Thursday, September 29, 2011

Closet-Shopping Creativity

banana republic taupe zipper trim cardigan, forever 21 taupe striped shirt, forever 21 hot pink strapless dress, mk5430, target mossimo pearce camel pumps, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, express blue belt

banana republic taupe zipper trim cardigan, forever 21 taupe striped shirt, forever 21 hot pink strapless dress, mk5430, target mossimo pearce camel pumps, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, express blue belt

banana republic taupe zipper trim cardigan, forever 21 taupe striped shirt, forever 21 hot pink strapless dress, mk5430, target mossimo pearce camel pumps, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, express blue belt
Cardigan: Banana Republic Zipper Trim (old) - XS (great UO option

Top: Forever 21 (old, straps hemmed shorter) - S (one w/ shoulder cutouts!) (asymmetrical tunic
Belt: borrowed from Express dress - (so tempted to buy this obi belt)
Skirt: Forever 21 strapless dress worn as skirt (old) - XS/ $24.80 (cute bandage skirt)
Watch: Michael Kors "Small Runway" (MK5430) - $127 (buy
Shoes: Target Mossimo Pearce Camel Patent Pumps - 6 / $30 (buy)  
Bag: Vieta Lucille Buckle Satchel (c/o TJMaxx) - $30 (very similar Aldo satchel!)  

Sometimes when I shop my closet for new outfits, I come with some unexpected results.  Take my outfit for today, for example.  I never would've thought to pair hot pink with cobalt blue, but I actually think I really like the combination!  Maybe it's because of all the colorblocking and mixing of bright colors that we've been seeing for months now, but this combination of two "clashing" colors doesn't really seem like too much at all.  In fact, I think I could actually even had added a bright sunny yellow top with this outfit and it would've been even more fab.  Now who wants to find me a nice yellow top... ;)

banana republic taupe zipper trim cardigan, forever 21 taupe striped shirt, forever 21 hot pink strapless dress, mk5430, target mossimo pearce camel pumps, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, express blue belt
Sans cardigan.  Cause that's the only way to not melt in the afternoon sun.
banana republic taupe zipper trim cardigan, forever 21 taupe striped shirt, forever 21 hot pink strapless dress, mk5430, target mossimo pearce camel pumps, tjmaxx vieta lucille buckle satchel, express blue belt


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27 comments:

  1. Great makeup! Your teeth are so straight btw! Have you ever worn braces or are they natural? I think I have some sort of obsession with people's teeth ever since I got my braces. LOL

    I love shopping my own closet, but sometimes, my creative juices aren't flowing .. there's always something I want to add to my closet

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  2. I've been lucky enough not to have had braces or a retainer or any sort of teeth correction previously. I think it's partly genetics as my dad has picture perfect teeth naturally too!

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  3. oh loving the stripes - and your eye make-up, beautiful!

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  4. This is a really unique fun combo, totally out of the ordinary but very chic, unexpected but works perfectly, the braid look is lovely on you!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  5. I love spending time in my closet mixing and matching new outfits for the week.  These colors go so well together!  Love the striped top. 

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  6. Ooooooooh!  A yellow top would be fab indeed!  I love the cobalt blue and hot pink!

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  7. I know what you mean.. i've been pairing together colors that i usually never pair! All thanks to blogging!
    Love your outfit.. you look great! :)

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  8. I love closet shopping and your hair!!


    Just Better Together

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  9. I'm shopping my closet for the next few months, and it's a nice way to look at what I have from a fresh perspective. Also a great way to force myself to get creative and wear some items that normally get ignored!
    Would love to see this with a yellow top. :)

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  10. I love your bag and your heels :)

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  11. I really like the pink and blue, and a yellow top would definitely look awesome with this.

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  12. LOVE the pink and cobalt together - a stunning combination!  Also love the side braid look on you :)

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  13. I probably should shop more in my closet...LOL For some reason I don't think it's that fun...: D Great outfit and I agree- you do have perfect teeth! :D

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  14. I really like your skirt! And your cute braid :)

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  15. I love blue and pink together! I did a hot pink skirt and blue cardigan not too long ago and really liked it.  Sometimes colors you think wouldn't go together end up working out the best! I have a color wheel (kind of nerdy, I know) and I use this for inspiration and pairing color combos together.  Your earrings are really pretty too, btw.  Have a nice weekend!  Heather

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  16. thanks so much!! i need to get myself a color wheel too. :)

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  17. I love the colours you paired together the cobalt blue and the pink skirt!  That sweater is beautiful, I wanted to get it but when I went back...it was like the grim reaper got to the zippers and they were falling off or got dragged off the seam!  

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  18. I got this cardigan on clearance and there is a small part towards the very bottom of the right side where the zipper is dragged off of the seam. :( it seems like a common problem to have with this thing so i've been super careful when wearing it.

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  19. Love those colors paired together! And definitely agree that a yellow top would not have been over the top-- not in my very colorful book anyway :) way to shop your own closet- I need to get better at doing that!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  20. lucky!!!  do you bleach them though?  I need to get on bleaching mine. I just seriously get too lazy.

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  21. have you tried the waterfall braid?  i like that.

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  22. i did bleach them way back in during my college days (~2001, i think?) at Castle Dental when they had a $200 promotional offer. i used the old-school way of tooth trays and bleaching gel that you'd leave in for 4 hours or so. my teeth were noticeably whiter -- i did my teeth on top first just so i could see the different with my bottom teeth. it was remarkable! i haven't done any bleaching since then but i don't really drink coffee, teas, or coke.

    i definitely recommend teeth whitening! there are lots of Groupons for it in Dallas that make it pretty reasonable, so maybe see if they have similar deals in your city?

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  23. and i've seen pictures of the waterfall braid but haven't tried it out before. i think i'll give it a shot this weekend. :)

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  24. I love how you went bold and paired the stripes with colors...so much fun!

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  25. Wow, those colors definitely work well together! And I love the fun stripes on top. Great look!

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