May 30, 2012

Palm Tree Print




It's funny how your closet seems to gobble up items. You think you've nothing new to wear until you randomly see an old item in a new light. So when the rain abated this morning & I peered into my closet it wasn't accompanied by the whiney woe is me "I need new clothes" but rather "hey this might work..." It's a pretty Summery look (probably too summery for such a day, but hey a girl can dream) but I liked it & hope some of you will too!

First things first - how cute is this palm tree print? It's a piece I purchased last Summer but somehow it got lost in the depths of my closet. Now that it's resurfaced I have about 5 combinations I want to try it with. For today I was in between this navy pencil skirt & my royal blue American Apparel skirt. In the end I chose this one because it's something you haven't seen before, & also provides more contrast with the flowy printed crop top. In the accessory department I went with two pink vintage items: cute costume earrings from my grandmother, & pink belt from my Auntie. I also chose my pastel yellow satchel to compliment the pastels in the top. My nails were painted in Baby Blue by OPI, more of a leftover from yesterday than anything.

And in other news: life. is. busy. My German final exam is in less than two weeks (terrified = understatement), the job hunt is ongoing, & I'm also in the midst of making some design changes to le blog. So for the time being, just bear with me & keep the comments a-comin' :)


I was wearing:
Palm Tree crop top - H&M (2011)
Navy pencil skirt - Costa Blanca (2010)
Belt & earrings - Vintage
Yellow satchel - H&M
Foxy platforms - Jeffrey Campbell

69 comments:

  1. That's a really cute top!! I love the palm trees. Good luck with the job hunting and German exam!! I took German in high school and LOVED it! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  2. Isn't it the best feeling when you see an old item you completely forgot about, and can come up with so many different ways to wear it?
    I love this outfit, and I need to head over to H&M and get the yellow satchel!


    xo
    Mix & Match

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  3. That's a really cute top! I thought it was a dress at first, they go together so well! And with the belt. Very cute. I think this would be great for beach party or summer wedding. Good luck with the exam & the job hunting!

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  4. Oh I know what you mean about seeing an old item in a new light! Haha, I love when that happens. Way to re-use this cute palm print top. It looks perfectly fresh and adorable for summer. Can't wait to see more uses that you get out of it. :)
    And seriously, I'm obsessed with your satchel! That pale yellow shade is so pretty.

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  5. what an amazing look! I love your bag

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  6. That palm tree crop top is adorable. I love that it is a cropped top, first of all, and I love the print. It's great for this time of year.

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  7. Same storty was here tonight :) Checked my closet and I find some nice things I forgot I have .
    Amazing outfit and Jeffrey Campbell are my total love :)


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  8. Obsessed, obsessed, obsessed with this bag! I keep seeing it everywhere.
    Also...I LOVE that about clothes - you forgot about an item and then once you find it again, it's like you just bought something new again! Such a great feeling.
    I don't want to say I live for that feeling, but it might be true.
    xo
    Olivia
    http://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  9. I love your satchel! It just makes your outfit pop out even more! Love it!

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  10. I love your satchel <3 and the palm tree print is cute! This is a totally cute look ! I love it! And I know tt feeling when u look at an old piece of clothing in a new light. It's like you are inspired all over again.

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  11. Super cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  12. You are so cuuuute, Shawna! I love the picture of you lifting up your hair, which made me think that you should wear it up sometime. Not that I have any issues with your wearing your hair down; this picture just made me wonder if I'd ever seen you with it picked up like this. You look gorg' no matter what! :)
    I do love that palm tree print and the way you paired that amazing vintage belt and pastel yellow satchel with it! Just lovely.

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  13. lovely outfit! you're so pretty!


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  14. Very lovely outfit, indeed! I so like your top (pretty colors)! It goes well with your skirt!

    Thanks for always commenting on my blog!
    Geneva
    http://fromgenevawithlove.tumblr.com

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  15. love the outfit and your shoes...

    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  16. Obsessed with your top - such a cute print! And love the chunky pink belt - looks great :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. great outfit!! i love the way u pick the color for ur otfit . looks really good !

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    xoxo,
    ANGEL

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  18. wonderful top!! and I really love your photos- you look always so happy and sweet:)

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  19. I have been dying to get those Jeffrey Campbell's but in the all brown leather. Do you think they're worth it?? I'm seriously considering saving and saving and saving!

    Also, this outfit is rad. That pink is a perfect burst of color.

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  20. Thanks a lot for the follow!!! I'm following back on GFc and also following on Bloglovin (#57)!!! I'll appreciate if you'll have time to follow me back also on Bloglovin!!! xoxo from Rome

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  21. i love this top, and it's perfect with the skirt and that purse! best of luck with everything in the next few weeks! you will kick butt on the german final!

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  22. This is such a perfect outfit! Love the shoes and the yellow satchel! xo

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  23. Hi beauty :)

    You're so right, we always think we've nothing new to wear ;D
    Great items combination! You look lovely! beautiful outfit, especially the top and the bag :)

    Good luck on your final exam!!!

    Have a nice day!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  24. You are so adorable! I love this outfit, the palm tree print is so cute and I LOVE that neon bag. You are so right, I'm always looking at my closet and saying "I have nothing to wear" and then my husband gives me that look to snap me back to my senses. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. that is the best when you find something old and are like oh yeah i love this!!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  26. what a great neon bag! you look sooo pretty. :) just the perfect amount of neon on your sweet outfit. :)

    enjoy your day!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  27. Your palm tree shirt is so cute! I love when I discover "new" old clothes in my closet :)

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  28. i love finding things you forgot you had. that top is super cute! and i'm loving the bag. i've been tempted to buy a cambridge satchel just like it.

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  29. that happens sooo rarely for me, but i know what you mean (i usually am the one whining at my closet). and this is such a cute look! i especially like the neon-y purse with the bright colors of your palm tee

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  30. Thanks! You look so cute :)
    I followed you back
    xx

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  31. I love your top!!
    Nice photos by the way :)

    Take care :)

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  32. I love the blouse - it says 'summer is here...head to the beach!' ;-) Greetings from Atlanta. Also, I'm hosting a blog giveaway - a cute pair of silver earrings. Hurry on over - it ends tonight! ;-)

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  33. Lovely outfit, I love the contrast of the plain skirt to the print, perfect <3

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  34. Love your bag!

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  35. Cute! I've started to see the palm tree/Hawaiian print a lot lately!


    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  36. i really love the bag!! such a nice outfit :)

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  37. cute bag :)
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    MOSAMUSE.com

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  38. I love palm trees and this top is perfect<3
    Your bag is to die for and your shoes oh I love everything!
    xx

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  39. Hey girl! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)

    This is a gorgeous outfit you're wearing, so chic! Love the colors you chose!

    Following you now too! <3

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  40. That's a really pretty top! Cute satchel & heels too :> You look simply adorable Shawna.

    Thank you for the comment sweetie!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  41. Love the bag! That shade of pastel yellow is perfection :)

    xo Complacency Kills 

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  42. We love this bag, such a cute way to top off this lovely outfit!

    PS The shoes are too die for!

    Carly and Stacie

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  43. I really love this print on you! And can't wait to see how else you pair it. Good luck on your german exam! Study study study!

    A Southern Drawl

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  44. thank u 4 your comment on my blog sweety.i`m following alrady and waiting 4 you.
    great outfit btw
    kisses,
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  45. So cute!

    I would like to kindly invite you enter my Vj Style giveaway, I would really appreciate!

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  46. what an amazing outfit! The top goes brilliantly with the skirt
    Thanks for your lovely comment, now following you back!

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  47. i LOVE those JC foxy ! great!

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  48. I love the top and the bag!
    The entire outfit is beautiful!

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  49. I feel you! :) That happens to me all the time... It's nice to find something old in your closet and actually fall in love again :) I'll keep my fingers crossed for you & exams... You're such a smart girl, I know you'll do it with a good grade ;) P.s. Pretty look, those JC are perfect for Sumer <3

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  50. You look so beautiful! Amazing style and nice top! <3

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  51. you're totally resort ready! that print is so awesome!! and your satchel brings it all back to city chic. great styling :)

    ~Britta

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    1. ps. thanks so much for the follow! i'm definitely following you as well :D keep in touch!

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  52. Great shirt, Shawna! And I love the yellow satchel!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  53. Hattitude Style Blog

    shawna you are such a cutie pututie! good luck with the job search!

    next time do a close up photo of the earrings. i'd love to see them!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  54. you are absolutely darling and i love your purse

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  55. so cute the palm tree top, you look so adorable:))

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  56. The palm tree print is so cute! I love your bag too! :)

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  57. The print top is too cute! Love the whole look, especially your accessories. The pink belt and earrings make the outfit! Love it : )

    Happy June xo

    Danielle

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  58. thanks so much for the lovely comment! I appreciate it:) I'm loving the palm tree print and you look gorgeous! xx

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  59. I love how you transformed an old piece into an original outfit. Really cute and looks great. The bag is <3 amazing!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    xxx,
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  61. very cute style! i love your satchel, the color is so perfect for summer!
    xx

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