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Collar Tips

 Top: Zara | Skirt: Francesca’s (old) | Shoes: Target (old) | Bracelet: INPink Jewelry

You didn’t actually think I’d go the whole summer without trying the metal collar tip trend, did ya?  While I have to say it’s an edgy way to liven up a plain blouse, it’s not all that practical for mamas with small babies.  Especially babies that love to rub their face into you when they are tired.  My little baby bear has recently switched from 3 naps to 2 naps and sometimes doesn’t sleep more than 30 minutes for his naps, which makes for quite the fussy evening.  Or it could be that Austin’s almost on his way to crawling and they say babies are fussier around milestones as well.  Either way, I’ll be there for my little guy to get through these tough times.  Yea, that’s right, I totally have 2 different wardrobes now… one set for when I know I won’t be carrying my little guy (like at work or for going out with friends) and one set for when I might possibly get baby drool, food, tears on it.  Oh and for those DIYers out there, you can make your own collar tips to add to any blouse if you like!

On a separate note, can I just tell you how excited I am for Fashion’s Night Out and Kansas City Fashion Week this weekend?  My wallet might really taking a beating as I shop the deals and get inspired to try new trends.  :)  Are you attending any of these events in your city?

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P.S. Are you Marcy of Isshou No Yakusoku?  Congrats!  You just won the Jose Eber Curling Iron Giveaway!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address!

29 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Stephanie
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    Cute outfit! The metal collar tips are so fun, and I love those sandals!

  2. Josephine Choo
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Hi Sandy,

    Nice and cute skirt!! Putting metal tips to collar make the whole blouse looked fun too.

    Great day!

  3. Lindsey
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 1:30 am

    Cute outfit! I’m so jealous you’re going to Fashion’s Night Out. Technically I could go to Fashion’s Night Out Vancouver but it’s just such a hassle to get into the downtown area…maybe next year! :)


  4. Will @ Bright.Bazaar
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    The collar tips are such a subtle way to add a bit of bling to an outfit – LOVE!

  5. Marcy
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    love the outfit, love the wedges, love it love it love it! :)

  6. Kristen
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Cute skirt! Love it!

  7. Beth @ dot in the city
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    love the colors in this outfit, Sandy!

  8. joyshana
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    You look gorgeous,love the skirt

  9. Annie
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    LOVE that blouse – such a gorgeous color on you!

    The Other Side of Gray

  10. Sharon
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    That blouse is so cute! If I didn’t have to work on Friday I would’ve gone to NY’s FNO. :(

    The Tiny Heart
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  11. Always Maylee
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    You look so pretty, I love the metal collar tip. Love the color of your blouse!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. Shea
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    I’m getting excited for FNO and KCFW too, yay! I’m just now getting caught up on your cute outfits this week. I love this collar detail, and I love the outfit you styled with those lacy shorts. Hottie!! :)

  13. Jenee C.
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    Congrats on your little man learning to crawl. I know my older child became quite the terrible sleeper when she reached that milestone. She would wake up crying almost every hour or two all night for 2 whole months! You know I’ve still yet to try the gold tip blouse trend. I love the red, it’s so pretty on you.

    xx Jenee C.

  14. Ms. Megan
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I love the collar tips!! You look so beautiful Sandy!!

  15. Krysten
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I like the look on YOU but I’m not sure I’d like it on ME.

  16. Stesha
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    i love the collar on this shirt!

    Classic & Bubbly

  17. sherri
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    I love your top and the metal accents on the collar!


  18. Marisa
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I hear you on that – my son (though he is two) would be reaching for it nonstop :) The collar is lovely though and so is the pattern on your skirt! xo Marisa

  19. julee
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    I am IN LOVE with that skirt!

  20. Jennifer
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Loving the collar details :)

    xo Jennifer


  21. Just Another Shopaholic
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Beautiful outfit!! Love the collar.

  22. Evani
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    I LOVE the collar tips! So subtle but adds a little bit of edgy-ness! Great look sandy

  23. Mimi
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    i still have to try this trend! :) i think it’s cute that you have a separate wardrobe for when austin is not with you and for when he is — that’s so smart! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  24. Michelle
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    I am definitely excited for FNO! It’ll be my first time attending one. :) I love your outfit, Sandy!

  25. lisa
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    lovely photos! I adore your skirt, and the metal collar shirt!


  26. Trinnah
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    What a cute top! I love the collar tip. I wish I could find a piece like that here. It’s great because it’s not too obvious. Anyway, love the look!

  27. katherine
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    oh i LOVE that top! the metal tips are amazing – and that skirt is a perfect match for it.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  28. Arra
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I love the collar tips! I wish I could have one!


  29. Amanda {at} Royal Daughter Designs
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    I love this skirt! And the black lace one from Hearts on My Sleeve post too – both of them are gorgeous!

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