Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #11: Vacation Vogue

The challenge:
Put together an outfit made for sightseeing. It should be one that will be comfortable for walking around in and can last you from the early morning until dinner and drinks in the evening. Plus, you're on vacation, so you'd better make sure you look good in photos, which you'll have for years to come.
forever 21 striped blazer jacket, express ruched blue top, delias morgan white skinny jeans, bakers wild pair karen wp taupe pumps, gap yellow python belt, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, forever 21 faceted bead drop gold cluster earrings, petite fashion challenge, vacation fashion

forever 21 striped blazer jacket, express ruched blue top, delias morgan white skinny jeans, bakers wild pair karen wp taupe pumps, gap yellow python belt, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, forever 21 faceted bead drop gold cluster earrings, petite fashion challenge, vacation fashion

forever 21 striped blazer jacket, express ruched blue top, delias morgan white skinny jeans, bakers wild pair karen wp taupe pumps, gap yellow python belt, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, forever 21 faceted bead drop gold cluster earrings, petite fashion challenge, vacation fashion
Blazer: Forever 21 Striped Knit Jacket (recent) - S / $25 (buy) (similar bf style)
Top: Express Ruched Blue Shirt (old) - $15 (similar and in petite sizing! 
Belt: Gap Outlet Yellow Snakeskin (holes punched) - M / $5 (cute Anthro one on sale $10)
Pants: Delia's Morgan Low-Rise Skinny Jeans - 0S (buy)
Watch: Michael Kors "Small Runway" (MK5430) - $127 (buy)  
Bag: Vieta Lucille Buckle Satchel (c/o TJMaxx) - $30 (very similar Aldo satchel!)  
Shoes: Bakers Wild Pair Karen WP in Taupe - 5.5 / $70 (buy
Hair: used Goody Modern Updo (buy)
Nails: Essie Power Clutch - (buy)

 For my daytime look, I chose something simple but layered as you never know how the weather might change from morning to night.  Not only is the blazer great for warmth, but a nice fitted one also really helps pull together everything in a look {regardless of how disheveled you might actually be from traveling!}.

I paired heels with my look because even though I might not end up wearing them the entire day, I at least want to have them available for pictures!  And that's where the satchel bag comes in handy -- a pair of flats is definitely an item I don't leave home without if I'm going to be sightseeing!  This bag is the perfect size to stow away flats as well as heels so that I can look photogenic and comfortable all day.


forever 21 striped blazer jacket, express ruched blue top, delias morgan white skinny jeans, bakers wild pair karen wp taupe pumps, gap yellow python belt, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, forever 21 faceted bead drop gold cluster earrings, louis vuitton monogram wallet clutch, petite fashion challenge, vacation fashion

forever 21 striped blazer jacket, express ruched blue top, delias morgan white skinny jeans, bakers wild pair karen wp taupe pumps, gap yellow python belt, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, forever 21 faceted bead drop gold cluster earrings, louis vuitton monogram wallet clutch, petite fashion challenge, vacation fashion

forever 21 striped blazer jacket, express ruched blue top, delias morgan white skinny jeans, bakers wild pair karen wp taupe pumps, gap yellow python belt, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, forever 21 faceted bead drop gold cluster earrings, louis vuitton monogram wallet clutch, petite fashion challenge, vacation fashion

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Earrings: Forever 21 Faceted Bead Drop Earrings - $5.80 (buy)
Wallet/Purse: Louis Vuitton - gifted from parents (similar MK one for <$100)

To transition to an evening look, I switched out the blazer and satchel for a pair of glitzy earrings and a wallet clutch {both of which can be carried in the satchel!}.  I'm a firm believer that accessories can completely transform a look, so here is the proof!

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And now that I have the vacation fashion down, all I need now is the vacation... :)

Be sure to head over to Ski Petite to check out the other "vacation vogue" entries!

kileen

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44 comments:

  1. I love the colors together. And great tip on bringing extra shoes and fancier accessories in your satchel!

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  2. i love that the little details transform the outfit! i agree, heels are a must for pictures. its also a better workout to burn off those travel calories, right? hmmm.

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  3. Those earrings are key to transform your look. Never thought about carrying a big bag to store shoes =) Great idea! I have to keep that in mind for my next vacation.

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  4. Love the bright blue top! It really stands out and it makes the whole outfit look oh-so-chic! =)

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  5. ah, well, you need to show the outfit with the flats then, becuase there is no way you are going to switch them out for every photo, and you need to look good all the time - not just in the pictures ;)

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  6. this is lovely!! the earrings really do glam up the outfit! never underestimate the power of accessories:)!

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  7. i forgot them at home this morning and didn't have time to go back for them... :(

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  8. I love the blue and white combo.  I'm thinking nothing but black and grey these days (getting cold around here)... would have loved to see some pics with flats though.

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  9. Kileen you look gorgeous! That blue suits you beautifully!

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  10. I absolutely love blue with yellow.  It really stands out with those crisp, white jeans you have on there.  You look lovely with your hair up.  :)

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  11. Mission accomplished! I love love love yellow and blue together, so this outfit is a major winner in my book :)
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  12. How do you and Elle wear heels for sightseeing?! Share your talents please :D Love the electric blue against the crisp white!

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  13. Wow! You do magic with your color combinations and your makeup is flawless.









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  14. That jacket is amazing!

    You look great in that shade of blue! And I love your idea to pair it with that goldenrod belt!

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  15. cobalt blue and mustard yellow is always a stellar color combo! love your hair in these photos too!

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  16. it's really just keeping a pair of flats handy in the purse. :)

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  17. awww what a fun little challenge kileen! you're always an inspiration!!

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  18. You did an awesome job creating 2 looks in 1!  Kileen, this is fantastic, and you look awesome in royal blue!

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  19. Love the idea of toting heels in your bag...I'll have to use that one next time I'm traveling (hopefully I won't be carrying too many other things in said bag, because then instead of my feet hurting, it'll be my shoulders!)

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  20. You made it work perfectly! The earrings are so beautiful! ... vacation? you should come to Mexico ;)

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  21. Oh yes, I absolutely love Mexico (although I've only been to Cancun and Puerta Vallarta)! Definitely on my list to go back!
    Kileen

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  22. Love the layers! :)

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  23. I love how great the cobalt top looks on you Kileen and your make up is gorgeous! Loving the darker shades of make up on you now!


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  24. Definitely transforms the look!  Love the cobalt blue top on you!

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  25. Sounds like a fun challenge and you have done an amazing job!  What a perfect transitional outfit.  I love that you really utilize the satchel by carrying necessary accessories.  I totally agree that the accessories set the vibe for the look.  I love your earrings for the evening look! 

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  26. Love the day to night look...great blazer!!



















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  27. love your blazer! black and brown go well with everything! xx

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  28. Vacation clothes are the hardest to do! Here, you need absolute comfort and you need to look really, really good too.

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  29. I love the outfit! The top is a great colour on you and the blazer really makes the outfit special :)

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  30. White pants are amazing. Seriously, everyone should own a pair because with the right cut they are flattering on almost everyone! I love your look - I can totally see this going from day to night so easily, and how great is it that everything fits in the satchel!

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  31. I love the jacket!  And that blue is so pretty on you.

    and you are a brave girl if you can wear white jeans on vacation.  I would be afraid to get them so dirty in one day.  I can't even keep them clean when i am at home! LOL!

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  32. haha, i keep a Tide pen and Shout wipes handy on me at all times too. they're definite lifesavers!

    for some reason white pants just seem like quintessential vacation attire. :)

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  33. i love the pop of the mustard color with the blue, you look fab and wow that bag is just $30?!

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  34. yup! the bag was a great TJMaxx find. :)

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  35. Great job on this PFC Kileen! I love the white jeans and blue and pop of yellow!!! Glad your comments is working again :)

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  36. me too. i wish Disqus would fix all of their issues already...

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  37. That shade of blue is beautiful! Unfortunately, my handbag is reserved for DSLR schlepping, so no room for heels in there, but I like the idea.

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  38. Oh that might be my case too when we buy our second DSLR next year... For now hubby carries the camera. :)
    Kileen

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  39. You take such great pictures, your blog is so cute!

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  40. you look really good, kileen! i like the white pants so much on you

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  41. Amazing as always. I love all the color combinations here - the white, yellow, blue and browns. They look awesome together. You look so gorgeous in those white pants. I can't do whites, they get dirty too fast around kids ;)

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