Inspiration Monday: Katie Holmes

This week’s fun “Inspiration Monday” style challenge from the two birds blog and boutique came by way of Katie Holmes.

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration Monday:  Katie Holmes

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration Monday:  Katie Holmes

Librarian for Life + Style | Inspiration Monday:  Katie Holmes

Librarian for Life + Style | Twisted ponytail, side view

Librarian for Life + Style | Twisted ponytail, back view

Date?  August 6, 2012

What for?  A lunch with a colleague during my week off from work. I don’t have a chambray or denim dress like Katie’s, but went for similar color tone with this heathered grey dress and denim jacket. I added some bright accessories with the orange scarf belt and and berry flats. And I didn’t even realize I matched the roses outside until I saw the pics! Color-matching is in my DNA, obviously. And thank goodness the temps have come back down to normal for an Oregon summer. 🙂

My (literal) twist on the ponytail is inspired by one of Gwen Stefani’s latest hair-dos. With freshly washed hair, I separated a bit in the front and twisted it toward the back. After securing the twist with a small clip, I then brushed the rest of my hair back in a tight ponytail. I then very carefully slid out the clip and sprayed a bit of hairspray to tame a few flyaways. A cool, easy twist on a typical ponytail!

And please send me an email if you’re interested in guest blogging during my upcoming vacation. Read all about it here.

Details?

  • Dress:  Gap (Chicago, 2007 trip)
  • Denim jacket:  Kohls, years ago
  • Scarf belt:  Came with H&M dress seen here, Abu Dhabi (2011)
  • Flats:  Payless (spring)
  • Wicker purse:  Vintage, art fair in Chicago (2007)
  • Earrings:  Birthday gift from friend, art fair in Madison, WI (2007?)
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4 thoughts on “Inspiration Monday: Katie Holmes

  1. Mary

    This look is so adorable. I’m in love. Such a great take on the inspiration picture! 🙂

    -Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

    Reply
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    Jen, hi! I received your email. I am always willing to help out a fellow blogger. Love your style…so well put together. How can we follow each other? Let me take a look at my option to follow you now. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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