Monday, November 19, 2012

what i wore: portland blogger SEO event

j.crew factory stripe sleeve shirt and jeans, black sleeveless shift Lush Nordstrom BP, Target black fringe booties, 
Target clutch {major clearance!}, necklaces gifts from friend and grandma













I wore this to the Portland Blogger Meet Up on Saturday. The boots are a very recent purchase and I can already tell I'll be wearing them a lot. When I picked up the booties, I also picked up that Pendleton-esque clutch {$5!} and then went back two days later to get them for my best friends too. I've been wearing a lot of black lately and especially this black shift shirt/dress. The clutch, the booties, the black, are a little different from my normal style {sequins, bright sugar plum fairy colors, skirts} but I'm loving trying out new styles and working them in with what I already own. 

My basic style philosophy is Never Say Never.
{thanks Biebs for that song and movie btw}
That doesn't mean I have to try every single trend, but it also means I try not to say things like 'I can't pull that off' {unless it's metallic booty shorts or something super revealing... but that's more I don't want to try and wear that}. It makes trying trends fun. 
I think it just takes a little extra confidence to try a new style or look. 

That doesn't mean I confidently love everything I wear.. There are definitely days where I change half way through or decide I'll avoid a certain style but there are other days when I wear something to work and a co-worker says I look like a mix between a ballerina and a cowgirl and I'm keeping everyone on their toes and I love that sort of feedback {I take it as a compliment usually}. 
Basically, I just like to try a lot of trends to see what I'll hold onto. 

This topic came up at the Portland Blogger Meet up so I figured I'd share my thoughts! 
I'd love to hear other's fashion philosophies!

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE that clutch! Great outfit! :)

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  2. the shift with the little Mandarin collar over a long sleeve is such a cute idea (and something I never would have thought up!)

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  3. Super cute! I saw that top from Nordstrom and couldn't figure out how to wear it without it looking like it was supposed to be a dress, but I really love how you styled it. It's fun to go out of your "norm" once in a while and try something new

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  4. Tell me where you got the clutch!!!?? Or else.

    PS. You looked fly on Saturday! Duh.

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  5. The clutch is definitely THE FIND. But my second fav of the ensemble is the lipstick. Bold and very red. Nice touch.

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  6. I loved your bag!!! I meant to tell you Saturday and plum forgot! I so enjoyed talking to you Sam! Let me know next time you find yourself in Portland :)

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  7. The clutch is amazing! I love your striped top, I am so into stripes lately. I really love that you are wiling to try out a bunch of stuff, I am not brave enough to even try attempting to pull off certain looks.

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  8. I went to Target today because of your Instagram boots picture! Got some flats because the gray boots I wanted weren't there any longer :( I'm trying my best to branch out of my jeans-and-a-v-neck-sweater rut that I've been in for a few years so I love your philosophy. I have some friends that I'll text from the dressing room to get their opinions. Watch out, I might start tagging you on Instagram for fashion advice :)

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  9. That clutch is so great!! Also really love all of your necklaces!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  10. Super stylish as always! Also love that clutch! And that it was only $5! Target??

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