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6.21.10elaineThis is not me. This is Elaine, from Clothed Much. She is a magician when it comes to budgets and clothes. And today, I copied her.
When I saw Elaine’s post yesterday, I thought “eureka! that outfit is genius!” A simple white shirt with a fitted printed skirt, how come I didn’t think of that? Oh that’s right, because I was busy writing my 10th grade boyfriend a poem.
Today is the first day of summer. You want to know how I celebrated? I sat in an office with one tiny window three feet above my head that is covered by screens AND blinds and I typed on a computer all day long. However, I did it with a huge flower on the side of my head, so take that Corporate America. You can take my freedom and my sunshine, but you can’t take away my obtrusive headbands that also double as pillows for impromptu nap times also known as conference calls.
Also, I made this in Paint:
kendidrawswellToday is the first day of the rest of your summer. Happy first day of summer, you guys.

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  1. Elaine says:

    I love it!!! I love the flower especially. I think I need a flower headband now.

    Enter to win a Lime Ricki swimsuit!
    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

    06.22.10 · Reply
  2. Diana says:

    just so you know, i get so excited for your posts… i check and check for them πŸ™‚

    ps- if you wanna do something different you should do something about bathing suits, i've been shopping for one but no luck yet.

    06.22.10 · Reply
  3. First day of summer and I've already been on summer vacation for a month…don't you just love that! I love the idea of the simple tee and the patterned skirt. Your flower/pillow is adorable

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  4. Amber says:

    You and Elaine are styling geniuses!! Cute!

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  5. Dip-tea says:

    Happy summer day to you too dear girl. You are looking flawlessly gorgeous as always.


    PS: My word verification for this comment came up as 'doushing'. Just wanted to let you know.

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  6. myedit says:

    I'm glad you celebrated summer in style. I celebrated by sweating my butt off… it was nice.

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  7. Nice…copying never looked so good.

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  8. Lauren says:

    I saw that post yesterday from Clothed Much and loved it! I love how you put your own spin on it πŸ™‚ Way to pull off the flower headband and survive the first day of summer stuck inside!

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  9. That skirt looks great on you!! Love it with the white tee.

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  10. i too was in love with elaine's look the other day…you did a great job. unfortunately for me i don't have either one of your body types…sad. you both look so great. i wish i could pull this look off, maybe someday.

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  11. I wore my flower headband yesterday. Love your floral look.

    And I thought Elaine looked awesome yesterday, and your take on the look is just as pretty!

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  12. Happy first day of summer to you too! I love the simplicity and cuteness of this look. I especially love the big floral headband, so adorable!

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  13. Kathyrine says:

    Nice and simple. πŸ™‚
    I like how the red brick contrasts on the light color of your skirt, its really cool.

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  14. I love summer =) But this is my first one since I moved to Germany and I'm not sure that there is a real summer in here =p Yesterday was cold and today seems to be going the same way =(
    Have a great week!

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  15. Fia says:

    You both put together great outfits!

    Let me just say, I really appreciate that you acknowledged your inspiration since it was so direct.

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  16. Loved her outfit and yours as well! Cute happy first day of summer!

    xx Vivian @

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  17. I saw Elaines outfit the other day and thought it was cute too, Simplicity is just so nice sometimes. These are cool photos.

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  18. I was absolutely loving that outfit too! The other day I was standing at the Old Navy check out admiring the giant peonies in AC Moore and thinking about making a headband. Then I backed down. Thanks for the inspiration to go back this afternoon!

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  19. you always make me smile πŸ™‚ Happy Summer!

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  20. Ahh…corporate america! How I too love working in an office, without a window in stale circulating air. Especially when it's sunny and warm outside! Love the flower in your hair! Very pretty with your outfit!

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  21. Elle Sees says:

    I like inspiration for outfits! I've come up with outfits based on a piece of china, a cupcake, and a Popsicle. Ok, so maybe mine's just food-related?

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  22. Love this look! I bought a bold print pencil skirt the other day and had no idea what to wear with it. I ended up tucking in a simple, fitted white tee and adding a belt and heels…voila! So easy and cute! I was left thinking like you – why didn't I think of this before and why I haven't I been doing it all along?!

    06.22.10 · Reply
  23. There's no one better to take inspiration from than Elaine! You both are two of my must-read bloggers!

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  24. Yay, a new post!! I actually came across Elaine's blog last night and saw her super cute skirt and your outfit is just as cute!! Happy Summer!!

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  25. Ha!I love your blog, cute skirt!

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  26. M. says:

    I copy bloggers outfits so much, it's great inspiration! I love the color of your skirt!

    lovelove, M.

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  27. a very beautiful outfit!

    I'm doing a giveaway of a J Crew bracelet. Hope you will enter: πŸ™‚

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  28. jessica says:

    love the outfit!! headband is perfect for summer!!!

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  29. Sal says:

    What a great interpretation of a classic Elaine outfit!

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  30. jen lainy says:

    I did the exact same thing on the first day of summer, with a headband on my head as well…lucky us!

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  31. Love the flower and your reinterpretation. It's great that it's inspired by but not a direct copy of Elaine's outfit (which is also gorgeous).

    I don't know windows in your office are better. I spent all day being able to see what I was missing through the giant glass panes in our building. Think that may be worse – some evil form of corporate torture.

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  32. i love the middle pic of u with ur hands to ur mouth like u know a secret and wont share it. lol!

    LOVE the flower!

    xo, Kim

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  33. Jamie says:

    super cute.

    i need to a do a post like this – but with you as my muse.

    love the brick photos πŸ™‚

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  34. Erica says:

    Hehehe! Everything you said made me laugh today! Thank you!

    06.22.10 · Reply
  35. Rlutz says:

    very cute skirt!!
    I get dressed for the fun summer weather this morning and I have to throw on a cardigan since I sit in my little ac filled cube all day!! sunshine….what suunshine!

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  36. Christina says:

    Hmm. I think I need a Kendi Organizer (TM) that matches all my clothes in cute outfits, and forces me to wear skirts more often.

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  37. Yay! Summer is awesome and you look adorable!

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  38. daisymay says:

    Very cute, I love the flower. And I love Elaine! I really like the photos at the bottom with the huge wall, they look great!

    Daisy Dayz Home

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  39. Caroline says:

    Elaine's outfit and yours are both wonderful! Haha, I like your multi-functioning headband. It's very cute. And wow, the bricks in these photos are hypnotizing!

    06.23.10 · Reply
  40. Lianne says:

    the flower headband is especially cute! πŸ™‚

    06.23.10 · Reply
  41. Ugh I hate those cubicles – love your outfit though!! Cute clothes are definitely the way to get through the work week!

    06.23.10 · Reply
  42. I am usually just a lurker but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your Father's Day post. Very sweet.

    Love your style and your blog. You are A.dor.Able!

    06.23.10 · Reply
  43. closet365 says:

    Yes! This post made my day. Mostly the Paint.

    Happy first day of summer! A day late!

    06.23.10 · Reply
  44. Your blog has made my day! I'm glad I clicked over from Its Simple Love. You are adorable and hilarious! My favorite part about this post was when you gave Corporate America a good kick in the pants by wearing a flower headband!!

    06.23.10 · Reply
  45. I love this style chain… it is so smart how you added the flower headband to jazz up such a classic outfit!

    06.24.10 · Reply
  46. Hehe, yay for summer! When I'm bored at work, I'll totally Paint it up. Haha! Lovee the fitted skirt with the simple tee. Perfection!

    06.24.10 · Reply
  47. ~HM~ says:

    Haha!<–This is all I have to contribute to this obviously awesome and hilarious post!

    (FYI: That "haha" is not sarcastic in any way. Its a genuine "haha", not an, "oh ha.ha."). Yup. πŸ˜€

    06.25.10 · Reply
  48. SWF_Terra says:

    You and Elaine will be ripped off next week. You've had fair warning. And you hold those two middle fingers up to Corporate real high. Swirl them around a bit too. Nothing says "Take that!" like a swirling gesticulation.

    06.26.10 · Reply