November 19, 2012

Change Up

 Sweater: H&M, Chambray shirt: H&M Kids, Faux leather pants: Forever 21 (similar), Velvet loafers: Zara, Accessories: Zara collar necklace, Jimmy Choo for H&M and Club Monaco wrap bracelet, (kno) name Flektor watch (c/o), BCBG, Forever 21, Banana Republic rings, bombom dainty ring (c/o), 3.1 Phillip Lim bag

As my regular readers know, I'm a creature of habit (mentioned here and recently here). But, I decided to venture out for a local blogger event at the Great Mall (Milpitas, CA) held inside the Last Call by Neiman Marcus store. (LOVE-ly shout-out to my husband who drove with me from SF and waited for me!) We were greeted with a delicious breakfast, a couple of models wearing some great designer deals from Last Call and some pit-stops to other stores to see what they had (J.Crew - where I picked/styled an outfit for a child's form stand; see below, DKNY, Coach, Joe's Jeans). 

I got to meet some new, sweet people, which was a great thing for me since I adore seeing what other bloggers are doing.


I kept my own look really simple and casual for the event as I was planning to do some shopping afterwards (of course, my motivation was spurred by the fact that I knew I would get some great discounts). I hadn't been to the Great Mall since I was a kid and it has changed so much! If you're ever in the neighborhood, it's worth a trip! There's a lot of great stores there (outlets mixed with regular shops) and you can nab some sweet deals. 


Just be warned...it's a LARGE mall so wear some comfy shoes! As soon as I was done with the event, I immediately switched from my heels into my loafers.









Thanks to Penny Barre from The Simon Company, Great Mall and Lisa Barnes from Last Call by Neiman Marcus. Bloggers attending received a cool swag bag for attending but, all thoughts, considerations, ideas and/or reviews above are my own.

43 comments:

  1. Cute and looks like so much fun!! Love how you styled this, such a fun look :)

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  2. i love your hair! and looks like you had such an amazing time <3

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  3. what a fabulous event! you look so cute Nancy and you're smart for bringing flats. woo hoo! i am adoring that black dress with nearly see through bodice! gorgeous! WOW Girl With Curves (blog) was there! I follow her blog. Tanesha Awasthi is so pretty (curly hair and leopard jacket).
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. Love love love the pop of neon!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  5. looks like SUCH a fun event and your outift is just PERFECT for it!

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  6. I LOVE your outfit. You look fantastic, love how you paired the collar necklace with the sweater. Looks like a great event!

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  7. Looks like it was a great event. Love your cute outfit. I always wear flats when shopping, so much easier to run around after those sales, haha! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. I'm loving that collar necklace. Sounds like a fabulous event!

    xo Jenny
    [archi]dress

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  9. What a great event, it's always so fun to meet up with other bloggers!! I adore this casual outfit, your layering is perfect and that bright necklace is the perfect pop
    xJennaD

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  10. I love this outfit! So adorable and cozy looking :)

    -Haylie

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  11. so much good in this post - your look, the look you styled on the mannequin and that first spotty dress, oh my, love it

    ♥ Thankfifi

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  12. Love ur blog dear! Would you like to follow each other?


    PS: Now you can READ my blog also in SPANISH!

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  13. Congrats on the event! I love the casual chic outfit :)

    xoxo, Tiffany
    http://lamstyleguide.blogspot.com/

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  14. Totally hear you on your "creature of habit" ways. I'm the same!! I'm glad you went to the event and how sweet of your husband to take and wait for you!!! You looked so cute!! Love all the jewelry!!!

    xo

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  15. I love the Crewcuts outfit you put together - so stinkin' adorable!

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  16. Aw you must of had a lot of fun that day! Love the classic pieces and the touch of neon with that gorgeous collar necklace! :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  17. I love the colored collar you wore! Added a bit of surprise to the outfit!!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  18. So many trends together.... !! Neon collars, chambray, smoking loafers and in a later picture.. military jacket too :)

    very nicely put together !

    Much love
    Heiress
    The Heiress Blog

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  19. Nice blog :) would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  20. Aw, I wish I had known about the blogger event, I would have loved to attend and meet you (I live in San Jose)! Maybe next time, but I like the outfit you wore, especially that collar necklace!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  21. How pretty you are <3 I love your bag! Great photos!

    ♥♥♥

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  22. Love your loafers! And that dot dress is amazing! Looks like a fun time!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love your flats and jewelry!! Would you like to follow each other? Im a fellow bay area blogger!

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  24. By FAR, this is one of my favorite looks of yours.
    I especially love how casual it is, but surprise! there's a gorgeous pop of color.
    I'm definitely using this look for inspiration in the future :)

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  25. Gosh, you are just too cute! That looks like a really fun event and you dressed perfectly for the occasion. I LOVE you bag, sooooo prettttyyyy.
    xx,
    Paisley
    paisleynotplaid

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  26. sounds like a great event and I'm in love with the outfit you wore!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  27. that necklace is perfect with that outfit! i love it :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  28. I've only been to the Great Mall once when I was living in San Jose and I remember it being huge! What a fun event! I love your long chambray top and the sweater over it is perfect. Glad you had a great time! <3

    toni

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  29. Your outfit is lovely and this event sounds amazing! That black statement dress is so gorgeous.

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  30. looks like such a fun event!

    xx amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  31. Beautiful!! i love your look!!! Kisses!


    http://greatstyling.blogspot.com.es/

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  32. I love the collar on that sweater, it looks so perfect with the chambray.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  33. Such a great look for some shopping – love the addition of the necklace. Looks like a great event!

    Sea and Swank

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  34. This looks like such a fun event! I'm like you, I love my routine but I also love the once-in-a-while things that get me out of the house ;)

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  35. Hi, lovely! Thanks for swinging by my blog and leaving a comment- I love meeting fellow bloggers. :)

    What a great look- really artful layering job. Especially love the pop of neon at the collar.

    Hope you're well; keep in touch!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  36. Oohhh, sounds like such a fun event! That outfit with the circle cutouts is stunning. You look perfect for the occasion!

    xo Jenny
    Crazy Style Love - Enter to win a Swarovski Bracelet!

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  37. Menswear inspired loafers are a Autumn/Winter wardrobe staple for me. Very effortless and cool looking. Lovely outfit :)

    -fifi

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  38. I really love this outfit, especially the zara collar!

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  39. Good for you for getting out there lady! Love love your leggings paired with those velvet loafers, so chic!

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  40. Looks like such a great event to be at, I also adore your handbag! xx/Madison

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  41. never thought of letting my shirt to be shown under the sewater! thnx for the tip! xx
    http://www.surfaddictfashionista.com/

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