Monday, June 6, 2011

When I saw one of my favorite bloggers, Anna Jane, in this post, I just had to try and re-create her look. The mix of a casual black dress paired with a stunning contrast of coral is effortless yet beautiful. I unfortunately don't own a long black maxi dress like hers, but I do own something similar that I purchased a couple years ago from one of my go-to boutiques. With its plunging neckline, it reminded me quite a bit of Anna's J. Crew dress. I think trying to mimic an outfit can be overwhelming if you don't have the proper elements of the outfit in your own closet. But for me, it isn't about an exact copy; it's about capturing the overall look and feel.





Dress - Angl (old), Coral necklace - Anthropologie, Sandals - Cynthia Vincent for Target, Earrings (unseen) -  Chanel


My nails were painted with Essie's Topless & Barefoot:

Verdict? If you have light to medium skin like I do, it does live up to the hype. The perfect nude!



How do you girls go about re-creating an outfit? There are so many inspirational bloggers out there, it's hard not to pull from their lookbooks!

~Noelle

20 comments:

  1. Great post. You did a great job matching her outfit. Love the black dress with the added pop of color from the necklace. And I have to try that nail color. Its amazing. :) Great post.

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  2. ooo black and coral love! great post!

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  3. wow, coral looks AMAZING with the black, I've never thought to do that! AND it's the perfect summer color.

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  4. I love your interpretation of the look - and those CV for Target sandals are so cute!

    What is the formula for Barefoot & Nude like (I heard it can be hit and miss with Essie)

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  5. Fantastic outfit, you both look great.
    That polish looks gorgeous on you.

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  6. You did a fabulous job recreating! ...and love that you pulled out the CV sandals. Seems like only yesterday that every blogger in the world ran into Target to get their hands on a pair! *sigh* lol. Have a great week. xo, tasha

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  7. Fabulous outfit girl!
    And your nails look so good!

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  8. You look so lovely! You just convinced me to get topless and barefoot over st tropez! thanks hehe. And I will for sure squeeze in a quick review on the EOS lotion for ya ;)

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  9. OMG I need that nail polish! putting it into my iPhone notes right now!

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  10. I love this, Noelle! I like wearing black with a pop of color using a statement necklace!:D

    Angl is a nice boutique, I always find good staples over there.:D

    Happy Tuesday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  11. Thank you for the sweet comments as usual girls =) I appreciate your feedback!

    For those of you curious about the formula of Essie's Topless & Barefoot: It is actually good Essie this time! It isn't runny or watery at all, nor is it streaky. The application is opaque in two coats, which is what I have on. In comparison to other nudes I've tried, this one is a sure winner!
    Thanks for reading =)

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  12. eek!! i adore your coral statement necklace hon! it really brightens up your dress and is so perfect for summer :)

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  13. Love your outfit and the nail polish! I went out shopping especially for the nail polish, but both my Ulta and Target didn't have it, so I settled for Essie Sand Tropez for now! I like it, but think it will look better with more of a tan!

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  14. the dress looks good on you, it shows off your curves well!

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  15. Kate: Oh, I hope you find it! I know it sells out quickly but I was lucky enough to find some at my ULTA one day. If not, I'd try to google it and see if I can find it online. I didn't pick up St. Tropez because it looked too dark for me. Topless & barefoot is more nude with a slight pink while I think that one is more gray in its undertones.

    Pop Champagne: Thank you!

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  16. gorgeous doll! loving the plunging neckline on you and that essie polish!

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  17. Love this look! You had fallen off my blogroll with the redesgin! I can't believe how far behind I am! You look stunning as always!

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  18. Andee: Thank you =)

    Natasha: Awww, no worries! Thank you!

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