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I think this is one of those outfits that looks better in person. Got many compliments from coworkers and even strangers on the ensemble. It's funny, I often think the opposite of outfits I see on some fashion bloggers – it translates so well in pictures – the layers, the color choices, the textures. However I wonder what people think when they see that same outfit on a woman walking across the street or standing in line at Starbucks. Do all those layers make that same stylish blogger look like a bag lady in person? What about the belting of that bulky jacket, or the scarf tucked into that belt? Does it really work?
It's a fine balance – so much popular blogger fashion looks great on the body types of the women who sport it. That which looks great on your favorite petite blogger may not look as awesome on your 5'7″ pear frame; your hourglass style heroine may be able to rock that which your athletic frame may not. And fabrics often make the difference – replacing silk with cotton, tweed with polyester can often change the entire silhouette and effect. With fashion blogs, take inspiration but don't take it literally. Keep in mind life happens in real-time – when you dress for your lifestyle, you will be comfortable in any situation, not just the few minutes with the self-timer.
Anyway, I dig this outfit… in person. In photos, well let's just say this is the only photo of five that passed muster!