Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Striped Cold Shoulder Top & Confident Twosday Linkup

Sammydress striped eyelet cold shoulder top, white jeans, pom pom sandals, straw clutch, summer look, cold-shoulder-top-white-jeans
Top-c/o Sammydress | Jeans-Gap (save, splurge) | Sandals-c/o Makemechic (savesplurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge

Do you like to challenge yourself? I'm not talking about an ultramarathon or anything, but little things throughout the day. Trying something new, challenging yourself, and setting goals and achieving them helps to build confidence. When I do collaborations with a brand, I often take care to choose things I would absolutely pick myself...but sometimes I challenge myself to try a new trend or something I am not comfortable with. This cold shoulder top was one of those items from my recent Sammydress order. I wasn't sure I was going to like it or wear it much, but I challenged myself to try. And after trying it on, I cannot say enough good things! The stripes and eyelet detail are right up my alley. A white cami underneath makes it perfectly modest. I am wearing a large for length, but a medium would have fit me fine, so I would say you only need to size up 1 size. This is one challenge that definitely worked out!




Sammydress striped eyelet cold shoulder top, white jeans, pom pom sandals, straw clutch, summer look, cold-shoulder-top-white-jeans

Sammydress striped eyelet cold shoulder top, white jeans, pom pom sandals, straw clutch, summer look, cold-shoulder-top-white-jeans
Top-c/o Sammydress | Jeans-Gap (save, splurge) | Sandals-c/o Makemechic (savesplurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge

Sammydress striped eyelet cold shoulder top, white jeans, pom pom sandals, straw clutch, summer look, cold-shoulder-top-white-jeans

Sammydress striped eyelet cold shoulder top, white jeans, pom pom sandals, straw clutch, summer look, cold-shoulder-top-white-jeans

Sammydress striped eyelet cold shoulder top, white jeans, pom pom sandals, straw clutch, summer look, cold-shoulder-top-white-jeans
Top-c/o Sammydress | Jeans-Gap (save, splurge) | Sandals-c/o Makemechic (save, splurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (save, splurge) | Watch-c/o JORD | Necklace-inherited (save, splurge

How do you challenge yourself each day?

59 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cold shoulder top with eyelet details! I'm also loving those sandals, I keep seeing it in everyone's feed and I need to get one!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  2. Love your sandals!! Thanks for hosting :)

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  3. Love this top and your sandals, super cute look.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. What a darling top and hello sandal sensational!!! You look fantastic!!

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  5. Love your sandals!! So cute.
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

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  6. So adorable! Great choice in tops. I love the eyelet detail, too. It really makes it a stand-out top. And it is super cute paired with your pom pom sandals.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  7. This outfit is absolutely adorable on you! That top is too cute!

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  8. Love the stripes and eyelet detail! Such a darling look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  9. That is a beautiful top! Perfect for summer, glad you gave the trend a try.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. Super SUPER pretty!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  11. Love this entire look! So on trend with the pom pom sandals & cold shoulder top!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  12. Loooove that top, lady- and the sandals are TOO fun!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. Those sandals are so cute! What a perfect pairing with the top!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  14. I'm glad you tried it out, because you look amazing!! You need more of these!

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  15. This is one of my favorite looks of yours! I love that you picked a top that was a little outside your comfort zone because it looks so great on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  16. Love that top!! You look adorable!'
    -Rose
    http://babiesandbluejeans.blogspot.com

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  17. This top is so cute on you and yes, a top like that would be a risk for me, too! I really love it though, especially with the white skinnies and those adorable pom pom sandals!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  18. Love the stripes and eyelet detail! This top looks great on you and so cute with your adorable sandals. I like taking a chance on things outside my norm when there is no real risk involved.

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  19. I think that's the perfect way to go about new things, Laura! Because many times we see a new trend and think "that's not me"---but how can it be if we don't try it? And sometimes just having tried it a couple times makes it more comfortable!!
    I love the open shoulder shirts myself (I feel like most are appropriately modest) and this one is no exception!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  20. You look so darling! I love the top and obsessed with those shoes!!!!

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  21. I love that top! The detail is so pretty!

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  22. So glad you tried this trend and top. This is one of my favorite looks on you Laura!
    Rachel xo
    www.garaytreasures.com

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  23. What a fun top! I think taking a risk paid off here, because that top is fantastic on you. I usually go the safer, more comfortable route when buying clothes (especially if I'm spending a good amount of money) but every once in a while it's fun to try things that are out of my comfort zone!

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  24. This outfit is so fun from head to toe, glad you went out of your comfort zone!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  25. The top is really fun. And I love the pom pom shoes on you.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

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  26. Very cute top! Glad you challenged yourself! And I love your shoes - too cute!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  27. I love that top on you and those white jeans are perfection. Glad you challenged yourself. I finally found a cold shoulder I like and have yet to wear it! I need to get it out of my closet.

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  28. I have been trying to challenge myself recently in many aspects of my life, but also with my style. Your challenge worked out, this top is amazing!! Love how you styled it, and again, your hair looks fabulous.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  29. Such a great outfit! Love the blouse!! :)

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  30. Love this top! The details and the cold shoulder look great on you. I also love the waves in your hair! Mine will fall flat in an hour of taking pics. I have challenged myself in outfits I dont think I would like, but end up loving!
    jess xx

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  31. So pretty-
    Sometimes we just have to give garments a try, we can be surprised.

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  32. Maybe I should try one too, then because I have been shying away from them. This one is really cute though!

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  33. This is the prettiest cold shoulder top I have seen yet! And I say how pretty your hair looks curled?

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  34. I'm so in love with your curls, Laura, they look fresh and charming and natural. And I've been seeing cold shoulder tops galore all over the web these days, and, to be honest, they all look rather the same. But yours, it's different and pretty!!! I heart.

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  35. You chose a lovely and unique top! It looks so nice with your white pants!

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  36. Such a fun look! I love those little colorful pom-pom sandals. They work perfectly with the neural tones of your outfit :)

    Erica
    http://pumpsandpushups.com/take-these-three-steps-everyday-for-a-better-summer-shape/

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  37. This cold shoulder top is too adorable! Looks great on you!

    Sincerely, Jennie

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  38. Oooh Claire, I think that's one of the prettiest cold shoulder tops I've seen! Looks gorgeous with the white jeans and the pom pom sandals. What a wonderful summer outfit.

    https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/mixing-snakeskin-lace-bistro-pants-lace.html

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  39. I just love every thing about this outfit . .. the top to the shoes.

    Life is just Rosie

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  40. That's a steal for such a beautiful dress! And the shoes! I cannot say enough about them!!! Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/08/07/mens-watches-outfit-personality/

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  41. You look gorgeous in this OTS top! It's perfect with the white jeans. Beautiful summer look!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  42. You always look so pretty! I love that top and the eyelet trim!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  43. That is the cutest top ever! I love how you paired it with those pom sandals too!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  44. Love how you styled that blouse, the cut-outs are so cute! It's definitely hard to go outside the fashion bubble, but this look is great on you! I’d love to have you join my link-up here:
    http://bit.ly/2ayWQT6

    xo,

    Kelly

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  45. This is such a great outfit, I think I am going to sammy dress right now to copy your top because I love it!!
    Have a wonderful day doll,
    Johanna,

    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  46. Girl, those SHOES!! They are not something I would normally be drawn to, but you are rocking the heck out of them! I also love the message in this post. I'm actually documenting my outfits this month to challenge myself to use more of what's in my closet! But I'm overdue for a good "I would never wear that oh what the heck" kind of challenge too.

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  47. This outfit is amazing on you! I love your top and pompom sandals!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  48. Love LOVE this top!! Looks very pretty on you.

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  49. What a beautiful top, and I love the cold shoulder cut. Stepping out of your comfort zone worked, because it looks great on you!!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  50. Though the tops and the white pants look great, especially the details, more attract me is your makeup and your smile. The color of the lipstick is stunning, like it.
    http://www.stylewe.com

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  51. Coveting those sandals! They would have been the finishing touch to a very colorful outfit I wore yesterday. Not sure a grandma can pull them off like you do, though. You are precious. Those white jeans are dyn-o-mite on you!

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  52. I commented earlier so will say
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  53. Whoops, I answered my own question. You DID already style it, and you linked to pretty clearly and I'm just not paying attention. :) It looks even better on you than on the model!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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