Monday, June 3, 2013

the classic white blouse: boldaring

boldaring (bol*dar*ing) - to do something bold, or daring, or a combination of the two; to act outside one's comfort zone; to conquer a doubt or fear.

Okay, i'll admit it-- when it comes to "taking risks" with personal style... well, I am a bit of a sissy la-la. I tend to stick to the same things- collared shirts, the same jewelry everyday, skinny jeans, or pencil skirts!
So you can only imagine how boring i felt when everyone started to wear colored jeans... fringed clothes... neon... and patterned pants. I actually really liked how they looked on some people... But I felt like I couldn't pull it off. 

But then, I dared myself to be boldaring. A combination of bold, and daring. With these cute floral pants from Mindy Mae's Market, I was able to do so!!

 But of course, I still stuck with my "classic white blouse" (see other CWB looks here and here), a statement necklace, then nude heels. I didn't want to look too much like a trend salad ;)
Aaaand my trusty Asos purse, of course!
blouse: Old Navy (here) (similar)
necklace: Francesca's (similarsimilar)
pants: c/o Mindy Mae's Market (similar here, hereoption)
purse: asos (exactoption!)
shoes & watch: c/o lulu's (similar)

Feel like you can't pull something off? Well, believe in yourself, and try it out! Have fun! Just do it. 
Be bold. Be daring. Be boldaring!
Wise words of wisdom from Rachy.

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22 comments:

Katie said...

those pants look so cute on you!! and i love that necklace with the outfit!

Courtney B said...

Girl, you are seriously SO PRETTY! And I love this outfit. It is perfect on you!

Lauren ONeill said...

I knew I recognized that blouse! Old Navy for the win!

Lauren
Exploring My Style

Rachel said...

haha, you and your boldaring-ness! I consider myself fairly daring with fashion--but I haven't been brave enough yet to wear patterned pants. I think I just haven't found the right pair for me, yet. You look very cute!

Rochelle said...

O.M.G I love this outfit so much. I love your pants and the necklace the most...super cute! RoRos World

Callie said...

Oh my gosh, those pants are stunning! I love the pale pink and aqua color combo. Even thought the white top isn't "daring" I think anything else would take away from the pure awesomeness of your outfit. You look simply amazing!
~Callie
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Sierra Oblad said...

Those pants are gorgeous! Love the top and necklace you paired them with! Love everything about this outfit!

Sierra
Life as a Waterleaf

Tiffany Ima said...

I love these pants and the necklace! Franchesca's is awesome.

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

The Students Wife said...

I like your top a lot! I've been looking for one similar.. gotta hit old navy now :)


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Cynthia Meyers said...

You look amazing in this outfit! I'm glad you took the risk, you totally pulled it off! I am loving these pants. I recently starting slowly venturing into bolder patterned bottoms also!

Nicole Feliciano said...

So many amazing statement necklaces today! Francescas is so fun. I don't have one close by, but whenever I get to a mall it's one of my first stops.

Kellie said...

Amazing outfit! So bold and beautiful.
--K
Accordion to Kellie

Sandy a la Mode said...

love love love those pants on you!! soo glad you went out of your comfort zone!! and great word!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Christy C said...

The floral pants make me so happy, not only because it's totally adorable, but I'm also like you- I'm not a risk taker and I've been deathly afraid of wearing any floral bottoms! You have given me a new found courage now :) You look so great!! Thanks for sharing... maybe my next post I'll finally wear my neglected floral bottoms!

Christy
Sunny with A Side of...

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Those pants are so cute! Love the mint and floral and that handbag! You have gorgeous hair too. Come link up today with my mint trend spin linkup if you want to. ; )
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Natasha xoxo said...

Hello, I'm visiting from Style Elixir! Love this look! You paired those florals perfectly :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog

Erin Kelly Cannon said...

Oh my...I NEED these pants!! Such cute mint edition. Thanks for linking up to the trend spin :)

xoxo
Erin

The Fashion Canvas

Mrs C said...

This is what I call 'pastel perfect'! You look super sweet and the colors agree with your skin-tone

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bridget anne said...

kind of a little bit obsessed with your bag. ; )

Tereza said...

oh my, I just love these floral pants they are so cool!!!!

Nikki said...

You look adorable! Those pants are too cute!! I am really loving printed pants right now too. And I love the necklace.

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Kelsey Lenay said...

So cute! Now if only I could step outside of my comfort zone and wear heels! Ugh, I feel like I am missing out!

Xo, Kelsey

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