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Monday, April 22, 2013

Ruffles + Leather



I am honored to be guest-posting over on Send The Trend today, talking about some of my favorite trends for the season.  Since I'm perpetually drawn to more feminine styles, I fell in love with all the ruffled pieces that came down the runways at Gucci, Balenciaga & Chloe (to name a few).  So when I found this top for less than $40, I couldn't resist scooping it up. I've worn twice with white wide-leg trousers & black skinny ankle pants...but this time I paired it with a faux leather pencil skirt for a sophisticated night-out look.  Head over to the STT blog to see the second more casual look I put together and be sure to follow along as take over their Instagram feed all week long with #PennyPincherSTTyle!




What I'm wearing:
Mango top (similar here or here), Forever 21 skirt (similar here or here), Guess heels c/o TJ Maxx (similar here or here), Stripes & Sequins earrings (here), c/o T+J Designs cuff (similar here or here), c/o Send the Trend clutch (here; also in nude; fuchsia & black), Lips: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Enchantress, Nails: Sally Hansen Coral Reef

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Elise Rogers said...

oh my gosh!!! You are STUNNING!!!! I just stumbled upon your blog and i LOVE it! Now following and cannot wait to read more!

xoxo

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Natali said...

You look absolutely gorgeous and very classy!

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SciNerdGirl said...

OMGoodness this is such a glamorous look. It looks perfect for a romantic night out.

Ladies in Navy said...

this is simple perfection! adore the blouse and soft colors
kw ladies in navy

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

you know i LOVE LOVE LOVE this top! and it looks FAB with that skirt! this is one of my fave looks ever.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Chantelle said...

love the color pairings you used, so stunning!

Patricia Pepper said...

You look really amazing in this combination of top and dress, really chic ;)

The Love Hanger said...

What a gorgeous top! I love the ruffle and it looks amazing paired with the peach colored skirt. Perfect look! <3

toni

Styleclouds said...

Beautiful Kimberly!! Very beautiful!! I am in love with your leather skirt! xo, Christina

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Rona Shainer said...

Beautiful, love the light and natural colors, looks perfect on you!

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Ashleigh said...

So pretty! I love the off the shoulder top and the light colors together.You are reminding me of a creamsicle today@
-Ash
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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

One of my favorite trends for the season...this top looks stunning on you!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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dacy said...

really gorgeous! i love the minimal metal cuff - i just bought a belt from zara with a metal plate thing (not sure how else to describe it) across the front which has the same vibe and i'm excited to wear it.

dacy said...

really gorgeous! i love the minimal metal cuff - i just bought a belt from zara with a metal plate thing (not sure how else to describe it) across the front which has the same vibe and i'm excited to wear it.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is sooooo elegant!! I love this look. Gorgeous!

Amy

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sarahsreallife said...

For the tiniest split of a split second, when I scrolled down I thought you were bottomless. Phfew, just a nude-ish color skirt. It looks great on you, and I'm relieved to know this didn't become a different kind of blog overnight. Love that ruffle top too!

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, I adore this outfit! So adorable...

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Julia Dzafic said...

So gorgeous. And you wear it all beautifully too. I don't know if I could pull off a one shouldered top but you make it look effortless!

Julia
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Alyssa said...

You look stunning! This is so feminine and sophisticated. I feel like it's something Duchess Kate would wear!

Krystin Lee said...

This is such a darling combo - love the ruffles and blush pink!
xo Krystin
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TaraMixandMatch said...

That top is amazingly gorgeous on you!

Kristina said...

Adoring this look on you, it's super classy!

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Rosamapose said...

You look so pretty in these soft neutrals!

Rose
Blonde in this City

loudfootsteps said...

Such an elegant outfit. I love how you interpret the trend, the top is gorgeous (and from Mango, whoa!)
Great find as usual

Amy said...

that top is gorgeous! and way better than the runway prices!
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Kayla Gilbert said...

Stunning! Just stunning Kim! Gah.. SO freaking gorgeous!! : )

Kayla
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LyddieGal said...

you look so glamorous! and those disco ball earrings are perfect on you.

Rachel Lynne said...

Such pretty metallic heels! And you look gorgeous!

vogueandheels.com said...

Gorgeous outfit! I am loving your shirt and heels! Very professional and elegant.

-Vogue&Heels
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Miss Beanie said...

That top is gorgeous and perfectly paired with the skirt!

xoxo,

Laura
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Ashley Shearin said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! Stunning look!

Ashley
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Chelsea said...

The structured top is just GORGEOUS! I love this ladylike look.

xoxo,
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Kellyinthecity said...

You're gorgeous.

Love the pale pink and white combo of the dress. You always look stunning in your photos!

xoxo

Kelly
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Shannon Willardson said...

Loving this outfit! So chic!

Shannon
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Whitney James said...

You look lovely. This look is so clean and chic. Perfect!

~Whitney
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Jane said...

I can't believe how elegant you look for the price of those garments!

Best,
Jane

Hannah said...

You look sooo classy and chic!

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The Autumn Blue said...

You seriously should be a model! You look great! I've commented on instagram too, melovedave.

thanks for always responding to comments I leave. It's thoughtful that you respond and I can tell you are graetful for your readers which means a lot!

5thandmagnolia said...

Absolutely stunning! One of my favorites yet:)

Happy Monday!

xo - margaret
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effortlesscool said...

absolutely STUNNING look!

XO Sahra
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adrieledixon said...

Love the pale pink skirt pairing with the mint blue clutch! The shirt is so chic and glamorous!

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livingoninspiration.com said...

What a stunning pairing. So classy!

julia
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Dee said...

Stunning top and skirt. It looks beautiful!

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Andrea Kaplan said...

love this look. so demure.

xo Andrea
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fleurani said...

Can you look any cuter? You totally exude elegance with this outfit. I am huge love of ruffles and leather.

Ani
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Lady of Style said...

Pure elegance!

Annette
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Berty Morales said...

Simply stunning!

Alexandra GS said...

You look so beautiful! I'm not usually a ruffle kind of gal, but that shirt is a stunner!
-Alexandra
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Chelsea Davis said...

What a beautiful statement top with a leather peach skirt. Love how easy and feminine this look is.

XO Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

super chic mom said...

Wow , great make up look' gorgeous!

Megan Dunn said...

Oh my gosh.... LOVE the pop of light turquoise!!! Such a pretty way to add color to a delicately colored outfit. I love your blog - I'm now following!

If you have a moment, I'd love if you could check out my blog! I just started (:
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lesliescloset.ca said...

You look classy and beautiful. I love the soft spring tones and that lovely pop of mint from the skirt.

Emily said...

That top is so pretty! It does remind me of a Balenciaga ruffle dress (black and white one). Great seeing how versatile it is!

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Alice Lee said...

Wow I love how sophisticated you look! You look absolutely gorgeous!

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Alexandra said...

Um are you serious? Crazy beautiful. My favourite post by you hands down! You suit these neutral tones so beautifully...your eyes really stand out. Stunning stunning stunning styling (and you)!

Alex xo

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Rachel Shaw said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and you are absolutely STUNNING!! I best thing I love about your blog is now you come up with the most AMAZING outfits that are classy and luxurious looking with pieces us "real" girls can find and afford!! I love this look!! Please keep on inspiring and doing what you are so great at!! :)

Rachel

Mom said...

Kim,
Loved you best in this look. you totally rock it. I think this is closest to your internal persona.

Cheers,
Gauri

Millie Rodriguez said...

This is so beautiful, those colors look good on you, so femenine. In love with this outfit.

Rebecca said...

You are at your loveliest here Kim.....love the uber chic feminine top & skirt!!!

Rebecca
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Dina Karivalis said...

Love this classy,, feminine look!
xo Dina
Sweetest Somethings

Belle de Couture said...

Wow! You seriously look so stunning girl! Super chic!!

xo
Jen

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Carly said...

You are an absolute dream in this outfit girl! Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Hope you are well.
C

Style-Delights said...

Straight from the pages of Vogue!! Love the soft color palette!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Aeroplane and Apparel said...

Wow this is amazing look
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Sofia Donatelli said...

This outfit is so feminine and beautiful on you. Did you get this blouse a while back or is it still in the stores?

If you get a sec, check out my latest post.

XO
Sofia

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laurenfoode.com said...

Ummm, adorable outfit and all but... Eastman Theater! I'm a huge fan of your style and your blog, but what keeps me coming back is that you live in the area I grew up in. Rochester is so much more than the tan girls at the mall in Ugg boots. Thanks for representing!!!

l.c.s. said...

don't typically love one strapped tops but this one is stunning on you!

xo
lauren
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Audrey said...

That top is absolutely stunning on you Kim. One of my faves from you for sure! I love that you can wear it with a skirt or pants...timeless and stunning!

Kate C. said...

you truly are inspiring- goes to show you can still look chic on a budget!

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xo

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

very elegant kim! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Jill said...

you top looks alot like the top to my wedding dress. Google search "allison" by Pronivias! My dress!

Allie Emme said...

This is such a beautiful, elegant and romantic look.
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Jaclyn De Bonis said...

Wow. I am completely in love with this outfit. You look absolutely fabulous. While I typically don't love one-shouldered shirts, I love how feminine and classic this look is!

Xoxo,

Jaclyn, of Written in Fashion

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Paul Bland said...

Classy and Elegant !! Loved your outfit .

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An Nicole said...

I am in LOVE with this outfit!

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