Today's Everyday Fashion: The Look For Less

 
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Blue ruffle one shoulder top and pink tassel earrings
Blue ruffle one shoulder top and pink pants
Blue ruffle one shoulder top and pink pants
 
 
Inspiration: JenN Lake and J.Crew

Inspiration: JenN Lake and J.Crew

 

So you've spotted a catalog outfit that you'd love to wear in real life, what's a girl to do? The way I see it you have two options: buy the outfit from the catalog, or re-create it using similar items in your closet. And while I've certainly bought the outfit from the catalog before (the items are guaranteed to look good together that way!), re-creating still takes the cake for me. It's cheaper (cough, free!), better for the environment and overall I love the feeling of getting creative and putting my own spin on it!

Top: H&M, $34
Pants: Limited, $35
Shoes: Windsor Store c/o, $27 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Stein Mart, $149 (samesame)
Earrings: J.Crew Factory, $15
Approx. dates: Pants and shoes are 4 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Top is recent. Earrings are new.

Blue ruffle tops and pink dress pants

Shopbop  /  Bloomingdale's  /  LOFT  /  Saks Off 5th
Amazon  /  Macy's  /  Amazon  /  Macy's

Today's Everyday Fashion: Back In Stock

 
Boho outfit: kimono cardigan, denim shorts
Boho outfit: kimono cardigan, denim shorts
 
Boho outfit: kimono cardigan, denim shorts
 
 

Great news if you were diggin' this floral kimono from previous posts - it's now back in stock! I wore it with a white jumpsuit and red heels for a fundraiser, with jeans and a halter sweater in Italy, and today I'm following my inspiration to a "t" by pairing it with a white tunic, denim shorts and a brown belt. I love all three for different reasons but today's breezy boho look is great for the summer weather. It's not easy looking put together in the heat but a long lightweight layer like this kimono is the perfect solution! 

Kimono: Sole Society, $33
Top: Victoria's Secret, old (similar below)
Shorts: Levi's c/o, $58 (similar, similar)
Belt: H&M, $20 (similar, similar)
Purse: JCPenney c/o, $29 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: H&M, $20 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot and Hawaii souvenir
Approx. dates: Belt is 10 years ago. Top is 6 years ago. Shorts, shoes and purse are 1 year ago. Kimono is 6 months ago.

White lace trim tops on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Pink Flamingos

 
Flamingo print top, pink pencil skirt
Flamingo print top, pink pencil skirt
Flamingo print top, pink pencil skirt
Flamingo print top, pink pencil skirt
 

At some point in the last couple years pink flamingos went from a somewhat cheesy lawn ornament to one of the hottest prints for summer. And my goodness what an adorable style statement they make. Whether it's a pool float, flamingo socks, tops or skirts (see below) - it's all just way too much fun! I couldn't wait to pair this ruffle collar top with a pencil skirt in the perfect shade of flamingo pink. (Those once cheesy lawn ornaments may even be growing on me now, too!) Do you like flamingo motifs?

Top: Mud Pie c/o, $51
Skirt: J.Crew Factory, $30
Shoes: JCPenney c/o, $30 (in blush)
Purse: Aldo c/o, $40 (similarsimilar
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o Amazon, $36 (similar)
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Purse and earrings are 1 year ago. Shoes are several months ago. Top and skirt are recent.

Flamingo style on a budget