Friday, May 9, 2014

Passion For Fashion #52 : The Bold & The Patterned

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I think most people will either love or hate this outfit.
For example, I loved it... my husband hated it.
I love round sunglasses. Like, I own at least 5 pairs and I want more. Obsessed.
My husband despises round sunglasses.
The one thing we do agree on, is the color of the blouse.  We both love orange... the brighter the better.

I originally paired the top with the pants with basic black flats.  I was going to put on a pair of stud earrings and that was going to be it. But on my way to get the earrings, I spotted this necklace.  I've had it forever, it was a steal on Ebay a few years ago.  The colors in the necklace inspired me to go with a colored flat.  And the polish I was wearing (Essie's Lilacism) pulled it all together.

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Sunnies: Kate Spade via Winners // Necklace: Ebay (old) // Shirt: Walmart
Pants: Gap // Shoes: Payless

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Fashion is for everyone
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17 comments

  1. I think the pants are adorable and I love it with the bright top. Shoes are fabulous too!

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  2. I sometimes get a bit scared of wearing loud things altogether, but I have to say that individually I really like everything here - the sunglasses, the necklace (LOVE that!), the printed trousers, and the orange top. You look fab in it all, but it's not for the feint hearted. Maybe that's why you're OH doesn't like it so much? Mine is the same if I wear anything a bit 'loud', he hates it!! P x

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  3. I love it! It's so fun and colorful!

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  4. Love the printed pants! I would definitely wear this look!

    Have a great weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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  5. I'm a lover of this outfit-love those patterned pants and the pops of colour!
    Marta xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. Ooooo Lena - I love those patterned pants! I am more than a little scared of putting patterned pants on my big booty - ya know, let's draw attention away from the tush, right? But I looooooooove these pants on you!

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  7. Put me down on the "love" side! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  8. Love the patterned jeans paired with a bold color! Thanks for hosting! xo

    Monica
    http://glamvolution.blogspot.com

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  9. I am not sure about round sunglasses. I like them on you. I am not sure I could pull it off. Love our pants!

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  10. hi Lena! That necklace is not your ordinary necklace, it is more unique than most. Thanks for hunting down the creative one. Love all of this ensemble, every bit! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! ♥, Renae

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  11. I love this outfit, it is exactly you. I love round sunglasses but they do not like me at all, so I wear big square ones instead, bit huge ones, love them.

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  12. I'm in the love it category. The brighter, the funkier, the louder, the better!!

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  13. I love that necklace! In my opinion, you look fabulous. The print pants are so cool, but I've found dudes aren't so much into print pants for some reason so maybe that's why you hubs didn't like it. My husband absolutely despises all of my slouchy pants because he can't see my butt! Ha!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  14. I actually JUST wrote about how I've stopped asking my husband if he likes my outfits....he always says no!! Who cares anyway?!

    You look great and I love those orange plastic rimmed sunglasses 10 out of 10 for this look.

    Angie from reasons to dress, life as a North American mom in Italy.

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