Thursday, March 24, 2011

PFC #6 - Dress Up Your Basics

The sixth Petite Fashion Challenge is being hosted by Jess of Stylepint!


The Challenge: 
Jeans and a tee is a classic outfit starter. 
 Start off with a jeans and tee basic look and dress it up to show off your personal style.


I cheated a little and started out with a striped tee (but forgot to take a plain "before" picture, sorry!)

Top: LOFT Painted Stripe Boat Neck Tee, size XXSP
Jeans: A&F Kids Maddy Skinny, size 12 
Necklace: Charlotte Russe (similar)

I'm terrible at remembering to accessorize but am trying to improve... and here I added a newly-acquired long drapey chain necklace to balance out the boatneck of the top.  The attached flower on this surprisingly inexpensive necklace makes it almost like two accessories in one!


And since I easily get cold, I almost never leave the house without some sort of cardigan or jacket.  I decided to add a spring-appropriate blazer on top.  I usually prefer my blazer sleeves scrunched up, and here I thought that the effect of the striped sleeves peeking out underneath kind of gives the idea of a striped jacket... but without the commitment! 


I love that the flower on the necklace serves double duty as a faux flower pin on the blazer too!  Please forgive the feet-less pics... I had on flats but they were a baaad idea.  I was going to change to pumps at the time for a lil' more sophistication, but hubby came home with dinner and I was starving so that was the end of my photoshoot.

Not the most creative effort I have to say, and the attempt ended prematurely before I could try again with different shoes, a belt, etc. due to an unexpected injury.  But at least it is a casual look that I can wear without feeling like I'm trying too hard.  Don't forget to check out lots of other outfits from this Petite Fashion Challenge here!

29 comments:

  1. i love the addition of the blazer and necklace to the outfit. and the flower on the necklace really does double as a flower pin!

    cute & little
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  2. I thought you put the necklace + flower pin together - it really does do a good job of being a 2 in 1 look! Great job!

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  3. I thought the flower pin and the necklace were separate! Love this look :) I like the striped T for sure! Hope your finger is better!

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  4. Lol!!! I also got a caramel wound (maybe seven years ago) from making flan!! I had a really stupid moment...I was boiling down the sugar and decided to test it by sticking my finger in it!!! I still cannot believe I did that! We had dinner plans that night, so I sat there throughout with my hand cupped around ice water!

    And...I almost used that same exact striped tee for this challenge!! Had I not made my recent crochet top purchase, I would have used that shirt!

    That necklace is gorgeous! You look amazing with it all pulled together. I like the stripes with that color jacket...very similar idea to Kelly's recent commitment-less stripes under jacket!

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  5. Cute necklace. I agree with the others that I thought it was a necklace and a pin combined!

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  6. I love your whole look especially the necklace. The blazer fits you really well. I hope your finger is getting better. You did great with the challenge, as always :)

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  7. This is super cute! I really like the striped sleeves peeking out from under the jacket sleeves. The necklace is really cool too. I like how it's perfectly placed to look like a flower pin!

    Where is that blazer from? It fits you really well!

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  9. Yay I'm glad you got your post up. Hopefully the burn wound is improving and you're feeling better!

    I like the striped tee peeking out of the blazer. Definitely a two-fer here. Great look, Liane!

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  10. I have that same tee! But I could only find it in XSP so it's luck you found the xxsp. :)

    Maybe try wearing the necklace on the outside of the collar of your jacket. It might look more like a pin and do something interesting near the bottom.

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  11. Yay for another striped shirt post! I love how you styled it with the pin & necklace!

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  12. I like how you scrunched up the blazer sleeve to have the long sleeve showing out. something I havent' tried, and am totally gonna try it!

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  13. I love the 2-in-1 flower necklace. I don't think I've been inside Charlotte Russe since I was a teen, but I will definitely stop by for this necklace!

    And were the flats you were wearing the TB Revas? I really want to buy a pair of snakeskin ones but the stories I hear about how uncomfortable they are and how long it takes to break them in... combined with the $100+ price tag makes me weary.

    P.S. I hope the finger is feeling better and that the husband enjoyed his flan!

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  14. I love how the sleeves are sticking out of the blazer and it looks so natural. You're always great at making the simplest things look elegant. =)

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  15. Ditto what R.L. wrote. stopping by CR to find this necklace. Also <3 the whole entire outfit too.

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  16. I love it :) Especially the necklace! Really pretty! :)

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  17. Cute flower! Reminds me a bit like a corsage :)

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  18. I'm in love with your bateau striped shirt... I don't think you cheated at all. (I did striped, too... still basic.)

    LOVING that corsage necklace!

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  19. Terrific job (and in spite of your injuries, extra points), I love that necklace, it gives the outfit something really interesting and unique. I love the gray and beige tones of the outfit too! :)

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  20. Where is that blazer from? It fits you so nicely. The stripes peeking out from the sleeves and at the length of the blazer is cute! Especially like how the flower is adorned right where it should be without any fuss in placing it there in the first place.

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  21. Very cute...love the stripes...I've done that with a flower pin also, it surprisingly works so well!

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  22. You know, I really like the outfit and I am sure the flats weren't too bad. At least I hope not because I wear them all the time! Love the striped tee sleeves peeking out of the blazer too :)

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  23. You poor thing...typing away despite caramel injuries suffered while making URB's flan, I'm guessing? I like the striped tee poking out from under the neutral blazer! DSLR pics? I see blurring in the closeup flower necklace pic : )

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  24. That striped tee is really cute- I love how you put the flower necklace and blazer with it!

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  25. Love how you styled your tee! I have the same one and am always looking for new combos for it! Jean just popped by my blog (that is sadly very neglected) and said that you are a knitter as well! Nice to know another petite that knits!! :D I'm going to have to start my blog back up asap!

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  26. I love that necklace! Last time I was in US, I saw shirt at Charlotte Russe with the same flower detail...but sad it didn't fit! I miss shopping in US!

    -Lor

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  27. I like the boatneck striped tee. Looks like a great top for a sunset cruise. The necklace is too fun!
    Check out my try at the PFC #6!

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