Apr 13, 2009

Lookbook: Silk and Lace

I am loving the color purple this season. I've been buying and wearing lots of purple tones and this little silk and lace top is the perfect color.

What I'm Wearing:
Cardigan: J. Crew
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Levis
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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People always ask me how I manage to find such good pieces at Forever 21. It's not just a matter of picking out good pieces but how you wear it as well. When buying cheap pieces, it's all about the fit and the fabric. Poor fit will definitely make it look cheap. When I buy from forever 21, I always buy online because I can't stand shopping at the actual store so I am pretty selective about what I buy (I never return anything). I have found that their silk tops is one of their more well made items so I always feel ok when I buy them.

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The J. Crew cardigan is adorable, it's got a little ruffle trim and little rhinestone buttons but it's wool so it's so itchy! I usually wear it with long sleeves so I don't itch all day (the purple top is sleeveless) but I dealt with it since it looked cute with the top.

I bought this pewter belt at Nordstrom recently (and got it in gold as well) and it's just the perfect color to accent outfits. Funny story is I bought the belt not looking at the size and when I tried it on at home it was WAY too big. So I brought it back a few weeks later to exchange, but couldn't find it so asked the sales associate if they had any more of them left in a small. She went back and found it and said it was the last one AND it was on sale. Score! Guess it pays to be absent minded and not check sizes! hehe.

28 comments:

  1. I have to agree about LOVING purple this season. I'm in the same boat! I'm always looking for purple tops or dresses when I go shopping these days. As always loving the outfits and your blog.

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  2. you look so cute! i love your jeans and cardigan. and i know what you mean about itchy wool! argh!

    the purple is so pretty on you! its a great break from the monotony of black and whites

    i hope you have a wonderful week at work!

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  3. the color of that top is fabulous on you and i love how you paired it with that skinny belt!

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  4. That is a great top! I love the color on you as well :)

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  5. You look adorable....I am obsessed with J.Crew cardis, I love the fit!

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  6. love purple too! That color looks amazing on you. So chic!

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  7. Such a great look! U always look great! :)

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  8. You look very pretty, as allways. And I love the colour too ;)

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  9. SO GREAT!!!! You always look fabulous though ;)

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  10. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! you have an eye for great pieces and for putting outfits together. i envy you SO much!!

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  11. I'm all over the purple too! Can't get enough of it! I love that you shop at F21 on-line... I agree, I usually cannot STAND going through those racks of clothes and I love being able to try on things with different shoes, pants, cardigans, etc- at home, and then I can just return via mail if need be. I sometimes order up a bunch of stuff in different sizes, just so I can be picky-choosy... pay a bit in return shipping, but it's worth it to me so I can try things on in the comfort of home and ensure it's really going to fit. Too many impluse buy purchases at the store in the past...

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  12. purple is soooo royal. i really like the jcrew cardigan. it's will be such a great topper for so mnay outfits.

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  13. That top is gorgeous!!! I love the color on you! It makes your features pop!

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  14. love the purple- you look adorable!

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  15. I honest love you look book posts! This one is no exception. You make me want to do my own ;-)

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  16. You look great in that purple! The cardigan is very cute too and I love the little details.

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  17. the color is beautiful on you! happy belated easter!

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  18. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I need to spend my lunch break tomorrow looking for purple silk top. Looks so cute on you.

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  19. super duper cute outfit! love the cardigan!

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  20. 1. You look awesome. And I totally agree about F21... it takes some searching to find great pieces, but they're there.

    2. Love that cardi. I wanted it so bad, but have no winter to wear it for! Sad.

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  22. Purple is my favorite color and you look amazing in this shade! Love that tunic - great f21 find!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  23. FABULOUS outfit ! I'm a huge fan of J Crew cardis and I have stacks and stacks of cardis in my wardrobe, perfect for the cali weather.

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  24. love it! that color is divine. I'm so into purple too...I have been for a while acutally. I got this gorgeous Nicole Miller dress a few years ago and every once in a while I bust it out...and then I almost forgot about it when I bought a nanette lepore at a saks sale in a similar color! two very different frocks but same incredible color. I love the way this looks on you!

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  25. love the look, the purple looks great especially with the cherry blossoms in the background. Coincidentally i am wearing purple too today!yeah

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