American Prep Menswear for BDIB

I'm a terrible blogger and didn't participate in the last Bloggers Do It Better challenge (White-out) even though I promised I would.  This time, I made sure to.

Welcome to Kelly's interpretation of American Prep Menswear:



Shirt from Old Navy; Cardigan from Gap; Pants from Ricki's; Shoes from Aldo; Tie from boyfriend's collection

I originally had a blazer with this look, but I decided to take it off. It took away from the fun tie+gingham combination and was a little too much for me. Or maybe I was just crazy.

But I love how this outfit turned out. It was so much fun taking these pictures, and the boyfriend was getting into it too. =) I've never worn a tie, so this was a first for me! You know what else was a first? This successful top-bun that I could actually go out in. And do you know how long it took me to make this one? 3 seconds flat. Do you know how I did it? Because I don't. I grabbed hair, put an elastic around it, and somehow it worked.  Too bad I'll never be able to do it again.

Yay for BDIB! Can't wait to see the rest of your looks!

16 comments:

  1. I love it! and your hair looks so cute!

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  2. i dont know how to make buns either. i cheat and use a clip

    i think the bun looks and works really nice with your face shape!

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  3. You look great! There are a couple of good tutorial for top buns - the beauty department has one and here's another one http://goodlifeforless.blogspot.com/2011/05/video-tutorial-messy-top-bun.html
    I will have to check out 'bloggers do it better'! I've done Everybody EveryWear :)

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  4. Love Kelly's interpretation! I would definitely wear something like this :)

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  5. your look is supercute. the grey cardi looks fab!

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  6. oh this is so nice! Every time I decide to give menswear a try I eventually look like a guy :( but you made this work so good! I am loving every piece!

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  7. How did I not think of wearing a cardigan? I love the yellow tie, so cute!

    http://casualandclueless.blogspot.com/

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  8. so glad u decided on the cardi...it's perfect for the outfit. and of course the gingham is my fave part of the ensemble =P

    kimchi girl

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  9. Really cute! I'm glad you went blazer free! And I feel ya on the hair-it looks great!

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  10. I love this!! Great shirt and cardi! Loving the yellow tie too! :)

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi :) Nice blog you got there, I was wonderin if we could be friends and follow each others blogs? ^__^ Thank youuuu.~

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  12. I love your outfit, you look so cute :)!
    Im a new follower, ^_^ hope you check out my blog too!

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  13. I do like the gingham...I forgot about that look. Really makes the whole outfit! Nice shots.

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  14. Really lovely combo, like the cardigan over the gingham and the contrasting yellow tie, you pulled off this look really well :)

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  15. I love this, usually I hate it when women wear mens ties, but I love how you did it!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  16. You look too adorable. Loving the yellow tie with the gingham shirt!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogpsot.com

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