Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Confident Twosday: Denim Jacket and Patterned Top

Are you one of those people who shops and shops and continues to add clothing to your closet until it's ready to burst THEN you finally go through it to sort out what you need? Or are you one of the people who is always reviewing and editing their closets? I am one of the later. And I noticed recently that although I have broadened my closet's color palette, most of my tops are plain. I feel comfortable with prints on dresses, skirts, and even pants now, but I am picky with patterned tops. (Except for striped tops because of course those don't count.)
 red and navy top with denim jacket, black jeans and cognac riding boots
Top-MK via TJ Maxx (similarsimilarsimilar) | Denim jacket-JCP (similarsimilar) | Pants-H&M (similarsimilar) | Boots Etienne Aigner (similarsimilar)  | Bracelet-Groopdealz | Watch-MK c/o Shopbop (similarsimilar) | Necklace-won (similarsimilar)

This top is one of my few patterned ones. It's finally warming up enough for me to start bringing it out and I couldn't be happier. Well, maybe I would be happier if I could find more patterned tops I actually like! 
 red and navy top with denim jacket, black jeans and cognac riding boots

 red and navy top with denim jacket, black jeans and cognac riding boots

 red and navy top with denim jacket, black jeans and cognac riding boots

 red and navy top with denim jacket, black jeans and cognac riding boots

 red and navy top with denim jacket, black jeans and cognac riding boots
Top-MK via TJ Maxx (similar, similarsimilar) | Denim jacket-JCP (similar, similar) | Pants-H&M (similar, similar) | Boots Etienne Aigner (similarsimilar)  | Bracelet-Groopdealz | Watch-MK c/o Shopbop (similar, similar) | Necklace-won (similar, similar)

What are you missing from your closet?




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37 comments:

  1. That is a cute printed top! I'm the opposite - I have lots of printed tops but not many plain ones! it's a gap in my wardrobe I need to think about filling :) Once I clear out some more stuff!


    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

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  2. Cute top! I have way too many tees and really should invest in more printed tops!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. Love your cute patterned top and it goes great with the denim jacket!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesnandsweets.com

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  4. I think one of the reasons I don't wear my patterned tops as much is because they aren't as easy to remix. But this top is fantastic and I bet would be extremely versatile!

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  5. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomApril 7, 2015 at 4:07 AM

    That red top looks really nice with the brown boots. I really don't go through my closet enough and it is bursting right now and I need to sort out my heavier winter stuff from my lighter spring items.

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  6. Love this top and hope you are having fun on your trip! :)


    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  7. YAY for warm weather (finally!) I love this whole outfit - especially the boots and the denim jacket. I definitely closet purge like twice a year - I need to do it more often!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

    Enter my Mint Julep Boutique giveaway here!

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  8. Such a great top! And I love a good jean jacket!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. The Real ArnoldsApril 7, 2015 at 4:34 AM

    I am usually always editing. Love the top!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  10. I don't know how you post so often and always look so lovely, Laura! Looking amazing as usual! Thanks for hosting!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  11. Haha - I add and edit at the same time. :) I also have really taken note of the fact I have very few patterned tops in my wardrobe, with the exception of stripes and polka dots. I am trying to be more open minded when I shop and broaden my printed options.

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  12. Jasmine @makingrestorationsApril 7, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    Love that top on you

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  13. Such a cute outfit. I love the red on you!

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  14. I love your shirt Laura! It's a great pattern and the color combo is perfect!

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  15. Love the print of your shirt! I am definitely one of the first kinds of people, but I'll be doing some spring cleaning and editing this week of my closet. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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  16. Your blouse is so cute! I love the print very much!

    Thank you for hosting this link up for us and have a great day!

    Grace

    http://colorandgrace.com/

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  17. I'm actually lacking in the top department in general since I wear mostly dresses. This is actually a hole that I want to work on filling!

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  18. I'm more of an adder until things are too squashed to add more! I have the opposite problem with prints....that's mostly what I have (except stripes---I know, crazy). I like prints better than solids because you don't seem to notice the lumps & bumps as much. Maybe it's also because most of my blazers are solids so they're a great add of pizzazz! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps...that print is fab on you!!

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  19. HappinessatmidlifeApril 7, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    I wished I had the discipline to edit my closet. I just keep adding without getting rid of things and it's a giant nightmare. Love your top - the pattern is so pretty.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com



    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  20. Don’t forget to drop by the blog to check out the giveaway I am hosting this week till April 12!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  21. hi Laura!
    I am loving those 'hi-low' tops cuz they hide a bottom in leggings {which are not pants and need that cover oh so much} {and even a few skinnies need to be covered too, if ya know what I'm a sayin' lol} and you have styled these on so dang cute. I don't follow every trend that comes down the pike but, I will be getting a top or two like this REAL SOON. ♥renae
    http://renaesrepertoire.com

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  22. Love that print on your top! I always do little purges (almost every week) and I think it secretly drives my husband insane because a closet clean out always means it's shopping time! LOL

    -Jan
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  23. The top is so cute! I love that denim jackets can go with pretty much anything, one of my favorite pieces!

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  24. I definitely feel that way about graphic tops. Most of my shirt prints are floral or stripes... but I think I am scared of everything else! I do love this print though - the colors are so pretty and the print isn't too overwhelming.

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  25. I'm the same way with tops! Most are plain because I'm super picky about patterns. I like this one you're wearing! I bet it would look awesome with white pants or shorts in the summer!

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  26. That red patterned shirt really pops beautifully! I love the classics too, but sometimes a nice print is a good choice :)

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  27. I very picky about my tops. that I'm always redoing my closet and getting rid of things.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  28. I am glad you brought about patterned shirts, and I am the exact same! I am also encouraged by how chic a patterned shirt can be when styling it right.
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  29. The bright red on your patterned top just pops! Your red lipstick is the perfect complement. ~Cynthia

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  30. I wouldn't say anything is missing from my closet, but I could use more pieces that just make me feel fabulous rather than those that are purely functional.

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  31. Looking fab in red! Love the top and the red lipstick, too. :) Thanks for hosting this link up. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  32. I am definitely like you--I am constantly going through my closet and removing the things that don't get worn. I love this top on you--it looks great with the denim jacket!

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  33. What an awesome pattern, I love your shirt!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  34. Cannot believe you are still surrounded by mounds of snow! Ya look pretty as a picture!

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  35. I am definitely on be of the first group of people you mentioned, I need to edit more often. But I did get rid {it is already bagged up to be donated} 121 pieces of clothing, 4 hats, 4 scarves and 16 pairs of shoes plus a pair of boots. It felt good. Like you I own a ton of patterned bottoms both in pants and skirts but I am eyeing some beautiful floral pieces from TJ Maxx.

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  36. I really dislike almost all prints (especially on tops - what's that about??) - I feel like so many of them are really matronly. That's why basically all of my tops are either solid or striped. Weird - I don't think I've ever given thought to how I much prefer pattern on dresses, pants, or skirts...! As far as editing your closet, I do it constantly. I'm always taking things out and putting it in my donate pile :)

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  37. Definitely of the former category!! I shop and shop and hoard and hoard, and still wail that I have absolutely nothing to wear.

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