it looked different in my head

Tuesday, January 24

Shoes: Target, Dress: Thrifted, Denim: AE, Blazer: Thrifted, Belt: JCrew
OK. It's time for this sista to get a full length mirror. Because this is horrible.

Also, when you ask your husband if an outfit works, and he says um. gooooooooood .... with kind of a vocal question mark at the end ... it doesn't look good.

165 comments:

The Princess Little Box said...

You look great in yellow! Love the dress =)

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Trendydolap said...

you look fab. as always

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Hayley Laura said...

I think you would look great in a paper bag, you always pull off anything :P xox

marissa (stylebook) said...

i recently told my guy, "if you love me you'll tell me when this is just too much. [motioning to my ensemble] BEFORE we leave the house."

but i think you're pulling this off, girl!

Rose said...

Yeah, that'll happen...you still look darling, but if it's not what you envisioned sometimes it's hard to get the outfit mojo back!

Mon. said...

the only thing that don't fit here is shoes. :}

Megan said...

I think your outfit looks amazing (as always!). I think you're amazing too Sydney! I only discovered your blog about a week ago but already I'm in love with it and you seem like such a nice, wholesome and genuine person. I love reading about you and your beautiful family :)

Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

brandonandlindslitzner said...

hmmm...i'm with you. i totally have those days too. maybe it's the shoes that are throwing me off?

you still look super cute though, and if you didn't say you thought it didn't work, i'm sure everyone would think you rocked it regardless because you can pretty much pull of anything! including this outfit!

mamalovestyle.blogspot.com

GiGi Reed said...

I love the yellow touch. You look adorable!! :)

www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

The Closet Intellectual said...

LOL I can't count the number of times I've come up with an adorable outfit in my head only to be disappointed when it was actually on my body! You pull it off with panache~*



http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

a girl with a smile said...

Hahahaha

Chelsea said...

way to own it/own up to it! cute post. xo

Eda. said...

Lady you look beautiful and love the snaps you've taken, you stylish lovely.

www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

Eda ♥

Petchie said...

No I think it looks really cute!!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

marcella said...

hahaha I feel you ...
but you look nice ... :)
http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

allie said...

i like the boots with the tights!

PS LOVE your ombre hair. what's your secret!?

genevieve said...

In that third picture you look unnervingly like Elliot from scrubs... Love the boots, darling!

MintJulep said...

I just don't like those boots with the rest, but the combo dress-denim shirt-yellow blazer is TOP!!

Francis said...

The dress and the blazer totally work. Just ditch the denim shirt. I'm on the fence about the boots paired with this outfit.

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

i actually like this look! yellow blazer looks amazing with denim ;)
great shoes too!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Melody said...

LOL I hate when that happens. I do like the yellow paired with the black and white dress.

Katie Aman said...

Haha! There are lots of outfits in my head that go wrong on camera...YOU my dear could never look horrible-your adorable smile always shines through and makes you look great no matter what!

Kimberly Horne said...

I always do this and I have a full length mirror, so go you! Sometimes I plan outfits while I'm trying to fall asleep, probably not the best time haha.

xoxo, Jjanga
www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

sunnysideoflife said...

um, wow. i don't agree at all. i think it looks splendid. just splendid!

Desiree said...

Haha Sydney, I have to say that you totally pull off the yellow. The only think that I don't think work are the shoes ... maybe something a little sleeker to balance out the layers, print and color on top. Its funny though because I was just thinking about how much I love yellow paired with black.

xoxo, Chloe said...

I like the colors on this one. The yellow really pops against the black and white dress and the blue denim brings out the blue in your eyes.

Congrats on your Washingtonian column :)

Joy Felicity Jane said...

Girl you would look great in a bin bag. I would't worry too much.love the yellow. xxx

Lindsey B said...

This post is so funny! My husband always thinks I am going overboard (and maybe I do get too dressed up for living in a beach town :) Oh well! He calls me an "Olsen Twin" when he really thinks I have taken it too far LOL. Sometimes I agree with him, but other times I just tell him to shut up because he doesn't read fashion blogs or have any idea what the trends are in women's clothing.

Shabana said...

I agree that it's not your best, but it's still very cute and I love the yellow on you!

www.thesilverkickdiaries.blogspot.com

Amy Powell said...

I love testing things out. And about half the time, my husband tells me it doesn't look good. oh well. live & learn.

You're still gorgeous, of course ;)

Collections said...

LOVE those boots! Target is the best.

Collections

Tiana said...

honestly, i think you could pull anything off! and the outfit looks amazing :) so you have nothing to worry about! i love the pop of yellow.

i hope your week's fantastic!
- tiana of l'esthetique

Maria said...

It may not look great, but the dress and the yellow jacket together would look perfect!

Weronika said...

This is not horrible!!! You look lovely, I all for that yellow! ;)

Lace and Tulle said...

I adore the blazer!!! and i really love the outfit its only the shoes!! sorry :( got to be honest. but I really adore the outfit!

Ashleigh said...

Lucky for you - you can pull off anything!!

xx Ashleigh
www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

I think it still looks adorable! And I know what you mean with your hubby - if it ends in a question mark, or he stares for a long time and doesn't answer...

Bch said...

nice blazer :)

http://www.purebch.com/

Songbook said...

I agree with some of the other comments... it's just the shoes. Everything else works.

cassiecares.com said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! I think this is really cute. Also, don't say anything about yourself that you wouldn't say about your best friend!

Unless you would tell your best friend that her outfit is "horrible." Then, I suppose, carry on!

BUT, you look lovely. Don't let that critical voice in your head tell you otherwise.

cassiecares.com said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! I think this is really cute. Also, don't say anything about yourself that you wouldn't say about your best friend!

Unless you would tell your best friend that her outfit is "horrible." Then, I suppose, carry on!

BUT, you look lovely. Don't let that critical voice in your head tell you otherwise.

Andrea Garland said...

You always make me laugh, it also happened to me.
I need a full length mirror too.

Olivas said...

I love the color of your jacket!!!!

Erin said...

Wow that's an AE blazer? I love it.

Alexandria said...

I feel like I have outfit flops like this a lot. And Craig's response is always, "Is it supposed to look like that?" Sigh. Men.

Nicole said...

I like the outfit. I think the shoes are not perfect, but you are always looking beautiful!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole

Little Blond Bird said...

I still love the yellow blazer! Great for spring (if it ever arrives!)

http://littleblondbird.blogspot.com/

e_e_west said...

Hahahaha I laughed out loud on this post! I understand where you were going with it - even if it didn't all come together perfectly! I need a full length mirror as well! Still, I love that you mix and match everything - I need to be a bit braver with my choices!

liveonbeauty said...

love the yellow blazer and the blog! even when i am not commenting i am always here!! nice nice!!!
my husband does the same, in fact he has lately asked me what do i normally think when i am getting dressed. he clearly doesnt always get my choices. it doesnt really matter... is just annoying soemtimes.
xx
anna

liveonbeauty.org

FashioNatalie said...

I totally love the concept and the colors on you! You can wear so many different things, Sydney, and look fab, as always! I think it's the proportions that aren't working for me....I want that blazer to be a bit shorter and the shoulder pads a bit less "shouldery"--but again, LOVE the concept and can't wait to see that blazer again, with jeans and sky-high shoes!

Lissa and Jay said...

haha you're still cute. you'd look good in a burlap sack so don't worry.....
my husband always says: "uhmmm... you might regret that later... i mean, you always look good. i just don't think you'll look back at pictures and be glad you wore that."

uhm...thanks? at least, they're somewhat honest!

xo- lissa
http://lookingglassblog.blogspot.com

Chelsea said...

I heart husbands...they are always so funny. I too have learned what phrase to note if the outfit isn't to his liking. I think you do look fabulous though! Great color in the blazer!

Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

kitiloves said...

hahaha, it happens with my bf as well!...in this outfit i would change the boots, although with them it's not so bad, the yellow jacket rocks!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I looked in the mirror at the end of a romantic evening with the hubster...and I had mascara literally all down my face...and he hadn't told me...? What? How can that be?

He said he thought I was trying a new look. Again...how can that be? ;-)

Sarahx

amber kanady said...

it's not possible for you to look bad! have a great day :)

Elise said...

Props for posting this and making us all feel more human. This happens to me sometimes, but not until I make it all the way to work and then I'm stuck in it for 8 hours!

Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist said...

You're crazy- this is SUCH a cute outfit!!! That yellow blazer is AMAZING.

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

My boy always looks puzzled if I have on anything other than a top and a bottom. He thinks anything else is extraneous so I don't trust his um gooood? voice :)

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I have had those days where I look at my outfit and think what was I thinking!

Carolina Diaz said...

You can pull off anything.
Maybe if you would've tied the denim shirt around your waist like from the 80's you might feel better about it? I don't know just a suggestion. But I think... you can rock any wardrobe!

BTW... love how nude lipstick (or none) looks on you. :)

Sierra said...

Well...it's not that bad. And I love your dress! Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Natalie said...

I think it looks great, having fun with your wardrobe is the best part about having one!!

Can I ask a silly question? How do you make time to have a mini-shoot everyday? Does your hubby take the pics for you? My husband would just giggle at me. ; )

Katelyn Rattray said...

I do really like the denim shirt with the mustard blazer though!

katelyn-innervision.blogspot.com

- Katelyn

kristensoileauphoto said...

haha I knew as soon as I read the title you were going to have me laughing!

Kittie said...

you are really gorgeaous, so probably you can pull it out, but i really dont like it very much :p

thats why i laughed when I read what you wrote :p

Erykah said...

You are hilarious. Yes get yourself a full length mirror! Usually you get it right...if that helps. Like 99% ;)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I like that despite being unsure of the outfit you still posted it. That takes courage.

Mary said...

I love that you posted this, even though you thought it didn't work. You are gorgeous, and I feel like if you wore it with confidence then most people wouldn't think twice about it. Definitely, there are days when I plan the perfect outfit in my head and then I put it on and... no, worst outfit ever. :)

monkeyshines ♥ said...

love the layering!

Bises,
monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

kate365til30 said...

hahahhahahaha!
Kate
www.365til30.com

Julia said...

You don't have a full length mirror?!

JILL said...

wait, i like this!

Teresa said...

Well never mind my opinion then cuz I was going to say WOWZA! I personally think you rock the whole outfit.

CessOviedo said...

Amazing combo dear! I looooove how vivid and original it is!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Oh stop you could wear a potato sack and make it look better than anything in my wardrobe.... Love your boots!! xo

K said...

We all have our days, but this is a great color combo! Maybe you would have felt better about it if the denim shirt was under your dress (not sure if that would have been possible)...either way, you are still adorable!

Vang Xiong said...

Well said, I haven't had a full length mirror in my home for over 5 years. My husband will do the same thing! I love the bright yellow blazer.

www.mylovelylist.blogspot.com

cingria said...

I have a full-length mirror, but when my beau is still sleeping I try to be considerate and only put a small light on...that leads to some pretty awful fashion mishaps!

I love the chambray/yellow look though, those two go quite nicely.

j.love said...

You still manage to pull it off! I've been standing on my toilet twisting my body in unfortunate positions in order to try and see my whole outfit, haha!

Colby and Jessica said...

I'm so glad that even YOU have outfit mistakes every now and then!

Michelle said...

As Beautiful as you are, you can wear anything and look Fabulous!!!!! I like the outfit!!!! My most loved outfits are exactly the ones that nobody else would dare to wear!!!! Love to be different! You look Beautiful as always!

Sara Marie said...

Is it bad that I like this? Haha

❤Sara
Sunny Blonde Studio

frozenlipstick said...

I really like it! Love the yellow..
No worries. Looks great!

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

Those boots are gorgeous, but also look hard to pull off! Id love to see you try those again in a different outfit..

The "tangerine" vest is amazeballs

Patty :) xo

Britty said...

I think you look cute! Plus, you're having a rad hair day, so there's always that :)

Katie Baba Nielson said...

i'm wearing one of those types of outfits today... yuck.

but i actually like yours!

howesthatblog.com said...

I actually love this head to toe and think you look adorable. The fence backdrop is a nice touch.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

lady, i have these days ALL THE TIME. late at night i think of an outfit and then i see the photos christopher took and i'm like "what is that and why does it have no relation to the idea in my head?"
for what it's worth, the yellow blazer is cheering up my morning from all the way over there :)

Makeup by Magen said...

I love this outfit! :)

Samantha said...

That yellow blazer is darling!

Sam

hotmoma said...

I actually LOVE the dress and tights, and I like the pop of yellow. The shoes don't bother me. The denim under the yellow looks off in this styling and I think the blazer is to long for the dress, unless you belted it with a big thick black belt. That is just me...

You always look like YOU though. And that is what matters!

LaynahRose said...

I love that you took a risk though. Sometimes you'll do that and the outfit will be magic! So, it's worth it.

Desert Mermaid said...

100% disagreement here ... in fact, the outfit I'm wearing today is wonderfully, synchronistically similar, but I put yellow shoelaces in my boots. And everything about my outfit except my tights was thrifted! LOVE this outfit!

Hayley said...

I kinda like it! The docs and bright yellow with the dress make it kinda youthful and playful! I think its kinda cute!

Hayley
The Weekend File

Ashley C. said...

I love the dress, denim shirt,belt as is. The idea of blazer/tights is awesome... but I would switch the colors and do a black blazer with crazy, fun tights... and booties! But, you literally have THE best style! I love your blog!

Lauren said...

Love the Yellow Blazer with the denim shirt underneath :)

Erin said...

Um I'm crushing those Target shoes. Hope they're recent.

mary said...

the fact that 99.8% of your outfits look incredible and you don't have a full-length mirror, kind of blows my mind. just sayin'. ; )

Ali said...

Love that you posted an outfit and were totally honest about your mixed feelings.

I think this would be even better without the chambray and with basic black booties. More polished, still chic.

Love your blog!

Ali

According to Ali

jenn said...

I love the yellow blazer and the boots!!

Charmaine said...

Yep, I've said that to myself before. I've also said "Did I get dressed in the dark today?"

Love the bright yellow btw.

rachel renner said...

It's like not even worth asking my husband because he wont even tell me if something is seethrough.

"I couldn't tell."

Jessica Gitler said...

I have to give you big props for posting this outfit anyways ... If that were me and I didn't quite like it as much as I thought I was going to , well lets just say it probably won't make it onto my blog! I like the outfit
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Chavala Orlando said...

I'd say lose the denim shirt and put the belt on the outside of the blazer and it will be FAB!

Andrea Clare said...

hahahah I love that you do posts like this. Actually makes me laugh out loud. I have moments like this all the time, somewhat deflating....

http://andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

2Anchor said...

I had this same issue the other day...husband and all. Although yours isn't bad. Mine was horrid.

xoKylee

Outside Looking In said...

This isn't horrible--it's quite nice! You look great in yellow!

www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

1smileygirl said...

I love the look! What part didn't you like?

A FANCY DAY said...

I still think you look wonderful! But I hate when you think something will look one way in your head and it totally doesn't look that good in real life.

Aymara said...

it's working for you, sister!!! want those boots.

http://eye-of-arms.blogspot.com/

Lauren & Chris said...

I think your outfit is super cute

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm with the girls who say ditch the denim and the boots. the rest is cute!

Amber Nicole said...

totally know how you feel. There are so many times when I LOVE and outfit and then I get to school and actually look at it in the full-length mirrors I am completely appalled! hahaha

Jennifer said...

very cute! i love it!

Elizabeth Benfield said...

so, its not horrible. i love the boots and the denim shirt. it would have been better with a muted paid shirt and then the bright blazer ??? oh well, you still look great.

Janine said...

well, it's sort of encouraging that this happens to you too. it always happens to me. i still think you look pretty great.

DiamondsandTulle said...

hahha - I think this happens to all of us once in awhile. I admit - those pics rarely make the blog. I swear I'll lay in bed and think of the day's outfit and then see the pics and go - omg - I went out like that? You my dear, still look adorable and love the bright jacket!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Mrs. April said...

Aw, it does not look that bad. But I know what you mean. I work at a clothing store and since we HAVE to wear their stuff and be super accessorized, I'll pick out all my outfits a week ahead. I set them all aside and think I'm allll good... and then I seem to always put them on and be like... WHAT WAS I THINKING?!

-april.

projectdowhatyoulove said...

ha ha great post, but somehow you kinda pull it all off! :) Your just photogenic! Also I LOVE that dress!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

projectdowhatyoulove said...

ha ha great post, but somehow you kinda pull it all off! :) Your just photogenic! Also I LOVE that dress!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

wildchild said...

oh shush. you look beautiful.

The Egg said...

im so glad you still posted this. you crack me up!

Natasha Fitzgerald said...

Somehow you still pull it off... well kinda!

www.weatheredrosevintage.com

Feature_Presentation said...

Just take off the jacket and change the shoes, and it'll be fine! Haha, at least your husband doesn't say "It looks bad" like mine does!

Sam said...

Haha, guys are so picky. It looks great in the pictures!

www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com

mallosaurus said...

ummm i love this. so shush.

dreaming en francais said...

You can pull off just about anything girl! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

Leigh said...

hahaha. i had one of those last week.
keeps us humble ;)
love, leigh

A Babbling Brunette said...

I agree with Hayley - you would look good in a paper bag!

Sarah-Anne said...

Full length mirrors are the way to go for sure! But the black & yellow go so well together I'd say get rid of the denim shirt and you're good to go!!

Meg said...

hahaha funny husband.

-Meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

Chelsea said...

And yet you still make it work. AMAZING!

Chels

Adelyn said...

I seriously love the yellow and the denim...and then there are the shoes :) But you are sydney and could look hot in a trash bag.

www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

This really is a fun outfit no matter what you say!

run-style-run.blogspot.com

Along Abbey Road said...

The Mister is always giving me the crazy eye look when I come out wearing anything that mixes prints. Which is usually every other day. Story of my liiiife! Glad you have the same issues.

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road
Sprightly So

Lindsey Leigh said...

Love that you were bold enough to post these photos, anyway! I am so discouraged when the outfit in my head doesn't translate as well to my body.

Have a wonderful day!

Lindsey
http://myialife.blogspot.com

jules said...

i had to live without a full length mirror for a few months and hated it!
luckily, they're cheap!

julesinflats.blogspot.com

luvvleighb said...

You are definitely pulling it off and look great!
But I have found that when my fiance answers my "How do you look" question with another question, he isn't telling me the truth. He's trying to be sweet and supportive which is the most important thing! But a full length mirror would be helpful in the fashion sense!
Like I said though... Totally pulling it off and you look amazing!
Luvv, Leigh B

Shawna said...

You still pulled it off famously, I liked the yellow and the layers. I also like that you are trying new things, keep it up!

www.living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

you are too adorable. and i think you still look cute!
xo TJ

Miriam said...

Ahaha I love how honest and funny your posts are! Always a pleasure to read. :) And love the yellow!

hannahstiff said...

I do that ALL THE TIME! I have all these fabuloso outfit ideas. When it comes to pulling them off, I'm fairly terrible at that. I think with different shoes, this outfit would be 100 % bomb:) XO


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Urban Nester said...

haha I love this post. Also, look who found time to paint their nails :]

x.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Miss Kenzie said...

i love yellow! and this is cute! but i hate those days when you feel like you look one way, then find out you look another, haha.

and your hair is GORGEOUS!!

<3
Kenzie

Vietje said...

The yellow jacket and the dress i like! But i'm not a fan of the shoes...

MarinaA said...

you look so great in this yelow jacket.



http://marinaa-thinkpink.blogspot.com/

Gabriella said...

Your a pretty gorgeous girl, so you can get away with lots! I think the yellow jacket may be the mishap in this collection - although the colour does wonders for you!

Gabs

melissa said...

Been there! I do love that blazer though.

Kristina said...

Hahaha I agree. But your smile is gorgeous.

~Kristina
http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

Jet said...

Love the yellow, denim, & dress combo! Cute! xo Jet

Redheaded Daybook said...

the blazer is amazing!
love that is bold and bright.
need one like that :)

Katrina said...

This happens to me all the time! Kudos for posting an outfit you don't completely love. That being said, I think everything you have on here is AWESOME.

Taylor said...

so glad you still posted it! loving the yellow even if it's winter.

Love Cardelia said...

I looove the blazer!

xx
Julie
http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

Lindsay said...

I love wedged booties! I live in my pair from Chinese Laundry!

jade said...

ARe you kidding,...because I love everything about this outfit!!!

Glamour Glory said...

I think it's cute!

Reyna
glamglory.blogspot.com

Myah said...

Say What?? I love this look!!!

sweet tea and small talk said...

don't know what you're on about because you look fantastic! (as per usual)

Thiri
http://maporojo.blogspot.com

ee_LEE_shah said...

I agree with some other comments: the whole outfit rocks... aside from the shoes.

Emily said...

love the yellow pop! you look gorgeous always Sydney!

H.E.M. said...

For what it's worth, there is definitely something there. The print of the dress is fab, but the shape is wrong, and it should be shorter for this look. Shoes should be lower on the ankle without the contrasting color of the wedge. Love the color/patter/texture combo, though! And love that you post things that don't work! Just as important!

Isabella Kiss said...

the top part is very cute. I think the boots (which are cute, but not with this!) just...shorten you maybe? boots with dresses are tricky! but I like the colors!

Linda Rose said...

ha ha! oh my goodness, i've done this a few times myself. and i HAVE a full length mirror! this is how we learn, right? :)

Chloe Jacqueline said...

I think it looks cute! I am not sure what your talkin about!

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