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Fall Favourites Link Up: The one with all the Yves Saint Laurent

This past weekend I took a little trip out west to see my friend, Lana, in Seattle.  I learned a tons of things American and got to see some nooks and crannies of Seattle that I would never have seen before.  But more on my favourites from our time together on Friday.  Instead today I want to show you some of my favourite fashion finds from our adventure at the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.  I was glad that Lana picked this as it is something she would have had to do alone and it is something I would never had seen.  I felt completely inspired being there: seeing his sketches, his art, his dresses. Wow.  It made me really wish that I had done something with fashion in my career.

So to have some fun,  Lana and I picked out a dress for each of our blogging friends in the Blended Blog, based on what we knew about their style and/or how we'd want to dress them.  They are as follows:

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For Whitney we picked this funky coloured number.  She just pulled off a week of LulaRoe fashion and she always has something fun mixed together, also when I think of her I think of shades of mustard and a tealy blue.

For Abbie I picked this fun number because to know Abbie is to know pure, authentic joy and if anyone can pull off this dress, she absolutely can.

Lana picked this one specifically for Sarah because Sarah does pink so perfectly.   She always dresses all outfits up with flair and class and you can bet that there will be some fun pop of colour somewhere.

This dress was the original inspiration for our game.  It was found at the very end of the maze of an exhibit and when we saw it we thought immediately of Shaunacey and then decided to go backwards through the whole place to find one for all the other girls.  A month or so ago Shaunacey showcased a beautiful fall floral long dress and now I want them everywhere I go. Including this one, which would look great on her.

This dress was picked for Lisa and while I think the lowcut part in the front would likely be too risqué for her (how would ones' boobs stay in that anyway??) I think the cut and the colour definitely suits her.  She has a very classy style but some edge to her too.

We immediately thought that if anyone was going to pull off this fun outfit, it would be our Andrea.  While we haven't met her (yet!), I don't think I would even look twice if she wore it.  I have never seen anyone who can pull of so many different colours and textures as Andrea.

Lana led me to gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent for herself and I completely agreed with her pick.  If I could use one word to describe Lana, I would use 'ethereal' and this is what the dress would look like to depict that word.

Leslie spent her career as a librarian, so we decided to pick something that she could wear in her we then walked around wondering what a spicy librarian would wear and this is what we picked. I also wanted to steal these Mary Poppins-esque boots. Which is my new obsession.

Now Nicole, that was a fun one.  If you have been following her at all, you would know that since April she has lost 120(ish) lbs.  Seriously. The woman amazes me.  So we wanted to find something sexy and fun for her while she's transitioning into her new body, she also has a little bohemian flair to her, so I liked this one the best.

Alison is a tomboy/farmgirl/athlete with really great style.  She is also one that won't see often in a dress, so we decided to have some fun and pick out a velour pant suit for her. Muahahahahhaah. She also has long legs, so she could totally rock this whilst taming her cats.

Lana picked this YSL out for Carrie because Carrie was the one who helped her discover animal print and Carrie also can rock various animal prints like nobody else we know.

This dress made us immediately think of Katie because of all the fun that she is and that this dress represents.  This dress would fit her so perfectly!

This dress was picked for Sheila because we wanted to bling her up and make her sparkly.  I was originally looking for something stripey and nautical but then we decided to go brocade and sparkly.  The next day we saw pictures of what Sheila wore to her 25th anniversary celebrations and she pulled off some sparkle in a beautiful gown, so I'm glad we went with this one!

This last dress I picked for my BFF, Christy because it is exactly something she would wear and I think she even has a shirt like this that I have coveted before.

Oh wait! I forgot myself!  I couldn't decide so I picked two Yves Saint Laurent dresses, go figure.  They both are something I would want to wear and I would likely just pull a costume change and work both of them, because why not.

Link up with us today and share your Favourite Fall Finds!


  1. What a great idea!! Love the mixes of colours and textures!

  2. What an amazing exhibit! Love the green dress with the heart and I can definitely see Andrea wearing that fun fringe outfit!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Living on Cloud Nine15 November, 2016 23:32

    Bha ha ha, how fun is this!! That is totally the dress I would have picked!!! Red is my favorite color too!!!

  4. OMG what a fun post. As I scrolled down I wondered if you forgot about me.... but you got it, spot on. I would totally wear that dress. Of the 2 you chose for yourself, I see you in the gold one. Love this!

  5. When we were doing this I thought we did good - but now that it's all put together, we did great! All of the looks are perfect for each of our TBB buddies. So much fun.

  6. Oh my gosh! This is so fun! You've nailed all of our on! I love the dress you picked out for me. If only I could own it in real life :)

  7. Girls!!!! What a fun post!!!! I love the dress you picked out for me!! Is it weird that after reading this post I am even more excited for Toronto!!

  8. This was so so fun to read!!! Love it and one day, may we all be rocking these! ❤️😍

  9. Oh what a fun way to look at the collection! So many pretty dresses too, I could have spent hours there admiring all the pieces :)

    Hope you're having an awesome week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  10. Such a fun post !!! Love it. You nailed everyone !! And I love my sexy dress you picked lol I wish I could afford it

  11. I LOVE this!! Kinda sad I wasn't there to help dress everyone BUT I think you ladies did a bang up job and too funny because I was thinking of ways to jazz up my dress for fall... might have to do that and maybe even take a pic and post it on the blog (if I haven't forgotten how to do that).
    you ladies are amazing xoxoxoxo

  12. LOVE this! So glad you got to be together and that you thought of all of us! Muah! :)

  13. If you have me rocking a pants suit, you better believe it would be velvet :) and this is ridiculously awesome and I can totally see you two strolling around the exhibit

  14. I absolutely LOVE this post. For the girls I know, I could completely see them in these dresses, and for the ones I didn't, it makes me want to get to know them! Such a fun idea:)!

  15. I love that y'all picked out dresses for the Blended Ladies. That had to be so much fun. I think the trick to the super low cut dress is just not having any boobs to get in the way. I could totally pull it off and not even look trashy :P.

  16. This was such a fun post! I adore that last dress that you picked for Christy. Very classy!! Now, if only I had someone to wear it... ;)

  17. This would be heaven to visit!! Love all of the fun fashion, and what wonderful inspiration


  18. This would be such a fun exhibit to visit and to pick out pieces for friends! If only they could actually wear them!

  19. No kidding, I would love to wear one of those someday.

  20. Lol, I will save the low cut dress for you next time.

  21. I wanted to touch them, but that was highly frowned upon.

  22. Totally sad that you weren't there. Miss you lots.

  23. I had so much fun doing this with you.

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  25. Oh my gravy!!!! I love this post. I love every carefully considered outfit, the fun you and Lana obviously had dressing those of us at TBB. Love this. Love this. I saw your dress in a pic on Insta, I think, but didn't really "see" it until I visited the post here on your blog. That gown is such chic fun. Super post.

  26. Oh, this sounds like such a wonderful adventure for the two of you to share! I am enjoying all of the dresses and your picks for the Blended Blog squad.

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