Thursday, July 12, 2012

Safari Chic

Old Navy jacket and skirt, F21 shirt, Target pumps, Urban Expressions clutch,
Essie's 'Orange It's Obvious' polish, F21 earrings, Charming Charlie cuff, Tobi glasses

This is about as close to a safari look as I will probably ever get. The shoes are faux snake skin and the clutch is faux alligator skin, playing into the animal theme. 

I bought this outfit years ago when I was an extra in a movie that was being filmed here in Louisiana. I can't even tell you the name of the movie! I remember it had Michael Douglas and Jesse Metcalf. The movie was a courtroom drama but I never watched it. I should figure out what it is and rent it and see if I can see myself in it!

There have been many movies made here in my city in the past few years. I did some work as an extra (before children) and had fun doing it. But let me tell you, it is hard work! I was a cave girl in The Year One (with Jack Black) and we shot for five nights in a row (pulled all nighters each night) and filmed in 30 degree temps. I am impressed with those who work in the film industry because I know now that I don't have what it takes to make it in that industry.






88 comments:

  1. The dress is great but what really sets it off are the great accents you paired it with. I wish I got more adventurous with what shape of sunglasses I chose. Yours are fab!

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  2. Love the safari look - that jacket is too cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. wow, you look sooo elegant in the trench, and safari look- something about this look speaks old glamour/timeless- you nailed it! so gorg!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  4. Love this! :) I wore a safari look earlier this week! Your jacket is amazing!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  5. That's so cool that you were a film extra! I thought about doing it when I lived in NYC but they usually take people with their SAG card first. Love the safari vibe on you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. love the sunglasses - they look so good on you!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  7. How cool you have been an extra in movies?! And the fact that you haven't seen one of them is super funny. I would probably do the same thing. I love that jacket on you. Wicked flattering and love it paired with the stripes underneath!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  8. So cool that you were an extra! The new Wizard of Oz movie just filmed in Michigan and my friend was an extra in it. He was telling me about the experience, and it was so interesting!

    LOVE your outfit! Totally right, definitely Safari Chic!

    XO Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  9. Love that look! So classic and elegant (:
    xx Amber
    http://amberleetea.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the outfit, you look great! Thanks for sharing the tips!

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  11. I love everything about this. And the fact that the jacket and skirt were from Old Navy makes me even more jealous of how good you look!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  12. Such a cute safari look! I love the striped shirt peeking through. So fun that you were an extra! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. Love your outfit and red lips :) so cute

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    Xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

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  14. Love how you layered the striped shirt underneath for a pop of color!

    xo
    Alison

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  15. Lovely look, loving the nailpolish too!
    xoxo
    mloescloset.blogspot.com

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  16. Cute outfit! :)

    <3 Melissa
    http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love this look! It looks so nice on you, I always try to pull it off and I am like meh I hate it on me. I am jealous it looks good on you!


    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  18. Such a cute look! Loving how you added the snakeskin and alligator touches for the theme! Working as an extra is soo hard! I worked on a couple of episodes for Friday Night Lights! The acting business isn't as glamourous as it seems! lol I'm think the movie you worked on is called Beyond A Reasonable Doubt! I've only seen it once! Next time I'll totally be on the lookout for you! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  19. Great outfit Amy! And you know what? It's timeless! It will always be in style. Your movie extra history is impressive. I bow to them too, because it's not easy.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. I just came across your blog and i love your style.
    I followed, So please check out my blog and if you like it,Please follow back? It would mean a lot to me :)
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  21. That so cool you got to be an extra. Great outfit!

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  22. Cute outfit! Love the nail polish too. I actually almost got the same color today! Thanks for your lovely comments on my jewelry :)

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  23. This outfit is great! It is totally safari chic!
    :)
    Allison

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  24. Oh I always love safari-inspired outfits!

    Whether summer or fall, they are just perfect! You are sooo pretty btw!


    oxo,

    ML
    TWENTY YORK STREET
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  25. That's so cool that you've been an extra! I've been doing extra work for about a year and a half in Los Angeles. It's definitely interesting!
    I really like the snakeskin and alligator accents with the safari look!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  26. Love your "as safari as it gets" look! You look very chic!

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  27. Beautiful outfit! I love how you injected some playfulness and sophistication to a classy outfit through your accessories! The clutch and the cat-eye sunnies are AMAZING!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  28. Amazing outfit! Love the pictures!

    http://beautyofheworld.blogspot.be/

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  29. You look darling

    ~Art A La Rue
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  30. Never thought safari could be this chic, you look wonderful! I love the jacket and the striped top underneath is a great touch! Awesome look, love it! xxx

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  31. What a great story! And I love the outfit-I can't believe it's from Old Navy! What a fabulous find :)

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  32. I have the same nail lacquer and I love it!

    Lau

    http://fallinlove.com.ar/?lang=en

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  33. I love this outfit! And the sunglasses are fabulous! :-)

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  34. Um...that is so cool that you were an extra in some movies! I think the movie is call Beyond A Reasonable Doubt. I added it to my Netflix and I'm totally going to look for you :)

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    1. Yes! That's it. It would be the courtroom scene. I know at one point I was sitting at the very back...

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  35. Cute outfit! I totally wish I could pull something like that off.
    & girllll, you've been an extra in a movie? you know that makes you famous ;)

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    1. Ha ha, I was one of hundreds! It was enough to satisfy the little girl in me that had always wanted to be an actress. Too hard for me (plus I think I would stink as an actress)!

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  36. Love this look! I did a post titled "Safari Chic" a while back - let me know what you think: http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/2012/03/safari-chic.html

    Cheers,
    Emily

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  37. I love how you styled the outfit to keep the safari look classy and polished. And thanks for the comment on my blog :)

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  38. I don't know if I can think too fondly of safari clothing, unless it's in an old black and white movie featuring a woman who gets kidnapped in the desert and yet manages to keep her mascara flawless. But by all means, it looks quite good on you! I love this clutch of yours!
    Love,

    S

    www.sonushka.com


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    1. Too true! I can totally picture an old movie like that.

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  39. It's crazy how filming can take all day! I have friends who are extras on TV shows and it sounds like a lot of hard work.

    -Lauren
    www.coffeeandcolor.blogspot.com

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  40. Hi Amy! Love this safari look! I need to get something similar. Wow! Did not have any idea the hard work of film industry. They make it look so easy.

    http://www.stilettosorpajamas.com

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  41. nice post!!!


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  42. Gorgeous! Especially with such perfect accessories! Love the clutch and sunnies! You look amazing :)

    Edita
    pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  43. Wow! This looks so wonderful! Going to follow you through bloglovin!!!
    Vicky

    The Golden Bun | new post | follow me

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  44. Love this safari look on you. It's really classy and elegant :)

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  45. You look great!!
    Love your blog!!

    http://sweetcherryblogger.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/green-fluorneutral-colours.html

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  46. Those sunglasses are so so so cute!! I love this outfit!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  47. You look stunning! I just moved to a new blog and you have a great blog! please check out my blog and if you like it, please follow me on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin, I promise to do the same for you! xx
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  48. Oh wow, I love this safari look, it looks great on you!

    xxx Anita

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  49. love this look <3

    Alexa
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love your outfit Amy! Very chic and very well styled!

    Style Lounge

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  51. Your blog is so cute! Would you like to follow eachother? Let me know, because I'd love to return the favor :) Happy Friday xx

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  52. Love your outfit! I am loving safari right now, I just did a post on my blog with a safari hat! So cute!

    www.vintagelillies.wordpress.com

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  53. Nice outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  54. So pretty! Love, love this look! Safarienne-Chic! :)

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  55. SUPER chic look! I love everything, ESPECIALLY that clutch! Fab! :)

    Cheers!
    Maigen
    laconceptiondesfemmes.blogspot.com

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  56. i would say i am not the biggest fan of the top's cutting.

    Natasha
    http://picablocks.blogspot.com

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  57. Being an extra must have its perks though right? It sounds like a lot of fun. Your clutch is amazing btw. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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  58. I've always wanted to be an extra because it sounds like it'd be an awesome experience! Though, based on what you said, apparently it's tough, too.

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  59. hello darling, thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog.
    yes, my LV bag is different from others you've seen because it's vintage. my mom bought it a long time back hehe :)

    anyway, i followed your blog, mind followingback? it'd mean so much
    xx

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  60. Very pretty safari look.

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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  61. this is such a cool outfit! Makes me want to go exploring! lol

    and thank you for the lovely message on my blog! would you like to follow each other?

    http://mrmrswalsh.blogspot.co.nz/

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  62. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I'm following you now
    kisses

    www.onlyforfashionvictim.blogspot.it

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  63. You are very classy with this look!

    ChicToChic

    Marta

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  64. you look lovely Amy, and thanks for commenting on my blog :)

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  65. I love your safari dress! so chic!

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  66. Such an amazing look !
    It suit you perfectly and the shirt marin isso cut whith !
    By the way your sunglasses rock !

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  67. soooo chic safari. love it!
    I'm following you, love your outfit.

    www.shakespearedebatom.com

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  68. I love that this look can still be completely work appropriate. That's awesome that you were in a movie! Sounds like it would have been a fun experience :D

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  69. very cute, and i like your earrings!

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  70. LOVE YOUR OUTFIT !! :) I follow you <3
    Kisses

    http://sfaashions.blogspot.fr/

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  71. Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    i´m following you :)
    love the outfitt .

    kiss

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  72. Fabulous faux alligator skin clutch, I love it!!
    Becky
    www.neonpaws.com

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  73. I've always loved safari dresses....they look so chic yet so functional & yours is no exception!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  74. I find it crazy how life works - I had neverrr watched the Year One until the weekend just gone when it was on TV (& thought it was hillarious!!!!) & then here you are mentioning it as you were an extra in it. The universe works in strange ways indeed. Great outfit though, you pull the Safari chic look off well :)

    Anna xo
    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

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  75. girl you look AMAZING! and that's SO AWESOME you were an extra in a movie! now i wanna see if i can figure out what movie it is!!

    BTW: you should totally come link up to #YOLOmondays today if you want!

    happy monday, amy!!

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