Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inspiration Monday...on Tuesday

Yesterday was the first day I decided to take part in Two Bird's Inspiration Mondays.  But I'm late to post it so it's Inspiration Monday on Tuesday this week!

The inspiration photo the lovely ladies at Two Birds gave us this week was:
Karolina Kurkova
I knew I had the perfect white denim skinnes but wasn't too sure about the (what appears to be) flannel button down because it's still so darn hot here.  So this is what I came up with:
F21 white skinny jeans - FC ($10)
F21 pale pink tee - FC ($5)
Free People plaid vest - FC ($12)
Soho Lab Wedges - FC ($10)
Vintage belt + necklace - thrifted
Vintage Louis Vuitton bag - gifted to me by Mom
So this is my take on the look!  I substituted a plaid cut-off vest instead of a long sleeve button down to make it more appropriate for summer.  What do you think?

Cropped pants and cuffed/rolled skinny jeans have been super popular recently.  This is a dangerous look for petite gals as it visually cuts our legs off.  Here are some tips to follow for pulling off this look:
  • Always wear wedges with a cuffed or rolled hem
  • Cuff it at the smallest part of your leg (typically an inch or two above your ankle)  Stay far away from a cuff at your calf or right under the knee-those are no-no's.
  • Try a nude wedge if you've got one, that way you are elongating your legs to combat the crop cutting them off!
Fabsugar.com noted cropped trousers as a Fall 2011 trend...cuffing or rolling your slim pants and/or jeans is a budget-friendly way to achieve this look!
Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and DKNY via fabsugar

Side note:  These photos were self-taken behind my work.  I agree the white wall was a poor choice of background but my options were limited.  Also, we had a tornado warning the night before, hence the clouds.  The first photos have been edited and I kind of like the white-out look.  I included the last two so you could see the unedited versions.  Which do you like better and/or which do you think shows the outfit more clearly?

How do you think I did?  Did you participate in Two Bird's Inspiration Monday?  Let me know so I can check out your take!


Shana said...

Love the white...and love the wedges...good job!


allie said...

Great outfit, love those wedges!

Lauren {love,lulu} said...

cute cute cute! those white skinnies are perfect. I need to get some! I only have white cargo pants right now.
You look adorable! :)

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a Bug and Bird said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and congrats to you for participating in Inspiration Monday for the first time! great idea going with the vest in NC, i actually grew up in CLT and know it gets HOT! you totally made the inspiration outfit yours with this look~

Mongs said...

cute! I like the vest. Yes it's too hot for flannel shirt here too. I'm petite like you so I also like to go for cropped pants. Your jeans fits you really well! Thanks for dropping by with your lovely comments, following you! By the way, try photoshop if you haven't, I did my banner with this software, it's really fun!


two birds said...

i love your take! the vest is the perfect substitution for warm weather. you look amazing!

Ally said...

whew i just spent the past like thirty min looking through your blog- let me just say 1) your style is AHmazing and 2) it's like my dream to work at a consignment shop!

question- when you say to "always" roll pants with wedges, it that just because it's a trend now or is that really what i always should be doing?

and, of course, i love your take on the look :)

Rin said...

What a great adaptation of Karolina Kurkova's look!

LePetiteLemon said...

Great tips for wearing cropped pants for petites! :)

Stream said...

You look very casual chic! Love your take on plaid!


Ally said...

Hey! Sorry to comment on here again but I wasn't sure how to get in touch otherwise :) I would LOVE for you to share your thrifted finds on my site and would be happy to have you spotlight your shop! My e-mail is allysonjtimko@gmail.com - just let me know if you're still interested in sharing!


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