Monday, May 16, 2011

'Oft Expectation Fails...'


I refuse to comment anymore on this gawd awful weather NYC/NJ has been having. I expected by now for some sun and continuous 72 degree days.   Just look at the overcast sky...'nough said!

I peeled myself off the couch and decided to make the best of it and this outfit is what I came up with.  Love the punchy orange color of the top and that I got it for only 10 bucks at H&M!  I paired it with my striped maxi, one of my favorite pairs of All Saints boots and with Mac So Chaud lipstick.

Love the reeds in this shot although I swear there was something in there!










What I'm Wearing:
Sweater:  H&M
Striped Skirt:  Forever21
Boots: All Saints Suede Stud Military
Necklace: Jewel Mint
Rings: Mango, Free People shark tooth, street vendor
Feather Earrings: Urban Outfitters

And now, I really require your opinion:  To Lita or not to Lita?  That is the question!

What do you ladies think about these shoes?  Should I jump on the bandwagon?  I was for a while hating these things since EVERYONE and their mom seemed to have a pair. 
So, as I was browsing in a Free People store on a lunch hour, there they were perched on a shelf. I figured, what the hells, let me just try them on and see what the hub-bub is all about. 
Well, they didn't look clownish on my feet at all (rather a bit adorable) AND THEY ARE COMFY AS HELL (however comfy that is).  Seriously! I can walk in them without tipping over! 
These olive babies caught my eye on Sole Struck and of course they are sold out in my size and may come back in 3 months.  I think I may just do it. 

Should I or shouldn't I?

And a big 'thank you' to Style & Poise for giving me the Adorable Blog Award!  Check out her excellent use of color and pattens! She never has a grey day!!
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102 comments:

  1. I have the same boots! LOVE THEM!!! I would never think to pair these pieces together but you did them so FABULOUSLY!!! Love it!!! Like the scenery too.....

    Roni

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  2. just do it with lita! I love it, it's adorable but also sexy!
    I would maybe consider to purchase it in a caramel colour or something but if this cought your eye, so be it! :)

    really cute outfit and I am officially in love with your lips(tick! :)))


    http://wear-a-smile-wear-a-smile.blogspot.com/

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  3. cute outfit. love the lipstick on you. take care.

    http://www.cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love the orange and the stripes together!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  5. you look so sexy ! :)

    amazing photos ,you, outfit and colors !!
    love it !! :)
    xx

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  6. Loving that skirt. Oh and I am right there with you on the weather. Bring on the sun!

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  7. Love your outfit and yes, do Lita!
    I have two pairs and want more but am refraining myself hehe. They are the comfiest shoe I have ever worn to date. I even walked around San Francisco in them, hello!?

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  8. these shots are STUNNING! loving the stripes.

    i can't decide weather to get litas or not either! let me know what you decide!

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  9. You should!

    mfashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  10. love your red sweater and that necklace is great!

    http://laughing-in-the-purple-rain.blogspot.com/

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  11. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! I am dying over this perfect outfit! I need to recreate this ASAP!

    I am meh over the Lita's. I feel like EVERYONE has them, but if they are comfy, they seem like they will be durable enough for the city.

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the red, white 'n' blue. Great location too. Xxxx

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  13. Just one more comment regarding the weather...I have officially given up. Rain until Saturday, gloomy skies, and frizzy hair. Terrible! On another note, this outfit is fantastic! Looking great as always!
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  14. I would wear that outfit...right now! Cool necklace too. I'd say that because everyone does eem to have them, you may be able to find a similar aesthetic that is more unique. But, JC is my favorite shoes designer, so I know it's quite the dilemma. I'd really like the wine colored velvet ones myself.

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  15. Very nice blog and great look, I love combination red with skirt :) I am follow Your blog :) Check my blog thanks :)

    http://margaretavictoria.blogspot.com/

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  16. gorgeous outfit, love the bright color and stripe combo!! about the weather, we gonna be raining 5 days straight:(( don't even wanted to talk about it
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

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  17. stipes and the red are beyond perfect together! ANd don't even get me started on the perfection of those boots! xo

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  18. Great sparks of color to try and brighten up our days in this horrid weather that doesn't seem to want to mimic LA's Sunny 75 weather!

    I have felt the same abou tthe litas expecially since I have thin legs and a size 9! foot! If you like them and they don't kill your feet I say get them no point in refusing to support what seems to be brilliance.

    Dearest,
    Fashion Nostalgia

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  19. I LOVE LOVE the orange and stripes! It looks great together.

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  20. Gorgeous photos! I love the background you used for the photos! And I say YES to the lita's, they are too sexy to resist ;)

    xo
    Danielle

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  21. this outfit is so unique and looks so cute on you! i especially love the jewelry; love it!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  22. I love the orange! Very beautiful. Thank you for your comment!
    Much love,
    Lydia

    www.styleindependent.com

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  23. Great stripe skirt! Wish I could buy at H&M.. Houston (My second home) and El Salvador (where I live) dont have H&M, can you believe that?! Anyways love the outfit honey!

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  24. Love the outfit! it all goes really well together. and yes you should. those shoes are fabulous

    well make sure to check out my outfit post I will be posting tomorrow! I always love some feedback.

    xoxo Amanda Archambault
    toppedoffwitharedhat.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi there, my pretty stylish friend! On this post (http://ilpiccolomondodicri.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/blog-award/) I nominated you to be receiving a blog award! If you like, you should say 10 things about you and nominate another 10 bloggers! I hope you like this surprise!!!

    Kisseeeeeeeeeeeees,
    Cris.

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  26. I love your crop sweater! great color and style. Ok, so litas.. I have mixed feelings. they look hot as hell, but like you said.. EVERYONE has them. But no one in my city has them, so only fashion bloggers really have them, not everyone, everyone. but all fashion bloggers do. haha. anyways They are really great and beautiful and everytime I see them I get really happy and think about how I love clothes and shoes and accessories much more than everything else in life.. I think if you want you should go for it, but soon there will be another "cooler" shoe that comes out, so you could wait and get that new one. Sorry this was such a long response! haha Have a good week :)


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  27. also, I have always wondered how litas are in the comfort department, so thanks for clearing that up! sounds nice :)

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  28. great outfit. the orange with the stripes is perfect. and loving the accessories, including those cute shoes.

    i think those olive booties are adorable! yo ushould get them for sure!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  29. Tell me about it....
    It's wind and cold in rome....
    I would go for that shoes!!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  30. I adore you outfit, and the setting is perfect and makes it look wild.
    The touch of the bangles and necklace is just fabulous.
    About the Litas I would say no, for the simple reason that: who wants to be one more in a crowd of LITAS and macarrons??? Not me.
    Still if they make you feel happy...what the heck!!

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  31. I forgot to say how much I love your boots , and the way you wear them
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  32. you look amazing and I love absolutely everything abou this look!

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  33. Go get those Litas! They always run out of sizes.
    Great outfit!Love the red!
    xx
    http://cherryrediana.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the stripe maxi and the bright colour of the sweater, great combination :)

    http://foreverunderstated.blogspot.com/

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  35. I looooooooove your skirt!! And the combination of the stripes with red... AMAZING OUTFIT!!

    Leve your comment:
    http://charmingflopy.blogspot.com

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  36. everybody loves Lita, i keep watching on ebay but could not bid , they go too high, im honestly not gonna take it, but if you can afford them, why not?..better take them while it's hot on the trend..your outfit on the stripes maxi is perfect with those gorgeous jewelries!

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  37. p.s about the baby thing, at first and all the while i was pregnant, i thought they just come out while i sleep since i chose the aneasthetic method, i didn't know that was very painful still and that i had to be awake! so i ended to have an emergency C-sec instead...this would be the last....after all i knew how it works.

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  38. I love everything about your outfit. You look great as always.

    Also I love Lita boots. I want one pair as well as sson as I get my credit card empty :)

    http://www.denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  39. I love the necklace and I agree I am not commenting on the weather anymore either...hopefully it will mean it will have to change?

    sigh....

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  40. Get the Lita's! It's not a common thing when gorgeous shoes happen to be 'confortable' at the same time!
    And I do love you outfit. And the one you put together for the MANGO contest, too!

    Anastasya
    www.mixxedculture.blogspot.com

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  41. Thank you so much!!
    Love your blog too!
    I´m following!

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  42. Wow! That lipstick looks so good on you!
    Lita's for ever!

    Following you from Portugal*

    http://fashionviktima.blogspot.com/

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  43. love this outfit! the long lean skirt and the cropped sweater are a perfect combination! you wear it well

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  44. Totally get those shoes!!

    http://www.aflatteringtale.com

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  45. right?! your "to lita or not to lita" is the eternal question. I had two pairs (black and pink sparkly... obvi) in my shopping cart on like solestruck or something a while back and just couldn't bring myself to do it! it sounds like wearing is believing, and we already know they are endlessly style-able so I say yes to LITA! besides, they almost cultural shoe icons, don't you want to look back twenty years from now and tell your kids (or whoever) "yup, I had those shoes"? maybe I'm the only one who thinks like that, though. also, this outfit is great! I love the lipstick with the sweater and neutral striped maxi skirt. also, those boots are perfection!

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  46. the color of that sweater is fantastic - perfect to combat the grey weather we've been having! (i feel your pain - i mean, it's may already! c'mon mother nature!)

    i say LITA! they're so cool, although i haven't given in yet either..

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  47. That cropped sweater is AHMAZING.

    Aditi,
    http://mysartorialsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  48. i love your striped maxi skirt w/ the coral red sweater. great combo. xx

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  49. That combo is KILLER!!!

    I have a passion for litas (like everyone else), ao go for it!

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love this outfit! you look gorgeous
    Thaks for follow me :)
    Now I'm following you
    Bea
    http://coconutwishes.blogspot.com

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  51. I'm absolutely LOVING this outfit! So cute! And I always say yes to Lita's :)
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  52. great outfit, the red and the stripes go amazing together

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  53. great outfit as always..go Lita..If i could only find one on my size i'll go for it..xo

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  54. Go Lita! =P

    I'm follow you too, dear ~


    Momo,
    www.letmedream.es

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  55. thank you for the lovely comments! we'd love to follow you!

    -j, your newest follower :)
    sorelle in style

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  56. i love the maxi skirt! great pics! i tried on the Litas and they make you soooo tall AND comfortable, but i have issues with them cuz everybody has a pair! :))))

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  57. I think i fell in love with this outfit!
    Love those shoes and the maxi skirt! x

    Theblackm4ze.blogspot.com

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  58. I always get so excited when I see you on my blog feed. As always, you look amazing. You have such a cute tummy!!

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  59. I have the same orange top from H&M. I love the color totally Spring! I have a similar skirt but shorter. You look fantastic & I agree, wth is up with this weather. Straight rain & all cloudy. Its MAY, hello!

    You should take pics with the LITA, every person I meet always give me that snide comment. Oh you're a blogger so you must be wearing JC. But seriously if you like & they look hot on you grab it! I was looking into these as well, but I have never tried them on.

    xoxo

    Cinderella's Closet NYC

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  60. Hi,thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comment. i'm following you now, hope you do the same :)

    http://foreverunderstated.blogspot.com/

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  61. Absolutely LOVE your outfit.I like everything that you wear: Stripes, red color , camel boots...SUPER COOL :)

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  62. Gorgeous outfit!! You look amazing!!

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  63. loving the skirt and shirt, and YES to the olive shoes!!

    http://www.chroniclesofafashionista.com

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  64. Hi dear! thank you so much for your coment :)
    Love the combination of red and stripes!
    Of course I'm following! follow back? *

    http://behindcatiseyes.blogspot.com/

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  65. nice look!
    I have lita, and are the perfect shoes!

    Check out my new outfit post!
    MY BLOG: DRESS UP FOR ARMAGEDDON

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  66. Can I have your skirt? Thanks! Hehe, I love it. Regarding those shoes, I personally am fed up with platforms of any kind, so I vote no. Regarding your recent comment, Thank You! You are absolutely right, my looks have been leaning into Tommy territory. Would love to be in one of those ads, haha!

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  67. love those shoes!

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com

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  68. I love that entire outfit! You're so gorgeous, and thank you for leaving the comment on my blog :)

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  69. you should definietely buy the Litas.. I got one recently and i love it.. i would say one of the best shoes i've ever gotten. im planning on buying another pair but need to start saving up first, lol.

    i love what you are wearing..the bold red color with the stripes and you look awesome as always :)

    Check out my giveaway for Valorie clutch and Glamour T-shirt:
    http://raindropsofred.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-ever-giveaway.html

    xoxo

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  70. love that you choose the same lipstick color like your sweater, cool !!!

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  71. wow! i have a similar blouse by monki and i styled it with a black&white stripped maxi like this too!!

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  72. fantastic outfit my dear,i love that orange-red color combined with the stripes!!and the scenery is amazing!!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  73. What can I say, I never ever thought I'd be one of the lita freaks, for the exact same reason as the one you brought up... THEY'RE ON FRICKIN EVERYONE'S FEET! But... I tried them on at a store and I could NOT resist. I just couldn't. They looked so amazing, were 100% comfortable, I felt so tall and... yeah, well. I have two pairs and am trying really hard not to buy two more from Solestruck at this very minute. They just make every single outfit look so much better!!!

    PS. You look AWESOME. DS.

    Annika
    According to Annika

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  74. omg tell me about it Im from ny
    && the weather is crazy
    && it should be hot already ! lol
    lovely outfit
    miss
    xo

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  75. The colour of your sweater's really amazing!
    And you should definitely buy those Lita's. I'm craving for the Pixie ones :)

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  76. Yaaay! I'm so jealous if you got those Lita's. Of course I will follow you. I'm going to follow you with my twitter account with Google Friend Connect :)

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  77. i LURVE all the jewels here! the necklace is gorge! as for the litas...i'm skipping those :)

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  78. Lovin' these shots!! You're owning that skirt aren't cha;)
    Oh yeah, I took a walk on the wild side and bought some red lipstick today (so we shall see;)
    www.swoonblog.com

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  79. Beautiful scenery, love the accessories especially the necklace.

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  80. Wow i looooove the studded boots!
    thanks for your comment on my blog!
    I found my flower wedge at forever 21 :)

    Kenza xxx

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  81. my goodness.. this series of photos is just wonderful I love how the warm colours (top, nails and lipsticks) contrast with the muted colours of the setting and the striped skirt. The shoes seem very comfy and stylished.

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  83. You are rocking this outfit!!! I love the colors!...and to the shoes...EVERYONE HAS THEM! Find something MORE original....

    Candy
    www.tayloranddemolish.com

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  84. AMAZING OUTFIT - im in love. have to try out something like this xx

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  85. love your look and your boots <3

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  86. Gorgeous outfit! I love the bright color paired with the bold stripes. Totally stunning! xx

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  87. should of course!! :D
    http://eldiariodeshyris.blogspot.com/

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  88. definitely to lita! olive colour is great for upcoming season and no matter I see them much on bloggers I still love them.
    Great look to, loe the lipstick and your sweater! all chic!

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