Sunday, October 28, 2012

Black Tie Casual

 Bustier top from summerbird, zara jeans, Chanel purse, ZoeLynn & Co. headband, Stella & Dot necklace, Tory Burch pumps, Melinda Maria Ring, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct, Blinde Sungalsses

Bustier top from summerbird, zara jeans, Chanel purse, ZoeLynn & Co. headband, Stella & Dot necklace, Tory Burch pumps, Melinda Maria Ring, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct, Blinde Sungalsses

Bustier top from summerbird, zara jeans, Chanel purse, ZoeLynn & Co. headband, Stella & Dot necklace, Tory Burch pumps, Melinda Maria Ring, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct, Blinde Sungalsses

Bustier top from summerbird, zara jeans, Chanel purse, ZoeLynn & Co. headband, Stella & Dot necklace, Tory Burch pumps, Melinda Maria Ring, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct, Blinde Sungalsses

Bustier top from summerbird, zara jeans, Chanel purse, ZoeLynn & Co. headband, Stella & Dot necklace, Tory Burch pumps, Melinda Maria Ring, Tiffany, Diamonds Direct, Blinde Sungalsses

Top: Foley + Corinna, available at summerbird. Jeans: Zara. Shoes: Tory Burch from summerbird. Purse: Chanel. Sunglasses: Blinde, but here's a pair. Headband: ZoeLynn & Co., last seen here. Necklace: Stella & Dot. Earrings: old, but here's a pair I love. Bracelet: so old. Rings: Melinda Maria, Tiffany, custom by Diamonds Direct.

Through the Queen City Style, I am realizing my attraction for things that posses some underlying level of tension; things that requires a little more thought and introspection.  An artistic temperament?  As much as I would love to be attracted to four beige walls, "yes, dear, whatever you like," and in this case, skinny jeans paired with a cute Trina Turk top, Tory Burch flats and Chanel sunglasses; mainstream, complacency and the obvious are not me.  Exciting, sure; frustrating, certainly at times; challenging even for me, yes.  Oh, what is a girl to do?  When I arrived home with this fabulous bustier top from summerbird, I reached for a pair of black classic tuxedo pants and a pair of over the top faux emerald and diamond rhinestone earrings.  I loved the look, but I ultimately went with my first choice; the look you see here. Perhaps next time I'll go with the more obvious choice.  What about you?  Obvious, or not so much?

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Thank you so much for being here, Whitley

30 comments:

  1. I love the contrast of this look. Also that necklace is HOT.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  2. Well the word "obvious" is relative to your style. To me, the way you paired it with the distressed denim would be the obvious choice for me.
    Love the top and jeans together!
    Sheree xxx

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  3. Super cool top, love it!

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

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  4. Your Tory Burch heels are fab girl! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm following you now on GFC#223:)!

    Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

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  5. I love the name of this post! So perfect... how fab is that necklace? And your hairpiece? I'm in LOVE!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    1. Love the dressy on top, casual on bottom! You look great!!

      xo Ashley
      http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  6. Oh my gosh that top is incredible!

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  7. What a fun outfit! Love that necklace!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  8. You look beyond chic in this outfit!! I'm dying over your jeans!
    xo, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    1. Thank you! The jeans were a Zara purchase from LuckyFabb/IFBCon.. Went nuts in that store, naturally :)

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  9. Amazing top!! And I love that necklace! You look so cute!

    Kal
    www.kalleemae.blogspot.com

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  10. I don't know how I just now discovered your blog - fellow charlotte blogger here! I love your style! that necklace is awesome! LOVE.
    xoxo
    -Pam
    http://yesitiskevin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Pam... YAY!!!!! This is great! Hopping over to see you now :)
      Whitley

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  11. I am in love with that top Whitley! It's gorgeous!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  12. I just discovered your blog and I love it!! I love your outfit its so chic..love the shoes!!
    XO
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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    1. Zhanna,

      Thanks so much for this and thank you for taking the time to comment. Hopping over to see you now!

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  13. What a lovely peplum top!
    And I'm jealous about your Chanel bag!

    X
    http://dipitblack.com

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to comment. The bag is the ONE thing I have spent any significant amount of money on... a five year anniversary to myself owning my own business. Worth the wait!

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  14. Good collection with stunning accessories...
    http://www.couponsanddealz.com/Clothing+Apparel-Womens-subcategory-coupons

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  15. OMG I'm totally in love with that peplum top Whitley....it enhanced your curves in the right places!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Rebecca,
      Thanks so much... definitely a fun top :)

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  16. LOVE the outfit! I just came across your blog! New follower. I just started a blog and would love if you followed back!

    http://mylifeasawifetheblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jenn, Thank you so much for this! Hopping over to see you now! :)

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  17. OMG, I am so in LOVE with that top! It looks so amazing on you, and I really LOVE how you paired it with jeans! What a STUNNING look!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  18. What a great top Whitley! Pairing it with jeans is a fab choice, especially these, that show some wear. The gold tipped heels are great and I would wear that necklace everyday if I could ;)

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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