November 1, 2012

Challenge Your Closet- Week 6

Life After I Today is all about Pinterest.  I think one of my biggest boards is my 'My Style' board.  It has come in really handy when I have somewhere to go and I want to look cute but I'm dying in the creativity department and I'm too cheap to go buy something new.  I simply flip through some of my favorite looks and decide what I can recreate with my own pieces from my own closet.  Sometimes it's a big fat fail and other times its a total home-run.  The fun thing about it is you don't have to have the EXACT items to make it work.  Sometimes the fun of it is putting your own spin on something that's inspired you.  Today I'd like to share some of my home-runs {at least in my book} in recreating Pinterest outfits.

Outfit #1

Chambray top- H&M
White shorts- Old Navy
Necklace- Shabby Apple
Bag- Aldo
Sunglasses- Juicy Couture

I shared this outfit earlier in the summer but it was one of my favorite recreations. There's just something about a chambray top against crisp white that I just love.  Add in some gold accessories and you had me at hello.  This outfit is the epitome of summer and I love everything about it.  I wore this on a girls night out {to see Magic Mike} and I felt stylish but I was still comfortable.  I felt hot but I still felt like I could wear this to the park with Kendall too.  Definite win in my book!  Side note: I miss my tan!

Outfit #2

Top- Target
Belt- JCrew
Shorts- Old Navy
Sandals- Target
Bag- Aldo

I had this outfit pinned for quite some time but a collared shirt isn't really my thing {minus the chambray top, of course} so I had trouble recreating it.  But then I went through an old box of clothes and found this black top and figured what the heck!  I wore this to the Memorial Golf Tournament in the spring and minus it being COLD and rainy I felt like it fit the occasion pretty well.  Jimmy may have told me that I looked like a golfer's wife {minus the stash of mini rum bottles that were hiding in my bag}.  I do think this would have been cuter with a different length short though, or maybe it's just because I'm short, because I don't dig the Bermuda length.

Outfit #3

Sweater- NY&Co
Tee- Old Navy
Scarf- Grace Adele
Jeans- Old Navy
Flats- Old Navy

I wore this outfit to get my hair done this week.  I just recently pinned this outfit and I couldn't wait to recreate it because I knew I had all of the pieces.  I had the nude flats but for some reason I just couldn't get on board with them, the black seemed to make much more sense.  I loved this look even if I don't love myself in the color mustard so much.  I don't usually roll my jeans at the cuff but since the picture showed it I thought I'd give it a chance and I really liked the way it looked!  YAY for trying new things!  By the way, LOVE that scarf!  Seriously so versatile and adds such a fun element to any outfit.

Outfit #4

Sweater- Old Navy
Scarf- H&M
Jeans- Old Navy
Flats- Target

Boy this one is from the archives!  I recreated this outfit last winter but I still love it enough to share {and wear} again.  This outfit was/is so comfy.  I love nothing more than a sweater jacket in the cold months, don't you?  I would pair this with boots for when it's colder or raining/snowing {ew snow} outside.  Actually I kind of want to go put this on NOW.  Thank God for Statigram for keeping all my old Instagram pics for me because I would have forgotten all about this look otherwise.

So, what do you think?  Have you successfully recreated any Pinterest looks?  I'd love to hear from you, do you have any looks that you'd like to see me recreate?  Leave a comment with the link and I'll do my best in coming weeks!


  1. So cute! You're great at this stuff. :)

  2. You look so good in those skinnies and that mustard cardi! LOVE THAT! And LOVE the leopard scarf!!!!

    And that sweater jacket...MY FAVE! Can't beat comfy AND cute!

  3. Oh!! I love this idea. I should do this too. My style boards are way too big.. that is right, I have two. Haha. Cute outfits! New follower :)

    Love, The Skinnys

  4. I'm exactly the same way! My style board is HUGE and I'm way too cheap to go out and buy new things! Awesome job on the recreations! They look great.

    I'm a new follower from Mom's Mingle!

    Hope you can stop by and say hi sometime!


  5. you are so freaking good at this. i'm awful at recreating these things.

  6. so pretty! I keep seeing people in mustard cardis too and never thought I would look good in it, I keep meaning to try one on!