Wednesday, February 27, 2013

floral + lace

Have you heard about The Messy Project? If not, read about it now and you're welcome. It's one of the most genius ideas I've seen around the blogosphere. It's become so popular that Kelly created The Mini Messy Project so that more people can get in on the action. (She also just announced that The Messy Project will now be held twice a month!!)

So what is the MINI project you ask?! Well if you haven't guessed it yet, it's all about the mini parts of fashion - accessories! Just like clothes, accessories are also worn differently by each person depending on their style, shape, look etc. Accessories are not limited to just jewelry. They can be tights, hats, sunglasses, headbands, bows, scarfs, shoes, belts, gloves.... and in this case, leggings!

So here's the deal:
1 accessory
4 girls
4 different styles
1 major blog day

Four girls were given a pair of floral leggings to style in our own way.

Here's what I did with them...

mini messy project
Photography by: Jared Taylor // Top: Victoria's Secret (similar) // Leggings: Forever 21 via The Mini Messy Project // Sunglasses: Southern Made Hollywood Paid // Necklace: HandM (gift) // Earrings: Tiffany and Co. // Bracelets: gifts, HandM (gift), LinzGutz, See Jewelry // Shoes: BCBG

arm candy

bcbg wedge heels

lace and floral

bcbg sandals

graffiti walls hawaii

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pow wow hawaii

hawaii graffiti

floral leggings

forever 21 floral leggings

lace top

2013 trends

wall art hawaii

graffiti art hawaii

the messy project

hawaii photoshoots

hawaii photography

To be honest, these leggings were really out of my comfort zone. But that's what I love the most about this project - it pushes or fashion boundaries and let's us make it our own. So to make this outfit a little less scary for me, I paired it with a color that makes me comfortable - black! I used a black see-through lace top (I usually use it as a bathing suit cover-up) that has a slouchy fit, put it over a black tank, and then accessorized with some "edgy" jewelry and shoes. I thought the overall look would match well with an urban background so I asked my personal photographer (aka my husband ;)) to shoot these photos with the graffiti art as a backdrop.

So what do you think? How did I do?

Check out what the other ladies did with their leggings!

Wanna be part of the fun? Visit MessyDirtyHair!



Katie said...

you look awesome!! I LOVE how you wore them and seriously look great!!

Kimberly H said...

I love the way you styled your leggings - I'm so jealous that you live somewhere warm so you can pair them with a flowy top and sandals! Your photos are gorgeous too, I love the graffiti art :)

Carly said...

You look amazing! I love them, and these pictures??? Perfect! I'm doing the march mini messy project.....can't wait!


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The Mrs. and The Momma said...

These look great Jess! I love one of the ones where you're walking! Gorg as always! :)

J and A said...

Love how you wore these! You look great!! And I love your backdrop! Cool spot.

Meggan Morehead said...

I love the leggings! Going to check Forever21 for them now!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Oh... I love this! The leggings are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Jess, you rocked these! Make sure you wear them again

Niki Caron said...

These photos are amazing girl! You are totally rocking the floral leggings! And I love the backdrops! So cool!

smk053078 said...

You my dear, nailed it!!! And these pictures are so fun!!! One of my favorites that you have done. Kelly is brilliant for coming up with this. ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I love the leggings paired with those shoes! Too cute! And the graffiti backdrops are to die for- so cool!

Becca Moss said...

You pulled it off too! I love those leggings like, I seriously want them! It makes me happy to see that people can actually pull of these looks because I feel like I'm the only one who thinks they're adorable!

Mrs. H said...

Work it girl! This outfit is fierce.

Heather said...

Those leggings are too cool! And I love the backdrop of your pictures - just perfect!

Pearls & Paws

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

OMG you pulled these off SO well. I was originally going to do something similar & I just love this look - A+++. The backdrops are so fun, too! All around fabulous!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

love love love the floral pants!

Anonymous said...

Stunning as usual!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

you look so hot!! I don't know what it is, but you just look sassy! I LOVE it. Its funny we both put kinda see through tops with our leggings - great minds! I am obsessed with the shoes you paired them with! SO freaking cute! And the backdrop is aaaamazing & just goes perfectly with the leggings!! I couldn't have asked for a better job!! Thank you for all your hard work & for these amazing pictures!! Cannot wait until July!!! LOVE YOU!!!

bailey j said...

you look SO fab - i loved the item this time around!

Amy Green @ Sweet Home Amy said...

You look fabulous! Seriously, you make me think I could pull these off! :) Great job!

Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog said...

you did FAB. Love the graffiti background! These pictures were so fun to look at! xx said...

Love the backdrop of your photos. I also love how you styled it.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

such a cool project! I am so into floral for Spring and think you completely rocked this look!


2justByou said...

I think you rocked the floral leggings! I love the backdrop of your photos too. Awesome. =0)

Nikki Mitchell said...

i think they look awesome on you! The leggings are so cute overall. I would definitely buy these on my own!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

So cute! Loving the look and the backdrop for the photos!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

These leggings are AMAZING! I am in love with how you styled them and am so excited to be part of my own Messy Project next month!

Sparkles and Shoes

SH said...

I love how you've styled this outfit!!

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Kristine Foley said...

You rocked the leggings girl! Love how you jazzed up the black shirt with the accessories too! Pretty pretty! And seriously those walls?? GORGE just like you!

Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

Angela said...

Love the outfit! :)

Karen Curtis said...

I like the way you styled the leggings. You stayed true to yourself while still experimenting.


SkyMommy said...

I love how you styled yours! By far my favorite of all of them. I couldn't really see myself wearing anything like that until I saw your styling choices. Nicely done.

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