Petal Pusher

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


You know when an idea starts with one thought (my latest manicure) and more just start flowing until it's inspiration on top of inspiration on top of... you get the point.  There used to be a hilarious segment on a radio station here called "One Minute Inside a Woman's Head" in which you observed a female begin with one thought and bounce between 13 more and somehow back again in less than a minute.

This outfit went exactly like that.
The punchy nails called for spring-y top. I remembered this fave from last year and the layered ruffle neckline screamed for an updo. The twisty buns felt all 1950's so I cuffed the jeans like James Dean minus the leather plus patent bow stiletto's. Which felt all June Cleaver perfect housewife so a TV mom skinny belt was added to cinch the cardigan. At that point, I gave it my all and topped everything off with retro shades.

Just doing my part to brighten dull alley's in this world...








Cardigan: Martin & Osa *tears* /  Floral Top: Liberty of London for Target (sooo last year)
Jeans: Forever 21  /  Belt: J.Crew  /  Ring: Forever 21  /  Earrings: H&M  
Shoes: Chinese Laundry  /  Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri #13 (of course) & #15

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30 comments:

  1. You look so cute in this outfit! I love the bright colored cardigan. Perfect for Spring!

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  2. I love this look - the rolled up jeans look perfect with those shoes and I adore your up do (I'm envious of anyone who can do something with their hair other than a ponytail).


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks Marie!

    Courtney - I'm usually not much for hair 'styles' I'm actually surprised this one turned out! Most of the time it's down, pony or no fuss bun!

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  4. Look how cute you look! Love that top....the whole ensemble! Adorbs!

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  5. I miss Martin & Osa. Just unfortunately tried to gain roots in a horrible economy. I really hope it comes back someday.

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  6. Hold on just a minute-I think you might be the most adorable retro housewife EVER! This is perfect, and looks like a more colorful version of what you're sure to find me wearing at work!

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  7. Absolutely perfect look for spring!

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  8. love the bold colors going on in this outfit and that blouse is crazy cute as are you :)

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  9. Love the outfit, and love that you are rocking the accent nail, looks fabulous! And I'm totally with you on the thought process, very similar to the stuff that goes on in my own head =)

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  10. I love the top/cardigan/belt combo! You look so fresh and spring! The colors are gorgeous!

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  11. love your hair, top and shoes!! cute look.

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  12. la petite coquine said it perfectly. Wouldn't it be wonderful if men could relate to our thought process?

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  13. Cute outfit - cute hair - cute everything!

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  14. okay ashleigh this is adorable. i have to go get my tissues over the cardi. girl those shoes are wonderful!!

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  15. Too cute! I love absolutely everything about this. Excuse me while I try to recreate that hairstyle...

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  16. Great post. Love your outfit. Nice shots too. Thank you for your comment. Xxxx

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  17. i MUST find those shoes. do you know what the style name is?

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  18. Rebecca - not off the top of my head but I will check tonight - mine are a couple years old so may not be available anymore :( But...I actually saw a similar pair in DSW yesterday from either Guess or BCBG!

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  19. I love everything about your outfit. So pretty, and you are rockin' the jeans and the heels!

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  20. thanks, ashleigh! i love them.

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  21. I'm swirlsofhappy's sister Brooke! I'm so glad I stumbbled across your blog. I'm so in love with this outfit! Stunning!

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  22. One word: GORGEOUS!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  23. you are WAY cute! def following you :) love the springy girliness of this outfit! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  24. Loving everything about this fit...especially your 'punchy' nail colors. They're so FUN!!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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  25. I just stumbled across your blog & am so in love with this outfit! Too cute for words - the colors are gorgeous & it's just such a fun look!

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  26. Amazing Outfit, I really love this!x

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  27. You look FANTASTIC!!! I love the yellow cardigan.
    oxo

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  28. That is a chic look from head to toe! From the cute hairstyle to the shoes, everything is so stylish! I also love the twisted belt detail.

    Jessie

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