Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Keeping It Casual - 1

F21 blouse, ASOS top, Francesca's blazer, Seven jeans, Aldo clutch, Zara shoes, Charming Charlie earrings

Welcome to my first ever weekly link-up! Looking back over some of my old posts, I realized that I tend to keep it pretty casual on Wednesdays. So I thought: why not start a weekly link-up? 

I originally wanted to wear heels (my shoe of choice) but heels didn't really make this outfit seem too casual. But I guess compared to a cocktail dress it would be pretty casual, heels or not.

I actually wanted to wear black pants but somehow the whole look was just off. Do you ever mentally put an outfit together and it looks fabulous but then once you put it on it looks terrible? That's what happened here. My boys were already waiting in the car (with my hubby!) so I felt frantic trying to decide what to wear. Jeans are always a safe choice.



You want to know the best way to make your legs look long and slim? It isn't by wearing flats with skinny jeans! Sheesh, I don't have the longest legs in the world but they aren't as stumpy as they appear in these pictures. I think that is why I always opt for heels.

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesdays. 

Make sure you are a follower of this blog before linking up. It would just be the nice thing to do :) And if you would kindly link back to my blog in your post I would be one happy girl. Have a great day!







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55 comments:

  1. I put together outfits in my head and then end up changing them all the time too. Good choice on going with the flats, btw:)

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  2. Stunning and so chic!!! Great pictures as well!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  3. Happens to me as well, when I wake up in the morning or go to bed at night I get some amazing outfit ideas and combinations, then when I try it on it just looks off.

    x Angie

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  4. Love this outfit, the shirt is so pretty. And btw you don't have stumpy legs, you look gorgeous.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  5. I love a blazer with jeans - and the black and white is just so classic! This is a fabulous look and you look awesome :) There is nothing wrong with your legs girl!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  6. Chic look, love the print top
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the houndstooth. And the jeans are perfect. I definitely go through the same thing where I plan out an outfit and then put it on and it just doesn't work. Love the idea of this linkup. I didn't get a chance to put anything together this week but I'm looking forward to linking up next time! :)

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  8. I love this combination - so casual chic.

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  9. Definitely going to have to re-create this look! Everything I love from the distressed denim, black and white, red lips, it's perfection! You look great:)

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  10. LOVE that blazer and that clutch Amy - so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. I love your look! That top is beautiful and I love that clutch!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  12. I always put together an outfit in my head and then it just doesn't work... frustrates my husband more than me :) I like the distressed jeans with your blazer and top- it keeps it from looking overworked. And I love your shoes! Are those patent leather smoking slippers??

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  13. That happens to me all the time that I think an outfit will look great and then it doesn't when I actually try it on! I think the houndstooth works perfectly with the ripped jeans. PS Just linked up :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  14. Love the button down under the shirt. You look so great–the distressed jeans make it casual and fun!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  15. Love the blazer with that top, classic black and white!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. your style is flawless, even in a simple B&W outfit you look amazing. I love the pop of color on your nails, it really stands out with this outfit!


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  17. you are killing it in this black and white!!! would love for u to stop by and enter into my giveaway today!

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  18. what a great linkup! I'll have to come back next week :) LOVE those sunnies!

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  19. Casual but very put together!

    A new post is up on Local & Opulent - Street Style, Love It or Hate It, the debate wages on.

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  20. Stumpy legs??? Whaaaaaa? Girl, you are silly! I think you look awesome!!!

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  21. Loving this black and white look! SO glad your doing a link up. I linked and I already follow your blog :)
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  22. The top and sunglasses...perfection!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  23. Love the black and white look! xoLili

    www.satinandscotch.com

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  24. Love this look on you! You paired this outfit perfectly. Looking forward to working with you.

    XO

    Kati
    Glitz & Gold

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  25. You always do such an amazing job layering! Love your blouse and shirt! And I don't think your legs look stumpy at all, but I always feel that way too when I wear flats because I'm used to being in heels!

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  26. Great top!

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com/

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  27. I'm kinda obsessed with this look. It's casual but sophisticated. Love the top!

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  28. I love this, Amy! You have chic nailed down perfectly! Thanks for the link up!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  29. How fun! What a great link up! I agree casual but with a blazer is my go to look! I love the hounds tooth shirt too!

    XO Chelsea
    http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  30. A blazer, cute top and jeans with heels are my go to, as well. Nothing more chic and classic as this combo. This ensemble is so you Amy, your significant style :-), love it

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  31. So you're going for the black and white patterns as well hehe...
    Just wrote about pairing them with jeans in my latest post:)
    xo
    www.stylelounge.com

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  32. Love this outfit! The pattern of your top really makes the whole outfit!

    www.corporategirlstyle.blogspot.com

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  33. Very chic! I love your red nails with the black and white!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

    xo

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  34. love this look on you
    http://borntodieforfashion.blogspot.ca/

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  35. i love the black and white! and you know something - i have really long legs and an absurdly short torso, but even my legs can look short in photos when i'm wearing flats. so it's def not just you!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  36. Love this look on you! The black and white top is so gorgeous.

    Fizz and Frosting

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  37. Beautiful casual look and this clutch is sooooo cool-love it!!!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  38. Great clutch!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    www.andreaeveryday.com

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  39. Just discovered your blog from Random Wednesdays. I love your outfit. Stunning. I'm linking up today.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  40. I love that this is a "casual" look for you - too fabulous girl! Loving it :)

    Meg
    Two Leaf Clover

    http://two-leaf-clover.com/

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  41. This is a great casual look. I love a good blazer and the top under it has a beautiful print. I love how the print varies in size. It makes it look that much more interesting!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  42. Great outfit - loving that houndstooth! Casual yet super chic!

    Shia
    World According to Shia

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  43. I love everything about this Amy!! The jeans are the perfect addition, in my opinion:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  44. What an amazing clutch!


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  45. Love this look! That blazer is fabulous!! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  46. Love the mix of houndstooth with the blazer! So cute! And I wear the flats and skinny jeans look all the time... because I'm horrendous at walking in heels. C'est la vie.

    Thanks for doing the link up!

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  47. Hi there, thanks so much for doing the link up! This is my first time participating in one so I appreciate the opportunity!!
    By the way, your legs totally do not look stumpy at all. Jeans and flats are the cutest combination, and you paired it very nicely. LOVE the pattern on your shirt too.

    Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day!
    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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  48. Fun linkup! Loving those jeans girl!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  49. love the outfit! i'm a sucker for the deconstructed denim with dressy tops! i do the same thing where something looks good in my head, and then i look in the mirror, or at a pic and think "ugh! that looks awful!" he hee! i really like the flats on you, but i always feel the same about my legs when i put them on, maybe we're just too critical with ourselves?
    thanks for sharing!

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  50. Amy I always feel the same way. I always thinking look stubby so I wear heels to sleep! You really look great! Must be one of those things we just imagine in our head, but you look great. You really nailed it!!

    Cami
    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  51. Love this and totally NEED that black and white clutch! SO cute! And I totally feel ya on the stumpy legs thing...ha!! Heels all the way!

    xx
    Katie
    http://www.pearlsandtwirls.net

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