The rain in Spain falls mainly on Elaine.

Sunday, July 25, 2010
My look today was inspired by this post from B*. I don't know Spanish so I just imagine their blog like a picture book oozing with class and femininity.
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I don't remember what happened to this blue button-down so I resorted to this plaid dress as a top. I like reserving this technique for the fall/winter as an additional layer against the cold. I was anticipating a sweat-fest today but it actually wasn't that bad as the plaid dress is made of cotton.
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I am so late in this but check out some interviews I did here, here, and here to get to know me a little more. If not, I don't blame you. I'm not that exciting.
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Wearing thrifted Sonoma dress ($5), rope belt (from my MIL), thrifted skirt ($3), and secondhand wedges ($7).

117 comments :

  1. i love this outfit, very summery and sophisticated! i like how your bangs look swept to the side like that....and you look so gorgeous when you smile! well, you're gorgeous anyways, but your smile really lights up your face! geez, i feel like a cheesy old grandma saying that :P

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  2. love the outfit, the skirts very pretty and elegant!

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  3. just checked out their blog, very lovely and sweet and i love your shoes! and really like how you tied the waist with the thin rope, so pretty! its a great alternative to the expected tan/brown skinny belt :)
    xxjess

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  4. loving this! The plaid makes it extra special! I wish I had an eye for things like that! I like your belt too, what material is that?

    haha I liked your answer about describing your style! If someone asked me I would answer it exactly the same way, "Awesome. just kidding, totally awesome" haha!

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  5. love it, wish i could pull off something this feminine. especially love the navy and the rope detail.
    LOVE it.

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  6. Great outfit. I'm dying over these sandals.

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  7. I love that belt paired with the skirt! :)

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  8. I LOVE those shoes! Cute dress too!

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  9. The shape of that skirt is absolutely stunning on you. The color too. Just perfect.

    Thank you so much for the comment about my picture! The photo was from a whole black and white shoot in Chicago-it was so much fun!

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  10. Wow super lovely skirt and heels!

    @gabriellaudrey
    http://littlemissaudrey.blogspot.com/

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  11. you look darling Elaine, the wedges look fantastic with this outfit.



    clothes are cute
    clothes are cute

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  12. That skirt is fantastic & I love how it looks with those shoes too.

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  13. Your outfits are so simple a lot of times, but you really make me jealous with the way you wear them! I want this outfit soooo badly.

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  14. Elaine!! I love that skirt. I can't believe you scored it for only $3. And I love how you threaded a rope through for a belt. The bow is the icing on the cake. Sweet. ;) Hope you had a fabulous Sunday.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  15. you look so adorable! love your skirt and sandals! such a simple, but feminine look!

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  16. I love that idea of layering a skirt over a dress. Especially for the colder months. And you pull it up great! I'm too much of a wimp to even try cause of the fear looking humangos

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  17. Lovely skirt! I really enjoyed the interviews :)

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  18. The shoes are gorgeous and go so well with the rest of the look. I absolutely love the skirt.

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  19. This reminds me very much of what they are showing in JCrew for an incredibly high price. You look awesome!

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  20. loving this outfit so much much much!!!!

    love,vdcouture

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  21. I love how oposite that "marinistic" skirt looks to plaid shirts. And rope instead of belt - it's great idea!

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  22. What a lovely look! Good to see this on a Monday morning, so pleasant ;)

    Have a great week ahead Elaine, lots of love!
    Oh, and thanks for your comment on Alex's text, it made his day, I swear! <3

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  23. i simply adore your skirt! love love love ;)

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  24. Well, you always exude classiness and femininity too, Elaine! I love the rope belt and sandals!

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  25. Love the shoes Elaine plus the skirt with the bow belt or what you call it...

    you are really good in finding great items...

    take care love
    always
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  26. Between me and you... you rocked that outfit better! ;-) The plaid top looks good with the skirt!

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  27. Very cute outfit! I esp like the robe belt, and just look who inexpensive the whole outfit was!! Another reason to love it.

    L x

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

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  28. Great outfit! Love that skirt.:)SarahD

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  29. I just want everything that you are wearing as it is. It's just amazingly put together and gorgeous. Honestly you have mad stylist skills.

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  30. this outfit is adorable on you, and the fact that it is so inexpensive is just great! you look so stylish and chic :)




    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  31. dresses as tops = key :)

    also u are not boring:P

    (btw, if this gets posted n times, it's becos my interet sucks)

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  32. ohh i love that skirt! and repurposing dresses as tops is such a great trick. this was terrific inspiration!
    off to read your interviews now...

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  33. Really cute outfit, great colour palette on you. Daisy Dayz Home

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  34. I love your skirt! And those shoes are killer! ♥

    Same Page Notion

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  35. You look very pretty here, Elaine. I love how the rope belt completes the whole outfit. Cute!

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  36. Cute look- I love the rope tie on the skirt..Very nautical :)

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  37. love the skirt..and love the rope belt!!looks clean and sophisticated !!

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  38. so cute! i totally love you adorable sandals.

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  39. cute outfit. i particularly love the rope belt.
    when it comes to reading blogs in languages i don't speak, i like to browse with google chrome. it has a translation function that works fairly well so that you can at least get the gist of what the author is trying to say.

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  40. Love the title of the post. Totally cracked me up. :)

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  41. I really adore that skirt - it has such a pretty shape. And the cute white tie in the center is so darling. What a gorgeous outfit on you.

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  42. So cute! I love the rope belt and the title of this post!! ^.^

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  43. What an amazing outfit - and all under $15 - incredible! Love the styling and LOVE the shoes!!

    Small Time Style

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  44. this outfit is totally classic and feminine, i love it. i like that both of the items alone could be really casual, but you make them look more dressed up and special. ~joelle

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  45. I know it is a simple look, but i want this whole outfit! All of my fave things, cute chunky heels, plaid and adorable skirt :)

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  46. Ooh, I love the way this look embodies so many different things - vintage/retro, nautical, sophisticated...it is just perfection!! :)

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  47. This outfit is so fresh I love it.

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  48. Goodness I love that skirt!!!
    I have to tell you that we LOVE you and just about die every time you comment on our tiny blog!!!
    WE LOVE ELAINE.
    and my fair lady too...

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  49. Love that skirt!! I was hoping it wasn't thrifted so that I could go buy it :)

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  50. Gorgeous outfit sweetie! Love the rope belt.

    Happy Monday :)

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  51. I read the SISTERS too !
    Aren't they fabulous ?! SO girly and simple.
    BTW... great skirt-

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  52. Love the navy combo. But I'm biased. I LOVE NAVY.
    And your entry title makes me wanna rewatch "My Fair Lady."
    Oh Audrey Hepburn, why can't I be you??

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  53. LOL, I love the title and the outfit! How could someone with over 1,500 followers not know she's interesting??? But I'm glad you're so grounded. =)

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  54. i reallly love this navy skirt, so cool!

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  55. The skirt is lovely, and goes amazingly with the shirt!

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  56. adoreable!



    http://crumpetsandt.blogspot.com

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  57. amazing outfit :)

    mp
    http://www.thepinkandblueblog.com/

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  58. Absolutely adorable outfit. I am sure I need a skirt like that!

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  59. Love the skirt and the rope belt.

    And great to learn more about you. I can't believe your favourite food is broccoli!

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  60. I love this skirt! The addition of the rope belt really plays to my love of all things nautical inspired. It's nice how you didn't go nautical on the top and mixed it up with some plaid.

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  61. One of your pictures is featured on Forever 21's Tumblr account!

    http://forever21.tumblr.com/

    Thought you ought to know. :]

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  62. @collegecook Thanks!! I didn't know that.

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  63. ohhh that skirt is sooo cute! and i can't believe you got that look for such a deal!!

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  64. Such a great outfit. The skirt looks gorgeous with your plaid top. Your hair looks super long--I love it!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  65. so cute! Love the little rope. Ive seen the blog through wardrobe remix before too!

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  66. great skirt, love navy blue...

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  67. The rope belt is super cute, and I think that dress works well as a top.

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  68. Love the simplicity of your outfit and that blue is the best

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  69. I love your wedges so much, what a steal!!!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  70. Hi, I gave yoo an award cos yoo make my day every time I check your blog. thnx.

    http://venuscreeper16.blogspot.com/2010/07/spreading-more-love-around.html

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  71. i super like your wedges elaine:))

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  72. Beautiful skirt! I love how versatile navy is. And that dress as a top is perfect.

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  73. The rope detail is fabulous. You have such a bright, pretty smile! Love all the pictures.

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  74. Love this! Very femine! I adore the shoes...actually I adore the whole outfit! the string around your waist is a nice touch.

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  75. You're always so crisp and chic! That's why it's not important how many pieces you have in your closet, what is important is the fit of each piece - something I need to learn!

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  76. I seriously adore your wedges and rope belt. When you say secondhand, do you mean someone gave it to you?

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  77. You look so lovely! That skirt is very pretty :)

    Leia

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  78. That outfit is so cute! Love it.

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  79. Love this outfit! The skirt and clogs look so summery, sort of Tory Burch-style, boating inspired. And the dress works great with the skirt! I woulnd't be able to tell if you hadn't told us :-)

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  80. In love with the shoes....love!!!

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  81. you look adorable. love your shoes--so well dressed.

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  82. You look so pretty, Elaine! I love the top, the skirt, and especially those wedges!

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  83. That skirt is perfect. I love the rope belt.

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  84. You look so adorable! Lovely post and pics...

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  85. this really goes well together !
    wedges -fantastic
    blog- I'm definitely reading it again !

    www.being-vulnerable.blogspot.com

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  86. love this outfit.. very chic skirt.

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  87. You are way too cute. Love it! I can't believe that skirt is thrifted. I just love it.

    Rachael

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  88. I love the rope belt. Your hair is getting so long!

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  89. SOOO cute! And I love the title...it made me lol =D

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  90. so adorable
    XOXO

    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/
    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

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  91. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Things have been tough, and the positive vibes I've been getting from you guys really help a ton :)

    I love this skirt and the rope belt, especially the length. I've struggled finding longer, flattering skirts lately... but this one just looks like a dream!

    -Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

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  92. This outfit is so pretty and simple!! I really love the shape of the skirt, it reminds me of the 50s!

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  93. Thanks!!! My english is so bad, but your comment is so lovely.
    Your look is great ;)

    B*

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  94. I looooove that skirt with a rope as a belt. It looks so feminine and elegant, but has a quirky nautical flair at the same time. Genius combination Elaine! :) (also I laughed out loud at your post title!)

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  95. Sweet outfit! I love the plaid mixed with the navy skirt and rope belt. It looks Parisian, and also very preppy-New England, an aesthetic that is near and dear to my heart. :)

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  96. I love this!! I've read your blog for a while now, but this is my first time posting. My clothes budget is pretty much nonexistent, so it's great to get some ideas about how to be creative with my wardrobe.

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  97. Lovely skirt! And I loved that movie!

    http://kireinano.blogspot.com

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  98. You're always so crisp and chic! That's why it's not important how many pieces you have in your closet, what is important is the fit of each piece - something I need to learn!

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  99. You're always so crisp and chic! That's why it's not important how many pieces you have in your closet, what is important is the fit of each piece - something I need to learn!

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  100. How very very pretty you look in this! I love this kind of look!

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