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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Double Flare


 
I love layering different pieces together in an attempt to increase the cost per wear of my out-of-season clothes.  Sometimes the combinations don't always work, but this particular pairing (a peplum top over a sleeveless fit & flare dress) was a rather happy discovery.  I added a structured blazer + edgy heels to help to balance out the sweetness of the ruffles, which proved to be the perfect combination for an early Valentine's Day date with my husband.



 

What I'm wearing:
c/o Lavish Alice top (here), LOFT dress (worn as skirt; similar), H&M blazer (similar here or here), eBay belt (similar here or here), c/o J. Renee pumps (here), Zara clutch (similar), c/o JewelIQ earrings (similar), Target sunnies (similar)

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Berty Morales said...

Stunning and will have to make this entire look my favorite! Just perfect!

Shannon said...

You look very chic. I especially love the pop of pink and the sequin clutch.
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Melissa said...

I love everything about this outfit! I'm glad I found your blog, your style is lovely!

Melissa
http://miss-melissa.com

Natali said...

Great shoes and belt!

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Alice Warren said...

What a pretty outfit! Those heels are to die for and your belt is so fun!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

~Mom Wife Boss Life~ said...

I am in love with your belt and determined to find something similar. I'll be wearing some pink on heart day too!

xx kelly

Haley Valerie said...

Your style is amazing!

-Haley-
haleyvalerie.blogspot.com

ZxM Style-Squared said...

i want that belt!!!

purecanesugarfashion said...

Cute look - I love every piece, especially your skirt. It is perfect for Valentines Day!
Happy V-day!
♥ xoxo Cori

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purecanesugarfashion said...

Cute look - I love every piece, especially your skirt. It is perfect for Valentines Day!
Happy V-day!
♥ xoxo Cori

www.purecanesugarfashion.wordpress.com

The Love Hanger said...

Such a sweet outfit! I love the peplum layered over a dress. I'm going to have to try that! Your heels and bag are so pretty too! <3

toni

imfashionstoned said...

OMG this is stunning :)!

Debora said...

Just adorable. Hope you had a wonderful day with your husband!

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

super cute! i brought that blazer with me here to miami! =) hope you have a happy valentines day!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Ashleigh said...

Very flirty and classy! and not over the top. Love it, especially the belt.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Alissa said...

I love that peplum with the belt! So gorgeous!

Rhymes With Fashion said...

That belt and those shoes are killer! And I love how you popped the collar of the blazer, nice detail, and I'm sure it helped to keep your neck warm. Happy V-Day Kimberly!
-Alexandra
www.rhymeswithfashion.com

Vanessa and Jana said...

You look really chic, honey! Love the skirt :*
All the best,

Jana & Vanessa from charming Berlin <3
@MidnightCouture

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is gorgeous! The belt and shoes are so perfect for this look. Love it.

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Julia Dzafic said...

I'm seriously obsessed with that belt! Will be buying one soon. It dresses up every outfit.

Margo said...

And the outfit just happens to be perfect for V-day! Great use of out of season clothes ~ I'm always trying to do the same :)

Julia Dzafic said...

Loving that belt for real! It dresses up any outfit. Will be buying one ASAP.
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Julia Dzafic said...

Loving this belt for real! It dresses up any outfit. I'm buying one ASAP!

Amy said...

loving thsoe shoes kimberly! perfect valentines day attire, not to pink, but just the right touch!
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Tiffany M* said...

This is stunning and the perfect Valentines date outfit. With the red dress it gives it a Valentines look but doesn't scream it which I love. Also, those heels are stunning!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

lesliescloset.ca said...

So adorable. I may steal this look for Valentine's day. And I covet the shoes - very cute.

M.A.S. FASHION said...

Those shoes are to die for!!!!

I love the way you pair things! YOu are so great at layering. I have been trying the sweater of a dress and haven't had success but you just keep inspiring me!

xo,
Mary

KenzeLee said...

This is such a cute outfit! I especially love the clutch!

X Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

The Egg said...

so glad i found your blog!
you are a DOLL!

xo the egg out west.

clpatters said...

Love this outfit! That belt is AMAZING! Also, this is random, but your skin looks fabulous!

Kodi Jensen said...

Those shoes...sigh. Love them!
grey et al

Terry S said...

ÜBER chic and stylish, Kimberly. Always.

I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

xo,
Terry

http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

Frank Vinyl said...

love these colors combined!! so gorge

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Shannon Willardson said...

Love the black on white!

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Shannon

strollingthecityinheels said...

Love this outfit and the shoes are especially amazing.

Alexandra said...

Definitely my favourite look of yours ever - I just think this is the perfect balance of classic chic, edgy and femme. Perfection! One for the inspiration folder :)

Alexandra xo

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....... said...

love the combination of the pink and gold lovely look! the shoes are also so fab! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

....... said...

love the combination of the pink and gold lovely look! the shoes are also so fab! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

....... said...

love the combination of the pink and gold lovely look! the shoes are also so fab! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Alyson said...

those shoes are fully amazing, and love how you gave this look a mini popped color. Rock it girl, and happy Valentine's!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Lovely look! Your metallic belt is absolutely gorgeous and the skirt is wonderful for Valentine's Day!

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Sofia
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Beauty by MissAsh said...

Very cute!!
Happy Valentines Day girl xo

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huongie said...

I love this, Kimberly! Very flirty and modern! That belt is amazing! Xx

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Brooklyngal said...

Love that ensemble and the layering tips!

Nora
www.penchantforpretty.com

SH said...

This outfit is amazing!!!

Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

Audrey said...

so super chic...love the ankle strap heels too!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

the belt and the shoes are EVERYTHINg!! so very cute ! Happy V Day!

Jennifer | http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

silvergirl said...

Such a great look and I am coveting that belt
Love it
Brett

Tracy Hodgson said...

I adore your pumps, they are amazing.

Txx

http://fantasticfunfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

Rachel Lynne said...

This is so cute! perfect date night look!

Lindsey Price said...

PERFECT shoes! I've been looking for some like that forever

xoxo,
Lindsey
www.themosteligible.blogspot.com

lesliescloset.ca said...

aaaaand I copied you. :) Thank you for the inspiration! http://lesliescloset.ca/2013/02/14/happy-pink-date-night-and-a-re-styled-pink-dress/

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

love the outfit from head to toe - the belt is amazing...and i always love a white jacket!

Krissy said...

LOVE YOUR SHOES!

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Karen Curtis said...

The shoes are super fierce! Love the entire look.

-Karen

KJ said...

Hi doll,

You're rocked a haute look, and Pearls and Peacocks would like to congratulate you.

Thanks for inspiring all with your haute style..

~Kanae at Pearls and Peacocks
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Rachel Ashely said...

Darling outfit!!! Love the gold accents!

Xo,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

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