Wednesday, October 19, 2011

hudson jeans x nordstrom x blushing ambition

Gibson Knit Riding Jacket, Equipment silk shirt, Hudson Nico jeans, Bass 'Wayfarer' loafers, Coach satchel, Karen Walker sunglasses

Well guys, I did it. I took the plunge and accepted a blog related challenge. I partnered up with Hudson and Nordstrom to style an outfit and participate in their contest on Facebook! Unfortunately it started raining the day I decided to photograph the outfit but I kept the sunglasses on and looked like an idiot anyway. I get a lot of comments asking why I wear sunglasses in every post (Blair and I bonded over this once, haha) and the only thing I can say is that I'm almost always in sunglasses whenever I go outside. I guess it's a safety blanket type thing, I don't know.


So yes, here's my look. Nothing too different from what I usually wear, haha. I'd really, really appreciate it if everyone took the time to vote for me in this contest (you can vote once a day)! I never do things like these so it would be amazing to win but I wouldn't be able to do it without your guy's help. I also hosted an event for them last week so look out for photos in an upcoming post! Thanks guys!

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Jada said...

I love Nordstrom! How exciting of you to join the contest. I will head on over now to vote for you because I love you as a fashion blogger, and your outfits are always so simple and classic. That blazer and white button down is gorgeous!!

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This is my FAVOURITE look! Love...

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit!!! Sunglasses are my safety blanket too, haha
Off to vote for you, good luck

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the photos looks so amazing!
it's a really perfect outfit. and your sunglasses, they are part of your style. I think they make you really lovely, so I like them..


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Carolyn said...

brave photographing in the rain! when it rains i just want to coop up inside. anyway love the lip color on you <3

Fashion Inciter said...

I like the sun glasses XD I love the style of your bag its gorgeous >.< Great pictures, I always find it so rainy in fall. Nice post!

Joy said...

You look fan-freakin-tastic! Super chic.

Annie L said...

Love this look. Classically chic.

Unknown said...

I love it!! I still get asked alllllllll the time about my 'mysterious' sunglasses posts. you look fab - hope to run into you again soon!

SWK said...

love how you added the blazer! I love wearing blazer jackets at this time of year. I have them in like 6 different colors. :) So chic.

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you look fab!

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Those shoes are just so cute! :D

Have a Good Day!


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The shoes are fantastic... you look amazing. xox Dominica

jas said...

very cute. love that lippy on you too

pink horrorshow said...

Haha, wearing sunglasses in photos is like the equivalent of wearing a whole face of make-up for me. It can hide a lot when I'm not looking so great :P

Unknown said...

Very pretty pictures. It shows you can dress casually and still look gorgeous ;)

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Frannie Pantz said...

I totally hear ya on the sunnies. I have been asked many times why I always wear mine in my blog posts, but honestly by the time I even realize that they are on, it is too late. They are basically glued to my face.

I love your outfit and I will vote for you! I hope you win! That would be cool. Your bag is sweetness as well.

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Jacquelyn said...

Voted for you!! Good luck :) You look cute as usual!


Theresa said...

I love the blazer and button up top! Very cute! (:

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I love the whole outfit!!!!!

Unknown said...

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I love your look, so simple but so cute!! And the lips!! <3

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so cute! :)

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I love your energy and attitude!!!!


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love this outfit!

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Don't worry the sunglasses look great on you!

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Love you outfit !!!!!!!!!!! so niceeeeeeee :D more post please..... have a nice day ^^

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You totally rock the menswear look! x

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so chic, love this look! Just found your blog and love it! following!

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Love this look!! So cute!!

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too cute! I love your poses :)

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Adorable, love the outfit, very cute.

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Love your outfit :)

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These jeans look great!

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I would've taken the time to vote had it not been for the glasses. How stupid.

Regan said...

Oh my gosh, you are precious! How did I just now discover your blog? It's really great. I love your style and how you're just the happiest thing ever in all of your photos <3


Rosa said...

Love your blog and your lip color is amazing!!

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Love this look, especially the lip colour!
Good Luck

jen said...

you look great!

are your loafers vintage? how long did it take you to break them in like that! those are usually such stiff loafers!

thanks lady!

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You look absolutely adorable!

(LOVE that shade of Orange lipstick!)

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great look!

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This is just lovely!!

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stunning outfit. just stun. very miranda kerr.

Courtney said...

Love the jeans, just the right length, and they look comfy if you can kick like that! We love you over at Pretty Little Fawn!

Unknown said...

You look fabulous! I love loafers and red lipstick.

Bianca said...

Its the simplicity that i love about this look! Good luck dear! I always thought u wore sunnies cause youre california cool..haha

Katherine said...

I just bought a pair of Bass loafers! How coincidental. I'm loving your simple, clean, classic outfit as always. And even though this is menswear-inspired, you still retain a femininity that doesn't need ruffles and frills and flowery prints. You're my biggest style inspiration.

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Loving the outfit and lipstick!

Anonymous said...

love the lip colour with the whole thing!


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Wow I adore your lipstick and this outfit! You are so adorable! :D

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i voted for you. :)

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Love the outfit & Love the satchel..

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The 'man' look is amazing on you! Love your loafers

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Life and Styling said...

You are too pretty! And this look is incredible, very stylish and tailored.

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such a cute outfit! love menswear!

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OMG wow, beautiful <3

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I love your outfit!

Cassidy said...

You look darling! You have fantastic hair by the way :)

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Love that you're having fun! :)

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Lace and Tulle said...

Hey!! I love your outfit!!!

Unknown said...

me too! sunnies are the best. love louie.

Lisa said...

You always look so happy in your pictures, jumping around and laughing all the time! Love to see that, normally bloggers have this pissed face and stare down all the time. I sometimes see myself doing that as well, but then I try a little smile and it always looks better :) Adore your look: very sophisticated, very stylish yet simple and comfortable, in other words: very you. Good luck in the contest!

Love, Lisa

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Chelsea said...

Not everyone can make a traditional loafer look cool but you definitely make them look appealing in this post!

Jana said...

great, i adore your style!

xx Jana

Ly said...

I love love love your outfit. It's so simple yet so pefect.


Unknown said...

Love your loafers! Very cute outfit :)

Magnet said...

Lucky! you always look so freaking cute. I voted for you btw. Good luck!

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Wow just perfection !!

Pearl said...

Wow - such cute pictures! I can't believe I just found your blog. I moved from San Fran to Paris 2 months ago, and while I adore Paris, I appreciate SF so much more now, and your photos are making me a bit homesick, in a good way. Also, I live in those Bass loafers. I have tried so many times to walk around in heels in Paris, but I hate to take the metro if it is not raining, so no heels it is. Can't wait to keep reading through your posts!


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i love your style! so simple but chc at the sametime! love it girl!

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loving the androgyny and love your loafers!
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LOVE this outfit

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