Tuesday, November 27, 2012

double the layers, half the frump



A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was having a problem with getting my life figured out layering shirts. I couldn't get the button down/sweater look  to work without my entire torso turning into one big blob. Bri suggested I try layering a tank top in between the two layers to help smooth out the button up. Duh. This is why I blog - so I can complain and you guys can teach me how to dress myself. I wear these tanks exclusively, and they do just the trick for this little trick ;)

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Sweater: J. Crew Factory  {exact}
Button-up: J. Crew  {similar}
Jeans: American Eagle  {exact}
Watch: Fossil  {similar}
Shoes: Tory Burch  {exact}
Nails: seen here


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66 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! Why am I just learning this??? Bloggers are really the best!

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  2. Great idea
    K at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  3. That's the mother lovin' best thing I've ever heard. omg.

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  4. Ha! Awesome idea. I have been having the same exact problem!!
    Kristin

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  5. Adorable outfit. Also so a great idea.

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  6. Glad Bri shared with you and glad you shared with us! That is brilliant!

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  7. Umm, genius! I'll have to give this a try :)

    Life etc

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  8. That's genius! Definitely going to try it out!!

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  9. i have not heard of this before - great idea!

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  10. this is so SMART! and the blue+leopard combination is a keeper!

    dash dot dotty

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  11. genius!!! i was having the same issue over the weekend!

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  12. I was wondering this myself! Duh! Thank goodness for you blog or I wouldn't be able to dress myself either.

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  13. Great idea! I have the same bunching problem, so I will definitely try it.

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  14. I can't believe I never thought of this before. Brilliant!

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  15. I'm totally trying that out next time! I hate when you can see buttons through sweaters :)

    Love this blue color on you!

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  16. oh my gosh, that's such a good idea! i usually size up in my sweaters, but then that means I can't wear the sweater without layering it.

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  17. What a freakin fab idea. Thanks for sharing and saving us from the frump

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  18. Well there you go, I just learned something new myself now. I never thought about that tank top thing, what a genius idea! I am always pulling at my inside layers.

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  19. Wait, what?? What a ingenious idea!! Also, I LOVE the blue and leopard together. Totally copying this look with items I own.

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  20. That is such a genius idea - I need to pick up a couple of tight tanks to do this, because I definitely get irritated with how the shirts bunch up when I layer up!

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  21. 1) Not to be redundant, but I love the leopard and blue combo.
    2) I never realized how beautiful you are in blue!
    3) My favorite thing about reading your blog is that your own voice totally comes through in what you write.

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  22. MINDHOLE BLOWN. What a freaking great idea. Times like this make me wonder if I'm really super dense or if everyone else is just crazy out of this world smart.

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

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  23. Love the blue and leopard together! So cute :) I FINALLY got around to reading your comments, and it's cool you can relate!

    styleinmiddle.blogspot.com

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  24. Ooooh good to know! So helpful! - J
    2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

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  25. This is seriously the best piece of advice I have received all year-- Bri is a genius! I even did a post on this very same idea here. Love the leopard and blue together!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  26. Ohhh nice, now I learned something new for today! I'm going to have to try and layer a tank under my sweater after I put on my shirt!! I love the leopard print top, I've been loving prints lately!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  27. Dude. Such a good idea! Also, I'm obsessed with that cobalt sweater with the leopard button down. Stop being so cool.

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  28. Such a great idea, seriously - Bri is so smart! Love this combo too, I need a sweater that color in my life!

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  29. That is actually the smartest tip I have ever heard. Thanks for that! lol

    Sarah

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  30. that bri is a smart girl! it looks really great and the leopard print shirt is awesome! im on a blue kick lately so im in LOVE with your cute lil outfit.
    im newly following and so glad i found ya on wiww. stop by and visit me sometime www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com
    have a great week!

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  31. oh wow! that's such a great idea! It looks great!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  32. you know i love this look! i am so into the preppy sweater layering lately :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  33. What a GREAT idea! I've had to buy shirts a full size smaller that I only wear to layer and then shirts that fit me without gapping without an additional layer. This is genius!

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  34. That is so clever! will have to remember this. the print + the blue is so pretty :)

    x
    Angie || sundaybelle.com

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  35. Ok, that is just plain genius! I usually buy popovers to avoid most of the buttons and rumpling, but will definitely have to try this out!

    And you look gorgeous of course :)

    ~C
    http://ohshedabbles.com

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  36. Ummm, BRILLIANT! This is why I read blogs. Because I don't know how to do crap and I learn genius things from genius people.

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  37. Ok, yeah I never would have thought of this. I just got 2 of the Factory sweaters and I know I'll be working this tip!

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  38. Wow that is an awesome idea!!! Why didn't I think of that!? This looks great!

    Sara

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  39. i feel like i have seen this tip before but it obviously didn't stick in my mind because i've never tried it before, but now that you've reminded me about it i really need to try it!

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  40. Dude, this is brilliant. I've been trying to layer button-ups under sweaters for years and I end up looking like I'm smuggling tires out the store. (Somehow, chest plus short torso just does not seem to lend to shirts and sweater lying flat.) I will have to give this a try, thank you!

    And I'll just say that I like your shirts leopard print, the spots on top of the white background is a classier version of the spots-on-brown-background versions. (Eek, I'm not even sure if that makes sense, I'll just say that I like this shirt's particular style of leopard print.)

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    1. I know, I always try it and it never worked out. I always wondered how everyone always looked so good and I just looked chubbier.

      and I agree with you on the leopard. I have found the only way I can wear the shirt in general is layering it or else I feel like Peg Bundy!

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  41. And now I can try this! Such a great tip! I've been wondering how people wearing this look didn't look all bunched and wrinkled since I did, haha. Thanks for this!!

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  42. Don't know how I missed this post, but so glad you're trying this multiple times and sharing the wisdom!! I've wanted to tell people on the street when I see big buttons or pockets sticking out under a sweater...maybe the blog world will help all of them out :)

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  43. Huh. I never would have thought of that.

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  44. GENIUS IDEA! i have a bigger chest so the button thing always bugs me with the button downs.

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  45. What a great idea...I guess that's why I blog, to learn! Thanks for passing along this tip.

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  46. I hadn't seen this post until Kimmie over at Blue Paper Lanterns linked to it today and that is a BRILLIANT idea! Does the tank top add too much warmth? Looks fantastic regardless.

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  47. Um, this is BRILLIANT! I'm so glad I'm not the only person who has this problem. So glad you commented on my blog yesterday; I've been perusing yours all morning and have already added several things to my shopping cart. Hooray for Christmas money :)

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  48. How have I never heard of this?! Genius! Also, I LOVE this blue sweater & patterned top together.

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  49. Stealing this idea to work today:-)!!!

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  50. Straight. Up. Genius. Now I can feel like a growed-up (finally, at 26)!!!

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  51. One of my readers told me to check out your post on this topic as I wrote about the same issue of lumpy bumpy frumpiness with button-ups and sweaters. This is BRILLIANT! And your blog rocks, thrilled that we have common (obviously stylish and intelligent) readers :)

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  52. Thank yo so much! I think you might have just saved my life.. uh I mean helped me figure out the layering thing ;)

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  53. What a great idea! Thanks for the tip!!!! Will definitely try this next time.

    Moy
    Moysfashionlife.blogspot.com

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  54. How have I not thought of this before?! Best. Tip. Ever!

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  55. Thanks for all of your work on this web page. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

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  56. Very good idea. I'll have to give this a try. I just ordered some of the cutest shirts and blazer tonight. I can't wait to get them.

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  57. Oh my. So it really is this easy huh? How come I never thought of this!!??

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  58. this is a game changer! I can't believe I've never thought of it. Blogging is the best!

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  59. such a great idea! thanks for sharing!

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  60. O...M...G! This is genius!!!!! Going to try it out right now!

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