Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Keeping It Casual - 10 (Link-up)

H&M long sleeve tee, ASOS peplum top, Seven jeans, Shoedazzle heels (here), Classy With a Kick lace
necklace c/o (here), Aldo clutch

Okay, so I know you may be thinking that this isn't that casual of an outfit, but I say that it is. Something about the ripped jeans and the long sleeve t-shirt under this peplum give this outfit a dressed down look that I like. I like to think of it as 'polished casual.'

(What happened to this picture? Not sure what that gray bar is on the left side)



I like to share a few random facts about myself every week since I link-up with Shanna for her weekly Random Wednesday link-up, but this time I'm just going to ramble a bit about my blog and why I started it.

To be honest, I can't really remember why I started it other than I needed some kind of hobby. And if you asked me when I started it, I would have to look back through the archives for the exact date because I don't remember. I know that I had just recently had a baby and needed something for me (if you are a mom, you know how precious 'me' time can be!). I also had the brilliant idea to start a personal styling business. I had a website built, business cards made, and didn't do a thing with it. I don't think that I was very confident in myself so I didn't push it. 

Both of these things, my blog and the personal styling thing, fell to the wayside. I got pregnant with my second baby and could not focus on anything to save my life. I was doing good to plan the few dance classes that I taught. After Gabriel (no. 2) was born, I began to devote more time to my blog because 1) I missed it, and 2) a close friend encouraged me to start back again.

While I have been pretty hard core about my blog for the past two years or so, the personal styling thing hasn't gotten off the ground (not that I have tried). It is something that I definitely want to pursue in the future and I feel like my blog has given me the confidence that I need to go out there and make the women in my city feel good about themselves. 

So if you are in the northwest LA (not to be confused with L.A.) area, click on the personal styling services tab above. I would love to help you out!

And don't forget to enter the giveaway for a cute lace necklace (like the one pictured above) here!

* If you are looking for a chance to have your blog featured, check out the 'sponsor' tab above. Ad space is available in small and medium sizes. Have a great day!




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68 comments:

  1. Love this outfit so much! These sunglasses are amazing and the necklace just brings the entire outfit together.

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  2. Glad you decided to start your blog, even if you aren't sure of the reason. I'm loving your peplum top!

    http://mollycurley.blogspot.com

    xo Molly

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  3. I love how you styled the necklace! It looks great against the black and white pattern! Love it! :)


    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  4. you look amazing lady, love the tops together. Genius!

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  5. stunning mix!!
    really loved, so i stay here <3

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio, xx

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  6. This looks awesome together! I am such a sucker for black and white.

    Hailey
    Love, Laughter and Lipstick

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  7. LOVE the layering under the peplum..perfect mix of patterns..gorgeous!
    Sheree xxx

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  8. really happy to have found your blog and thanks for hosting this blog hop1 love this outfit, the pattern mixing is perfection!!

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  9. Love you style, and I really think you should go for the personal styling! I know you'll be great at it! :)

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  10. Awesome layering job there Amy......so seamless & yes polished casual!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  11. Love the layering!! The shirt under the peplum is perfection!

    xo Emma
    http://strollingthecityinheels.com

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  12. Absolutely love how you're wearing the peplum over the striped shirt. So cute Amy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. Love how you layered the two shirts...so creative! Wish I knew people that lived in LA because I'd totally recommend your styling service to them :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  14. Love hearing how you started your blog and so fun about the styling services :)
    Ginny

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  15. Love the black and white pattern mix with the bright pop of yellow, gorgeous!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love your style so much, Amy. This is another awesome outfit. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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  17. I love how you wore this peplum shirt! It looks great with the different patterns.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  18. These are great jeans–I can never find a pair that are perfectly "torn" like these...they're either not enough, or way too much and look trashy!

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  19. cute outfit :)
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  20. Gorgeous :)
    i have those same shades too :)
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  21. Cute! I definitely go through stages where my casual is a dress, haha! But it really is about comfort for me if I think of casual, so sometimes a maxi dress just fits the bill!

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  22. I love how you combined prints here, this is a great "casual" ish look :)

    www.indigokat.com

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  23. Gorgeous this is casual CHIC! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  24. I wish I was in the northwest! I love how you layered the peplum!!

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  25. Such fun print mixing here!

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  26. Loving the striped tee shirt under the printed peplum top. Nice idea. I too, would like to get into the personal styling field. Hopefully, we'll both be able to pursue it. :-)

    Mo
    Who is that girl Mo?

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  27. Love the pattern mixing Amy! And I'm the same way about styling...I haven't pushed it but would really love to! Good luck to you :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. Gorgeous layers! Polished casual is the perfect description!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  29. I had to look twice to realise your top consists of 2 layers! Awesome together with the black and white clutch.

    There are quite a few bloggers who offer a personal styling service and it is a great combination.
    Go for it!

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    follow me on Facebook

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  30. Love your necklace and peplum top! Great outfit!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  31. Wow I love this! Great combination, and i'd agree and say "polished casual" is appropriate description of this look. Fabulous!!


    xo Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  32. Love your outfit! I think it totally counts as fashionably casual. Fashionistas don't really do casual casual well... Love your layering! And I enjoyed reading about why you started your blog. I think most of us felt like we needed some type of outlet for one reason or another...

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  33. You go girl!!! I am proud that you are putting your business out there again!! I wish we lived closer so we could team up! :) And I would have NEVER noticed the gray bar unless you mentioned it...it looks like it's part of the picture....and uhm, you look like a model in these pics!! LOVE this look!! :)

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  34. Love this look!! and love why you started your blog, always love hearing about how others start!

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  35. I think you would be a great personal stylist! I like the "polished casual" look! You always look so chic in b&w and red lips!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  36. good for you for going after a personal styling business girl - it's clear from your blog that you'll be great at it!

    i too would call this look "polished casual" it's perfect for Casual Friday's at the office!

    xo
    www.fitfashionista.com

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  37. I love all the pattern mixing in this! And I'm sure your personal styling services will be successful!

    Courtney - http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  38. i'm not sure how i'm just finding this out now, but i can't believe you have 2 kids! you look so amazing (and too young to have 2 kids!!) your comments on my blog always make me laugh so i know you must be such a fun and amazing mum :)
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  39. New follower and just linked up! Loving the pattern mixing in this outfit!
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  40. Those heels and that purse are amazing! And I think it's amazing you have two children and are able to do so much!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  41. I love how you layered those two tops, such a smart idea! And they look so perfect together :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  42. What a funky idea pairing the striped shirt under your peplum top. Looks great styled with your ripped jeans and I LOVE those white pumps! They're so in style now! Best of luck with your personal stylist business :)
    www.the-lifestyle-project.com

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  43. as far as i'm concerned, all casual should be polished casual. love this print mixing!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  44. Loving this "polished casual" outfit. Those two tops layered are perfect (i think i have the long-sleeved stripe shirt).
    And that necklace is so good!

    Candida
    Merch Maven

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  45. Truly love this outfit! And your glasses, wowie! Nf!

    X Anastasia

    http://www.anastasiallh.com

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  46. Good for you for pursuing something you love and making time for yourself! I still can't believe you are a mother of 2 children!!!! I seriously commend you girl! I love how you played with prints and added the striped shirt under the peplum! Definitely a chic casual look!

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  48. You know how to do an outfit right, Ms Amy, that's for sure. I've never seen a long sleeved tee under a peplum top, but I do love it. I'm excited about your personal styling services...I wish you much success in that. No doubt you'll be fantastic.

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  49. Your necklace is so pretty! I love the color and size of it! Perfect :)

    www.corporategirlstyle.blogspot.com

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  50. super fun pattern mixing!! Love the necklace too
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  51. I love the necklace! Stunning look with the pattern mixing! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Following you now! :)

    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  52. This necklace is gorgeous and I love how you layered this look!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  53. I love the two different prints together and the colored necklace gives it a nice pop :)

    Mycrushcouture.blogspot.com

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  54. I definitely hear you on the "me time." You are such an amazing woman Amy!! I'm always so impressed by all that you do! Love that clutch!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  55. Your glasses are adorable and to-die-for. Love your clutch and darling shoes as well!
    xoxo

    www.cakeandcouture.com

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  56. Love how you mixed those two prints! Fabulous style!!
    Xo
    Sj
    www.fashinny.blogspot.com

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  57. Thanks for the link-up, I missed it this week but will make a note for next week :) By the way, I've added your blog here on my page for the blog hops I join in: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com/p/fash-favorites.html

    Hope you can check out other blog hops there, too.

    Abby of www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  58. The mixed prints look great! Love the necklace!

    Julianna
    http://www.jssouthernchic.com/

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  59. I love this outfit. The jeans are just the right amount of ripped. I never would have thought to put that shirt over a long sleeved tee, but it works!

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  60. BEAUTIFUL necklace! Seriously, love it!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    www.andreaeveryday.com

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  61. I am so glad we found each other! I love your style! the yellow outfit is to die for. I need lessons from you! Just lovely! Let me know if you try the energy bites with another ingredient. I followed you via Blog Lovin. I always love making a new friend(: Susan

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  62. I like casual outfits especially wearing jeans. Love that necklace! Fashion makes sense even in casual.

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  64. In love with your style:-)!!! Following you with bloglvin now:-)!!!

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