Monday, April 9, 2012

Preppy Pastels


For this month's edition of Everybody Everywear, we were challenged to wear pastels.  Since I'd already done a dressed-up outfit in these hues (here), I decided to choose something more casual this time.  The nude accessories help tone things down a bit (so I don't look too much like an Easter egg) & make it slightly more sophisticated. 




What I'm wearing:
Gap shirt (here), Merona sweater (similar) & belt, H&M pants, MRKT wedges, London Fog bag, Banana Republic necklace (via eBay), Michael Kors watch, J. Crew & Banana Republic/DIY bracelets, Dockers aviators, Nails: Sally Hansen Shrimply Devine

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Natali said...

Great combination!! Love your bag and pants!

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easy petite looks said...

your pastel look is much more bright and cheery than mine!! i love how the color pops. and i agree, the neutral accessories are perfect, and that necklace! very pretty, love it!
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Real Girl Glam said...

Such a pretty combination of pastels. Love the look of the white sweater over the pink button down. Looking great as usual!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Ok this is my new favorite outfit of yours....mint pants (which I've been searching high and low for), paired with pink...and that necklace....awesome!

Alyson said...

mint and pink= so perfect for spring! need to find a good pair of mint pants. Totally think your HM is way better than mine. :)

Raindrops of Sapphire said...

That outfit is amazing! I adore the pastels so much! Hopefully you can stop by my blog too!

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My Dressy Ways said...

I am in love with your wedges! The necklace reminds me of something I saw on that site you offered a gift card to me for - I haven't forgotten about it, last week was just a crazy crazy week for me!

my very own lookbook said...

i love your outfit! especially your necklace!
xoxo

BritneyN_0518 said...

I love pastels paired together, and that necklace is beautiful. You look lovely!

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smalltownbigwardrobe.com said...

Love your take on pastels! I think they're gorgeous and more flattering than most people think. But then again, I love anything soft and feminine.

Amy said...

Great outfit! The necklace and belt really bring it all together.

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

FASHIONTORNADO said...

Amazing outfit!!

Lynzy said...

Loving the Easter pastels! :)

xx

Dana said...

The pastels look great! I need to head over to H&M and find those pants - they're a perfect color!

xo
Dana
http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Nice! Not too over the top Easter, either. Do you have a link for the bag? Looks like something I might need.

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

that necklace is so fun!

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

that necklace is so fun!

JustPatience said...

Now that is how you mix pastels.You look gorgeous. Love the necklace.

Shelby said...

Love the preppy layering!! I can't get enough of pastel combinations and the pink, green and white look fantastic... esp with the neutral accessories <3shelby

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Emily said...

You look awesome! Love these colors together!
Creamy

Eloquent English said...

Such a fun outfit! I wore something very similar on Easter Sunday! Although, my hubby still called me an Easter Egg. ;) xoxo A-

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I'm obsessed with your necklace - too awesome!

Kimberly said...

Sorry I don't have a link for the bag - the brand is London Fog & I purchased it on ideeli last fall...hope that helps! :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that necklace!

Sarah said...

Great outfit! Love the mint green skinnies!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Rosie said...

OMG THAT NECKLACE!!! loveeee

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Styleclouds said...

Absolutely love it!!! You look beautiful and I LOVE your necklace! xo, Christina

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Christine said...

Those pants never cease to amaze!
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*Glam Chameleon* said...

Lovely lovely pastel look!!! Beautiful pants and jewelry! U look cute as u always do!:)
xoxo
Jelena

Puck Litaay said...

I really adore the belt and gorgeous necklace.

Puck // ONEOFPOINTS.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

ahhhh...LOVE those pants!!! the mint green is gorge!

p.s. what in the heck are you wearing to luckyfabb???? i was going to wear my zara handkerchief dress but now that i've worn it this weekend, it seems too soon to wear it again!lol. i've got my eye on a yellow jcrew dress....hhhmmm.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

AM said...

Love this look!

Elegantesque said...

I love your necklace !


Kisses
Hannah
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The Fashionable ESQ said...

This is cute. I like the green pants. I wish we had a more accessible H&M; I'd be all over it.

Cool necklace, lady!

xx
The Fashionable ESQ
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Sofia Lascurain said...

Lovely pastels combo!
xx s
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Jenn said...

Oh wow, I love this tone done look using pastels. Quick question, when you're layering a sweater over a button up, do you get the sweater in a slightly larger size? I always feel that I look a bit frumpy when I layer a sweater over a button up.

Kimberly said...

Hi Jenn, yes it definitely helps if the sweater runs a little big OR has a good amount of stretch to it to allow for layering shirts underneath. That is part of the reason why I added the skinny belt...so it wouldn't look too bulky! :)

Bravoe Runway said...

This is a great look incorporating pastels without the easter egg effect! I also didn't know that London Fog makes handbags, very nice :)

Giovanna said...

Great combo! I like how you added the neutral sweater to tone it down a little bit! You necklace is amazing!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Love this look - you definitely look sophisticated rather than Easter egg! And that necklace is so darn cool!

Morgan Brooks said...

These colors are flawless together. I really truly love this post. You look stunning as always!
xoxo
Morgan
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Messy Jess C. said...

I love your pastel outfit. What a great combination of items. Keep up the great styling!

Jess C.
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Amanda Raborn said...

Love the outfits, pastels, and all of the pattern play! You look great! So glad I stumbled upon your blog :)

Amanda
http://easy-life-blog.com/

Katie said...

Great combination! And I have to say, I am loving that BR necklace! It's such a fun statement piece...

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

Perfect mix of pastel + prep - I am loving the mint pants! xo

Ria said...

I love everything but the belt. Totally agree the nude stuff brings it back down.

TwelvebySix said...

Great pieces - I absolutely love the mint pants, and your bag is amazing!

Hayley said...

The mint and hot pink look so great together! and the pink lips are a nice touch too!

Hayley
The Weekend File

RubysNPurls said...

Love this combo!! I really like bag too!

the Queen City Style said...

Love, love this! So glad to have found you via EBEW, and now I look forward to keeping tabs on your more from here! The necklace is great... the whole outfit.

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Aurelia said...

Love your look! Goodness, I'm in love with those pants - such a great piece for spring!

Kelly said...

I think this is one of my favourite EBEW pastel posts! You look awesome and the colour combination rocks!

Emily Devine said...

Such a pretty outfit! I tried on those pants at H&M but sadly they looked really weird on me. They look great on you though!

Fashion By Alicia said...

What a perfect pastel look! I love that necklace.

silvergirl said...

popping over from EBEW
just adore this look
everything about it!!
brett

Really Petite said...

I love those mint jeans on you! You have such a nice figure - you can look good in skirts and jeans :)

Grace said...

I have that same problem! I can't find the perfect maxi because it always awkwardly comes to my ankles. I'm so glad I found your blog! your style is so chic!

A Southern Drawl

The Closet Shopper said...

Beautiful. Love this look so much.

Tracy

Cathy said...

Absolutely in love with your necklace. And you mix well your top and pants. Pretty outfit, eh. :)

Cheers,
Cathy@Questions To Ask When Choosing Womens Lab Coats

Sam said...

I love your mix of colors in this outfit! Great way to liven up pastels :)

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