Leopard print. Sequins. Paint strokes. Ribbon.

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Chase's family is coming home tonight. Yay! His mom is going to wonder where all her ribbons went. Oops...
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I bought these leopard print sequin flats yesterday and I absolutely love them. I love more that they were $5. I can live with that. I wanted to pair them with something understated like black but I realized that was too boring so I went for a monochromatic look with this gray dress. At first, it was too much print for me but because they both have gray hues, I kind of like the unexpected clash. I added the green ribbon because it was the closest to turquoise (I love gray and turquoise together), which I couldn't find.
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Wearing secondhand Simply Vera dress ($12), green ribbon belt (from my MIL), and F21 sequin flats ($5).

Random trip picture of the day:
Chase and I went to visit some members around the Tuguegarao area from when he served his mission there. Aren't these kids so adorable? That boy had so much fun pushing his sister around.

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  1. ahh ribbons are the cheapest and easiest way to spice up any outfit! :)
    loving the shoes!

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  2. You've made ribbons so cool, love how you've used them. You look gorgeous.



    clothes are cute
    clothes are cute

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  3. As always, absolutely darling Elaine!
    oxox
    Denalee

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  4. Love the shoes and the ribbon! I so wish there could be warm weather here.

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  5. Love your style!! wonderfull look!
    bye

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  6. so creative of you,elaine!i love pints of that dress and sequined flats.

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  7. Ohmygosh, this is such a great outfit!! The dress is so flattering on you, the ribbon is perfect, and the shoes are killer! Who wouldn't love sequined leopard-print shoes?! And you really know how to tie a great bow :) Love it!

    Small Time Style

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  8. Wow I am in love with that dress!! And great deal on those shoes!! :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your dress is lovely, and I love how you added the green ribbon!

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  10. You look fabulous! Lovely dress!

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  11. FABULOUS shoes! I think leopard flats are a wardrobe essential, they truly go with everything.(Wow, that is not something I would have said even just a few months ago. Fashion blogging makes you daring!)

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  12. Your hair is just so pretty!

    I love that dress, especially with the green little ribbon. So cute.

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  13. I love how patterns play with each other-- welcome clashing in with a warm hug, that's what I say! Well not so much in those exact words, but you know what I mean. :) I think I really want to try this ribbon-belt style that you've been rocking lately-- it's so cute!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  14. Hi Elaine first thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog, stop by anytime!

    I also have a pair of leopard shoes they are brown tones and I have a hard time finding things to wear them with..but I had to have them!

    Have a great week!

    Barb

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  15. Your title got me. A few of my favorite things! It's beautiful. Those kids are too precious!

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  16. you look so darling!! more posts coming on my blog soon... it's just been a busy summer. i love the leopard flats, and the ribbon idea! you have a super tiny waist, so you can pull that off! I have to detract any attention from my waist line!!!

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  17. This dress is great! That ribbon makes the outfit :)

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
    Feel free to check out my blog :)
    http://prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

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  18. love the ribbon belt, it's perfect with your dress!

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  19. Hi Elaine! That outfit is adorable and the ribbon made it perfect!

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  20. That dress is great, so cute! And loving your little green ribbon belt, sweet!

    Daisy Dayz Home

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  21. green accent bow belt, perfect!

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  22. I love that you put those flats with that dress, they give your outfit an extra oomph! And yes, I said 'oomph'. I think it helps that I didn't have to say it out loud.

    -Megan

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  23. U look so elegant and chic, love your dress! Have a great Monday xx

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  24. Hey,

    you´re looking super hot, in a classic way. Love the way you wrapped that belt...a great look, Elaine :)

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  25. You look great. The dress and shoes are so pretty and go so well together.

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  26. LOVE your look today. Those shoes are awesome and the pop of green rounds out the outfit nicely!

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  27. I'm loving the ribbons! That dress is awesome!


    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  28. Love it! Green "belt" looks great and patter of the dress is a bit different then I used to see on you.

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  29. Adore this look! Great dress and pop of color w/ the ribbon :)

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  30. Yup, I'm loving your use of ribbons. And mixing prints is so much fun! They go together, so it is good.

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  31. CUTE! Holy cow! Your hair has gotten really long! It looks so cute! And very healthy!

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  32. Love the green ribbon! I love how you are mixing prints with the dress and shoes :)

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  33. That ribbon is so lovely! you look great! ♥

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  34. I adore the pop of colour from the ribbon. So pretty!

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  35. Haha, at least the ribbons went for a good cause. These pics reminded me to say you should stop claiming to have stubby legs...you don't! =)

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  36. i love the dress very ladylike a simple cut and the print is nice

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  37. Clash never looked so good !

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  38. i love your print mixing here! the paint stroke pattern is really nice and different. and i love that you added the green bow. ~joelle

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  39. J'adore the green bow. What a perfectly gorgeous look!

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  40. You always look perfectly turned out - so chic with wonderful pieces. That dress is amazing and looks fab with those shoes. I almost wore leopard print flats today but then had to get changed (twice). Not my best morning!

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  41. I love the splash of green! SO pretty. ♥

    Same Page Notion

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  42. I love the two patterns together, they look great!

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  43. Now that's resourceful. Love the ribbon as a belt! Why haven't I thought of this?

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  44. I love your dress! It's so chic!

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  45. whoa. it showed me more pictures when I clicked on the comments. you are just like a present!

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  46. Your hair seems to be getting longer! It looks very nice :) I like that dress you're wearing with that ribbon. What a simple idea yet so ingenious!

    Lovely Filipino kids <3

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  47. Such a lovely dress and it's so flattering! Like how you spiced it up with a ribbon and it's so perfectly tied (I can never manage that, haha!)

    xoxo, Ashley

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  48. these pictures are so so so gorgeous! you look glowy and wonderful, and that dress is so pretty!

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  49. the dress is gorgeous!! brush strokes is such a sophisticated print! and the splash of green keeps it playful! nicely done!
    xxjess

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  50. you look beautiful!! the dress is gorgeous! and the green is perfect!

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  51. This look is so perfect! Such a lovely silhouette! You are just so beautiful! And the green ribbon is just the perfect dash of unexpected delightfulness!

    Oh, and of course I love the print mixing! You have done it so well too!

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  52. You look so pretty in this outfit!! I love the pattern and the pop of color from the ribbon. You seem to tie your bows so perfectly! When I try to tie them, the bow always looks sorda droopey and deformed... jeje!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  53. I am love love loving bows right now! I love what you've done, and how classy you look- as always.

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  54. you look so polished and put together. yes, the green is so good with the greys. and turquoise would have been great, too.

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  55. I like the touch of color you are adding to this dress with the green.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  56. You look so pretty in the 1st photo. Love the gray with green.Gorgeous look, Elaine!

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  57. You look chic and elegant! Love the dress and the pop of color with the green ribbon!

    Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  58. LOVE THE DRESS!!!! I'm coveting it a bit! Lol! The green bow is a great touch too!

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  59. That's a great combination-love the flats

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  60. I love how you mixed things up here. And that green ribbon looks great!

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  61. What an amazing dress! I need to get me some ribbons!

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  62. i think i'm going to michael's this weekend and buy a bunch of ribbon! they make the cutest belts!

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  63. Hey, I've just started reading your blog :) I love this dressed, and the green works really well as a contrast :)
    Following your blog now, and I'll be back :)

    L x

    http://only-halfdressed.blogspot.com/

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  64. Love that dress! And love that you tied a ribbon around it! You look gorgeous!!

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  65. This is beautiful! I love it!

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  66. I love your hair like this, I think I just missed it because the first time I came here you were just a pretty Asian woman behind some gorgeous straight bangs, haha :D

    You totally own this printing mix dear! You look fantastic! I loved the green ribbon :)

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  67. pretty dress!
    there's always a smile on my face everytime you put ramdom pics from the phil:)

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  68. Hi, Elaine!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, FashioningFaith.blogspot. I'm a big fan of you... ;) You're awesome. My post about "do a little twist to our look" was inspired by you, especially by the way you tie your belt, and by H&M about how they tuck pashmina under the belt.
    Thanks again... Love the color mix you did on this post :)

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  69. Elaine!!! you look so beautiful in that amazing dress!!! it suits you perfectly... and your shoes are so lovely!!! I want a dress like yours!!!

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  70. Love, love, love this dress. Great color and pattern. looks beautiful.

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  71. this is the cutest dress. i want something just like it (but no clothes shopping until august)!

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  72. i tried on this dress to no avail - glad to see that it actually works in real life and looks FABULOUS... especially with your splashy green ribbon. get it girl!

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  73. I love this! Hooray for ribbons!

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