Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Outfit Skeleton

Now how's that for an attention grabbing title?! Haha let me explain. We have all been there: we get into a fashion "rut". I found myself in just such a predicament not too long ago. As I sat staring at my overflowing closet, I was totally uninspired and pouted (yes pouted!) that I had nothing to wear.

Enter: INSTAGRAM *angels singing, harps playing*. I became so inspired by all of these self-proclaimed "fashionistas", who were posting their daily outfits and frugal finds.  Suddenly, my closet didn't look so lackluster! I saw my existing pieces in a whole new light...I began mixing what I already had, and purging what I just didn't need or didn't wear. Day after day, I was finding outfits that inspired me to use similar items in my closet. I took what I liked from the inspiring outfit (the "OUTFIT SKELETON", if you will), and adding to it my own personality in the form of jewelry, scarves, extra layers, shoes, etc.

So, sweet friends, I present to you an outfit skeleton to ponder! The way I have the outfit styled, I would wear it to church, dinner, or maybe a casual office setting. It could easily be tweaked by losing the jeans and adding a pencil skirt, or trading out the peep toe pumps for a more spicy set of caged sandals.

What would you change about the outfit to make it your own?



Top: Forever 21 (ON SALE!!) | Blazer: eBay | Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Pumps: Ellen Tracy via Burlington | Pearls: handmade gift | Watch: gift

Photo credit goes to my main squeeze - it was fun to see him exercise his creative muscles! Thanks for helping me with this project!!

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Today I am linking up with Bethany and Meghan!

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24 comments:

  1. This is great! Also my favorite put together look! Love that pearl necklace!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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    1. Thanks, Nina! I saw that Claire's has long-stranded simple pearls if you're in the market!!

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  2. Such a lovely outfit! I think it's perfect as is, but like you said you can switch up some accessories and take it somewhere else :)


    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks for reading, Mica! I am hoping to wear this this weekend with white shorts and some black sparkly jewelry :)

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  3. Adorable... love the pink top!

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    1. Thank you!! It's on sale at F21 right now for $9.99...just click on the link below the last photo :) how did your exam go?

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  4. I don't think I'd change much. I could actually create that outfit from closet almost exactly, except maybe the necklace. And I LOVE white jeans! I may just have to use this as one of my "outfit skeletons," so it's being pinned to my Pinterest board today. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hey Jen! Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for even better examples of my "outfit skeletons"...I'm just getting warmed up! xoxo

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  5. You are too cute! Love this bright pink top. Looks great with the black blazer and white pants, and with the lovely pearl necklace! Found you through the Perfectly Coutured linkup. :)

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

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    1. Thanks Nathy! I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  6. Love this look on you! My store didn't have that top in my size when I wanted to buy it a while back, so cute! Thanks for linking up with us again :)
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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    1. Did you see that it is available online and ON SALE?? :) $9.99... Thanks for reading!

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  7. Love this! You look great in pink. I can definitely see how this outfit would very versatile. Thank goodness for Instagram, right?! Between that and Pinterest the inspiration is unlimited.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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    1. PREACH! Haha thanks for the compliment :) I don't know how I got dressed before social media!

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  8. Hey! I'm a pretty new follower, stopping by to comment. I love your outfit posts, especially this one! I really need to invest in a great blazer. It's one thing that I don't have right now that I need!

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    1. Rachel, thanks for reading! I agree with you - the blazer is a great staple for any wardrobe, and easy to dress up or down! Have a great weekend!

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  9. great look on you!!! love the blouse!

    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com
    stop by if ya get a chance!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The blouse is available online from F21 right now...its so light and comfy! A great shell for any outfit :)

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  10. I love reading this post!! I totally agree with you, I too have been inspired by many ig fashionistas (you being one of them) to look into my closet and remix my clothes. I look forward each day to see what people create with their clothes. Thank you thank you for inspiring me and for shining light on this awesome topic!!

    Xoxo,
    Kira ig@kiracasualstyle

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    1. Hey Kira! Thanks for taking a peak at the new blog :) thank YOU for inspiring me each day - I love the fashion inspiration and community that IG provides!

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