Me, Myself, and I

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2.18.11c{Shop: Similar Top, Skirt, Tights – Amethyst, Similar Necklace, Similar Shoes}
I spoke too soon. It’s a little chilly today, so I’m back in tights. It’s fine because I like these tights. But I’m warning you winter, stick around for any longer and you’ll be sorry. That’s a threat and a promise.
I love this shirt and this skirt so I had to ask myself “why haven’t you worn this outfit before??” But I’m glad I didn’t so that I could have another outfit for this remix. Look at that, my past self was just watching out for my future self. And I appreciate that….about myself. 
Enough rambling. Happy Friday.

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  1. Elena says:

    Aside from black with black I haven’t done a lot of tights + skirt matching—love how you did it!

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  2. annie says:

    gorgeous!!

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  3. jackie m says:

    You really crack me up. I thought I was funny until I found you! Great outfit.

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  4. Wow. I would never have thought to do matching tights and skirt in such a bright color. I love it though!

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  5. Morgan says:

    I know I was late to get on this bus, but I am so enjoying your blog. You are hilarious, Kendi (and, of course, stylish, but that’s a given!). I’m also loving being a part of the 30 for 30. I never knew my clothes could be so versatile!

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  6. Sistersandresses says:

    I love this combination: skirt + tights.

    V*

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  7. Stefaniekuncman says:

    ah! you are just adorable, and your smiles always look so genuine. I love this idea of re-mixing your wardrobe, i bet it makes you appreciate the clothes you actually have rather than always wanting more clothes, as all of us women do! <3 <3 can't wait to see the rest of the outfits! check out my blog too!

    <3 steffy
    http://www.steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  8. Kathryn says:

    The stripes with the bright colors looks so good! Your shoes are fabulous, too.

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  9. Rebecca says:

    This outfit is gorgeous. I love the bright purple.

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  10. I love the combination of these colours! Works very well indeed!

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  11. Jill says:

    wow the purples go so well together. as always love the pencil skirt

    http://jillerwich.wordpress.com/

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  12. Rachael says:

    Love that outfit! Love that shade of purple. Wouldn’t have thought to put a purple skirt with purple tights…but it looks great!
    Just discovered your site today! Love it!!
    Great style inspiration! Now, all I need is more clothes!

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  13. Kileen says:

    i love the pairing of the purple tights with the fuchsia skirt. and the statement necklace is unexpected but very pretty. i love the whole look and it’s another one of my faves of yours!

    cute and little

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  14. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries says:

    I admire your braveness when it comes to mixing colors! It always pays off so well for you! πŸ™‚
    Happy Weekend!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  15. spazticrexe says:

    Um, I’m going to copy this look. Except I have a red-orange skirt instead of a crazy-mondo-pink-purple skirt. Yeah.

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  16. Jannira says:

    I love! Love the way the color pops. The skirt, is it the same color pink that’s on the J. Crew link you posted?

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      No! Unfortunately that one sold out, it was called Bright Dahlia. But I’m sure that pink is pretty too — just not as purple-ish as this one.

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  17. Natalie says:

    I am so in love with the multiple shades of purple here. It has been said many times in the comments already, but it must be said again. They are just so much fun!

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  18. ajr says:

    Kendi, you got an “ooh Kendi” from me just now. Out loud. Love this color combo. I’m working on trying these types of bright color combos. I’m not there yet, but I’ll get there! Love it too much not to!

    Wow. Love it.

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  19. ajr says:

    I do have a question for you though – do you have trouble getting skinny belts to stay in place over pencil skirts? I love the look, but the last time I did it, I was readjusting the belt all.day.long. Is it just me or is there a trick? Thanks!!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I just make it super tight and pull my skirt up so that my belt actually holds it. This belt is from an old dress so it was made to sit on my natural waist, so I can make it go really tight. Not too attractive when I sit down (hello tummy roll) but it stays in place for the most part. I always have to readjust a little bit, but I make it a bit tighter than normal and it stays.

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      • ajr says:

        Thanks Kendi! I’ll give that a try. πŸ™‚

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  20. I love the big huge hit of color love with black and white. And then… surprise! Baby blue minty green necklace. <3!

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  21. Kayla says:

    I personally think the Barney look is the next big thing. To think you could have been ahead of the curve with the whole Barney couture trend. Always next time to get ahead of the curve πŸ˜‰

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  22. Sophie says:

    I lovee the purple on purple! and i have a serious girl crush on you haha. you are HILARIOUS, i just read through so many posts and i was laughing at every single one!

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  23. Right now, somewhere, Barney is scoffing and sucking in his big belly. Poor guy isn’t feeling so cool after you outdid him here, ha!

    πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

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  24. Amblus says:

    Oh, I love this one! The tights are EXCELLENT. I also have that Target shirt and it’s one of my favorites.

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  25. Betina says:

    The purple shades looks so good with the turqoise necklace!

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  26. Guest says:

    Your outfit is so great! That skirt and those tights are just fabulous! You look so classic.

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  27. Gertrude says:

    Love the colour of the tights! You look wonderful x

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  28. emma basilone says:

    Love this look, the skirt is such a pretty color! <3

    http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

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  29. Tamuna says:

    You’re so cute in picture #3 :)))

    xx
    Tamuna

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  30. such a lovely color! i want that skirt!

    –la vie en BROKE–

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  31. Tiffany says:

    I love the pairing of the two purples, and I think the lilacity (yup) of the skirt keeps it from looking too much like that certain dinosaur you mentioned.

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  32. Kayla says:

    I love the necklace, target makes the best everything! πŸ™‚

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  33. I love the combo! Purple, turquoise, and stripes, who woulda thought it would look so good?

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  34. Andrea says:

    I love you… you love me…

    Those tights make me so hap-PY!

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  35. geri e. says:

    Your tweet title for this post made me laugh! Love the whole look!! πŸ™‚

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  36. Anja says:

    I love this combination. I am a huge fan of the skirt anyways, but with this shirt, tights and shoes – definitely is a winner!

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  37. Love this look!

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  38. Emily says:

    Past self looking to future self? So very Whitman of you (as in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry). Great look! xo

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  39. Love it!! Great color with the tights and love the stripes put into the mix:) Super cute little shoes too…you are moving right along Momma:)

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  40. I am so in love with this outfit! I really really need to buy more pretty colored tights!

    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  41. katou says:

    This striped shirt paired with those matching skirt and tights love this outfit so cute πŸ™‚
    http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com/

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  42. Law Mama says:

    Wow, why haven’t you worn that skirt & shirt together before? I’m glad you discovered the combination, it’s perfect! And the dash of aqua in the necklace really takes it to the next level. Love!

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  43. Jo says:

    looove love love the colors of this outfit! πŸ™‚

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  44. Sydwhite77 says:

    I really enjoy your blog. You have a great outlook on fashion. I also appreciate your own sense of writing style. Is that nerdy to say? Regardless, its not just your photos I like, but I also enjoy reading what you have to say!
    -Syd

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  45. natalyascloset says:

    I LOVE this look, it’s so fun and chic! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  46. Emily says:

    Love the purple tights and purple skirt look. Awesome!

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  47. Anikasmom says:

    I adore that skirt….you look gorgeous!

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  48. Erica says:

    I have those exact same tights! I love the color they bring to otherwise colorless outfits, which yours definitely is not. And oddly enough, I’m wearing them today. How bizarre.

    North Meets South

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  49. Rose says:

    I have no words to describe how much I like this outfit!!!
    You look really beautiful in it, classy with a bright pink twist. Love it!

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  50. obsessed with this outfit!

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  51. I have that shirt too, I got it thrifting at Goodwil and it is so comfy and the sleeves/cut is perfect!! Its a great shirt! Now I want your skirt….grrr…you drive my wallet crazy!!

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  52. Emily says:

    There is this store in Seattle called “The Purple Store!” They literally only sell purple things, purple camo, purple octopus ornaments, purple fans, purple shoe laces. They’re so excited about their purple that they even put an exclamation point after the very helpful “Purple Store” sign. All of this to say that “The Purple Store!” and your outfit made me smile today.

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  53. Diana L. says:

    So i’m currently in melbourne, australia and ventured off to their Target….. while they have suuuuuper cute stuff… its like 3 times the price of our target. $50 pencil skirts should not be allowed at any Target!! maybe i’ll blog about that experience, lol. stay tuned, there are more target stories.

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  54. Maria says:

    I really like your new addition of “remixed” at the bottom of these posts…so smart! I also think posing in front of a camera is an art form you are mastering…after 18 days of taking photos for this challenge I am realizing how awk. it can be to pose. I salute you.

    http://thecuratorscloset.blogspot.com/

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  55. i realllllly like this outfit! i’m glad your past self had your remix in mind… kendi, this is very confusing- how do you do it!? you’re a clever writer, for sure. you make me giggle every time!

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  56. Whitney Sherrell says:

    I love this outfit Kendi!

    Whitney
    http://www.MyStylishFriends.blogspot.com

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  57. brittneynsmart says:

    still kind of laughing about your twitter post, being one purple shirt away from barney. but i like the whole ensemble, myself. and i think you should change the perspective a bit and, next time, tweet something like, “barney, don your striped shirt so you can look like ME.”
    you look fab.
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

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  58. Claire says:

    love the stripes! and cute shoes! of course the whole outfit looks great too. i’m in love with purple right now…even Barney purple πŸ˜‰

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  59. Emma says:

    Awesome outfit, Kendi! Your clothes continue to inspire me daily(:
    You’re halfway through the thirty for thirty remix, right?
    Good job!!

    Emma

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  60. Rosie says:

    I love this outfit!

    I am sitting here, in Northwestern Tasmania (at the bottom of Australia) wishing my summer looked like your winter. I am wearing 4 layers – including thermals! And it’s *allegedly* summer here!

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  61. RubyChantelleBaileyFindley says:

    Love the purple on purple! Super cute πŸ™‚

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  62. Angela says:

    I love this outfit, namely because I can recreate it almost to a t πŸ™‚ or is it tee? Or tea? I’ve never understood that saying, but just know I’ll copy this look and it will be great. Did you rework that necklace? I reworked a necklace from JCPenney, but I only used one (http://betterthanamilkmustache.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-step-closer.html). I like how full yours looks! Did you use three necklaces?

    Better Than a Milk Mustache

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  63. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness you look adorable. I love the stripes with the purples. Eek.

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  64. Savannah says:

    LOVE this! The purple on purple is too perfect.

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  65. Pineapple says:

    This outfit is cute as a button.

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  66. Great tights. Is there a special recipe to remixing? Does it get easier the more you do it? You’re too good at this.

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  67. Mel says:

    I love this outfit!! The purple and stripes…perfect!

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  68. Alex says:

    I love mixing purples!

    Are those tights comfortable? They have so, so many colors! (By “are they comfortable?” I suppose I really am asking about the toe-seam, which can really bother me on some tights. The best brand I know of is Hue.)

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  69. denj says:

    i LOVE the bright colours of the tights and the skirt together – i would never think to do that – but it looks so amazing! must try asap

    xo danni

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  70. Amy says:

    When you are done with the Skirt. Can you send it to me b/c I love it.

    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

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  71. Very nice color combo, Kendi! I never would have thought to pair the pinkish shirt with the purplish tights. They are so tonal… who’da thunk it? and I love the pop of greenish-blue with the necklace… LOVELY!

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  72. Meredith says:

    Love the purple with the stripes. I just posted on stripes as I am totally obsessed with them! But I don’t have a purple skirt.

    – Meredith
    http://www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

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  73. Fabulous! I love tonal matching and this is fantastic!!

    Gracey

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  74. this is super cute! love the stripes and the fuschia/purple combo ~ i believe jcrew dubs it "wisteria." those shoes are great ~ you must have a really kick ass target. mine's always out of the good stuff. πŸ˜‰ ~ susan

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  75. Vanessa says:

    I’m glad you saved it too. I feel like I’m addicted to purple lately, and those tights are hot hot hot.
    My Heart Blogged

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  76. What a pretty necklace! And I really like the black and white stripes paired with purple – very cute!!

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  77. I love the skirt with the tights – it seems like it should be so “wrong” but it looks so right! The whole outfit is adorable on you. And…still coveting those shoes. Cannot believe they were TARGET! Wow. I love that store for so many reasons.

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  78. Sarah says:

    Love this!

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  79. I Love love LOVE this outfit. I don’t know what it is – perhaps the unexpected purple on purple. But theres something about it that I absolutely love. Great combo.

    Holly
    http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

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  80. chelsie teela says:

    love the purple on purple!

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  81. Love these colors! Purple is magnificent on you!

    http://www.mintypeaches.blogspot.com

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  82. oooh cute shoes – how long ago did you get those at Target?

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  83. Veronabrit says:

    i’m still really sad i never got to get that skirt πŸ™ it’s stunning on you!

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  84. Amgilliam says:

    Up until now, I've kinda been iffy on whether I liked this skirt color…but with the striped top and the purple tights–I really like it!! Two thumbs up for this outfit!!

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  85. Ronnie says:

    You have such an amazing eye for simple, stunning outfits. Despite the fact that I don’t comment very often, I read your blog everyday and it’s the first one I open up! Love your creativity – both in the way your dress and the way you write!

    Ronnie πŸ™‚

    p.s. Colours are awesome – I’ve been so wowed by the way you wear this pink pencil skirt!

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  86. Gina says:

    I have this shirt and love it….maybe i'll remix it today (yes I am still in my workout clothes, it's Friday!)

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  87. Ummm…..I absolutely LOVE everything about this outfit! You can do no wrong.

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  88. Mandy says:

    I always love seeing that necklace and how you remix!

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  89. Priscilla Fracine Makeup says:

    love that purple… yummm

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  90. Kathryn says:

    Cuuuuuute! I love the stripes, and I love the bold colors. It makes me want to visit summer again, and soon!

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  91. I’m seeing that gorgeous skirt all over the fashion blog-world! Love the way you styled it with the darker purple tights.

    Amber Lena
    http://www.fashionbargainista.com (outfits FOR SALE starting at $10!)

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  92. Melissa says:

    I really wish I had your colour confidence! I tend to blame the fact that i’m short for my lack of willingness to try lots of colours. I’m all about excuses πŸ˜‰

    And i’ve been putting ‘remixed’ items at the bottom of my posts too! It’s been making me WANT to rewear items (unthinkable ;))
    Great minds think alike

    xo
    Melissa

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  93. Camille Geri says:

    I’m so in love with this outfit that I just squealed! It’s a beautiful and squeal worthy outfit. Thank you so much for being such a great inspiration πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

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  94. Mindy says:

    wow, last time u wore this skirt, Kileen @ Cute & Little did on the same day as well. Again today! So bizarre!!!!!

    I guess its just that popular. πŸ™‚

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  95. deanna says:

    TOTALLY just bought that exact skirt in bronzed ochre (only because it didnt come in that fantastic pink color in my size) because ive LOVED how many ways youve worn it lately. im hoping it will look at last half as lovely on me, as it does on you!

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  96. Rachael says:

    Throwing that purple skirt into your remix options was such a good call! Before your blog, I never wouldve thought to cuz it's not 'basic.' But I'm learning! I really like your little thumbnails showing the other ways you remixed some of the pieces! That's SUCH a good idea!

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  97. Monique says:

    Love Love Love this bold look you find the cutest shows at Target!

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  98. Ah! The colors are amazing! Beautiful outfit πŸ™‚

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  99. Helena says:

    Love the skirt/tights combo! And the shirt is just perfect in is neutralness.

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  100. Daisy says:

    Seeing that skirt on you (and the different ways you style it) always makes me happy for some reason. I think every girl should own a fuchsia/purple skirt!!

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  101. That is a very cute outfit! I like the stripes with t he bright fushia! I have a striped shirt I was wondering how to style. Thanks for the inspiration ;).

    – Angela

    http://fasionablylearning.blogspot.com/

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  102. Littlediva says:

    I love your outfit and I love your blog. I have been peaking in on it for a couple of weeks now, and I really like how your style is very refreshing, as well as the things you write. Thanks.

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  103. Kimmie says:

    Striped shirt, minty green necklace, bright colors! Love all the elements of this look. Hooray for 15!

    http://thekimmiechronicles.blogspot.com

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  104. Thesillylittlethings says:

    You look amazing!! I feel the same way as you when it comes to winter. I’m ready for some warm weather. I feel like I always want to be in the season I’m not in.
    On another note, I really do think you color is definitely purple. I think we could be friends.

    xxL

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  105. gina says:

    Wow! I love the purple tights and skirt together!

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  106. katie says:

    Wow. Great outfit. Wish I could wear horizontal stripes.. (Soon… soon…)

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  107. viktorija says:

    I’m wishing winter away myself as well! πŸ˜‰

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  108. Emilyrosejones says:

    Um, I love this combo! Great choice!

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  109. Holly says:

    this looks great! i love the 2-tone purple!

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  110. Akagaoan Labirdie says:

    Love it! I love color! This is a great outfit!

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  111. Tamsyn says:

    I love the purple skirt with the purple tights. Gorgeous!

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  112. Shana Dahan says:

    I am in love with that necklace so pretty! and I too am over this cold crap..OVER! Now more cold!

    Shana
    ColorBlind

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  113. Thejoyoffashion says:

    I’m loving your use of color here!! The stripes also look so Parisian chic!

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  114. Hillary says:

    i never thought of a striped shirt as a staple, but clearly it is! i loved all the way you have remixed this shirt and i adore the pop of color with the purple skirt and tights!

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  115. I’m digging how the pink skirt and purple tights actually look good together. Darling look!

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  116. Paperdollmn says:

    Love that outfit. I feel like the necklace takes it to the next level!

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  117. zara voss says:

    totally love the purple!!!

    xoxo
    http://clozette.co

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  118. So cuuute!

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  119. J Durham says:

    Adore this outfit!!!!

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  120. A+M+S says:

    I'm usually not a fan of colored tights bit this totally works!

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  121. Becky says:

    Ooh I love this outfit! I’m a sucker for stripes and mix/matched colors πŸ™‚

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  122. gg says:

    I think this is my favorite outfit so far! I just love it!!! I remember seeing this shirt in Target a while back but passed up on it… everytime i see you in it, I want to kick myself cause I see how much use you get out of it!

    I love it with these bright bold colors and the necklace!! ohhh the necklace just completes it! I love that sea green/blue with purples and pinks… it’s my fav color combo.

    love love.

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  123. Fevireyes says:

    Just found your blog nice! One more to share ur wardrobe with! πŸ™‚

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  124. Fevireyes says:

    Just found your blog nice! One more to share ur wardrobe with! πŸ™‚

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  125. OMG i simply cannot get enough of this outfit on you! I love the double purple! (Double rainbow, all the way!)

    See you in Austin, soon, sweetie!!

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  126. Brooke says:

    I love that necklace…..where did u get it?

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  127. Iris says:

    I love the way you paired the like color tights and skirt, I’ll have to give it a try too but, because I’m a chick it would probably be with a lame neutral color…

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  128. What a great outfit. I love these colours so much, i better check out this ‘We love colours’ site!! x

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