OOTD: Green = Harmony

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DETAILS: Thrifted Max Studio faux wrap dress (similar & similar) | Aerosoles Sarasota extendable calf boots | Payless ruffled scarf (similar & similar) | Thrifted Kenneth Cole jacket (similar in black) | BCBG clutch (similar in black) | Gifted jewelry (aff)

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Have you ever had an outfit that you put together in your head long before you ever got to wear it? I’ve been envisioning this look for weeks, but couldn’t find the “right” time to wear it. This past weekend, I just said screw it and wore it just because. My daughter, hubby and I ran some errands and did a little window shopping at our favorite outdoor mall, and it was perfect for the occasion — meaning no occasion at all.

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See, I’m still overcoming the faulty idea that I need a reason to dress well. If I live by that guideline, I’ll NEVER dress up. After all, I work from home with no dress code, so most days, I can just work in my pajamas and call it a day.

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But where’s the fun in that, right? I feel so much more alive when I actually make an effort to style an outfit, whether I have somewhere to go or for no reason at all other than I feel like it.

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And quite frankly, that should be all it takes. I felt like a million bucks in this outfit. The way the side ruching accentuates my curves and the look of the ruffled scarf and leather jacket, all together, just felt…right.

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Fitting, given that the color green represents harmony and balance.

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DETAILS: Thrifted Max Studio faux wrap dress (similar & similar) | Aerosoles Sarasota extendable calf boots | Payless ruffled scarf (similar & similar) | Thrifted Kenneth Cole jacket (similar in black) | BCBG clutch (similar in black) | Gifted jewelry (aff)

I’m linking up with: Create Hope Inspire ~ Wardrobe Wednesday | Dear Abbyleigh ~ Dress for the Day | The Pleated Poppy ~ What I Wore Wednesday | Style Elixir ~ Style Sessions

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30 responses
  • Janelle King February 6, 2013, 8:24 am

    I love this. You look great!

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:46 am

      Thanks Janelle! Felt great, too!

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  • Windy City Mama February 6, 2013, 8:39 am

    You look great! The dress is a fabulous find!

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:47 am

      Thanks! As soon as I saw it on the rack, I knew I had to have it! I’m busty, so real wrap dresses never fit right, but this one had a huge overlap.

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  • Ginny February 6, 2013, 9:43 am

    This outfit looks perfect and effortless, well done!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:48 am

      Thanks Ginny! The ultimate compliment is to have an outfit look effortless :)

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  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On February 6, 2013, 10:27 am

    I can SO relate. I work from home too and have all of these outfits that I come up with but nowhere to go! So I just started wearing them around the house. LOL! You look gorgeous in that dress. Thanks so much for linking up today!
    Alison @ Get Your Pretty On´s last blog post ..I Feel Pretty | White in Winter

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:49 am

      Thanks Alison! Glad to hear I’m not the only one who does that. I *may* even have a list of outfit ideas on my phone… Does that make me crazy?

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  • dearabbyleigh February 6, 2013, 10:35 am

    THIS is great. i’m seeing so much tone on tone in the link up this week and i think this is my favorite example. you look and feel very peaceful and confident in this. thanks for the inspiration!
    dearabbyleigh´s last blog post ..dress for the day: tomboy ta-da a la emily rose

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:50 am

      Thanks Abby! When I first put the jacket with the dress, I wasn’t sure if the two greens would work together, but I wound up loving it because it coordinates without being matchy-matchy :)

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  • Kerry February 6, 2013, 11:07 am

    Absolutely beautiful. I love how it looks with and without the jacket. Totally a day to evening outfit.

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 4:05 pm

      Thanks Kerry! I couldn’t decide which version I liked better :)

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  • Shon February 6, 2013, 11:52 am

    You look great and what a great attitude! I say, let’s “dress” every day that we can. I love the way the dress accentuates your curves….you own it!!

    Happy Wednesday!
    Shon´s last blog post ..Chimney Sweep

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 4:05 pm

      Thanks Shon! I was definitely trying!

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  • Daenel T February 6, 2013, 7:55 pm

    Love that dress, it’s too cute. The color is fabulous as well. Dressing, period, just makes everything better.
    Daenel T´s last blog post ..Six {In the Closet}

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 8:57 pm

      Lol…Daenel, you’re absolutely right. There are so many days when I laze around in my PJs, and I just never really “start” the day, if you know what I mean. Getting up and getting dressed just gives me so much more purpose.

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  • Danika February 6, 2013, 9:50 pm

    I love your clutch!! :)!
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    Danika´s last blog post ..🌴 Petite palm tree 🌴

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:11 pm

      Thanks Danika! It’s one of my absolute favorite pieces in my closet, believe it or not!

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  • Karen February 6, 2013, 9:57 pm

    Such a pretty dress! You look great! I can tell that you felt amazing.
    Karen´s last blog post ..Stlye Profile:: Shakirah of Style Atelier

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    • jennae February 6, 2013, 10:11 pm

      Thanks Karen! I love your style AND your styling work, so I sincerely appreciate the compliment :)

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  • Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark February 7, 2013, 12:19 am

    You look fabulous! The cut of that dress is amazing – so perfect with the boots and the jacket. P.S. you’re not alone in outfit planning/forgetting – I totally do it too! :) Found you via the I Feel Pretty link up!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com
    Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark´s last blog post ..Copy Cat Closet: Winter Neon

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    • jennae February 7, 2013, 9:28 am

      Thanks for stopping by Nikki! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who does that!

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  • SACRAMENTO February 7, 2013, 3:21 am

    Thank you very much for your visit, and comment. I do hope this will be the beginning of a good blogger friendship.
    You are gorgeous.
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    • jennae February 7, 2013, 9:28 am

      I hope so too! You have great style, and I can get a lot of inspiration from you!

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  • Jacqueline February 7, 2013, 1:21 pm

    The second picture is sooo cute. I love the look, just pinned to my wall and posted to FB. Thanks for the like to my page (be sure to engage) :-)

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  • Chioma February 7, 2013, 5:33 pm

    love your dress and that jacket is everything and they’re thrifted? extra bonus in my book!

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style
    Chioma´s last blog post ..Halftime…

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    • jennae February 8, 2013, 8:50 am

      Thanks Chioma! I’d say that easily 50% of my closet is secondhand. This dress and jacket came from a consignment store, which generally has a better selection than your average thift store. It’s one of my favorite places to shop :)

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  • Nathalie Gagnon February 18, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Wow, can’t believe you could find a jacket like this in a consignment store! Leather jackets are usually so expensive..
    Nathalie Gagnon´s last blog post ..Site mobile maintenant en ligne

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