May 3, 2013

Fuschia and a Blazer

Today I'm wearing a few more items from Hot Mama. I introduced this store, that may be new to some of you, last week in this post
*a few of you learned last week not to google "hotmama.com", but instead search for "SHOPmama.com". Sorry I forgot to warn you! 


It's no secret that I've developed a deep, deep love for nearly any color in the "purple" range these days. I think Pantone may have really missed the boat this year (Emerald, really?)!

Also, I have finally found a blazer that doesn't make my shoulders look like the side of line-backers. Maybe it's just me, but I've been searching for a casual blazer for, honestly, a few years now but haven't  been able to find one "fitted" enough that isn't too dressy. 



I'm glad to work this into my wardrobe especially pairing it with "flowy" or looser tops that I wear since a cardigan isn't' usually the best match for those types of tops. Something with structure and shape balances out the loose fitting top. 


top: c/o Hot Mama (shopmama.com)
blazer: c/o Hot Mama (shopmama.com)
necklace: c/o Hot Mama (shopmama.com)
jeans: Gap, hand-me-up from sister
wedges: Nine West
nails: Essie's Califoria Coral


I hope you have had a nice week, and enjoy the weekend! 

39 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Purple is one of my favorite colors too! I love your style!

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  2. I really like this look! It would be perfect for casual Friday at work!

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  3. Thank you for the links to SHOPhotmama.com. Whew! You look great. I love the style tips! Thanks so much..kees this 'old' mam from looking like one!

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    1. almost-- just shopmama.com :)

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  4. My cousin and I stopped in at our local Hot Mama after seeing your last post--we, too, had thought it was a maternity store. The clothes are cute, but we were absolutely blown out of the water by how expensive everything was! The outfits you share are usually much more affordable since they're from Target or J. Crew Factory (which is oftentimes still out of my range unless there's a sale). I was honestly really surprised to see such a price difference from the clothes you normally show us. Sadly, we won't be heading back to that store again--I'm the type of person where, even if I was a millionaire, I'd never spend $100 for a sweater because I know it's not worth it.

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    1. When I've been in the store, I've found their sale section to be pretty large. And, sure, it may not be the kind of store where you stock up on a bunch of clothes--however for "special" pieces (like a blazer for example), it's nice to buy a good quality piece.

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    2. I totally agree about investing in a quality piece that will last a long time. The sale section in our store was tucked into a tiny corner, and those prices were still absolutely outrageous. The salespeople weren't very friendly either. It may have just been a bad experience at our particular store, it was just surprising since the things you recommend are usually so good.

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    3. Sorry to hear about your experience, I haven't ever dealt with that!

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  5. Everything about this is perfection....except for the shoes. They're driving me insane. I LOVE the closed toed ones you have from Target and have been searching high and low for a similar pair. (still no luck lol)

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    1. These are some of my favorite shoes--very comfortable (much more comfortable than the Target ones) so I can wear them all day at the studio!

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    2. Oh, and Steve Madden makes shoes similar to the Target ones, search there.

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  6. great casual cute look -- I would def wear this to work on Fridays on the days we can wear jeans! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  7. I found a similar blazer last year. It's navy, casual, and as the same ruching on the sleeves. I love it!! I usually just wear it with a plain little tank, but I love the idea of pairing it with a flowy top!! I'm a teacher and often need that extra layer in my cold classroom, but I also like to dress up my casual blazer. Thanks for the tip! Love it!

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  8. I love that shade of purple on you!
    The blazer is a nice fit--and I like the color of it as well.
    floral&fudge

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  9. That color looks great with your skin Kate! I love purple too. I can never find a blazer that doesn't make me look/feel like a football player!

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  10. That color is perfect for you!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  11. Love the outfit! Purples are my fave! I am SO jealous that I don't have a sister to do hand me ups/downs with! ;)

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  12. This is so cute, you are so beautiful!

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    Kristin
    xo

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  13. I love the necklace you paired with that top! Very cute! :)

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  14. I absolutely love this color on you! Last night, I was on the Pinterest board for Jessica Alba's company (The Honest Company), and she had one of your hair tutorials pinned. I thought that was pretty cool. :)

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  15. I love anything purple too. :-) It's one of my best colors! So is emerald green, so I was thrilled when it became such a big trend this year, thinking I'd be able to add a few pieces of emerald green to my wardrobe. Um, NO. Apparently it's only a trend A) at stores I can't afford or B) in items of clothing that are ugly, ill-fitting, or that I cannot wear a bra in. And I've nursed two babies. I NEED a bra. So, sadness. No emerald green for me yet.

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  16. Purple is, hands down, the best color around. I wore a dark purple top last week and everyone kept telling me how great I looked in purple. Who knew? Anyway, I totally agree, Emerald is not shining this year as much as I thought it would. Have a great weekend!

    -Sara
    www.stylefortheseasons.com

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  17. Haha, funny you should mention the pantone color. I've been loving it this year! Not usually a green fan, but for some reason I've been so into it.

    <3 Carolyn
    Simply Vera VERA WANG Giveaway

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  18. Those jeans look so good on you!

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  19. What a beautiful color on you! Love the necklace.
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  20. Those jeans look great on you! What fit are they from Gap?

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  21. Kate- can you please just be my personal shopper and fill my closet with goodness? Please and thank you!

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  22. I love your idea on pairing a loose top with a structured jacket...makes perfect sense! Thanks!

    Marissa
    Ourlittlefamblog.blogspot.com

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  23. I picked up a book randomly about Chinese astrology and was just flipping through it while waiting for my boyfriend, and apparently, purple is my lucky color. This reminded me that I love purple and I immediately bought some awesome purple nail polish and have been shopping for purple everything ever since.

    I am also supposed to eat lotus roots for longevity. Oddly, haven't gone out and found any lotus roots. And apparently I'm supposed to hate my boyfriend of three years. So, you know, maybe it's not really my lucky color, but it's still pretty awesome.

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  24. Bright pink looks great on you!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  25. You look SO good Kate! I love the outfit and how you are owning it. Modest yet chic. <3

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  26. It is so hard to find a good blazer. I got one from Loft a few years back and wouldn't mind having it fitted a little bit better.

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  27. I love this outfit!! its so cute!! it looks great with the blazer over it!

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  28. I just received this top from Hot Mamma in the mail! I love it. IT looks adorable on me!

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  29. You are looking gorgeous in this outfit. Thanks for sharing these with us! Isthatnew

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  30. You were just a year ahead of Pantone!

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