Pin to Real Life Guest Blogging

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Today I’m taking a day trip to Nashville, Tennessee!

OK, not exactly. But I am doing a guest post for Nashville blogger Jessica at My Here & Now Life! Jessica is that classy broad on the left, and I used her outfit as inspiration for another Pin to Real Life outfit post. Head on over to Nashville (via the interwebs) to see more!

Trying New Things

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You all know I love print mixing, and I’ve done a lot of it. But one mix I haven’t tried is floral on floral. I’ve seen it done very daringly (2 similar bold florals right next to each other) by a couple bloggers that I absolutely love – Chloe and E. It totally works for some people, but I just couldn’t get on board. Indy’s not the most fashion forward city, and I think I would get some weird looks rocking that kind of mix!

Still, I do love trying new things (only with my wardrobe – no skydiving or anything). So I decided to dip my toe in the floral mixing trend. And that brings us to this ensemble, friends. Since my jacket and shoes were so far apart, I didn’t worry about them clashing. Then the red top matched the red shoes to sort of tie the look together. So there ya go – floral mixing for real life. What do you think? Would you wear (or have you worn) 2 floral prints together?

similar Jacket // similar Skirt // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Necklace // Lipstick “Orange de Chine”

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School Uniform

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20121022-204515.jpgThis polo-and-jean-skirt combo made me feel a little bit like I was wearing a school uniform. But since I wore it to school…it’s OK, right? As uniforms go, this wouldn’t be so bad. The shirt is super comfortable, and the skirt has a cute shape. Plus, who doesn’t love a little bow accent? But if I had to wear the same thing everyday – and not to be dramatic or anything – I would probably jump off a cliff. No uniforms was one of many good things about going to public school. And by “many” I mean probably like 3. Ideally, I would have gone to that high school that they went to in Gossip Girl, where they had a uniform, but, from what I gathered, you were A-OK as long as you were wearing at least one square foot of plaid.

Top: J. Crew boys (similar)

Skirt: Kohl’s (0ld)

Belt: Nordstrom (similar)

Bracelets: Forever 21 (here and here)

Shoes: Dr. Scholl’s (old, similar)