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Yellow Silk Blouse and Leopard Pencil Skirt

This outfit was inspired by June Ambrose, stylist, and star of Vh1’s Styled by June.  June wore a similar outfit in her first episode of her new series (the one w/Mischa Barton).

When it comes to dressing, being creative and original is great, but we don’t always have to recreate the wheel.  It’s ok to be inspired by the style aesthetics of others.  Don’t copy someone’s look piece by piece, head to toe though.   Inspired means that you choose similar pieces and put your own spin on the look, like I did here.

I wore this outfit to work earlier this week.

I am wearing:
Blouse: yellow silk blouse, scored from a local consignment store (Similar, Blythe Silk Blouse from J. Crew)
Skirt: leopard print Charter Club pencil skirt from Macy’s (Similar Motel Women Leopard Pencil Skirt)

Shoes: black suede Franco Sarto pumps from Marshalls. Similar, Chinese Laundry – Moving On (Black Suede) Footwear

Robert took these pictures.

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  1. I love how you have styled this look and made it your own! The leopard print pencil skirt and silk yellow blouse pair so well together and I must say you look FABULOUS in yellow!!!

  2. I love how leopard and yellow mix so well together. And you’re right…it’s one thing to be inspired by someone; it’s a totally different thing to recreate someone’s whole look. I see so many people do that these days-no originality whatsoever!

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    • Actually, if I didn’t see June Ambrose’s outfit I probably would have gone with a neutral top (black, white, or brown). Tomorrow’s post features my other leopard skirt (I loved the print so much, I had to buy two) with another bright top.

      Somewhere along the way people started to confuse the words “inspired by” and “copied from”. (-:

  3. This outfit is HOT! And you are one of the few, the lucky, the women who look good in yellow! Love it.
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  4. That yellow is so, so lovely, and looks perfect on you. Since it’s a color I can never pull off, I am insanely jealous ;P
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    • Hi Lynne. I am not sure why people are so afraid of yellow. I actually think this bright yellow would work on anyone. It’s the attitude you have that determines if you can pull it off or not. (-:

  5. Love it!!!!!!

  6. Oh muh goodness! Love this yellow and leopard mix! You look great! I love being inspired, but I agree–you have to keep the you in inspiration. 😉
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    • Thanks Robin. “You have to keep the you in inspiration” That’s wicked important.There was a very interesting twitter chat led by blogtrends on Monday regarding plagiarism. One person actually asserted that copying another bloggers style could in fact be a form of plagiarism. As you will see, I actually started my post by stating that the yellow and leo outfit was inspired by one that was worn by June Ambrose. According to the collective voices from Monday’s discussion, bloggers have a duty to disclose if their outfit was “inspired” so 1) by disclosing that the outfit was inspired was the right and proper thing to do. 2) Putting my own spin on it, probably shielded me from getting one of those DMCA take down things. I was being sarcastic about the DMCA thing, but this is pretty serious…

  7. Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous! Girl, you are werking that leopard print pencil skirt! A very chic outfit! I love the pop of color w/ the yellow blouse too! 🙂
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