Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Go Design

 I feel in love with this stripe Topshop tank and needed others inspiration on how to wear it! I turned to some of my favorite gals and asked how they'd wear the tank. Their lovely creations are all below. Enjoy and make sure to check out all their blogs as well! 

stripe vest

TopShop striped top
$60 - topshop.com

$368 - aliceandolivia.com

Flower skirt
79 AUD - westfield.com.au

Pakerson lace up shoes
$549 - forzieri.com

Forever21 floral print handbag
$23 - forever21.com

Polka dot jewelry

Pieces floral shawl
€17 - welikefashion.com

Like Megan, i am a lover of stripes! I chose to pair the striped vest with a skirt and boots for a casual yet stylish (and comfortable!) look -I imagine wearing it on a lovely autumn Saturday. I am an artist who sees beauty in the spaces in-between, and believes that what you are doing matters (very much). I adore all things vintage and colorful, hunting for treasures, sharing a strong cup of coffee with close friends, and wearing scarves.
(you can see more, here! http://www.etsy.com/shop/marywangerin)

Kelley from Kelley Maria 

Guest Post Stripe Top
TopShop stripe shirt / Burberry pencil skirt / Leather booties / Esprit necklace / Elizabeth and James sunglasses / nail color 
Hi!  I am Kelley from Kelley Maria.  Lately I have enjoyed creating inspiration outfits full of pieces that I cannot afford.  The beauty behind this is guilt free "shopping" where I can get creative and put together an outfit without having to look at price tags.  I am able to really get creative this way.  Real life shopping for me is much different and more restricted, so I enjoy this creative process of being able to pick out whatever I want.  I was excited when Megan asked me to put together an outfit around the Top Shop stripe shirt - love it!  This outfit is designed for a sunny fall day, where sunglasses are needed and a coat is unnecessary (my favorite kind of day).   I would love for you to stop by my blog and say "hi!"  Thank you, Megan for having me! 

Heather from My Many Moments

Weekend Wear

TopShop polyester shirt
$60 - topshop.com

Frye boots
378 CAD - gravitypope.com

$79 - stelladot.com

Polka dot jewelry

Check out Heather's blog at My Many Moments. Heather is another Stella & Dot stylist like myself. I met her and loved her intoxicating smile and warm heart. She also has inspiring design ideas and great projects on her blog. Go check her out! Her outfits pretty awesome with a little stylish western vibe.

Dash from Dash's Personal Styling

Lovely Happenings Guest Post

TopShop striped tank top
$60 - topshop.com

By Malene Birger long jersey skirt
$360 - net-a-porter.com

Cuffed boots
£4.99 - dressrail.com

Tahitian pearl jewelry
£14 - debenhams.com

Yves Saint Laurent glass jewelry
$250 - net-a-porter.com

Ivory jewelry
$21,605 - barneys.com

ASOS round metal sunglasses
$22 - asos.com

Mango knitted shawl
£35 - mango.com

Wall Pink

I've created a board centered around that great top. I wanted to explore the current attitudes on the runway - raw, natural, gritty. As a result, I decided to create a "city sherpa" concept. I pulled in elements of fur {faux, of course}, pearls, leather, and stone. The unrefined nature of these materials is offset with the use of a pleated maxi skirt to soften the look. My thought was to create a visual of strength and power, while acknowledging feminine lines. I love creating this board - I'm not sure I'll ever be cool enough to pull a look like this, but I hope someone else finds inspiration in it! The color palette is so lovely and perfect for the winter. And darling readers, don't let this scare you! You are BOLD, FRESH, and FIERCE! If you decide to go for a look like this, let me know! 
xoxo, dash {of dashspersonalstyling.blogspot.com}

Amanda from The Paper Dahlia
Another day at the Office

TopShop striped top
$60 - topshop.com

TopShop black jacket
$130 - topshop.com

TopShop body con skirt
$32 - topshop.com

Zara leather shoes
$50 - zara.com

$249 - kellymoorebag.com

Dot jewelry

Vintage looking jewelry
$39 - stelladot.com

I love this tank from Top Shop - perfect colors for Fall. I like taking everyday or weekend pieces and dressing them up for a day in the office. It makes it super easy to look put together during the day and still stylish for going out at night. Also, I am currently obsessing over Kelly Moore bags, so her beautiful Sapphire Libby bag made an appearance, plus the saturation of the blue is to die for.

Megan from Lovely Happenings
Around Topshop Tank

Månestråle green cardigan
899 DKK - musthaves.dk

TopShop stripe shirt
$60 - topshop.com

Proenza Schouler platform high heels
$635 - mytheresa.com

Steve madden handbag
$34 - bluefly.com

Silver jewelry
$84 - stelladot.com

Chandelier earrings
$49 - stelladot.com

$39 - stelladot.com

Oliver peoples sunglasses
$310 - net-a-porter.com



  1. Thanks again Megan for letting me play dress up. I am by far the less dressy person in the bunch ;)
    It was so fun to see what everyone else came up with. So creative.

  2. This is such a neat idea with all the bloggers! Happy to have found you through Kelley Maria.

    Have a lovely day!!

    A Day in the Life and Mind...

  3. I LOVE these! Everyone did such wonderful outfits - and I'm surprised at how different we all were. :)
    Thanks for having me participate.


  4. very cool post! xo (2brokelagirls @ blogspot)

  5. What a great post! So much outfit inspiration here :)


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