Military and Lace

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
With my new job, I needed to figure out when to take my outfit pictures. By the time I get home it's dark and then I have to clean the house and feed my husband or something. So now I have to be a morning person.
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We did get our remote from Hong Kong and just as I figured, it stopped working after a couple days. Luckily, my father-in-law brought us a new tripod while they were visiting this past weekend. He must be secretly reading my blog... (Hi!!)
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I have a hard time styling dresses. Really all you can do is belt it, possibly cardigan it, and add some jewelry. I don't have a lot of belts, cardigans, or jewelry. So I layered. I got this lace belt (and another that you'll see in a couple of days) from Fay. She was so sweet and sent them to me as a little gift!! I just got around to wearing them because I had to take it in a little for them to fit at my waist. The belt is wide as you can see and the white and green felt unfinished. I layered the yellow ribbon over it and I love how it looks! This is probably one of my favorite outfits.
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Wearing JCPenney dress (free with gift card), lace belt (from Fay), yellow ribbon (from MIL), and JCPenney heels (free with gift card).
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60 comments :

  1. I need to make a ribbon and lace belt now. That belt is fantastic.

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  2. Ooh I'm digging the belt. I really like how you styled it, I do the same thing, belt it belt it belt it!
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

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  3. I think it looks great. The lace is awesome, and I'm digging the whole masculine/feminine thing.

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  4. I think I'm going to have to shop for a dress at JcPenneys! I keep seeing cute ones like the one you have on! Adorable belt too! It gives it such a cute pop of color!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  5. love the belt... with or without ribbon i would totally rock it... i am loving lace right now!

    ~selina

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  6. The military dress with that delicate lace belt looks so fresh and young..The way you experiment with styling always is so chic and effortless..
    xx

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  7. Fantastic dress...I can see why you love it.

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  8. I think you did a great job styling dresses, I love the lace and that pop of yellow! Cute shoes too!

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  9. That's a pretty belt. All the colors in your outfit work so well together.

    Jenn

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  10. I have the same problem of not having a good time to take outfit photos because of my work hours.

    As for dresses, there are so many ways you can wear them! you could layer a boyfriend blazer over top, a t-shirt, a sweater, a vest, shorter dresses can be layered over pants. It also helps if you can buy a couple different styles of different dresses (drop waist, shirt dress, empire waist, knit etc) so that you can mix things up.

    Congrats on your new job. Love the lace belt, anythign lace is good in my books!

    ~Em K

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  11. I love that dress. I am loving all things military right now. That lace really adds some fun to it.

    I recently broke out my tripod for outfit pics. However, I didn't have a good remote. (it only worked like next to the camera. useless)
    so, I just ordered another. I hope it works better that the last :/
    I love the morning light in your photos here. Wish I had the commitment to wake up early enough.

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  12. I love that layered belt look! The lace is so feminie and flirty:) the dress looks amazing on you:)
    ~Ally

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  13. Gorgeous. Man, you have great legs! :)

    I love the look. So creative, but so simple!

    Gina

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  14. So cute! I guess I need to get over my "I hate JC Penny" attitude- that dress is lovely!

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  15. Great layering. I love your belt - it really adds to the look.

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  16. You're so pretty in this dress! The lace belt looks beautiful with it, good idea!

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  17. I love that look! So cute!

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  18. 0k so your ENTIRE outfit was free? craziness! i love the belt, very cute :)

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  19. What a cute idea! I love lace so anywhere I can sneak it in is great. I might have to steal this idea!

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  20. Having to become a morning person is HARD! I hope youre enjoying your new job! :)

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  21. Oooh so pretty! I love how you combined the lace with the yellow! :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love the belt! I like how you combined two of the most popular trends right now into one look - military and lace isn't something most people would pair together :)

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  23. The belt looks amazing... I really love the look of the yellow lace and brown!

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  24. The lacy belt looks great with the dress!

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  25. Is it pathetic for me to blatantly steal that lace belt look? Because I might be JUST. THAT. PATHETIC.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  26. So creative as always Elaine! Love it! And I got a remote too from Amazon that worked for exactly 2 days. wth?

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  27. I love the yellow!! ITs a bright color that compliments it perfectly!
    oh and what do you mean the green and white felt unfinished? Which green?

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  28. What an awesome idea! Such a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. It looks great on you!

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  29. I adore this look. Very simple and chic. Yes, I definitely need to try that belt look...!

    BTW - now you feel my pain! taking a pic @ 7am when running out the door in the morning.... somewhat difficult! "where's my coffee!?!?!"

    ;)

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  30. You take your gorgeous pics in the morning??? Color me impressed!

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  31. You do have great ideas that work. Military-inspired with lace works beautifully

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  32. i really love the pop of yellow on your belt!

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  33. Ahh! That's such a neat belt, I love what you did with it. :) The yellow is such a nice pop! And ahh, I have to be a morning person for pictures, too, because by the end of the day I'mma sweaty person. xDD

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  34. Oh, what a great idea with the belt! It looks so pretty!

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  35. You got a job!? YAY! Congrats! What will you be doing? (err... maybe that's too personal?)

    WHat a sweet gifted belt. And hoorah for the new tripod!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984


    PS - sometimes lunch breaks work well for outfit pictures ;)

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  36. great use of the belt. glad you like it!
    Enjoy it, i know i did back when i was NOT in school, and living in SF.
    haha
    xx

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  37. I love the dress, it's adorable.
    With button down dresses, you can layer it unbuttoned over another dress. So now you've got another way to style it :)

    Chic on the Cheap

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  38. you look sooo good!! love the combo!

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  39. So I'm sorta in love with that ribbon. It's the PERFECT shade of yellow against the PERFECT lace. I may or may not covet one now because it just looks so cute on you! :D gosh dang, Elaine.

    Toast with Charmalade

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  40. I love the outfit... I just shared your blog with my friend, i told her that i love your blog!!

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  41. Yeah, that belt is a keeper. I betcha it makes everything you pair with it memorable. Congrats on the tripod.

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  42. the idea of layering ribbons over lace is just genius elaine! seriously what you do with a limited amount of clothes is truly amazing! congrats on the new job! i haven't been able to read blogs lately but i am so happy to hear that you have found one! i have been forced to become a morning person too to take photos in the morning since i get off work at around 6 and the sun is pretty much gone by then :)

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  43. That is just the most adorable belt I have ever seen! You are a creative spirit! Have fun at your new job!

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  44. I have been secretly coveting your heels for weeks--they may be berry colored, but they go with everything!

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  45. That is super cute. Hope the new job is going well!

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  46. the pretty lace looks good on you love...you have a tiny waist...I am jealous!!!!

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  47. Great blog!!!! And you look great, i like your outfit! :)

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

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  48. totally LOVING the pop of yellow and lace on your outfit sweetie!!

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  49. really sweet but fresh. and i love fay's blog. she is living my life in an alternate universe.

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  50. I like the outfit ! Also, your apartment is stunning ! Very lofty, and airy ;-D

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  51. I really like the military green color! I think I have way too many belts but rarely use all of them actually. I probably just use one over and over. It's nice to get something lacey like that as a gift. Getting something new always makes me want to wear it a lot. A lot of fashion bloggers are not happy about the sky getting dark after they get home from work, so I hope you get the hang of taking pics in the morning!

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  52. so cute! I had the same problem with the remote - completly died after I bought it!

    Hope the job is great!

    www.twinkletoes-golddangles.blogspot.com

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  53. Really cool belt! How is it attached at the back?

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  54. I never would of thought of that! So pretty!!!

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  55. The lace belt really makes the outfit :-)

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