Monday, June 15, 2015

Culotte to Trot

Wearing – Culotte Jumpsuit: T.J. Maxx {similar} | Blazer: Von Maur {similar} | 
Shoes: BCBGeneration | Bracelets: Susie Raine | Necklace: Target {old; similar} | Clutch: Target | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana {similar} | Watch: Vince Camuto

I've said in the past that I'm always super leery of trying new trends out–an odd trait for someone who has a fashion blog, I know. I found this culotte jumpsuit on a recent trip to T.J. Maxx and I figured, why not give it a whirl? Well, let me just tell you that no makeup and crazy hair days are definitely not ideal when trying on clothing in a department store dressing room. Combine that with terrible lighting and awful mirrors and you're bound to feel terrible about yourself at some point before leaving. Well for some reason or another, the fashion gods decided to smile down upon me {probably pitying me for the aforementioned shopping trip appearance} and the culotte jumpsuit actually looked cute on. Fast forward to me forgetting it was even in my closet and here we are today.

I love color, but feel most at home in black and white ensembles. Call me crazy, but these outfits are just so much easier for me to put together.

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48 comments:

  1. Obsessed with this post! You have great style!

    Xoxo Jessi
    www.thedarlingdetail.com

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    1. Thanks Jessi!! I really liked how this outfit came together. I was really uncertain about the culotte style, but I think I might be more open to trying culottes now. :)

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  2. What a fun look! Cute shoes!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks Darcy! I wasn't too keen to try culottes until I found this jumpsuit. Now I'm definitely more open and there are ton of styling opportunities!

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  3. The jumpsuit is great but I am wayyy to short to rock one of those :)

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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    1. I didn't think I could do it either, until I found this one. I'm only 5'5" and thought the large pant legs would swallow me whole, but definitely fell in love with it after the fact.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. This black and white look is perfect!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline! I'm a big fan of black and white looks. They are just so easy to put together.

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  6. I love the culottes on you! So glad you tried them out. You know I am a black and white fan too. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! I wasn't so sure about them, but I gave them a whirl. I think the jumpsuit was only like $16.99 at T.J. Maxx so it was well worth the spend. :)

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  7. Too freaking chic!!! Just stop it. ;)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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    1. Thanks Sarah! You should have seen me debating about actually wearing them the morning I put the outfit on. I kept waffling back and forth. Ha!

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  8. Oh I love this!! I've been too afraid to try the culotte trend but I may have to!

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    1. Definitely give it a try! I'm totally not the adventurous one when it comes to fashion, so this is way out of my comfort zone, but I ended up love the end result.

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  9. such a chic and sophisticated look! especially loving the grid print on the clutch! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! For a girl who normally is at home in jeans and a tshirt, this look was definitely a step up to adulthood for me. Ha!

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  10. I love that you're wearing culottes and that you make them look so chic! Cute!

    Sincerely, Jennie

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    1. Thanks Jennie! They terrified me at first, but after wearing this all day, I can definitely say they are growing on me.

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  11. Gorgeous!!! Love this look XO! Thank you so much for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/06/linkupwithlisa-21-stylish-arch-support.html

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  12. Really great find, couldn't tell it was a jumpsuit at first. You look great.

    Mimi & Chichi

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    1. I was heading toward the dressing room at T.J. Maxx and saw this jumpsuit randomly and had to at least try it on. I'm glad I did because it was such a great deal and a very versatile piece.

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  13. love that you found that jumpsuit at TJ Maxx. i hesitate to go in there but that is a great find. so chic!
    -c.

    visit me at The Block is Haute!

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    1. Thanks Cymone! I am definitely not a clothing rack digger by nature and I feel like you have to do that to find something good there sometimes. But it was definitely worth finding it!

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  14. Gorgeous look, so classically chic! Black and white is always a great combo!

    XO,

    Meagan

    BLOGLOVIN'
    Hearts of Gold Blog
    Instagram @heartsofgoldblog

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    1. Thank you girl! Black and white color combo's are my FAVORITE!!

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  15. I can't think of many things harder to pull off than a culotte jumpsuit but you look stunning! Very elegant and chic. fabulous shoes too!

    Emma xx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks Emma! I would completely agree. They are way difficult to pull off, but I'm glad I gave it a try. Thank you for stopping by.

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  16. You pulled this off wonderfully. Everything comes together and is perfect for a day at work to an evening out. Digging the shoes for sure. Glad you shared this pretty outfit at Tuesday Talk.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I think this outfit could definitely be dressed up or down, depending upon the occasion. Thank you for offering a link up so we all can get to know one another.

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  17. What a great way to dress up such an adorable jumpsuit. Great way to sneak a jumpsuit to work!

    Clare | Understated Classics

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    1. Thanks Clare! It's definitely a comfortable jumpsuit. I think it's safe to say that it was a very comfortable work outfit for how dressed up this look was.

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  18. Gorgeous look, love the jacket and the windowpane clutch is something i have been looking for , lov ethe whole look!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jess! Target still has them in stock online. I had been looking for this print too!

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  19. What an adorable culotte jumpsuit. The lighting in the TJ Maxx changing rooms are just too much (brings out every blemish in my face and ahhh). Looking cute Jaime, glad you were able to wear it.
    Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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    1. Thanks girl! Seriously, I feel you pain. I HATE changing in there unless I am fully done up, and then it's still a little rough. :)

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  20. Love this classy & chic black and white outfit!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Thanks Alice! I am kind of in love with this jumpsuit so we'll see how I style it next.

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  21. I love culottes and this is great way to style them! I absolutely dig the sharp contrast you created by pairing the black culottes with the white tailored blazer / peblum jacket.

    Thanks for linking up to All About You & have a great weekend!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! I'm all about black and white looks, so the contrast totally fits my personality to a T. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Black and white is always a striking ensemble no matter how its worn! I am not a culottes person, but you look fabulous! Glad you got this one, because you are owning it...
    xx

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    1. Thanks girl! I didn't think I was either until I gave them a shot. I loved how this look came together.

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  23. I love your black and white color scheme here but especially the clutch! So cute!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! I fell in love with the clutch and definitely had to take it home with me.

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