Wednesday, January 23, 2013

THE Shirt


Let's get one thing out in the open.  I am THE worst model of all time.  I never know what to do with my arms, I am always squinting, and I have about 2 poses in my repertoire.  (I think I should send in this last picture for my Top Model audition.) Now that that's been put out there....

When I saw Annie in this top, I nearly passed out.  Polka dots AND sequins?  I searched for it the following week at JCrew, and the price made me want to cry.  Go figure, right?  Last weekend, though, I saw this top on the 40% off rack, with an additional 40% off of that, and with a gift card burning a hole in my Vera Bradley back pack, I took this baby home with me!  I can't wait to wear it every day for the rest of my life!!

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84 comments :

Danavee said...

OH! This outfit. LOVE! We don't have a J. Crew though. Blah.

These days Pinterest and blogs help me style new outfits!

Stephanie said...

i looooooove finding sales that good!

Dhruvi Brahmbhatt said...

That top is SO cute, Ashley and I love this outfit! Saw you on The Pleated Poppy!

Dhruvi
http://stilettosandsequins.blogspot.com

anna lizbeth said...

ah im with you. I mean really.. what is one really supposed to do with their hands?! LOVE the top. I think I need it!

Katie said...

that top is so cute! I love it with the red pants! and I have about one good pose too!

Rachel said...

I squint like it's my job, so I hear you! Love this outfit- the touch of sequins and red look great together!

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Ah I hear you I am not good at either!

Ali of

www. dressingken.com

Alexia Knick said...

Love the combo of polka dots and sequins! So cute :)

Alexia
styleinmiddle.blogspot.com

Hailey said...

I LOVE colored jeans! So fun, and I'm sorry but I am the one with awkward poises and such. You look super cute in your photos. Now that we have that settled, you look adorable and I love the jeans. :)
Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

RoselyC said...

Your pictures look great. But I completely understand what you are saying. Posing can be pretty awkward. Some bloggers seem to be natural models. You look awesome, love the entire outfit.

Helene said...

oh please! you could definitely be a model. I disagree!! and that top is awesome. anything with sequins and polka dots is right with me!

Amy Bennett said...

I'm having this squinty problem too!

Your pictures look great though and that top is awesome!

Katie said...

I swear we are two peas in a pod! Do you know what I bought last Friday? Red jeans. ($70 at Belk, on sale for $19!) Do you know what I plan to wear them with? Short sleeved sequin top. But mine does not have polka dots. I am a sad panda.

Kristin Ackerman said...

So cute!!!! :)

Kati said...

This is such a ridiculously cute outfit! Love the shirt!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Sarah said...

So so cute!! You are rocking that shirt!

Sarah said...

I drooled over that very shirt online. The original price was cringe-worthy. Congrats on the awesome score! And with red pants...yes!

JP Lord said...

You are NOT a horrible model. I think we all suffer from un-known arm posing syndrome. I obviously made that up but it's true. I think you look awesome and you're right that shirt is pretty perfect. Especially with those pants. Also pretty perfect.
xx

Kelly said...

So cute I love polka dots and with sequins-score :-) Looks great paired with the red pants!

still being [molly] said...

HOLYCRAP I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. ashley. i die. seriously. i am having serious style envy right now. you look amazing!

Annie said...

Love love love how you styled that top - it's perfect with the red pants!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Maxine said...

Gimme gimme!!!!! I love everything about this!!!!

Kayla Peveler said...

Hold the phone. Polka dots AND sequins?!? Not only COULD you be a model, you had two children come out of you and you still look smokin! Soo, puh-lease! ;)

TheTinyHeart said...

I've been admiring that top on every blogger that has it! I always have the same poses too for photos, I need to learn new ones, haha.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
January Group Giveaway!

jackie jade said...

oooh such a pretty shirt! i always feel weird posing too - but working on it! you look great!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

I LOVE this top. There really can't be anything better than polka dots and sequins! You look so pretty. And I think your posing in these pics are super cute! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kelly Ann said...

This shirt is gorgeous and I love how you paired it with the red pants - adorable as usual, Ash!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Rebecca S. said...

I've been seeing this shirt everywhere too, how GORGEOUS is it??? So glad you are a proud owner, I may be a little jealous. I'm pretty sure you can wear it every day for the rest of your life because it will match anything.

Tyne Swedish said...

Well darling none of us have model coaches telling us what to do with our bodies in front of cameras...so we all can feel silly but know this:: You are a knock out and you look amazing in this outfit! I love the red pants and the busy top! You would think they would be too busy together but it so works and I want that top (could you imagine me in that girly top...haha..)!

Chao
Poppie
http://thepoppie.com

Kirsten Wiemer said...

hahaha you are totally the cutest.
love this top.
and i am totally the worst model ever.

K

Krista said...

I like your first pose :)

Cute top by the way!

Alix said...

You are beautiful! I love the top and the red jeans! Awkward posing is way more fun than perfect pictures any way! Though, to me you don't look awkward at all.

Erin said...

J.Crew sales make my little heart flutter! And that top is to die for, I've seen it a bunch on the website but never saw it "in person" until now. It looks great on you! And aside from being awkward and gangly in front of a camera, I only ever wear black, so I'm definitely not equipped to do fashion posts like you! xo

Whitney said...

Ah I am obsessed with this shirt too! What a steal! I think you're a great model; you always put together the best outfits!

Danielle said...

Sequins, Polka Dots and Red Pants? I'm in! Love it even more knowing you got a killer deal as well!

Courtney said...

I love this top!! You got such a great deal on it too - even better!!

Emily said...

Your modeling is awesome. Don't let your arms and squinty eyes ( which they are sooo not) tell you otherwise! I love seeing how you style and model everything. A.k.a.--I need this shirt!

Niki Caron said...

OMG! You got SUCH a deal! I'm so jealous! And I think you are a fabulous model!! Love the top and the red pants with it too!

Renae at simple sequins said...

hi Ashley! You are so fun. I know what you mean about posing. I did the cutest snap when doing my latest post but my hand was in a weird spot and I couldn't use it. Maybe I'll do a post with all my odd pics sometime for a blast of LOL. I love your red pants. so awesome.

Alisa Marie said...

OBSESSED with your top! I've been wanting that one FOREVER! Polka dots and sequins? Yes please!

Katie Did What said...

Ahhh stop stop STOP with the cuteness!!!! Polka dots and sequins!! Too much.

xo

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

LOVE this shirt and it looks fabulous with the red pants. Work it girl!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Lindsey A. Turner said...

super cute outfit! great color combo and I love the top so much!

Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

smk053078 said...

Holy hot tamale!!!! I wanted this top too!! Definite score!! And you are a gorg model!!! Thanks for linking up again this week! Love ya!

Bobbie said...

Gosh i love the top!! I hope I can find it on the discount rack! Im going to look! And I think I am the worst model ever. You are adorable!

Leigh Ann Fisher said...

I feel the same way about modeling. Look cute though!

Amanda Cobb said...

This is so fun! I think you look great and confident, poses aside. :)

I feel like I don't know what to do with my arms, either. The old one-hand-on-hip always works. Or what I do is pretend I'm at one of those parties where it's just standing around and talking, and the camera is the person I'm currently listening to. And sometimes shots where you're *not* looking at the camera can be good mixed in, too.

Ashliegh said...

This outfit is AWESOME. Red jeans, polka dots, SEQUINS?! what more could a girl want!?!

www.darlingprepster.blogspot.com

Ginny said...

I'm going bananas over you deal. I soooo love this top too, you look gorgeous!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Kell said...

I LOVE that top! So cute!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

That is one amazing top!! Polka dots and sequins are the best!!

She Dabbles said...

Love love love this shirt! And you're right, the inspiration is the best part of this whole blog-world :)

~C
http://ohshedabbles.com

soanthro.com said...

Love it! I've been seeing this top around the blogosphere but just love how you paired it with the fun red pants! Can't believe I haven't stumbled upon your blog before now-- I'm a dancer too so automatically feel a kinship :) Looking forward to following!
xx, Emily
http://soanthro.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

i NEED this shirt! it's so fun and so pretty on you!

xo,
Angela

Allyssa said...

Polka dots are great. Sequined polka dots are better! Love it!

Ashley Sparks said...

Dang! I saw that shirt at JCrew and wanted to get it. Then- I went back on what I thought was going to be the big sale day and the JCrew at my mall said CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS! SO sad...now it's worse since you got it and look adorable in it!
Oh well...I love the red pants.
Check me out in my red pants from Old Navy

stephanie said...

that is soooo cute! and the price! amazing!!

lori said...

i always think you look so cute in your pictures! and i love that top... especially since you are wearing my teams colors :)

Theresa said...

I love that you paired it with red pants! Great outfit!

I am a horrible poser! My arms are always stiff looking lol. I hate looking at photos of myself.

rooth said...

Yay for bargain hunting - and I like how you've paired them with those awesome pants

Sam M said...

Crap, now I need that top. I need to figure out how to shop the right sales at JCrew,. Their clothes are so great, but their prices, like you say, make you want to cry.

Richelle Lynn Garn said...

I love the shirt with the pants. Great pre-valentines day outfit. Have a great day cutie.

Emmy said...

A great sale and gift card, how could you not! So cute

Kendahl Lanai said...

I loooveee that top. When you're done with it, you can just send it to me!

Just found your blog and I love it.

astoldbykendahl.blogspot.com

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emi said...

love it so much. sequins + polka dots is always a good idea! you are the cutest model of all time!
xo
c&e

Megan said...

You are a pretty model! Loooove the shirt! And on sale, awesome!!

carrieburke said...

I'm obsessed with sequins right now! I have sequin shorts and sequin pants but not a sequin top! I'll definitely have to look into that!

And I love how you took a top with a bold material and a bold pattern and made it look so refine!

-Carrie

Kacie said...

OMG! I'm obsessed with that top!

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

Diana Mathias said...

I love everything about this outfit! And I wish I could get my hair to curl like yours! I'm your newest follower :)

Diana
www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com

cecylia.com said...

wow your sequinned top met its match in your perfect red pants! Great look!

ifs ands Butts said...

OMGs I love this outfit! Why am I not htis cool?

Franziska said...

hahahah I laughed out loud about the wearing it the rest of your life. I also saw it on our sales rack but had no idea how to wear it. DANG IT.

Halie said...

Very cute look. Darling topp.
http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

Lauren @ STYLELIXIR said...

Hey Ashley!! I loooove this top! Polka dots AND sequins... my mind is blown! It looks so gorgeous on you - and I love it with the red jeans. And you look so beautiful in those photos, I think you're a great model :)

Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Chioma said...

i love this top on you! you styled it so well :)

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Adore the red jeans! Looks fun with the sequined top

Daisy Dayz
In Pursuit of an Online Income

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Stunning! That outfit is gorgeous and I love that the top was such a good deal! Love it on you!

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