4/11/14

Features & Favorites 4/11/14

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First things first: it's Friday so I usually like to show who's wearing what from the current product options at Express. This is how I often get new styling ideas for the pieces I already own...plus a few ideas for things to add to my wishlist!

The List:
April 11 2014 Features


1. (Minus the Leather) Jacket: See it on A Memory of Us

2. Short Sleeve Baroque Lace Tee: See it on A Spoonful of Style

3. Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt: See it on Pink SoleBeautyGirl24 (both in White), and More Pieces of Me (in Chelsea Blue)

4. Polka Dot Portofino Shirt: See it on A Memory of Us

5. Striped Stretch Knit Pencil Skirt : See it on More Pieces of Me

6. High Waist Full Skirt: See it on BeautyGirl24

7. Railroad Stripe Jeans: See them on More Pieces of Me

This week classic Portofinos seemed to be the thing on blogs, but Express is constantly putting out new prints and styles. Some of these new style names made me do a double take. They looked like abstract prints from a distance but after looking at the names, sure enough, the Eiffel Tower print really does have mini Eiffel Towers on it, and Bicycle Print really has bicycles.
New Portofino Prints 4-11-14

On Monday I posted a Nicole Richie lookalike outfit (go here to view it) featuring the white version of this new Asymmetrical Hem Skort:

Express Asymmetrical Hem Skort Options


Do you remember this Zara version that was all over in 2013?
Zara white skort, skort outfit ideas, styling option
Image Sources: One / Two / Three

When it first started popping up on blogs I was like, "What. Is. That??" And then...it grew on me, but by that point summer was almost over and the skort was out of stock at Zara. Now we all have a second chance to try this trend with the Express version, but I'm still torn. Will there be too many, "You look like you're wearing a napkin," comments? Or is it white hot and everyone will want to know where I got it? Decisions, decisions!

Linking Up With:
Friday's Fab Favorites / Casual Friday /Favorite Fashion Friday / The Lauren Elizabeth / Fashion Item Friday / Passion for Fashion  / Fashion Friday /  The Totally Awesome Blog Hop
Stylish Saturday / Be.YOU.tiful /

CONVERSATION

38 comments:

  1. I feel the same as you about the asymmetrical skirts....I'm just not sure! I think for now I'll just keep enjoying them on other people...but you never know! haha
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Yeah, Sharon's comment below is why I'm on the fence. If people think it's weird...that's not the look I'm going for!

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  2. I LOVE that lace top...it is so pretty and feminine!

    Personally I'm not a fan of those skorts...I like the idea of a skort, but I do think the asymmetrical hem looks kinda weird.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Sharon...this is exactly what I need to hear. I don't want people looking at my outfit and thinking, "WEIRD." hee hee.

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  3. Ohh, lovely roundup! I love that lace blouse :)

    xxo
    ~Chantilly

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  4. OMG I kind of need that floral portofino. I hadn't seen that yet - it's perfect!
    And I'm sooo torn about the skort. I really wish it didn't look like shorts from behind. That's what throws me off!!!! I love the front view but now all I see are napkins! Haha thanks for that.
    Thanks for all the love!
    Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  5. The lace top and the midi skirt are my favs! I cant do skorts..they are beyond me. Thanks for an awesome roundup... :)

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  6. The short sleeves lace top as well as the bicycle portofino are really tempting me. I hope they make the short sleeves portofino again.

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  7. I looove that Skort I want one, but i'm pretty sure pregnant ladies do not belong in one lol!

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    1. Haha! There's an idea I hadn't considered! I don't know, if you have nice legs I'm sure you could still work it!

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  8. All I know is that I wandered into Express earlier this week while killing some time and I basically want like 70% of the store to come home with me. They are knocking it out of the park right now!

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  9. I've been loving the asymmetrical skirts! They look so chic!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  10. I picked up the baroque lace tee in Vegas and had a post all ready and hated my hair in the pictures. I know, I'm vain. I like how Jade tucked it in though. I just ordered a powder blue skirt (so much for the shopping ban!) and I think it will look good with this top. I bought too much in Vegas because I was going through my closet and found the cream and black color blocked Portofino and totally forgot that I had put that in my pile at the register. I don't remember hanging it up. That is really bad!! Don't tell my husband. He he. I love that Victorian lace Portofino. And I'm also on the fence about the skorts. Like Carylee said, I don't like the back view. I also think they're a bit too short for me. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't drawn to the boxy style of the lace tee but I really liked how she tucked it in. And I loove the lace portofino too. I'm thinking I'll try the skorts on before really deciding. I have some time before summer anyway.

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  11. I just purchased the baroque lace tee in cream and I love to see how other people style things that I have!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Oh cool! I can't wait to see how YOU wear it!

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  12. I think those are the kind of shorts only a select few could pull off so cheers to the girls who can pull it off!

    xoxo, Tara
    www.pookasfamily.com

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  13. Thank you for including my links this week!! I have been debating the Zara/Express skirt too. I think I need to go in store and try it on for myself! I really want a white skirt this season... so it may have to be that one!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome! And I agree, it's definitely one I have to try before I commit. I can't wait to see if you get it!

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  14. Ohh, go for the skort! i didn't like them last year but I love them this year.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  15. I was the same way. At first I wasn't sure about this new asymmetrical hem skort trend, but now I love it and think it's adorable. It's so different.
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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  16. I love number 2,5,and 6. I love the midi and pencil skirt trend. I never really liked the asymmetrical skirt trend. Maybe it will grow on me.

    Kimberly
    Mascaramelodies.com

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  17. I really should stay away from your blog, my shopping list is always huge after you post!! I don't make it to Express nearly as much as I should, so many new arrivals again. Have a great weekend :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Haha! Back at ya, Tracy! You always make me want something new I never would have found on my own.

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  18. I am so glad the weather has changed and now the clothing is lighter and brighter, but nothing beats the classic black and white combination as evidenced here! Great share.

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  19. Remember I mentioned I bought a lace tee from Express when I finally went there yrs later; it is your #2. Posts get in the way and I still have not worn it in a blog, but that is one gorgeous top!! The printed portofinos are super cute I think, I am so into the whimsical prints ( already own an Eiffel tower print from another brand) The horseshoe and bicycle prints are calling my name :) As to the white skort, I say go for it. I have smt. very similar and have gotten many compliments from it, but even if I didn't I would still rock it just because it is such a unique cool shape! :)) I bet you would put together such amazing outfits with it and I can't wait to see! XOXO, Elif

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    1. Thanks for the feedback on the skort! I am determined to try it on and see if that helps me make up my mind. Can't wait to see how you wear the lace tee! That seems to be a really popular item!!

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  20. Add another cute skirt to my shopping list :)
    Visiting from Favorite Fashion Friday!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  21. I feel the same about the skirt at the end. I first thought it was so random and didn't know if I liked it but now I wouldn't mind trying it. Love the skirt near the top number 6

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  22. haha I've seen that skort everywhere, you're right it was such a big deal. Would be fun to try the trend I guess, see if you like it or not! :)

    Away From Blue

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  23. love skorts! :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  24. Yeah, I'm with you on the napkin, lol. Love the polka dot blouse tho. I need that!

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  25. Personally I luv the napkin skirt...my only issue was that EVERYONE had one! It felt like high school when we would all go home for the wknd and then return w the same items from gap. :)

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  26. great that you are featuring lacy tops. They are my fave on the new season items. Great post. and ...thanks also being at Fashion item Friday. Perfect.

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  27. I love the skirt and say go for it!! :) Thanks for linking up for Stylish Saturday. xo ~ The Fashionista Momma

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