Friday, May 20, 2011

Prep School - Bloggers Do It Better

SWEATER VEST WITH MOCK SHIRT - Apartment 9 (Thrifted)
MEN'S TIE - Mara (Thanks, Henley!)
KHAKI SHORTS - Stoosh
CLUTCH - Cortenay (Vintage)
T-STRAP DENIM HEELS - Forever 21
PINK WATCH - Tommy Hilfiger
Today when I arrived at Fair Isle's house, Princess Sparkles turned to my mom (who was wearing a green gingham button up shirt) and said, "You're wearing a boy's shirt."  Fair Isle replied, "Girls can wear boys' clothes AND girls' clothes."  Princess Sparkles smiled.  She liked that idea.

I too liked the idea and was excited to see that the Bloggers Do It Better challenge was Prep School.  The requirement was to wear a tie, vest and/or blazer.  I've never actually tried this "menswear" look.  But there's something really fun about it!  I might have to start stealing Camouflage's ties (he doesn't wear 'em that often, anyways).

Well, I'm off to a women's church retreat this weekend.  It'll be nice to have some time sans kiddos to fellowship, listen to a speaker, do crafts and possibly get a little shopping in.  I think I'll keep my tie on too.  Because I love the idea of wearing menswear to a women's retreat!

26 comments:

Kimchi Girl said...

oooh, this color combo is my fave of all the BDIB outfits! so unique! LOVE this vibe of the whole ensemble. :)

have a great weekend!

kimchi girl

Mongs said...

so preppy cute! The colors are bright and summery too. Have a great retreat!


love~mongs
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Tiffany said...

Women's retreat... how fun! My church has one every year, but I've never gone. I always think it'd be fun though. Maybe next time, I will.

And by the way, I think you look fantastic! I wore a tie today, too and it was so much fun! My husband loved it on me. =) I really like that orange & khaki!

Pau Villafuerte said...

You pulled off the challenge well! Women's retreat sounds like lotsa fun.

<3 Paulyn

Baby Budget Blog said...

I like this look! I think you did a great job and I'm loving the orange vest!

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Alex said...

oh how cute! I love all of this, especially the tie and the bermuda length shorts, you did a wonderful job :)

Alexia Miller said...

Very cute, hate I missed da challenge today!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

You did great. I love the vest over longer shorts idea. Such cute colors too.

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Roxy Heart said...

Very cute!
Have fun at the retreat!
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Sophie - Country girl said...

Did I not comment already? I must be getting forgetful. Cute look for your preppy outfit! Love te knit tank! I tagged you for an award on my blog :)

Courtney Erin said...

I love how you pulled this together! You can wear a tie like nobody's business.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Claire said...

the look suits you! have a lovely retreat :)x

AlbeeLucky said...

You did such a good job with this trend. Love how you girl-a-fied it w/the heels and orange clutch.
xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Soleil St. Fleur said...

Claire, I'm enjoying your blog. It seems we have quite a bit in common, apart from the obvious...this play on tomboy style is something I love to do. Fabulous look! xx from Soleil.

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Gracey said...

Love this prep school look on you - you look fabulous!

GretchTM said...

I'm loving the new layout and that look is great on you!!

Kimberlee said...

So funny that your princess told grandma that she was wearing boys clothes. Kids are so honest...I love it. You look great. Have an awesome retreat.

Michelle's Style File said...

Fab preppy look! Love the bag and shoes : )
x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Too cute!! Love the tie and those shoes...makes me want to head to F21 today! You look great in the whole look:-)

Shasie said...

Love the orange vest and the pattern and color of the tie!

Shasie
Live Life in Style

Shea said...

I agree, it was fun to try a menswear look! I love the tie and sweatervest, especially with the feminine sandals.

Jess said...

Menswear is always tough because you have to balance it out with something feminine - but you did it perfectly!

D said...

Love this look! You make old men's ties look amazingly sexy worn like that. I'm off to the thrift shop to find me a wide old tie!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

love this look and the colors :) I hope you have fun.

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