Tuesday, July 21

{doubles?}

When I really like something I sometimes feel the need to purchase more than one--or the same item in 2 colors. Does anyone else do this?? I do this a lot with jeans.
Recent duplicate items that arrived from J Crew (already have them in other colors and LOVE):
The Libretto necklace in Dusty Blossom which I ordered with the Ruffled hem dress in Nut. I thought they might look nice paired together:

The question is--do you prefer the necklace long or short? Worn long it acts almost as trim to the neckline of the dress:

This is the shortest that I could tie it up in the back:
On to footwear~~
The Sally pearlized patent ballet flats (I had to go up 1/2 size in these). Beautiful! But unfortunately these are going back because--although the leather seems soft enough--they rub my heels in the back and I know blisters would ensue. Looks like I might have to get the Tory Burch Revas in black/silver instead. I was hoping to be logo-free. Oh, well.

The Marjorie suede ballet flats (very soft & comfy and tts!!). These are keepers:

42 comments:

CashmereLibrarian said...

Wow that dress is really pretty! I like it with the necklace worn long...

Her Preppiness said...

I always buy duplicates!! When I find something I like I buy it in more than one color

Landlocked Mermaid said...

I buy duplicates too. I love how that dress looks on you!! The color is so lovely!! I like the necklace both ways. really xo

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

I love the nut brown with that necklace. Both ways are beautiful but I would probably mostly wear it long. Love the suede flats too! I just bought some similar :)

Pretty in Pink said...

I personally like the necklace better shorter, but it looks great either way. Good finds! My Mom and I were in Jcrew this past weekend and we both got the petal neck tees because we love them on you! Isn't that funny? My Mom was like oh yea, petunia has these, right? She immediately bought them because you have them! haha

mrs.anketell said...

love that dress and necklace together!! beautiful!! love it longer, but like sweet tea said, either way works!!!!!

QueenBeeSwain said...

totally agree about doubles- there are some pieces that one simply is not enough of! great doubles too btw :)

kHm

Patina Cabachon said...

i like them both ways on you. it looks beautiful with the dress. I love it. I plan on getting the librreto in blush too. I am a fan of doubles. If it works, get 2 or 3 lol

Landlocked Mermaid said...

Petunia- I found my nude pumps at DSW-- They are Jessica Simpson. Simple and sexy .. not expensive at all so that when I am tired of them I can pitch them ;) xo

Bekah said...

Wanted to let you know I tagged you for the Honest Scrap Blog Award :)

Lori said...

Ooooooh, I LOVE those patent flats!! LOVE! How did you find those, I didn't see them in my store?!
I like the shorter length necklace better, great look!

Summer Wind said...

what great purchases, the necklace is so pretty, I think it looks best long!

Summerilla said...

I think I like the necklace tied up shorter. I recently also bought the patent leather flats in black because I didn't want to do the TB logo flats this season - haven't tried them on yet and I hope they don't hurt my feet!

Jules said...

The tank and the necklace go so well together and I think it looks nice both ways, but I prefer it long.

I do the same thing with duplicate items if I really like something.

Ema said...

It's funny, I have a Theory dress that looks almost identical to your Jcrew (it looks really great on you with the libretto necklace).

I have mixed feelings about buying double. Sometimes it looks like a good idea, especially when you really like something and you can't decide between two colors, but in the end I always (with a few exceptions) regret it because I end up wearing only one and I feel silly.

I LOVE the Marjorie flats! I have the navy in my cart, waiting for them to go on sale (I bought a pair with a 20% off code but they weren't my size!)

Mrs. K said...

I love that top! must go visit J crew- and I've been looking for black flats- I returned my Tory's because the first time I wore them the entire sole came apart on me- they didn't have my size to exchange so I took that as a hint.

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, great outfit!!! I LOVE that brown color!!! It's stunning. That necklace is gorgeous.

Lexilooo said...

the dress and necklace are gorgeous together! I'd wear it short, I think it stands out more that way!

Jill said...

The necklace is so pretty. I like it both ways but prefer the longer look.

gigiofca said...

I like the necklacel onger. It compliments the neckline of the dress. You look so fab!!!!

Poolside with the Girls said...

I buy duplicates.

I think I like the longer necklace, but both look good.

Jo said...

Love the flats! I think I like the shorter length.

Jo

The Pink Tutu said...

It's great to find something you love and especially in more than one color! I love the longer length of the necklace so that it looks like trim. Very pretty!

Happy Daily said...

I do the same thing when I can!! I love the necklace both ways, but short looks really nice!

I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Family Life said...

I ALWAYS buy duplicates! I especially do that in J. Crew, Lilly and I just bought a bunch of J. Crew shorts and capris in different colors.

The necklace, I like it both ways....it depends on the occasion, I think longer is fancier whereas shorter is more casual to me. It depends on that pants/skirt you are wearing.

Heather said...

I think the necklace looks good both ways, but my preference is probably shorter. It looks great on you. So are Revas comfortable? I haven't tried any yet.

Southern Belle said...

I like both necklaces! I, too, buy duplicate things.If you like it, ya like it!!!!!

Princess Freckles said...

I have a friend who buys things she loves in bulk. I used to think she was crazy, but I have recently encountered some instances when I wish I had bought a few of the same shoe or top!

I like the necklace short.

JulesTX said...

Like many others have commented, I too buy duplicates. As for your necklace, my preference is short.

Very Nice outfit.

Emily said...

Love the dress with the necklace. What a great way to dress it up. I like it short but I think it also looks good long.

I too buy duplicates of things that I am just in love with. Esp. if they are on sale.

Zoë Moët said...

I always by duplicates, especially in solid tees and sweaters. I like the necklace worn long best. With the shoes, you might be able to solve the rubbing problem by inserting heel grips. I have very skinny heels so I have grips in most of my shoes and they really work!

Jaina said...

I often buy duplicates of things that fit really well and that I really like (or different colors, depending on the piece) I like the necklace both ways...you get a completely different look with each.

Mommy, Esq. said...

Love the outfit. Definitely wear the necklace long!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Fun post! I really love the look of the long necklace, very elegant.

Domestic Diva said...

Love both necklaces...they both look fabulous!
xxx me

Bella said...

I like the long one with the dress best, it looks really cute!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

How adorable! I love the dress and necklace, but I definitely prefer it long. You really can't go wrong either way, though!

JNJ said...

The libretto looks great on you both long and short. With this dress, I think it looks better long. I personally wear it shorter most times and occassionally longer if the top allows for it. I bought a duplicate libretto, too, but they call it the garden necklace in the olive color. And I've been known to buy duplicates and multiples in different colors. I figure it will also give the pieces I always reach for more longevity since I can rotate them out.

JP said...

I honestly like the necklace both ways, depending on the event/situation you were wearing it too. Short is classy, long is fun and sassy.

Alicia said...

Yeah at JCrew I buy multitudes in the same color. My dream is to buy the cashmere sweaters in every color of their lovely catalog rainbow!!!

Miss Janice said...

I definitely do this...can't help myself!

cdh0904 said...

I just found your blog and love it!!!! I'm a huge J Crew advocate too!!! I've always tried to find blogs with J Crew shoppers but never do. =( So I'm glad to have found yours.

I actually bought the Sally Pearlized Ballet Flats (in black & rose) & 1/2 bigger too. I'll admit the first few times I wore them, they hurt. After 2-3 times though, I broke them in and now wear them ALL the time. They are perfect for everything!!! My best friend (another J Crew fanatic) jokes around and always tells me, she'll pay me double what they were worth, if she can have mine, since they're already broken in. =)

I look forward to reading your blog. =)