Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How I Shopped My Own Closet (or The Look for Less)


*THIS POST WAS FEATURED ON SIMPLE LIVES THURSDAY #120!!

I love being a girl. As long as I can remember, I've loved everything that had to do with hair, makeup, and clothes. I was never really allowed to wear makeup very much growing up, and wore a uniform to school from Kindergarten through graduation, so I think that I've been living in an extended adolescence as a result.

I subscribe to a few fashion magazines, and one of my favorite things to do is figure out how to recreate the outfits that I see in those pages using what I already have in my own closet, or by supplementing as little as possible.

Here are some of the ways that I worked with outfits from InStyle's August issue.




Blazer: $3.99 (Thrifted)
Top: $5 (Old Navy)
Red skinnies: $18.99 (Kohl's)
Leopard peep-toes: Already had (Target)


Dress: Gift (F21)
Jacket: Hand-me-down
Tights: Already had (next time I'll wear leggings)
Motorcycle boots: Already had (had to sell the bike when I was pg with #4, sniff, sniff)


 
I understand that this one's a bit of a stretch. I don't have metallic gold jeans, and I'm not going to buy them. Um, no.
 
Blazer: $3.99 (Thrifted)
Tank: $4.95 (H&M)
Gray skinnies: Already had (Kohl's)
Bronze peep-toes: Already had (Target)
 
Also, kudos to my 5-year-old Little Miss for taking these pictures! Such a patient sweetheart.
 


      
 

14 comments:

  1. love your adaptions of the above outfits. Don't you wish you could have your pinterest closet! thanks for sharing your outfit ideas!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the way you made those outfits your own. Some might not be identical, but some of yours look better than the originals! My favorite is the one with the denim jacket :)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  3. I love how you made those outfits, with just shopping in your closet! I need to shop in my closet more! Love the first outfit. I found you on the pleating poppy link up. I am your newest follower!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG! You did a great job shopping your closet! Can I come shop YOUR closet, too??? Love these looks!

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    1. Thank you, haha!! By the way, I DID get my necklace made...when I post it, I think I'm going to link back to your yellow one. :)

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  5. I am impressed! Nice recreations - especially love the middle one (and the cool boots). Good call on the metallic jeans though - leave them to the fashion magazines!!

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    1. I know, right??? Somehow the metallic gold might not look as lovely with spit-up on it.

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  6. Great outfits!! I have to agree with you on the metallic jeans. The last thing my backside needs is shimmer!! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you! I'm all for shimmer...booty shimmer, not so much. :P

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  7. These were fun! A great idea to "shop" from your closet too...thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Nancy at livininthegreen

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