Two Stylish Kays: BDIB: This Woman's Worth

BDIB: This Woman's Worth

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Shirt-Ralph Lauren/ Blazer-American Eagle Outfitters/ Tie-Thrifted/ Skirt-Petite Sophisticates/ Shoes-Etienne Aigner


As I read the comments when Bloggers Do It Better first introduced this assignment/challenge, I was a bit surprised by the hesitation of a few participants. Sure, most jumped at the opportunity to rummage a man's closet, be creative, and attempt to mix masculine attire with feminine touches. However, some questioned their ability to successfully achieve the look.

While I understand that women don't wear bow ties and neckties regularly, let's not be so worried about losing our femininity based on clothing. The beauty of being a woman is that we hold the ability to be powerful while still exuding a delicate appeal. We possess an inner strength that catapults us through seemingly impossible hardships. We create, nurture, and sustain life. We support the needs of all around us before tending to our own.
It is because I understand a woman's worth that I embraced wearing this look. I sealed the look with the best accessory, a confident smile and a sure sense of self.

49 comments:

  1. Oh you look gorgeous in all these spring colours! Love the extra touch added by throwing on a tie!

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  2. You definitely do it better, ahhhhhhhhhhh.
    How fabulous you look.
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  3. You look amazing! Love the skirt and those shoes!

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  4. @Aney
    Thanks Aney; this challenge was definitely fun.

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  5. @sacramento
    So kind of you to leave another sweet compliment. Hope you participated also.

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  6. @knockedupfabulous
    Thanks! The pleated skirt made me feel like a school girl again:)

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  7. well...when I first saw the theme I was afraid that my look would be "serious" and when I started trying on clothes, it felt really blunt! that's why I went for the shorts...
    I like the way you styled a pleaded skirt with the shirt+tie...and that skirt has such a nice color too!!Love it!
    Anna

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  8. @designedbyann
    I agree, Anna. You definitely had to style the look to your liking and comfort. Headed to your site to see what you came up with.

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  9. Your Skirt makes the look - love it! x

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  10. @Laura Hartshorne
    Agreed, I love the pleats and color of this skirt.

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  11. OH, yea!!! You rocked this and that second paragraph gave me chills!

    Great job on the challenge!

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  12. @Inez of Style Chic....360
    Inez, your comments are always so kind. I sincerely appreciate it. Already commented at your site.

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  13. It's so cute how you have that yellow pleated skirt swinging! I adore the whole outfit. I can feel your FUN!

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    The Chief Blonde

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  14. Love the color combination, the red and the yellow=awesome. Plus I like that you chose a skirt for this challenge given the masculine pieces a good dose of feminine influence.

    http://jrosestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your perspective! I wasn't necessarily worried about the masculinity of the tie, but I was apprehensive about this one primarily because my style is NOT preppy. Still, I had fun with it.

    Love your skirt!!!

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  16. @Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Headed to your site to see your interpretation. Thanks for the comment.

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  17. Very cute .. i love it...

    www.mrsjarette.com

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  18. @Jennifer Rose
    Hey just commented on your look. Yeah, the plaid shirt was a combo of navy, yellow, red, and green; therefore, the red tie and yellow skirt worked well. Thanks for visiting our site.

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  19. @Ife'
    Ife, I loved your interpretation. That pink fitted blazer worked well.
    Thanks for the compliment!

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  20. Look at you, so gorgeous! I love your take on the prep school look! :)

    xo Lynzy
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  21. Loved what you had to say about the challenge! I love women in menswear inspired pieces, it's such a chic look! P.S. Totally loving that you are wearing oxfords ;)

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  22. @Kimberlee
    Sorry, tried to say thanks and clicked the button too fast. I definitely love these oxfords; they are heeled.

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  23. i am loving the mix of feminine and masuline in this outfit...it's the perfect pairing! great job...lookin great!

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  24. @two birds
    Two Birds, thanks for the comment. Heading to your site!

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  25. Love the color of your tie, your pleated skirt and the oxfords. I generally love the color-scheme of this outfit.

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  26. I love the outfit and the picture is full of energy and vitality! But your words (especially in conjunction with the picture) even touched me more: They're full of wisdom and I will cherish them and keep them in mind as I will grow older. You're a great role model, for everyone but especially for girls my age.

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  27. Preach on lady! I agree! I was psyched to do this challenge. You are right, we women can do a-n-y-thing! And you look great. I love the yellow skirt. I am so psyched to post my first BDIB challenge tonight when I get home!

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  28. @Melanie Fontaine
    Your comment is so moving. We appreciate it. You, too, did a great job with this post. I am happy to see a young woman focused on her styling. Your look is so sweet. And never mind not having a blazer; it's your interpretation that matters.

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  29. @Frannie Pantz
    Thanks, women have to encourage one another more often. Remember our worth!

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  30. awe, your outfit post made me smile! you look genuinely happy and it is infectious (even thru a computer screen, LOL)!

    great choices from the sunny yellow skirt, to the red tie, and the plaid shirt. LOVE it!! :)

    kimchi girl

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  31. @Kimchi Girl
    Thank you. Yeah, yellow is a happy color.

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  32. I love how you played with all of these colors! The skirt is adorable!

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  33. Love this look! I love the way you styled all the pieces together, and you have a beautiful smile!

    http://dizzycouture.blogspot.com

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  34. @Dizzy
    Oh Dizzy, I am so pleased that you checked out our site. We follow you on Chictopia. I just commented on your fab blog.

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  35. Such a great look for the challenge! I love it! I'm now following you! Would love for you to check out my look!

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  36. This is fantastic! Seriously, amazing!!! The absolute perfect mix of masculine and feminine, yet still fun. Sometimes androgynous looks are so somber. Yours is far from it!

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  37. You look amazing! i love the color combination and your smile is like sunshine:-)

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  38. @Ashley
    Ashley, coming from you this means alot. Thanks so much. Oh and loved the blue loafers on your site.

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  39. Love the red tie and the best accessory is your confident and sincere smile ! :-) Do you wanna follow each other ? Let me know ! Kisses from Italy

    http://fashionandcookies.blogspot.com/

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  40. @Vale ♥
    Thanks for checking out our site and leaving this comment. I will be sure to visit yours.

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