Today's Everyday Fashion: Mannequin Inspired

 
Stripe top, cobalt jewelry, white shorts, denim jacket
Sneakers outfit: stripe top, cobalt jewelry, white shorts, denim jacket
Stripe top, cobalt jewelry, white shorts, denim jacket
Sneakers outfit: stripe top, cobalt jewelry, white shorts, denim jacket
Sneakers outfit: stripe top, cobalt jewelry, white shorts, denim jacket
 
 
Inspiration: J.Crew Factory  TOP  /  NECKLACE

Inspiration: J.Crew Factory  TOP  /  NECKLACE

 

As you're leaving the store you spot it: an adorable outfit on the mannequin! Do you run back and grab the items and take them to the register? Yes! Or you could snap photo and re-create the look with what you already have at home! After thinking about it for a few seconds, I realized that I have similar blue jewelry, and thought I'd try my chances with whatever stripes were in my closet. The end result is so fun, and similar to the mannequin version, that I'm definitely glad I gave it a shot!

Top: Limited, $25 (similar below)
Shorts: Levi's c/o, $27 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Jacket: J.Crew Factory, $51 (similarsimilar
Sneakers: Adidas c/o, $52 (same)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Stein Mart, $149 (samesame)
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o, $55
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Top is 4 years ago. Purse, shorts, necklace and earrings are 1 year ago. Sneakers are recent.

Outfit idea on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Remixing The Old

 
White ruffle button up, Banana Republic stripe pants
White ruffle button up, Banana Republic stripe pants, straw purse
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White ruffle button up, Banana Republic stripe pants
 
 
Inspiration: Whit via Hautelook

Inspiration: Whit via Hautelook

 

I recently spent a rainy afternoon brainstorming new combinations from my closet with things I already own. It turned out to be really fun, and productive! I don't know about you guys but I often feel pressure as a blogger to have head to toe "new" outfits everyday, but it's just not my ideal closet situation. I love that remixing is more sustainable and cheaper (not to mention basically, like, the norm for 99% of people) compared to always shopping new, and I see it as an exciting puzzle figuring out ways things can potentially fit together. The catalog photo was my guide for today's outfit, and it wound up being a mix of two past favorites (here and here). Can't wait to share more results with you over the next 3 days!

Top: H&M, $40 (similar below)
Pants: Banana Republic, $58 (similar below)
Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue c/o, $70 (similar below)
Hat: Mud Pie c/o, $19 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Sunglasses: Express, $25 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Stella & Dot (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Pants, top, shoes and purse are 1 year ago. Hat and earrings are recent.

Ruffle white top, stripe pants, black block sandals

Today's Everyday Fashion: All The Colorful Earrings

 
Yellow ruffle top, J.Crew statement earrings, red clutch
Yellow ruffle top, J.Crew statement earrings, red clutch
Yellow ruffle top, J.Crew statement earrings
 
Yellow ruffle top, high waist flares, J.Crew statement earrings, red clutch
 
Yellow ruffle top, J.Crew statement earrings, red clutch
Yellow ruffle top, J.Crew statement earrings, red clutch
 

I'm calling it now - this is the summer of statement earrings. (Although I once said that about statement necklaces and they are still going strong 10 years later!) I'm certainly having fun with them this summer, and what better way to showcase a stunning work of art on your ear lobe than with a yellow ruffle one- shoulder top? Yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear, and this particular orange-y shade is new to my closet, and I love the dramatic shape. If you're looking for a more casual version, I recommend this top from J.Crew Factory - it's the same shade of yellow and really cute on! 
 
Top: J.Crew, $39 (same)
Jeans: Levi's c/o Kohl's, $40 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: H&M, $20 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Hat: Mud Pie c/o, $19 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Stella & Dot (similarsimilar)
Earrings: J.Crew, $43
Bracelets: Macy's, $13 (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Shoes and jeans are 1 year ago. Hat is recent. Earrings and top are new.

Colorful statement earrings under $50