Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pink and Ruffley


I love this vest. You probably already knew that since you've seen it here and here:) I wanted a way to dress it up with a bit of a girly twist since the other ways were kind of 'menswear inspired'. I've decided that I really like mixing feminine pieces that have ruffles and other girly details with menswear pieces. The contrast looks really neat together - bringing together the masculine and feminine aspects of an outfit really make an ensemble interesting. This new idea has really inspired me!

I've had this girly pink ruffle shirt for a few years. It has since gotten too big and baggy on me (which I am loving:)) but I really like it. It's super comfortable and so soft to the touch. So I decided to make it work again. I layered the masculine vest over it to give it shape in the waist so that it doesn't hang on me. I paired it with my black pencil skirt for a sharp 'pseudo suit' look. I wanted some coordinating accessories so I opted for a gold chain necklace and a gold snakeskin belt. I wore the belt like Elaine by following her twisty belt tutorial. Everyone should try wearing their belts like this! It looks complicated but it's sooo easy!! All you need is a bit of a longer belt that has some flexibility. Thanks for the idea and tutorial, Elaine:) I thought that the camel colored equestrian boots tied the outfit together with a bit of a contrasting color splash.


White Undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)

Pink Shirt: Ann Taylor

Vest: Thrifted (H&M)

Skirt: Target

Tights: Century 21 (Hue)

Boots: Banana Republic

Belt: J.CREW

Necklace: Banana Republic

Do you like to combine girly pieces with more masculine pieces? What trends do you like to mix for a unique look??


Christa said...

Super cute!!! I love pink!

Polka Dot said...

I love the pink and black. And yay for ruffles!

Camille said...

I love this outfit! :) The ruffle shirt is too cute!

Mrs. Marcus said...

Love the entire outfit! You look great.

Elaine said...

Yay! Love your twisty belt!

This is pretty! I especially love your knotty necklace. Say it out loud. It's funny.


Fashion Belle said...

Hi Ally,

Glad to see another girl besides me loving pink and ruffles. I have so many friends who opt for sleek and who only get as close to pink as maybe a purple shade. Yes, a combination of a more subdued style with a feminine one is a winning outfit, in my opinion, too. Ralph Lauren is usually good at that. Did you see they've opened a new women's store in Manhattan lately?

I'm really writing to let you know that your blog has been featured at my new modest clothing resource website, Fashion Belle, along with about 500 other links to modest clothing and educational resources. Thanks for your wonderful work to promote modesty, and please continue the effort.

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à la Modest said...

Haha "knotty necklace"! Sounds like something a modest blogger shouldn't have in her collection!

I haven't been able to do that with my belts actually. I have a lot of really thick-material belts even if they're thin (not wide), so twisting just ruins them. It looks really neat, though! I might have to purposefully buy thin belts to do this!!

I love ruffles. I know they're so girly, but I just love the idea of having tons and tons of ruffles just like in the Victorian days.

flutietootie said...

Cute. Like the outfit.

Chandra said...

I like mixing structured blazers with silk ruffled blouses. I also like tweed vests and pencil skirts and contrasting tights and heels.


Modestly Fashioned said...

@christa - thanks! pink gets such a bad rap for being too 'girly' but its great to mix things with!

@polka dot - yeah i love the pink and black combo! ruffles are so fun!

@camille - thanks so much!

@Mrs. marcus - thanks:) you are so nice!

@Elaine - thanks for noticing:) you really inspired me! thats a cute joke:) i said it out loud and laughed so hard!!

@Fashion Belle - thanks for the support with the pink and black. i haven't been to the new store in manhattan - where is it?? also, thanks so much for featuring my blog!

@alamodest - yeah i know...it sounds so risque:) you should definitely find a belt to do twisty belt with! its such a cool trick! i also love the femininity of ruffles:)

@flutietootie - thanks:)

@chandra - i have a blazer that i havent worn yet - i'll have to break it out and try that!

Modesty is Pretty said...

I love that pink sweater! Just today I was thinking how obsessed I've been lately about finding something pink.

Umm Amirah said...

love this look. Pink is such a pretty color and looks good on ALL shades and sizes *my opinion cuz I LOVE pink..lol*

Katy-Anne said...

I don't wear things that I think are masculine, because I believe that part of modesty is being feminine, and I personally don't feel that that can be accomplished trying to wear things that look masculine.

However, I know some women that do it with great success, it's just not for me because I want to look female.