Sunday, December 11, 2011

Going a Bit Too Far?

jacket~thrifted
skirt~Marshall's
boots~Alloy
I've probably gone too far.  Not only do I have this very unusual jacket, but I really went over the top with the short skirt, the textured stockings and the high, white boots.  Forgive me but I JUST HAD TO DO IT!  I knew it was (sort-of) wrong, but sometimes I need to break out--and what better time than Visible Monday!


And would you like the skinny on my experience with microderm?  I worked at a spa, and for about a year and a half I got it for free!  The aesthetician was fantastic but for me it was a bit too much.  (A bit like this outfit, LOL!)  The concept of removing the dead skin cells is a sound one--but as I don't have any skin concerns (i.e. acne, rosacia ), a gycolic peel works just fine for me.  And microderm is expensive.  I would recommend the lesser of the 2 extremes, the peels, before going for the full monty.   

24 comments:

  1. You've earned the right to go "too far" as often as you want, because you always come up with such creative combos! I actually think that looks pretty good, though I can picture it with a slightly longer skirt. I don't think that means the stockings are too much, though. For me, there's something about the proportions. (Or maybe my bias toward knee-length skirts is showing!) But I think the colors and styles blend beautifully, actually.

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  2. You can totally do it, Paula, and you look very chic and confident. You're still perfectly covered-up and appropriate, but you're letting your personal style shine through.

    Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday - you started it off with a sizzle!

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  3. This jacket is seriously cool and you really pulled off the total look! As always, you look fantastic Paula!!

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  4. You look gorgeous in this dress. What is lacking is a long necklace ^_^

    Visible Monday

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  5. I love the dress with the patterned tights. You have such nice legs why shouldn't you show them off? Sometimes one does have to try something new and clothing is a fun way to experiment.

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  6. I don't think you've overdone it at all, Patti! You look awesome! Love the tights.

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  7. it's not too much at all, in fact I think it's a lovely outfit, the tights are so petty with the short skirt and boots. The jacket is fun with the bright color ruffles too. You look fabulous!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  8. You look great! The jacket is so colorful and unusual, and it's showcased on a neutral background. What's not to love?

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  9. Love the jacket! And girl, you just do what you like. You look far too young for your age anyway with that amazing skin and body! I actually think you look fabulous. Dreessing is all about fun and you seem to have lots of that!

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  10. I remember this jacket!! I fell in love with it the last time you wore it. I think I commented that it would look good with gray jeans, but you have done it much, much better with this outfit. I don't think it is over the top at all. I think it is fabulously stylish and it looks absolutley like 'Paula'. You have such a great figure and such beautiful legs.
    Perfection!

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  11. I love all these colors and textures. You look beautiful!

    I am back from hibernation and have a giveaway, hope you will come check it out ;)

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  12. You never go too far. The jacket looks beautiful against the other lighter colors. You are so creative.

    As for microderm, I've heard similar stories. Not for me.

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  13. Is that a peplum I see on that jacket? Meanwhile, you're in my peplum story on the Huffington Post today http://www.stylelist.com/wendy-brandes/tis-the-season-for-peplum_b_1130707.html

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  14. Well, I think you look fantastic! You carry the look off beautifully.

    It's kind of sad how we're always second-guessing ourselves for "going too far," but maybe that's what keeps us from going TOO far over the top!:)

    Beautiful!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  15. Did you have go-go boots as a girl? Maybe this is your chance to have a happy childhood.

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  16. You got Microdermabrasion for FREE??! WOW! What a perk of the job! lol I haven't tried peels but I do like Microdermabrasion, my skin always looks so good after I get it done. And you are right, it's not cheap ($80.00-$100.00).

    Jessica

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  17. Go, go girl you do not do often enough! neutral plus color it is fine, it is fabulous- i love it, and suits you so well, you can not imagine girl! As for beauty products - i know the products at spas are a lot better - My daughter in law works in a spa and she made me try some really good stuff. My skin is very sensitive, allergic and reactiv so i have to be careful. Right now i am a bit careful money wise being on sick leave so for the time being i use a basic day cream plus essential oils, works fine for me -

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  18. http://www.stylelist.com/wendy-brandes/tis-the-season-for-peplum_b_1130707.html#s442676&title=Marc_by_Marc

    Paula you are featured on that Web site!

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  19. Paula, I completely disagree! I don't think this is too far at all! In fact, I think it's gorgeous! The jacket is just stunning and the rest of the outfit is pretty neutral...even the textured tights are in a neutral tone. I ADORE it and the water colors on the jacket really suit you. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Hugs my friend! ~Serene

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  20. I love the tights. I love the boots. I love the skirt. I see no reason not to wear it all together!
    Ps. Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card. I adore it, and the handmade love that went into it!

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  21. Anne~Oh goody! Cuz I like to break out!
    Patti~I DO want to remain chic--so thanks Patti!
    Pam~Glad to hear it from you, Pam!
    Sugar~thanks for stopping by and I will do the same!
    Kim~I stay away from necklaces--they bug me at work and with a big bust, they roll all over the place!
    Heather~Its all about fun!
    Sheila~I was feeling wild...
    Mongs~Its quite a peplum, no?
    Judith~I only wear this jacket a few times a year.
    Sylvia~Hard to know when You are too old....
    Debbi~you remember this? Im impressed, Deb! I only wear it a few times a year...
    Tut~I will stop by!
    Susan~I can forgoe the microderm for now too.
    Wendy~ It IS! Thanks I will check it out!
    Cindy~ there is a horrification gage at my post office--I can see the look of horrification on their faces when I come it! lol
    Rose~Course I did!
    Gracefully~ Thanks!
    Ariane~love the encouragement!
    Serene~Thanks GF--missed you!
    Vanessa~they are cotton tho, so short life inn NE...

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  22. Love that jacket - and your complexion looks great! :)

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