Wednesday, May 22, 2013

White Blooming Trees







     I've been thinking about this post for a while. I thought I would put together items that could be worn to a formal occasion using sportswear separates. I'm enjoying the lace trend this spring and find wearing it with a satin motorcycle style jacket feels right for me. 

     I had this outfit paired the snakeskin accessories but I think this salmon color looks snappy and vibrate. I found these shoes at my local consignment shop for $8! 

     Thanks to you that joined by site this week. All of your comments are such an encouragement to keep sharing my point of view.

jacket--ellen tracy
skirt--jones new york
shoes--nine west (consignment purchases)
purse--coach 
bracelet--lands end

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39 comments:

  1. Love the nude lace pencil skirt.

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  2. I love the mix of dressy and casual pieces and the way the salmon color really pops the neutrals without
    being overdone. Another great look for you Ann!

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca. Trying the salmon is a new color for me.

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  3. The lace blends so beautifully with the blossoms, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Best backdrop ever, and wonderful outfit, dear Anne.
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    Ps: Would you consider deleting the WORD VERIFICATION. It is such a waste of time and a nightmare, ahhhhhhhhh.

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  4. Wow! I love your lace skirt. It's a surprise for me to see those quite different surroundings in your photos!

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    1. Thanks Dan. This photo was taken at the park near my house. The city has been planting blooming trees the past 10 to 20 years. They bloom in white, pink and scarlet. We have been experimenting with using a flash on overcast days to enhance the colors in the photo. The purse isn't so bright in real life.

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  5. I love that skirt and the salmon accessories. So pretty together!

    Lea
    http://highheeledstyle.com

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  6. In that theme, I saw a dressy sweatshirt worn with a dressier skirt and I love the Look! And yours too~love the pop of salmon. I tried this combo out this week also, and felt great. Did you?

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  7. I really love the textural interplay as much if not more than the color combination. I have to go to an event on Friday and you're giving me all kinds of great ideas ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  8. This is one of my favourite posts, Ann.
    You look stunning, elegant and trendy at the same time. I love the combination of your lace skirt and the leather jacket. Your salmon red accessories are a perfect match. I really love the whole ensemble.
    Incredible photos too.

    Before I forget - I enjoyed your style interview over at Sylvia's 40+Style a lot!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Hey thanks Annette! I'm wanting to share more about these photos with everyone because the color is so vibrant. It was shady under these trees so using the flash was necessary and gosh the colors. It looks altered, but it isn't. Dean just put his finger up to block the light of the flash by 50%, you could use some scrim paper also. This technique is worth trying!

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  9. This skirt is wonderful, it's beautiful, I love the color and fabric. I love shoes and bag. A look lovely, soft, delicate and elegant. The photos are beautiful.

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  10. How lovely, Ann - and a fantastic shoe score! I've long wished for a dimmer camera flash and have used the finger trick with unpredictable (but once in a while really neat) results, but never as beautiful as this! Wow!

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    1. I am passing on some incorrect info about this flash technique! Here's the scoop as Dean remembers. Our Canon camera has an option for reducing the power of the flash--genius Canon! We are using the flash as a fill light in shade on a overcast day.

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    2. I hope that whoever made that feature happen got a raise!

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  11. Oh Ann,
    How gorgeous are your photos!
    A feminine lace skirt paired with an edgy jacket....unexpected but beautiful! Use of salmon color in your accessories is just perfect!

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  12. Love this oufit! I am into the lace skirts as well but haven't wore the one I recently purchased. I really like the jacket you chose with it. Great shoe find.

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  13. Beautiful lace skirt! And it is an interesting idea to combine it with a sporty jacket, looks great on you. The look would be a bit plane but you balanced it by adding colour through accessories. Perfect.

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  14. Ann you select the best backdrops for your photos... stunning. This is a lovely outfit with the colour combination in particular. The shoes are lovely and have quite a retro vibe.

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  15. I absolutely LOVE the neon trim on that Coach purse. And it's nice to see that the trees are flowering. We are still freezing here in the UK, and I am headed your way in a few weeks time, so it is reassuring to know that spring has sprung somewhere in the world.

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  16. So pretty, what a lovely location, I adore lace and the pops of colour.

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  17. Bam! Classy, classic, contemporary, and gorgeous! I LOVE the pop of neon amidst the sea of tasteful beige.

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  18. Um, LOVE your classy look with that pop of color!
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  19. Your Coach bag is adorable!! I just received one in white and I can't wait to share pictures wearing it. You look great wearing nude and the background of your pictures is just like a postcard.

    Mysmallwardrobe.com

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  20. What a gorgeous lace skirt! You look so chic and sophisticated! Thanks for linking up with us :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  21. You look fabulous in this beige hue!

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  22. These heels were a real bargain. You were so lucky to find them. You're looking so beautiful in front of the blooming apple trees.

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  23. I absolutely adore this look! These shoes are an amazing consignment purchase and look perfect with this outfit! :) Happy to have found your blog through The Pleated Poppy!

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  24. This is one of my favoirte combo's wearing formal with a bit of sportswear and, of course, you showed us exactly how it should be worn. Love the lace and jacket together but most of all I love the soft hues you choose to feature this combination.

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  25. Wow....I've never seen trees like that! So neat! Love the pop of neon against that nude!
    xx, Kristen

    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  26. A touch of neon here and there is simply stunning! Absolutely love this pairing!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  27. Love this bag and overall combo! I'm a new follower and am definitely a fan of your blog - would love for you to check out mine :)

    - Kathleen
    http://www.fashionablelaughter.com/

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  28. I almost missed this post. What would be a pity. I love the lace skirt and how you mixed it with the leather jacket. But the best is that you add these beautiful 70s style shoes in red. You look amazing Ann!

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  29. Really, really fine combination. That jacket and that skirt were made for each other, and neither designer knew it! You just have the most extraordinary taste. Lovely, Ann!

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  30. You look stunning, love the colors, love the background contrast and your skirt pattern is fabulous!

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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