Marvelous Mondays: Pattern Mixing

Here’s another Marvelous Monday catch-up post! Last week’s theme was Pattern Mixing, and here’s my take:

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I mixed a zebra-striped skirt with a floral print top, and I have to say, I think it turned out pretty fabulously!

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This outfit is cute and chic and perfect for summer, and I have to say, I think I’ll wear it again! I never really thought I was a fan of pattern-mixing, but I think the key for me is to have big, bold patterns, and to avoid clashing colors.

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The only accessory I wore is this necklace, cute silver glasses on a long chain. I’m trying to step up my accessories game, but this outfit was so busy already, it was unnecessary!

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Outfit details:

Floral tank: Pure Energy via Target
Zebra print skirt: Caren Sport via Fatshionxchange
Silver glasses necklace: Ebay
Black flip-flops: Old Navy

And if you check back to last week’s posts, you can see the other Marvelous Monday babes trying out pattern mixing!

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

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Marvelous Mondays: Monochromatic

Two weeks ago, the other Marvelous Monday bloggers (links at the bottom) posted their monochromatic outfits. Here’s mine–better late than never!

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Instead of black and white, they typical monochromatic fashion choice, I decided to interpret this theme a little more broadly and go with a green monochromatic outfit!

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Everything I’m wearing, even my earrings, is green! I didn’t actually wear this out anywhere; I’m not sure in what climate shorts and a corduroy blazer are a weather-appropriate combo…but I like the look!

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Outfit details:

Glittery green earrings: Urban Nomad via a local shop
Teal green corduroy blazer: Talbots via Goodwill
Mint green t-shirt: Forever 21+ via Fatshionxchange
Bright green high waisted shorts: New Look Inspire
Olive green sandals: Old Navy

Marvelous Monday: Inspired By Each Other

Marvelous Monday catch-up post #1! I missed this a few weeks ago, so now I’m showing you my outfit for the “Inspired By Each Other” theme. I was assigned to be inspired by the beautiful Lauren from Goodbye, Hollywood. She wears tons of super cute dresses, but I decided to go for a different look, and I think she really rocks the skinny jeans + fab blouse + cute shoes combo. Simple but very effective! Here are a couple of my favorite outfits she’s worn recently:

Amazing, right??? So here’s my take on it:

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I don’t own many heels (especially as I’m back in the U.S. and my favorite shoes are still in Germany!), so I went with shiny gold flats.

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I am so in love with this shirt! I just got it today from Target (so glad to be back in a place with a Target!). Tthe print is great, and the pleated back is amazing.

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Did I manage to convey my inspiration? If I look half as awesome as Lauren, I think I’m doing great!

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Outfit details:

Black skinny jeans: Old Navy
Gold dangly earrings: Lane Bryant
Floral button-up: Xhilaration via Target
Gold metallic flats: Forever 21 via Fatshionxchange

Don’t forget the other Marvelous Monday participants! No new MM outfits from them today (because they posted on time, oops), but you can always check out their other posts 🙂

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

Marvelous Monday: Old Faithful

Mondays on Fat, Fashionable & Feminist are marvelous again! I’ll also be posting outfits for three of the previous themes (monochromatic, pattern mixing, and inspired by each other) as the week goes on, so stay tuned!

For those not in the know, Marvelous Monday is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Old Faithful. Sian suggested this one to highlight a frequently-worn item that we throw on all the time, with anything, and can always fall back on!

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For me, it’s this skirt from ASOS Curve. I’ve dressed it up, I’ve dressed it down, and if I had enough money I’d buy two in every color! It works with any top, in any season (with tights if it’s cold and bare legs if it’s warm), for any event. It’s the most versatile piece I own, and I love it!

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For this outfit, I definitely dressed it down, with a lilac t-shirt and flip flops. I am wearing dangly earrings and bangle bracelets, which makes it a litte sparkly, but still ultra casual, and I think it works! Did I pull it off?

Outfit details:

Lilac pocket v-neck t-shirt: Target
Black skater skirt & belt: ASOS Curve
Purple flip-flops: Old Navy
Bangle bracelets & earrings: Gifted, I have no idea.

Check out these gorgeous bloggers in their “old faithful” outfits today!:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

Marvelous Monday: Metallics

For those not in the know, Marvelous Monday is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Metallics.

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I decided to wear these metallic gold jeans (they’re shinier in real life than in the photo), paired with this black blouse. It’s a really strange wrap type blouse, with a shawl collar; a quite unusual item. I haven’t really been sure how to wear it.

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Should I have tucked it into something? Did I pull it off here? Should I just give up on this particular piece all together?

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Also wasn’t really sure about the jeans…they’re a bit big for me, particularly in the calf, both length and width wise, so I rolled up the cuffs. I think the contrast is nice as the black matches my blouse, but I’m not entirely sure.

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What do you all think?

Outfit details:

Black shawl collar blouse: ASOS Curve
Gold jeans: H&M+ via Hanna‘s blog sale
Burgundy wedges: Mossimo via Target

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers in their metallics today:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

Marvelous Monday (Tuesday Edition): Nature Inspired

I’m sorry this post is a day late; I was dealing with a personal crisis and was unable to post yesterday on time. However, I’m just going to look at it this way: my lateness is extending the marvelousness! You may have also noticed that my posts have been infrequent lately; a full workload as the end of the semester approaches combined with some issues I don’t want to talk about on the internet have me crazy busy. I’ll be back to a more regular posting schedule soon enough, though!

For those not in the know, Marvelous Monday is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Nature Inspired.

My natural inspiration may not be immediately clear upon viewing this outfit, but I’ll explain after you look….

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There are three reasons this is nature-inspired: 1) The lace is a floral pattern.

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2) The sky is finally blue! That’s a rarity in Bremen. It’s certainly not this particular shade of blue, but it is blue all the same.

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And finally, 3) When I was out for a walk wearing this sweater last week, I noticed some beautiful flowers (I have no idea what kind, sorry) that were almost the exact same color! So I planned to wear it again for my nature-inspired outfit. I meant to go back and get a picture before making this post, but, alas, it did not happen, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Outfit details:

Blue floral lace dress: Forever 21+
Pink short sleeved cropped cardi: Old Navy
Navy bow flats: Shoe Dept Encore
Gold bracelets: Primark
Gold heart necklace: Won from the lovely Suzanne‘s blog giveaway!

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers’ nature-inspired outfits:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Marvelous Monday: Sheer Tops

It’s Marvelous Monday, everybody! This is a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers. Make sure to go check out their outfits today, too! Links are at the bottom of the post.

Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favorite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

This week’s theme: Sheer tops.

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I didn’t feel like it would have been appropriate for me to wear my sheer top with just a bra to my Qualitative Research class, so this outfit isn’t as daring as the theme would allow it to be. The top is Old Navy from at least a year ago, and I wear it fairly regularly so I’m a bit surprised it hasn’t been on the blog before. It’s got a banded waist, which I don’t usually like, but I’ve worn it in the summer with denim shorts and I like the contrast of the super casual shorts with a top like this.

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I also like to wear it tucked in, as you can see here; always the best solution for banded bottom tops. I like this skirt as well, and it goes to show you should try things on; it’s from Dorothy Perkins, and it’s a UK18, while I usually wear a UK22. I got it from fatshionxchange, though, and the seller said it fit up to my waist size, and voila, it works!

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My hair’s kind of a mess; I usually don’t have time to do anything with it when I have early classes, so whenever you see my hair looking nice, that probably means I came home and fixed it before taking pictures. No time, today, though, I have a meeting in 20 minutes! Same concept for makeup; it’s pretty basic in these photos.

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The next few weeks are going to be insanely busy for me. Lots of work to do. I’ll be leaving at the end of May, though, for Berlin, then London, then New York, and finally, home to North Carolina from mid-June to mid-August. Can’t wait to be back in the States for a couple of months! I’m already counting the days.

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Outfit details:

Sheer pussybow blouse: Old Navy
Ochre circle skirt: Dorothy Perkins via Fatshionxchange
Black tank (underneath): ASOS Curve
Gold bracelets: Primark
Gold pearl earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Brown tights: Worthington via JCPenney
Brown flats: Payless

Check out the other beautiful Marvelous Monday bloggers in their sheer tops today:

Sian: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri: http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com
L.: http://byehollywood.blogspot.com
Sarah: http://theridiculous-sort.blogspot.co.uk/