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The Messy Project – September 2012

September 19, 2012 by Trina 42 Comments

I’ve been so excited about this post for weeks now.  I stumbled upon Kelly’s blog back in July and fell in love.  She had just started what she dubbed The Messy Project.

The Messy Project

The Deal:

1 top

5 girls

5 different looks

1 major blog post day

I sent her an email that second and said I wanted in.  And she gave me the next available spot for September, so I’ve been waiting for almost 2 months!  Too long, people, too long!  Ha!

I hope you like what I did with the sleeveless top/tunic Kelly chose for us.  My first instinct was to pair it with leggings, but that was too easy.  My second idea was to put it over a long sleeved dress.  I liked it but I needed to stretch myself further so I put it over a skirt and tank instead, then added a *MUSTARD* cardi.  It was just the pop of color I was looking for and I think really helped bring out the leopard print in the shoes.

tunic: Kelly, cardi: DIY from long sleeved tee, basic black tank and skirt, shoes: sole society, necklace: Shoplately, ring: Kohls, watch: Walmart

So, what do you think?  Did my risky choice pay off?

Make sure to stop by The Messy Project post to see the other contributors.  I’m excited to see what they did with their top!

As usual for Wednesday outfit posts, I’m linking up with these bloggy blogs also!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE, the yellow cardigan paired with it!
    Plus the heels, you knocked it out of the park.
    And, cute hair cut by the way!!!

  2. i love your outfit! it’s super cute!

  3. Looks fabulous! Love the yellow cardi with it. Visiting from Pleated Poppy…


  4. Yes! Love it! I love when people try something a little outside of the box! Love your hair too!


  5. Yours is my favorite outfit so far! I love it!

  6. Completely agree with Brie! Your outfit is my favorite! Love how you paired it up with the skirt & cardigan!

  7. Super cute! I love the mustard color, I couldnt decide between the mustard color or the color I chose for the pants. I love the idea of making it a dress look.

  8. Just discovered your blog through “The Messy Project”! Absolutely adore how you styled the tunic with the mustard cardi and leopard shoes! Great style, girl!


  9. I love the mustard yellow cardigan and the skirt you paired it with.

    Stopping by from Messy.Dirty.Hair and I love your outfit choice. By the way, your hair is super adorable!

  10. Girl, you nailed it! This looks awesome!! And you’re right, the cardigan and the shoes are perfectly paired.

  11. You rocked this! Love it with the yellow and it looks like a dress! Such a great look, love this idea. I love your hair!!!

  12. The leopard heels are so much fun! I absolutely love what you did with this outfit!!!

  13. ahhhhh! i am dying! i am obsessed! i love it with the mustard! i never ever wouldve thought of it & i just love it! your hair looks SO good btw! every detail is adorable! ahh everything is fabulous! you rocked it girl! XO

  14. LOVE IT!! and yours is def the Best!! :)

  15. Stopping by from Messy.Dirty.Hair.

    Mustard is my new favorite color for the fall so I LOVE that you added that with the tunic/dress. I think it’s just perfect.

    Also, really love your hair!

    I’m your newest follower. xo

  16. I love the yellow and leopard!!!!

  17. Very cute! I love the mustard and leopard combo!

  18. Girlfriend…it’s PERFECT. I love the mustard/leopard with it, and you pull it off flawlessly! One of my top picks ;)

  19. So, so cute and different! I love that you added a skirt beneath the tunic for an extra ruffle and love the addition of the mustard yellow cardi. Super cute!

  20. love the way you styled this!!

  21. You look gorgeous in that outfit! I love it with the skirt underneath! It even looks like part of the dress. I am over from Kelly’s blog having a look at the post and I have to say I am enjoying having a look around your blog. And I had serious tears in my eyes looking back on your post you wrote about your Dad. Sending love to you.

  22. you look great! your outfit is so fun and creative! love it!