Style: August ’10

I’m really digging this one. Sometimes I base parts of an outfit on something I already own, but I don’t have any of these things except the skinny jeans (and I now own a maternity version too). So yeah… I really want to do some shopping now.

I love the mix of feminine things like the patterned blouse and the bag with a giant bow paired with more masculine pieces like these smart-looking shoes and tortoiseshell glasses. Perfect.

Dear outfit, please appear in my closet, OK?

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  • Catherine
    August 17, 2010 at 8:11 am

    LOVE this! Gaw!

  • Adrienne
    August 17, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Cute outfit… loving the oxford-style flats for fall.

  • Viv
    August 17, 2010 at 8:28 am

    This is great!

  • the southern hostess
    August 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I love all these picks. So cute!

  • Sarah
    August 17, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I’ve got to go over to the Gap and try on those skinny jeans! I tend to gain weight in my hip area and I have yet to find flattering skinny jeans. I really like the idea of pairing them with a loose top to hide the postpartum tummy pooch!

  • Kate
    August 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    mmm yes, i would like that to appear in my closet as well! especially those glasses, so smart looking!

  • Christine
    August 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I love this look!! That bag is so perfect with the green shirt!! Great picks :)

  • Tammy
    August 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

    This makes me so excited for fall! I love the green with the yellow. I think that top is the one Ree Dummond wore on the Today show recently, I remember because it was so cute!

  • Mélo
    August 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

    absolutely love that bag! Maybe i should made my self one?

  • Michelle
    August 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    So pretty, that green is very fresh, and looks great on us dark haired ladies.

  • Nuit
    August 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

    gorgeous blouse!!! and of course skinny jeans are my #1 loverrrrr ♥

    I am not very tall, so I’d probably go for the “Poshish” pumps instead of the masculine shoes, but they sure are great!

  • Leah
    August 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Oh those jeans are so cute!


  • Ashley
    August 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I LOVE this whole outfit. Amazing.

  • Kristina
    August 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Yep, totally in love with those shoes!

  • Danielle
    August 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Emerald Green seems to be a popular color this year! LOVES it!

  • Kari
    August 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    So. Stinkin’. Cute. I really want to go shopping now…

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  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    August 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I love this!

    I’d also LOVE if you did a pregnancy fashion post or two…I always need inspiration!

  • Jenny
    August 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    That blouse is so pretty! Love it! And the tote is too cute… I’m already trying to come up with a pattern for it in my mind so that I can sew my own :D

  • AbraCat
    August 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I love the glasses and tote, and I’m finally going to give skinny jeans a try this fall.

  • Bonnie
    August 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    And I can just picture you in that blouse sitting out on your porch with its nearly matching “rug”!

  • Kim
    August 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I love that shirt, I saw it at Anthropologie. But $128 for a shirt? No thanks.

  • Kirsten
    August 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Oooh! That bag! It’s adorable.

  • Creole Wisdom
    August 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I am such a sucker for dark denim, and congrats on baby #2!

    -Creole Wisdom

  • Tatyana
    August 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Love this whole outfit, as always. :) The shoes are perfect! I have been looking for a pair of feminine flat oxfords and they are exactly what I wanted. I wish I had the money to buy that shirt and the glasses, as well.
    I always look bad with jeans that have elastic in them as they accentuate “things” even more. I found that the J. Crew Matchstick jeans were non-elastic perfectly fitting skinny jeans. If anyone has the same issue as me, they might be a good option (plus they are good quality).

  • Mrs. Kinne
    August 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

    That bag might have to be a back-to-school purchase. That bow is perfect!

  • lauren
    August 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

    loooove this!

  • ashleyD
    August 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

    eek! yesterday i ordered some nerdy/masculine glasses yesterday! my total after Rx was only $25! gotta love cheap-o glasses websites!

  • hailey
    August 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I have been drooling over that blouse for months!

  • Katie O
    August 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Have you ever seen one of the Kinies bags in person? Can you vouch for the quality? I just ordered one and am having MAJOR second thoughts… :/

    Congrats on #2! I love your blog! So inspiring! :)

  • Heidi @ Budget Wise Home
    August 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Can I just wear that whole outfit right now? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The shirt is amazing (partly because it’s green), the pants are so cute, and I love the bow on the bag. I think you put this one together just for me. I’m 2 weeks away from having a baby and cannot wait to get back into real clothes. Maybe I’ll have to treat myself to this outfit to celebrate the new baby. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • danielle
    August 19, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Love the top from anthro!

  • kallie
    August 19, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Skinny are next on my shopping list. Love your big bow bag too!

  • PriscilaPetersDecor
    August 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Lovely picks.

  • Meaghan
    August 24, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I love the blouse! But not so much the $128 price tag. Oh, bother Anthropologie!

  • Oonafey
    August 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I have been loving the oxford style shoes since they showed up (last fall?), but I am short-ish and curvy and they look ridiculous on me. Le sigh.

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