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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2007, 05:27:32 PM »

Hi, first time on the forum.

I would wear these shoes with this

Dear Abby skirt from Anthropologie:



Tuxedo top from J. Crew:



Bag from Target:



This was fun! Almost as fun as real shopping. thanks Manolo!
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2007, 05:55:40 PM »

I think these are very mid-1950s, with the chic styling and the dashing-capability ripe for erranding. I've taken on a healthy dose of retro, complete with cat-eye framed sunglasses (on sale for $90) and a jaunty little red neckerchief to be knotted simply instead of wearing a necklace. Now you are ready to go motoring!
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« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2007, 07:52:20 PM »

Here is my entry: (an outfit which I now covet!)



Links to the pieces:
http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?item=8690182&stlcmpid=1713
http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?item=8690158&stlcmpid=1713
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PI6AGA/ref=nosim/?tag=dealtime-app-20&creative=380333&creativeASIN=B000PI6AGA&linkCode=asn
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=CLTH&pid=002A1384000&cat=Juniors&subcat=Pants+%26+Shorts
http://www.ebags.com/products/index.cfm?modelid=79377
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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2007, 12:38:07 AM »

Here's my outfit.  I found everything at Nordsdtrom, and I'll post links.  I wanted some different textures to contrast with the shoes, thus the eyelet, wood beads, and patent bag.  And I was looking for a slightly mod-shaped dress to complement the cutesy peep toes.  Sorry the picture is so big--I'm just starting with Photoshop, and next time I'll make it smaller.



The dress by Theory:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2928418/0~2376776~2374325~2383256~2383258?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2383258&P=1

The sparkly coral earrings:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2941799/0~2376779~6008000~2374604~2375353~2377739?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2377739&P=2

The coral necklace:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2930119/0~2376779~6008000~2374604~2375351~2377737?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2377737&P=5

The lime bag:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2937487/0~2376779~6008000~2376804~2376249?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2376249&P=1
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« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2007, 01:17:24 AM »



New Look Blouse from Jpeterman.com:
http://jpeterman.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_1459_A_c_E_9_A_seq_E_5

Deluxe Serengeti shell bag from DuluthPack.com (Look closely and you may see the moose):
http://duluthpack.com/product_detail.aspx?product=Serengeti%20Deluxe%20Shell%20Bag

Apricot nail polish from Ulta.com
http://www.ulta.com/control/product?FT22=2108598&product_id=1617&add_product_id=NULL&add_category_id=&variant_id=2108598&add_amount=&quantity=1

Twill skirt from Talbots.com
http://www1.talbots.com/talbotsonline/product/itempage.aspx?item=E54787&PFID=1428&BID=&h=M

Faux tortoise shell earrings and necklace from Talbots.com
http://www1.talbots.com/talbotsonline/product/itempage.aspx?item=E99787&PFID=918&BID=&h=A

Helen Kaminski “Gemma” cotton hat from Nordstroms.com
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2918560?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=keywordsearch&keyword=hat+in+Women%27s+Apparel&origin=searchresults


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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2007, 02:41:43 AM »

My first attempt at posting for 'Build the outfit' so bear with me.

Firstly, these shoes scream 'mod' to me so there's this from Pins and Tomatoes (http://www.pinsandtomatoes.com/artist/dottie/stripedress.html) and in keeping with the budget theme, for $80


Accessories need to be in keeping with this, but less is more, so with from RetroToGo (http://www.retrotogo.com/2006/12/index.html) at $32 and with a bangle-come-watch from Jane Kahn (http://janekahn.co.uk/acatalog/index11.html) for about 10 Pounds.


And we can't forget why there's this outfit in the first place...
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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2007, 04:50:19 AM »



I thought that the 'Lala' peeptoe flats had a lot of details going on, so the outfit would need to be simple, and yet compliment the many little touches that make the shoes so appealingly original. The first thing that comes to mind with 'simplicity' is Ralph Lauren, which is why I selected this crisp, cool blue dress shirt with the little brown Polo logo. To match the neutral tones with more clean lines, I selected some cropped natural-colored pants from Bluefly (anything longer would either compete with or cover at least one of the quirks of the shoes). Now that the basics were taken care of, I knew that the accessories would need to compliment the bronze accent or silver studs that are highlights of the flats - again, without competing with them at all. Where else do you find classic, simple elegance than Tiffany's? So I grabbed these earrings which are no less stunning than they are ideal for this outfit. I was also lucky enough to discover matching bronze-and-silver belt and watch from Philip Stein Teslar's collection at Neiman Marcus. My purse is a clean white tote with a nautical essence that really pulls together the mood of the outfit - casual, classic, chic. Now that everything seems to agree with each other, and the shoes are inarguably the stars of this outfit, we just need a splash of color. I suggest a vibrant iridescent pink color on the fingernails and toenails. I don't usually consider makeup a facet of the outfit itself, but for these peeptoes, it's necessary to have a great pedicure!

Now the only problem is that I want each and every one of the pieces in this picture. Regardless of my pining, think you again Manolo for a fun and challenging prompt!
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« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2007, 03:37:24 PM »

Here's my outfit:

And the individual links:
Jumper:
http://www.guessfactory.com/ProductDetails.aspx?style=Q715E703&image=Q715E703-MWA&root_category|135=Women&category|147=Dresses&browse=1&rpt=Department.aspx&pt=ProductListing.aspx
Tee:
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=24985&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=10&iSubCat=13&iProductID=24985
Bag:
http://www.poshgirlvintage.com/handbags/woodenBLKLeather/woodenBag.html
Ring:
http://www.thecarrotbox.com/store/carvedflowers.asp
Scart:
http://www.metmuseum.org/store/st_family_viewer.asp/familyID/%7B8C88B56B-1D7D-42CB-A943-A18B177B0ADF%7D/FromPage/catScarves/familyNo/5/catID/%7BC6C4F56B-D421-11D5-9413-00902786BF44%7D
Bangle:
http://www.shimmerandstone.com/bangle41.html

I guess I wanted to make a super casual outfit that one could where whenever. The shoes looked brown/gray/black so I built off of that. I would wear the scarf wrapped around the neck twice and tied in the back.
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« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2007, 04:54:06 PM »

yayyy another superfantastic contest!!:




an outfit for the super-rich girl :/
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« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2007, 09:11:13 PM »

My dream outfit to go with those lovely shoes:

Layered tank and a delicate necklace::


Floaty white skirt and a kickass purse:


Strong ring:


Lovely shoes:


Links:

Top: http://www.bluefly.com/pages/products/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=2057769727&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=7544783&N=933+4294967164&Nao=72&Ns=Popularity%7c0%7c%7cProduct%2bCode%7c1&Nu=Product+ID
Necklace: http://www.bluefly.com/pages/products/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=2057238221&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1890147&N=1890147&Nao=36&Ne=500000&Ns=Popularity%7c0%7c%7cProduct%2bCode%7c1&Nu=Product+ID
Skirt: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2934633/0~2376776~2374327~2374336~2383959?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2383959&P=1
Purse: http://www.thebaglady.tv/coach/
Ring: http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/product/7641/Jewelry/ELLE%20Jewelry/ELLE%20Turquoise%20Ring/
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« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2007, 10:55:29 PM »

Newbie here with my first BTO attempt!
 
These flats must have a high walkability factor, and for a city girl like me, they inspire an on-the-go outfit for biking around town in the summer heat.


Start with this super-hip and comfy denim jumper from Habitual. (the splurge piece - $210 at shopbop.com)


Underneath, a vibrant floral printed tank for color and a feminine touch. (Forever 21, $8.80)


Accessorize with metal tiger earrings - rawr! (urbanoutfitters.com, $9.99)


and, of course, some rose-tinted Michael Kors shades for sophistication (zappos.com, $83.95)

Sling a unique and practical Freitag Lassie bag over your shoulder, and you're ready to hop on your bike (or scooter, if you're lucky) and you're a stylin' girl ready to go! (freitag.ch, about $160)


Not the world's cheapest outfit, at $472.74, but the pieces are all versatile. I think it really summer-izes the slightly autumnal brown flats. I'd wear it. Wink
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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2007, 12:24:47 AM »

I'm starting my degree in Education in the fall, and I immediately thought that these shoes would be perfect for student teaching. I'm doing my degree in early years, and from volunteering in classrooms, I know I'll be kneeling at those tiny desks frequently, and that I'll need shoes and clothes that will allow me a good range of motion. I built this outfit for student teaching, and tried to keep it professional but youthful. Most of the pieces I chose can be easily incorporated into a wardrobe - which is what this broke university student needs.

Starting from the shoes up...

Classic shoes that will let me look fabulous while I tie pair after pair of sneakers at recess time.


I chose a flowier skirt over a pencil skirt because I know this will let me move a little more. The length is perfect - I'm 5'3" and anything much longer than knee length tends to make me look I'm 8 and playing dress up with mom's clothes.
$36.00 from Bluefly


The print is playful, but not juvenile, and I love blue and brown together.
$54.00 from Bluefly


The shirt's kind of sheer, so a cami will keep me from giving the kids an anatomy lesson their parents don't want them to learn.
$16.50 from the Gap


This blazer will be enough to keep me warm on chilly fall days, and would be a good layering piece to have in your closet. I chose brown over white so it wouldn't be ruined the first time someone decided that they should make a mess during art.
$34.50 from Old Navy


This purse is big enough to hold some marking, or a book for the bus, and I love the envelope style flap on the front. Bonus for those who won't buy leather - Matt and Nat purses are vegan.
$135.00 from the Matt and Nat online store (found on page 3 of 4 under vintage collection).


In silver - I love Foxy's jewellery, and the bubbles on these earrings echo the polka dots on the shirt.
$21.00 from Snazzy Girl

for makeup, I'd keep it fairly simple - a soft pink lipstick like Syrup from MAC, a neutral shadow like Shroom spread across the lid and up to the brow bone, lined with brown, such as Espresso,   a coat of black mascara, and a subtle pink blush - maybe something like Posey.  If one was going out for drinks after work, running into the teachers lounge to change up the lipstick (perhaps to something more dramatic like Russian Red) and to put on another coat of mascara would really be enough to make you look great for post-work drinks.
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« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2007, 04:16:00 AM »

When I saw these shoes, I immediately thought of a fun little brown dress that I've had for a few years but never managed to find quite the right shoes for; these would be the right shoes.  I hope it isn't against the rules to include something I own in the outfit!

Here's my dress, a very simple chocolate brown knit with a tie belt:




A cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft for those cool fall days, worn unbuttoned of course:



Some jewelry, also from Ann Taylor Loft:






And because I'm a student and in homage to my favorite accessory (a tiny brown Coach bag I got for Christmas four years ago), a suede book tote from Coach:



The other items don't have very interesting texture like the shoe, so the suede and leather bag gives nice texture without distracting from the different texture of the shoe.

I bought the dress on sale for $20, so without the bag and shoes this outfit would cost around $150, so really affordable in addition to being pretty and very fall-ish.  It's really the shoes that make the outfit interesting. 
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« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2007, 04:59:38 AM »

Am thinking sweet, slightly conservative but slightly over the top with the volume of the top:

Thakoon for Gap Shirt (untucked)

  Manning Cartell Skirt from mycatwalk.com.au (with shirt covering the bow and waistline)

  Frank Gehry for Tiffany Bracelet

Botkiet Bianca bag in Cognac from Revolve Clothing.

a simple headband

and of course the shoes:





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« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2007, 11:17:08 AM »

I must first extol the beauties of these shoes that pursue the union of the tailored and the feminine – which, in my view, is the essence of the super-fantastic.  I hope this outfit does justice to the fabulousness of the footwear. 

I debated long and hard about what season the outfit appears in.  On the one hand, the flats are peep-toed, which leans summery.  On the other hand, their main material appears to be a gray-brown (let's call it taupe) wool, and wool is possibly the best material ever, and a serious emphasis on wool is not so summery.  So, I thought, with their rich gold tones, they would be perfect for a lovely outfit on a crisp-but-not-too-crisp fall day.  I should also note that if the $200 limit applies to this contest, this outfit doesn’t make it. 

We start with a Marni wool skirt in a lovely feminine length with clear beading detail on the hem that echoes the little rhinestones on the shoes (it's on sale for a *mere* $424.99 at Amazon):


Then we add a charming top, modern and feminine enough to keep the ensemble from being too staid, in sage - it has an understated shine, in keeping with the metallic trim on the shoes:


Next is the handbag, “espresso” suede with, of course, bronze metallic trim (on sale at zappos):

And finally, the matching jewelry – pursuing that intersection of the tailored and the feminine; classic, but not too staid (and echoing the bronze trim).  The bracelet: 

And a matching necklace: 

And of course, finally, the shoes: 
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