Monday, November 14, 2011

sparkle & shine

Blazer & Scarf-Thrifted; Top-Swapped; Jeans-Gap; Shoes-Aldo
Sometimes lunch at a tex-mex restaurant with friends requires a bit of sparkle and shine.  So I pulled out my shiniest blazer, painted my nails with sparkles and imitated Kelly Ripa for Inspiration Monday.  Kelly's bright yellow top is reminiscent of hot summer days but my mustard yellow ruffled blouse? Now that's autumn inspired (and one of my new favourite colours!) I added one of my favourite floral scarves (worn like this) and my nude 'sitting pretty shoes' because they are too high to do anything but!



True to my tech free word, I spent most of the weekend offline and caught up on reading, household chores and sleep.  Especially the sleep part thanks to a rare Saturday night of tequila and dancing.  When I was a University student I could stay out late, drink Smirnoff Ice after Smirnoff Ice and still get up the next morning to write an essay or study for exams.  Nowadays I'm lucky if I experience night life once a month.  Not only is it exhausting, it's also incredibly expensive ($40 on bar drinks and cover charge? I'd rather go out for dinner or thrift shop!)  I know, I know I'm a party pooper but give me a glass of wine, boardgames and good friends and I'm having the time of my life!


The winner of my Adrian Wu fashion show ticket giveaway is....Kat from A Second Glance-congrats and thanks to all who entered!

39 comments:

  1. What a great dress look you created from the inspiration photo! Really like the floral print scarf :)

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  2. Super cute outfit and Congrats to the winner.

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  3. "Sitting pretty shoes" - love it! That's so funny! I also love your cute top! Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

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  4. Hi, I agree on the night in with board games and friends, plus the alcohol is cheaper and my bed is closer...ha! Anyway, hope all is well with you. I am just catching up after a weekend away as well. Feel like I have been gone a really long time. Great outfit and your make-up looks extra pretty too. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  5. That blazer is incredible. You look so cute, Emily. I really love this whole look on you. Those jeans fit you perfectly. Are they your favorite pair? They should be cuz........dayuuummm.

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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  6. Great outfit! That jacket is very cool, and I know I want to see more of those shoes. :-)

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  7. Don't like board games, but would also prefer hanging at home with good or cheap wine (who cares)
    Your sparkle was just right for the mexican restaurant. We have a local favorite a couple blocks away and it is bright and blingey!
    have a good week!
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  8. I love the blazer, it is really cute and looks great on you!

    I am also in the same boat, much rather stay in with friends and play games than go out to drink and spend too much money!

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  9. Such a cute look! I love your inspiration!

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  10. Great gold cami and awesome blazer! Love the sprinkle of purple in it. :D
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  11. I actually like your outfit better than Kelly's! for realsies! I mean, who can resist a blazer like that?!?! and that gorgeous scarf?!
    ♥ laura
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  12. I love that shiny blazer - so cute! And I'm with you...a glass of wine and a movie at home with a friend is so my idea of a good time these days!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. What a great shiny blazer! You also have some really fantastic scarves :) I am totally with you, I would rather sit at home have some drinks and sing karaoke! Heather

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  14. hehe, I've got sitting pretty shoes too. I just like to admire them but they kill my feet. I like your ruffle top, looks like gold! Nice vintage style scarf too. This is a pretty outfit for a nice lunch date with your friends. I'm avoiding the night spots nowadays too, I don't want to be seen yawning away at a corner. I used to hang out every weekend but not anymore. I need my sleep...yawn..

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  15. looking lovely as always in yellow :)

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  16. My weekends are typically tech-free, too, but it's just because of how busy the kids keep us! lol I think you recreated the look beautifully. You look lovely!

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  17. What a terrific take on the inspiration picture. I love how you created your look. It is unexpected and fabulous.

    Julie

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  18. Every Tuesday morning, I read your blog and go: "Damn it! I was going to do inspiration Monday this week". I'd say you should tweet a reminder on Sunday night, but that would defeat the tech-free weekend!

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  19. What a great way to wear a bright mustard top! That scarf you paired with it is just lovely! And I think you did a fab job with the inspiration!

    xo~sam

    And thank you for the nice comment on my blog! :)

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  20. How COOL is that blazer!? It looks great on you. Also, loving the scarf.

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  21. i agree with you on the board games and bottle of wine! although it's fun to get out every once in a while, too! i love your shirt and those shoes are amazing!

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  22. Oooh, great rendition here! I love mustard (one of my fav colors really) and that ruffle top is so pretty - it looks great with that subtly sparkly blazer and scarf - love this look!!!
    And I'm with you, girl, I really don't like to drink too much and can't stand paying those bar prices!! Oh, and see you Thurs :)

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  23. I like the term 'sitting pretty' heels. I have one pair of those, which I unfortunately combined with a night of drinks and dancing (also a rarity for me these days) last time. As I'm sure you can imagine, disaster ensued.

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  24. I love the floral print scarf. It looks great with that top!

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  25. i love the color and flow of that top!
    the jacket is a fave for sure
    i need to borrow both
    amen to not being able to hang like i used to!!
    brett

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  26. Cute outfit. That scarf is so pretty.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  27. Gorgeous outfit! I love this mustard top on you, you outbeat Kelly my dear ;)

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  28. Lovely mustard colored top! I love the ruffled layers.

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  31. you are definitely sparkling and shining! great job recreating this look from kelly ripa! plus, i love how you used a floral scarf instead. :)

    <3, Mimi
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  32. What for an amaaaaazing blazer! I wish I had one like that! Really gorgeous! You look so beautiful - really, more than any other day! I guess it was what you said - some sleep, offline, this is good from time to time. Well, you always look gorgeous!
    Oh, here I am, same continent now, after that horrible long flight (2, in fact) - never had I had so much turbulence in my life! And just to think that in 2 months I have to do it again??? Argh!
    But anyway, I'll start thinking of that in a month...!

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  33. you nailed the ripa look, with a touch of glamour.

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  34. great floral scarf and cute ruffle mustard top!

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  35. I love your take on Monday's look, and you're right, that pretty blouse is so much better for fall. And I love the "sitting pretty" pumps--I have a few pairs that I can't do anything else in either :)

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  36. Oh what a super cute, shiny, and sparkly version of the IM look!! Love that blazer, and those shoes?! Insane! Great look:-)

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  37. Love! That top is just gorgeous with your jacket.

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  38. you have some amazing style! enjoyed your looks and browsing through various posts. great photos! following, and hope we can stay connected. :)
    cheers!

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