Thursday, April 21, 2011

'Be Not Afraid of [Pollen]'


It was so gorgeous out when I took these photos, and despite the fact that I paid dearly for my outdoor romp with a sneezing frenzy, I really enjoyed the balmy warmth of the setting sun.  Oh, Spring, please, I implore you! Come with all your warmth and buds and bugs and do not delay!  I care not that I will sneeze and sniff; just COME!!!!  I don't think I've ever been this obsessed over the weather before.

Anyhoo, thought I'd play on the monotone theme and I sort of like the outcome. 














Really loving my fuchsia lipstick but am wanting to experiment with some other lip shades. Any suggestions?

What's your favorite lip color and by whom?

What I'm Wearing:
Plaid Shirt:  Forever21
Sweater:  Forever21
Pants:  JCrew Minnie Pant
           Orig. Price: $98.00
           Paid:  $19.00
Hat:  Urban Outfitters
Shoes:  Calvin Klein Remi
Rings:  YSL
Necklace:  Vintage Razza Elephant


I've decided to try my hand at a little street style. Click on Street Style beneath my header to check it out, and don't forget to send me your Black and Cream shots so that I can add them!

And finally, click the pic to check out the new additions to shopforpennies.com

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97 comments:

  1. WOW! love the whole ensemble especially the necklace! My suggestion: Go red... I love the reds from MAC!

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  2. so beautiful! i love these pics! i know what you mean about the weather, it feels like that's all i talk about :)))

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  3. Love the outfit!
    The YSL ring and the elephant head necklace are to die for.
    Right now I really like choco cream by Maybeline.

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  4. That elephant pendant is a magnificent statement piece in a wonderful and chic sea of grey, wowwwwwww.
    Loving and wanting your shoes, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Fantastic!!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. That necklace is simply AMAZING! I love all of bold accessories you add to this great casual outfit. It gives it your own personal flair and breaks up the chic simplicity of the monochromatic palette. Also, those shoes are insane... holy crap. I adore how you have just a sliver of ankle showing, it keeps it springy :)

    that tree is gorgeous... so pretty it probably made the sneezy fit worth it!

    haha, and yes, I do count my blessings to have a tiny rack... I ran track for 14 years... and most of the time I never even wore an actual sports bra... there was no need!

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  6. Nice outfit! I saw a similar necklace a few days ago, I was in doubt: to buy or not to buy? Then I went away because I thought perhaphs it was too invasive. But now seeing that on you I changed idea: soon I will back in the shop and I'll buy it!
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  7. HOW did you get the minnie pants for $19 I must know. I own them in 2 colors and I absolutely adore them. Also, that necklace is amazing love it.

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  8. Ah such beauty! The outfit is AMAZING, and the accessories . . just perfect!


    Fashezine

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  9. lovee your outfit, very nice shoes!

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  10. Cute blog! Following you!
    I WANT your elephant necklace---so amazing!
    xo
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  11. Cute subject...caught my attention. I cant stand pollen.
    Love you YSL ring!

    Dhalia

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  12. Great colors! I know us allergy sufferers! I am glad you risked it though....great shots!
    XO Carrie
    www.carriefabulous.com

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  13. I am sooo in love with this look. The plaid shirt is a great addition to the monochrome! And those shoes... I die. And that necklace!!
    I agree, spring needs to come, and stay!
    M xo

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  14. i LOVE this monochromatic look. and seriously, evvrything looks great in front of a red brick wall!
    i'm loving a red 'dare you' and a pink "up the amp" by mac.

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  16. great look! I love this ysl ring! greetings!

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  17. Hello,
    I loved your blog, it's soooooo sweet!!
    I am already following you!!
    Can you follow me too please?? And if you dont mind could you follow the blog's twitter? @blogspm
    Kisses
    Alice Dias


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  18. I love this outfit. Especially the necklace and the shoes. They are so fantastic. And I love the first picture.

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  19. How in the world did you score those J. Crew Minnie pants for $19? Impressive!

    As for lip colors, I love NARS oranges and reds. They make some ultra bright shades. I really like the color you have on though.

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  20. Love the shoes and the necklace is really cool too. I'm still on my MAC red and morange lol

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  21. you always have the best accessories. loving your hat & necklace & as alwaysss your ysl ring. oh & my fave lip color hands down is mac's morange. xx

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  22. I love your monotone theme- your rings, shoes, everything.
    And yes the lip color too.
    You are a photographers's delight

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  23. you're very different! it's refreshing. i love how your shoes match so perfectly!

    xoxo
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  24. you look sooo awesome girl!!!

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  25. Cool shoes!

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  26. Wow! This outfit is seriously perfection. Like, I can't even describe it. It's really eclectic!

    Hmm, I don't have a favorite "lip color" because lipstick does not look good on me, but I do have a favorite lip gloss! It's by lip smackers and it's called "celestial strawberry" I've been using it for over 7 years now. Can't live without it. So addicting.

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  27. I absolute love your outfit! It's just so classy and perfect! The elephant necklace and the YSL ring are LOVE. <3

    Lubna | elleVOX

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  28. I love your photos so much (the last one is amazing!) I love fuschia and red lipsticks : fuschia is sublime on you!

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  29. Love your pants! so beautiful color! :)

    xx

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  30. I love the necklaces!

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  31. You look fab! Every little detail is so perfect: your lips, the necklace, the hat,...love it!

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  32. Grey is one of my favourite color, so I can only say that you look fab!!!
    Love as you have styled this menswear look!
    Amazing shoes.
    Happy Easter!
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  33. Absolutely love the monochromatic look! Those shoes are super awesome, btw.

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  34. outside was gorgeous,the background is gorgeous,u were more than gorgeous...:) gray looks wonderfull on u!!!:)
    xoxoxo
    Jelena

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  35. I don't know what I love more: those shoes or that necklace!

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  36. Great photos! I love your necklace!

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  37. I like your blog !
    I invite you to visit mine, if you like French fashion :) and to follow me if you like it, because it means a lot to me !


    xx


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  38. Hey beauty, I have an award for you on my blog! I hope you like it :)
    Congrats!

    Kisses xoxo

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  39. love the YSL ring and accessories!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  40. love the monotone colors. looks great with that shirt peeking out from underneath! and that fedora rocks. you have some great accessories!

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  41. this outfit has some serious panache!

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  42. I love the neutral colours of this outfit and the way its layered, a shirt and sweater always looks great! I am so jealous of everyone who has a YSL ring, they are on the top of my wishlist!
    xoxo

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  43. Great outfit!! And your rings are amazing!
    I'm really into pink shades of lipsticks right now..
    xx, Ana

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  44. wow amazing the colors, the necklace, the hat huuum well done misss

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  45. Love the outfit!

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  46. that necklace is amazing!!!! love this look!! :)

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  47. great pants and shoes, you look amazing!
    xx


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  48. shoes, necklace love.. new follower

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  49. happy easter babe, :)
    and i love this outfit. you look stunning and i love the jewellery you are wearing.
    x
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  50. Very interesting contrast the neutral outfit with strong necklace (beautiful)
    I like your lipstick but maybe you would try with light orange?

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  51. Try coral or orange :)
    Love the pants here (and the ring OMG), it gives the outfit a polished look!

    <3

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  52. I love Nude Beige By Bobbi Brown!
    xx

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  53. I dig your shoes! I love shoes like that...masculine yet not...and if you like fuschia I would say go wild with whatever color you fancy! Makeup Forever has some awesome shades and Mac, too!

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  54. loving that lip color on you and that neck piece is still my favorite :)

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  55. LOVE LOVE YOUR RINGS !!! and darn your outfit !! so cool

    kisses
    hannah
    http://elegantesque.blogspot.com

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  56. i want your shoes sooo bad!

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  57. i love your outfit :)
    and i want spring to come already too. its so gorgeous outside when everything is springy

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  58. super !!!

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  59. I love this outfit and color way too much. Gorgeous as always!

    And I gave you a little award on my page, check it out; and if you like to, continue the chain. Here's the link: http://dizzytea.blogspot.com/2011/04/mini-award.html

    Have a nice week!

    xxx

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  60. AMAZING OUTFIT!!

    hope you'll follow or atleast visit my blog
    www.danielask.blogspot.com

    xx

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  61. I love a pop of colour on the lips - it brings any outfit a touch of zing!

    My faves are Morange from MAC and Stila lip/cheek stain in Poppy.

    Poppy can be seen here:

    http://fashionpartyredux.blogspot.com/2011/04/thursday-night-party-time.html

    Follow'd! :) xo Jenn

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  62. i neeeeeed that necklace - it's so awesome!

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    xxx

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  63. OMG <3 the necklace and hat with this look is PERFECTION!!!

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    xxx

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  64. that elephant pendant is amaaaazing x

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  65. I'm diggin' the monotone fit and the pop of color on the lips! Doin' your thang as always;)
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  66. I am absolutely LOVING those shoes girl...obsessed! xo

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  67. I love all the buttery gray! The trousers are especially gorgeous :) Of course they're J.Crew, lol.

    I was just going to suggest this hot pink lipstick I bought the other week, but it's really similar to the one you're wearing! I really love MAC lipsticks, especially their matte orange-reds! They have two called Morange and Neon Orange.

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  68. First! beautiful pictures! everything is great!
    and Second: I love the outfit, very masculine-femenine style! you look awesome.

    Nice lipstick color too ;)
    See you!

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  69. Cute look! I like your necklace loads! I also am just dying for Spring to come!! ahh. Warm weather please!!! I don't wear lipstick ever! But I think you look great here.. Have a good week!!

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  70. Another day,another great outfit..U look so fab as always..stay gorgeous as ever..xx

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  71. what a cute necklace and ring!! perfect! :)

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  72. Such a cute outfit! Loving the hat!

    Ok, NY´s got another 3 weeks to get a really really nice weather as I won´t accept anything but sun when I get there. OK!?

    Like the lipstick colour on you. I don´t wear lipstick at all thou. Dunno why. For some reason I feel not comfortable with lipstick on.

    Have a lovely week babe!

    xx
    M.

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  73. love every single item you are wearing!! :D
    xx
    fashionbit

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  74. You have such the perfect head for hats. It's wonderful!

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  75. I love your style a lot! and your header is super fly!

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  76. I love that necklace, I've been wanting an elephant necklace! You have great style, following now :)

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  77. This look is so unbelievably amazing! I'm over here in Texas screaming at that necklace! So so so fantastic! My favorite lipstick is Revlon Moon Drops, in the green tube. My fave shade is 24K Orange, but I have yet to try a shade I don't like, so I'm sure the pinks are fab!

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  78. Super chic! Love the accessories!

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  79. wow i love your blog your style is so beautiful... great style!!

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    xoxo

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  80. Love this outfit, especially the elephant necklace!! These photos are beautiful...your skin is absolutely glowing! Very spring. :)

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  81. Great outfit. Love the necklace!

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  82. Do you want some warmth from Brazil? LOL
    Oh dear, it is so good come here and get inspired! And OMG your neckless! wow

    Kisses,
    Cris.

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  83. I love your accessories!!!! Love the hat too. And everything else!!

    xx

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  84. loving the style!

    Following now :)

    x

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