Not a Cougar

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Utahns will probably recognize this campus. If not, shame on you! It's okay though - like the title suggests, I'm not a Cougar! ;) You can probably guess what school I go to now.. hahaha! So tell me...are you a Cougar or a Ute? ...or if you don't know what I'm talking about, what's your school mascot?
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Today's outfit was actually inspired by What Would a Nerd Wear. I couldn't figure out what to wear this morning and took a look at my favorite blogs and I loved how she wore her denim shirt and just had to use the same color scheme. I want to wear this shirt again tomorrow but I think that would be overkill...right? No worries... My sister found me a blue plaid dress today at the Provo DI - so prairie-like but still appropriate to wear in today's society....at least I hope so. I'll probably wear it tomorrow so you can be the judge of that!
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Wearing Gap cardigan ($12), thrifted Gap shirt ($4), husband's belt ($10), secondhand BDG jeans ($10), and MIA brogues ($43).

151 comments :

  1. COUGAR. but don't tell, i mean obviously i go to the U. we love the Y, GO COUGS!

    and love your outfit. your so creative. and skinny. jealous.

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  2. I think the shirt is appropriate and it looks great with the sweater.

    I'm a Terrapin!

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  3. Hahaha, oh how convenient that must be to have a cougar be your school mascot. ;)

    I'm currently crushing on brogues, so I'm loving your whole look! Can't wait to see how you interpret Little House on the Prairie to modern times.

    http://charmalade.blogspot.com

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  4. i'm a prairie fire!

    i love your brogues too!

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  5. I love it rolled up with the cardigan! Who knew denim could look so chic?

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  6. i never thought double denim could look so stylish! props to you!

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  7. i really love the denim shirt with the denim pants! i never thought they could work together but the gray shade of the pants makes it look amazing :)
    my school mascot isn't even an animal. we're the scarlet knights haha

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  8. cuuute ! i've been searching for skinny grey jeans and a denim shirt ! i love this

    xx lue

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  9. Super...I love your shirt...Muakssss

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  10. Love the shirt! and it looks great with the cardy :)

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  11. Oooh, I think the blue and gray look really nice together. I can't wait to see your new dress!

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  12. the perfect outfit! simple yet comfortable chic :) I love it.


    www.thestarvingstylist.com

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  13. simple but chic,so i love it :)

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  14. Lovely, understated outfit today :)

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  15. you have a gorgeous blog, and some lovely photos too :)
    if you have time would you look at mine?
    shelovesvelvet.blogspot.com
    thanks x

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  16. Nice outfit, the rolled up sleeves work well. Our uni doesn't have a mascot, boo for english uni's lol

    SE x

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  17. loveee your outfit.

    umm, high school was a unicorn but my uni doesn't have one. boo! x

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  18. I'm a pirate! Argh!

    Love the look. I can't wait to see the prairie dress!

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  19. I have to admit, I never thought the denim with the denim would really work well, but after seeing you and What a Nerd Would Wear, I'm convinced! It looks so good.

    And love the shoes!

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  20. I love this outfit -- I've been admiring the chambray/denim shirts I've seen around for a while, and wanting to get one but not knowing how to style it. I like this idea!

    Also, both my parents went to BYU, so I guess I'm a cougar by default, but I don't live in Utah, so I'm spared any feelings of rivalry. On the other hand, I'm 100% an NCSU fan {Go Wolfpack!}, and therefore intensely loathe both UNC and Duke.


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  21. I am afraid if I say "Go Utes" it might be classless ;) Love your blog!!!

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  22. omg! amazing look
    i love your top and shoes
    xxx

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  23. thanks for the comment back! you're right, i wouldn't get toooo personal. p.s. that is THE perfect button-down jean shirt. and i'm jealous of those brown boots you have in earlier posts. love the blog! feel free to follow mine ;)

    helen :)
    yea-you.blogspot.com

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  24. i actually am a cougar, but not a byu cougar. if i'd gone to film school i would have been a fighting pickle.

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  25. I really love your Oxfords! =] my mascot is "The Golden Knight" lol but besides that you look great!

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  26. I graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV...We are the Thundering Herd.
    But our actual mascot is just 1 buffalo name Marco.

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  27. Technicaly speaking, I'm a Thunderbird (from Southern Utah University). But since I married a Cougar and live close enough to campus to hear the EFY kids all summer long, I think I get an honorary pass. Funny how I never wanted to do the BYU thing at all; life has just turned out that way!

    I'm loving the shirt/cardigan combo here. The shoes are also making me salivate. In a non-creepy way. =)

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  28. I'm homeschooled, I guess Jesus is my mascot! : ) Love the outfit! Can't wait to see the "praire" dress! I love old looking clothes. Honestly, I'd run around in floor length dresses if they sold them! I'm working on sewing some, but so far all of them look "blech!" : )

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  29. I love this look on you! You wear the denim shirt so well!

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  30. You can totally wear the same shirt two days in a row, especially if you don't see the same people. I always had Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes and Tuesday/Thursday classes, so I would totally wear the same thing back to back. (Unless I had the same people in multiple classes, of course.)

    I was a Sun Devil!

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  31. Great pants. And the side-swept bangs are very cute!

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  32. great jeans. You make the HFAC look stylin.

    I like to think I'm a cougar in more ways than one.

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  33. whoaa the denim on denim never look so good! i love the different shades of denim in this outfit and the black cardigan adds a nice touch :)

    www.monochromachic.com

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  34. COUGAR all the way. but a little bit elephant(roll tide) but we have plenty utes in my extended family. and a couple aggies.
    anywhoo, so glad you posted this pic today. i just bought a chambray shirt like this yesterday and i could only think of a few possibilities. now i know how i will wear it tomorrow!!!

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  35. thanks for visitng my blog. And I am neither, but my highschool was a sandcrab. I know scary!

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  36. i love the color of the bright blue with the muted gray/blue jeans

    bespok.com

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  37. i heart those jeans. i need to get new grey jeans

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  38. I was a Ute! Hubby is an Aggie from Logan.

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  39. i want and i need a jean shirt!!!
    i like your outfdits you look so pretty
    have a nice day!

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  40. Love this look! Especially the mix of the 2 different jeans color it work so perfectly together!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  41. Love the laid-back look. I don't know what my school mascot is... I know there's a statue of a big carabao and a nude man in front of our campus... maybe it's either of the two. Hahaha!

    Happy Valentine's day Elaine! xoxo

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  42. loveee this simplee but classy look!

    http://thiswasforever.blogspot.com

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  43. cougar. rawr.
    i really like that shirt.

    -adrien

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  44. hey i love your blog! check out mine - it's not her, it's me. and i am selling some amazing vintage and handmade crochet goodies on etsy: apricotbabybaby.etsy.com. check it out! xoxo ♥

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  45. I love your outfit! The shirt is a really pretty color. I love how you matched the two denims together. :)

    PS. I was a Kangaroo! Lol.

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  46. I'm dying for a denim shirt now that I've seen how adorable they are on everyone. Need? Not really. Want? Absolutely!

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  47. thanks, elaine! i'm flattered to have inspired this! even before i read the post, i thought "i LOVE what elaine's done here. i have to copy this!" so funny.
    i actually like your denim shirt better than mine (which is the "boyfriend fit") and i LOVE how you've been wearing it. i was thinking about pairing it with the shade skirt, because i loved the way it looked when you put the two together.
    in the meantime, i'm keeping my eyes out to thrift another chambray shirt--i am always in the mood to wear mine now.

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  48. Love the button down with the cardigan!

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  49. Suuuper cute. Love the textures.

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  50. I really want a denim shirt, I love how you can wear them with just about anything.
    And my school mascot is the Gators. Go Gators!!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  51. you are so lucky to have the legs for these jeans :) you look amazing!

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  52. Dear Elaine,

    thank you for your kind words on my blog, i really appreciate it :)

    As you said, guys should pay more attention to what they look like. It´s really not that hard to improve a men´s attire...

    I really like the denim shirt, it fits your body perfectly. Best part of it? The hem on the left side popping out...

    Keep up the good work,
    spoozy

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  53. I like the denim shirt, stylish but still casual and comfortable!

    Hey so I'm doing a giveaway on my blog, it's my first one =) Hopefully you can check it out!

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  54. I've had a weakness for denim shirts for a looong time now. And seeing you in a denim shirt only makes me feel like I need one even more! Especially like how you paired it with the black cardigan. It makes the denim look really sharp!

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  55. LOVE the shirt, it's exactly what I want to wear today. So comfey and stylish. Well, unless I get some more visits to my site, your probably going to win that lash extending stuff. ;) I will be having another giveaway soon, too, a company just contacted me for a review of products(hats, hair accessories, etc...) and giveaway..so maybe you'll win that too. ;)

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  56. this outfit has a casual elegance about it --- you are rockin' that denim shirt, i love it! :) well, my school mascot is a nut (a poisonous one) called a buckeye. buckeye trees grow EVERYWHERE in ohio so i guess at the end of the 19th century when the school was founded it sounded like a good idea!

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  57. i love this color scheme! u know, i'm loving the denim trend lately, but still unsure of how to wear a denim shirt. thx for the inspiration:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  58. Elaineee!
    My cardi is not on backwards.... :(
    Grey and blue can never go wrong...

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  59. Great outfit. Simple and chic. And you are so beautiful darling! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do have some posts in Portuguese-English, but it's so hard to translate sometimes... I'll try to write in both languages more often. Big kisses :*

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  60. wow, denim on denim! i love how you wore it with those denim hues...:)

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  61. ooh that was cool!! Matching with the weather I guess! :) I'm from University of Texas at Austin and we are the Longhorns! :) xoxo

    --Tamanna

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  62. Totally in love with your denim shirt and the whole outfit. And I am 100% a Cougar!!!! Best times of my life were there.

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  63. The color of your top is just gorgeous. You look like a hipster!! :)

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  64. Love the denim on denim!!! Honestly those grey jeans look F'in FANTASTIC on you.

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  65. That's it ... you were born chic!

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  66. That's such a great casual outfit..totally perfect for going to class!
    Thanks for the comment!

    http://jennysopencloset.blogspot.com/

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  67. wow you are so lovely in this! I love your blog and sense of style. I am following you via bloglovin and I would be honored if you followed me.

    Julia
    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  68. Great use of the denim shirt. Now I definitely need to find one (maybe I'll thrift one and figure out a way to make it more narrow). I also covet the grey skinnies. You look great.
    I can't wait to see the prairie dress. I am actually obsessed with any prairie style. Maybe it's because I love the 1970s and folk music, and Little House on the Prairie (and baking bread). I'll have to dig mine out too (when it gets much warmer)

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  69. Love it! the grey jeans are to die! i would have to say i am a cougar fan but actually i should probably be an aggie fan since we were up there for 4 years!! maybe its my hate for logan that I can't be an aggie fan ;)

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  70. you looks great

    i like your shirt ,

    jeans i wanna buy that one

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  71. I love how you can pull off the half tuck - so adorable!

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  72. I like the way you wore your shirt and cardi; the sleeves are a genius touch! And the black makes the blue more striking :D

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  73. double denim is work on u..
    u looks great as ussual..
    thanx for ur comment in my blog..
    hope we'll keep visiting eachother ..

    xoxo

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  74. hi dear, u look adorable. i simply love your style. :)

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  75. What a great look ! I love the denim shirt so so much ! You look great ! :D Have a nice weekend , happy valentine's day ! xoxoox

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  76. Such a cute outfit! I love the denim shirt.

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  77. cool denim shirt, and i love those shoes!!

    http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

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  78. This is cool! Denim on denim :)

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  79. Awesome shoes! Have a nice weekend;))

    xoxo M.

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  80. Love this outfit!
    My university doesn't have a mascot... I think it may just be an American thing. My high school mascot was tigers :)

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  81. Love your shirt! <3




    http://ugnek.blogspot.com

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  82. The look is great! It's like comfy chic! You look awesome!

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  83. I love the denim and denim look. What a stunner you are!

    Much love,
    Lucie,
    tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
    x

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  84. love this look! ur denim shirt looks fab!
    and the jeans fit u extremely well! so chic!
    xoxo

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  85. Not a Cougar or a Ute. I was a Thunderbird. And if you can figure that out I'm impressed (still a Utah school).

    Nice look!

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  86. i am love, love, loving this outfit. too cute. xx

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  87. blue black and grey are my favorite colors together! my school was the nittany lion go psu!

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  88. Super super cute.

    If I buy new clothes, I often pop to Gap. Love this shirt by the way :)

    x

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  89. Love the outfit! You make denim on denim super chic.

    xoxo
    FashionEye

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  90. You look cute!

    I was a Duck, now I'm a Bobcat!

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  91. I love how you work out this denim on denim look.. Looking great..

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  92. I love ur shirt! :)
    U look so good and comfy wearing it! :D
    www.janet128.blogspot.com

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  93. I love your hair - especially with the side swept part now. And the color scheme is basic, yet you add a pop of color with the blue!

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  94. Wow I love your top and your shoes very much. The colours blue and grey work well together!

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  95. classic pieces and i would wear this outfit in a heart beat. though, i'd probably wear it with baggy jeans since i tend to feel self-conscious wearing pencil jeans.

    i miss the gap's chambray shirts.

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  96. I love your outfit here. Very simple yet still w/ style!

    GO UTES!!!!! ;)

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  97. Love your denim on denim look! My uni mascot is called Reggie and is a lion.

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  98. Happy Valentines Elaine, stay in love...

    Take Care
    Always
    Sweet
    http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

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  99. I love your cardigan!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  100. If that's what a nerd would wear, i definitely be happy to be a nerd by now... I mean you look awesome. Utterly rad!

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  101. I bleed cougar blue!!

    Love love love your blog. :D

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  102. I love how you styled this denim shirt.

    My college mascot was the bull. Not the most exciting mascot, in my opinion.

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  103. Very cute!!!
    Hey I LOVE Hapari swim wear, I wish I would have seen your giveaway sooner. I just bought one, and I LOVE how it fits.
    If you get a chance, can you enter my giveaway? Trying to help a friend spread the word about her cute jewelry she designs.
    Hope you're enjoying your Valentines Day. My husband went and saw Valentines Day the movie, we actually really liked it, lol, I thought it was going to be cheesy.

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  104. cute outfit... it looks casual yet stylish

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  105. Love the outfit. The jeans shirt has such a perfect colour. And my school mascot is a phoenix
    *Nathalie

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  106. I was so skeptical about the resurgence of denim shirts, but you and other bloggers have been proving me wrong. They can absolutely be part of a fashion-forward outfit. I love it with the boyfriend cardigan!

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  107. Just a simple but chic!! fabulous darling!!

    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

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  108. i just saw a comment you posted a whole back, yes we do go to BYU-I. We loveee it! It's grown so much here. It's too bad you don't live here anymore!! Utah is always a fun place.

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  109. Cute cute cute! Love this outfit!!!!

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  110. This is something I would have to try with a cardigan. Now only if I can find a cute but not so expensive chambray shirt. ;)

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  111. Your chambray shirt is just killing me! I am in love with it!

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  112. love this outfit! you look pretty!
    i dont know what my school mascot is, i dont think there's even any lol.

    rainbowinthegloomysky.blogspot.com

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  113. I love a goo denim top! It looks great with those jeans!

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  114. pretty denim shirt !
    how do u host those giveaway ?
    do people contact you or something for that ?

    HAPPY VALENTINES <3 !
    thx for the comment on my blog
    michelle . @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

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  115. My school's mascot is the mavricks, it's basically a bull. It's really funny looking. I love your shirt, I have one very similar. I think I might borrow this color combo also.

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  116. I'm a cougar!!

    Wait, is the "what would a nerd wear" girl LDS too?

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  117. I love What Would A Nerd Wear - you channelled it perfectly.

    Can I ask where you got your blog header from - I love it!

    Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment darling =]

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  118. I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT!!!
    my school mascot is a flower. It's kinda boring,really.. ;)

    copyproof.blogspot.com

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  119. well...i like the blue shirt with the pants...looks like some university look wich i think is very good....

    http://thepinktinyelephant.blogspot.com

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  120. Love love love the denim shirt, I want one like that!

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  121. I love when bloggers get inspiration from other bloggers. And my mascot is a Gamecock, no lie.

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  122. Hello hun! Luv ur shirt!! Hope u had a amazing wknd!! xxx

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  123. Lovely blog! :D

    Follow my blog and I follow your blog:
    bienvenidaagradecidany.blogspot.com :)

    xxx

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  124. Love the casual relaxed look, Elaine! Hope you and the hubs had a fabulous VDay weekend. I was never much of a big supporter of our University team...or of sports in general. Though I must admit I love the support US College teams get - Canadians could learn from that :)

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  125. this look is so sharp! love it ;)

    xo

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  126. great casual outfit! and your hair just always looks good, no matter the style. :)

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  127. this is SUPER cute...i just love it!

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  128. The cardigan looks so good over the shirt!That's my favorite part of the outfit.No useless accessories-I like that!

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  129. i love that denim top on you!! i must get one!!! :) great outfit<3

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  130. this is how i've been dressing recently, its comfy without compromising stlye :) like that the two denims are a totally different colour, you styled it well

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  131. i love how the blue just pops! great look!

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  132. i'm a ute, and so glad you are too! hahaha

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  133. I have to say, I really love this. so casual, so cool all at once.

    Also, I really love seeing you all around the U campus, it reminds me of the glory days for me and my MR! :)

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  134. i love the blue! and love the jeans too!

    and i'm a cougar all the way!!!!

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