Thursday, February 21, 2013

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_____I used to not be a big fan of blazers, but I quickly learned to appreciate their classiness after getting my hands on this one.  My dad gave me a gift card for Valentine's day and I spent it on this blazer and another one, plus a pair of sheer patterned tights that I remembered seeing Lyddie wear (because as we all know, I am slowly attempting to suck out Lyddie's soul and become her continue to be inspired by her).  Buying those things broke the self-imposed shopping ban I've been on for nearly three months, but it originated from a giftcard, so does it really count?  I think not.  Thus, the shopping ban continues, and with the strength of a steroid-infused pro wrestler.

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_____I also wanted to take a moment to thank you all--some you guys' comments on my last drawing made me smile so much!  So much, in fact, that flowers grew from my face.  You think I jest, but I do not.  Literally, flowers sprouted from my face--roses, poppies, hydrangeas, and even a few daisies.  I had a flower beard upon my face, a tiny green garden of loveliness.

_____Well, not really.  What I'm getting at is that I'm quite flattered by you lovely people.  I'm not as hesitant about posting artsies on my blog anymore, and it's all thanks to you guys' kind words.  I know that art is pretty much my thing and major, but still, it can be mentally difficult to post it, even if it's not posted that frequently.  However, I've definitely become more comfortable posting it, and I'm just quite happy to know that you guys are okay with that.

_____So, yeah! If you ever have any little ideas or things you'd like to see me draw, throw 'em at me! I enjoy drawing some weird things sometimes so don't be shy.  I'm shy, but that doesn't mean you should be.  Two shy people just don't go well together, kind of like a mustard, blueberry, and cottage cheese sandwich wouldn't go well together.  I hope that didn't put a weird taste in your mouth.  It put a weird taste in mine.  I'll leave you be now.

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Blazer: Kohl's
Skirt: JC Penny
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: vintage costume jewelry
Earrings: uuuhh some shop with a name

42 comments:

Ivana Džidić said...

The way you write put a smile on my face:) Anyway, I really like the outfit, I've blazer craze (if that is a word)...I think the shopping ban is a great idea, it can make you more creative, that's my experience anyway...I've read this article in German Vogue last year about two girls who have done it for about a year and it sounded great. Usually I'm hopeless with German but since English is invading all the languages and taking over the world I think I got what they were saying.

I don't have a shopping ban but I've noticed that I rarely shop for clothes...these days I mostly hunt shoes and just rely on what I have.

Anna Moore said...

pretty good writing!:) I like what u are waering and how u matched colors! really nice blog. I would like to follow each other or simply be friends. What do u think?
Best wishes
Anna
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Frannie Pantz said...

What a lovely blazer indeed! I am a HUGE fan of blazers, in fact I am having a blazer link up party on Friday! I love Lydia. I am inspired by her outfits and photography all the time. Your oxfords are super cute too.

LyddieGal said...

I guess I'd better watch out! I think blazers are great, especially ones in bright fun colors and don't even feel very business-y at all.

Plus shopping without spending money doesn't count. And sometimes shopping while spending money doesn't count either. Which is I'm going with at the moment.

Love it when you share your art, you are so talented!

Well... said...

So could we make a special button on your blog titled "Drawing Requests"? Because I would totally fill it to the brim with some ideas for ya :D
Haha, and ah man, I used to be into blazers, but that attraction burned out sadly. Although seeing you in this gorgeous pink one could reignite it...then again, anything you wear would cause sparks to fly! ;)
Yaaaaaaay! Cute and tough? That comment made my day! I used to just be cute, and now that tough is thrown in there, I know I'm achieving exactly what I want in my outfits. Thank yooouuuu!! :D

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That color looks awesome on you. Also loving how you accessorized your outfit! Beautiful jewelry!
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Ira Kharchenko said...

Fabulous outfit! I love the shoes:)

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Lily said...

Ahhh, you look so chic! I love the bright pink mixed with the darker hues.
And I had no idea that you were on a shopping ban! That takes a lot of determination. I don't think the purchase counts either since it was a gift card haha. I've been doing the same every year for Lent, so it's cool to know that someone else is with me!

Jen Hsieh said...

Ali, you always look so beautiful in rich, jewel tone colors. Maybe because you ARE a jewel. See what I did there?

But gift cards are the perfect solution to shopping bans. They're what keep us sane. I can't wait to see the other blazer you picked up as well as your patterned tights!!!

Jen Hsieh said...

Ali, you always look so beautiful in rich, jewel tone colors. Maybe because you ARE a jewel. See what I did there?

But gift cards are the perfect solution to shopping bans. They're what keep us sane. I can't wait to see the other blazer you picked up as well as your patterned tights!!!

Sam said...

You look beautiful, I am a massive fan of blazers and collecting them, I think this the of style suits you so well. So glad that you post your drawings here, I believe that if you have a talent, its something special and must be shared with the world ;) Happy friday!

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

Gorgeous outfit! And I would not say that using a gift card is breaking your shopping ban ;) Totally doesn't count! Anyway, thank you so much for visiting my page and for your incredibly sweet comments! You look so fabulous in this outfit and that berry color is just so pretty and flattering on you! Absolutely lovely :)

~Alyssa
www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

Boheme.Fille said...

You're a tough chick being on a shopping ban for three months! I didn't bought clothes for a while either, I'm lucky that lately I mostly receive them. :D

Anyways I love the blazer, it has a perfect color..and those shoes, oh my, those!! :)

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah, such a classy look! wow, you haven't shopped in months?! go you! i have been trying lately, for the past 6 months or so, just to buy 2nd hand clothing (it saves a lot of money.. and i would usually do that before anyway), but i don't believe i could go that long without shopping period!

lindsey louise

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Jacqueline said...

very fancy blazer! i love the color. :)

Heather Belle said...

I feel like I have that same blazer in a royal blue color. It's adorable on you! Don't know why in the world I still haven't worn mine D:
xo Heather
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Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

I am seriously in LOVE with this look! <3 The pink looks amazing on you - and your brogues are a dream! Beautiful!

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Andrea Spanik said...

I'm a huge fan of blazers, and the colour of yours is amazing! Great outfit, thanks for sharing :)
~Andrea
www.wearitbetter.com

FASHION TALES said...

Beautiful colour on you! One thing that I love about blazers is its versatility. for a multitude of occasions. Happy Friday! xx/Madison

jess said...

That is a great color on you.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

so how how how do you even THINK of a mustard blueberry and cottage cheese sandwich. i'm still laughing. it kills me really. and i think you shoudl draw yourself with this flower beard personally. i'd appreciate the image.

and i'm a big fan of blazer, indeed, this one is classy. when i have business stuff, i just wear a blazer with one of my dresses (like my elephant dress...that actually happened...) and voila. business version of me. kind of! and a gift card definitely doesn't count against the shopping ban! Those shoes are glorious, by the by, i want a pair like them.

and you know how you feel about lyddie is how we all who read your blog feel about you :D you've got crazy great taste.

<3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails
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Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by... Have a splendid weekend!

Ashley said...

I need this blazer in my life. It is so pretty and fits you perfectly! Ali, stop dressing so fantastically, or I'm going to steal your wardrobe!!!!!

As for your amazing artwork, someday I am going to come up with the most brilliant idea ever and make a drawing request. Knowing me, it will probably be cray cray ridiculous, so be prepared :)

xo Ashley

Y además sombreros said...

Que color tan bonito el de tu chaqueta.
Un beso.

Tere Ávila said...

great post honey, i love it

xx

Joyce said...

Your blazer is gorgeous! I love the bright color and how you wore it with neutral colors to let it pop:) And yup, it definitely does not break the shopping ban I think. Yay so glad you'll be posting more art posts, I love seeing them. Always so inspiring :)

JULIETTE said...

You look so fabulous, purple suits you perfectly!

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Keit said...

Shopping ban!? What is this "shopping ban" you write about..I don't think such a thing exists O_o Seriously though, blazer looks uber cool, not to mention the glossy flats you're wearing, I want to steal them!!! :D

Rachel Lynne said...

Gorgeous girl! I love how bright your blazer is and those oxfords are super cute too :)

Katie Aman said...

What a phenomenal cut on the blazer! It is so unique and full of personality-I love that it comes up a bit in the back. Plus that color is one of the prettiest ever created, for sure. Way to go not shopping for a while! I've been trying to do the same, but it's more difficult than I anticipated. Also, I can't put this comment to rest without saying YOUR SHOESSSS. They are lovely and shiny and I love them. One of the best things about your style is that you wear simple pieces with special details. Very inspiring to me :)

Wren KW said...

Please please please post a photo of your flower beard. This could be the next trend. For real!

I love this blazer on you. You look snazzy and classy all at once.

C said...

Girl, I am in love with that blazer and those shoes! I've also really enjoyed going through your illustrations. They remind me of advanced coloring books in the 90s, which were as insanely beautiful as they were intricate. I miss those like crazy (being in my 20s clearly hasn't eradicated that child in me)!

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sepatuholic said...

Thats a very nice color of blazer there....
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MateaTPol said...

Really lovely combination, I like your shoes, they look so comfy!

Avi said...

The color of your blazer is so lovely <3 and really you don't like blazers? O: I love them (but i need to buy more).

B.A.D said...

Great blazer and accessories,. I like your taste in fashion!

A N D Y S T Y L E said...

hay new follower this is very pretty love the blazer ;)
follow back, if you like. andy

E said...

I'm sorry. I was listening up until I saw the shoes and then the record skipped. My god, as if my heart could be won by yet another shoe, but it has! Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.

Francesca said...

That blazer is so cute! I love the color and you look so chic! Haha I should probably go on a shopping ban myself, but I don't think I would be able to, I don't have the strength of a pro wrestler on steroids. :(

judith said...

Me encanta el look, la chaqueta preciosa!!!
Saludos
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Debra said...

Very classy look. I like it a lot for you swetie. :) Great present from your daddy. Can't wait to see your other blaser!

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Monja said...

great look ! xo