Breaking Boundaries

27 Oct

I think this outfit is kind of what California fall fashion is all about – long skirts, cardigans, and pumps. When it’s too cold for shorts and not quite jacket weather, something like this makes sense.

I found myself stepping outside of my comfort zone with this particular look, though. The tea length skirt is new to me… I’m typically drawn to pieces that elongate the legs, not stumpify them. And the heels?! Oh, the heels. They’re somewhere in between flats and pumps – a place I never thought I’d go! When I spotted them at Urban Outfitters last weekend, however, I was instantly charmed. In stepping outside of my comfort zone, I was pleased to find myself, well, surprisingly comfortable!!

That’s my favorite thing about fashion… it’s not about labels or having the “latest thing”… it’s about breaking your own boundaries, and exploring different styles! At least that’s what I love about it.

*head to toe: Chanel sunglasses, Nasty Gal lace top, St.Eve vintage Chanel pendant, Vince sweater, Nasty Gal Parker pleated skirt, Deena & Ozzy heels

29 Lovely Comments on “Breaking Boundaries”

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  2. Rachael 29. Nov, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    I will be featuring this look in my blog this week so please stop by!


  3. Meghan 04. Nov, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    laura you look so pretty! i am loving this skirt on you.


  4. Too Poor for Couture 04. Nov, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    I’m glad you stepped out of your boundaries…because this look is GORGEOUS.


  5. yanil 03. Nov, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    i want the skirt asap!


  6. Lainey 03. Nov, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    I could never pull off this look. I do adore it on you though, it’s very sophisticated and almost very 70s chic.


  7. eat.sleep.wear. 01. Nov, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    you look cute as a button here!!! Those shoes are such a great find and i Love this whole neutral look! xo, Kim


  8. Amanda Brohman 30. Oct, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    I just adore your style and this skirt is fab <3


  9. Grace 29. Oct, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    you look so cute! I love the pleated tea length skirt on you!


  10. Amber's notebook 29. Oct, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    so cute! I love the shoes and skirt!


  11. Fashionista on Tour 29. Oct, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Only brave people are successful. Well done getting out of your comfort zone. You look just as stunning as usual.


  12. Margot 29. Oct, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    I LOVE this skirt!! I was eying it on Nasty Gal and I am so glad I got to see what it looks like on someone before I bought it! I wasnt sure how the long skirt would work, but you look so lovely and this outfit gives such a classy yet relaxed feel.



  13. Anna Jane 29. Oct, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    This is one of my favorite outfits of yours, hands down. You look so gorgeous and effortless!



  14. tommy 29. Oct, 2010 at 4:32 am #

    your style is perfect! you know ?

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  15. Rosa&Carlotta 29. Oct, 2010 at 3:17 am #

    I love this outfit! I hyped it on lookbook ;)
    That skirt is lovely.

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  16. Emily//The Lesser Panda 28. Oct, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    I love this skirt on you, sometimes going outside your comfort zone really pays off!


  17. Rachael 28. Oct, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Love this outfit, the skirt is absolutely perfect!!


  18. Christina of Profresh Style 28. Oct, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    laura, this is my favorite look of yours. you look so serene, so lady-like, beautiful. Seriously, this is one of my favorites. That skirt is stunning.



  19. Paula 28. Oct, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    I love your whole outfit! Especially the shoes.


  20. thehautepursuit 28. Oct, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    such a lovely turn!!!! you look so sweet here. very laid back :) it’s nice to see that at least some of us are still getting some sunshine! oh woe me :p


  21. kenda 28. Oct, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    nice look. i plan on trying something similar when (if) it finally gets cooler here in texas. tea length skirts have really grown on me these past couple of months.


  22. las lolicas 28. Oct, 2010 at 3:26 am #

    I have falled in love with this outfit!!!!!!! I like it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have a great style!!!!!



  23. MIchelle K 28. Oct, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    love the shoes and the pleated skirt !!
    such a great vintagy look !


  24. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 28. Oct, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    I adore the skirt, the color the fabric… such a classic and beautiful investment piece! You won’t regret it! :)


  25. jessie 28. Oct, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    The combination is well done. The ankle-length pleats surprise me in that they work.


  26. kirsty 28. Oct, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    ooh i saw those shoes too- very tempted!


  27. C. 27. Oct, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I’m so in love with this look. Oh, the pendant. With the awesome surprise of the cowhide heels. Love. :)


  28. Alexandra G. 27. Oct, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Easily one of my favourite outfits of yours ever! I absolutely love everything about it, and your mentality going into it…I’ve been really drawn to skirts this length lately because I’ve always been such a mini/maxi type of girl, but it’s refreshing to try something new! You look gorgeous as usual.

    Alexandra xo


  29. Emma 27. Oct, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Those heels are Fab ! I also really love the color of the skirt, I have a dress that I bought from H&M a while back that is similar in color and also has the pleats. Very Feminine and Chic !


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