13 August 2012

nothin' but blue skies

as much as i love summer duds, i'm really ready for fall clothing. i love layering up, mixing prints and colors -- & testing my wardrobe's limits. 
that inspired my outfit today: i've gotten into a habit of wearing pieces in the same combos over & over. so i'm challenging myself to fix that with my style posts. my rules:

1. no new clothing: wear things i already own.
2. mix & match things i've never worn together.
3. emphasize: quirkiness, comfort, & modesty. 
4. get back in the habit of posting these: at least 2 per week. 

dress, worn as skirt: urban outfitters. sweater: banana republic (thrifted). sandals: forever21. gem necklace: jennifer lane designs. 

p.s. here are some ladies who are inspiring me lately:
bri had the best post about dressing modestly. bleubird's maternity series inspires me to use what i already have. ali is so good at layering & wearing bright, beautiful clothing.
charity has a knack like no other for making outfits that are chic, but comfy too. elsie + emma's date night post was cute -- this is how i usually think about dressing: what would i wear on an ice cream date? 

31 comments:

  1. Love this. All of it. You're precious.

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  2. You are so cute. :) I always love your outfits!

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  3. I need autumn. I just need it! I need the colorful leaves and the pouring rain as I drink hot tea by the window. :)

     In Whirl of Inspiration

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  4. I am craving fall!! I love layering my clothes too and I love wearing fall colors!



    www.studentswife.com

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  5. I love that your emphasizing modesty. In a society where it seems modesty is going out the window we need creative people like you to show us how to dress with creativity and modesty.

    Thank!

    -Jenn

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  6. i love wearing dresses as skirts! and i've been trying to cut back on shopping and forcing myself to reuse what i already own too. i have such an alarming pile of clothes that i don't even know why i want more. i really love this combo- especially with that blue sweater!

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  7. "quirkiness, comfort and modesty" are basically EXACTLY what's been on my mind in terms of style lately. And I've been trying very hard at convincing myself to not buy new clothes - not because I want to stop buying clothes, but because it's prooooobably a good idea...

    Love the texture of that sweater, it looks mega comfy!
    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Your so beautiful, and tan! Lucky duck. (: And I love layering.. Bring it fall!!

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  9. love love your style,Bridget.

    PS You won an awkward girls giveaway! Congrats :D

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  10. LOVE this outfit! Love the sweater/skirt combo! So cute!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  11. that is a very cute way to think about how you want to dress each day :) we are still in full on layering mode here in sydney. mornings and nights are SO cold, but in the middle of the day, you can wear a tank top. it's weird. i have to say that i'm looking forward to busting out my sundresses and sandals again!

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  12. aww i love this dress Mrs! Such a cute print!
    Sounds lovely, I'll have to go look at those blogs now :)


    raspberrykitsch.com

    xx

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  13. Gorgeous, really soft and feminine but spunky and quirky aswell!

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  14. I love this outfit the print on the skirt is adorable!

    www.sweetsweetnightingale.blogspot.com

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  15. Very cute. Love the sandals.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  16. These are great challenges! I'm excited to see more outfit posts! You dear are lovely inspiration! :)

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  17. I think it's great that you're looking forward to fall clothes! As much as I don't want summer to end, I am as well!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this outfit. And my challenge this year is also to wear things I already own. Making the most of my wardrobe for once!

    Wren

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  19. the print on that dress is so you, I love it. And thanks for the shout out, lovely! you're too sweet. xoxo

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  20. Aww...I LOVE this. I love every outfit you post. You have such cute style! I love your goal of using clothes that you already have in your closet.

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  21. i love your pretty outfit, and i'm impatiently waiting for the fall weather so i can wear sweaters again! and boots! i just really want fall to get here.

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  22. Love this outfit! That sweater is great.

    Collections

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  23. New follower here and on bloglovin! :)
    dailypolkadots.com

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  24. i can't wait for sweaters and boots and scarfs......oh my

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  25. You look adorable! It's funny because it's the subject of my post for tomorrow. We don't always need to buy new clothes, we need to experiment and try new things. It's a huge success for you :)

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  26. This outfit is a perfect mix of late summer & early fall styles. I love it! I'm dying for cooler weather in Boston. It's been 85 the past few days, and I'm going crazy wishing for fall!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  27. this post and your blog is really motivating me to keep at my blog. i love how you have developed your own voice and style and I am really learning how to restyle my own wardrobe with each post. good luck! love this look!
    ~your newest follower

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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