Too Hot to Trot?

Thursday, July 15, 2010
It's finally in the 100s here in northern California, which is the norm but strangely it's been in the low 90s. Basically, I'm in hell. Just kidding. It's hotter here. Porch pictures commencing..
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Thank you for all your comments yesterday. You're all wonderful. I don't usually divulge too many personal details on here because that's not what this blog is about but sometimes things just hit too close to home that you can't ignore it.
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I love this top and skirt together. I've worn them together before here but with different accessories. It's fun how accessories can totally change your outfit and how you feel in it.
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I'm still very much in love with these sequin leopard print flats. It's like they've been attached to my feet all week. However, they are poorly made and I don't expect them to last longer than a few months so I'll have to search for a more durable pair soon. Here's a close-up..
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Wearing 2the9s top (courtesy of 2the9s Shop), thrifted belt ($1), Shade Clothing skirt ($10), and F21 sequin flats ($5).

Random trip picture of the day:
On our way to visit some LDS members in Roxas, Isabela, Philippines.

105 comments :

  1. It's pretty hot here in El Paso as well! love that skirt!

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  2. oh my goodness! i. love. your. blog! i'm so impressed by your effortless and amazing style. i also love that you're totally modest and LDS (i am too!). i also can't believe how inexpensive all your clothes are! i need to be more like you :)

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  3. Just buy another pair of those same shoes! They look cute and cheap, so why not? :) I get so attached to my shoes too, but when they get worn out, I don't get to find the same exact pair anymore.

    Nice sideways shot of the closeup photo! I guess I have to look back an entry to see what you're talking about. It's hard not to pour out personal details on the blog, and it's totally understandable!

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  4. this is so pretty! and you look gorgeous and even skinnier than usual.
    i am sending you LOTS of good wishes!

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  5. I absolutely love that skirt, I can't believe it was only ten dollars. Touche my friend touche.

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  6. So gorgeous. I'm in LOVE with that top. I remember when you had a giveaway for the shop or one like it and I'm still coveting it like crazy.

    Remember to enter for your chance to win a Two Strap Belt from Sway!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  7. Hey beauty! I loved the outfit and I hope these fabulous flast long more than a few months, haha. Have an awesome Friday Elaine! xoxo

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  8. do you think it's much hotter in sacramento than in utah?? I feel like it's almost the same.... then again, in Sacramento I'm always near a pool or only a few steps away from air conditioning....

    I love the white and pink of your top!

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  9. Wow you look GORGEOUS!! I wish I looked half as good as you, haha :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  10. Looking cool as a cucumber in your lovely outfit (I especially dig the leopard shoes).

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  11. You are so pretty. Sorry for being creepy! Just seriously so pretty!

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  12. I love your top also and your skirt is great too.

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  13. I love that top on you - and that skirt has to be my favorite of yours. Another brilliant pairing!

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  14. Adore this Elaine! It may be hot, but you are gorgeous! Love the flowers with the sequin animal-printed flats - soooo cute :)

    Small Time Style

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  15. love your flats beauty! and that skirt is awesome!

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  16. ugh you really really need to teach us how you tied that belt!!

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  17. This is stunning, just stunning. I love the layered pretty tops with that floral skirt!

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  18. yikes... you look too cute. it's killing me.

    i'm so impressed with this outfit. keep cool in the heat. i'm in texas, and i think we just given up & decided to wear swimsuits to work to avoid heat stroke. :)

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  19. Love your skirt and sequin flats!

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  20. I totally wish you could send some heat over to SF!

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  21. Heat or not, Cali agrees with you. Boston was damp, cool and humid the past two days--it was clammy. I didn't like it. Just as the sun returned and the weather turned beautiful, it was time to head back to DC's heat. Bad timing!

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  22. Chicago is wicked hot today, too, with a heat index over 100 degrees. Ugh. Too hot to trot, bike or do much of anything other than complain about the heat :)

    The layered tops look great here, especially balanced with the bare legs and simple flats. Those sequined shoes are fab.

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  23. nice look~ and i adore ur belt and skirt so much XD you look grea by combining it with white. white always turns well with anything :)

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  24. I LOVE that top. The ruffles, the V neck-I'm incredibly envious at this point. You're adorable :)

    Lindsey Soup

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  25. You look amazing! LOVE that skirt! And the first pic is wonderful wonderful. Yes, you are beautiful and stylish and lovely on the inside!

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  26. all of the pictures were so great!! and really love your outfit, especially the uber cute flats, have followed your lovely blog anyway

    love,vdcouture

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  27. . . . gorgeous! although you may just have to hang out permanently on the green fence rail in the garden :)

    Kristin

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  28. Fab shoes! They combine two of my great loves--sequins and flats!!

    It's hot here, too.

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  29. super cute leopard print shoes! i still love animal print but in small doses only. i'm currently on the look out for a good pair of snakeskin flats!

    oh and yeah i definitely don't take our annual family trips for granted! i'm glad my dad still loves to travel and takes me and my brother along too.

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  30. Elaine.. you are so cute. I love that skirt.. and what a deal for only $10. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  31. Oh gorgeous! I love the way you styled this outfit! Perfect!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  32. you look so lovely :) have a fab weekend!

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  33. This is such a cute outfit, love the skirt and those leopard print flats.:)SarahD

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  34. wow, you look so great there!
    very beautiful!
    <3

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  35. it's pretty hot here in norway too, and it was about time! i love summer!

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  36. I can't stand this heat anymore...You look so lovely, I love you hair like this! And the skirt is really pretty!

    Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  37. haha sorry for not explaining better! ESPYs is an awards show for the best in sports. Like they'll have an award for best player and team. And it is hosted by ESPN which is the main sports channel on TV in the states.

    PS - This outfit is so cute and I'm loving those shoes! :)

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  38. you're so cute I can't stand it! ok...i can stand it! ;)
    you look great, i'm hoping to put up some more outfit pics...i got some amazing deals at salvation army while i was gone on vacay.
    ~christa

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  39. Gorgeous! You look amazing. It's HOT here too in NYC. We've been having heat waves the past few weeks and it's even topped 100 a few days. Unusual for here.

    Happy weekend :)

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  40. You look incredibly cute! I love the top, the skirt, and the flats. Everything is so pretty :)

    Leia's Delights

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  41. Ooh, ooh, ooh, love that top! And those flats are great with that skirt.

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  42. Good luck in the heat. You don't think your shoes will melt do you? Talk about a hot foot.

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  43. Very cute outfit! You look gorgeous!!

    enter my giveaway
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  44. You look so lovely! Almost like a Southern Belle with your collared top and floral skirt. I should know, since I'm one as well. ;)
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Going to Indian/Pakistani areas is one of my fav. things to do in a city.
    And I NEED this skirt. So pretty. Please and thank you. :)

    www.styleusvancouver.com

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  45. That is a cute skirt, and I like the pattern mix with the florals and the leopard shoes.

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  46. Those shoes! That skirt! Perfect together!

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  47. Love this outfit! You look gorgeous! :) The flats spice it up.

    http://galwithcurves.blogspot.com

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  48. You look amazing in the picture of your face and your looking to side... very beautiful.

    janet.

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  49. Ohmigosh I am in LOVE with your sequin flats - so gorg!! :)

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  50. i love your top! happy friday, hope you have a great weekend!

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  51. You look so pretty, Elaine! I love the flats. They're so fabulous!

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  52. You are so pretty and your style is adorable! I love those flats too cute!

    It has been sooooo hot here, I think that is why it is just now getting to 100 in California, we stole all of your heat lol.

    PS-Thanks for your comment, I am glad to know that there are more people like me out there and then I don't feel so bad :)

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  53. So pretty!! I never knew your hair was that long!! =] I love it =]

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  54. That's an adorable skirt!
    And I really love your flats, I have similar once, only mine are not with sequins...

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  55. I love this look! Those flats are fabulous. I got the shade scarf that is in the same print as the skirt and it's lovely!

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  56. You are so adorable! I love the whole outfit especially the shoes and shirt. Great pictures!

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  57. your first sentence made me lol. the outfit is so great--and that $1 belt is perfect.

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  58. Particularly lovely photos. Love the artsyness of that first one. You're a babe!

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  59. I adore your skirt! And the last photo looks so picturesque (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  60. PS - You are doing a great job proving that modest does not equal old maid or boring or frumpy or any of the other myths.

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  61. I love your skirt, the fabric is so gorgeous! Nice outfit :)

    L x

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  62. Elaine, thank you for ALWAYS stopping by my blog. Yestterday I laughed when I read your comments, mainly the one about men singing, if you understand what I mean, hahaha. And about the girl, Brenda, she's just amazing! I also got chills every time I listen to her. The TV program where she sings is on Saturdays afternoons and the videos are all on Youtube :) As I told you, there's a difference, she sings at church and God knows what He wants for her. =)
    I hope you have an excellent weekend! :)

    xoxo, you're a great friend!

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  63. That skirt's pattern is gorgeous. I love your outfit! You look so refined!

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  64. You are too cute:-)

    Have a good one, and stay cool!!!

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  65. You're so pretty in this photo shoot, Elaine! The leopard flats are fabulous - too bad F21 is such shoddy quality. But at least this way you had a trial run and can rest assured that feline flats are worth the investment!

    I've restarted my weekly finds under $20 and $50. I had to take a break for a few weeks because I went on a trip to California, then needed time to get caught up! (And thanks for letting me know you like that feature - it helps keep me motivated!)

    Have a lovely weekend, dear!

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  66. I love your skirt!! so cute :)

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  67. OMG 100 degrees!! soo hottt!!

    lovely dress though :)

    www.iamcoloring.com

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  68. Those flats are adorable! What better combination than leopard, sequins, shoes and dirt cheap?

    Chic on the Cheap

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  69. It's a zillion degrees plus humidity times awfulness here in Massachusetts. I can't wait until it stops-- at least the humidity! It makes it too oppressive to do anything lovely outside...

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  70. You look refreshing and as cool as a cucumber. Your skirt and shoes have such great prints and the fact you are going to single handedly bring back the basic white shirt should be a matter of history. LOVELY.

    I'm wondering (as I melt, this heat is makeing me a bit sick) if you're going to the Third Saturday event at the Downtown Plaza? I'm going to check out Crimson's & Clover's fashion show (starts @ 3pm) and snaps some shots. Shoot me an email if you wanna meet up! xo. -Bella Q

    http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com

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  71. oh i love this combo! such a fun skirt. omg, i feel ya, it's so hot down here in southern california. have a great weekend (and a cooler one, too)!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  72. definitely relating with the heat as a fellow californian! i love this clean and feminine summer look, you mix patterns and colors in ways i don't usually think of.

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  73. I. Love. This. Look. Period.

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

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  74. you look so prettty! specially love the ruffles collar detail..but that must be hot to wear no?! haha its been hitting high 90s in nyc and there's days i have to take 3+ showers in one day!
    xxjess

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  75. love this! you are so pretty Elaine! Love how you're wearing your hear here :)

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  76. I love the skirt Elaine....very gorgeous!!!

    take care always

    updated my site it's now

    www.pensandlens.me

    much love
    Sweet

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  77. you looks so pretty and fashionable. I love your skirt and shoes. They looks cool!

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  78. You look so pretty here. I really love the skirt and those shoes are adorable.

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  79. New here...and officially obsessed with your shoes!

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  80. Such pretty photos! Love your outfit :)

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  81. Love those leopard flats! They're absolutely adorable and a little sassy too!

    invasionista

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  82. that top is seriously gorgeous and i love it every time you restyle it :)

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  83. i thought maybe sequins + leopard print would be a little over the top, but i'm wrong! those shoes are cuuute!

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  84. wow I love this outfit, and the mixing of patterns in your skirt and shoes! so lovely

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  85. Love this outfit of your's girl! It's just so breezy and cool. :)

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  86. great look - your tee is darling and i love the way you mix the floral print of the skirt and the leopard (?) print of your flats!

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  87. I do like your outfit but my favorite part is actually your hair - it's so preppy and chic (and getting long!). So pretty.

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  88. I adore the print on this skirt, and I think this is just such a crisp classic outfit. We've been getting seriously high temps in Boston too, and it's so hard to dress stylishly while still being realistic about the weather. I'm really in awe of any girl who manages to look cool while staying cool!

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  89. This floral skirt looks so fresh paired with the white top, good job!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  90. you look so elegant and refined - loving LOVING the peek of pink ruffles on your top. you look BEAUTIFUL as usual!

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  91. i really like how you remix your outfits!
    i did notice that this time, you've added pink ruffles...and the leopard flats.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  92. this is the perfect outfit <3

    love your blog!

    mp
    http://www.thepinkandblueblog.com/

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  93. I love the outfit remix! This skirt is adorable on you.

    xo
    Valerie

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  94. That skirt is adorable. Your outfit is lovely, it's as if Charlotte's wardrobe and Carrie's had a baby ;-)

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  95. you look so classy!!! i looove it

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  96. you are amazing!!! i love your shoes!! they are beautiful !!!!!!XD

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  97. you are so cute! I love your style.. and this skirt! I love this outfit.

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