Flamingo Friday

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H&M blazer (old), Loeffler Randall rider bag (in gray), LKB Stila pumps c/o

I've been meaning to blog about this fun blouse which combines my love for whimsical prints and girly tie-neck bows. I haven't seen much flamingo pattern in the form of dressier pieces (almost turned off it forever via Dad's Hawaiian shirt collection) so was happily drawn to this. I brought out some bright pumps to accentuate the pink, and toned the rest of the outfit down with a conservative blazer. This purse is too small for me to use as a work bag, but I wanted to show the pretty color pairing for a more casual outfit. 
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Several of you have asked about sizing from this company - their team mentioned that most of their styles are made for petite women and sizing may run a little smaller than that of US brands. I tried on a few pieces and find the XS (also labeled US 2 / EUR 34) to consistently fit similar to an H&M sz 4 / 34 or a 0 in American brands. I usually take a 2 / 32 at H&M so this top was blousy, but not overwhelming. The poly material had good drape and resemblance to silk crepe in my opinion. 
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Measurements of XS when lying flat: 16.5" across the armpits, 13" across the shoulders, 23.5" total length.
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I've been wearing this LOFT skirt at least once a week and wanted to mention that it's now on final sale for $26 online. Even though it's patterned, the color scheme is soft enough for the skirt to serve as a "neutral" against other prints. I have to reiterate how pleasantly surprised I am with the material and construction (and esp for the price - completely worth the alterations)!
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On an unrelated note, an item I picked up recently is this Piperlime Pim + Larkin boat-neck top in black. I have an old lacy black top that's been a go-to for nights out and have been looking for an update. The XS here fits also similarly to an H&M sz 4 and is slightly boxy and straight cut. It works for me as a casual fit - haven't had a chance to take photos yet but wanted to share before sizes were gone!

24 comments:

  1. I love this elegant outfit on you. The pink pumps look so cute and shinny! However, when I clicked the LKB link, all sizes in this raspberry color are currently sold out...

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  2. What a fabulous top!!! I love that it's fun but still work appropriate!

    ❤ Temi Truly

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  3. This is such a beautiful outfit! Love the colorful details for work...that printed top and pink pumps are PERFECT!!!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    www.andreaeveryday.com

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  4. OMG! You look wonderful! This outfit is absolutely beautiful and simply adorable. I love it always so much see you wearing such pencil skirts as they are obviously made for you <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  5. That top is gorgeous! I love the flamingo print; I've never seen anything with that print before!

    xx,
    Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

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  6. Great look! Love this fun print.

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  7. I love the top and the bag!

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  8. I love how playful and feminine it looks, while still being work appropriate. You have an incredibly good taste.

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  9. The bow blouse is so pretty! Perfect outfit<3

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  10. Looking fabulous as per usual. I love the flamingo print! I've very into fun prints like that too.

    Style by Joules

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  12. Love flamingo prints..even did a post of few cool clothes at the beginning of summer.. your look is simple classy and feminine... love the addition of a muted blazer.. pink shoes are a great pop..

    xo

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  13. I like the skirt quite a bit. I am not so sure about the heels. The color seems too "cotton-candy" and I will hesitate to wear them for a work environment (a bit cheesy). Just curious if you picked this color? Will those be shoes you would purchase if they are not c/o?

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  14. Very pretty. Have a good weekend.

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  15. love that lace top you linked at the end. could be so versatile with future pairings! and the satchel looks oddly mint green, like your nails! :P

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  16. I love your look! The colors are so pretty :)

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  17. The clothes are look comfortable and it really make you look charming and it is stylish.
    That is the style i like.

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  18. I love that top! The pairing of the skirt, blouse and heels are such a great combination!

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  19. Love this whimsical print! Such a fun piece to wear.

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  20. The flamingo top is amazing! Beautiful ensemble that is suitable for work yet fun to look at. Great look!
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  21. She looks elegant with her outfit. I like her cardigan. Find accessories that will add beauty to your outfit.

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  22. Great outfit!! So fab!


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