Friday, April 15, 2016

outfit post: navy blouse, striped jersey pencil skirt, brown wedge sandal


Inspiration - The Row

This outfit is very similar to outfit #1 in the "Striped Pencil Skirt 11 Ways" image below. I guess this week was accidentally a week long revisit of previously worn outfits with slight modifications.

One of the more difficult parts of blogging for me is that a few days a week (at least) I re-wear outfits that have been posted here at some point or another. In real life, the engineer two cubes over gives zero thoughts to if I wore the exact same thing, styled the exact same way, two weeks before. But images on the internet live forever. And outfit blogging is supposed to generate new ideas. So it's not very exciting to check this blog and think, "Snooze... it's the same skirt again!" or "Hasn't she already worn a version of that outfit a zillion of times?"

So I do my best to try to change things up as much as I can without falling into the trap of endless shopping that I've seen some bloggers succumb to. (Not that I have the time or funds for a shopping addiction anyway!) And even when I feel boring, I still try really hard to never buy anything that is just for the blog, only things I'd purchase for myself even if this site didn't exist.

SO that was a super long way of saying - here's another outfit I worn before but with different shoes. :)

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More ways I've worn this skirt:

21 comments:

  1. I never can't get enough from stripes and like the combo with the striped skirt and the navy shirt!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. What I like about this blog is that you show a more realistic side of styling. who has infinite funds to keep shopping for new clothes? Even if you repeat things, in my opinion that makes it more inspiring and achievable.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know you enjoy it. It means a lot!

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    2. I agree. You keep it real.

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  3. I come to your blog because I like your style and it's attainable for me. I appreciate the fact that you do revisit outfits and I like to see how you style with different accessories.

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    1. That's wonderful to hear! Thank you!

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  4. Completely agree with the above comments - I visit your blog because it's realistic! Real people re-wear outfits and honestly it's great to see the same outfit. It totally shows how to use what you already have. Keep it up.

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  5. I second the other comments - it's bothers me not one bit if you basically repeat an outfit! And of course it's always helpful and fun when you put together your graphics of different ways you've worn one item.

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    1. I'm glad you find the outfit compilations useful! Thanks so much!

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  6. Your blog is one of my favorites because it's what you actually wear to work - it's been a great inspiration to me as I have been building my office wardrobe for the last couple of years!

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    1. Aww. Thanks! I hope you're making progress building a wardrobe where you like to re-where things over and over! ;)

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    2. Sorry - talk to text -> rewear!

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  7. I also agree! I never mind your mixing and matching even if it just with a change of shoes or accessories. That is how I make my limited wardrobe go farther too!

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    1. Thanks. It's really nice to hear. It's funny how the blog world can feel quite different then the real world with regard to what the expected when getting dressed :)

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  9. As a "real" person, I appreciate this blog so much for help and ideas for workwear dressing. I also read other fashion/style blogs and those girls always have a new piece of clothing which is why they never remix their stuff. As a working mom with a limited budget I need to find ideas on how to wear the same piece or even the same outfit multiple different ways. I LOVE the graphics where you show how you've re-styled the same thing X number of ways. Please never sell out and become what I refer to as a "shopping blog." Keep up the good fight!

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    1. That's awesome to hear. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it!!

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  10. I totally agree with the above comments. I love your blog (more so than other outfit blogs out there) because you do re-use what you already have by changing things around and using different accessories. In this outfit, I LOVE the shoes and the necklace, so I much prefer this look to the previous one you did with the same skirt and top - so you see, even just changing the accessories is very helpful and inspiring to the rest of us so, don't worry, you are doing it the right way. I see some other bloggers with a completely different outfit every time and wonder 1) how do they manage to buy new stuff all the time for 'only $80 dollars' (!!) and 2) where do they keep all their stuff, they must have huge walk in wardrobes or, hopefully, donate what they no longer use. I understand that bloggers need some income from their time and effort and this is done through affiliate links, fair enough but, as mentioned above, these have become essentially ('shop my style') 'shopping blogs', not real life, every day, outfit blogs. Anyway, I just want to say thanks for your blog and your great style of blogging, and for the outfit inspiration. All the best. M

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. It's so flattering to hear you enjoyed the blog!

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