STYLE

Outfit: Mix and Match

This outfit is all about mixing casual with the…. not so casual. I’ve been doing this more and more lately, and seeing others style this way as well. Pair your bigger baubles with tees, your major high heels with jeans, cargos and skirts. You should own very few single-wear items. Unsure how to start? I was just telling my mother-in-law: go into your closet and start to mix and match items you normally never would pair together. See how it looks. If you think it has potential, go for it! It’s just one day.

With neon being a hot trend for Spring, and stripes bigger than ever, I grabbed this cute tee from Gap on Saturday, knowing it had infinite potential. In the dressing room I paired it with a metallic mini skirt (pic on my Instagram) and loved it equally as much.

 

Hair went up; I’m SO overdue for a hair cut it’s insane. Finally scheduled one for Tuesday. You’ll be free of my split ends by then.

PS: notice the new back drop? It’s the new side of our home!

tee: gap (2012, also bought the orange/peach stripe combo!)/ sweater cardigan: express (2010) / jeans: gap (2010, similar) / heels: sam edelaman via loehmanns (2009?, similar in one dozen options!)) / necklace: baublebar / bracelets: mixed assortment

35 Comments

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    Kristin
    February 10, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Those shoes are so awesome! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle!

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    Jordan - Queen of LA
    February 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    you look great. i swear i am SOOOO jealous of your gorgeous hair! and the necklace is TDF 🙂

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

      Aww, thank you! Just got it cut though so hopefully you still agree in next week’s post!

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    Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks
    February 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    You look gorgeous! I adore the bold stripes on you!

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    Ally
    February 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    I love everything!!! Those shoes are to die for and they look so great with this outfit! PS where is your new house!!! It looks just like where I used to go when I was a kid.. of course almost everything in Florida looks similar 🙂

    xoxo, Ally
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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      Lol, everything in Florida does look pretty similar. We are in Palm Beach Gardens. Familiar? Where did you used to go? I’m just north of West Palm Beach.

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    Collette Osuna
    February 7, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    I think this is a great outfit…nothing like a pair of shiney shoes to spiff up any outfit:)

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      Alyson
      February 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Thanks… totally agreeing with you there!

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    Bre
    February 7, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    You look so cute and a glow about you in these pictures. Great outfit!
    I have been mixing stuff in my closet lately and I’m loving it. It’s also saving me money and who doesn’t like that?
    Have fun at the hair-dressers. My locks are jealous of yours.

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      Alyson
      February 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Totally with you on the saving money while finding new outfit combinations. Appreciate the sweet comments!

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    Kerri
    February 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    I love the necklace and of course, the shoes!

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      Alyson
      February 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Thank you so much! Can’t go wrong with anything from Bauble Bar or Sam Edelman!

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    Nicole Feliciano
    February 6, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    I just wrote a guest post for someone about metallic heels. So on trend!

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      YOu did?? That’s so awesome. Go us! haha

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    Bonnie
    February 6, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    I LOVE THE SHOES. So cute. They shine. I like shiny things.

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    TA
    February 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    I love everything about that outfit. You’re simply gorgeous and make me feel like I should be more adventurous in my outfits. 🙂

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      Alyson
      February 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM

      Aww, thank you, and you totally should. I really believe that your outfits are just one day and are the best way to play around with your style and discover what you love. Appreciate you stopping by!

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    Just Another Shopaholic
    February 6, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    You are so stunning!! The top and necklace are so cute!!

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      You are the sweetest! Thank you for saying so. 🙂

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    Grace - Stripes & Sequins
    February 6, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    I’m loving your shiny shoes!!

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    Fashion By Alicia
    February 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Great new backdrop! Love the necklace and great new striped top!

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    Pencil Skirts and Lattes
    February 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    love the pink and grey striped tee!!! I agree with you – I’ve been putting statement necklaces with tees and jeans with heels lately and loving it!!

    -Sarah

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      The best. How did we not do this before?! Man, our tees must have felt so lonely!

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    Kim,USA
    February 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Love that outfit on you very chic!

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      Thanks so much, and appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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    TheGirlAtFirstAvenue
    February 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Love the necklace.. and the tee is so cute!

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      Thanks!! I’m kind of obsessed with this gap find. 🙂

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    Ramya
    February 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Love that necklace! and of course the metallic heels !

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      Thanks so much! I’m kind of wondering why I don’t wear these heels more often. hah

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    megan, the frugalista diaries
    February 6, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Casual Glam! I love that top and those shoes!

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    Neris
    February 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit on you! the necklace and the shoes add a perfect amount of glam 🙂

    xxx,

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    NauticalWheeler
    February 6, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    LOVE the grey and pink stripes! Can’t believe it’s from GAP!

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Gap really has some of the best finds. I’m finding that more and more of my wardrobe is coming from there. Love their sales too.

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    Penny Pincher Fashion
    February 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Love the backdrop, the stripes & those metallic heels! 🙂

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      Alyson
      February 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      Thank you!

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