Today's Everyday Fashion: Almost Vintage

Inspiration: Couture Candy

Inspiration: Couture Candy

Black blazer, gray jeans, black booties
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This blazer is so old that I may be able to call it vintage soon. My parents bought it for me when I had a presentation my senior year of college, and I wore it for job hunting in the years after college. In recent years I repurposed it by rolling up the sleeves and wearing it casually, including today's Kate Moss re-creation. What are the oldest items in your closet that you've repurposed or that have withstood the test of time?

Blazer: Express, old (similar, similar, similar)
Tee: Lamixx c/o
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Boots: Report/Piperlime, $10 (same)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (same)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Blazer is 10 years ago. Jeans are 4 years ago. Boots, purse and tee are 2 years ago.

Black booties on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: The White Dress

Inspiration: ModCloth

Inspiration: ModCloth

It may feel counterintuitive to wear a white dress in the winter but I love the contrast it provides against a dark jacket and tights. I first featured this dress here with basic black and was inspired add emerald accents by this recent ModCloth email. Take one part black and white dress, add a black jacket and boots, and sprinkle with any bright color(s) for accessories!

Blazer: C. Wonder c/o (similarsimilarsimilar)
Dress: Express, $60
Boots: Cynthia Rowley/TJ Maxx, $80 (similar, similar)
Belt: Old Navy, $8 (similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (same)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Boots are 4 years ago. Belt is 3 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Dress and blazer are one year ago. 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Printed Pumps

Inspiration: Redbook

Inspiration: Redbook

Aqua cardigan, cobalt top, striped pumps

"She looks gorgeous!" was my first thought when I discovered this inspiration photo from a few years ago on my computer. I love her version even more, but I wanted to try it with pants (they are my default when it's chilly outside), for a slightly different take on the same look. Both versions illustrate how well these blue colors work together, and the differences prove there's more than one way you can do it! 

Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Top: Tahari c/o Nordstrom, $58 (similar, similar, similar)
Pants: Ann Taylor, $18 (similar)
Pumps: Payless, $20 (similar, similar)
Purse: Sole Society c/o (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 4 years ago. Top, shoes, pants, and purse are 1 year ago. 

Printed pumps under $100

Nine West  /  J.Renee  /  Michael Kors
Charlotte Russe  /  Dorothy Perkins  /  Steve Madden
Qupid  /  Steve Madden  /  Jessica Simpson
Qupid  /  Guess  /  Chinese Laundry

In my search for similar pumps I came across tons of floral shoes. I've been wanting a pair so badly, even if they aren't super practical (they can be tough to style). A couple of these are only $30 - could be worth a try this spring?