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Inspired Look: Autumn Leaves

Fall may be almost over (judging by my shivers this morning, it is), but there are still a few leaves left on the trees, and their colors will continue to inspire me until Thursday of next week.  After that, get ready for lots of reds and greens.

This outfit started with the bow in my hair – yes, that one you can barely see.  Surprisingly, I had a little trouble building an outfit around it, but I think I ultimately succeeded.  Most of this outfit is neutral (yes, technically, maroon is a color, but it’s functioning as a neutral).  The yellow belt adds a little pop of color, and the earrings (a gift from my sweet friend Bonnie) tie it together nicely. 

Obviously,since I’m wearing a sheer short sleeve shirt and bare legs, this photo was not taken today.  But, I’m remembering those warmer days with longing.

Skirt: American Eagle, via my sister’s closet
Shirt: the Body Shop
Belt: the Body Shop (this is obviously not my most mature outfit)
Hair Bow: the Dollar Store
Shoes: Payless

Inspired Looks: Kara

Recently, I’ve had several people tell me that they’ve been inspired by my blog to spice up their own outfits a bit.


Seriously, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that a) anyone is actually reading my blog, and b) that anyone would ever use what I say to affect their own wardrobe.  

I’ve decided it would be nice to feature these people, since we can all learn from each other, and it also might be a nice way for me to say thank you to them for reading.  (Also, this makes me feel like a real fashion blogger, because InStyle magazine has a feature like this.)

First up is my lovely friend, Kara.  Kara and I have similar jobs, so we see each other on the road a lot, and it’s always comforting to see her smiling, friendly face when I’m in a new place.

And girl has pizazz!  One time, she showed me all the shoes she brought for a trip, and they put my collection to shame!

Like the ones here: 

Sparkle platforms.Is there anything better than that?  I love this outfit for a number of reasons.  One, Kara told me she started with her shoes and worked her way up – one of my favorite ways to build an ensemble.

Two, I love the unexpected color combo of turquoise and burgundy.  It really goes well together and it’s not overdone (unlike my go-to blue and green).  I also love the sequin top under the blazer.  This is a great way to wear sequins during the day – tone them down with conservative pieces.  And lastly, the same base neutrals – tan, brown, gold – tie the outfit together nicely.

Yay, Kara!  I love it.

If you have been inspired by something on my blog, please send me your pictures!  I’d love to feature you, too! 

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