Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Buttoned Up



This trend has been around for a while now and it was one that took me a little time to warm up to.  But, I think it is a fun way to change up the look of a simple button-down blouse and the effect is very modern & chic...especially when you have a statement necklace (or two!) peeking out from under the collar.  What are your thoughts on this style & have you tried it yet?





What I'm wearing:
Moda International blouse (this season's colors here), H&M pants (last seen here; similar on sale here), Forever 21 tote (here), Mossimo pumps (on sale here), H&M necklace, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 bracelet (here), Target sunnies, Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Volcanic, Nails: Orly Lemonade

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i have not tried this look yet. i like it on others but for some reason i feel...well...too buttoned up! lol. you look so gorge in red!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Styleclouds said...

Beautiful outfit! Love the red paired with nude and how amazing is the bag?! Lovely summer outfit and I am still waiting for summer here...have a wonderful day! xo, Christina


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granola2glam.blogspot.com said...

You know who warmed me up to this idea? Khatu. She always does this and you both make it look so chic. I think you did a great job!

Fash Boulevard said...

so stunning. Adore this look. Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for LaurenConrad.com. xo

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♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Love how the necklace stand out from the color of the top!


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TaraMixandMatch said...

This is a look I've been meaning to try but haven't yet...you've pulled it off well!

Small Town Catwalk said...

I personally love this style! And love it even more with a statement necklace like this one!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Courtney Starr said...

LOVE that color on you!

xo,
Courtney
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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Love love LOVE this top! So pretty!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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Meredith said...

The outfit looks awesome! The color combination is fabulous and it looks great on you! I need to invest in some more button up blouses!
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com

The Curvy Girl said...

I love this color combo! I want to try it but need to find the perfect color top since I don't have one yet!

kathy said...

I remember this look from the 80s and I always liked it then and still do. I can't fathom buttoning up right now with the heat, but I plan to do it when the weather cools down.

Maja said...

I love this look and have been meaning to try it. I'm usually not a fan of button down sleeveles shirts, but I am really loving them in all combinations this season.
I especially love the colour combo in your post. You look great!

Maja - clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look so cute! I love this blouse and that necklace looks perfect with it.

Amy


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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

hello red! i love the necklace and the top
Xo Megan

Lindsay Patrick said...

I haven't tried the all button up trend yet. I love it on other people, but I feel like I look so silly.

Loving your red blouse though, gorgeous!

Lindsay @
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

herecomesgina said...

Love the H&M necklace PPF! Is it recent?

Alyson said...

SO pretty!! I'm the same... I actually did this last week but with my bubble necklace so it was more of an open look. WOrking my way toward this. :)

PS: meant to reply yesterdya. LOVE your wish list. Those Me Too flats have been on my list for ages. Hope they go on sale during Nordstrom anniv sale.

Kimberly said...

Hey Gina, I found the necklace a couple of months ago...but you could check your local store & you might get lucky! :)

Rachel Lynne said...

So pretty! Love the pants and that tote! Can't believe it is from Forever 21!

xoxo,
Rachel
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Natali said...

Your top and necklace are gorgeous :)

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sarahsreallife said...

I think it works well with a sleeveless shirt like you're doing here. OR a long sleeve with a skirt. Either way, the key is to show a little skin (either arms or legs) so you don't look too much like a nun (not that there's anything wrong with nuns, but you know what I mean).

Sarah's Real Life

Shannon said...

What a beautiful and classy look. I love the unique color combination.
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silvergirl said...

love this look
the statement necklace just really pulls it all together
brett

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Rebecca said...

You totally rock this fab shade of red. Love how you accesorized with that necklace!

Rebecca
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Kim said...

Ahh! You make everything look good! I hate you!! Just kidding :) I actually love love love your style and look forward to seeing your posts everyday!

Kim
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Mz Savvy Style said...

Georgeous colors on you!! I have tried this trend on a few occasions and I think the statement necklace makes all the difference in it looking old fashioned or current! XO

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I really love the color blocking and I'm a fan of the buttoned-up shirt with statement necklace look! I have yet to try it though.
~Jessica
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Stylish Petite said...

Very chic. Love the buttoned up look, very polished. You look great in those pants and am dying over your pumps :)

Tiffany said...

I love this look on you. Buttoning up the whole way really does change the look of the shirt. I've never done this because I always feel like the shirt is strangling me...same reason I hate turtle necks. Love the statement necklaces and that bag is gorgeous!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the color of those pants!

<3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

I have a printed blouse in a similar style, I love it! The statement necklace is a great idea to keep it looking fresh.

Audrey said...

Stunning color on you! Love the color combo!

Alice Warren said...

Cute look but I could not do it...I can't stand things too tight around my neck. I always think I am being strangled. :)

Great outfit!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

octoberchic.com said...

I love peach and orange combination. I love this look, you look beautiful.

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Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving your top! The color is great!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

The Coattail Effect said...

love this bold colorblocking! you really tied it together with the accessories. i'm definitely going to take a page from your book :)

xx,
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Ayumi Lafser said...

my goodness! That red looks really good on you! Complementing well with your skin and everything! Also I like the combination of fierce red with toned-down nude on your feet. :) Nice outfit!

Ayumi

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