Friday, August 5, 2011

Matching Denim on Denim


DENIM VEST - American Eagle
CAPRIS - American Eagle
T-SHIRT -
RED BELT - Thrifted
WHITE LEATHER CUFF - Made by my mom
MULTI RING NECKLACE - Jaclyn1423
RED/BLUE/PINK HEELS - Charlotte Russe



I'm always amazed at Pigtails' fearlessness.  She is not afraid to do anything.  Sometimes it's great, like when she's at her swim lessons, and sometimes it's not so great, like when we're at the playground and she wants to run down a steep slide.  She always seems to have some sort of "war wound," usually on her face where everyone can see.  Her current one is a huge shiner/scrape on her left cheek which she got from one of our many park visits when she tripped and caught herself with her face.

Today I think I broke a fashion rule.  Oops!  I want to say there are major rules about wearing denim on denim and I just can't keep up with what they are anymore.  But I believe you are NOT supposed to wear two pieces of denim in matching colors and that is exactly what I'm doing today.  It seemed like my t-shirt was lonely by itself and since I love a vest, I went with my denim one.  (Oh, and that pink band around my elbow is NOT a fashion statement, I just had to get blood taken at the doctor's office).

I kinda liked how the look turned out in the end.  I might've gotten a serious scolding from Tim Gunn (who probaby would've also said short people shouldn't wear capris...in fact, I think I just read him saying that in my magazine) but sorry, Mr. Gunn, I'm doing it anyway.  I guess I'm taking a page from Pigtails' book on fearlessness but only when it comes to fashion.

40 comments:

Sophie - Country girl said...

Tim Gunn must be wrong for once as you look fab in capris! Also loving your double denim, the waistcoat works on that tee x

Style Journey said...

Who cares what Tim Gunn says! This looks great :) I love this denim on denim look and the red belt breaks it up nicely. And that cuff is to die for!

Heather

a Bug and Bird said...

the items i saw first were your belt and shoes, love them!

Gracey said...

Denim on denim scares the crud out of me (which is why I've only ever done it once), but I really like this. I don't know why it works, but darnit, it does!

Courtney Erin said...

I think you pull denim on denim off beautifully - whatever Tim Gunn may say about that and capris. The red belt is totally making this for me.

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AlbeeLucky said...

cute outfit. I love the shoes and the whole denim on denim look.Boo, to Mr. Gunn. I say wear whatever you want :)

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Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

Love your fearlessness -- you look GREAT! Who cares about the "rules"? I love the accessories and I think the vest looks awesome. :) Hope you're okay.

Mrs. J said...

Hey, there is nothing wrong with wearing denim on denim. I'm all for it and will do it no matter what Tim Gunn says. Plus you look like a rock star! Love the shoes and graphic tee! Edgy meets Fabulous! :)

LOVE JOICE said...

Wow, these outfit are really cute! you look lovely dear! xx Joice

LyddieGal said...

I think the denim pieces are broken up enough that you aren't immediately aware of the denim on denim action. I think this look works.

Chic on the Cheap

Francesca R said...

WOW!!! Capris look great on you. I don't know who is tim gunn but he better take a look at these pictures! can't believe your mother mad that cuff! I love it!
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Jess said...

Haha, I love your funky look! Who cares about fashion rules? If everyone followed the rules there would be no room for innovation right?

Mongs said...

Mr gun will change his mind when he sees you in this outfit. haha.. by the way, I wanted to compliment you on your pictures, they are larger and much easier to see your outfits. I think my poor eye sight is getting the better of me. You look twice as gorgeous now that your pictures are bigger. Love the denim on denim thing, rules are meant to be broken, anyway they keep changing the fashion rules, I saw denim on denim on the runway for the spring and summer 2011. The necklaces, shoes and red belt are fabulous!

Dawn said...

Love this outfit on you. The shoes are too cute...love them. You did this just right by breaking up the denim pieces with all of your accessories. Love the size of your photos, can see you better now darling. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Shea said...

I think sometimes rules are made to be broken, no matter what Tim Gunn says! You look fantastic--the two denim pieces are separated by the fun t-shirt and red belt, so I don't think it's denim overload. And ahh, those shoes! Want!

jess said...

I love the shoes.

airam said...

Great photos claire :)
Greets from http://www.motivaland.blogspot.com happy august!

chicchaquejour said...

amazing shoes!
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Shon said...

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

Super Cute look and loving your shoe.

Bonnie said...

You look totally rocker chick -- like you belong at Coachella or Lollapalooza or something. I'm loving it. You work this outfit like a damn BOSS. I just might need to use you for future inspiration ...

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B.Inspired said...

Those shoes are MAJOR!!! As for the denim on denim...eh who cares! If you are liking the look you should definitely go for it! I think you pulled it off extremely well here so no worries!

Grace said...

Love the vest + t-shirt!

Angel Garcia said...

Seems like everyone is doing denim on denim,.. I love it.. You look awesome!

Love! ~Angel

The Cat Hag said...

Your outfit is perfection, and only you and your pretty smiling face could carry it off!

I like the grunge feel from the cuff and how the red belt separates the vest from the jeans.

You are cute as a button sweetie. ♥


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Addie
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oomph. said...

i like to think there really aren't any rules these days :) i did denim on denim in the same shade for my "experimenting with extremes" denim edition. so i really like this...it works! in fact, you totally should link it up...once i figure the linky thing out!

[oomph.]

Marina said...

That my fashion rule, too.. But now when I see that it looks good on you, I am starting to doubt it :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy for breaking fashion rules!! haha :D :D I can't remember the denim rules anymore either, just the don't wear the exact same shade one (But you're sorta wearing different shades ;) )
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robyn said...

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Tiffany said...

Oh, I think you look adorable!! That necklace is super cute and I actually really like how the vest and capris look together! Of course, you look pretty fabulous in anything! ;)

Baby Budget Blog said...

Really need to try the denim on denim look! Love how you added in the pops of color!

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Pop Champagne said...

denim on denim never goes out of style! I love it :)

rachel said...

i'm usually not a denim on denim fan, but this outfit works!

Keely said...

I love this denim on denim. So causally cute! And those heels are awesome!

stylefyles said...

I LOVE this outfit...one of my faves, ever!!!

D said...

Your denim on denim looks great. I think maybe it's the shape of the pieces (ie. boxy is deadly unless it's very short) and how much surface area is denim.Oh Pigtails! Aren't you tempted to put a protective helmet on her. It's amazing how children make it thru childhood.

M & Em said...

Screw the rules: you look adorable. I love that denim vest! It has such a great worn look to it. And your cuff is a work of ART!

xoxo
Em

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