Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mixed Media (and a Google Friend Connect lament)

Blazer: H&M (similar); Tank: J. Crew; Pants: Gap (similar); Shoes: Anne Klein (on sale); Tech case: Juicy Couture (on sale)

I had some nice words all planned out about mixing patterns and being inspired by bloggers like Caitlin  at A Little Dash of Darling, who is very brave (and successful) with pattern combinations. I also wanted to touch upon, again, the black and white trends for Spring... but then Google decided to ruin my day by giving google friend connect and google reader the boot on July 1st.

As someone that has always relied on Google Reader, whose follower base is entirely through Google Friend Connect (I have less than half the followers on Bloglovin, and about 2/3 on twitter/facebook) this comes as unfortunate news for Ladies in Navy. I am hopeful that we'll just spring back on some other platform, but pretty irritated that all the work I've done to grow this blog is essentially for naught. I guess I should have read the signs earlier and listened to other bloggers' fair warnings... oh well! 

With that being said, I will be transferring my feed over to Bloglovin (for info on how to do that, click here) so that I don't lose track of the awesome folks I follow. I've already started cleaning out my Bloglovin feeds and making folders full of "Lifestyle Blogs" and "Favorite Blogs" and "Fashion Blogs," etc. I'm hopeful that you guys can do the same and join us on one of our other platforms. I would say that you should join us on Google Plus, but let's be honest folks. Google Plus is the "fetch" of this world and Google is Gretchen Wieners. It's NOT going to happen.

To follow us on a platform that's not talking a short walk off a long pier this July...

Follow on Bloglovin

Or, join us on Twitter, Facebook, Lookbook


  1. I'm glad I jumped off the Google Reader ship a couple of short months ago, and moved my feeds to Bloglovin. Though, I wish I had known about the import feature, as I did all of my blogs (roughly 600 or so) BY HAND, ONE AT A TIME. Just a tad time intensive. LOL

    Ok, off the tangent now... Totally love this look. The stripes and the anchors look great together.


  2. Well done on the mixed prints! Great combo.


  3. Great combination, well done! Great photos

  4. Oh my god, don't even get me started on the GFC thing. I am really having to consider if I am going to keep blogging due to this being my last year of college but also the whole move. UGH!

  5. I love your Pants..its so cute and look great on you.. You look so pretty..Thanks for a lovely commented on my blog..


  6. I love this outfit! Your pants are stunning.


  7. "Google Plus is the fetch of this world" this could not be stated more perfectly! I will be switching my feed to bloglovin as well by the way those pants are so cute love the print!

  8. OMG I am so happy that you quoted Mean Girls... as yesterday all day I was thinking "on Wedensdays we wear pink"... haha.. Already following you on Bloglovin!

  9. I couldn't believe that google decided to get rid of google reader and GFC. However, I'm following your on bloglovin! Those anchor pants are to die for!

    ~ Caroline

  10. Love this look!!! Mixed prints, black and white, anchor wonderful!

    And, yeah, I know what you mean about GFC and Google+. I opened my browser and just +blinkblink+ed in incredulity for a couple minutes at the notification.


  11. Nice outfit!! Love the prints!! :)


  12. Love this outfit, great way of mixing prints. And yeah I heard about GFC :( I follow you through Bloglovin' already though so I still look forward to seeing your posts :D

    - Celine

  13. I know, I'm sad that GFC will be gone too. So many friendships were formed that way *sigh*. Regardless, I'm glad bloglovin will still be available.

    You look super cute in this outfit, I love the anchor pants from Gap... they're on sale now! Must get them :)

    Hope to stay in touch
    Sunny with a side of...

  14. Loving this outfit, it's just perfect for the season!

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  15. I know how you feel about GFC :( At least you look amazing! I'm following you on Bloglovin' now :)

  16. Love the mix of prints - the anchors are so fun! And you hair is gorg!!

    elle [wonderfelle world]

  17. This outfit is very flattering on you! Looks great

  18. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS OUTFIT. I even went to try these pants on today at the Gap to see if I can't copy it, but they didn't look nearly as good on me as they do you on. boo :(

  19. Great pants!!

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  20. I'm so in love with your pants! Too bad we dont have gap where I live :(

  21. Such a beautiful comment. Thaaaaank you :)

    You look is awesome. I love the colors. So well combined!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, my love!


  22. First of all, I LOVE this pattern mixing, such a cute nautical look! Only Google Reader is going in July. As of now, GFC is still sticking around. There's been a lot of rumors spreading on Twitter, but GFC is NOT going away.

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  23. You look soooo chic and those pants are perfect. Hun, I totally feel your pain with gfc and bloglovin'. Sigh. Haha - i'm following you via bloglovin' now! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

  24. Great look! You are so beautiful! You have right about GFC! I'm upset too!! Hope you visit my blog!

  25. I really like this look.

    Pass on my blog and follow me if you like, I'd like that.
    I'll leave my link
    You can also find me on Facebook, instagram, chicisimo, lookbook, bloglovin, Fashiolista.

  26. I'm hoping they will hold off on their plans to get rid of GFC. I use it too! By the way, I am totally obsessed with those pants. You look fantastic!



    Southern (California) Belle

  27. Great pictures! You look stunning, love the pants!

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  28. Love the mixed prints here! Those pants are too adorable. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. :)

  29. Your pants are lovely. And I am following you via Bloglovin ;)

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  30. Really love your anchor pants! I've been so into anchors lately ;)



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