Wednesday, August 15, 2012

outfit posts: green floral blouse, green/mustard cardigan, grey pants


Inspiration - The Limited

I had a friend of mine ask if I just shopped all the time for clothes to wear for this blog. And the answer is absolutely not! My method for creating these posts is to scan Pinterest/magazines/fashion sites for outfits & inspiration that resemble clothing I already own. I try to get inspired to love the clothes that I have in my closet.

To find inspiration sometimes I just browse around and happen find a great picture that is similar to pieces or colors that I already have and other times I search (google, Pinterest, etc) for terms related to a specific item of clothing I want to wear, "black shorts", "green cardigan" or "mint jeans" and reverse engineer an outfit that way.

I also have a tendency to keep clothing for a really long time. Today's outfit is a good example of how long I hoard keep clothing. I bought this pair of grey Express pants (with a second pair of black ones) for my very first job out of college eight years ago. I wore those two pairs of pants over and over (probably 2x a week each) at the beginning of my work life because I didn't own any other office appropriate pants. And then I bought both the floral top & cardigan from outlets within the first year or so at my job. So the whole outfit doesn't contain any new purchases and is actually around eight years old!
 
Top:
     Green floral blouse - Banana Republic Outlet
     Green/mustard cardigan - JCrew Outlet 
Bottom:
     Grey Editor pants - Express
Shoes:
     Brown loafer pumps - Jessica Simpson
Accessories:
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors
     Gold necklaces - Target

4 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love those grey trousers.
    Creamy

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  2. As I've said before, I love the little anecdotes! The outfit is cute too!

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  3. I too wear clothes for years :). I have several pairs of Express pants that I splurged on in 2001, one of which I wore just last week. I've thought about how much clothes it looks like I have and it's because they've accumulated over the past decade.

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