Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dressing It Up a Bit



Every once in a while I do actually have an occasion to which I can get a little bit dressy.  Now I know that to most of you, this is a pretty casual outfit.  For me however, this is as dressy as it gets unless I'm going to the theater or out to a fancy dinner.  And that happens perhaps once a year...in December when its too cold to be cute anyway.

I am in love with my tube tops again this year for some reason.  Does this shirt count as a tube top even though it's not tight to the body?  What else would you call this type of shirt??  Regardless of its moniker...this thing is going to be worn to death this summer, and probably straight into fall.  Aztec print, fantastic color pallet, matches a whole bunch of junk I already own.   It's a keeper!!


I went with gold accessories here because the buckles on my shoes are gold.  My impulse is to wear silver though.  Next time you see this shirt the turquoise will be just in accents.  Maybe.

The following is what happens when my family is in the house when I try to do my photos...


This is me saying to my husband "Why are you here exactly?"  Quickly followed up by "Don't you dare laugh at me or I will kill you".  Nothin' but love in this house I tell ya.

XO,
Alyssa

20 comments:

  1. Alyssa, I love this color combination! It looks so summery!

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    1. Thank you Lori! If I had a blazer instead of a cardi, I think it could be a "you" outfit!

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  2. Beautiful outfit! I really like the colors in the print top and those shoes are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you dear. I do love these shoes so very much!

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  3. So cute! Love those wedges and that aqua color looks great on you.
    And some of my goofiest looking photos are from my hubby walking by as I'm doing my thing. :-)

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  4. Glad to find you! Your outfit is perfect and your conversation sounds just like us. :)

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    1. Glad you found me too Stacey! Welcome!

      good to know its not just me sniping away...

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  5. Yup, dressy! You has it and I likes it! How pretty you look, and this looks dressed up to me.
    There you go again ... I was just thinking about looking for a navy blue pencil skirt. You mind reader!
    I'd call your top strapless, but you can call it a tube and be right, I'm sure. Your call completely!
    Every element lovely, even your way-cute cardigan!
    Have a fun week, kid!

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    1. Thanks Jan, you're a love.

      (my stuff is black here though...shoes and skirt, although I kinda wish it was navy now that you say that!)

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  6. Alyssa, you look stunning! I have noticed that you recently are more open to a bit dressier outfits and you wear more colours.
    Overall you look happier and I feel you really like this style even ocasionally you are still a bit hesitant... Am I right?

    You know that I love to dress up and I am not a casual dresser, so I am absolutely taken by this new look of yours.
    Have others noticed that as well?

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. LOL Annette. You know, I actually love to get dressy. I just don't have the occasion to do so most of the time. My job really puts a limit on the type of clothing I can wear and still do the work effectively...it is certainly NOT a desk job. And most of my outfit photos are taken on my way to work since that's about the only reason I get dressed in a photo worthy outfit.

      I was thinking that I might like to do some more "special occasion" dressing posts, but we shall see. I might just leave the dressy looks to you!

      xo

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  7. Lovely outfit. I love the top, has a lovely stamping. Combined with the nice cardigan and skirt forms a very elegant look. It's casual, but is perfect and balanced.

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  8. Once again...gorgeous colors! And great shoes.

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  9. I love these colors - black and turquoise is wonderful together. Even the golden details fit well. And it's a funny story on the creation of your images. I can well understand, because my photos are all inside snapped. Greetings Conny
    http://pantsandtops.com

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  10. Hey Alyssa...you can really wear these colours with Wow. And you can wear black too. Black kinda does me in, but you sing! Good to see you having fun with hubby. Photo bombs are always a laugh for us to see. Please pop by...I gave you a shout out on the blog today, 'cause I think you're great.

    Sue xo

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    1. Thank you Sue...for the lovely words and the shout out!

      xo

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  11. Perfect color combination and you look fabu! I have those sandals in black as well as yellow - comfy right?

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    1. oooh Antionette....you have yellow?!! Color me jealous! I love these sandals and I wear them all summer long!!

      Thanks for coming by!

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