Mrs. Karl

Monday, November 23, 2009
I totally felt like Karl Lagerfeld in this outfit. Especially because of the bow. All I need now are some cut-out leather gloves. And maybe a Chanel bag...or six. And here are my new gold heels! I love them but I love that they were $2 more.
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So I have made a big decision and plan on losing ten pounds. I think it's an attainable goal. It may take a couple months or so but I'm determined! No more whining and complaining, especially since my poor husband has been hearing a lot of it. This may be due to watching The Biggest Loser, or from bloggers like Tieka and Megan. Either way, I'm going to do it! Who else is with me?!?
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Wearing Tulle coat ($44), Gap white button-down ($12....the sash came with it), J Brand jeans ($158), black belt (came with a dress), thrifted gold heels ($2).

71 comments :

  1. I love your top with the bow, Very chic

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  2. Love your outfit! You have the best sense of style. If I were 20 lbs lighter I would SO dress like you. I don't know about YOU needing to lose weight but I have been thinking about starting a diet for a while now and hope to kick myself into gear soon.

    Sandy
    http://diviinegrapeviine.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the big bow!
    I have to say, I'm always super jealous of how amazing you look in skinny jeans!
    (And I was going to right that BEFORE I read that you wanted to loose weight)

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  4. love the bow shirt... those are some of my fave type of shirts :( god luck with the weightloss plans but u look great already at least from pictures ;)

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  5. love love love this outfit :) I still can't believe that your heels were only 2 bucks


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  7. Bows make everything exactly 100000% better. Metallic shoes do that too.

    And I am getting a sort of French vibe from your outfit. It's great.

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  8. karl lagerfeld is a GOD.

    and i need to lose the 17 pounds that i have gained since being married... together we can do anything?

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  9. Love the whole outfit! The jacket, the bow, the skinny jeans, the shoes. Great look!

    You don't look like you need to lose an ounce, but good luck reaching your weight loss goal! I'm not looking to loose weight, but I definitely need to get back into shape. I huff and puff walking up 3 flights of stairs. :-( I'd love to tone up again and get some muscle, so I'm with you! :-)

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  10. I absolutely don't think you need to lose weight, but I know what you mean---and I like that my weight is something I have some control over. I've been stuck at my -20 pound mark http://clothedmuch.blogspot.com/2009/11/mrs-karl.html#comment-formfor some time now, but I think I'm at least feeling motivated to work more on strength training and to get myself back to the gym on a stricter schedule...realizing it doesn't take too much to maintain this weight has made me a bit lazy.

    ANYWAY. GOOD LUCK! One thing I have come to love about exercise is that I really feel you do see results quickly--whether in terms of tone or the numbers on the scale.

    Lovin' the button down (and, again, the heels!).

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  11. you should of course do whatever makes you feel healthy and beautiful, but I think you look great and don't need to lose a pound.

    love the bow, by the way!

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  12. Love your outfit, especially the bow. And even though you already look gorgeous, good luck on your weight loss goal! Reading this has sparked a little bit of inspiration to do the same thing! :)

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  13. wow I love the top and those jeans!! You don't need to loose weight, but I hear you!! Me too!

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  14. LOVE this outfit, love it, you look super hot in it too! (no offense but I can't imagine that you could even lose 10lbs! it doesn't look like 10lbs could come off of you! your legs look amazing in those pants btw)

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  15. the bow is the perfect touch to the outfit- i'm loving it! i think you look fab, but i support you in your endeavor to lose those 10 pounds :)

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  16. Eeee--love it! I don't think you need to lose weight, but being healthy is always a good decision. I need to get myself to the gym (it's *in* my building--I have no excuse) but I just hate all forms of exercise. I don't really want to lose weight (I can't afford a new wardrobe!) but I do want to tone up.

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  17. i agree with many of the above commenters - i dont think you need to lose weight, but it's always good to live a more healthy lifestyle!

    those gold pumps are FAB! this is one of my favorite looks from you lately.

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  18. but....but if you lose ten pounds you'll disappear!!

    I'll do it with you! (Unfortunately I just had ice cream) Especially since the holidays are coming up!

    I need to start going on runs.... hmm maybe after I digest a little??

    Any-who, love the bow and color combination! Seriously, this is one of my favorites of your outfits. Especially the little twist of metallic shoes with a more subtle outfit.

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  19. Can we talk about the bow?! I LOVE THE BOW! And I'm glad there's somebody else who wears thrifted heels in the dead of fall with jeans. Haha. Because I do that.

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  20. You look amazing! Love that blouse! It really is so Karl! I think you are at a perfect, healthy wait. Still so skinny and look amazing in skinny jeans! But if you work out and just be healthy rather than focusing on just losing weight, you will be most happy with yourself!

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  21. Elaine...I have been trying to lose 10 lbs for over a year now...and it's stuck. I run, I lift weights, but it's stuck. Ugghh. I think your as skinny as skinny can be...if you lost weight you'd be invisible. If you DO lose weight, though, tell me what your doing. My thing is I just need to eat less. I love food so much. I work out just so I can eat.

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  22. That bow is absolutely fantastic. I like pretty blouses, but I have a hard time wearing them because I'm generally jean & a t-shirt unless I'm at work, so it feels out of character.

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  23. that bow is fabulous! and you look great in those jeans. you definitely don't need to lose any weight since you're already stick thin, but if you decide to anyway, good luck :D

    - jen

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  24. I don't think you really need to lose weight - you look awesome how you are! I love this outfit too - very Uncle Karl!

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  25. Lovely outfit! I lvoe your blouse and those gold heels, cant believe the price.
    I think you look perfect weight how you are, so am suprised you are wanting to loose weight.

    Rose

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  26. LOVE this outfit! The bow, the jeans, the trench...tres Karl!

    Elaine, please know that I loveloveLOVE you, but I gotta tell you that you seriously don't need to lose any weight. You are already tiny, and gorgeous as you are. If it's about living a healthier lifestyle, I'm all for it. But losing weight just for the sake of losing weight is rarely a way to be happy with yourself. Try to tap into what makes you so stunningly beautiful in the first place, and you may find that your desire to lose weight (whether 10 lbs. or 1) just melts away. You are a stunning, skinny, beautiful woman, and I'm afraid you might just disappear if you lose 10 lbs.

    Sorry for the mini-lecture. :)

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  27. The bow is my favorite part of this outfit - stunning!

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  28. Your look is perfection. I am quite puzzled at where you plan on losing your 10 pounds...you are tiny to begin with. I can understand if you want to firm up your muscles, get fitter and eat healthier, though. Good luck!

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  29. I'm so bummed I passed on that Gap blouse when it was still for sale - it's GORGEOUS!

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  30. I can't believe you only paid $2 for those shoes!! that's more than a bargain!!

    xxx

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  31. I adore the button-down. It is too cute! Loving the gold heels as well. Those were quite the steal at $2!

    Personally, I think you're absolutely gorgeous and don't think you need to lose weight. But if that's what you want, then go for it! I'm sure you can accomplish it! Good luck!

    I also have an award for you on my blog, so please check it out.

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  32. I also don't think you need to lose weight... I think you may blow away if you do, you are so tiny! In all the things I have learned being more healthy, eating as best as I can, and exercising to keep fit and flexible body are more important than a number attached to my scale.

    I love your 2 dollar heels too... so cute! As always!

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  33. what a really great outfit and the shoes are so cute :P
    i think you don't need to lose weight,you look fit :)

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  34. U go girl! Love the heels with the skinnies!

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  35. I think you look great but we all have that perfect weight. Good Luck!

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  36. Adore this look- esp the bow top and gold shoes! :)

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  37. Wow, this is such a wonderfully chic outfit! I love that blouse and your gold shoes tie everything all together. You look beautiful!

    xoxo
    Amy

    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  38. Love the blouse on you and your thrifted gold pumps are beautiful!!

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  39. I love this outfit. And to echo earlier comments, I don't think you need to lose weight. But I can certainly understand about wanting to exercise more and eat healthy. That's definitely something I can get on board with.

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  40. cool and chic outfit!
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  41. You look fab and what a find those little shoes are! Lucky lady.

    I don't think you need to loose any weight but if you wanna do it, go for it!

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  42. woah those shoes are a GREAT vintage find! love them. and the blouse is gorgeous too. definitely karl-like. ~joelle

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  43. if you're losing the weight to get healthy thats great - i really like your determination! you, of course look amazing either way.

    love love love the black/white scheme. very lagerfield. and the bow makes it sweet!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  44. HI DARLING, GLAD TO SEE YOU ON MY BLOG, THANKS FOR SHARING THIS! COME BACK TO MY BLOG ;)

    @ MAISONCHAPLIN.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  45. I absolutely love this outfit. I can't imagine that you'd need to lose weight- you look great in skinny jeans. But good luck all the same!
    -L

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  46. I love your outfit! Darling, I don't think you need to lose 10 lbs, but sometimes it doesn't show and you still feel uncomfortable with the way you look/feel. I'm with you! I need to lose 5 lbs! Get The 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels, it's tough but really effective :)

    xx Leia

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  47. I am so with you in the lose ten pounds thing! I've been working on it FOREVER! Ha :))) Weight loss is sooo annoying! But worth it in the end :-)
    Love the outfit. Love the shoes. I want to know where you go thrift shopping!! Anywhere in Utah County!?!?

    xoxo Megs

    megancolette.blogspot.com

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  48. You look great! And I LOVE the new shoes! You don't look like you need to lose any weight at all... are you like me and in the I need to tone mode? I always think that but somehow it never happens :) Shoot.
    Hope your week has been great so far!

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  49. You are so nice, btw, to keep commenting on my and my sisters' blog! Thanks!

    I wish I could look this sophisticated. You do it so well and so easily!

    I've been working out for a month or so, no results. My husband did absolutely nothing, and lost about 15 pounds. What???

    I guess I need to focus more on dieting as well... Good luck to you! (Although I agree with the ones saying that you don't need to lose weight - exercising does help you feel awesome and gives you a little more energy)

    -Megan

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  50. I don´t think I comment on this one. You look Chanelish! Love your shirt and the gold shoes.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  51. This is a beautiful outfit! You look so chic :)

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  52. OMG Elaine this is a super cute outfit!!! I love your shirt!! I want one too for myself!!! And I'm with you I will loose before Christmas 10 pounds too :) we'll see on January how it went for both of us ;)

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  53. i love this outfit! oh my, the blouse!! the shoes! you are adorable. and i applaud your weightloss goal! you can do it!!

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  54. love the tie neck! gorgeous elaine!

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  55. You blouse is darling, and I just adore your tulle coat!

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  56. The bow on the blouse is adoooorable!! love it!

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  57. oh i think is my favourite outfit of yours so far! everything just works so well!

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  58. What is your plan for the weight loss goal? Gotta make a plan and stick with it, and have friends (or us!) help you stay accountable.

    Love the shoes too, $2 is a great bargain!

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  59. Oh this is one of my favorite outfits I have seen you wear! The shoes are amazing! You are so great at color blocking and pulling it off!

    Ash
    goldleafashley.blogspot.com

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  60. This is such an amazing outfit
    Loveee the blouse, and those shoes are gorgeous ... bargain :)

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  61. You seriously don't need to loose weight. You look fabulous!

    Love those shoes and the bow...it's so cute!

    belated happy thanksgiving!

    sweet
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  62. u look great! i love the outfit - especially the bow!!!

    good luck with your weight loss plan :)

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  63. i love love love the blouse and those ($2?? Amazing) heels are adorable.

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  64. wow! so clean..so sharp..so elegant..so KARL! the bow on the blouse is perfection! <3

    -Kristy-

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