That Time My Picture Was On QVC

Petal Pink Logo Top White Capri Leggings and Gladiator Sandals {living outside the stacks}

I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a big Lori Goldstein fan. I’ve quoted her and stalked her on Instagram and QVC since forever. In fact, I was a fan of hers before I even knew who she was…

When I was a kid/teen, I was quirky. Go figure. My style was loud and in your face. I loved mixing patterns and colors before it was a thing. I distinctly remember my mother telling me: “Pink and red do not match.” She also said that about florals and stripes. I loved neons. The brighter the better. My favorite accessory was a pair of BOY suspenders {I even had a BOY baseball cap}. I’d wear those suspenders with a pair of white leather cut~out shoes {today, those shoes would be called “booties”}. And, gosh, I layered everything. I don’t think I even knew it was possible to wear a single shirt.

Petal Pink Logo Top White Capri Leggings and Gladiator Sandals {living outside the stacks}

Anyway, as time passed, my style became a little bit more conventional. I toned down the colors, continued the layers, but stopped the clashing. I had moved back to the U.S. and those things just weren’t done here. And I wanted nothing more than to fit in. Seriously, if I could speak to my younger self, I would say: “Do you, Boo. Just. Do. You. Those people who teased you and picked on you… The guys who wouldn’t date you… None of them matter now.”

Just Do You Boo {living outside the stacks}

Skip ahead many years and I was reading an article about Lori Goldstein and it was like a fashion switch was flipped and I started to channel that girl I’d lost so many years ago. In the article, Ms. Goldstein said something to the effect that clothes should be fun and you should always wear stripes somewhere on your body. I wish I could remember the exact quote. But it stuck with me and I’ve always tried to incorporate an element of fun and stripes {even if you don’t see them} into every outfit.

 Petal Pink Logo Top White Capri Leggings and Gladiator Sandals {living outside the stacks}

When Lori Goldstein started selling her clothes on QVC, I was thrilled. Every Monday night, I’d park myself in front of the TV and watch the mixing and matching, and laugh along with the random silliness.

Petal Pink Logo Top White Capri Leggings and Gladiator Sandals {living outside the stacks}

Ms. Goldstein’s motto is: “Anything goes with everything.”™ Her clothes invite you to be creative and comfortable, to mix colors and patterns that you wouldn’t normally put together. My own motto is: “If you see the colors together in nature, you can see them together on your body.”

Petal Pink Logo Top White Capri Leggings and Gladiator Sandals {living outside the stacks}

While my outfit is rather feminine and soft, for me, this is different. I’m not normally a pink girl. But I loved the shades of pink on this top and the satin and lace remind me of how I used to layer slips and camis under my tops and let them hang out. *side note: the pink is much deeper, you can see the actual shade by clicking here* White capri leggings used to be a big ol’ no for me {can you say big target for every stain imaginable?}, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and was rewarded…

 Petal Pink Logo Top White Capri Leggings and Gladiator Sandals {living outside the stacks}

On Monday night, I submitted my photo to QVC’s Facebook page in the hopes that my picture would be shown during the LOGO by Lori Goldstein show. And it was. Yes, I totally took a picture of the TV. You guys, this is like receiving a stamp of approval from my favorite fashion stylist/designer. That teenage girl with her crazy style has found her fashion tribe. Yay! I was #LOGOfied!!!!

Outfit details:

Satin and Lace Top, LOGO by Lori Goldstein {same}

Owl Necklace, Target {similar}

White Capri Leggings, Kmart {same}

Gladiator Sandals, Target, {same}

I’m linking up with the following ladies:

Be sure to check them out for more fashion inspiration,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: This post is not an advertisement for Lori Goldstein or for QVC, I just find it amusing that things have come full circle and the things that I was teased for as a teen are the things that I appreciate now.

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