November 13, 2012

Juxtaposing

Sweater: Gap; Chambray Top: JCrew; Pants: Gap; Shoes: JCrew; Blazer: H&M; Purse: JCrew

My husband eyed this outfit up and down, and stated, "That's interesting."  Which prompted me to ask, "interesting in a good way or a bad way?"  He hung firm on the fact that it was "just interesting."  Which is fine.  I told him I was "juxtaposing".  You see, sometimes I like to take things that don't go together, and make them go together.  Like, doing my hair on a rainy day, wearing Wendys chocolate frosty chapstick, eating ice cream with peanut butter, or even, rocking a little camo and glitter.  Maybe this outfit, doesn't work.  Which is fine.  Sometimes, style is about stepping outside of your box, and trying new ideas, which means, putting things together, that you ordinarily would not.  So, if I want to rock a glitter and gold blazer, well, I rock that glitter and gold blazer.  Because life is always better when you sparkle. 

81 comments:

Linsey Beeson said...

i love it! And i also couldnt agree more.. life is ALWAYS better when you sparkle!! :)

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Love the sparkle! Great layering!

Hannah said...

the blazer is soo beautiful! i think i have to go to H&M soon... thank you for sharing this really awesome outfit!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i'll go with interesting in a GOOD way! =) love the sequins & camo together! you just inspired me to try it too! you are lookin gorgeous as usual katie!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Hannah said...

Nope, it works. I love it! I need a glitter blazer STAT!

Sierra said...

See, I could never pull this outfit off. Never! But you got it, girl. Go for it. Haha!

Romantic Savy said...

Wow I think this looks great! Who would have thought that camo could look so good. I think it looks great!

Sara said...

i dig it

Kelley Gilster said...

When I grow up I wanna pull off cargo pants like you!

Jessica Gitler said...

sparkle is always better ... I really like the outfit .... I think it works in a perfect non perfect way!
Jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Bogi Bog said...

Love the contrast of the glitter blazer and the pants!

sarahsreallife said...

I'm not a camo fan in general, but that's just me! Don't listen to the boy...this outfit totally works. I love the juxtaposition!

Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam *vintage* giveaway in progress…)

Natali said...

Fabulous blazer and bag! You look gorgeous :)

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Christina Storm said...

I saw this blazer at h&m and I absolutely love it! Love how you layer it here! You have amazing style!

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

Cait Val said...

HA love when the husband/boyfriend has something to say about what you're wearing!!! HA! well we think the look is interesting & amazing at the same time!!!

we've missed you! hope you're doing well!!!

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

I would have never, ever thought to put camo and sequins together. I'm lovin' it!!!!!!!!

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

Your sequin blazer is the bee's knees!

http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

This outfit totally works, I love it! A little boyish with a dash of glam. SO cute!

www.soyouagree.com

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

Glitter and camo....I'm on-board! I just bought some camo pants that I cannot WAIT to wear! Perhaps now with glitter...why not!!

Kim
Six2Eleven

A Thousand Happy Thoughts said...

you really do look interesting. but in a good way:)


http://athousandhappythoughts.blogspot.com

Sarah Mira Park said...

I love this outfit! I think style is all about taking risks and wear what makes you happy and what you feel most comfortable in! I love the glittery blazer!!

-Sarah
The Weekend Diary

Stephanie said...

Juxtaposition is great! I am in love with the pants and bag. :)
stephanie

Kacie said...

Sequin + Camo = LOVE!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

J Ciriello said...

happy to have you back and i think you look great. the sparkle blazer is great with your hair / complexion !

I am on-line trying to figure out which size I shoudl buy the camo pants in ...

Not Going Out Like That

Lynn Dylan said...

LOVE that word, that concept! I love juxtaposing too. :)

xoxo
Lynn

megaloid said...

This is a combo I would wear without even thinking that it doesn't "go together"! I love the glitter and camo!
I really like your view on style. I might tell people that when helping them pick out outfits!

EverythingPretty&More

Megan

Kimberly said...

I love this outfit - the perfect mix of casual & girly...totally something I would wear!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

MayLoveFashion said...

Oh love your bag!

Allison Shorr said...

"Life is always better when you sparkle" - couldn't agree more.

I don't think there is a wrong way to rock glitter/sparkle. Its a confidence thing. Own it.

Carrie said...

I LOVE it!

Style in the City

Melanie Liliana said...

I think it works and you rock it and thats all that matters! my boyfriend sometimes wonders about my outfits too.. he said my current outfit post was witch like haha in the best way possible!

iambornnlippy.blogspot.com

Caitlin Lindquist said...

OH MY GOSH KATIE I LOVE IT!!!! This is so freaking cute! :) Interesting in a GREAT way haha and yes, this outfit totally works. I am glad you are such a risk taker. It works for you.

Xo,
Caitlin
alittledashofdarling.com

fashionconfusion said...

i love your pants :)! you look amazing! your style is brilliant :)

Chelsea Rose said...

I think this totally works! Sometimes boys just dont get it lol
TheInspiredRose.blogspot.com

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

No, this outfit totally works! I am so smitten with this sequin sweater. It looks fabulous with the camo - super glam toned down.

xo

Alisha said...

I love everything about this outfit. You look gorgeous, Katie! xo

Becoming Refined said...

Love this look, the mix is interesting in a good way. This has definitely inspired me to pair my sequin blazer, chambray and army green pants in the same way, thanks!

Sammantha said...

Hahaha, I think it is interesting too - but I love it!

www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

Lindsay Patrick said...

OK, I have to ask. Is that h&m sequin blazer current? I was there last week and didn't see it...LOVE IT!

rock that sequins & camo girl. No body can do it better

xo,

LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Kenzie Lee said...

As much as this outfit doesn't "go together" in the traditional sense, I am in love! Keep it up!

xo, Kenzie

www.cavegirlinthecity.com

Samantha said...

Husband's "that's interesting" is proof that it DOES work. If boys don't get it, it's perfect :) Couldn't ask for anything more than sequins and camo and delicious wonderful pink.

Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

cheryl denise said...

love this outfit...i always like to dress up or dress down different items. you did it perfectly!

a peek of chic

Katie said...

I love this combo! Sparkles + camo is the best. My little nephew the other day told me my style was "weird". Coming from a 8 year old, I took that as a complement. I'd rather look weird to a kid and be completely comfortable in what I'm wearing than worry what others think!

Tess Szymanski said...

I just posted about how I'm finding myself really drawn to camo lately. I always thought it was a big "no" but now I'm so close to buying a few different camo items! I love the juxtaposition, yes it's "interesting" but I think in a great way.
xo Tess
http://lovelylioness.com

CoastWithMe said...

Gorgeous look Katie! Love the soft feminine pieces with the camo:)!

CoastWithMe said...

Gorgeous look Katie! Love the soft feminine pieces with the camo:)!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

I love a good juxtaposition! I just recently ordered these pants and cannot wait to rock 'em! Love how you've styled them!

Chelsea
Haute Child in the City

Shoegal Out In The World said...

Interesting outfit indeed, but it works for me...

xo, Violeta

http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com/

Taylor Morgan said...

I love it! I love going outside the box, it's fun :) you did a great job! And I love that bracelet ;)

Hope all is well!

Xo,

Tay

Chic Coastal Living said...

My husband would have said the same thing because well he's a guy...but I love the outfit you put together! Glitter always looks great with everything! XO I have a J.Crew giveaway on my blog today to celebrate my 2 year blog anniversary! Stop by and join in on the fun! XO

Baby Meg said...

You DEFINITELY rocked it.

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Men are funny, aren't they? Most just don't get fashion. I tried something similar a few weeks ago after being inspired by some Fashion Bloggers and paired a polka dot top with a muted floral pair of denim ankle skinnies and my hubby had the same response. You totally rocked this look!! I think what it comes down to is experimenting and owning the look with confidence, that is key.

vodkainfusedlemonade said...

Adore This outfit. I totally agree with you re. Fashion. Its all about experimenting. Its fun to play dress up. Love the sparkles. I'm all about sparkles this season.

Agi:)

Vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

Erin said...

What a fun mix! Those pants seem so versatile, but I haven't seen them paired with glitter yet!

-Erin-
OneTwoSummer

THE WIND OF INSPIRATION said...

What an interesting combination! Love this look, very beautiful!

Victoria,
'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

Maria said...

Welcome back! We missed you! Only YOU could pull this combo off. It's definitely interesting, and no doubt, sparkly. Which is always a good thing!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

I think this outfit is super rad! Sometimes it's totally normal to listen to your hubby.. other times it's way more fun to do just what feels good. If camo & sequins feel right - don't deny it ;)
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Heidi said...

It completely works, I think glitter and sequins work with everything. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

Gina said...

I think this looks fabulous. I love camo paired with something extra feminine. I have these pants and love them:-)

XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Hope all is going well. I have missed your daily posts.
You outfit looks great on you.. casual with glitz!

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Ana said...

I have to say that I'm really not a fan of camo, and this is probably only the 2nd piece of clothing in the print that I actually like! I think it really helps that the pants have a nice, flattering cut to them. And of course, the outfit that you put together makes them even better....a little sparkle makes everything better! :)

Oh, I loved the "interesting" comment! Every time I ask my mom if she likes something, and she doesn't really, she says that it's interesting! :P

Wishing you a great day ahead!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

I love all things glitter & sparkly! That jacket is amazing!

Star White said...

You look fab! Love that blazer and how you paired it with camo. It's unexpected and awesome!

www.beautyandbows.com

donnapinto5@gmail.com said...

I love love love this outfit!!! Am going to add a shiny jacket and skinny cargos to my christmass list this year ;)

www.dpinstyle.com

Lauren said...

I love it. Personally, I think camo pants go with ANYTHING!

Liz Morris said...

gorgeous! loved meeting you a few weeks ago! and I can totally see my fiance saying the same thing to me, and I'm glad you aren't deterred either :)

<3 liz
aprescouture.tumblr.com

Caroline said...

amen, sister! life is ALWAYS better with some sparkle :)

Stephanie said...

I'm obsessed with your style! Always so amazing!!

Kristen said...

yay, I'm so glad everyone was so nice because I love this outfit! You have a bunch of sweet followers! :) Super cute, and my husband does the same thing from time to time, it aint no thang! :)

JennyScribbles said...

i like it! a little mix up is good sometimes :)

xx
Jen
www.jennyscribbles.com

eelsay said...

OMG i am obsessed with that blazer! Is it a recent buy?


eelsay

www.theluxuryrehab.com

Kate said...

Funny that you are contemplating whether this outfit works or not, because it is seriously my favorite outfit of yours EVER! It's GORGEOUS! I have been wanting those pants for ages now, and they are even more perfect paired with a little sparkle! Perfect layering, too! LOVE this!

Tina @ My Highest Self said...

I think juxtaposing is my life motto, love this outfit!

l.c.s. said...

haha that is always the best when the guy says that, and i never know how to take it! well i like your outfit :) especially the blazer...

Lauren
http://laurencroswell.tumblr.com/

Fabulously Average said...

OMG I love this blazer. Correction- I LOVE this entire look:) Looking fierce missy!

xo, Joanne
fabulouslyaverage.tumblr.com

Alissa said...

Sigh. Men. My boyfriend also gives me similar looks when I do extreme juxtapositions.

purelypeanut.com said...

I had worn an outfit recently that my boyfriend too said "hmm interesting". Men, they just don't get it sometimes. And that's the fun part of fashion, playing and mixing different pieces. I love this look! Way to rock the cameo!

Brittany said...

I love that you went it with this outfit! I am in love with the feminine sparkle meets masculine camouflage. Way to be different and creative!

Belle Maison Et Moi said...

Hi Katie! Love this outfit so much! What shade of lipstick are you wearing in this post?

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