Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inadvertent Matching

Daily Outfit for Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I didn’t mean to match my umbrella today so I think we all just got lucky with this one:



See?  Don’t you feel lucky?  Me too.

For this unintentional-umbrella-matching outfit, I paired my black cropped pants (Banana Republic) with a cream tunic (Nordstrom), black peep toe pumps (Aerosoles), a gold charm bracelet (Banana Republic) and a gold belt worn as a necklace (via Mabel & Zora).  I don’t usually wear such bright yellow gold, preferring muted, more brass-like tones, but I thought the bright gold would pop nicely against this otherwise plain outfit.

I was actually surprised at my decision to wear my belt as a necklace.  I know that seems ridiculous because it was my decision, but I was running late and didn’t have time to think it though.  I remember seeing other bloggers wear belts as necklaces and possibly vice versa and I remember thinking “Whose waist is small enough that their belt could double as a necklace?  Mine certainly isn’t.”  Well, my waist hasn’t gotten any smaller, and I don’t think my neck has gotten any bigger, but I think this works for me.  So, in case you were wondering, yes, giants can wear their belts as necklaces. 

How about you all?  Do you ever surprise yourself (pleasantly or otherwise) in your decision to wear something?

Gracey

17 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this outfit on you. the capris are awesome and make your legs look even more amazing and the style of that top is really flattering on you!!! Great outfit and you are a true fashionista today with the chance umbrella matching what you are wearing!!!

    I really like this outfit on you!!!!

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  2. You look so pretty!! I love your outfit. Those pants fit you so good and that top is perfect with them. I love the flow of the top. How cute is it that your umbrella matched. You are such a little DIVA!! lol ;-) Thank you for your sweet comment. Kiah

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  3. I love this outfit! You look like you could be strolling through the streets of Paris, with a baguette and a small poodle... Looking great :)

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  4. Haha, you crack me up. I need to own belts like that just so I can make them into necklaces! I've been toting my unbrella aaaall around Portland and it is driving me crazy. Anyway, your outfit is great and I totally feel ya, tall, water-logged sista. (:

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  5. I don't know why but this outfit, especially with the matching umbrella seem 'Audrey Hepburn-like' in style. Maybe its the simple outfit and contrasting colors with the cute shoes and all. I don't know but I like it.

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  6. Super cute outfit! Love that polka dot umbrella!! -Colleen

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  7. haha, LOVE the umbrella. Yay for matching, even if unintentional. :)

    I've never even thought about wearing a belt as a necklace, but all of my belts are very belt-looking and couldn't pass as anything else. haha :)

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  8. i totally wore a belt as a necklace in one of my posts. it was this cool metallic belt i got from my mom! this one looks great on you, BTW. and those pants are so super flattering. they are slimming and lovely on you! you look great (and i'm coveting that umbrella! love the polka dots!)

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  9. Oh my goodness. I didn't even know that the necklace is actually a belt :) I've never thought to do such a thing before. Love love love the umbrella. Definitely need them here in Oregon (I'm here too) :D

    Love how the outfit is totally b&w. pulls everything together and just looks super duper classy :)

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  10. You look so pretty in this! I love the outfit...I have never tried a necklace as a belt probably because most of mine involve large stones...looks like I need to invest in some belt worthy necklaces now :)

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  11. I am jealous of you finding such great pants. I love black and white and those shoes are gorgeous. Saw your mention on Wendy Brades blog and her article. Congrats!

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  12. That is, quite possibly, the most adorable umbrella ever made.

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  13. I love the classic combo of black and white and I'm really liking that the umbrella matches! The belt/necklace makes it just that much cooler. You look marvelous my dear!

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  14. the belt necklace is genius! and cute umbrella!

    <3 steffy
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  15. Love the entire outfit and all of your smiles! I smile to the camera too. I got your blog from fabienne list.
    The belt as a necklace is a brilliant idea and I also love your umbrella (I have a thing for umbrellas).

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  16. What is not to love about this black and cream pairing? and your umbrella is so fabulous!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  17. I love this outfit! Black and white are my fave combination! Take that rain!

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