"Waist" Not, Want Not


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top: Rue 21 :: skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT :: clogs: Target::
purse: thrifted :: bangles: Maurices :: necklace: Icing::
green bracelet: gift from fon fon ru


Earlier today, while rummaging through my storage closet for some soap, I found a box of hair dye in "Soft Black" that my friend left at my house a long time ago. Since she'd already moved hundreds of miles away and is quite happy with her current hair color, AND since my roots are darker than my the rest of my hair, I decided to put the dye to good use and get my tresses to an even color. Waste not, want not

Ever since I started this challenge, I've been getting creative with some of the garments I wear together. In honor of this month's EBEW, I'm mixing some stripes with really loud florals. I know the pattern on the skirt looks like splotches or pink camo (please don't tell me it does), but I assure you, they're flowers. At least I think they're flowers

I've also been experimenting with silhouettes. I've never actually worn skirts this high up before, but I quite like the waist-whittling effect. I'm now inspired to try other shapes. "Waist" not, want not. Does that work?


43 comments:

  1. i like the mixing of the patterns here, and the skirt is sooo pretty! i didn't think it looked like a camo print at all. i see flowers and that's it! also, the hair turned out really nice!!

    xo, Jill
    http://jillybeanstalk.blogspot.com

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  2. I like the idea of breaking up the patterns with a belt in a contrasting color!

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  3. yes they are flowers :) I like this matchup of striped and florals and the belt in between cinches the combination! you are looking divine.

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  4. Hey gorgeous! =) You are looking pretty today! I am in LOVE with your skirt! It adds such an element to your outfit. The stripey top is always one of my favorite tops to wear too :)

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  5. Loving the stripes with flowers! The belted high waist is very slimming! Your hair looks pretty and shiny...I die again! Your killing me with these great outdoor pics! Kiah

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  6. nice idea. putting two things that r very different into something that complements each other. :D

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  7. You just mixed patterns like a pro! I am so impressed. And I think I'd seen it before...but I honestly love that belt, and the silhouette on you that comes with it! I think you've inspired me! Also, I dig the hair. SUBTLE, but quite nice! =)

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  8. You pulled off the clashing patterns look sooo well you look amazing... the skirt has the most gorgeous colours, I am now following you on GFC & bloglovin xxx

    http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

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  9. Well your experimenting with clothes sure paid off, I love how this outfit looks on you.

    I am a big fan of high waisted bodycon skirts, but funnily enough only for work and not for weekends out so they aren't featured in my outfit posts. :|

    Hope you are having a good day today sweetie! :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag
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  10. LOVE me some high waist and lady you rock it so good.

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  11. Really nice outfit, you is very good!

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  12. I love your pattern mixing!! Your skirt is really pretty, and I like the turquoise belt in between the two prints. Your hair looks gorgeous, and so do you! xo

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  13. Thats an interesting motto, you look beautiful :)

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  14. That high waisted skirt looks amazing on you, you really have a great sense of style!

    xoxo
    Froso from Style Nirvana

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  15. I love the high waisted look on you - I always look silly but it's such a nice look on you! And I love the floral and stripe mixing - just a nice visual contrast.


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  16. You did end up going for the black hair! I think it looks great, very natural on you and your hair looks healthy and shiny!

    I usually go for higher waisted skirts, a little more of a feminine silhouette, right?

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  17. Your hair looks lovely! As do you and your blog! I admire your personal challenge! I have been sewing lots recently and it is so much fun to get really into it! Hope you have been enjoying it too! Zoë x

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  18. What a great way to mix patterns, makes your waist look tiny :) And your hair looks great.

    xxx Irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

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  19. The deep colors in the skirt are a nice complement to the navy in the top - good pattern mix! I like how you threw in some more great color with the belt!

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  20. i dye my hair "soft black" too! but unfortunately my hair is stubborn & natural red highlights show up - i guess that's not a bad thing. love the mixing of the prints! looks great!

    xoxo, steph h.
    hoisinivy.com

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  21. Adorei seu blog muito lindo, e vim te convidar para dar uma passada no meu e se gostar pode segui-lo e comenta-lo que logo farei o mesmo beijos...

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  22. I love the look of stripes mixed with florals. What I adore most about this outfit is the pop of blue from the belt, it all looks so cohesive! It's good that the challenge is making you more creative. You look super duper lovely Laura!

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  23. You look so cute.
    Love your hair!

    bonjourgazel.com

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  24. Your hair looks great, and the stripes and floral print are pretty together.

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  25. i love mixing patterns too! i love how you your teal belt just seem to tie everything together as well <3

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  26. Loving the color of the haid haha and that is a random thing to fing.. that is an awesome print on the skirt.. You look fab..

    Love! ~Angel

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  27. Brilliant outfit, you are looking great!
    Have a great weekend :)

    xoxo Robine @
    WWW.CHOUCHOU-ROBINE.COM

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  28. You did and amazing job! with the mixture of patterns and colours it looks fantastic! love it.x

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  29. I love those patterns together and I think the high waist really suits you!

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  30. hey check out my blog and follow if you like!
    www.raisaland.blogspot.com
    yours is nice!

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  31. laura!! you look so pretty!! i mean seriously you look extra pretty today!! did you do something different with your makeup?? or maybe your hair?? either way you LOOK GORGEOUS! i love that you belted your outfit shows off your itty bitty waist!!!

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  32. like your outfit. ou look great! love those patterns!
    and you look so adorable. seriously!

    btw, i followed you! hope we can exchange some thoughts ..
    let's keep in touch!

    oh and if you like to join my ongoing giveaway, please feel free =)
    here's the link
    http://www.mykissenmakeup.com/2011/08/birthday-giveaway-international.html

    thank you!

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  33. that skirt is sooo pretty!! you look soo cute :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  34. Stripes plus cool pattern is super fun! Love the turquoise belt, too!

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  35. Love it, Laura! I have yet to attempt the stripes plus floral-ish combo, but I've loved it out on the blogisphere- yours most definitely included. I love the splash of blue with your belt too - just perfect!

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  36. seriously, this is a fantastic pattern mix!

    dash dot dotty

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  38. you know what? i LOVE this. not just the pattern mixing, but the waist, belt, shape, everything. sometimes we get so used to what we see in the mirror that new things seem wrong in our mind...but they actually work sometimes! and this waisted thing is definitely working for you!

    [oomph.]

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  39. Stripes with loud florals - I like that. And free hair dye? Score! This is a nice shade on you.

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  40. loving the contrast with the patterns you, you did such a great job! I'm loving the high-waist silhouettes right now too!

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