Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #11: Vacation Vogue

Hosted by Alli @ Ski Petite, Petite Fashion Challenge #11: Vacation Vogue has us putting together an outfit made for sightseeing. It should be one that will be comfortable for walking around in and can last you from the early morning until dinner and drinks in the evening. You can choose just one outfit but vary it by adding or taking off layers or accessories to take you from the a.m. to the p.m. and make one outfit easier to last through the day.

I've always dressed like a bum on vacation, therefore sticking out like a sore thumb in both photos and as a tourist, lol. In the spirit of this challenge, I came up with outfits that I would wear while traveling in my daydreams, all the while keeping in mind one must: comfort.

For my a.m. look: I chose a soft sweater, skinny jeans, and the most broke-in pair of flats that I own (to avoid blisters). I accessorized through layering, which allows me to stay warm (indoors and out) while remaining comfortable.
sunglasses: Old Navy round metal-hardware (similar)
sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch cowl-neck (similar; similar)
top: Gap striped cowlneck (similar)
jacket: Zara jacket with zips (this season's version sold here; similar)
bag: H&M snake-embossed envelope (similar)
jeans: LOFT black modern skinny (sold here)
flats: Mossimo Desta ballet (similar)

For my p.m. look: I kept the core items from my morning look, but changed it up with the sweater styling and shoes (less walking, so heels are doable). Cowl-neck sweaters are so versatile and perfect for vacations when you want a range of looks but limited in suitcase space. Other ways of wearing these type of sweaters include: off both shoulders and with the cowl-neck draped down the front.

Be sure to check out all the other participants' outfits!
necklace: H&M with pearls & bow (similar)
ring: Forever 21 faceted faux gemstone (sold here)

27 comments:

  1. I am DYING right now over the last pics....LOVE the outfit so much- have to somehow replicate it~! LOL

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  2. these are beautiful! i love both looks, Cee. you should definitely wear these with or without vacation!

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  3. I love both looks, Cee. I have the same sweater that I purchased last year. Will have to try this look myself!

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  4. These looks are awesome. You definitely don't look like a bum while traveling in your mind and I'm sure you don't when really traveling, either. Thanks for participating!

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  5. Cee, you look super chic and put together...there's no bum look here. I love that your comfortable looks are so stylish. Must take notes =P

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  6. I really love how you styled the sweater in two ways! really changes the outfit and takes it from day to night! cant wait to try this! Thanks!

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  7. Love the night look! Is that envelope clutch recent?

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  8. I just heart your style Cee - I wanna be you when I grow up LOL!!!

    You look fantastic, I love both outfits!

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  9. this is such a great outfit. I keep seeing the zara jacket with zips on a ton of bloggers and I think it's on my want list this winter. you totally nailed styling here, I will be recreating this ASAP!

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  10. Cee!! I am in love with this outfit! I want that jacket! I need that jacket! :p

    And I always love seeing that necklace! I never think it is H&M...Kate Spade is my first guess, then Juicy would be my second. Never H&M!

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  11. I agree with you about the cowl neck sweater. Sweater and jean combos are my go-to look in the fall and winter. As for the clutch, I would never have guessed H&M, either. Thought it was BCBG for a moment!

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  12. love love love the sweater...showing a little shoulder..;-) heehee

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  13. I love your final outfit. The fit of everything is like it was made for you and the striped shirt underneath is ingenious.

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  14. I heart the PM look - sexy while covered up! As always, just in awe of your layering skills. :)

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  15. Awesome transformation! Now I want that Zara jacket but they are all sold out in XS! I was gonna go for the red one, for like a "Michael Jackson chic" thing. (BTW, I work as a code monkey too.) :]

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  16. I LOVE THE SECOND OUTFIT, SO GLAM! (I will stop using caps...at...now. One of my favorites, ever!

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  17. @The Little Dust Princess - Unfortunately, no. The clutch is from this past summer's collection. Perhaps try the sales section? You may just get lucky. I'll keep my eyes out for you as well :)

    @Amanda - Definitely keep rechecking back! I've seen Zara online restock before... or are they due from returns? haha.

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  18. You look so great in these outfits! And I love that we're starting to see more of you! Your photos are looking great too! How's the learning curve on your new camera going? :)

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  19. This is one of my favorite outfit posts from you thus far, and since i have a pair of Gap skinny black cropped pants (Gap Kids), the Ann Taylor bretton stripe l/s T and a gray boat neck sweater, I think I am recreating this look tomorrow for work.
    Do you mind if I add this to my Pinterest board?

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  20. That sweater is gorgeous...I love the versatility of the neckline. Who knew cowl-necks could be so multi-purposed?

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  21. @Alterations Needed - Much too slowwww, haha. I need to just practice more on random objects, but I seem to be only practicing when there's outfit pics to take instead :)

    @littlenashua - Of course! Do share a pic of your outfit with us?

    @Tara - I know, right?! And to think I almost put this sweater into the donation pile.

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  22. Those jeans look really nice. Is the inseam really 31"+?

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  23. @kam wam - Hey, the jeans have more like 32-33" inseam. I tucked the ends under (lengths vary) when I wear them. Inseams of 30-31" usually works best for me. Hope that helps!

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  24. @littlenashua - Lol I just realized I sounded like I mind. I meant to say, of course I don't mind ;)

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  25. Comfortable flats are rule number 1 while traveling and touring abroad, the rest of the outfit should chicly be built around them. Which of course you did. Rule number 2, never look like a tourist!

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  26. that bottom outfit is divine. i'll have to copycat that one!

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  27. Love this look - I wore something similar to it today!

    www.sleepvanna.blogspot.com

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