Re-creating inspiration photos takes a healthy dose of "I can do that" attitude. I hardly ever have the exact pieces I'm trying to re-create, but once I get over that initial resistance of believing it's possible, I start opening my mind to things that are similar and creative ways to achieve an outfit. (Just like today's J.Crew inspired look.) You don't always need to buy everything you love, just love what you already have in your closet! Like one of my favorite quotes says, "The grass is greener where you water it."
Sweater: Banana Republic, $40 (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: Limited, $19
Shoes: Miss Me/Marshall's, $28 (similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Hat: J.Crew Factory, $17 (similar below)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Sweater is 5 years ago. Shoes and purse are 2 years ago. Hat and shorts are recent.