1.13.2012

Outfit of the Week: Ritual Union

Outfit of the Week: Ritual Union


Heard:Ritual Union by Little Dragon on Grooveshark Ritual Union, Little Dragon

When, Where: Tuesday, Work
Wore:
  • I was listening to Ritual Union but the song itself didn't influence me. Instead, those two words, ritual union, were my motivation for this outfit. I took classics--cable knit sweater, plaid shirt, and jeans--and attempted to dress them up. I'm pretty sure it's a standard JCrew look--just add wind machine. I thought of the sometimes mindless ritual of putting on clothes, combined with the union of comfortable, go-to, classics, but in a nicer-looking way.
  • I'm still in Winter Calm-mode, so this creamy cable knit sweater from F21 fit my mood. It's currently very windy (and there might be a sprinkle of snow, but nothing like the snow from exactly a year ago!)
  • But it's not all pale neutrals around here--I did insert a little color with a plaid shirt underneath the sweater.
  • Some black skinnies--I swear I always wear these--black pumps, along with this hair (but a bigger curling iron barrel), and a bit of red lipstick finished my look. PS: I dyed my hair and it came out really dark, so no outfit photos this week! Maybe I will coax myself into it later.

What's your Ritual Union outfit?

Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

79 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! That plaid shirt is so cute!

    GTBB,
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  2. Love this, the shoes, jeans & shirt, goes perfect together :)

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  3. i love the addition of the plaid shirt! my ritual union is my denim flares and button down shirt and sky high heels. leopard would be part of this!

    [oomph.]

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  4. I'm not a fan of plaid but I love the rest of the look! :)

    Leia

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  5. Such a cute outfit! I wear something like it. Only I wear knee socks and boots instead of heels.

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  6. I'm sure your hair looks wonderful! (But I totally understand how you must feel!) I particular like that lipstick color with that outfit.

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  7. I love the line "standard J.Crew look-just add wind machine." That cracked me up! So true though.

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  8. Love the outfit! Mine is black skinnies, ankle boots, some kind of top or blouse, belted and go. have a great weekend! xoxo

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  9. This is such a cute outfit and it looks really comfy. Perfect for the weekend.

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  10. I love this outfit, and I always seem to go to plaids when there is a nip in the air.
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    Summer-Raye

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  11. Love this look! The pumps and the plaid are a fab match. I wouldn't have thought to do it. And of course red lipstick is the perfect finish.

    Happy weekend, sweetie!!! xoxo

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  12. Love this look, especially that great plaid shirt!
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  13. Wow! I really like this outfit. I also realized that I need a bigger curling iron barrel with my new hair cut after trying to curl my ends under this AM. Hope you have a happy Friday!

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  14. Too cute! I really want a sweater that a plaid shirt would fit under. I keep trying all my combinations and it's pretty obvious I just need a new sweater!

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  15. This looks relaxing and warm!! Very cute to wear outside and still look nice!! Have a great weekend xx

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  16. Love the outfit chica! I wish I was as stylish as you :)

    Anddd did you see our boyfriend wearing only a towel on VD last night?? On that note, happy weekend! lol

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  17. Cute outfit doll!

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  18. I want to see your new hair - I'm sure it looks lovely! Love this outfit as well - the plaid under the sweater is a great idea.

    Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  19. Such a cute outfit - perfect for the weekend!

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  20. Love this outfit. I need a plaid shirt.

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  21. love this look..something I would def wear!

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  22. lovin' the whole look! just need to figure out how to cut my feet off...

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  23. I am loving the plaid top and the red lips - so phenom! :)

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  24. I really like the chic and relaxed vibe of this outfit! Happy weekend!

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  25. The fact that this model is missing feet scares me. :)

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  26. I need a go-to pair of black skinnys. It's an essential wardrobe piece!

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  27. This is a fun combination, I like the sound of winter calm mode!

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  28. I have to admit I am not a huge fan of plaid, probably wore it too much in the 90s ;-) Bu the rest of the outfit is absolutely something I would wear pretty much any day of the week! I tend to go for the basics with a few feminine touches, like the pretty pumps and berry lips :-)

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  29. I love this look. The plaid and the red lipstick are perfection!

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  30. Want that rockstar red lipstick!

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  31. Ahhh, cableknit. A total fav of mine. :)

    Happy weekend!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  32. I am loving the plaid shirt pairing with a great pump!

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  33. Perfect look, I'm definitely with you on the plaid shirt!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    x.o.x.o

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  34. I'm loving the plaid shirts that are out. Works well with jeans! Have a Happy Weekend Elle! :D

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  35. If I'm just heading out for a bit I'll usually throw on jeans, a button-down shirt and wear my converse. Yep, I'm 24 and I still rock some converse, haha.

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  36. How did I not know you live in Atlanta!? I've lived there all my life until a few months ago! I'm actually from Marietta :) and went to UGA!

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  37. I am ready for the outfit post of you in the actual outfit when u r ready my dear! Hope your first week back to work wasn't too bad!

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  38. The perfect lumber jack plaid...which is a classic in my books!

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  39. i really REALLY love that plaid shirt. it's fab!!! looks great with the classic outfit.

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  40. so americana i love it! your j crew comment was so funny :)

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  41. Very cute outfit, pretty and casual...with heels! It can work for most occasions

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  42. That plaid shirt is so cute! I don't think I could do the heels but they are adorable!
    ~Tonia @thegunnysack

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  43. I'm loving all the picks, Elle! I would wear this outfit any day.

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  44. I need to wear my blue plaid shirt sometime. It's hanging in my closet and I guess I just forget about it! (:

    I would love to see your hair! (:

    Southernpinky.blogspot.com

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  45. Loving the plaid underneath! And jealous that it's only a sprinkling there...oh, well, perpetual national fall couldn't last forever...

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  47. That lipstick is so cool! I love the colors of plaid shirt, too.

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  48. I love how you mixed comfy, casual pieces with more high-brow items like the heels and lipstick, beautiful! I'm now folllowing :)

    xo Gillie

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  49. Truly like this post. My ritual union outfit would most likely consist of leggings or skinny jeans with chunky oversized sweaters and boots. Really like your inspired ritual union outfit.

    Have a FABulous weekend!

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  50. Kid you not...I live in my black skinnies...and with the cold weather, flannel has become my best friend!

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  51. That outfit is my current uniform. I'm a huge fan of plaid, and those shoes are amazing.

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  52. Loving the ritual union look--black and red, doesn't get more classic chic! My ritual union look is my new stripey commes de garcons tee with jeans and my navy burberry blazer. To that i just add lots of pops of color--red nails, red lips, green glasses.

    Happy weekend lovelie!
    xo Mary Jo

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  53. oh I love that flannel shirt! so cute!

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  54. Love that look and sweater. It is cold here too
    xoxo
    SC

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  55. I still love the black skinnies! xoxo
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  56. Great weekend look! Loving that flannel!1!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  57. soooo cute. i love skinny jeans and pumps! i just found your blog, and i have to say, i'm hooked on it!

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  58. In the winter I tend to wear jeans and very simple knitted jumpers, most days, and just vary my jewellery and accessories. I love that shirt :)

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  59. Lovely post! That lipstick is flawless.

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  61. I'm loving that cable knit sweater!

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  62. good looooook :P

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  63. Love this outfit! Exactly what I want to wear every weekend!

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  64. Really love this outfit!! AND the hair :) Hope you're having a good weekend!

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  65. great outfit, looks great for wearing it all day long. and as well i think it may serve good as on-to-go outfit.

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  66. Love that song and that flannel!

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  67. Great look! I've really been into curling my hair lately!! :)

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  68. This is such a great look!! The sweater is gorgeous and I love the flannel.

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  69. Oh man, I wanna wear this outfit right now! It's the middle of summer and has been hotter than Hades but today it's grey and rainy and almost cold. Come back winter!!

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  70. Great outfit! I love the plaid shirt - and yay it is on sale!

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  71. Love it! You just gave me a great idea of how to style my black skinnies. thanks!

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  72. Cute ensemble Dear love it
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  73. I have awarded you!
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  74. i bought a plaid top at American Eagle last week and can't wait to wear it!!! i will match it with some neutral shorts and cute oxfords :)

    happy week to you,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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