Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It Was Fate

j. crew placket cardigan loft field spots print tee urban outfitters bdg cigarette grey jeans bakers mary blue suede pumps michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 louis vuitton ellipse purse

j. crew placket cardigan loft field spots print tee urban outfitters bdg cigarette grey jeans bakers mary blue suede pumps michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 louis vuitton ellipse purse

j. crew placket cardigan loft field spots print tee urban outfitters bdg cigarette grey jeans bakers mary blue suede pumps michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 louis vuitton ellipse purse

j. crew placket cardigan loft field spots print tee urban outfitters bdg cigarette grey jeans bakers mary blue suede pumps michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 louis vuitton ellipse purse

j. crew placket cardigan loft field spots print tee urban outfitters bdg cigarette grey jeans bakers mary blue suede pumps michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 louis vuitton ellipse purse
J. Crew Merino Chiffon Placket Cardigan - XXS / $30 (similar)
LOFT Fields Spot Print Tee (recent) - XSP / $21 (buy - 3% back with Mr. Rebates!)
Urban Outfitters BDG Cigarette Jeans - 24 / $19 (buy - 3% back with Mr. Rebates!)
A'gaci Half Inch Skinny Belt - S / $3.25 (buy) (similar)
Michael Kors "Small Runway" Watch (MK5430) - $127 (buy)
Forever 21 Feminine Wrapped Bangles - $6.80 (buy)
Louis Vuitton Ellipse Purse - gifted from parents (similar)
Bakers Mary Blue Suede Pumps - 5.5 (buy in red or black)

If you've been checking up on my monthly budget post (incorrectly named as March recap when the month isn't even over.  *shake my head*...), you know I pretty much hit my clothing budget limit weeks ago.  But still, I went out and bought this blouse from LOFT.  Before you judge, though, hear me out:
  • The shirt was the last one in my size. 
  • I went shopping with my teacher friend, who was able to get me an additional 15% off.
  • I had a coupon for $25 off of $50 and it expired that day.  Even though the shirt was $49.50, the sales associate was willing to accept the coupon!  My boyfriend calls it "the cute girl discount."  I call it fate.  
So you see, I kinda had to get this shirt. If this isn't stars aligning, I don't know what is.  :)

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66 comments:

  1. Kileen, thanks for stopping by my blog! The colors of this outfit are beautiful. I love the mustard cardigan with this top And the shoes just pull all together.

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  2. I love the top. I would have totally gone over for it too. Your hair looks completely amazing too.
    My Heart Blogged

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  3. Love your hair and the shoes!

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  4. Such a great combination! The shoes are to die for ... ! Great look Kileen :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  5. Those shoes were meant to be with that shirt. That is number 4!

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  6. cute pants Kileen! you are so cute and little ;)

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  7. super chic outfit! I really like the color combo and the pop of blue from the shoes.

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  8. oh, that is TOTALLY fate!!!! no guilt allowed. plus, it's super cute. enjoy ;)

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  9. This outfit is AWESOME! I am in LOVE with it! Especially the blue pumps, mustard cardigan and the blue in the shirt. LOVING it!

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  10. aww! the top was worth getting! i really like the colorful water color design all over it :). whenever i get coupons i always feel the need to use it because i just have this important notion about "discounts" on everything lol! i think that's why i get super excited whenever i get my ulta coupons in the mail lol!

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  11. You totally had to get it! I mean, especially since I know petite clothes are harder to find. I gotta say, the colors in your last two outfits have been spot on. Love them!

    North Meets South

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  12. oh me too!! i love the Ulta coupons. they always manage to lure me in. :)

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  13. thank you! i had to wear a mustard-ish cardigan after all the mustard
    colors i saw in this week's color brigade! :)

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  14. I love this shirt! I just got it and got a bunch of compliments when I wore it to work last week. I'm going to have to try it with a mustard cardi.

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  15. Oh yes, take an outfit picture when you wear it next time. I would love to see!

    Kileen

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  16. Um wow. Those shoes. Just wow. The color. The maryjane style. The height! Fabulous.

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  17. well if you put it that way....
    I know it's always so easy to rationalize new purchases, I totally fell over on my budget this month as well!

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  18. I know! I'll be better next month in staying within budget.

    Kileen

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  19. Love the jeans they accentuate your curves, i also have a pair of grey acid wash jeans love them.

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  20. You look smoking hott girl! I love everything about this outfit. You really put this one together nicely. Those shoes are gorgeous and your hairstyle is too sexy! Love Love Love this! Nekiah

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  21. i totally think the shirt was SO worth it to get..

    1. it looks like a beautiful piece of artwork.. your blouse looks like a monet painting!

    and

    2. you got it FOR sure an amazing deal it would have been stupid for you not to get it!!

    ps. LOVE your jeans!! i love acid wash grey so hawt!

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  22. Aww! I do not fault you for getting the shirt. Too awesome to pass up. And you did a wonderful job styling it! Loving the watch with the bangles!!

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  23. You look great! I swear those blunt bangs add an extra level of instant chicness to everything you wear!

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  24. Haha, I love your reasoning there! The blouse does look great on you!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  25. oooh that cardi is the perfect shade of mustard!

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  26. that shirt has the best print! it was definitely meant to be =)

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  27. Man, Kileen. I don't know how you walk in your teetering heels! Your feet are almost perpendicular to the ground. That's gotta take some skill to walk :)

    I love the print of the blouse and how you tied it all together with the cardi and shoes. CUTE.

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  28. hair up looks amazing :)
    I love this cardigan :)

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  29. It most definitely was fate! And the top and cardigan look like they were made for each other!

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  30. So, I was wearing a cardigan with a pencil skirt the other day and I belted it. I've never belted anything like that before... and I love it. Thanks for being an inspiration!

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  31. Justine @ Just Better TogetherMarch 30, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    YAY for great deals!

    Just Better Together

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  32. Gorgeous shoes....Im so loving your hair....you look so young:)

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  33. Love the shirt and I say you had to go for it :) Great purchase!! It looks great paired with the mustard cardigan too

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  34. Love your shoes and bag!!
    You style is so great!!

    xoxo from Spain
    http://myshowroombyp.blogspot.com/

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  35. Definitely fate. I am so searching for a LOFT store when I get to the States again, how could I not with shirts that cute? Love it!

    http://mygrowingobsessions.blogspot.com

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  36. I also just picked up the same blouse last weekend! SA also let me use the savings card even though it was already 30% off $49.50... so came out to a pretty good price! I actually initially didn't like it on the rack and didn't think it photographed well... but I rather liked it when I tried it on. And the color palette is perfect for pairing with a mustard cardigan!

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  37. thanks! these jeans were also on sale at UO in my favorite cut so i ended
    up getting them. so glad i did! :)

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  38. i agree!! i was a little bit wary of the shirt cause it looks really boxy
    on the hanger and the elastic hem was a little weird, but it didn't look
    that bad once i put it on. still a little boxy, but i think if you just add
    a belt or a high-waisted pencil skirt then it's not a problem at all! can't
    wait to see it on you! :)

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  39. Those pants are awesome! I love how they look with the shoes, too. :)

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  40. I love the shirt with your mustard cardigan! Just beautiful

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  41. OMG I missed 9 posts of yours? Holy moly!! And you got ur bangs cut? OMG you look like a doll!!! :D

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  42. This outfit is perfect :) And the shoes are killer!

    IvonneStacy.blogspot.com

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  43. haha, thanks. it's so good to have you back!! :)

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  44. Love that top, and wow those are some heels!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  45. Cute hair! I love your bangs :)

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  46. I think the pants are rolled up 1 roll too much. You should consider either try releasing it 1 roll down, or...scrunch up your sleeves more. the proportions are a tad bit off & its cutting your legs off.

    and have you tried gathering the cardigan a bit closer? it would give the X effect Kelly @ AlterationsNeeded is talking about to give a more curvy womanly shape.

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  47. oh, yes, i should've scrunched up the sleeves on the cardigan to balance it
    out. and i wanted to try out a kinda cuffed crop pants look, which is why i
    cuffed the jeans. i had previously worn them all the way un-cuffed and
    they're not too long. good call on releasing 1 of the cuffs though!

    and thanks for the tip on gathering the cardi more in the front. your tips
    are so helpful! :)

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  48. What a fabulous cardi!!

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  49. i love how you matched everything so well together! and i still wish i bought that ruffle cardigan!!!

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  50. I am so not judging. You look so cute with your new shirt, jeans and the knot in your hair.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  51. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours EVER! I really, really love every piece of it!!

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  52. RunningonhappinessMarch 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    You're hair looks awesome! I love you in bangs! And no judgement here! I went over my shopping budget for the month too. Love those shoes and your fabulous bag! Great ensemble!

    XO, Katie
    Running on Happiness

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  53. Love the blouse...you so had to have it :)

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  54. glad i got to see these jeans...been wanting to get them, but wanted to see how they REALLY look on! nice!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  55. That shell is perfection - it looks so lovely with the J. Crew cardi and I still can't get how good those bangs look on you!!! Have you ever had bangs before?

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  56. nice hairdo and fashion style =)

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  57. i did have bangs almost 4 years ago, but they weren't nearly as thick. i'm
    glad i opted for thicker, blunt bangs this time. :)

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  58. love the blouse--you were justified in getting it!

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  59. I love the shirt with your mustard cardigan! Just beautiful

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  60. oo i just love this outfit and your hair! the bangs + the bun are too cute :) xoxo jcd

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  61. It was definitely fate! Plus, it looks super cute on you! Love how you paired it with the mustard cardi.

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  62. I'm late catching up on my blogs from this last wekk, but am IN LOVE with this outfit!!!! <3 SHOES especially!

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  63. love the mustard and blue combo going on here
    have been looking for a mustard cardi ever since I had to take one back
    will go check out the ones you have listed
    Brett

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  64. I never knew mustard yellow could look so chic. I guess it's all in the styling. I love this outfit and the combination of the cardigan with the blue shoes is genius.

    -
    Sartorial Nerd
    https://thesartorialnerd.blogspot.com

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