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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Maximum Potential



Now that the fall weather is here to stay, I'm trying to find ways to keep cozy without appearing overly bundled-up (no one want to look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man).  I personally find maxis to be just as comfortable (if not more so) than jeans and it's a nice way to extend the versatility of my long skirts into the new season.  If it's really cold where you are, you can always add some wool tights & booties underneath for an extra layer of warmth.


{If you didn't already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This bracelet is part of the Evelyn Lauder Legacy Collection ~ Ann Taylor is donating 65% of full-priced purchases of these pieces to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.}


What I'm wearing:
Gap sweater (similar), Old Navy coat (similar here or longer length option here), Allen B skirt (similar in different colors here or splurge in ivory here), C-Label flats (here), Zara clutch (similar), Bracelets: Vintage & c/o Ann Taylor (here), Mudd sunnies (similar)

I'm guest posting over on The Impeccable Pig today & sharing how to style a graphic print blouse for work & weekend!

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63 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

this is SUCH a gorgeous outfit. it's no wonder i am no good at layering...we are still in shorts and sundresses here in ca! not that i am complaining. =) i am in LOVE with the ann taylor bracelet (and matching necklace)...they are stunning!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Zahra Sandberg said...

Love this look! It looks super cozy but still chic! Also, I can't believe that coat is from Old Navy - so cute!

Zahra


Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great skirt
Xo Megan

Natali said...

Such a wonderful skirt and coat!! You look very pretty!

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Alice Warren said...

Beautiful fall outfit! I got the bracelet & necklace...it's gorgeous in person.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Styleclouds said...

You look beautiful! I love the mix of white with the green coat!! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

dreamingincashmere said...

This is AMAZING!! I love all of it!
xx, amy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

Fash Boulevard said...

I love your outfit, especially the jacket. The gold accessories are amazing compliments to your look.

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Life's a shoe said...

gorgeous pictures, I am in love with our clutch!

dipitblack said...

Beautiful outfit!
Great jacket and that clutch is too cute!

X
http://dipitblack.wordpress

Amy said...

loving this long cream maxi! you've styled it fabulously!

xx amy

Leopard and Lillies

Sara said...

Such a gorgeous look. I can't believe the coat is ON! I also want the bracelet - love that they are donating for research too!

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

this is such a great look! love love love that arm candy and that jacket is awesome!!

XO Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

Lace And Tulle said...

love your jacket!!!

Rachel Lynne said...

This is such a gorgeous, classic look! I love transitioning maxis into fall and winter and have been layering with chunky knits, blazers and adding trendy colors like oxblood! Love your take on this and that Zara clutch is sooooo pretty!

xoxo,
Rachel
http://rachelslookbook.com/?p=6394

Ashleigh Nicole said...

I am loving this olive/cream combo, beautiful!

Xo www.thedaileigh.com

cchicc3 said...

This is beautiful! Love the olive paired with cream.

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Valeria Alvarez said...

Great post!! the skirt and the clutch are my favs!!

Kisses
<3 Val
www.beautyval13.blogspot.com.ar

Karen L said...

Wow! This is a traffic-stopper ;) This is so gorgeous! I could never wear it- it would be covered in kid's kisses and fingerprints in a matter of minutes! I'll just have to admire for now.

~Karen
www.sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

RoselyC said...

What an elegant outfit. Looks so classy.

Samantha Tananbaum said...

Such a great look! Love the ivory skirt!

xo
Sam

Stesha said...

I am really loving this look on you!!

xxS

Emily Ah Tye said...

So pretty! Loving that jacket

xo Emily
www.bupster.blogspot.com

Annette said...

love the maxi skirt - i have a similar one in nude that i found at the local goodwill!
xo annette
www.iheartvintagecouture.com

Kristen said...

Georgeous look! Love the floor length of the skirt!

Nancy said...

I'm loving this look! The cream color with that dark green is really beautiful together. =)
xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

LOVE this look, totally inspired me to rock my cream pleated skirt now that summer's over as well!
xx
Lia
Smart n Snazzy

Audrey said...

GORGEOUS! Head to toe! And congrats on being in Lucky! I got my issue in the mail yesterday and saw you! Love it! xo

Kacie said...

This outfit is so pretty! Gorgeous!

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alongobucco said...

Wow...totally love the head to toe white. So gorgeous!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Lida Vinnikova said...

omg, I am absolutely in love with this look!)You look like a queen!!!
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Shannon said...

You look so elegant and beautiful. The skirt is amazing, and I also love your clutch.
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Luba Dimitrova said...

gorgeous look ! You have really nice style !

XX Luba
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Maria said...

I absolutely love this look! I hate it when I feel like I'm walking like an Oompa Loompa because I have so many layers. Love everything in this look! Would you like to follow each other ?

Love your site !
Maria

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Olga Zgonnik said...

LOVE this outfit; stunning

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Hannah Rosette said...

Hi! I'm a new follower to your blog. You have amazing style on a budget! Not many can pull that. I love how sharp your pictures are and I love the fall foliage on the background =)
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THE WIND OF INSPIRATION said...

Wow, what an outfit! Just love every single detail of it! Very beautiful!!!

Victoria,
'The Wind of Inspiration' personal style blog

Perpetuity said...

Surprised that coat is Old Navy! Really love this and cant lie I was really hoping you werent going to say the clutch was Zara since I still want that one and its no longer available!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love all of the pops of sparkle in this outfit :)

Identical Ideals said...

We love this skirt and your handbag! We are a new follower of your blog!

xo Peyton & Madison
identicalideals.blogspot.com

GlamorousMama said...

Love the look, I need that clutch o my goodness how freaking adorable! I love Zara..

And that coat is from Old navy? Wow never would have guessed!

Xoxo

Janelle @ GlamorousMama9+

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Wonderful ensemble.

So ladylike. So feminine.

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Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving your maxi skirt! Gonna have to keep wearing mine through winter too!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

The Avenue Vee said...

This look is so perfect for Fall and you have chosen all the right accessories for this outfit!

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

wow lady - you are sophisticated chic in this light base with a pop of color and sparkles. I love the idea of maxis for winter... great inspiration!
xx
Here&Now

Mz Savvy Style said...

Beautiful look!!

Northern Style Exposure said...

Such a great idea to transition a maxi into fall.

Amberly D'Anna said...

Gorgeous fall colors!! Love the jacket!

Amberly
www.asliceofglam.com

Sarah said...

I completely agree, maxis are more comfy than jeans!! I have one on today and paired it with a scarf and a long sleeve to get one more wear out of it before it's too cold!

ACT said...

LOVE this look! One of my biggest regrets is not getting that clutch, it's so perfect.

xo Ashley
http://www.ashnfashn.com

Tiffany M* said...

I absolutely adore this outfit! It is the perfect fall outfit. That coat is gorgeous and paired with the whites is simply perfection. Also, you look stunning in these photos. One of my favorite outfits of yours of all times!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

GlamorousGirl said...

amazing look! so cute!

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LyddieGal said...

it is such a challenge to stay warm and stylish, and this outfit is just stunning!
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Olivia Moone said...

I am in love with this outfit! You really look amazing!!

Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

eelsay said...

I am in love with this clutch!!!

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J9 STYLE said...

That pleated skirt is dreamy!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

This is the epitome of a perfect fall look! LOVE the maxi skirt!

jesspell said...

This look is gorgeous! I've included it in my collection on socialbliss! http://www.socialbliss.com/jesspell/details-GQ3DANJZ

styleonthecouch.com said...

I have a long pleated skirt just like this -mine is part of a dress but it feels perfect this time of the year, I walk around feeling like the snow queen :-) Gorgeous outfit.

www.styleonthecouch.com

NYCShopGirl said...

Hi! Great outfit! What shoes are you wearing, I couldn't tell from the photos.

NYCShopGirl said...

Hi! Great outfit! What shoes are you wearing? I couldn't tell from the photos.
Thanks!

Karen Curtis said...

Love this sparkly clutch. Check out this Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lovecortnie

I haven't purchased one of her bags yet but I will probably gift a lot closer to the holidays.

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

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