All the World is Green

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Usually, I don't buy clothes priced over $15 but $17 is pretty cheap for J.Crew and nobody can resist that...come on! I love it so much, I even got it in white!
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I'm off to get my hair trimmed later. But you know, when you go in to get a trim it's almost like they just hack it all off! At least that's what it feels like each time for me...
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As you can see, the snow is ALL gone!! There was 20 inches there just a couple of days ago. Crazy. But I'm not complaining about the warmer weather we've been having here either! ;)
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Wearing J.Crew ruffled top (gift from my mom), thrifted belt ($1), Shade Clothing white skirt ($12), bracelet (won from Emily's giveaway), Target lace tights (gift from my SIL), and Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations for NYC and Boston!! :) They were all much appreciated!

86 comments :

  1. Oh, I love this look! Those lace tights are fabulous!

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  2. I´ve got a similar top from H&M, even the same colour ;)

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  3. Looks like the weather is bizarre everywhere lately. In Florida, one day it will be in the 70's, and the next it will be in the 40's.

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  4. This is my favourite outfit on you to date!
    You look so feminine & classy.
    Go Elaine! :)

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  5. VERY HOT! And wow, what a change to the scenery. It could be spring or summer there, for all we know. Was it cold out?

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  6. I love this look- the top is so cute and girly!

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  8. what a lovely ruffled top you got there dear..love it :)..agree with you nobody can resist that ;)

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  9. love the mix of pastels and black!

    www.mysolitaryconsignment.com

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  10. Such a happy smile in the last photo! You two must be having a good time in the east. =)

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  11. aww you're so cute!! love the color combo in this outfit! great top! (:

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  12. Ooh sweet tights! I want to get some patterned tights but I'm a chicken. New Year's resolution maybe? ;-)

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  13. You look great -- I love that top and those tights! :) Hope you're having a great time!
    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  14. you.look.darling.

    i'm headed to target to look for those tights! did you get them recently???

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  15. I *love* this outfit -- possibly my favorite so far. I'm also experimenting with wearing typical spring/summer items in winter outfits; I think accessorizing with black is a huge help (as you've demonstrated).

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  16. I'm like you, I don't like to spend too much money on my clothes! It's hard to resist that top for $17 though! It's so cute!

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  17. I've noticed that your pictures were tagged with Philadelphia... by any chance, were you in the city yesterday? Because I could have sworn I saw someone that looked like you... oh my, that sounds so creepy haha.

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  18. another amazing shirt! seriously love the ruffly top! (by the way, cannot believe that green grass in the middle of winter! eeeks!)

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  19. That's a great skirt you've got there :) I like your hair by the way!

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  20. Wow, gorgeous photos! Love the skirt and shoes, they're killer =D
    Thanks so much for my lovely comment, && have a brilliant new year!

    Panda xx

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  21. love the tights and love the outfit!! darling!!

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  22. love the outfit! $17 for J. Crew... amazing. Love the new top.

    I'm so jealous that you guys are having some warmer weather! Don't come back to Utah, it's snowing again. =P

    -Megan

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  23. Wow, beautiful scenery, the sky is so blue in your pics!! I love those tights and shoes! You look really pretty! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  24. The shirt is so pretty, in both cut and color, and the lace tights are perfect.
    -indigo

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  25. I love the ruffled top! You look so cute! :) And I have those same tights, they're great, aren't they?

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  26. Love it! xxx
    Camilla

    Rainbowpavingstones.blogspot.com

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  27. love this look! usually pink is hard to work with for grown ups but you did it with lace tights! love*

    xo

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  28. love that shirt... $17 is pretty darn good for J Crew! Personally I am so happy that ruffles are in style right now... I LOVE them. I wish all my clothes had ruffles on them.

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  29. love your winter white skirt!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  30. Are those tights from the Rodarte for target line? They are very nice. :)

    I was tempted by the top that you have on, but I have a LOT of ruffles in my closet. MUST. STOP. BUYING. RUFFLES.

    We had 20 inches of snow here and it all melted, too. Funny!

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  31. Love these bright colors on you dear Elaine...very chic and sexy! Love your hairstyle too...you become more and more beautiful every day :-)

    Cheers: Evi

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  32. Totally loving the lace! And that pastel looks gorgeous on you. : )

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  33. you look so gorgeous and super happy! you must be having a great time! hope you had a great christmas and are enjoying all your east coast adventures!

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  34. I love how your outfit goes from light, pretty colors to black! It looks great! I really like the oxfords too!

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  35. You look so adorable in the pink & white!! Especially mixed in with the black lace tights!!!

    Dea
    beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

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  36. such a gorgeous shirt! It was totally worth the $17!!!...It looks great with the lace tights!



    Have a great New Year!
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  37. great outfit! the top is so cute ;)

    -joanna
    rainbowinthegloomysky.blogspot.com

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  38. love the tights and the shirt!

    lovelove,
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  39. love the tights! sad to hear the snow is all gone- i wish for snow where i am too!
    merry christmas and happy new year!
    xx
    fabulous blogg

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  40. hi!! lovely outfit

    if you didnt make it to philly or nyc yet here are my recommendations!

    Philly - The Phildelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute of Science, Sabrina's (breakfast), Buddakan (Asian fusion), Sang Kee (Peking Duck in Chiantown), Philly cheesesteak at Pats or Genos of course. The list goes on and on, let me know if you're looking for something specific!

    NYC - Ippundo (Japanese ramen), Artichoke Basilles Pizza, Bonchon chicken, tons of stuff to do! Times Square, Central Park, The MET, etc.

    Hope that helps before u go!

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  41. Beautiful pictures, and I love those tights! Also, I wish it was half as sunny where I live as it looks to be where you are! I'd never guess there had been snow on the ground just a little while ago!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  42. Gorgeous outfit! I love the soft colours with the dark lace tights.
    And you look so adorable in the smiling picture!

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  43. Love your tights and hair! Great blog!

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  44. I wore the same tights are you today!

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  45. i love that j.crew top! the detailing around the neckline is gorgeous and it's a good deal for j.crew. what a romantic look :)
    hope you're having fun in philly!! or in boston or nyc, not sure where you are at this very minute. haha :P

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  46. Thank you, Elaine. It was fun to think about how I chose to spend my clothing money over the past year and what worked out the best. (If only everything I bought had such great cost-per-wear.)

    I absolutely adore your lace tights as well as the fact that you paired them with a white skirt. I think the black tights are a perfect way to avoid looking too summery with the colors you chose. Just lovely.

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  47. I think this is my favourite of your outfits - I love everything!

    :)

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  48. Another great outfit! I bet you are SO enjoying some time without snow. We don't get much here at all (we're lucky to get a day or two a year) but I can imagine it would be so nice to see the ground after a while.

    This outfit would be such an awesome transition into Spring sans tights and with some open toe shoes.

    Cute as always!

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  49. 1. it is currently about -30degrees outside where i am, and i cant describe how jealous i am of you right now!

    2. i completely agree with you about hair trims. im getting my trimmed tmr which will no doubt feel like "growing out my hair" is pointless.......altho im sure you will still look fabulous

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  50. you look so pretty :)
    hope you have a great holiday ahead

    xoxo

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  51. Ahhh love what you're wearing! And enjoy less snow - I find it really hard to look good when it's so cold, it becomes all about layers, not fashion.

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  52. I loove your hair. You have the bangs I always hope to have once I leave the hair salon, but never quite achieve.

    -jessica
    www.modernspectacle.com

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  53. you're an extremely photogenic woman and i adore the photos you post here. but, the last photo -- my new fave! so pretty!

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  54. hey!!
    thanks for your sweet comment :D
    i just got back, well kinda, from the embassy and I got it :)

    ooerr i like your lacey tights!! (i'm a sucker for lace)
    looks so chic and simple
    take care elaine
    xx

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  55. you look beautiful! that outfit is super cute. i love the pink and the textured tights

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  56. We are so very jealous that you can go outside at this time of year in a sweet pink t-shirt and not turn into a block of ice! We love how you bring a bit of lightness into the season with the preppy colors of spring.Plus, your photos are just so charming. what a wonderful post.

    Bis,
    Rebecca, Maddy and Alec
    La Société de Mode| The Fashion Society

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  57. love your style!!!!!!!!! <33
    very cool tights ...we love it!!!

    thanks for the comment!!!

    kisses and happy 2010! ^_^
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    M&E

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  58. Love the pink top! great buy i think. I cant believe the snow is gone already...so quick!

    Rose

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  59. Wow I'm so envious of the warm weather you are having!
    That ruffled top looks perfect on you :)

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  60. waw! love ur lace tights!!! :D

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  61. Love that ruffled top. You are soooo cute!!! What a great blog, love that you're LDS and that you have that link at the top for a free copy of the Book of Mormon. You seem like a great person!



    www.balancedmoms.blogspot.com

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  62. Super sweet, Elaine! love your tights :)

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  63. You look so happy! Such a gorgeous outfit.

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  64. you are definitely pretty in pink elaine:)

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  65. LOVE this! The ruffles and lace are so feminine, but the shoes and pencil are very chic and streamlined. Can't wait to see the hair!

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  66. Oooh this looks so sunny and warm where you are! I love pink with white lately. Something about ballerina muted color palettes.

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  67. you look so sweet!! nice blog
    Visit ours if you want to (:
    -Trine

    www.loosebraids.blogspot.com

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  68. This outfit reminds me a lot of Gossip girl, very pretty!

    xoxo

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  69. This makes me wish the snow was melting and springtime was on its way!

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  70. Uuuuhh I love this!! great outfit!

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  71. Oh, I *love* this outfit E! The top and the skirt are so delightfully summery at first, but the tights and those beautiful oxfords grounds the look in the current season. Beautiful :)

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  72. You look really beautiful! I love the colors of your outfit, especially those beautiful black tights.

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