Petite Fashion Challenge #8 – Spinning the Favorite

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Theory blazer | Theory knit vest | H&M t-shirt | LOFT pants | Christian Louboutin pumps | LOFT flower pin | Ann Taylor belt

This month’s Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by Gracie of Radiator Sessions. The challenge this month was:

…Take a “go-to” outfit, put a spin on it by styling it in a different way but still keeping a couple of essential components.

I have an addiction…to denim! Publishing my week in outfits for all-to-see has really made me realize just how bad my addiction really is. But, fear not! I am actively trying to break myself of this bad habit, and took this Petite Fashion Challenge as an opportunity to address the problem on the blog. Yes, I know I wear too much denim…I’m working on it!

So now that I’ve owned up to my little addiction, for this challenge I took my tried and true “go-to” blazer look that I would normally pair with dark denim, and switched things up with non-jeans!

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Not the most “springy” of outfits, but it’s June Gloom here in Southern California, so my outfit appropriately matches the dreary weather these days.

See the rest of the stylish Petite Fashion Challenge entries over at Radiator Sessions:

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25 Comments

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Amber

    its so weird to see you in something other than jeans! you pull off this look perfectly, you should definitely wear these cropped pants more! and my need for a vest is getting stronger, lol!

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Anonymous

    There’s nothing wrong with loving denim…especially because that totally works for you!  Also, you do the chic menswear look so well.

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Erin

    Put together as always!!   You have such a knack for making great outfits.  I’m with you on the June gloom also! It was gross and rainy here today too.  I wore gray.  Very fitting :)

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Jessy

    I love how the  red piping on your vest inside stands out against your dark colours. Brilliant!

    • Reply June 17, 2011

      Gracie (Radiator-Sessions)

      I completely agree with Jessy on the piping.  

      I also really like the use of accessories in this outfit. I think the touch of purple from the flower pin is standout while still going well with the other colors. I also like the use of the silver necklace to bring in some light… also because I’m obsessing over that dangley-dainty kinda necklace look lately.

      • Reply June 17, 2011

        Anonymous

        I agree with Jessy and Gracie, you excel in adding eye-catching details to your menswear inspired outfits! Love the 3-piece suit look! =)

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Really Petite

    Great outfit Kelly!! I don’t think there is anything wrong with loving denim…I am the total opposite- rather wear skirts/dresses..LOL

    How is Disqus working out?

    • Reply June 20, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Annie! Disqus is working out quite well so far. I might put up a poll soon to see how others are liking it.

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Cynthia C. M.

    You’re really loving the Loubs, aren’t you :)  Great blazer – totally something that will go well with just about everything.  Would love to see it paired with something light! :)

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Psychedforstyle.blogspot.com

    Polished as usual! Very lovely!!!

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    hurricanekerrie

    You still look polished and casual even without the denim. I love your blazers! 

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Anonymous

    i adore menswear-inspired style.  the vest is especially delightful!

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

  • Gorgeous – you can do no wrong Kelly! It’s pretty warm here in TO – not hot but warm and I cannot imagine wearing those pants with my itchiness issue :P

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Cee

    I’ve been feeling the same as you about jeans lately too… and I’m not having luck with other types of pants either (besides a linen pair that I bought recently), so I’ve been turning to skirts/dresses. Surprisingly I’m a lot more comfortable in them than I had initially thought. Ok enough rambling. Great outfit from you as always, Kelly. If your head was cropped off, I can always pick you out from a lineup :)

    • Reply June 20, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      I’m glad I’m not the only one trying to kick their denim habit! I’m on the serious hunt for some non-jean pants!

      Btw…I’m loving your sunglassed face in your photos! It’s so nice to catch a glimpse of you. :)

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Sally McGraw

    You look completely fabulous, lady! I love your take on suiting.

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Anonymous

    I’m totally digging the Men’s Wear vibe of the vest and blazer. The pearls and flower keep the feminine touch. Glad to find another denim person! Although, that’s what you changed up but I still went with it.
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Liza

    I love these pants, what a great way to change up the blazer and top combo. I really like the flower too. 

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    aubs

    totally june gloom.  ie. today.  womp

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Tiffanie A

    Who doesn’t love denim? Love the outfit and ESP the purple flower! Well done

    Tiffanie

  • Reply June 17, 2011

    Couturecoco5

    Really love this look! Your trousers are great and the details perfect!

  • Reply June 18, 2011

    Petite LG

    This outfit definitely represented your signature look. The purple flower is so adorable. Great job with the challenge, Kelly :)

  • Reply June 19, 2011

    Irene

    It’s also really gloomy here in Seattle so I feel your pain!  

    This is such a great look on you, Kelly.  I hope to see you in non-denim pants more often. :)  You also pull off the rolled up pants look really well.  I’m always afraid to roll up my pants because my legs are so short, but your legs actually look longer! 

  • Reply June 19, 2011

    Lei Buena Salazar

    so polished, chic and so Kelly! 

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