Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge #15: Chic Pin-spiration

Hosted by Megan @ Love live classy, Petite Fashion Challenge #15: Chic Pin-spiration has us finding a pic of an outfit we love on Pinterest, and re-creating it the best way possible!

My inspiration photo for this challenge is old-school J.Crew (surprise, surprise). I love how she wore the tie paired with a feminine color palette.

In my previous attempt at tie-wearing and tie-tying (which I've still yet to master), the size of the tie has been an issue for me. Aside from buying a skinnier tie, there's nothing I can do about the width. The length however, can be "fixed" by tucking inside the skirt. Why didn't I think of this before?!

I based my look on a similar color scheme while keeping the same key pieces (tie, shirt, sweater, and pencil skirt). This outfit is one that I may or may not have eventually figured out to wear together, but I'll take inspirations sooner rather than later.

Check out the other participants here.
sweater: Old Navy button-back 3/4-sleeve pullover (sold here)
shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch oxford (similar)
tie: Express (similar)
belt: J.Crew piped glitter (similar)
ring: Forever 21 pearlescent cluster (similar)

30 comments:

  1. oh, how i love jcrew inspiration!! The tie seems so hard to pull off! but you somehow manage to still look super feminine :)

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  2. Love it! The idea of tucking the tie in is genius! Love the combination of the floral skirt and striped tie!

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  3. Ohh!! I love how risky you are! These colors are very spring! :)

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  4. i just love this - you blended the look beautifully. and you just inspired me to look at ties now too!! xox P

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  5. What a fun challenge!! I think you did a great job :)

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

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  6. Woooow, you pulled this together soooo well! Preppy but color-filled! Love it!

    dawn

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  7. The floral skirt makes your outfit much better than the original!

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  8. Cee, I love your tie looks! I also had tie length issues, and short of making the tie shorter, you can: make the wide part the proper length, and then loop the tail end of the length through the back tag thingy a few times (that's how I did it last time), or, wear a button-down shirt and tuck the longer tail end inside the shirt (of course, you have to make sure the wide part of the tie doesn't reveal your tuck job).

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  9. I must have this skirt!!! I think I saw this skirt....and I didn't buy it...so regretting it now!!

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    1. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news :( The skirt is from last season and your best bet might be eBay now.

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  10. Very preppy chic. I'm compelled to buy a tie and try it out too!

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    1. Or you can test it out by stealing your dad/bf/guy friend's tie ;)

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  11. Wow, the whole look is so smart yet feminine at the same time. I really love how you put it together. Very pretty!

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  12. I love your ability to take an outfit and create your own.

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  13. Wow, menswear tie + floral skirt?? You are a genius, GENIUS, I tell you! I know I say this a lot, but I want your legs so badly.

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  14. I really love this look! The yellow cardigan really makes the outfit stand out. :)

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  15. I like how you kept the key pieces and made the outfit your own. The skirt is absolutely beautiful as well.

    ~Kimberly
    http://petiteonabudget.blogspot.com

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  16. This is one of those posts where I have to say I love your look better :) Your floral skirt is so cute and I love that you took risk by mixing patterns with your stripes tie. If there is a vote button, I'm definitely voting for you! Great job! xo

    KT

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  17. I love how you can wear a tie and make it so chic :)
    love it :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  18. Your Pin-spiration and outfit are so cute! Love your choice of color scheme. Such a fresh color combo!

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  19. eeek!!!! I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT! It's totally mesmerizing! Now I want a tie.

    Helen

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  20. I love it! Great job on the challenge.

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  21. I really love your version Cee, and wow look at those legs of yours! sexy sexy!

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  22. Adore the skirt. You made this outfit more adult-appropriate versus prep schoolgirl. I like how you styled the tie like a scarf. I may have to steal one of my fiance's ties and try this!

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    1. Do it! If your fiance is oblivious like mine, I bet he wouldn't even notice ;) Please let me know how it goes!

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  23. Hi Cee, everytime I stop by your page, I love this outfit more and more. I never thought about wearing a tie but this look sure is inspiring!

    P.S. In responds to your question, I wasn't planning on selling my tulle skirt but a few ladies has asked so I am going to make it for them in a color and length of their choice. Btw - who is AT? :)

    www.KTRstyle.com

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  24. I love you interpretation with the floral skirt - it's so pretty! Greetings from Atlanta. ;-)

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  25. Cee this outfit is FABULOUS!! I have that same skirt but I can't fit into it anymore :( Lol I'll have to try to recreate this look with a different skirt for sure ;)

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  26. Your attempt to recreate this outfit is very succesful.I really like the skirt.A fabulous addition.

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  27. Eeeks so cute Cee! I love the tie with that uber feminine skirt!

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