2.10.2011

Daily Threads: {Kind of} A Repeat


{Old Navy Polka Dot Blouse (similar), Belk Green Cardigan (similar), TJ Maxx Sinny Jeans (similar), Steve Madden Inka Cognac Boots}


So I haven't technically worn this outfit before. I've worn something similar (different pants and belt), but it never made it out of the house (I changed cardigans), so it doesn't count. Whew, I'm glad that's out of the way.

Moving on, no, I haven't become any better with photoshop - this editing was actually via Picnik -- an amazing and free website to edit photos. This editing is the cross-process effect with 25% fading. Same thing was done with these photos (except no fading). It's a great website and alternative if you do not have photoshop - so go play around!

57 comments:

Jessi said...

So cute. Casual yet stylish. I love navy+green...always a hit

Liz said...

Really liking this polka dot top...and how it peaks out at the neck. You look like you're having fun in these photos - I like it!

Laura said...

I love this outfit! The green with the cognac is awesome.

Cool editing, too. I fear you may have just given me a new addiction.

Lilly said...

You know I love me some polka dots ;-) Great chic, stylish outfit!

Cathy said...

Love it! I did polka dots today too! :)
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Miss Priss Morgan said...

I love it! I'm currently obsessed with polka dots, and we are twinners in our green cardis today!

Holly said...

i love picnic, i use it all the time!

Carrie said...

Photo editing is soo hard! I've tried photoshop and just can't get it right. So I use Microsoft photo editor. As you can see from my photo's I'm still trying to get it right. It's so fun to play around with though.
Your photo's still look great!

Sarah said...

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS OUTFIT!!!

socialitedreams said...

now this is a totally cute outfit! everything about it is perfect, love the cardigan and boots. fab look


Vonnie
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Rachel said...

i've been using picnic lately too - i like the effect you have here! i've been obessesed with the "winterize" option. great outfit too - love the green cardigan, it works well with the polka dots :)

stealthnerd said...

Really really cute! And I love that color combo!

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Lo said...

i loved that outfit then and i love this slightly different version now.

i have Photoshop and i still use Picnik 9 times out of 10 because it's so much faster and easier. i'll put learning Photoshop properly on my very long to-do list for someday.

also, cray and random true story: you popped up in my dream the other night...and then i blogged about it:
http://beholdlo.blogspot.com/2011/02/730-wrinkle-free-wishes-and-bloggy.html

Morgan said...

I have that top in green and love it! It's so cute in so many different ways!
Thanks for the tip on picnik.. I'll definitely be trying that!

Ashley J said...

I have on polka dots and a bright color today too, we are twins!!!!

kelseywilliams said...

Very cute! I love your hair. And it looks like a nice, crisp day there!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

LOVE this!!

and yet again, i promise i am not stalking you - but im rocking the same shade of green today. oh, goodnes ;)

either way, you rock it well - and love the polka dots especially!!

Andrea said...

I totally copied your look last time with my outfit earlier in the week! Except I did it with a yellow cardigan. Hey - if it ain't broke... :)

Marie said...

I love picnik! And Cross Process is my absolute favorite. I pretty much use it on all my pictures :)

I LOVE this outfit. The navy polka-dotted top is soooooo something I would love to have! And the green is so gorgeous with it - a perfect pop of color. I love your hair too! This look is just so great!

Joanna said...

I love Photoshop! But yeah, it can be daunting. Love the cardigan!

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Eclectic Flair said...

You should repeat it more because it's great! Oh I have to checkout that picniq thing, FREE sounds good! lol

Michelle said...

it so doesn't count! if it looks good once, it looks good twice!

Lauren said...

Really, really love the polka dots and bright green cardigan!! Gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Cute! I love the green cardi with the polka dot top.

Don't give up on Photoshop. Keep practicing. Try a book by Scott Kelby, they are super helpful.

http://www.kelbytraining.com/product/the-photoshop-elements-9-book-for-digital-photographers.html

Hayley said...

Your bun is awesome. I use picnic as well for picture editing and to make headings, signs, etc. Way easier than anything else i have used.

Law Mama said...

I love the green with the polka dots! So cute.

I love picnik too - but I generally use picasa for my photo editing because I'm too lazy to upload each picture.

Sophie said...

love the polka dot blouse with the loud green cardi. Lovely :)
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Zara said...

You look so fantastic!
I love that top and the cardigan together! <3 might just have to steal that idea!!

PS. I also love Picnik, it's a great alternative to photoshop and takes much less time to figure out.

I don't know if you've tried the Advanced Reala 400... :-) One of my favorite effects!

Stacey Kay said...

I LOVE YOUR BOOTS!

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Leslie said...

that was worth the redo! just lovely!

Sarah Michelle said...

Love picnik. And the crossprocess is my favorite "filter" I love the green and navy combo. Great outfit.

Marie-Eve said...

That outfit is just too cute. Love the green swaeter on you ! Such a great color.

michelle said...

I love picnik. It is a great wesbite and I actually encourage my students to edit photos there instead of photoshop since it's so simple.
http://cupcakeadventures12.blogspot.com/

JennaStevie said...

I looove this outfit!!! The polka dot blouse looks so great with the green. I am dying for a green cardigan.
xJennaD

If I was a rich mom said...

Top- check I have it.
Boots- check I have the Target version
Cardi- check- have a J. Crew version same color
Jeans- skinny dark pair.
I'm totally copying!

silvergirl said...

Hey there
I found you via Everybody, Everywear
Enjoyed browsing your blog
Big fan of Picnick!

Sarah said...

i think this is one of my faves!!! YOU ARE SOOOOO STINKIN CUTE!!!

Mindy said...

I keep seeing the ON polka dot top on people, I want one! I think it's too late though.

Fashion Therapist said...

I absolutely love this outfit. Kelly green has to be one of my favorite colors.

Teresa: Life & Style said...

I really like this outfit (as well as the previous versions) especially the polka-dot top.

xo
Teresa
www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

Orphaned Apparel said...

I adore Picnik! I've abandoned all Photoshop use in favor of that website.

Kate said...

Your hair looks so cute like this! I love it! Also really love this bright green on you! So springlike & fun!

Erin said...

This is a great look! I love the green on you and anything polka dot is top notch in my book!

Savannah said...

I love you in that green!

TaylorMade said...

I have this same top. One of my favorites. I love the details of it, and how it can be dressed up or worn casual.
You pull it off so well!

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dani said...

This outfit is reminding me to wear my polka dots! :) Loving the pop of green, as well.

I'm also anxious to try out Picnik!

P.S. I tagged you as one of my favorite stylish and versatile bloggers, so head over to my latest post to see what to do! :)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i just tried out picnik. i am obsessed! just made a new badge for my site..what do you think (on the right side of my blog)???? THANK U! xo

the stylish housewife

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Thoa said...

I loveeee this outfit... especially the cardigan and how the ruffled collar pops out. You're really good at that!

Also, nice change in hairstyle!

shealennon said...

I love the ruffles, the dots and the bright green! And I love piknik! I'm still trying to figure it all out, but I'll get there one day!

Molly said...

Isn't Picnik amazing?? I love it too. I'm having fun learning to use it.
I can't wait to try the fading process!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Tiffany said...

I love your color palette here, and every time I see those boots I think (and comment) that I need them in my own closet.

Sandy a la Mode said...

cute!! i love the green cardi! i think i need some more colorful cardigans in my wardrobe!!! and i LOVE picnik effects, so fun!!

Sam said...

I LOVE this combination. I'm a huge fan of green and this just solidifies my thoughts that I need a green cardigan. And polka-dotted clothes. I've got the boots already haha, the same ones in fact. Don't you just love Steve Madden?

Mrs. Gu said...

I love, love this outfit!