Today's Everyday Fashion: Coincidence

People often ask me if I buy clothes solely for the purpose of re-creating inspiration photos, and the answer is definitely no! I sometimes use what inspires me to create a shopping list - so if I notice I have 20 photos saved with mint jeans, then I will add mint jeans to my shopping list. But I don't buy something just so I can re-create one photo. I've had this inspiration saved for over a year, and when I looked at it this week I realized by coincidence that I had all the (almost exact) pieces to re-create it. I'm loving the end result, and I'm excited to have another way to wear this polka dot shirt (see first outfit here). Have you ever spotted an outfit and realized you had all the pieces already in your closet?

Inspiration photo: LOFT
Army jacket: c/o Conversation Pieces, $45 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Shirt: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohl's, $22
Jeans: Hudson/Filene's Basement, $75 (similar)
Belt: H&M, $18
Shoes: c/o Nine West, $62
Purse: Karen Millen, $235 (similar, vegan)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Earrings: My Stella & Dot website, $34
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $39 and $69 and $39
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79 and $19 and $59

1. LOFT  2. Piperlime  3. Piperlime  4. Urban Outfitters  5. Nasty Gal