Monday, February 21, 2011

Born to Love

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outfit: cardigan, belt, tights and t-shirt -- gap; skirt -- f21; bow -- etsy; shoes -- aldo; bag -- mbmj

Hello!
I wasn't planning on taking pictures of this outfit, but Robert called me for a spontaneous get-together and I took advantage of having my photographer there to take photos of a weekend outfit. I'll have to think of a complicated way to style it up later...just kidding--I am always simple and casual. Just the way I like it. I would've liked to have worn a white shirt with this outfit, but it's nearing laundry day, so all I have are odd-colored/printed bras left. Being totally serious: Sometimes my bra decides my color combination for the day. A lot of you comment on my knack for mixing colors, but some of the credit probably goes to my odd-colored bras.

I bought this skirt on Friday night when my best friend and I went to a F21 that's as big as most department stores. We usually spend hours in there and annoy the fitting room employees with our multiple trips, but then of course, we also usually spend quite a bit of money there too. The skirt came with a black woven belt, but I knew I wanted to wear it with a red belt because I feel incomplete without a pop of color. I picked up this belt from the Gap outlet with my parents on Saturday. Last but certainly not least, these loafers...Aren't they lovely? My dad used to wear shoes like these when I was a kid. Robert thought I was ridiculous for wanting them and made remarks about his mom having those shoes, but in the end, he warmed up to them. Not that it matters if he likes them or not, I'm hopelessly in love--even if they are a bit tight. I hate how Aldo doesn't carry half sizes because my feet are weirdly sized/always in between sizes, but they should stretch out to be comfortable soon enough. I also walked away with another pair of shoes from Aldo which will have to wait for another post. I'm so happy to have shoes to rotate now. As much as I love my Marais USA flats, they need some rest.

Until next post,
Jasmine

16 comments:

  1. in love with those shoes. <3<3<#
    (the hubs say's the exact same thing to me about my granny clothing..but i could care less.)
    i might have to copy you and get them..bc i have been looking everywhere for a pair of nice loafers.
    the skirt is an amazing find at forever21.
    i just love this whole look!
    xoox

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  2. Such a cute outfit! ^_^
    I LOVE loafers. I got the most comfy loafers from the thrift store. lovelovelove.

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  3. I love that skirt - the belt looks fantastic with it! I'm also still totally in love with those shoes, they remind me of my great aunt. Brilliant outfit, you look beautiful xoxo

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  4. In love with your new shoes! I also loved you paired grey, white, black, red and tan together, you look so great in this outfit.

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  5. I love the way the stripes in your skirt pair with the two stripes on the sleeve of the sweater. For some reason, that stuck out to me, and I liked it. :-) I'm a new reader, and excited to keep coming back to see more posts!

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  6. I'm happy you used the red belt- it DOES look very you like! And I love those shoes, I swear, I'm addicted to everything old-ladyish, too! Tehe!

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  7. WOW those loafers are so lovely! I must check out Aldo's next time I drop by! And your skirt is so cute, I love the diagonal stripes and the button front!

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  8. You are KILLING me with those loafers Jasmine! I soo want them - as much as I want Rebecca (of The Clothes Horse)'s heeled loafers. Gahhh.

    And, haha, I love that your bras can dictate what you wear! :D

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  9. ahh there is a pair of those sitting in my closet, only they are like a full size and a half too small haha. they were my mom's before and she had them when she first came to america. i keep them in my closet just because they are so pretty. =D

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  10. Such a great outfit Jasmine, I love how you added the red. And those shoes are lovely :)

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  11. Cute outfit! I love the stripey skirt.

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  12. Great shoes!! I love the color, the tassels, pretty much everything about them:) You seemed to have a great weekend full of fun shopping:)

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  13. Okay, so I am having a total freakout moment over your shoes. They're kind of perfect! I've been looking for a pair like that for forever!
    This whole outfit is just so lovely. You have such a knack for creating wonderful, simple outfits :)

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  14. I'm at work but I've just got to say I LOVE YOUR LOAFERS <3

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  15. I love this look Jasmine. Could be one of my favorites of yours (but I do like the floral skirt look a couple posts down as well). Good call on the red belt, definitely added a fun colored element to the look (and so does your bow!!) I also love the loafers. They look great. My dad used to wear loafers too when I was younger, come to think of it, he still does on ocassion... his favorite ones are from Bally. :)

    Well, hope you're having a great week so far Jasmine!!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  16. the loafers are indeed lovely, my dear. I can't believe ALDO make such cute shoes! And here I thought I knew all ALDO shoe styles out there :p I love your skirt as well, especially the the black buttons down the center. I love the visual subtlety of them :)

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