Two Stylish Kays: EBEW: Breaking The Rules

EBEW: Breaking The Rules

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Top(is a dress)- The Limited/ Shorts- (Value Village)/Necklace- Loehmanns/ Shoes- Jessica Simpson (Marshalls)/ Watch- Michael Kors (Macys)/ Bracelet & Earrings- Goodwill



Here is my look for this month's Everybody Everywear challenge-- mixed prints.  I kept the look simple and chic by staying within the same color scheme and added understated accessories, plus my faithful nude pumps.


My top is actually a strapless dress that I bought from the The Limited about three years ago.





The shorts I got while out thrifting at one of my favorite stores, Value Village. I fell in love with the huge white dots on the black background. I tucked the dress it into my shorts to create this look.



The necklace and earrings resembled polka dots, so I added them for an extra touch. And of course my statement watch that I wear with everything.




I am so used to pairing printed tops with solid bottoms (or vice versa). This challenge gave me a chance to break a style rule and it felt empowering, plus it shakes up my style. What style rules do you live by? Are there any style rules you are willing to break?

74 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous look.  I love the two prints that you mixed although I feel like dots are my favorite.

    I know I am late commenting but I just found your blog. :-)

    ~Tavia
    www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this outfit - your accessorizing is flawless!

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  3. Thanks for the compliment!! I appreciate it.

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  4. Yes...have you ever seen polka dots as huge as those???

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  5. Thank you soo much.. I appreciate it!

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  6. This totally works because of the black and white. Love that necklace!!

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  7. Hey pretty lady! You seriously look like a movie star...like oh I am just going to grab a bite to eat right after I get my hair done...ughhh you rocked teh challenge and thank you for linking up!!! Don't forget to link up tomorrow!!!

    Shana
     
    ColorBlind

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  8. ooooh I love your look for the challenge! Great job. You did it perfectly with keeping with the same colors scheme!
    Shasie
    of Live Life in
    Style

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  9. Oh my! Thank you! This such a huge compliment! The mixed prints challenge was truly a challenge since it's outside comfort zone. But I can't wait to try it again.

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  10. This is a great pattern mixing look.  They look like they were made for each other!  I love that the bottoms are shorts.  They look so comfy!  I thought it was a skirt!

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  11. I have to say your EBEW look is one of my favorite!  I absolutely love those shorts!

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  12. Hi! I participated in the EBEW challenge too! Love the print mixing! The top is super cute! and Great shorts!

    jemappelleshen.wordpress.com

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  13. Superb! It stands out among the EBEW crowd! (And genius use of the dress as the top!)

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  14. I like the black and white.  I'm not sure what patterns I would use for this challenge.  Would you suggestonly sticking with the same colors to pull this look off?

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  15. You look soooo pretty & your hair is gorgeous!!! I love how you styled this outfit

    Prissy

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  16. OMG, what a great combo, totally fabulous. I love your style KayCee!!! BTW, thanks for visiting my blog, I'm a total fan of Two Stylish Kay’s!!

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  17. I just had to come by and tell you that this was an incredible look and it caught my eye on the EBEW page!

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  18. I TOTALLY broke my rules today but had fashionable fun doing it!!!! This challenge made me go outside of my Fashionista Box!!!! BTW, your look is FAB!!!! :D

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  19. @lalynns it's ok to break your fashion rules once in a while...especially when it's done so well!!

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  20. ooh thank you for the huge compliment!! You are too kind!

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  21. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Thanks for the compliment! http://www.twostylishkays.blogspot.com

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  22. @lavender_chic thanks for stopping by!! Yes I am wearing shorts..but they fit comfy like a skirt!

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  23. Wow..such a huge compliment...I appreciate it. Thanks for the #ebew love!!

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  24. @unusualform Thanks for the compliments..These shorts are one of my fave thrifted finds...the huge white dots were so attractive!!

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  25. @madforfashion78 thanks for the compliment. I agree with you my shorts do look like a skirt.

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  26. oh wow this is FIERCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those shorts OMG OMG>>>DOPEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Wow I need to find a similar pair. LOVE the tribal and polka dot combo. YES YES YES

    http://mythriftedcloset.blogspot.com/

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  27. This definitely kicks some major a$$. I love both pieces and would love to see the dress by itself...its such a gorgeous pattern!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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  28. @katy_rose1 thanks for such a huge compliment! I am glad you liked how I styled my mixed prints.

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  29. @estilomode thanks for the compliments.

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  30. Thank you...I appreciate the kind words.

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  31. @shanaemily Thanks so much...what a compliment!! You are making me blush. 

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  32. Thank you...I am glad you liked how I styled my mixed prints.

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  33. Yes..this look is definitely outside of my comfort zone...but I loved the end result. Just try it once and see what happens.

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  34. You are gorgeous and had one of the most sophisticated looks of the challenge. 

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  35. amazing mixing of prints of luv everything about this look dear!!!!

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  36. This so works for you! OMG I would never, ever be bold enough to pull that off, but you look fabulous!

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  37. I love your look. I would have never thought that top was a dress. But that's the best thing about fashion and you made it work. I love your look. Inez told me about ur blog and I love it. Again. Great job!

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  38. Love, love, love the shorts!  Such a bold statement!

    Great look!

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  39.  Nicely done!  I LOVE the shoes.

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  40. Love your look!! Well done.  I also love your haircut. I am recently natural, but am still diggin' the modern pixie!!  I discovered your blog from ebew, great job.  I am just starting my blog http://thesunflowermama.blogspot.com/  I have yet to take the mixing plunge, but am thinking about it.

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  41. First, that necklace is beyond fabulous. I'm dying over it! Second, I just adore this entire outfit. I noticed you thrifted a few pieces in this. I host a weekly thrifting photo link up on my blog that will be up tomorrow. Would love for you to stop by and join in!
    -Meaganhttp://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  42. Very nice!! I love the top (dress) and the shorts...

    http://www.estilomode.com/

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  43. This is one of my favorite EBEW submissions and one of my favorite looks on you! It's absolutely stunning. - Katy

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  44. I love this look.  The skirt is fabulous and your accessories are to die for!

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  45. I am madly in love with this outfit.  Everything about it is perfection.  The necklace, the shoes, the patterns.  It all looks like it was meant to be.  You look STUNNING!  Beautiful.

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  46. Wow, I totally thought those shorts were a skirt! I love your mix of prints, and I love that you didn't shy away from layering on bold jewelry with them!

    I just popped over from the EBEW round up - you have fantastic style!

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  47. Gorgeous! I especially love the tribal print and gold jewelry :)

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  48. Loooooove! You are too cute1 and I about fell out of my chair when I read that those were shorts. SO CUTE!!! I haven't been to Value Village. It's on my list. Prissy keeps telling me about it. Great job with the challenge!

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  49. Yours was one of the most eye-catching I saw on EBEW! I love the pattern in your top, gorgeous!

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  50. sooooo fab! you did a great job mixing things up and you choose the perfect accessories! 

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  51. Wow!!! You did an excellent job with the challenge! The outfit actually looks like one piece -- I luv how you added the statement necklace that closely resembles the polka dots! Excellent!

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  52. Like Mousse Au ChocoSeptember 19, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    Hey miss you rock that outfit !! your top is beautiful and your short is so cute !! well done !! kiss

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  53. O-M-G Keren, you look amazing! I love this look! You nailed the challenge! :) 

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  54. LOVE this print mixing... the giant polka dots with the smaller and more intricate zig zag pattern look phenomenal together. might just be my favorite mixing i've seen this season!! that necklace is incredible too. i just love the whole look! <3shelby

    www.makemesparkly.com
    new address, new look... check it out!!

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  55. Wow...I love how you mix thrifted finds with new items!! The black and white mixture of patterns worked perfectly!

    http://hopelessinatlanta.blogspot.com/

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  56. Those are shorts? Nice touch. I also participated in the challenge. But you did a great job! Love your top/dress.

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  57. I love this! You look so chic! Found you on EBEW and your newest fan!

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  58. Bravo!! Thats the best pattern mix I have seen yet!! Seriously you should teach a class or something. 

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  59. Love this! The patterns work so well together...and I love how you kept the shoes a neutral color! Glad you "broke" this rule!

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  60. Those shorts look amazing on you and I have a feeling that wouldn't be the case for everyone.  Great pattern mix!

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  61. http://boluxe.wordpress.com/September 19, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    This was a fun challenge, Love the mixing!! :)



    robyn of boluxe.wordpress.com 

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  62. WOW!! This looks so good! I was just couldn't find pieces to work for this challenge but I absolutely love how you kept things black and white. This looks chic, yet fun!

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  63. Easily my favorite look for this challenge.  You look amazing.

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