Thursday, December 9, 2010

Look of the Day: I Don't Want To Be Anything Other Than Me

It was cold and rainy out today but I felt anything but, so I threw on this little ditty from Anthro, it just seemed to match my holiday mood perfectly. I love being a little Elf this time of year. We elves like to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. But wow, no other time of the year seems to fly by so fast. Funny because when I was young no other time of year went by so slow.

Although this dress doesn't get a whole lot of wear I can't seem to part with it. I always get so many compliments on it when I wear it. However, it still seems to stands out in my closet. I read many Anthropologie blogs and love the clothes, but the clothes don't always seem 'me'. So I always make sure to throw in some pieces with a little more edge when wearing Anthro pieces. Like my chunky rings and bracelets, or boots.
Now that feels a little more Amber.
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The dress has a belt but I used it as a headband -- it worked perfectly!
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A Plaid jacket, um yeah, gotta have one of those.
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Antropologie (in the moment?) dress from last year, old Forever 21 jacket, Nine West boots, Forever 21 tights.
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How do you make pieces feel more 'you'?

27 comments:

  1. Yes, I think that was what it is called! I love this dress on you. You say elf, I say you look like a big ray of sunshine! Perfect for a cloudy day.

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  2. I love that dress, so cute! How creative to use the belt as a headband, I swear you are so creative.
    I agree that Anthro has beautiful clothes, but they aren't always me either.

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  3. Oh that dress! I wanted it so bad! Gorgeous on you!

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  4. I'm the same way RE: Anthro. I used to buy a ton of stuff there but was constantly finding myself adding in s stud here, a chunky Frye boot there to make it more me and a tad less proper. This is a great look on you - love the mustardy-goldenrod yellow!

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  5. This is really, really cute on you. Yellow is your color - and mixed with grey only moreso!

    I know what you mean about Anthro - I see the stuff and love it, but when I put it on I just don't think it's very me. Inevitably I buy a couple things, and then find ways to toughen it up. So maybe mix w/denim or leather, a harder boot or studded/soft spiked jewelry.

    You did great here. The boots are perfect.

    xo,
    c

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  6. The jacket looks perfect with it! xoxo

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  7. Amber, I love how you make Anthro you! Don't ever part w/that dress, because it's fabulous on you. I love how you thought to wear the belt as a headband - you're a genius!

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  8. I feel the same way about time going by fast now! I hate it!! Christmas when I was little lasted FOREVER! I try to squeeze every last drop of it out for my 2 boys now. And I love that you "hardened" up that Anthro dress with boots and a jacket. Perfection.

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  9. Beautiful dress. Love how great it looks with dark tights!

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  10. Love it! That dress is so great.

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  12. I don't know if I've found the balance between my closet and me...

    But, you love amazing! I can see why you can't part with this dress and I certainly don't blame you!

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  13. I definitely know what you mean about Anthropologie. I love their stuff but sometimes it's a little too "cute". I think you do a great job of making it yours with the boots and the jewelry, though. I really like the tough-but-girly look, and you've got it down.

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  14. wow this is so cute! love the coordinating headband :) so cute!

    xoxo

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  15. i throw a scarf on anything - then it's immediately ME

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  16. i wish i could put an outfit together that looks like this. i am still working on that skill :)

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  17. you look gorgeous! the dress looks great on you, especially with that coat.

    xx http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

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  18. Amber - I completely agree, I love reading Anthro blogs, but I never seem to buy from there, not me - i am more edgier just like you - our closets are SOOO similar!!! I love the mustard, that is my fav part!

    xx

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  19. Anthro isn't really me either, but I LOVE that dress. That color of yellow is one of my favorites!

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  20. That jacket length is perfect for the dress.
    To make it look more like me I add a scarf or one big ring.

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  21. I"m not an Anthropologie shopper either. I actually think their clothes are beautiful, just a bit more feminine and girly than my style.

    I make things more "ME" with shoes and a jacket. With this dress, i'd probably do the same thing, throw a jacket over it. I have a leather jacket that would do the trick. And, i'd pair it with an edgy bag to offset the ruffles.

    Looks good! The grayish/light colored F21 coat is a smart pairing. Black would have been too harsh and 80's in contrast to that bright yellow and too matchy matchy w/ all the black on bottom.

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  22. blazers, tanks and skinnies are my style. loving scarves right now, too. :)

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  23. That skirt is ridiculously gorgeous. Accessories always help me make a look feel more like me!

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