Ageless Style Link Up – February Edition

Welcome to the Ageless Style Link Up! The first Tuesday of every month this fabulous group of over 40 bloggers shares a theme along with our own interpretation.  Read along and link up with us! 

This month we’re sharing how our own style has been influenced by literary or television characters.  Such a fun idea, right?  We can thank our creative Daenel for this theme.  Our co-host is the always fabulous and inspiring Patti from Not Dead Yet Style. She posted here about 3 fictional characters with closets she’d like to raid. Perfect, huh? Especially since Danael had already shared her idea for this month’s theme with us! #matchmadeinheaven

Honestly the show I credit with completely changing how I dress is the now cancelled TLC’s What Not to Wear with Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.  I learned so much from them about pattern mixing, wearing colors that go – not match, adding a completer piece like a jacket, and of course the importance of great foundations like a proper fitting bra.  Prior to their show I shopped at Loft and wore whatever outfits they had and I looked like everyone else! WNTW helped me develop more of my own style. I was heartbroken when the show left the air but I hear their voices in my head often!

Another television show that has inspired me is Sex and the City.  Admittedly I haven’t watched every episode and I’m not as inspired by their story lines and I am their sense of fashion.  I love how each lady is unique and I’d raid any one of their closets! Interestingly enough the two that most captivate me are Charlotte and Samantha- polar opposites.  Charlotte with her sweet, demure, classic, conservative style and Samantha with her sexy, racy, more colorful spirit – so yeah, a blend of those two would most likely be me!

All that being said, however, my look today is more Carrie Bradshaw inspired with my tulle skirt! I’ve wanted to wear one for a sweet forever – probably since her infamous look on the show.  Inspired by some of my very favorite bloggers, including Debbie, I took the plunge. See how she wore her tulle skirt here. Without further adieu my tulle skirt is ready to debut!

With all the volume of the skirt I needed to go a little more fitted on top. I think that’s the best way for me to wear this skirt – a little balance!
When it came to shoes I was a little stumped! Luckily my favorite heels came to the rescue. Although this little experiment made me realize I need a pair of nude colored heels.
I added my black faux leather jacket because afterall it is Winter!

I am pleased with the way this worked out. It’s definitely a little different than what I’d normally wear but that’s what makes it fun! I am already thinking of other ways to wear the skirt and I’ll be sure to share my hits and misses with you! Interested in getting a tulle skirt? Take a look!

For those of you who have not yet met Patti – here she is!

Be sure to follow Patti on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Now let’s get to the link up!

 

 

 

 

Daenel ~ Living outside the stacks blog, instagram, pinterest, twitter

Debbie ~ Fashion Fairy Dust bloglovin, blog, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter

Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots blog, instagram, facebook, twitter, bloglovin

Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style blog, facebook, instagram, pinterest, bloglovin, twitter

Kellyann ~ This Blonde’s Shopping Bag blog, instagram, bloglovin, twitter

Lisa ~ Classic Style by Lisa blog, facebook, instagram,

Paula ~ Dimples on my What blog, facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter

Shelly ~ The Queen in Between blog, instagram, bloglovin, pinterest, facebook

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Kellyann

41 Comments

  1. Jaymie Ashcraft
    February 6, 2018 / 7:37 am

    I love this!!!!!! I loved What not to wear!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Such a great show, wish it would come back!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks Lisa!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      No doubt when it’s your turn it will be something fabulous! You are so creative!! I thank you for sharing this skirt, I still have some work to do styling it other ways. If I had a pair of kick ass ankle boots like you have I would absolutely wear them. My silly little booties just didn’t do it here! I’ll have fun with it this Spring for sure.
      Thanks so much for your sweet comment!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. February 6, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I love this Carrie Bradshaw inspired look! I used to watch What Not to Wear all of the time. It was one of my favorite shows too because it was just so dang funny! I thought I heard that they were trying to revise the show. That would be so fun!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod
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    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Ohhhh I would love it if that show came back in some way! I always felt bad when the original hair guy Nick did the hair – I didn’t always like it, lol. But hey, I’d love a $5,000.00 shopping spree!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Andrea
    February 6, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Tulle Terrific..waaaay better than Carrie!! I LOVE IT, the pink and flow is so feminine and flirty. You are so darling in this sweet Kellyann!

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      You are too sweet my friend! Thanks so much!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks Laura! I have admired these skirts on others for so long. I’m hoping to have some fun with this one!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. February 6, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I LOVE your outfit!! You can never go wrong with a tule skirt as fas as I’m concerned. I would have worn a pair of Converse or a pair of black boots though lol!
    I absolutely adored What Not To Wear with Clinton and Stacey – I was gutted when it stopped too. But I often hear their advice when I’m trying on clothes. I was actually just thinking about them the other day, wondering what they’re up to these days. Wouldn’t it be fun if they came back to the show?!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com
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    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you Suzy!! I tried my converse with it but I don’t think it worked on me – I’m not giving up though!
      I’m so happy to have found another WNTW fan – I miss that show! Gosh I wanted to be on it soooooo badly, lol. Imagine having $5,000.00 for a new wardrobe??? Holy cow!
      xo,
      Kellyann

        • Kellyann
          February 7, 2018 / 8:29 am

          Oh yes we can!!! Maybe we should do the show ourselves! hahahaha!! We’ll keep dreamin’ together Suzy!
          xo,
          Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you Amy!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. February 6, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Cutie-pa-toot-ie! I love your tulle skirt. I could totally see it with one of your cute graphic tees tied in a knot at the waist…but the shoes are a stumper. Story of my life. I need a pair of nude heels too. I’m thinking Sam Edelman’s would be perfect. Can you believe I’ve never watched Sex in the City? Nope, not a single episode. Maybe I should be binge watching it on Netflix? That might be a good for me and KT to start when she comes home for spring break. (basically against her will…LOL) Have a great day beautiful tulle ballerina! XO
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    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      I’m not surprised you haven’t seen it – I really have only caught a bit here and there. Not sure you’ll want to binge watch with KT – some of it’s pretty graphic! Eeks. The problem with my graphic tees is that none of them are loose enough to tie up – I tried with one but I looked like an oversized ballerina trying to fit into a first grade class. Ugh, not good. I’mnot giving up, I think my chambray shirt will work next.
      Thanks sweet friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. February 6, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try a tulle skirt with a blue jean jacket….not sure I can pull it off. I actually looked through some Samantha looks when I was trying to plan for this linkup….blah….I’m so not creative. lol AND I just remembered I didn’t include Patti in my post..yikes!

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Yes, I need to play with this skirt a little more. Since my tummy is big it kind of poufs out there even more so I’m afraid I can’t pull off all the looks I was hoping too! Girl, you and I are soul sistas – I am not creative at all when it comes to this stuff. When I see what everyone else did I’m like, ugh, I shoulda done more but you know what? It’s ENOUGH!!! Amen!!!
      Love ya girl!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Thanks so much Paula – my tulle skirt arrived just in time!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. February 6, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    I loved Sex and the City, I almost want to watch it all over again… but, there is a lot of episodes. That skirt def. looks best with a fitted top I think and you found the perfect one to go with it. I really like the jacket with it, too… it just completes the look! I also need a pair of nude heels, I am not sure why I don’t have a pair already?! Such a cute theme y’all came up with!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      You know, I have a closet full of shoes yet no starppy, nude heels! What the heck??? Looks like I know what we both need!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. February 6, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    You are precious. Love your pretty pink tulle skirt! It looks so good with the white top and black moto jacket. I think black booties would look great with this, and the jacket would pull them together. But, yes, seriously you need some nude heels. They go with Everything. So glad to have you with us, girl! 🙂
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    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks Jennie, you are so sweet! I ordered a pair of black open toe booties and they just arrived today. I’ll have to see how they look with the skirt. I was hoping my Converse would work but I just couldn’t pull it together. I’m still working it out. What a fun theme and a wonderful group – I have really been enjoying getting to know Daenel!
      I really appreciate you thinking of me!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. February 6, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I love the contrast of the pink tulle skirt and the black faux leather jacket! We had a different version of WNTW in the UK, but that finished years ago. I haven’t seen the US version – I’ll have to look for it on YouTube. Sadly there are no TV programmes about fashion anymore which I think is a real shame.

    Emma xxx
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    • Kellyann
      February 6, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Oh I remember the UK version – Trinny and Susannah were my very favorites! I used to watch every episode, I loved how they would go into the person’s house and get a feel for their life! I actually have one of their books, I was obsessed!!! Our version was a knock off of that. I miss all those fun shows, I was addicted to them all and now they’ve all gone off. Oh well, thank goodness we have blogs to read now!
      Thanks so much!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. February 7, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Oh you know I love a fun tulle skirt and you styled it so beautifully!! The heels and the leather jacket – fabulous. Kellyann you are just the sweetest! I need to check out pics of the characters in sex in the city! Like which character was Sarah Jessica Parker? And I’m so happy to see your pretty face amongst these fab bloggers!
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    • Kellyann
      February 7, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks Chrissy! I think SJP was Carrie. Honestly I wasn’t a regular viewer of the show, it can be a little out there, ya know? It’s been fun to join this eclectic group of ladies, everyone is so unique yet so sweet, it’s been yet another blessing from blogging!
      You are just the sweetest!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 7, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks Chrissy! I think SJP was Carrie. Honestly I wasn’t a regular viewer of the show, it can be a little out there, ya know? It’s been fun to join this eclectic group of ladies, everyone is so unique yet so sweet, it’s been yet another blessing from blogging!
      You are just the sweetest!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. February 8, 2018 / 4:52 am

    Love Andrea’s Tulle Terrific, but then, that is what you are, you wowzerliciouus babe! The look comes alive with biker jacket – I imagine you walking home from the prom with Bri (in his James Dean phase) who gently drapes his biker jacket over your shoulders. Ahhh …
    Loved SITC, a doctor friend recommended it to me, he said he watched it for “research purposes” 😉 And all I remember from our WNTW was “wear an elasticated belt with it” and “hoik up your bra’.
    Hugs, prom queen hottie, x.
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    • Kellyann
      February 8, 2018 / 8:56 am

      Hahahahahaha, I’m laughing at the thought of my sweet hubby having a James Dean phase! He’s more of a Doogie Howser – nerdy, brainiac kinda guy – never the cool one – ha!!! So funny your doctor friend recommended SITC! Did you find it helpful??? Oh WNTW, how I miss thee!!!
      Hugs my lovely friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. February 8, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Love, love, love, love, love! Did I saw love? Looks fantastic, especially when you add the leather jacket! So super cute. Rock it lady 🙂

    • Kellyann
      February 8, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Lol, thanks Sarah – I love it!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  13. February 8, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Kellyann, you look amazing! I don’t know many women of our generation who have not been inspired by the stylings of Carrie Bradshaw. I have a multitude of tulle skirts in my closet because of her! I am loving the pink and white, then you really wowed me with the black leather jacket. Spot on, my friend!

    Shelbee
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    • Kellyann
      February 9, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Thanks Shelbee! I have debated getting a tulle skirt for years, I thought I’d look too costumey and that I was too old. Glad I got this, I’m hoping to have some fun styling it! Thank goodness for that Target jacket – it really pulled it together.
      Have a great weekend my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  14. February 11, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Kellyann,
    I love the desciptors you used for the 2 ladies from Sex and the City. I can certainly see that too! I love the fun , flirty skirt on you and how pretty it looks with your sandals. I love the edge you give it with the moto jacket. I am with you on What Not to Wear! I used to watch every episonde love that show!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
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    • Kellyann
      February 11, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks Jess! I wish some of the makeover shows would return to TV – I always found them to be so positive and uplifting. Hope you had a great weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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