When she wakes up & makes up her mind

black and  white and  turquoise outfit

What I’m Wearing
* Vintage black blazer with beaded lapels …seen recently here, w/my shocking pink jeans.
* Silk dress with pockets by Gold Hawkseen here as a tunic w/ leggings.
* Tassel tie belt is from a Leyendecker dress I wore here. But I wear this tie belt all the time.
* Vintage rhinestone necklace, Gerard Yosca turquoise Drop Earrings from GILT, mixed bangles, vintage turquoise snakeskin clutch.
* Tom Ford cat eyes, STILL my favorite pair of sunglasses at the moment. I’ve been wearing them since February 2010… which goes to show that if you spend your money on quality items with classic styling, they pay for themselves as long as you take care of them.
* Topshop patent leather oxfords

* Hair: low messy side bun

* Title: lyrics from Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

I know this will amplify my nerd status or just show you how committed I am to my work…. but Friday night at around midnight, I FINALLY was able to change my link color in my posts to pink without it affecting my sidebar links. I know, dumb, but it was a 4+ year challenge that I finally accomplished and it felt pretty great. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t figure it out sooner because it was simple. Just one of those things, I suppose.

I received an email the other day from an upset reader, well, not really upset, more sarcastically confused that I had worn, listed and linked to a dress that was $115 when she thought I was a “looks for less” type of blog. And just to be clear, while I do love to find great items to add to my wardrobe at great prices, as well as make many of my own accessories and such, I am not, nor have I ever strictly been a “budget blog”. Not that there’s anything wrong with those blogs, I think they are great, I just don’t want anyone thinking I used to be one way and have changed into something else. I buy what I like. If I can afford it and I think it’s worthy, I will spend a small fortune on something but I do have my limits. And as demonstrated in this outfit, I am a huge fan of mixing high end pieces with inexpensive finds as well as great vintage treasures and DIYs. I almost ALWAYS spend money on a great pair of sunglasses and on bags. Shoes, sometimes. Everything else is a case by case basis. So I just wanted to clear the air and let anyone who may be confused know where I stand on that.


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black and white outfit with  turquoise accents

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Happy Monday!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

27 Comments

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Looking gorgeous Maegan! I love that you are wearing oxfords with this outfit ;)

    Happy Monday!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • fitandfashion

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    You look great! I love this outfit. I also love the way you mix high end and budget pieces. It doesnt have to be all one way or the other.

  • Gabriella

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    I love this outfit, especially the blazer and those shoes! So adorable! Pretty accessories too! Personally, I don’t care what other people spend on their clothes, if you can afford higher priced things, why not? I do like the way you mix higher end things with inexpensive ones though. :)

    ♥ Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

  • CessOviedo

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Love hoe you mixed feminine and manly pieces here! The links look nice, good job!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • *Sparkles*

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    *love* the first picture and the pop of turquoise – tres chic!!

  • Ticka

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    The look is flawless!! I must get a blazer!!

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

  • Lisa

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    You look lovely!

  • Looms, lids, and Layers

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Great and Fun look! I am slowly trying to get into the oxfords myself… Looks fantastic on you! Have a good one!

    http://loomslidslayers.blogspot.com

  • Behind the Lashes

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    This is the type of post that I wish I lived in California. It’s starting to get cold here in PA and cute dresses like this are becoming not an option. Love this look.

  • Galaxia

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    My favorite part is your shoes!
    Too bad your reader was so confused…I don’t think $115 for a nice maxi is too steep, but everyone has different budgets.

  • Vanessa, Take only Memories

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Fabulous outfit. I am totally in love with those shoes!

  • Anna Saccone

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Love this outfit! And I’ve never thought your blog was a budget one…ever. It should be pretty obvious what your style is and that you don’t really focus on the price of things but rather the beauty of the pieces you choose! <3

  • kostas

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Superb style,very beautiful woman.

  • Michelle

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    very chic, maegan. i love how your hair is styled here and the contrast btwn the glam jewels and the tomboy oxfords. as always, a standout look! “happy” monday ;)

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    you look GORGEOUS! i love this outfit on you. so so pretty.

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Statement of Fashion

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Love those shoes!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    October 17, 2011 | Reply

    Looooove this…

  • Alela Sirah

    October 18, 2011 | Reply

    Love the comment about spending good money on things that will last you forever!! I so agree!!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/2011/10/sephora-nail-bling-ummmm.html

  • Roopa

    October 18, 2011 | Reply

    Oxfords looks awesome

  • Shelby324539

    October 18, 2011 | Reply

    Love the outfit! And always love the sunglasses! I would love to know where I could find those specific frames. I can find different Tom Ford ‘cat eye’ glasses but not those:( Do you know where I could find them online? I am in Canada so online is easier :) thanks a bunch!!

  • Nicole

    October 19, 2011 | Reply

    Great outfit! Love the combination of feminie dress and masculine oxfords! Perfect!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

  • dirty girl

    October 19, 2011 | Reply

    how did i miss this outfit? i love it! so cute!

    and you are a pro at mixing and matching all types of things. you’ve got mad/schmart skillz.

    ef the moron that got upset with you. cripes. GET A LIFE.

  • Sing

    October 20, 2011 | Reply

    This is so cool. I like that it looks like you grabbed some of hubby’s clothes and made it ladylike. Cute belt.

  • Marlee

    October 22, 2011 | Reply

    Love the bag! And although I am a very budget-conscious shopper, it’s fun to see things at all price points. It’s still good inspiration!

  • Matter Of Style

    October 22, 2011 | Reply

    what a cool outfit!
    It’s perfectly put together, every piece is unique and original but at the same time doesn’t steal the attention from others!
    I like that you chose to wear brogues, I’m too thinking about wearing them and I think you shown a very clever way to style them! :)

  • Consultoria RH

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

  • tui xach thoi trang

    March 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hi very good vid!.And i m just wondering if you can help me out with something.I am having trouble with finding the right size of shirt since m a tall guy-6 2.And most of the shirts i bought is too short for me since m after the slim fit shirts. Im slim and i really want to try a slim fit dress shirt. I wear normally a large size shirt, should i buy a large slim fit or a medium. I dont want a muffin top. Im new in this so your help will be greatly appreciated.

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