Monday, March 18, 2013

Folk Inspired / Take One



     My closet seems to be divided into two distinctive categories--"folk inspired" and "classic ladylike". Coats and jackets by Nanette Lepore and dresses by Theory hang next to thrifted blouses and seem to blend well together.
     I gave myself an assignment this week--create three folk inspired combinations for spring.  There's to many pictures for one day, so I'm dividing them into three separate posts.  Dean, my husband was at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas this week, so I was a "one woman show" taking these pictures.  I had fun making this group of photos and I hope you enjoy the looks.  Thanks to those who joined my site this week!







jacket--Nanette Lepore
shoes--Earth
pants--New York and Company
blouse--George

links
Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style

What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy 
Linking up with My Thrifty Chic                                                   
Because Shanna Said So // Random Wednesday
Transatlantic Blonde // What I Wore Wednesday
All Things Alisa// Diaries of a barganista


31 comments:

  1. This is really a unique outfit, Ann, which almost reminds me of Bavaria, where I live!
    Especially as an artist it suits you so well.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks Annette for the comment. It definitely is inspired by traditional folk costume!

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  2. Love those shoes. Look forward to the next installment.

    Sue xo

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    1. Next time you are out and about check out Earth and Earthies shoes. The are the best of comfort and design.

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  3. Oh how...that blouse...those shoes...and I love the color combination!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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    1. Green is my favorite color. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. What a beautiful outfit! I love the jacket, but especially like the way you've paired it with the blouse and pants. The prints are a wonderful complement to the trim, and all the colors work so well together. That's a lovely backdrop, too!

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    1. Thanks so much for noticing this background. It was a spring inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful! Found you via Visible Monday, looking forward to more!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my site. Visible Monday is really fun, good place to see what is going on the blogging world!

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  6. You have paired interesting colors and lots of patterns - and it's not busy. I love that outfit!

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    1. Doesn't color just brighten your day? Thanks for the comments.

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  7. You totally rock this outfit! Love the details on the jacket, and how about them pants!!
    You look SO VERY lovely!!

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    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate the positive comments since I'm just getting started blogging!

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  8. I do like trousers and shoes!

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    1. Thanks Dan, both are really comfortable.

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  9. Highly individualized style that works like a charm. You make the "wearing 'o the green" look a lot less dorky!
    You look gorgeous. BTW... the only thing I don't like about ankle length pants is how they look when I sit down. Why, please, does it look less dumb on you than on me?!

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    1. Thanks Jan. I know I thought the same thing about how the pants looked when sitting. I think some sock would help. Taking pictures does help one see the positives and negatives of a look!

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  10. I love this outfit!! And great job on the pictures-it really doesn't look like a solo effort!

    Those shoes are great, I love the detailing on them!

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  11. Thanks Kamilla, appreciate your comments.

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  12. I love the folk inspired attire, and you made it very modern!

    Thank you for linking up with the Anything & Everything Blog Hop!


    xo Tori

    www.mythriftychic.com

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  13. Just discovered your blog...it is beautiful. This is a breath taking outfit. All kinds of lovely.

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  14. This is gorgeous!! The jacket is absolutely beautiful. What a fun mix of lady-like/folk inspired pieces.

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  15. Fabulous jacket and perfect backdrop, Ann.
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  16. Great pattern mixing! I love the color green! And those shoes are so fun!

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  17. What a great outfit, I love the individuality. It's really classy and the photos are beautiful!

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  18. Such a fun look! I really love the printed pants. The details in the jacket are amazing!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  19. I love this outfit so much! That jacket is such a special piece - you styled it perfectly. Thanks for adding your link to my blog!

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  20. What a great jacket. You really did a fantastic styling job! So unique and individual, it is definitely a keeper!

    Stopping by from the link up!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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