3.19.2012

The True Beauty Files: Gingham + Stripes


{Blouse: J. Crew, Old Navy (similar), Pants: Gap, Necklaces: Vintage, F21, Bracelets: DIY here, c/o Poshlocket, Stella&Dot, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

So the plan was to catch up with many of you readers this weekend.
But then the sun showed its beautiful face all weekend long and we lived outside. Nothing got done, but I did soak up some QT with my family, enjoy a St. Patrick's Day date with my hubz, watch UK win two NCAA tourney games (holla!!), and finish with Coldstone ice cream last night. A good recipe for a weekend, no? How was yours?? I think the whole nation got a warm spell!

Style Word: Mixing prints take 2 above. I used two shirts of the same color family to mix up a casual look and add some more color and fun to the mix. I challenge you to look at your closet with a new pair of eyes, and see what you can mix up with what you already have! ;)

Also, going to be hosting the True Beauty Files link up posts once a month, so it gives you all time to prepare:) If you have one ready from the past few weeks, link up below, and please refer back to this original post via button or text link! (Email me if you need a different size! 

The True Beauty Files:
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." 
~ Audrey Hepburn

34 comments:

  1. You are the layering queen! So glad you enjoyed the warm weekend - and go UK! :)

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  2. love the 2 shirts idea, you look great in this look!

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  3. I have never thought of layering collared shirts before. Love those colors together though :)

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  4. Love the layering! I would've never thought to put those together but you are rockin' it!

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  5. yes. on the hunt for a gingham shirt just like that.

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  6. Such a darling outfit! I think I could live in that one...

    xoxo

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  7. You make layering look so easy! I love the peeks of the blouse underneath. Very chic :) And wasn't this weekend gorgeous? I just about cried when it was time to come back into work today. I never wanted the weekend to end!

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  8. Love the layering! I really need to do this since I havent try it yet.

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  9. I need to learn how to layer like you, what a difference it makes! Love the outfit!

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  10. Anna, you are adorable! I love the outfit - and the perfect layering! xx

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  11. You look so chic! Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend. Indeed, the whole nation had great weather except for So Cal. We had one of the worst storms we've ever had. It even hailed right here in San Diego!

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  12. The glasses are AH-Mazing! really digging this. I'm lovin everyone being so lighthearted and joyous with this change of weather! God knew His children needed a pick me up!;)

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  13. Great layers! I think yo're good with that!

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  14. Beautiful. Love how it's both a casual and chic look! The necklaces that you paired are so pretty.

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  15. Yeah!! The link up party is back! Thanks for hosting us Anna!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  16. Sounds like a lovely weekend Anna! Family time is the best! :) We celebrated St-Patrick's day & my mom's birthday with a big bash, it was lots of fun. We also took major advantage of the gorgeous warm (record breaking) weather we had here in Ottawa. Busted out the maxi dresses and flip flops, woo-hoo!! ;)
    Love the layered look you have going on and I'll take you up on your challenge. I have lots of Spring/Summer clothes that I need to look at with fresh eyes.

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  17. i love how you layered the shirts! it's so original!

    xx,
    donyel

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  18. What a clever idea! Unfortunately, I think I'd look like a beached whale if I tried this ;)
    Emma xx

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  19. I totally forgot about Coldstone! That place is seriously full of deliciousness, a must visit next time I'm in California :)

    Love this outfit, casual but put together!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  20. You are SO beautiful. I love how casual it is, but so girly and soft at the same time!!

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  21. I love those two shirts with the necklace on you! You really have one of the best senses of style -- and smiles too.

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  22. I love the layered button-ups look, and you're totally rocking it in those spring colors! My weekend sounded very similar, although minus the cold stone. I think I need to remedy that!

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  23. I'm wearing my gingham shirt today too! It makes me want to go on a picnic, but my boyfriend said I look like a cowgirl. Men.

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  24. love your outfit as always girl!!!! i linked up today with my first outfit post from last monday -- hope that is ok! :]

    i love the definition of beauty that you used!

    xx :: ashlyn

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  25. Had not thought about layering like this and I have to say I LOVE it!

    xoxo

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  26. The weather was great in NY too! Glad you enjoyed the warm weekend :)

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  27. i like the layering of shirts. i may have to give this a try. i liked last week's look too!

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  28. love the two skirts together - you are beautiful! and we had really warm nice weather this weekend too!

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  29. Perfect layers...love the pattern mix. Fresh & fun! XO brynn

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  30. Love the look, especially those diy bracelets ;)

    Seeing these photos of you made me want to do an outfit post! I haven't been able to taken any outfit photos in over a week! Sometimes my schedule and my husband's are totally opposite and I don't have a tripod!

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  31. I love how you paired a gingham and striped button down together!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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