Outfit: Mix and Match

February 6, 2012

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

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  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    Love the backdrop, the stripes & those metallic heels! :)

    • Alyson

      Thank you!

  • http://thenauticalwheeler.wordpress.com NauticalWheeler

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

    From Brooklyn with love,


    • Alyson

      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.

  • http://fashionfractions.com/ Neris

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


    Fashion Fractions

  • http://thefrugalistadiaries.blogspot.com megan, the frugalista diaries

    Casual Glam! I love that top and those shoes!

  • Ramya

    Love that necklace! and of course the metallic heels !

    • Alyson

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

  • http://www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com TheGirlAtFirstAvenue
    • Alyson

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

  • http://www.awifey.com Kim,USA

    Love that outfit on you very chic!

    Yellow Silk Top

    • Alyson

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

  • http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com/ Pencil Skirts and Lattes

    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!!


    • Alyson

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

  • http://fashionbyalicia.com Fashion By Alicia

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

  • http://stripesandsequins.com Grace – Stripes & Sequins

    I’m loving your shiny shoes!!

  • http://justanothershopaholic.blogspot.com Just Another Shopaholic

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

    • Alyson

      You are the sweetest! Thank you for saying so. :)

  • http://www.colormecagey.blogspot.com/ TA

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

    • Alyson

      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!

  • http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/ Bonnie

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

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

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

    • Alyson

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

  • http://raisingthreesavvyladies.wordpress.com Kerri

    I love the necklace and of course, the shoes!

    • Alyson

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

  • http://27bre.blogspot.com/ Bre

    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.

    • Alyson

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

  • http://www.statementsinfashion.net Collette Osuna

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

    A Lifestyle Blog where Fashion, Décor & Cooking “connect”

    • Alyson

      Thanks… totally agreeing with you there!

  • http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/ Ally

    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

    • Alyson

      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.

  • http://brunchatsaks.blogspot.com/ Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

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

  • http://www.queenofla.blogspot.com Jordan – Queen of LA

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

    • Alyson

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

  • http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com Kristin

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

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