not my forte. My art projects never stood out from my classmates'. Even as a blogger, I am frequently drawing inspiration from my Pinterest boards or going so far as to copy others' looks. I wasn't sure how I was going to style this dress, so I planned on wearing it exactly as I did the first time.

That's when I was overcome by the feeling that I had to do something different. So I dropped the belt. And then added the statement necklace. It was sitting on my desk, staring at me, begging to be worn. How could I say no?





Occasion: Teaching
Dress: The Limited {optionoption}
Shirt: The Limited {option}
Necklace: ShyBoutique


[Linking up with Molly, Jen, and Tara ]

19 comments:

  1. I like this look a lot, Kate! I'm not a creative person at all, so I draw on inspiration from other bloggers, Pinterest, and old looks of my own. I like taking a foundation that is tried and true, then tweaking it to make it look fresh! It's a method that just works for me :)

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  2. Wish you best of luck on everything dear, as long as you believe in yourself you'll make it ;)

    New post up…
    ❤ Jenny Tsang
    www.Tsangtastic.com | Tsangtastic on Bloglovin'

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  3. I love it with the statement necklace! This dress is perfect for layering! I've never actually worn a dress over a shirt like this.

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  4. Sometimes getting inspiration from others will eventually bring forth your own creativity! I think you did a pretty great job - can NEVER go wrong with a statement necklace in my eyes!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  5. I really like the button up shirt layered under the dress! I'm always concerned about a button up looking bulky under a fitted dress - any tips or tricks you've found to avoid that?!

    Jess - J's Style

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  6. Love this outfit on you! I have always wanted to try the button down under a dress!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  7. I am pretty sure this is my m.o. as well. I think reading other fashion blogs have helped me branch out in how to pair my clothes in more than just my own ways.

    Great necklace and I like how you kept the outfit simple and use that as the focal point.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  8. It's amazing what a difference taking pictures outside makes! Love how you ditched the belt and added the statement necklace. Definitely will be trying this once it cools down in California!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

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  9. This look is ADORABLE! I love it with the bold and unexpected statement necklace. That pinafore dress is incredibly cute, and such a lovely color.

    May the Force be with you.
    Emily

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  10. Oh I like this idea! I think you just gave me inspiration to use a similar dress that has been sitting in my closet. Thanks Kate :)

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  11. The color of that dress is fabulous! and love that necklace paired with it!!

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  12. You look great! Super polished and put together.
    Ginny

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  13. i love this! i may have to copy you, perfect look for teaching! :)

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  14. such a cute outfit, I love it! It looks wonderful on you!

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/09/just-like-so.html

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  15. yaay for you rolling up your sleeves and getting creative! i think this outfit is so very pretty- the necklace made it. i really love cute statement necklaces like that, im off to check out the site you got it at so i can copy cat *you* haha

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  16. This is a great outfit! I love the shirt under the dress and the statement necklace adds a great touch. If you're interested, I host a weekly Fashionably Employed Link Up to share ideas for great style for work and I would love for you to join. I think this outfit would make a great addition. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.thirtiestwocents.com/2013/09/fashionably-employed-link-up-dressing.html

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    1. Thanks again for linking up! Glad you joined.

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