20.2.12

Birthday Party ★

When I think Birthday party, I instantly think: cocktail dress. But these days I am trying to fight my first impulses to move away from ready made ideas and push things a little further to get my inspiration flowing. That's why I resisted reaching for my favorite dress when getting ready for Saturday's party and decided to go for a colourful casual look instead. I'll tell you: a gold sweater does wonder to bring the festive feel out of any outfit! I'm in love with mine so much, I'm thinking you all need one similar in your closet asap. This baby sparkles even in the dark and has a magical mermaid-like feel to it, which makes it the greatest sweater of all times in my book!
I felt like such a wise Winter style blogger when I had the idea of wearing tights under pants, an idea that would revolutionize the way we look at layering, resonate in cold countries around the world and keep our bums warm I thought! But then I realized it creates a ton of bunching at the knee, got a grip and took the tights off. My ideas of grandeur are always best laid out in my head...

Hope this Monday isn't too brutal everyone, I know I sure could have used and extra week-end day!

Virginie 

31 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Virginie you are stunning in this look, love that you reached for pants + the styling is breathtakingly fabulous!! Hope your week ahead is lovely. xo veronika

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  2. love this look! I have found tights and pants to be quite a problem solver. I'm okay with the knee-bunching if it keeps me snug and cozy!

    www.summersetsin.blogspot.com

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  3. You look fabulous Vorginie! ^^ I adore those socks in open shoes, you dare devil! and I'm pretty sure the Bday girl LOVED that gift! One can never have enough knitted scarfs, especially when they are hand made by an awesome friend I guess =) xo Nikki

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  4. Virginie, I love this outfit so much. It is perfect and fun and classy. You look wonderful.

    Wren

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  5. This is a PERFECT alternative to a cocktail dress! I LOVE the gold sweater and the leopard heels. The trousers and tights look is something that I, as a Colorado blogger, def indulge in many a time. You look great!

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  6. omg..virginie i really love your outfit..i really really love your style im your new follower! very inspiring outfits indeed

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  7. I love this outfit. It doesn't get quite that cold in Texas, but it is a great styling and practical idea for a cold weather outfit.

    http://www.buxomchick.com

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  8. ooh can i have everything in this outfit! seriously girl you look incredible and love the gold on you!

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  9. Oh my gosh you are perfection! I LOVE the red socks! It totally brings the outfit up to a whole new level. So fun and very steal worthy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Those pants are fantastic! I love the blue and gold combo!

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  11. This is a great look! I love the pop of red from your tights. I agree, tights under pants is hard to wear comfortably - sometimes I'll just wear shin-high socks under my cropped pants in cold weather.

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  12. You look marvellous! & very festive. I love the little animal print details. You are one of my favourite style inspirations!

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  13. I love the tights under the pants. I do this when it gets especially cold & I still have to take the dog for a walk (I'm a total wuss in the cold weather)

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  14. ok yes this looks AMAZING, such a fun look! and that sweater <3

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  15. Such a cute outfit! I need to get some colored trousers in my life, you're rocking them!

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  16. This is pretty darn cute! I love the pop of red with the navy pants!

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  17. That top is soooo pretty! This look is so fun and great in every way :)

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this so much! Now I wish I had bought the silver version of this sweater that I saw at H&M (I didn't even see a gold one there). The tights with the shoes are adorable!

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  19. You look so awesome! I need to go find a gold sweater now :P

    I really like the red with the blue pants, bummer about the tights!

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  20. Very nice outfit ! Love your shoes ! :)

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  21. I am completely in love with those glasses! :D

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  22. Love your glasses! :D

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    xoxo

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  23. so much better than a cocktail dress!

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  24. the leopard mary-janes are amazing!

    XO Aline
    browneyedgirlaline.blogspot.com

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  25. Haha I used to wear tights with my trousers to school, I was such a wimp about walking (literally) across the road without piles of layers in winter! Its not entirely practical I guess but looks v cute! :)

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  26. what a fantastic gold sweater!!!

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  27. i love this look! what a perfect alternative to a party dress! and red ankle socks would be the perfect fix to your tights conundrum! and what a great gift...thoughtful, practical, and most likely very beautiful!

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  28. I love it! The red tights do the trick.

    I have the same sweater... which was an impulse buy, because I usually shy away from metallic. My styling of it lives here: http://aestheticfauna.blogspot.com/2012/03/ive-always-been-drawn-to-people-with.html

    xxx,
    j

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