I Feel Pretty | Simplified

October was quite possibly the busiest month of my life.  There really is such a thing as having too much good going on.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly blessed during this season of my life.  But wow, do I ever need to find some balance before the holidays hit!

Simplification has been the name of the game lately.  The only way to do a lot WELL is to keep it simple sweetie.  Especially when it comes to getting dressed.

This outfit is the perfect example.  Start with two neutrals – black and beige – and repeat.

Simple, right?

My new polka dot infinity scarf from Leslia NYC was the inspiration for this outfit.  I picked it out first, then repeated the colors to build around it.

Black and Beige Outfit Half

Black and Beige Outfit Close

Black and Beige Purse

Black and Beige Outfit Full 2[Ruffle Wrap:  c/o Wallis/Jeans:  Mossimo/Top: Similar/Scarf:  c/o Leslia NYC/Purse:  c/o Wallis/Bracelet:  c/o Your Bijoux Box/Watch:  Michael Kors/Earrings:  c/o C. Wonder/Boots:  Similar/Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban c/o SmartBuyGlasses]

It’s Your Turn:  What are your best tips and tricks for simple dressing?  Tell me in the comments!

LESLIA NYC

Black and Beige ScarfToday’s star of the show outfit piece is my new black and cream polka dot infinity scarf courtesy of Leslia NYC.  I love the generous size and microfiber feel of this outfit maker.

Founder and head designer Leslia Rodriguez is an NYC mom that grew up in Puerto Rico.  She spent many years working in the fashion industry before branching out and starting a line of her own.  While vacationing in St. Barth’s in 2011, Leslia was inspired to create a multifunctional collection of scarves, kaftans, headscarves and more that can be worn year-round.  She will soon be debuting her new line of plus-sized kaftans.

Check out Leslia’s collection at LesliaNYC.com.  Her beautiful multifunctional pieces make getting dressed even easier.

I FEEL PRETTY

I’m so excited to introduce you to this week’s I Feel Pretty co-host Rachelle!  She’s the hip and fashionable 20-something behind the blog Pink Sole.  Rachelle shows us her Southern Florida/Miami style by mixing high and low to create work appropriate and weekend looks, while maintaining her love for bold prints, colors and fun silhouettes.   Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Follow Pink Sole on Bloglovin’ HERE.

Interested in co-hosting the I Feel Pretty Link up?  E-mail me HERE for more information!

Rachelle Pink Sole[Rachelle of Pink Sole]

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2.  Follow my co-host Rachelle (Bloglovin’)

3. Link up your pretty post.

4. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

5. Visit other pretty peeps.

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Getting my pretty on with What I Wore to Work, Tres ChicThe Pleated Poppy, Shanna, Totally Posted Tuesday and Style Sessions.

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55 Comments

  1. Susan Jeffries

    I am still learning the art of simplistic dressing. I love pairing black with tan and I am enjoying mixing sweaters with plaid tops this fall. I have been searching for a good pair of denim lately. Do you recommend the Mossimo ones you are wearing. They look great! And I love the scarf and bag! Wallis has so many fabulous, classic items! Blessings! I linked up today with some fun patterned leggings! Susan

    Reply
    • Alison

      Hi Susan – I’ve had these Mossimo jeans for three years and they’re still my favorite pair of black jeans. They’re fading a bit now due to their age but holding up well otherwise! I would definitely recommend them. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Shay Shull

    I love, love, love your scarf!! I especially love it with your stripes!!

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  3. MorganizewithMe!

    Neutrals are my go to every.single.time. Then I throw on a color with some sort of accessory. I love that Ruffle Wrap so much!

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  4. Sarah @ Tucker Up

    We are soul-blog-mates…my title today is Plain and Simple. Must be all this rainy weather we are getting that is making us simplify our lives! Have a great Wednesday!

    Reply
  5. Marci

    I love the mix of stripes and polka dots and that cape is fantastic!!!!

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  6. susan

    So simple and pretty! When I need to get dressed in a hurry…it’s all about black. Add a few fun accessories and voila. xo

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  7. Vicki @ WITC

    My simple way of dressing is jeans, cute top, blazer. Done! And I look put together 🙂

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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  8. Shybiker

    Girl, I hear you. My life, too, is crowded and exhausting. Cute outfit.

    Reply
  9. kendra kay

    always a fan of starting with a great scarf or statement necklace and keeping the rest simple and i do love me some polka dots! you look chic and polished alison, just gorgeous as always.

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  10. Style Journey

    This is a wonderful combo! Lately I have been craving neutrals and then throw in some pattern mixing for interest. Neutrals are always classy!

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  11. Lauren

    I love the combination of prints and neutrals going on in this outfit! You look effortless!

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  12. Glenda

    You look wonderfully put together. I love this look on you 🙂

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  13. Suzanne

    I love the colour combo. It is true that sometimes simple is best but it is also true that often it is hard to convince my brain of that : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  14. Nicki

    My go to for keeping it simple is leggings, an oversize sweater, a great scarf, and boots. simple and chic!

    Reply
  15. Rachel

    Love the pattern mixing here- it’s subtle but still fashionable!

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  16. Niki

    Sometimes simple outfits are the best ones! I love this, the touch of polka dots against the stripes is perfect!

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  17. Ginny

    Love this outfit, I’m with you on busy. It’s good and bad at the same time.

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  18. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges

    I love this colour combo on you Alison! I would love a polka dot scarf! Thank you for your lovely comments my 40th blog post! You’re such a Darl! <3 Ax

    Reply
  19. Tiffany Elam

    You are a layering queen! Head over to my blog to read my latest post.

    xo,
    Tiffany
    shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  20. Linda @ twin-mom.com

    Perfect outfit for so many things! I’m usually rushing and the last one in the family to get dressed so I do a lot of neutral clothes and boots. Patterned scarves in small prints are an easy way for me to “do something” with my look. I like this cardigan, too.

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  21. Sheaffer

    Alison! THAT WRAP IS FABULOUS!!!!

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  22. Annette

    Gorgeous look, Alison, I am a fan of black and beige, it always has this classy touch.
    I would call it “effortless chic” and love your look – already pinned it onto my “Favourite Blogger Looks” 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  23. Silvergirl

    Love the stripes and dots styled together
    Brett

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  24. Jenna

    October was super busy for me, too! And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any this month! I absolutely love your neutrals and the polka dot scarf!! Perfection for simplifying things! 🙂

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  25. Lyddiegal

    print mixing, ruffles, layers – this look definitely does not look simple!

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  26. Sharon

    I love those boots!

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  27. Iris

    I love that scarf and and wrap! You look sooo cozy and adorable!!!

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  28. Saxon

    I often start dressing with “I want to wear………today, what will go with it?” A scarf is a perfect piece to start with because it sets your color pallet and makes decisions easier. LOVE your neutral look today! So chic. 🙂

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  29. Ashley

    Love the neutral color palette + the print mix. So interesting, but still simple and chic. 🙂

    Cheers to simplifying things!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  30. Mo

    Loving the polka dots with the stripes! Neutral colors in great prints. 🙂

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  31. Tarnished Royalty

    When I want a quick, polished look I pair a crisp collar blouse with a cardigan or jacket. Then I add slacks, jeans, or pencil skirt as the occasion calls for. Love your scarf! ~Ann

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  32. Because Shanna Said So

    Sometimes keeping it neutral and simple ends up being some of the best looks….just like this one. I love every inch! And I hope November slows down for you and that you get some R&R! 🙂 I know how you feel!

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  33. Sofia

    Love how you styled and mixed the patterns. Your purse is amazing. What a great purchase.

    Happy Friday! 🙂

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  34. Ann

    Hi, Alison! This is my first time visiting here and linking up. I LOVE polka dots and stripes together! That infinity scarf is adorable! This outfit is one I would definitely wear….love everything about it! Thanks for hosting your link-up party. I’m a new follower!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

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  35. Kate

    I love Rachelle! Her style is great.

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  36. Michael

    I’m the worst at simplifying. It usually comes off as looking lazy, i.e. jeans and a t-shirt. We don’t go out a lot and I don’t like getting “dressed” to run errands so I need to find a simple, easy look that doesn’t make me feel overdressed. It’s ridiculous, I know.

    Reply

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