Pretty Pastels

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wore this to church on Sunday. This was actually taken right outside our building. I think someone (me) was getting a little impatient hungry cranky.... Oh, who am I kidding.. It was all of 'em.

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You're probably wondering if your computer has gone wonky or if I really am this washed out. It may be your computer. Or someone's lack of sun from a desk job and dressing in pastels (me). I love it though -- the pastels...not the lack of sun. We were running late (again) so I reached for the light colors in my closet and came up with this! Pastels unite!

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I got this flower-on-your-skirt-waistband idea from Lisa. She looked totes adorbs with her flower on her skirt that I had to steal it! I've only worn it on my hat, jacket, shirt, and belt. Never on a skirt alone!!!! It's about to get flower-crazy up in here!!

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I'm wearing a JCPenney button-up (free), flower headband (giveaway win from Wanderlustings) pinned to a vintage skirt ($6), and JCPenney pumps (free).

51 comments :

  1. Oooh, I like the pastels on you! Such a pretty contrast with your dark hair.

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  2. LOL, you don't look cranky or impatient, but they do both go very well with hungry.  Honestly, you look happy and sleek.

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  3. Pastels unite? Yes and also please.  I really like the combination of the patterns and colors.  This outfit is totally getting pinned.

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  4. This is a beautiful look!!! I love how light these pieces are! I didn't even notice your skirt was a gingham pattern until the close up! LOVE IT!

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  5. You look lovely in these light pastels! Isn't Lisa the best? I would totally steal, er, borrow her shoe collection.

    You mentioned previously that the heels kinda hurt your feet. Are you breaking them in? They look great on you, girl!

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  6. love the color of that skirt!

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  7. Such a pretty feminine outfit! Definitely a great "Sunday best" outfit!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  8. Super cute skirt, Elaine! You don't look washed out...I like the pastels on you.

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  9. What a great combination!!!!!!! Love the flower! And seriously, you're not pale...have you seen me? I am practically transparent...my only color is my freckles!!!!!
    Cheryl
    Http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

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  10. I, too, plan to steal Lisa's flower idea!! She is so stinkin' cute! And you look so sweet in pastels! It is a softer side of you... and it is nice! Really loving the color of that skirt and I have the SAME SHIRT! I will have to see if I can't do the shirt and a skirt (I don't have pastel) and a flower tomorrow... you have inspired me! 

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  11. This looks great on you. I love the washed out pastel looks, your should totally rock the look for those of us that look worse in pastels.

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  12. Very lovely ladylike look!  And you look terrific, not washed out at all. 

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  13. I love mixing shirts, pencil skirts & flower pins. Love the pastel look ...

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  14. I love that flower waistband idea. I am definitely going to add that into my Fall wardrobe when I break out the pencil skirts!

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  15. Oh my gosh I just love that flower on your skirt waistband. I can't believe I've never thought of that before! I will definitely have to try that...maybe tomorrow. I don't think you look washed out at all but I feel ya. I work 9-5 and I just never really got tan this summer. I have definitely been rocking a pale leg in my photos.

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  16. You do an amazing job styling pencil skirts!!!
    http://h3artland.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh man! I have been swooning over this outfit since it came up in my blog reader! I love the shirt and skirt combo. Well done.

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  18. I love the skirt. And the outfit just looks so cute!

    Stay Beautiful,
    Ren
    http://rosesarerenfashion.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love the skirt. I need more pastels in my life.

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  20. Adrienna McDermottAugust 16, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    This is beautiful! I love that skirt, pastels are my favorite!

    -Adriennaapinkbliss.blogspot.com

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  21. It seems like when you pastels unite they make a glorious team.

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  22. Love this muted pastel palette - the grey plaid with the light blue pencil skirt, nude heels and flower just are amazing all together!

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  23. How adorable are those chunky heels! Skirt and shoes look so retro!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  24. Gorgeous look, the pastels are so pretty.

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  25. i am love with these pastel colors!! everything about this outfit is very lovely!

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  26. Pastels are always OK. Looks super fabulous. I could never ever rock a flower that big. It would break every rule in my book. 

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  27. I love the very subtle texture/print on this skirt and how it amplifies the interest when paired with this plaid. Very cool and subdued pattern mixing! (And the flower on belt idea is definitely something I love!)

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  28. i cannot stop staring at how BEAUTIFUL your demure skirt is!  what a vintage STEAL!  keep up the fantastic outfit posts - especially with unexpected details and color combinations!

    with love,guildedsecret

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  29. Such a pretty look: soft and feminine.  Love that flower placed right there!

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  30. Oh, I really like this outfit! You don't look washed out at all, you just look soft and feminine. I love that big flower on your skirt, I think it's great. You look lovely :)

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  31. Elaine this is lovely! I absolutely love that skirt! beautiful pastels!

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  32. I'm telling you: you rock pencil skirts

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  33. lol your posts totally crack me up ...I don't think you look that washed out.. (or it could be my computer) :) lol

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  34. the color of that skirt is so pretty! i think you look great

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  35. The pastel colors and mixed print work perfectly in this outfit. This is gorgeous! Love your blog, and am following! :)

    xo
    Missy
    http://www.popofstyle.com

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  36. I LOVE these pastels on you! I'm afraid to wear too many light colours on one outfit, but this is just a beautiful combo! If you were wearing a cute hat, it would almost be an Easter outfit! :)

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  37. i think you look great, i love the flower pinned to the waistband!

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  38. Ohh I love that skirt. I am going to try that flower thing too. I've got a couple flowers in my accessory collection needing to be worn. That's a perfect way to wear them. Thanks for sharing!! ^_^

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  39. Love the pumps. They really look good on you
    kemi at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  40. Love love love the outfit! Work pale folks unite!

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  41. I think I recognize where you took your photos at, because I'm LDS and used to live in L.A. too, lol.  I think we switched places: I'm in Utah now, but I didn't actually come straight here from L.A., but from Orange County.  Anyway.  Makes me a little homesick.  But I do love Utah, too.  
    Love the outfit, and glad you linked to Lisa's blog.  Love that, too.  

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  42. I look terribly washed out in pastels but it doesn't stop me from wearing them. :) I think you look great!

    Jenn

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  43. Just got my September issue of InStyle yesterday, and on page 212 (I think that was the page number) is a pastel blue skirt almost just like yours! I thought of this post when I saw it.

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  44. the pastels lend a very feminine vibe...and i love the addition of the flower on your skirt. great ensemble.

    [oomph.]

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  45. I love the pastels and I would have never thought to add the flower... awesome! 

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  46. Wow, I LOVE this outfit! I don't think it washes you out at all, in fact I think the skirt really stands out. On that note, I have to say that I'm quite jealous of your pencil skirt collection, you always seem to find the most beautiful ones. The colour of this one is incredible!!
    I love the flower on the skirt idea...it kind of reminds me of my prom dress that had a flower at the waist, except it's a lot prettier :D I need to find/make myself one of these pin flowers!

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