Two Teens And Their Mama: Style Perspectives & Shop My Closet Week 9

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Style Perspectives & Shop My Closet Week 9

Welcome to the first week of Style Perspectives with my Blended Blog friends! Here's how it works:

14 bloggers each picked a look that defined their personal style.  
The featured blogger on the Blended Blog showcases her signature style (the prompt for that day) and then the other bloggers (on their personal blogs) show how they interpret it.  
Make sure you stop by the Blended Blog to see the featured lady.  
Please link up below or on the Blended Blog to show us how you would wear the prompt!


Daily Style Finds: The Personal Stylist
Foxy's Domestic Side: The Crafty Engineer
Grumbling Grace: Toddler Tamer & Teacher
Simply Shaunacey: Reformed Frumpy Mommy
Two Teens and Their Mama: Stylish Midlife Mama
RSquared: The Not So Nerdy Accountant
Shoes to Shiraz: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher
Puppies and Pretties: Cube Dwelling Fashionista
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life:  Single Girl, Simple Style
A Lovely Little Wardrobe: A Casual Petite
Making the Most of Everyday Classic Yet Current Over Forty 
NickandNik: Mama with Curves
Living on Cloud Nine: Blissful Fashionista


Got it?!?  On to today's look:  styling a wrap/outer layers.


This should have been an easy one for me.  Living in the Pacific Northwest, I have many outer layers to choose from.  Maybe too many, because I couldn't make a decision.  In the end, I went with the Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan (aka the baby blardigan) because it is the most comfortable piece of clothing I own, and I wear it on the regular.  The material is out of this world soft and cozy, and the cut is very flattering.  If I was stuck on a deserted island, and could bring only one sweater, this would be the one. The end.


In other news, I'm on week nine!!! of shopping my closet.  Here's what I wore this week, when I took off the baby blardigan:

Wednesday


Another vest.  And there are still more to come.  I like the maroon color of this one, especially with the striped top.

Friday


Yes, I'm wearing a fancy dress.  And heels.  This does not happen often, but a friend invited me to a dinner/auction, and we were instructed to wear "Oscar" attire.  I don't own such things, so this bandage dress filled in.  

Saturday


Lunch and shopping with my mom and sister.  I wanted to be warm and comfortable, so this navy sweater and pink plaid shirt were perfect.

Sunday


Another dress?  My closet has been taken over by aliens.  

Tuesday


Loft cords and another wool sweater.  Maybe spring will show up if I wear bright colors? 

Linking up today with A Lovely Little WardrobeThe Pleated PoppyThursday Fashion FilesFashion FridayFabulous FridayPumps and PushupsHow I Style ItNot Dead Yet StyleMy Refined Style

Next week we'll be styling shades of pink, which should be another easy one for me.  If I can make a decision.


I hope you'll link up with us below, or share your looks on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter using #theblendedblogstyle.  Next week we'll be adding a giveaway, so be sure to come back!


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52 comments:

  1. Your baby blardigan outfit is so cute! I'm also loving your denim dress with the pop of leopard!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill. Leopard makes every outfit better!

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  2. I love that you got the baby blardigan. I almost styled the original one. Looks so cozy! I love the colours of the outfit you styled.
    Shoes to Shiraz

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    1. I have to admit that I have both of them - but my mom bought the baby one for me for Christmas!

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  3. Ha ha! I need to get me a blardigan. Sounds like something someone could live in.

    I LOVE seeing you wearing dresses! What a shock! Ha ha ; P

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I know, me in dresses - so strange! You would love the blardigan - it's so warm!

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  4. I so badly want a blardigan, but didnt know about the baby one! I love it! great post!

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    1. I think I like the baby one better - it hangs straighter on me.

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  5. ohhhh hot mamma in your oscar attire!! so fun!!
    I LOVE your grey jeans (hope that's not my tired eyes playing tricks on me, those are grey, right?!) I need to dig mine out...
    Simply Shaunacey

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    1. Yep, grey jeans, in honor of you :)! I'm pretty sure I've never been called hot mamma - so thanks!

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  6. I am buying a baby blardiagan if it ever goes on sale! I have the regular one and would wear it all the time if I could! Actually I did when I was at home after the ankle surgery. Love the blue and plaid outfit! the jean dress and leggings. You are inspiring me! How are you keeping track of what you wear? Turning the hangers around? I was thinking about buying an App that keeps track for you...

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    1. I'm turning the hangers around after I wear something. And I have all the pictures in one file so I can look quickly if I get confused :)!

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  7. Love love The blardigan!! My fav is the chambray dress and the sweater with plaid pop!! You're so cute!!

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  8. I am loving the longer cardigan look, especially for spring. Once my shopping ban is over, I think the long cardi is going on the list. Your jacket and rubber boot combo is so cute.

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    1. I really like the longer cardigans too. It's hard to find ones that are long enough because I'm tall.

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  9. I always learn so much from you Lana! I never heard the term "Blardigan" before ... but I actually have one in my closet. It's very warm and cozy, but too long to go under my coats and not protection enough for Montana winters without one, so I usually just wear it when I'm home!
    Every outfit you show here is really cute - and I hope the Oscar party was fun! (I had to google a "bandage dress" to learn what that term referred to as well!)

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    1. So happy to see you, Susan! The auction was really fun, and my dress stayed comfortable all night!

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  10. Your denim dress look is my favorite! And, there is nothing better than a comfy cardigan.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  11. I didn't know you owned a baby blardigan! I have yet to purchase one but it is definitely on my radar. All your looks this week are winners! :-)

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    1. Thanks Darlene. My mom bought the blardigan for me for Christmas!

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  12. I also almost styled the regular blardigan. It truly is like a blanket. Worth every penny!

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    1. Maybe we need to have a blardigan link up :)!

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  13. Such a pretty blue theme and really nice cardigan. Also, week 9...no repeats? You are rocking this friend!

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    1. I can't believe it's week 9 already!

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  14. I love all of your outfits and the word blardigan ;) so cute!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  15. If I could just raid your wardrobe - now that would be fun. Baby Blardigan is my new favorite term.
    And aren't you getting excited for warmer weather and layers?? I know I am.

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    1. I'm SO ready for spring to get here. Although I still have lots of winter clothes to get through!

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  16. Girl, you clean up in a dress real, real well. It is as if you wear them all the time. Hubba, hubba - that black bandage dress shows off you assets so well. Love the vest with the striped blouse, too; gives punch to both pieces. But that blardigan. Oh, my stars! Figure-flattering, lovely blue that makes your eyes POP, and soft, too??? It would be my favorite go-to staple, too.

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    1. Leslie, you're the sweetest! The blardigan is so soft - I get lots of hugs from the husband when I'm wearing it!

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  17. Lana... every outfit is adorable on you!! Wish you lived on the East Coast - I would hire you to be my stylist. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Katie! I think that would be my dream job.

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  18. Love that barefoot dreams cardi. I have the long one but it isn't as versatile. Love the denim dress with the leopard too.

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    1. I have the waterfall one too, and I agree - this one is easier to wear.

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  19. That maroon vest and denim dress are SO pretty on you! Def. keepers!!!! I need to style my denim dress for the winter... I haven't tried yet!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I love that dress - I can wear it all year long. But I forget about it!

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  20. That chambray dress is too cute! I need to find myself a super sweater like that, all winter long I haven't wanted to wear any of my cardigans because they just make me feel meh

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  21. I love the cut of the cardigan - very flattering. I like your Style My Closet image too. I need to try that layered look of a plaid shirt not tucked, then a sweater over it. It looks cute. I love pink and navy together!

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    1. It's one of my favorite color combos too.

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  22. Love all your looks! Like everyone else, I love the chambray dress the best. I think (maybe?) you need to wear more dresses? The support is overwhelmingly positive! 😁 I don't have a blardigan but yours looks lovely on you!
    ~Sheila
    Making the Most of Every Day

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    1. I'm really enjoying wearing dresses - maybe when my shopping ban is over I'll pick up a few more!

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  23. Love this look on you!! So stylish and hip!!! Hoping the baby blaridgan is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this summer!!

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  24. Oh, so many great looks this week! Your first and last ones are my favorite. Your coral sweater is so pretty with the shades of brown. Also, I enjoyed seeing you in a couple of different dress looks. :)

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    1. Thank you! I really like that coral sweater too - and it has wool in it so it's very warm.

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  25. I have never known anyone who owns as many cloth
    es as you do. Love these looks.

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    1. I know...that's why I'm not buying anything new :)!

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