Tuesday, August 13, 2013

((outfit schmoutfit)) as close to pink as i'll get

I usually stay away from anything that resembles the color pink...it's just not my color. BUT, I bought this salmon chambray button down last week ((it was an overwhelming YES when I asked my instagram followers yes or no! haha)) with some Nordstrom Notes I had. I loved how soft it was and thought it was a fun change from my thrifted & fitted chambray top I usually wear. Once I got it home, however, I felt like it was too preppy for me...so I started to figure out how I could layer it to be more "me." After all, I love a good challenge ;)

I kept trying different cardigans on top and it worked, but dang...it's still too hot for that. Then I busted out one of my favorite go-to's - this crochet tank that I bought forever ago at Anthropologie. It definitely made the top feel more bohemian and playful, rather than preppy. 

Oh, and then I hit a button on the camera that messed up the exposure. So..the photos got a bit brighter. Pretend that it was on purpose, okay? I'm no photographer or camera buff.

Crochet Tank - Anthropologie, but similar ones here & here 
((also styled here & here))
((also styled here))

((also - I just noticed that my hand is on my hip in every single photo. Oops. The theme song for this post is obviously, "I put my hand upon my hip, when I dip you dip we dip"))

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  1. I love the pink chambray, & I think it looks totally natural over that lace top. I'd never think for a minute that you struggled with this one or felt like maybe it was off. Well done!

    Relatedly, I just bought an orange & white gingham button-up. I don't know if there's any way I can make THAT not preppy. Oops.

  2. Love how you wore the lace tank underneath! You look great! :)

  3. The lace tank is a great idea! It's so unexpected and fun!

  4. I absolutely LOVE The lace hanging down! Gorgeous.

  5. This is such a cute outfit! I love how casual but cute it is :) x

  6. oh my gosh. i cannot believe you reference that song... only because whenever the husband takes outfit photos of me and i put my hand on my hip, he sings that.

    actually, to be quite honest, he sings that song a lot. i laughed out loud reading your reference to it!

  7. LOVE the pink chambray!! You are gorgeous, friend!

  8. I love that you went with a lace undershirt - it looks perfect! I usually don't mess with pink either, but you've inspired me :)

  9. love the pink and you are looking good!!!

  10. Your outfit is gorgeous! The lace really makes it.

  11. Fabulous outfit!

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  12. love love love you're so cute!
    and i love how the lace is popping out.

    first time here and so happy to have found your cute blog
    following along now <3

    The DayLee Journal

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