9/19/14

Friday Favorites 9/19/14

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This week for Friday Favorites, inspired by my recent trip to The Home Depot (as seen on Instagram), I'm starting with a 2x4 Theme. Two ways to wear four separate pieces from Express. It's also kind of the Summer vs. Fall edition, since depending on where you live, you might be identifying a little more strongly with one season and styling option vs. the other!

1. Large Plaid Portofino:
Express Large Plaid Portofino, Blue Plaid Blouse, 2 ways to style
Original Posts: Rachelle & Shantell 


2. Ruched Criss Cross Mini Skirt: Marled Gray &  Black
Express Ruched Criss Cross Mini Skirt, Faux Wrap Skirt, 2 style options
Original Posts: Rachelle  & Carylee 

3. Solid Portofino (In Neon Berry & Ivory)
 Original Posts: Tracy & Shantell

4. SweatersAztec Intarsia Sweater & Marled V Neck Sweater
Express Sweaters, Aztec Intarsia, Marled V Neck Double Zip, Style Options
Original Posts: Tracy & Amy (Amy's Photos via Jami Leavitt Photography

COLORED JEANS: IN OR OUT?
One of my favorite things to wear last fall and winter were my burgundy and plum colored jeans. But I've been wondering if colored pants will still be "In" for fall since I see a lot more destroyed denim and flares in stores. I don't need to be the first to wear any given trend, but I also don't want to be "out!"

So when I got my issue of People Style Watch this month, this piece caught my eye in the "What's In and What's Out" section on page 178.

It had me worried for a minute saying "Bright Jeans are Out." But after reading the fine print it says darker shades like burgundy specifically are IN. YESSS. Thank you People Style Watch for settling one of fall fashion's great mysteries. I will be busting out my wine and burgundy pants once the weather drops below 75 degrees. Around November.

If you have fall weather coming your way sooner than that, I noticed that Express now has a pair of  Burgundy Pants in stock. I also noticed that they stole my styling idea for these pants in their stock photo (which I borrowed from Pinterest, but they don't have to know that).
Burgundy jeans styling options, Express dark red jean leggings

That's it for my favorites this Friday. Peace out until Monday!

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Linking up with:
Friday Favorites: ErikaAndrea and Narci /  Fashion Friday / Friday Favorites Two / Marvelous Monday / AlisonLindsey / Tara

CONVERSATION

37 comments:

  1. I decided to not buy jeans for a while but that burgundy pair is awesome. I got rid of all my colored jeans during my closet cleanup because I just don't wear them that much, except for the olive one I've been wearing that one a lot. I love seeing how other people wear items I have, more inspiration for me. I already know I will be wearing my black wrap skirt with stripes like Carylee.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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    1. I'm so glad you find it helpful to see how other people wear their pieces! That's a big part of why I do these posts.

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  2. I can't let go of my bright red skinnies! I just can't! But you're right, my burgundy and plum are always on heavy rotation and will be for seasons to come!
    Thanks for the feature! You reminded me that I have the grey version of that skirt now! I must wear it on my little trip this weekend!!!!! <3
    Http://morepiecesofme.com

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    1. I think red is close enough to burgundy. :) Maybe just stay away from orange or green and we'll be fine. LOL

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  3. He he - It always a pleasant surprise when you feature my looks. And how have I not been following Shantell? I will now! I have burgundy jeans on my list for fall along with maybe a light mustard color. So many things, so little money....

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    1. Surprise! Ha ha. :) I love being able to surprise those of you who give me carte blanche on your pics. It's always fun. :) And yes, Shantell is a pretty new blogger and has soooo many cute outfits with Express stuff. I was happy to find her through IG.

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  4. Ah ha, well thanks for answering that question for me...I was just pondering a post for next week and wondered the same thing about colored skinnies!!! Perfect, thanks! And yes, I too was thinking burgundy, wine, plum....yippee!!! And, I hate to say it, but that skirt Carylee and Rachelle are wearing is looking like a great staple skirt!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Yep, it's next on my list of things to try! I'm not much of a skirt person but they are convincing me with this one!

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  5. Thanks for the feature! I love seeing various ways to style similar things. These posts are always so helpful. I love the portofino because it is pretty much seasonless. I got rid of all my bright jeans, but I do love the burgundy. That seems to be a big color for this fall. Thanks People StyleWatch!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thank you Amy!! I'm so glad to hear you find these helpful. That's always one of my goals. :)

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  6. Great post. I just received my first four portofinos after seeing how many people rave about them and I've got to say I am super excited about styling them! Love your blog, although my wallet doesn't...you encourage all of my Express purchases xoxo

    Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Hi Jasmin! Thanks for your kind words! I'm so glad you stopped by so I could find your blog! I love finding new Express shoppers to feature. :) I just followed you on Bloglovin so hopefully I'll get a chance to see how you styled your Portofinos!

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  7. i think darker coloured jeans are fine, and great for fall - i have a pair of purple jeans i love (express, what what). not a fan of bright colours on myself, personally.

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    1. Oooh, I need to be seeing you wear those purple jeans this fall!

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  8. I saw that bright colored jeans are out too in People Style Watch too and was worried but my jeans are burgundy and a darker pink so all is well!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, glad I'm not the only one who can take these things too literally sometimes.

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  9. Oh no, this makes me sad to hear! I love my bright green jeans! I have been wanting to get a pair of darker hued jeans though, so maybe burgundy is the color!

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    1. Well, you know, take it with a grain of salt. That's just one magazine contributor's opinion. :)

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  10. I love my bright jeans, so I am sad to put them away! However, I'm not too surprised to hear they are no longer in style. I will be holding on to them though because I feel like they will be popular again one day!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  11. Wow...the bright colors jeans are out now. I haven't even worn out the two pairs I have. Lovely features as always!

    Kreyola Jounerys

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    1. Oh no!! LOL. Well, wear what you love and don't let one magazine writer hold you back. :)

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  12. I am sad bright jeans are on the out...but I don't think it's going to stop me from wearing them :) I do need to get some darker jeans though, burgundy, grey and black are on my list for Fall.

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  13. I have so many brights in my closet from last year, luckily they are a thinner fabric and can be worn in the summer too. I like learning about trends and adopting the ones I love but still it's fun to do our own thing sometimes. I think I'll rock brights once in a while with more on trend pieces paired with it. :-)) Those burgundy jeans are SO FABULOUS though and a much more suitable color for fall. LOVING those and burgundy in general lately. Great post as always Gina, have a lovely Friday!!! XOXO, Elif

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  14. I need to add burgundy jeans to my closet. So pretty!

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  15. Love these looks and the idea of summer vs fall is fantastic! Being here in S. FL I can totally see wearing both looks..on the 1.5 days of actual fall weather we get LOL

    www.dressed2dnines.com

    BTW, I've recently moved my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. Please stop by and visit!

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  16. such stylish women! Love this post!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  17. Love those burgundy pants and you have totally inspired me! I have some burgundy moto pants that I bought at AE last year and I have the perfect black jacket to pair them with! Can't wait!!! Also love all the ways the ladies paired their express pieces and how different each one was. Good choices! Also- thank you for linking up!!!
    xoShannon

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  18. I'm still hanging on to my red jeans, but am looking for some burgundy ones as I type. And grey. And maybe olive... Love the look Express stole from you!

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  19. I knew bright jeans were out but still kept them in my closet even though I don't wear them... such a hoarder I know. I was thinking of getting either some gray or burgundy or olive, but decided not to because I don't really like pants!

    http://misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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  20. That wrap skirt looks great on Rachelle and Carylee! As for colored jeans, I'm loving the darker tones like burgundy and olive even eggplant!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  21. GREAT INSPIRATION! LOVE THE PLAID!
    NOW FOLLOWING YOU!
    X’S & O’S FROM MY HOME TO YOURS,
    ALICIA
    Femme Home

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  22. I love all the items you selected from Express and how all these bloggers used them in the ensembles! I'm loving the plaid shirt and the cross mini skirt :) I'm also loving the burgundy pants inspiration you talked about, I don't have any but I'm in so much need of a pair haha I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com
    KAWAII BOX INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!!

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  23. I love that skirt on Rachelle and Carylee! I saw that colored jeans were out also. I'm glad you red the fine print, because I didn't. I was going to wear my colored jeans anyway, but now I feel better about that decision. I hope you had a great weekend!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  24. Amazing. The first picture is definitely my favourite. I love the pink skirt with the tartan.

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  25. I love this series! Those Libra women all have amazing style and I love those cobalt blue options. It is such a pretty color!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  26. Oh no, I totally panicked when I saw the "Bright Jeans Out" headline, so glad to hear it's not the jewel tones, because wine red jeans are one of my favorite looks ever.

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I'd love for you to stop by on Thursdays to link up!

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