Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Expect the Unexpected

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When it comes to certain articles of clothing, jewelry, or shoes, I tend to stick to complimentary accessories. For example, the gold sequined blouse pictured above would look so cute with a black pencil skirt and black pointed pumps. I typically pair similar items together. However, switching it up a bit and mixing unlikely pieces together can be just as fun. Pairing a studded thick-heeled boot with a girly sequin blouse can be the perfect match.


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When it comes to nautical-inspired clothing, I tend to stick to red or yellow pieces. To me, that just says "nautical." However, I think it is fun to mix prints such as the animal print shoe above, or maybe a floral handbag instead.

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I like the idea of mixing an edgy (or maybe more than one) piece with a feminine look. While I am the girliest, prissiest girl that I know, I love edgy pieces as well. 

What about you? Are you one who chooses the "expected" option? Or are you "unexpected" in your fashion choices? I'd love to know!

30 comments:

  1. like so much !!
    great cluch!!
    kisess!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  2. I love the first top! :) B.

    http://giallotulipano.blogspot.cz/

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  3. That sequin top is fabulous - I need it in my life :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  4. Love this post Amy! I'd never think to do a striped dress with zebra strip heels! Great finds!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  5. I love these pairings! I tend to stay on the more expected side I think but these choices are so fun.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. The unexpected animal printed heels is so beautiful! It can actually transform ones outfit in a more classy look.

    I followed your blog dear! You may want to check out my blog too, and follow back as well? HUGS!

    ~ Sweetstrings

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  7. I love mixing up feminine and edgy pieces! I think we all fall into the trap of putting like things together in outfits but it's way more fun and creative to put contrasting pieces together sometimes. I am obsessed with those zara booties! Also I love the idea of mixing a nautical striped dress with a contrasting animal print shoe...so cute!

    Stephanie

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  8. Fun ideas! I love that nautical dress :)

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  9. Fun post! I love the idea of mixing feminine and edgy together (i.e., leather and lace) or pattern mixing. Love the sequined top. Heather

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  10. I love the unexpected choices, so cute and fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. I just love mixing classic with edgy Like ruffles with metallic inspirations above : )

    I am having a giveaway so I hope you'll stop by and enter : )

    www.thefinebalance.net

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  12. I love the unexpected choices but I must confess I sometimes belong to the more expected choice.

    Definitely something I should pay more attention to!

    x Cammie

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  13. In love with that studded clutch. How can you not feel badass while you're basically wearing brass knuckles?!


    Sam ipsa loquitur

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  14. Nice post!!! xoxo
    http://stylelovely.com/secondskin/

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  15. wow, nice finds! Great post and thanks for sharing hun! Come by soon xx

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  16. Love this post! Definitely fun to switch between expected and unexpected sometimes! :)

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  17. I like the idea of pairing unexpected items together! Can't say that I always do it though. Love the studded clutch with the feminine top!
    ~jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  18. Cute! Loving the unexpected pieces. I'll be honest and say that I used to go the "expected" route! But now with my blog I'm really trying to branch out and bring in more of that unexpected twist! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  19. Hi Anna! I saw your lovely comment on my blog. Glad you liked it. I love this post. All your picks are great. I hope to stay in touch. I went a long and followed you via bloglovin. Maybe we can swap follows. Xo Inna

    BAKING IN COUTURE
    www.bakingincouture.com

    bloglovin link: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3628985/baking-in-couture

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  20. love the stripes and leopard, i have actually worn this look myself
    brett

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  21. This is such a cute post! Love those animal print heels with that striped dress :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  22. Your outfit is so pretty! I love your blog(:
    Xoxo, Gena
    Stop on by my fashion blog
    Pearls, Curls, and Uptown Girls

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  23. Great idea for this post! Love all the pairings!

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  24. This post is amazing!! What a genius idea! I love all of your ideas/styling options:)
    xx, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  25. I love the idea of mixing feminine and tough pieces together- it looks great!

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