The Monday Blues

Monday, November 01, 2010
I can't believe it's already Monday.. Today is just one of those days where I wish there was a Mormon alternative to coffee. I just need something to keep me awake! Any suggestions? I've been doing push-ups. That's why I'm so buff.
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This is me breaking the rules for church on Sunday. Chase and I were running late and this magically happened. I love it! I normally don't wear like-colors together but I love seeing the champagne blouse with the white lace belt.
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I think it's safe to say I'm obsessed with these purple heels. They match with everything and they are super-duper comfy. The soles are also already eroding. Sad face. I'm this close to buying another pair or five.
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Wearing a reworked vintage blouse (won from a giveaway from Raleigh Vintage), lace belt (from Fay), skirt from Korea ($10), JCPenney heels (free with gift card).
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82 comments :

  1. I really LOVE this look. I've been trying to be more risk taking in my pattern clashing and now you're using like colors again!! Either way love the look and will continue my further clashing and matching.

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  2. Hi!I've never been the first to comment.It feels cool!This skirt gives you a nice silhuette!!!

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  3. i can't say that i've ever tried this myself, but i've heard from a nutritionist & relatives that a handful of almonds gives a nice energy boost.

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  4. very cute outfit. hey if you find out a mormon alternative to cofee let me know! this mama is tired and worn down by 4:00, i could use a pick me up!

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  5. Elaine! I love that outfit! Would you be alright with me posting one of the pictures of your outfit on my blog? Let me know please.
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  6. that vintage blouse is to DIE for.

    ~selina

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  7. I don't normally wear champagne and white together either, but you look fabulous so I might have to try it.

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  8. OMG! I love this outfit. All the elements works so well together - it's so fresh, and the colours are brilliant.

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  9. Everything about this outfit is great! I love the detail and silhouette of the skirt and the top is so great!

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  10. Love this look!!!! and hmm, would tea work?

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  11. pero is my alternative- i highly recommend- be sure to add brown sugar though or else it will be too bitter!

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  12. I'm so happy you found a really comfortable heel!

    Just Better Together

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  13. I love that. I think a colorful belt would have distracted from the interesting details of the blouse and skirt. The white is really the perfect combo.

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  14. It's good you're breaking your own rules because you look fabulous. I love this whole outfit -- it may be my favourite of yours so far!

    xo

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  15. Gorgeous outfit, I just adore it!!

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  16. Ah you freaking lucky girl. You won that shirt? I am so jealous. I've been looking for a similar one!

    Mormon alternative to coffee.... hmmm well for me, Dr. Pepper is as close as it gets. I seriously am addicted and get a headache without it!

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  17. I love this look. Maybe you could get them resoled?!

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  18. That's a terrific outfit!

    Our dryer broke, so we're wearing whatever's clean. =)

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  19. I got u alternative to coffee - green tea? i read a lot, they say it's like coffee when it's about keeping you wake ... :)
    love the outfit, u 2 cute :)

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  20. I always break out the yoga when I need a pick me up - shoulderstand FTW! Apparently being inverted makes all the blood rush to your head and that makes you feel more awake.

    This outfit is wonderful - it is like perfect 50's chic! And the lace belt just makes the color of the shoes pop more. Love it!

    Bria
    Sunshine Garden

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  21. How pretty !
    You look like a doll.

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  22. ahh this is great! Keep breaking those rules!

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  23. Your skirt looks so fluffy and magical and like it can take you on some kind of an epic magic carpet ride. Perhaps that's just me. :) Your heels are the prettiest shade of pink, too!~~

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  24. Do Mormons not drink coffee? (I much prefer tea, because I think coffeee--though it can smell good--tastes rather disgusting)

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  25. You look amazing in this outfit and the pictures are great!!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  26. i love champagne and white!!! i think this is an especially pretty outfit, with the detail on the skirt and the pattern on the shirt.
    friend, i get the monday blues, too!! christopher swears by vit. B to wake him up--maybe it will help you? xo

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  27. I think this is one of my favourites of yours! I love it ...you look so put together and gorgeous! thanks for the inspiration Elaine. :)
    MODELmumma

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  28. Cute lil' bow! I'm a sucker for those. About coffee alternatives: Try a smoothie! Frozen strawberries, orange juice, and plain yogurt is one of my favorite yet underused concoctions. Tons of protein, no white sugar, and about 3 servings of fruit in it! It's a wonderful alternative to caffeine.

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  29. I always drink tea in the morning. Not sure if that's considered the same as coffee for you. Or a Hot Chocolate int he morning is a nice treat. I love hot drinks in the morning.
    Love your skirt here. Can't believe that was only $10. Great find.

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  30. The way you mix & match colors with prints is so refreshing. I not usually into girly outfits, but I love this one :-).

    FauxFur, not Friendships

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  31. I love your purple heels too! Super sad face that they are eroding already. boooooo

    ps. you're a rebel, rule breaker.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  32. I adore this outfit! Especially the bright shoes, the heel is the perfect height.

    Rose

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  33. I adore when your break your rules. I know I've already said it, but I just love that skirt! The way you added the sweet lace belt (you're obsessed with those these days, but totally in a good way!!) is brilliant!

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  34. Sometimes, I still have to tell myself to get over these fashion rules! I always love what you put together!


    besos,

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  35. gorgeous outfit.

    i second the pero suggestion or celestial seasonings roastaroma (with milk and honey) for a coffee taste, and dark dark chocolate for the afternoon pick-me-up. combining the two is even better (dark melty chocolate in mouth while drinking roastaroma ... yum).

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  36. I like the style! The shoes are perfect for your attire,

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  37. I ADORE this look! the skirt and the top are so wonderful and feminine =)

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  38. the blouse is cute.

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  39. this is an amazing outfit! The lace belt goes perfectly with the blouse...which is divine:) you look incredible!
    ~Ally
    http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

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  40. cute cute cute!!!

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  41. The outfit is gorgeous!

    Re: Mormon coffee alternative- have you tried those "5-hour energy shots? I don't think they have caffeine and work wonderfully. It got me through my wedding, when I had next to no sleep because I was too keyed up.

    Re: eroding shoes- can you get them resoled? Check with a good shoe repair place, they can often work wonders.

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  42. I want Ur blouse...such a pretty piece!

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  43. That's such a pretty outfit and foes really well together. I love the shoes!

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  44. Oh, this outfit is beautiful! Love every piece!

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  45. I like how classic u look :)
    And yea ur heels r great)))

    emm try to go swim in the pool or take a cold shower :)

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  46. I love the colours in this outfit! x

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  47. I am so loving the dress!!!! OMG!!! I mean the skirt...it is so my favorite...love it Elaine...looks like you are having fun!

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  48. Love the outfit. Girly but elegant. :)

    Also, how are you not freezing?? I'm already wearing 4 layers a day over here. Or is it still warm in LA?

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  49. I love that you have pretty regularly been "breaking your own rules." I love this outfit with the unexpected purple heels. Go ahead... buy five more pairs if you want to. You have my unsolicited approval... immediately!

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  50. I think you definitely got away with it, it's very cute!

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  51. Oooo, love the color of those shoes!!!!

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  52. love the pop of pink your heels add to this out fit :)

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  53. Oh, I love everything about this outfit! Anything with a bow pretty much always gets my vote, and the pink shoes are just the perfect touch. Well done!

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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  54. super stylish to go to church!!

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  55. love this look on you and that skirt is really really flattering.

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  56. This outfit is so prety! I love the shoes (gorg color) and top :)

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  57. Hi Elaine! you look soo pretty! Anything with sugar should wake you up... Coke, chocolate... The dress is absolutely beautiful

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  58. Oooh that lace belt is pretty, I' m a sucker for lace.

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  59. the purple pumps are so adorable! you should definitely invest in another pair!


    Chic on the Cheap

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  60. Holy smokes, I love the color of those shoes!

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  61. Love this entire outfit! Great look, but the top is my favorite. As for coffee alternative, have you ever had Good Earth tea. It's naturally spicy, sweet and delicious. The cinnamon in it gets the blood pumping! :-)

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  62. hi elaine !
    i havent been to your blog for quite awhile .. and i missed seeing your simple and chic looks :)

    your top is just pretty !! and the purple heels worked great 1

    www.glistersandblisters.com

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  63. You always look so cute! I love the splash of colour added by the heels.

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  64. I've been completely against mixing like-colors (like white + offwhite) in the past, but this fall has changed my mind. I'm starting to really like it and the white lace belt with the cream top is so pretty.

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  65. You look SO pretty, Elaine! The blouse, the belt, the skirt, the heels... It's perfection! Those heels really add such a nice pop of color too.

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  66. i love the blouse! can you drink tea? def not as strong as coffee but it might give you a boost!

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  67. I love this outfit... you look beautiful and old hollywood glamorous :) i think your rule breaking worked out quite well!

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  68. This is such a pretty outfit and you look super cute :)


    Stay Gorgeous!
    stylishedforever.blogspot.com

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  69. I've been a lurker for a while, but I've really enjoyed your blog.

    I love those shoes!

    I am a coffee junkie, but I had a boss that was mormon, and he usually ate a serving of almonds or a piece of fruit in between meals, and he was one of the most energetic people I've ever known! (maybe he just prioritized sleep better than the rest of us, though). Sometimes a quick walk helps me get through really rough afternoons- just getting the blood pumping seems to help :)

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  70. As an architecture student I have been in search of the perfect coffee alternative. Here's what I do:

    1. Don't eat refined sugar, you will just crash. Fruit is good, especially apples!

    2. Ice water

    3. Mate. I like Guayki bottled mate. It's an herbal type tea, all the saints in South America drink it. It does have a pick-me up in it, like caffeine, but its chemically different from caffeine, it doesn't make you jittery it's more like a calm happy energy. I swear by it. It might be one of those gray areas, but I can tell you it's a heck of a lot better than addiction to sodas.

    4. Don't eat heavy meals during the day, the digestion process makes you sleepy. It's better to eat light during the day, and have a bigger meal at night.

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  71. this IS magic! So glad it happened. I love the pairing! Have you tried a quick jog in the morning? Exercise totally wakes me up.

    Lorispeak

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  72. Both blouse and skirt = so cute!
    And breaking the rules/trying new styles = fun :)

    ~JESSU@ Defining Beauty

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  73. I just love this outfit... every single piece! =) Your style seems to have evolved more lately... unless it is just me being more observant lately. I love it though... that wasn't a negative thing. I always enjoy stopping by and seeing what you have put together.

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  74. Coffee? Psh! Try Pero! It's just ground up barley so it's actually really healthy for you! If you just drink it with water then it's not very good, but i put honey and milk in it and it's really good! My whole family calls it Mormon Coffee!

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