Jan 24, 2011

Lookbook: Sir Mix-a-lot

You remember the striped top that I cut to make into a cardigan?  Well this is the same sweater but in black.  Isn't it funny how sometimes the color of the exact same item can make it so much harder to wear?  The white one just never looked right until I made it into a cardigan but the black one is just perfect as is.  I love the pattern of this dress but it's a sleeveless dress and I didn't feel like just throwing a cardigan over it so decided to wear it as a skirt instead.  I think the mix of the patterns works really well together, in fact stripes and florals are my favorite patterns to mix.  As long as you stay in the same color scheme, the pattern mixing will work.

What I'm Wearing
Sweater: Uniqlo
Dress worn as a skirt: Forever 21
Tights: DKNY
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Rolando Boucle"
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Did you guys have a good weekend?  Mine totally flew by!  It was my husband's birthday last week so we did some celebrating and I baked him a cake!  It was my very first cake and it turned out alright.  I think finding a good recipe (or a recipe to suit your taste) is the hardest part.  If you are wondering I made this cake from Pioneer Woman.  I would've liked the coffee flavor to be more intense or maybe I just like coffee a lot more than other people!  Hubs recently bought me a KitchenAid stand mixer after I had a baking party with a friend and fell in love with hers (see below).  I was insanely jealous of hers so I had to get one!   I've been on a baking kick ever since I decided that the only sugar I was going to put in my body had to be made by myself - meaning no Cupcake Royale, no Simply Desserts, no Top Pot Doughnuts, no pastries while getting our morning coffee at Espresso Vivace, no Old School Frozen Custard, no D'Ambrosio Gelato... <---- if you need dessert/sweets recommendations in Seattle, those are my favorite!  I hardly ever drink pop so I don't have to worry about that but I did have to cut out candy which I LOVE, especially the sour gummy kind.  I love the bakeries around here too much and the ease of getting the yumminess into my belly was making my belly much too big.  So now that I have to put the effort into making my treats, I'm a lot better at controlling what goes into my belly!  And even though I'm making a batch of treats, I don't feel the need to eat all of them.  I just eat one or two and then I'm satisfied and the rest goes to friends or family.  I can say that I could pretty easily give up carbs or meat if I had to, but sugar - NEVER! :)  That's why I had to find a better way to control my sugar intake.  How about you?  Could you give up sugar if you had to?  Or what could you not give up?
We made these tea cookies and they turned out pretty good!

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Really similar right?  Only $44 and 2% cashback from ebates!
Forever 21 has some great inexpensive options as well.  Like this one is super cute with the buttons on the shoulder or this one that's a bit baggier and would look great with skinny jeans or leggings. And both are under $16!

Whenever I do the sweater over the dress thing I like to make sure that the top of the dress is fairly plain, no ruffles or embellishments and that the skirt part is a bit more on the poofy side.  This one would be great for that as well as it being cute on its own!  Or if you don't want to go with floral, this striped dress is really cute too!
OMG have you seen the Super Platforms?  Crazy!  I don't even know if I can go that high.  Here's a shorter heel Louboutin mary jane.  Or you could go for these for a much better price!  If you want to see a better view of my shoes you can also see them on my shoe collection vlog!

50 comments:

  1. CUTE! I too have been playing around with different patterns, it's so fun!


    Amber's Notebook

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  2. First Le Creuset, now KitchenAid *wipes tear* I'm so proud of your foray into cooking in stilettos :) Those caramel cookies look lovely!

    ~Lys / Cooking In Stilettos

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  3. Oh my gosh, I'm in total love with this outfit. This mix of pattern is simply PERFECT and you are so incredibly adorable. I love this.

    I've given up sweets before when I was on my weight-loss program, but now that I'm not weighing in every week and being held accountable to people, I probably wouldn't!

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  4. Your outfit is ssooo cute! Now I want that dress from Macys, lol!

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  5. Love how you mixed the patterns!

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  6. You look beautiful here! I agree with you on the color thing, sometimes the same item can be so different!

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  7. Great print mixing Tiffany! ;) I definitely enjoy mixing prints and sometimes I push it to the limit.. hee hee.

    Isn't the Kitchenaid standing mixer the best thing ever! My hubby got me the turquoise (Martha Steweart) one a couple Christmas' ago. And I love it. I haven't really done too much baking lately, but I'm excited to try making some pasta.. first I need to get the pasta attachment!

    I hope you're doing well.. Big kiss to Savvy from Pooma. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  8. First off, I love that shirt!
    Second, if I really had to I could give up sugar, but my family has always been big on bread, and baking it ourselves and therefore I find it funny to have a meal without bread.
    I guess that is what I could never give up. (store bought though I could easily live without)
    Glad you guys had a great birthday with great cake (also bring on the coffeee!)
    <3 Nicole Lisa
    http://www.blushcode.com/

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  9. I really like this combo and I love the black and white sweater.

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  10. Aww you look so cute, I love the mix of floral and stripes, I have to try this tonight with my closet.

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  11. Great mix of prints! =) I smiled when I saw this post because I wore stripes similar in this color over the weekend! =) Teehee...
    <3!

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  12. i don't think i could live without cardigans and sushi. also, looking on your blog makes me want to go shopping and add whatever you're wearing to my closet 10 times out of 10. like that sweater (why don't i already have one?)

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  13. OMG, the super shoes are so sexy.

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  14. I love baking! Its so fun and relaxing. My problem, however, is that I wouldn't mind eating the entire thing. We always have goodies around in my house. Regular chocolate chip cookies, chocolate mint chip cookies, sour cream coffee cake, are all on my counter right now.

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  15. I love the caramel tea cookies you made!!! It looks soo delicious~! You look absolutely adorable! I am loving the outfit! :)

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  16. You look super cute in your outfit :) The cookies look adorable as well! I just went to your older post about how u made your sweater into a cardigan! I've never thought about it, but maybe I'll do the same thing with the sweaters that I don't wear often and see how that turns out! You love stripes don't you? haha, I love them too! They always look so classy :)

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  17. Loving this look Tiffany! Whatever you're doing - it's working cuz you look amazing! I just unpacked my stand-mixer last week after the move. It's been sitting there un-opened since our wedding. I can't wait to try it out and I love the sugar rule of not eating it unless you make it yourself. Often times, I find I'll barely eat anything I bake myself just cuz I know how much sugar went into it.
    I tried quitting sugar once when I was a Coca-Cola-holic and I had terrible withdrawls. I can't cut out fruit - that's what kills me.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  18. You always look so classy and cute! Love the stripes and those fantastic shoes!


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  19. Perfect, Tiffany! Stripes + florals are my favorite prints to mix, and you look divine!

    And HELLO TEA COOKIES! *GRABS*

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  20. @Amber's Notebook Yes it's nice to mix things up with the patterns. I wouldn't have thought to put this sweater with this dress a few years ago!

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  21. @Lys aww thanks Lys! hehe... I learn from the best :)

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  22. @Melissa thanks! ahhh, I've tried going off sweets but it's too hard! It's always my first craving when I go on a diet.

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  23. @Ivonne it's pretty cute right? I'm thinking about going to the store tonight to see if I can find it!

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  24. @sharonlei and you always look fabulous Sharon! :)

    I haven't used it too much but for the things that I've baked with it, it's been wonderful! I've heard great things about the Pasta attachment but I'm not to that point yet!

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  25. @Nicole Lisa you are like my husband. Bread is the thing he couldn't live without!

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  26. @Miranda I hope you try it out! Would love to see your version.

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  27. @Jul cardigans and sushi? Totally with ya girl! :)

    hahaha I'm glad to have inspired you a little! :)

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  28. @WendyB yes, but on the verge of stripper right? LOl!

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  29. @Rin OMG! I can only make one thing at a time, I would go crazy at your place! And my waistline would not like it. haha!

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  30. @Edwina Yes, you should definitely do that, it totally makes something unwearable to wearable! and yes I love stripes! haha!

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  31. @DiamondsandTulle I'm the same with you but I kinda cut the sugar or butter or replace with applesauce or use whole wheat flour so I know that I've made a "healthier" version of what I baked! I love having control of my own ingredients, it's the best part about cooking and baking is making healthier substitutions.

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  32. @Twenty.Something thank you! I try to keep things classy and cute around here :) hehe

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  33. @Chloe thanks Chloe! I'd give you some cookies if I could! Too bad the internetz is not there yet :)

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  34. Gosh! You won the lottery with the hubs, he buys you Louboutins AND kitchen aid, he's so going to heaven! lol ... That's a smart way to control eating sugar and your weight, by the way you've been looking awesome now I see why! Well give my regards to the hubs for his bday! ... ps- Longing to see more videos from you! :)

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  35. Love the outfit!!! You look great!!!
    xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

    http://www.fromustwoyou.com/

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  36. I love the name of the post hehe Great styling! Totally inspiring me to mix 'n match prints :)

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  37. @CessOviedo yes, he is pretty good to me :) and yes, another video will be coming soon! Thanks for noticing! :)

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  38. @Kimberlee hehe, thanks for noticing :) I'm not very creative with my titles but I liked this one too!

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  39. Those caramel tea cookies look delicious :O*

    - richL @ rarepersona.com

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  40. You look so amazing!! and your shoes are so beautiful!!

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  41. cute outfit!!!!

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  42. I love the mix match of this outfit, two pieces that don't really look like they go together and then BAM they do! :) I too am trying to watch my candy intake we have a large bowl of candy at my work right across from my desk, it is torture!!!!

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  43. I love this outfit- so fun and girly:)

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  44. I loved your blog! Also working in an IT company in the MKT area. I have a blog
    in Brazil about fashion corporate. I'd love to talk about your blog using your photos.
    Do you allow? Continue incredibly stylish and beautiful! Sorry my english!!! kisses

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  45. looks like the baking bug has bitten you too. those tea cookies look so yummy! love caramel.

    i can NEVER give up sugar. NEVER!!!!!!!!

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