Monday, August 4, 2014

Rediscovery + (2) $500 Amazon giftcard giveaway

Red-tibi-skirt

Express-White-lace-top

Arm-candy


Alexander-Wang-Malgosia

Bauble-Bar-Ariel-earrings

Old-Navy-Bucket-Bag

Top: Express (on sale!)
Cami: Zara
Skirt: Tibi, similar
Purse: Old Navy
Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelets: BaubleBar (here, similar), C.Wonder, sold out

I hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was uneventful, which was perfect!  I slept 13 hours one night and I feel like a whole new woman.  Before I started blogging, I had written Express off as a store that didn't have anything for me.  Gina from On the Daily Express, has slowly been converting me and when she featured this top, I knew I had to have it.  It dresses up (as seen here) or down with jean shorts so easily.  This top has changed my mind about Express and I'm interested to see what else I will find there.  

Have you guys ever rediscovered a store that you had written off?

Also, I'm really excited to have another great giveaway for you!


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Linking up with Fizz and Frosting, DC In Style, Pink Sole, The Style Record, Lip gloss and Crayons, On the Daily Express, More Pieces of Me

Linking up with Walking in Memphis in High Heels, The Fashion Canvas, Style Elixir, Life's a Party Dress Like It, Glossy Blonde, Why I Do deClarie

Have a great day!



114 comments:

  1. Hmm. Maybe I need to go check out Express again too! Have a great week!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. I was surprised they have such cute items. Have a great week guys!

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  2. that skirt is GORGEOUS! You'll get so much use out of that come fall!

    The Style Scribe

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    1. Thanks! I found it from the sample sale link you posted!

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  3. Stealing your skirt, bag and shoes. You look gorgeous.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. This is such a sweet outfit. Your skirt is beautiful and I can totally see that top dressed down with some distressed shorts. You look so pretty! ;-)

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  5. I am swooning over your shoes! To die for!

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    1. Thanks Johanna! They are one of my favorite pairs!

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  6. I am completely crushing on your skirt! It's fantastic! Love love love it!

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  7. I love your white lace top! I am not a huge fan of express, but I admit they do win me over from time to time!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Thanks Lydia! I was surprised to find something so cute there!

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  8. Express can sometimes have absolute gems!

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    1. I know, I was kind of surprised! Thanks Alissa!

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  9. Nicole, this is a stunning look! As soon as i saw your top, I had to look it up. I love the sheerness and the lace detailing. THis burgundy skirt is so rich looking, will also be great in the fall. You look fab!!
    from the link up
    please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  10. I thought the same of Express but this top is beautiful. Love this entire look, your skirt and shoes are amazing!

    prosecco in the park

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  11. what a beautiful look, that lace is perfect!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  12. I totally blame Gina and Carylee for making me shop at Express again too! This outfit is amazing on you. Love the full skirt with those fab heels. I am jealous of your 13 hours. I can't seem to sleep in any more!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! They are total enablers! I think the lack of sleep caught up with me and that is the only reason I was able to sleep so much...

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  13. I absolutely love that top!! and that skirt is stunning - I'll take both please!! :) And Amazon is literally my favorite place to shop, EVER!! yay for giveaways!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  14. love your bag so much!

    http://www.mesmemosphotoblog.com/

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  15. I'd also written off Express b/c their size selection is limited, especially for big busted girls. Then, I found a fun sequin skirt that made me rethink my decision. It'll never be my all-time favorite store, but it's worth a razoo through when I'm at the mall.

    Such an awesome giveaway, Nicole! Thanks for hosting. :)

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    1. Thanks Megan! I agree that it won't be my favorite but as you said, definitely worth a look!

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  16. You always look so lovely!! This is such a pretty outfit on you & so well styled, your heels are so different and cool too!
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesamdsweets.com

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  17. Reading sweet blog comments always cheers me up on a bad day! Also, loving the pretty lace top with the amazing skirt! Hope you're having a great day!
    xo Hannah

    p.s. I am hosting a giveaway for a gift card to my vintage shop, a custom flower crown, and a handmade fringe necklace over on my blog if you want to stop by and check it out! :)
    http://thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com/2014/08/super-summer-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Hannah! I will check it out!

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  18. Such a sweet look! I have the same top but haven't styled it yet because I have not found it's perfect match! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Thanks Marianne! I can't wait to see how you style it!

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  19. That skirt is divine!!! Love it with the lace! Gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  20. I am so loving this skirt on you! The color is so perfect and those heels are simply divine!

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  21. You look seriously stunning--I need that lace shirt bad! And my little pugs always cheer me up on a bad day and I swear they are extra cuddly because they can sense it :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  22. Ha! Same thing here. Gina convinced me to try Express again and I also have this top (I think you commented on my post that you had it on that day!). I want to try mine with a fuller skirt next like your gorgeous look. That wine color looks so pretty against the white.

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    1. Thanks Tracy! Gina is such a good enabler! She always finds great things at Express!

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  23. I try and put bouquets of flowers in the house. I went out and bought a yellow bouquet of daisies today to brighten up my kitchen on this monday morning :)

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  24. YESSSSSS. Thanks for making my day today Nicole. :) I'm so excited that you gave Express another chance. Like you said, it might be a slippery slope but it is a GOOD ONE and you won't regret it! You made a great choice for your comeback item and helloooo...that skirt is gorgeous! Love the pairing and I need some lace up heels IMMEDIATELY.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! You sold me on this top! You always find such great things at Express!

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  25. Love love that skirt! It has been a million years since I have been in Express, but maybe I need to revisit it!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thanks! This is the first thing I've purchased from there in years!

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  26. OMG that skirt and those shoes are both spectacular. I love your re-discovery. I love Express and own a ton of their stuff. Not only do you look super lovely but I think this is one of your best outfits I've seen so far, and you have had many fantastic ones!

    Happy Monday!! <3 Ada.

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    1. Thanks Ada!! I'm so happy I rediscovered them!

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  27. Your beautiful skirt is such a gorgeous colour. I love the lace top, very feminine. As usual you look stunning.

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  28. I still can't get over those Alexander Wang heels. They are the best classic nude heel I've seen in a while. In my opinion, they have the ability to complete any outfit!!!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I love these shoes so much!

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  29. Express actually has a lot of awesome stuff....I just find it a bit expensive. But that lace top is indeed a great buy as it's so versatile & can transition you from Summer to Fall. Lovely how u paired it with that skirt....so glam!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I usually hate to pay full price for anything but this one I splurged on a bit.

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  30. I totally feel that way about Express, I think I'm done with it and then I see something I can't live without! This top is super adorable.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  31. You look beautiful in that sweet lace top and satin-y skirt! My husband had written off Old Navy, but it's now his go-to store for button-up shirts. :)

    What cheers me up on a bad day? Getting dressed in a cute outfit! Seriously, getting out of the pajamas and getting dressed is a real mood-lifter for me.

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

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    1. Thanks Jen! Old Navy has been killing it recently also! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  32. Hi Nicole
    LOVE your outfit and totally in LOVE with your shoes!
    Love you to come and visit my blog.
    http://lovelaurenxx.com
    Love Lauren xx

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  33. Very cute, I also love your TGIF outfit :).

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  34. I love this outfit, and that skirt is awesome, it has the volume of the super trendy midi skirt, and the perfect length for a short girl like me, it looks awesome with that top

    Natalia

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    1. Thanks Natalia! I'm short also so I prefer this length to the midi length.

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  35. You look beautiful! I absolutely love your skirt!

    Raven.

    simplesassysultry.blogspot.com

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  36. Nicole, you look stunning. I love the white top very much!

    http://golovelife.blogspot.com

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  37. Incredible sandals, doll! You look gorgeous!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  38. Such a beautiful skirt and the top is so pretty and delicate. I can't get enough of your heels either. A good sleep is always the best beauty treatment!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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  39. Love the skirt and the color. I have to find that skirt lol. Very nice outfit.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  40. I can't remember the last time I slept 13 hours straight! I bet you felt like a million bucks when you woke up! Your heels are amazing!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  41. Love this skirt and the blouse! So beautiful, the detailing is perfect.


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  42. Such a pretty outfit! Love the top! You look great!

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  43. super cute! I too thought Express was not for me but will now reconsider!

    xo,
    Christina, Esq.

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  44. Love this look on you, Nicole! The skirt is just gorgeous and that top is perfection. I'm with you, I had written of Express, but Gina, along with you now, has me totally convinced I need to look again. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jennie

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  45. You look amazing and so beautiful!! Love this look. So romantic.

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  46. I love this look on you! The skirt is so flatter and such a pretty color.
    www.kissthechic.com

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  47. Love this look :) the skirt is so fabulous! love the color and shape! and this looks like a great giveaway too! good luck to all your readers! I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  48. Love this outfit!! You look stunning :)
    xx Cara
    www.mylifeandmywardrobe.com

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  49. Absolutely LOVE this skirt!! Such a beautiful color!

    xoxo
    Brittany
    http://lovestyletransform.com

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  50. I love your skirt so much! And what cheers me up is online shopping of course ;)
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  51. I love the color of your skirt! And those Alexander Wang heels are perfect!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  52. that skirt is amazing! the fabric looks so luxurious! great look!

    kelseybang.com

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  53. great outfit! love those earrings <3

    Nydia
    www.agirlnamednydia.com

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  54. Love love love the skirt and those shoes! You look great!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  55. Oh man! I could use this money for textbooks!! Also, I love that skirt!

    aubreenoelle.blogspot.com

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  56. very cute outfit!

    http://staybeautifulforyou.blogspot.com/

    Zhuo

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  57. Gorgeous look!! I adore those shoes!!

    So jealous of your 13 hours of sleep! lol

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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  58. Having extra hours to rest and more time to spend with my hubby makes my day better.

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  59. You are sooo gorgeous!! I love that skirt! And the shoes!!!

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  60. Obsessed with this outfit. You always look beautiful!

    xo,
    Amy
    STYLEchocolatechip.com

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  61. Having one of my daughters say something kind to me always cheers me up no matter how bad my day has been.

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  62. oh my gosh, you are the queen of high low!! I have been dying for these sandals!! you are so ready for fall in this look, I love it!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.northernlights-southernbelles.com

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  63. What a gorgeous skirt and I'm LOVING that top! I have the long sleeved version but I think this one is even better!
    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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  64. Seeing my daughters always makes me smile.

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  65. I love just going home after a bad day at work and getting into bed with my puppies, it makes everything better!

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  66. Getting a hug from a friend or family member just because always cheers me up on a bad day.

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  67. Watching little children playing always makes my heart smile.

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  68. Taking a nap usually cheers me up.

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  69. My dogs always cheer me up. And a rich chocolate brownie :)

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  70. I can't remember the last time I shopped at Express...great top! Something that cheers me up - my son!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  71. Love love love this skirt and top combo!!

    xo,
    Christina, Esq.

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  72. the sound of birds chirping!!!!!!

    Danielle C

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  73. Hi thanks for the awesome giveaway! One of the things that cheers me up on a bad day is when I have people around me that encourages me with their words and show me their support. Kisses. Priscila

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