Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fashion Faux Pas









Blazer: Forever 21; Top: Gap (similar); Pants: Limited; Belt: H&M

I recently wore this look to work and had a hard time getting out of the house with it on as I kept passing the bathroom mirror and thinking: "I am committing every fashion faux pas... ever." The mix of black and navy, then the polka dots and stripes, and then the vertical jailhouse stripes on top of everything. Whoops! But it turned out to be one of the most complimented on looks I've worn in ages. Everyone loved the mix of prints and the colors, which took me by surprise. Sometimes it's worth it to push the envelope and disregard everything your mother taught you... sometimes!

At some point other offices on campus and my colleagues learned about my fashion blog, which was initially (and still is) horrifying to think about. I have a few colleagues that peer into my office in the morning to see what I am wearing for the day and often comment on the combinations. It's definitely increased the pressure of looking inventive with my clothes every day, though it does feel pretty silly! Do any of you have colleagues that know you blog? How do you deal with other people in real life  reading your blog?

(Linking up with Plane Pretty)

52 comments

  1. like that stripe blazer :)

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  2. Love love the blazer. Sometimes it is good to throw away the "fashion book" and just break the rules and the end result as you learnt can be good. In the office I use to work, my colleagues will always come to peep under my desk to see what shoes I'm wearing this time round.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://ivyslittlecorner.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. i love it, especially the stripes and polkadots :)

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  4. If you're able to take a risk and still look confident that is KEY! Great look!!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  5. You look lovely :)

    Enjoy you're weekend! **

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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  6. I really like this outfit
    so simple so chic
    kisses
    www.welovefur.com

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  7. Well committing every fashion 'faux pas' clearly works because you look great! I have someone who recently discovered my blog and they keep offering to rewrite my posts...so annoying! I just try to smile and ignore it.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  8. I absolutely love this look! No faux pas going on here! Ugh, sooooo many people at work know about my blog. I don't even talk about it with anyone but when surgeons are asking me about it I find it completely embarrassing. Thankfully, I wear scrubs to work so nobody is checking out what I have going on haha!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  9. I love the oufit! You were bold and it paid off!

    XOXO,

    M

    http://iseekinspiration.blogspot.pt/

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  10. fun! I love mixed prints, especially when polka dots are involved. Maybe I'll have to be brave soon and try something like this :)

    -Emma from littlemotley.blogspot.com

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  11. Wyglądasz fantastycznie :) Cudowne połączenie :) Wszystko mi się tu podoba :) Pozdrawiam K. <3

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  12. You´re really pretty Kelsey :)

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  13. stripes the best ! ; )

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  14. Love stripes!! cool combination :)


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    A chic kiss ;)

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  15. So cute and classy! Perfect way to style stripes and polka-dots together. :)

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  16. I really love how you combined the stripes and polka dots!!!
    And I don't have anyone who sees me on a daily basis and checks my blog so I'm lucky :)

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  17. This is a great look, Kelsey!
    I found your blog over at Plane Pretty, and just spent a good half an hour looking through your posts... you have me hooked :)
    You've got a great look (and such a sweet smile!) and I can't help but love west coast style (oh dear, I just rhymed by accident!)

    I know what you mean about people in your everyday life finding out about your fashion blog. Sometimes I feel awkward talking about it, but most people are intrigued (or confused) and don't really give it much thought after that.

    Have a beautiful day!
    -Carley
    xx
    www.littlebirdlee.blogspot.ca

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  18. i think the stripes look great!!

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  19. I am a huge fan of black and white anything and think this is such a cute outfit!

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  20. I love this! For breaking all of those "style rules" it works!!

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  21. Spots and stripes... ALWAYS a winner for me :)

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  22. Love the blazer <3 <3 Great outfit!

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  23. So many people at my college who I don't know read my blog and it's always slightly awkward when they first tell you. I try to stay confident about it since after all I never put anything up on my blog that I'm not proud of! It's nice to have support in real life sometimes.

    No wonder you got so many compliments on this outfit though, girl! You look amazing!

    Ava Tallulah

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  24. Super great! I like it!! Have a great monday :)

    If you have time stop also on my blog, here: www.ireneccloset.com

    xx

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  25. This suits you so much, Kelsey :) How cute that your colleagues are checking in on what you're wearing now, haha!

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  26. LOVE your pattern mixing here - so cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. This jacket is awesome! I love that it reminds me of Beatlejuice, but in the best (and most stylish) way possible!

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  28. Taking the risk definitely paid off because you look aaaaaamazing in this outfit!! I was sooooo afraid of people in real life knowing my blog, it took me 2 years to tell even my closest friends! At first it made me really really uncomfortable and shy with them, but after a while I got over it. Especially since they are so supportive!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Cute cute cute! Loving stripes and polka-dots together
    xo
    Gena
    Blush & Blossoms

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  30. Loving all of the patterns together. I haven't told my co-workers about my blog yet, I always feel a little weird when people talk about my blog in real life.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  31. cool look! I love your pattern play <3

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  32. LOVE this combo... Especially that blazer! :)

    xoxo

    Kelly

    Kellyinthecity.com

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  33. So great!!! Love the mix of prints!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  34. A lot of colleagues and friends read my blog - I find it kind of nice because I can talk to them about it and also they know I'm dragging my camera around for a reason! Indeed - your print and color mixing is amazing here. I love it..

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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  35. I have the same jacket and I love it! It's bold but so on trend right now!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your outfit. It comes off really cool and posh. Please check out my blog as well. Huge huge thanks in advance!!! <3<3

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  37. really cute outfit, love your blazer and the mixed prints!
    xx Kate


    The Style Department

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  38. Love this look. You can't go wrong with black and white. It's so classic. Visiting from the link up. I'm hosting a great Stella & Dot giveaway on my blog and i'm doing a link up this Thursday April 25. Come by and say hi. HOpe to see you there.

    Agi:)

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  39. That blazer is darling! And how cute are you rolling up the polka dot sleeves over it? Love it! The stripes and polka dots combo and the neutral colors are just awesome :)
    Visiting from Sunday Style :)
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  40. Stripes and dots were made for each other!

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  41. Love that polka top!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  42. lindo seu look, super atual

    Beijokas
    http://www.estilopropriobysir.com

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  43. I love your outfit! that striped jacket is amazing

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  44. Who needs rules in fashion?! I love the combo of stripes/spots and black/navy. Beautiful outfit though, definitely want myself a blazer like that :)

    Tyra xxx
    tyradressedinblack.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. super cute look! love your adorable freckles too...!!

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

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