Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dressed Up Dressed Down

Today I am actually on top of things and posting an outfit that I actually wore today!  Crazy, huh?  My idea behind this outfit is that it could easily be dressed up or dressed down, depending on what kind of shoes are being worn and what kind of accessorizing is going on.


Above is what I consider dressing it up.  As you can see I wore my nude patent leather pumps and belted my shirt at the waist.


By switching to flat brown sandals and adding a jean jacket I made the outfit a bit more relaxed.  If you are paying close enough attention, you can see that scrapping the waist-belt was a last minute decision, as I have it on in one of my dressed down photos and not the other!  Woops!  I went with the dressed down version today at work.  It ended up being a bit too hot for the jacket but it worked in the morning!

So there you have it.  There are always ways to mix up an outfit!

Outfit Details:
top: Jennifer Lopez | skirt: LC Lauren Conrad (similar) | pumps: Mix No. 6 (similar) | sandals: Report | jacket: American Eagle | belt: Charlotte Russe | ring: H&M

Have a great weekend!

47 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love both the dressed up and down version! Haha, although I could see myself wearing the dressed down way more easily. The crochet top is so pretty along with the pleated skirt ♥

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  2. Holy cow, I don't even really like lace or crochet but that top is soooo pretty! Let me know if you ever get sick of it and I'll buy it off you!
    --Vivienne

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  3. I love these soft colors on you! And the lace and pleat combo is just perfection :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the versatility of clothing - you did a great job! And the nude pumps look awesome with the dressed up version! ;-)

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  5. I love having outfits that you can dress up or down. It makes transitioning from work to evening events so much easier! you chose great pieces!

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  6. This outfit is so adorable...I love it dressed up! I'm now following thanks for stopping by my blog <3 I'm going to comb through yours when I have the time!

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  7. I love this idea - easily transitioning from one event to the next! I just got my first pair of nude heels, and I love seeing new ways to wear them! Fabulous!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  8. I absolutely love this face shirt! You look so pretty in these photos.
    Carlee

    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love how easily the outfit can be dressed up/down! both outfits are awesome, the crochet top and pleats is such a delicate and pretty combination :)

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  10. LOVE the way you dressed the outfit down - so cute! And that top is absolutely gorgeous on you!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. Such a pretty and romantic outfit! Love that top!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Your lace top is beautiful, and goes amazingly with the skirt. In my mind that's what a little fairy nymph would wear on a summers day!!

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  13. aw i love these! and you really did dress it up and down, this is making me think i don't need to shop as often =P i really like the dressed down version, it looks so polished!

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  14. I love these soft feminine colors and fabrics. You look gorgeous.

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  15. lovet this!
    thanks for the kind comment on my blog!
    you look soo pretty!
    xx [ aphrodite blue.com ]

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  16. I love this post. I have a neutral pleated skirt in my closet that I'm not quite sure how to style and you've given me some great ideas!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. This is such a pretty outfit... love how girly it is and how you can make it more casual just by adding the denim jacket. Love it both ways, Julia!

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. I love such versatile outfits that can be styled casual and chic with just changing two little things! I've a pleated skirt in a similar color, but a white lace top is missing in my closet, well I'll need to look for that ;-) Beautiful outfit!

    xxx Anita

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  19. I love your top, pretty amazing!<3

    bellionducky.

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  20. Such a pretty tank and skirt! And great idea on sharing how to dress something up and down... I need a lighter jean jacket. I only have a dark one. -Jessica

    thejessicaLblog.com

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  21. love your pleated skirt!! so pretty : )


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  22. Loe the combination of the lace and the pleated skirt. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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  23. Oh my gosh Julia - this is stunning either way! The lace paired with your dusty pink skirt could not be any prettier!

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  24. I seriously am loving how you changed up both outfits! That top is so feminine and pretty (for some reason, I wanted to say "delicate" but refrained). And I always forget to utilize my denim jacket. Love it!

    A Southern Drawl

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  25. Great day to night look! It looks stunning. I love that top and that skirt is just to die for on you! So, I totally thought of you when I went to a tea house the other day, I just posted about it :)

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  26. That top is absolutely beautiful!
    xo,
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  27. This is such a pretty outfit. I love how the denim jacket just gives it a whole new look. Must remember to use mine more.

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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  28. thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love your style : ) We should follow each other!!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  29. LOL- what a change! I totally didn't expect that- I thought you would maybe add shorts or something! This is so much easier lol.

    I am now following you GFC! I actually just posted a new post- check it out and let me know what you think! :D Let me know if you wanna follow e/o too. And I would like to invite you to join a new fashion blogger network that me and bloggers from around the world are working on! Bloggers Against social Injustice :D I hope you can join us! You seen like such a happy soul! :D

    God bless,
    christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  30. cute outfit, love your style!


    x

    Ellen
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  31. Love this skirt! The relaxed version is so cute, and I love how easily you can transition it to night. Beautiful :)

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  32. It's amazing how switching around a few pieces can really change an outfit--they both look so great! That lace top is so beautiful, and I love how you kept everything neutral for the "dressy" outfit. :)

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  33. Love those kinds of outfits, that can be completely modified with the shoes/ accessories they're paired with. You look lovely in both!

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  34. Love it when an outfit can easily go from a casual to dressed up look. love the pleated skirt.

    xo erica

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  35. Love you lace top!!

    xoxo, Elle

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  36. I really love the 2 different ways you styled this outfit :)

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  37. Love that you showed both looks in this post. I love the similar colored shirt and belt together- even with the denim jacket. And it is way too hot here for a denim jacket but I haven't stopped wearing my blazers. I might be a bit crazy.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  38. really love your pleated skirt! been looking for one all over the place
    fun outfit!

    xo,
    a coy perspective

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  39. Julia, you look stunning. Adore this. Amazing post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for LaurenConrad.com. xo

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  40. I love these outfits! I recently saved my jean jacket from the thrift store, and I'm glad I did. I'm going to have to try something like this :)

    Also, love your blog. Super cute!

    Jayda
    http://www.singoutyoursong.com/

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  41. I love both versions of this outfit...the lace and pleats are perfect :)

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  42. I love the dressed up and dressed down look. Gorgeous lace shirt, seriously.

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