Sunday, 29 January 2012

Break it up

Skirt: Courtesy of LOVE. Shirt: J. Crew. Shoes: Steve Madden
Cuff: Courtesy of Rachel Zoe. Watch: Michael Kors.
Earrings: ASOS.

I got asked how to 'dress an item down' on Tumblr. Good question! I often use a denim/chambray shirt to break up a dressy look or to stop something looking too 'pretty'. Get your hands on a decent denim/chambray shirt- you will wear it with everything.

FYI I'm wearing a yellow nail polish called 'Blake' courtesy of Julep. Such a great spring colour.


113 comments:

  1. This is SO true!*
    I have one from H&M,Loves it!*
    You look absolutely gorgeous!*
    Love the skirt & heels & just the whole outfit =)!*

    xXx

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  2. Your skirt is such a beautiful hue, and the nail lacquer is a lot of fun!

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  3. I love that denim shirt!!

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  4. Love the chambray shirt with the pink skirt!

    mango
    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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  5. LOVE that yellow color nail polish, but i really love that skirt! SO cute!!

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  6. beautiful pleats!


    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  7. Good suggestion. Denim is a great way to tone down a dressy outfit. You look great in your ensemble.

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  8. Totally agree on the chambray shirt thing, I have one and it saves a lot of outfits from being too much.

    xx
    www.lluviaforallseasons.com

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  9. Love this look! well put together :)
    xx

    Farra
    http://daydreamsandthings.wordpress.com

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  10. The according skirt isn't usually one of my favorites but you styled it so well I think I just might want one lol. I like the colors here and the belt you added.

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  11. fabulous look, ive been wanting those dynemite pumps for a while and now i want them even more!!

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  12. Great tip! I love the pleated skirt from Love :)

    xo Stephanie
    honey & silk blog

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  13. i have been looking for a chambray shirt for ages >_<

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  14. Exactly. I have an amazing chambray and for some reason, It seems to work with everything. :)

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  15. İ love steve madden shoes,i have a lot of:)
    Very nice outfit baby
    Kisses

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  16. Always love to wear a denim shirt to style things down! Great outfit!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  18. I totally love this look! Denim shirts are stunning!

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  19. love the skirt!!!

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    V.

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  20. such a cute look! denim shirt looks amazing with the pleated skirt!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  21. I LOVE THIS .. i need to get myself a denim shirt badly. Looks lovely with floaty skirt too xx

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  22. Fantastic look! I looovve the shoes :)

    xxx
    Laura

    http://the-shoe-issue.blogspot.com

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  23. I really need to find a shirt like this!

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  24. I love this outfit, I have the same skirt in a tan colour, will definitely try teaming it with a denim blouse :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com (Giveaway now on)
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  25. I love the denim with the red.
    My denim shirt is definitely my go-to item when wanting to dress down skirts/trousers!

    x

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  26. I'm absolutely in LOVE with this look! The colors and the textures of the different fabrics! It's always fun to play around with those. Your earrings are so fabulous!

    <3 P

    Cupcaking Around!

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  27. Everyone's wearing Julep lately. Love the look especially the shoes.

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  28. I always think "meh, denim shirts, not my thing" - but you wear them so well, now I want one!

    There's one thing I would like to know: How do you style you hair? It looks so nice and I would totally go for a similar look but can't seem to manage to create such loose waves. Is there a specific toll you'd suggest or ist this just how your hair naturally falls?

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  29. Just amazing how you combined the denim shirt and the flowy skirt

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  30. Great look! I'm constantly inspired by your style and I must say I have yet to see an outfit I don't immediately love! :)
    xoxo
    Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  31. love this outfit. so pretty. those shoes are so good

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  32. I really love this look! I have those pieces too :)


    Kaye
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  33. I love the colour of the skirt, It goes really well with the denim shirt. If the sun ever reappears here I might have to try this look.
    Strut Mode

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  34. Beautiful skirt!

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  35. amazing outfit! love the skirt & the shoes! x

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  36. Beautiful! I love the colour combo. x

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  37. You mix your clothes in such an interesting way - i'm excited to try this myself!

    Ria x
    miniinstiletos.blogspost.com

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  38. i love you mix the chambray shirt with those pleated skirt. lovely!

    cheers, Jessica
    PHOSKINNY

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  39. Adore your style darling
    your outfit is awesome

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  40. I love your outfit is so pretty and I really fell in love with your shoes steve madden
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  41. I love the colors of this outfit, I wish I had legs like you!

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  42. Gorgeous outfit and blog! Would you like to follow each other? I'll follow back if you decide to follow me. x

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  43. I loove you, that outfit was fantastic!! Or 'nydelig' as we say in norway haha :)

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  44. Wow, amazing outfit!
    Thank's for your comment!
    Lovely blog!

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  45. awesome outfit!!

    Hayley xx
    www.dancinginspirations.blogspot

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  46. the skirt is soo lovely, you look great!

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  47. Beautiful outfit! The skirt is lovely!
    Thank you very much for your comment!
    I really like your blog and I'm your new follower:)
    xx

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  48. on all of ur outfit u look like a rockstar!

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  49. You look so lovely! Love the pleated skirt. It is the perfect shape and length!

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  50. Love this look! Those earrings are amazing I must have a pair!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  51. Love your pleated skirt, super cute! xoxo

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  52. Great casual chic outfit! LOVE the color of the skirt :)

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  53. love the total look :)

    sammie
    from
    fashionbarbecue.com

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  54. I adore this outfit! I've been looking for a denim shirt for spring, I love it!

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  55. you look gorge. and i like the light make up look too

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  56. soooo great!

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  57. I love those shoes! xxx

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  58. The color of the skirt is so pretty, and chambray shirts really are a great way to make something slightly too girly or fancy work amazingly for daytime :)

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  59. Omg, this was absolutely adorable!! I love your style. I really hope I can play with fashion one day, just the way you do it :-) Your my biggest inspiration!

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  60. OHHHHH beautiful blog!!!!
    http://tecuentomistrucos.blogspot.com/

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  61. Really nice outfit... Love it :)
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  62. Love this outfit. The skirt is so pretty! Great details :-)

    Camilla//Scent of Fashion

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  63. Yet another stunning outfit! Your skirt, your shirt and your shoes are amazing! xxx

    eloisedephotography.blogspot.com

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  64. I love your style. I love the Steve madden shoes, I wanted to get them but i don't know if they are comfortable. you will go far in Hollywood. you are a great actress!!

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  65. I LOVEE THIS*
    LOOK'S AMAZING!
    XX, telmasofiia.blogspot.com

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  66. you look great as always:)and i really think you are doing a great job on Revenge.. One of my favoritt new tv shows... Always inspiring when pepole from Europe makes it in hollywood...

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  67. I totally love this look! I saw a great denim shirt in topshop!

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  68. you look absolutely cute in this skirt, loveit:)

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  69. Wow you look absolutely amazing, love the denim skirt mixed with the red muslin skirt, really unique.

    Thepeppymay

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  70. That skirt is sooo adorable!! I've been looking for the right denim/chambray shirt myself! I've seen them all over Pinterest & fashion blogs so I knew I needed one.

    Thx for listing your nail color too. As I was scrolling through I was thinking how much I like it!

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  71. love love love... but then I always do!!

    Check out my blog when you got a bit of time

    xx

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  72. Loveeee the outfit!! And you are right, I wear my denim button-up all the time (:

    -Tina.i

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  73. Love the look and just your blog in general is fab! Love your posts.. have a look at my blog if you can and maybe follow back :)
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  74. I really like this outfit!!! I especially love the fact that you paired the skirt with a denim shirt..I have to try!
    xoxo

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  75. so true, i wear my denim one all the time.
    lovely outfit
    x kat

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  76. Hi :)
    I'm just wondering.. That purple dress you wore on revenge, where is it from? I've been looking for it all over the internett, but with no luck! Its the most beautiful dress i have ever seen in my entire life, i want it so bad.
    Greetings from Norway. I love your style, its amazing.

    Love
    Sandra Killi

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  77. A lovely, simple girly look! Your skirt rocks :)


    Polka dot.

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  78. amazing outfit, I love the skirt!
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  79. How I envy you having the weather to wear an outfit like this! Denim shirts are the perfect dressing down item, perfect with the pretty pleated skirt. Gorgeous shoes as well

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  80. I don't normaly like denim shirts, but you look amazing!!! And the nail polish is sooo spring. I've saved a bottle of Mimosa by Chanel from last summer. Can't wait to use it again.

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  81. Wow amazing outfit!
    I'm in love with your shoes <3

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  82. I love your hair here! It looks so luscious! xxx

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  83. perfection!there is nothing else i can say!

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  84. Love the outfit- simple yet stylish.

    x

    www.apocketfulofideas.blogspot.com

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  85. the denim shirts goes with everything! love it

    xo

    style-simplicity.blogspot.com

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  86. Purely love this outfit!

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  87. Hi Ashley! Your style is very unique and special! Always waiting to see what you will come up next! Lots of love from Finland! ps. You rock in Revenge! :)

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  88. Lol I didn't notice your nails till the end of the post where you told us what you had on your nails. Scrolled up and all I could focus on were your nails XD Lovely color :B

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  89. Your outfit is just perfect !
    I love yout style !

    xx

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  90. i love the skirt! look amazing on u!

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  91. u look veru beautiful!!!!

    from Russia with love!

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  92. You are so beautiful and I really love your style. Another amazing outfit.

    I'm a new follower.

    Love,
    Evamaria

    http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

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  93. Check out that skirt guys. Nice! I wish i could wear one, my legs are really short.

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