Today’s outfit is again inspired by a page in the March 2013 issue of Marie Claire. I was not kidding when i said last week that i love the magazine and found this issue quite inspiring, In fact i may just style one more look from this issue but i’m undecided…you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!
This Marie Claire page advertised looking luxe for less, but i managed to create the look for wayyyy less…by using what i already own! The sweater i wore is from Zara, the leatherette skirt is from Apartstyle, the mules are DKNY via Gilt.com.
The necklace is from Zara and the bracelet was a christmas gift and unfortunately i’m not sure where its from. I really love the way this outfit turned out. If you have been recently inspired by a look in a favorite magazine and were able to recreate the look, do share in the comments!
Yours in inspiration,
I loved working on the last two DIY posts, and i’m looking forward to posting more DIY on here, but working on today’s outfit post just felt like a homecoming. So without further ado…today’s outfit post.
I’ve been noticing a lot fashionistas rocking oversized sweaters. All of the inspiration photos below are from Pinterest.
They look so cute and comfy and i wanted one of my very one, so I kept my eyes peeled for one to buy that wouldn’t be too expensive. Well recently i took a trip to a discount store near my job called Lot Less and what should i find but the most amazing oversized gold sweater by Anne Klein. The original price tag on the Anne Klein online store is $119 and i bought it for a whopping $14.99, not bad huh? I love how versatile it is, i’ll be able to wear it more casually during the day say with some jeans and flats or by night the way i’ve styled it for the post. The leggings are from Zara (similar) and the booties are Calvin Klein…two Kleins in one outfit!
What do you think of oversized sweaters? Are you as in love with them as i am?
I tend to take the pictures for my blog posts on the weekends so i can be sure to catch the day light, which in my opinion is the perfect picture taking light. Unfortunately the Sunday i took these pictures it was dark and rainy all day long. At 2pm it looked like it might have been 5pm. I wasn’t sure how the rain and gloom would affect the look of the pictures, but I’m really glad i didn’t let that stop me from doing the shoot. I really love the effect that the rain drops gave some of the pictures and it turns out that with a little help from the flash the pictures didn’t turn out too dark afterall. What is your favorite time of day for picture taking?
Jamie Scott Sweater
Ink boots via Hautefootwear.com
Jewels c/o my secret santa this year 😀
I have a little confession to make. I find getting dressed for work quite boring. I find it so hard to add pizzazz to my work outfits that i often end up in my sort-of costume of dress pants and a long sleeve tee or sweater. Blah, right? While browsing for inspiration on Pinterest i came across this outfit by personal style blogger Julie Sharp on her blog Orchid Grey. I find it just so cozy and cute, and most importantly not boring! What do you think?
What i wore:
Sweater: Piccadilly c/o the beau, K
Button up shirt: Custom made in Columbia gifted by a friend
Skirt: Love brand gifted by another friend
Shoes: Report via DSW
I was sooo inspired by this post over on Claire Geist’s blog, De Lune, that i had to recreate the look. The only problem was…i didn’t have a long enough sweater in my closet. In came my lovely beau (and fabulous photog!) K. He happened to have this super soft and fairly large cashmere sweater with him and so i borrowed it. Who said boys’ clothes were for boys alone??
I absolutely love how the long sweater looks both demure and sexy since it covers the top half so much, and yet bares so much leg. Thanks Claire for the inspiration!
What i wore:
Banana Republic peter pan collar shirt
Express micro khaki shorts
Chocolat Blu flats
Vintage bag via Auh2o Thriftique
H&M Necklace and Ring
Unfortunately K’s cashmere sweater doesn’t have a tag with the name on it 😦