Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lace Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Boots and Lots of Bracelets

LACE JACKET - Forever 21
GRAY DRESS - Gifted
DENIM BELT - Style Xpress
LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG - Thrifted
EASE-UP ESPADRILLE BOOTS - Jeffrey Campbell
BRACELETS - see below


ARM PARTY

Right:
PEARL BRACELETS - made by a friend
WATCH - Michael Kors
GOLD LEATHER STUD BRACELET - Cara
WHITE LEATHER STUD BRACELET - Cara

Left:
BEADED BRACLETS - Forever 21
BROWN LEATHER GOLD CUFF - made by my mom
CREAM/GOLD MULTI STRAND BRACELET - H&M
"Mommy, you're wearing skates!"  That's what Princess Sparkles said to me when she saw me wearing my new pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedge booties (thanks to my sister, Polka Dots, for the belated birthday gift!).  I had to laugh because it actually didn't occur to me that they looked like skates but once she said it I realized she was right. 

My "Skates" - Jeffrey Campbell

Today's theme is "arm party," thanks to Pretty Shiny Sparkly's "Bloggers Do It Better" challenge.  I'm really excited to be trying my hand at bangles galore (speaking of Bangles, in elementary school I did a dance to "Walk Like an Egyptian" for a talent show...but anyway).  I've always wished I was a better accessorizer, but find myself usually keeping it simple.  So this was a lot of fun for me to try!

Because I was heavily accessorized, I decided to keep the outfit simple with neutral colors.  I was thrilled to wear my lace jacket again and finally got to wear a french dress (literally from France) my good friend, Fedora, gave me in a pile of hand-me-downs.  The purse was thrifted by my mom, Fair Isle, and the belt was only $.50 at a local store!!! 

Thrifted Crossbody Bag
Anyway, this summer has been a whirlwind.  Can't believe it's already August!  We've definitely been keeping busy with lots of activities.  Too bad my Jeffrey Campbell's don't have wheels on them, it'd make keeping up with my girls a heck of a lot easier!

***Linking up to Pleated Poppy's "What I Wore Wednesday," "Bloggers Do It Better" and "Thursdays are for Thrifters" at Spunky Chateau

56 comments:

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

To answer your question you left on my blog about how I've met readers: most of the people I meet that have read my blog go to my school. Otherwise, it's been at blogger meet-ups, and other events in Austin with a high-volume of bloggers. It's weird that someone recognizes me from a photo I posted (I don't do a lot of outfit posts because I am too self-conscious).

Anywho.
Your lace jacket is very pretty. And all the accessories--fun stuff!
Take care.

Bonnie said...

Those "skates" are fierrrrrce, girl!! I love how you rock these. I also have to compliment you on your crazzzzyy nail polish. I'm so glad that I am not the only one who can't stick with just one color on all 10 nails!

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

robyn said...

Love your look! This has been a fun challenge :)

robyn of boluxe.wordpress.com

Gracey said...

Oh, I love this tough look on you. And I even like the skates. Which reminds me, I swear that I saw actual skate shoes in one of the magazines for fall - I want to say it was D Squared's line. Have you seen them? Crazy.

Style Journey said...

I am sooo in love with this lace jacket! I remember you wore it on lace day for EBEW if I remember correctly. The boots are super cool!

If Princess Sparkles thinks they look like skates, that's a compliment because roller skating is the most fun thing ever!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh love those boots! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Courtney Erin said...

That little lace jacket is so stylish! What a great piece!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

marjorie rose said...

HI! Happy WIWW! I just loved how you combined all the elements here and made it uniquely your look. Everything is perfect!

P.S. Awesome thrift buys.. finding that one of a kind, precious item is the best feeling..

Have a wonderful week!

Megan Mae said...

What a sweet blazer. I love the wedges, and they do kind of look like skates - in a good way!

Mrs. J said...

Loving the arm party and I wish I could have participated in today's "BDIB". Cute boots! How high are those wedges??

Love the lace blazer very Material Girl!

Jess said...

Love that belt and your fun boots... oh, and the bangles of course! :)

The Cat Hag said...

Thanks for joining my giveaway babe! ♥

How have you been?

Hehe, I am glad to see bigger photos on your blog, so I can be more stalker-ish and peer closely at the photos of you and your awesome outfit.

The lace jacket and grey dress go together so beautifully! :)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag
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B.Inspired said...

Love this lace jacket and your participation in the arm party challenge! I have to find out about these things much earlier so I can plan for it! You look fantastic!

JTWisdom said...

Love how you mixed the pearl bracelets in. Great arm party. Pretty Jacket too!

Terri said...

You have more bracelets in your arm party than I even own!

Francesca R said...

I love your boots!!! They are so original! And i am really intrigued by this arm party thing!!!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

a Bug and Bird said...

that is some serious arm party! i didn't know you had a michael kors watch too! it's like.. some weird invisible blogging club to own one i think... what color is yours? rose gold or gold? mines tortoise shell

Mongs said...

what a lovely outfit. I love the neutral color scheme. The lacy jacket is so pretty. The dress is a wonderful HMD so simple and chic. Love the matching belt, bag and boots, what a steal! Only 50 cents for the belt?!!
The accessories are fabulous too.

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Marina said...

I love it, dress is great! And everything else, of course :)

Tammy said...

I say rock on mama! Let's see what do i love about your outfit.....jacket check, boots check,
belt check!

Tiffany said...

Oh, I love the whole look!! Especially all the arm candy!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, loooove your lace cardi and awesome thrifted cross-body bag!

http://thelittlestunicornonearth.blogspot.com/

Cheryl Julia said...

Love the matching footwear and belt! :)

Baby Budget Blog said...

Ah, what can I say about those boots!! SO COOL! Loving that lace jacket too :)

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Jaclyn said...

Looove seeing items I can't imagine possibly wearing (that lace jacket) in your fashion posts b/c they're always so fantastic! You're rocking it, girl. Also ... here's to the bracelet sleeve trend that seems to be here. Totally digging it.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

If only I comuld get away with high wedges I'd so get some Jeffrey Campbell ones. So sorry yesterday didn't work omit- they were an hr and a half late so it was for the best, but I would so much rather have been hanging out with you!

Meagan said...

I am so jealous of your jeffrey campbell's!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Sunny & Star said...

You look amazing. I love the pairing of the boots with the beautiful lace jacket.

Kimberly said...

i really love that lace jacket it's so cute!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

Meri said...

I like the lace jacket, but your grey dress is the rock star of this outfit- I love it! It's a really pretty shade of grey and I also just like the style of it. I have this old American Apparel dress from about 4 years ago that has a similar style that I wear all of the time, to the point that it got embarrassing because its in so many pictures haha.

The Suburb Experiment said...

Yay for Jeffrey Campbell! Now let's see those Sperrys. :) Thank you so much for the support. I've "met" so many interesting people (like you) that I never would have thanks to blogging and I'm very grateful.

Jenn

P.S. LOVING the bigger pictures.

Jayme and Mendi said...

You know how we feel about arm candy...LOVE your stack!! The cuff your mom made is so nice!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Pop Champagne said...

those bracelets are amazing, I am always a fan of stacked up bracelets!

wonderfullyflo.com said...

Love that jacket! x

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I love this cotton dress lace jacket combo. The thick belt looks very nicely too.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

MissRockwell said...

Haha...skates!? That's too funny! I love your arm party though!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

rachel said...

they do look a little like skates!! nice bracelets and outfit!

Sophie - Country girl said...

omg I love those boots so much I can't bear to look! Lace jacket is goregous too. Looking fab Claire xxx

Alba M said...

Love the lace jacket!! So cute <3

http://albamecaj.blogspot.com/

Shea said...

That lace jacket is so pretty, I love how you're wearing it! And the arm party definitely rocks! I don't have very many bracelets--mine would just be an arm "quiet night in".

truehaven.co.uk said...

Nice Nails.. and the shoes are beautiful ...


Kavita

www.truehaven.co.uk

Style, She Wrote said...

Great lace blazer! Love it! xo style, she wrote

Mallory In New York said...

Love it!! I'm in love with lace these days, and your accessories make it even better! :)

http://malloryinnewyork.blogspot.com

D said...

Man, that's a whole lot of arm party. Reminds me of those martial arts movies where the arm bracelets are used for self defense. One place not to wear them--live theater. You can't imagine how much noise they can make with the slightest motion!

Tara said...

I love the idea of an arm party...I need to start getting in on these fun link-ups, I think!

Those boots are maybe the most fantastic boots ever...your sister does good work :)

Whitney said...

you look adorable!

Claire said...

you look fab! I need to ear multiple bracelets....it's not like i dont have a drawer full lol

jos xx said...

lovely outfit, especially the lace jacket!!! that so cute of princess sparkles to actually resemble the shoes to skates!!!

jos xx

Ellie said...

Love this outfit! The shoes are awesome, and so is Princess Sparkles!
-Ellie

stylefyles said...

You look great! I love those boots and your lace jacket is oooo-soooo pretty! (I have a similar version, different brand though!)

M & Em said...

This is my favorite of yours! I really like the bigger pictures. You look stunning! That lace jacket is just the essence of pretty, and the boots lend a masculine touch.

xoxo
Em

Admin said...

What I feel is that Jeffrey Campbell boots are still going to be in style since they are still very popular and not very women are complaining about his designs. Although they are not as classy as the top end brands, they do go well with a number of outfits. There are many styles you can choose from and each design has a different story. They may not be the best of the lot, but are certainly tough and bold, which is a good thing for any woman who wants to make a statement with her outfit.

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Cathy said...

Absolutely love the skates, I mean the boots.haha. Your collection of bracelets are great too. Love the outfit!

Cheers,
Cathy@nurse shoe

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