Wednesday, February 29, 2012

OOTD: copycats and a straggler

I really enjoyed "copying" those outfit ideas last week, so I decided to take another stab at this again this week. Copying these pictures has really given me a lot of inspiration in putting my outfits together in the morning. I'm excited about figuring out which look I'll try to emulate each day!

Here are a few from this week:

This is a look from Eloquii, one of my fave new clothing lines. While I did change up the look a little bit from the original, I think it's still in the same spirit. I opted to NOT do a scarf because of the ruffle detail in the top I'm wearing.

Top: H&M
Skirt: Dillards
Shoes: Nine West via Marshalls
Belt: Rue 21
Inspiration Photo: Eloquii

So, I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this look. In theory, it works. However, I feel like I'd be more comfortable if I hadn't tucked in the top. Usually, I don't tuck shirts in like this because well, it tends to draw attention to the fact that I'm "thick in the thighs". Heh. Where the good Lord hath giveth I do wish he'd taketh away...just about an inch or so. But I'm working on that. :) Also, I generally don't wear this much...lack of color, but I think it kind of works. At least in the replicating the inspiration photo.

Top: Old Navy
Pants: New York and Company
Shoes: Nine West via Marshalls
Inspiration Photo: Pinterest (uncredited)

And here's an outfit that I didn't use an inspiration photo for. Sure, the idea came into my head from seeing belted cardigans and ruffled tops but there wasn't a specific one I was attempting to replicate. I When I first put this on I thought it over-emphasized by hips...way too much. But in the photographs, I really liked the way it looks.

Ruffled Top: Mossimo for Target
Cardigan: Mossimo for Target
Jeans: Old Navy
Flats: Mossimo for Target
Belt: Wal-Mart

Linking up with Lindsey for What I Wore Wednesday.

pleated poppy


  1. All of those outfits look good!!! I love the 2nd one too!!! Even though I know you're paranoid about looking all one color, Neutral DOES look good on you!!!!

  2. I like the third the best. And I'm normally not a fan of tucking in shirts, for the same reason as you, but I think this one looks more polished or pulled together this way.

  3. These all look nice. The first one is a lovely interpretation of the inspiration. The second outfit is nice. Maybe a colored belt just to make it more you? The third outfit is my fave. I think the ruffles actually draw your eye up thus slimming the hip/thigh area. I am drawn to ruffles and have to remind myself not to buy them (I'm too busty for ruffles across my chest). I do have several tops with ruffles on the shoulder or sleeve.

    1. I think you're right about the ruffles. I just loved how cute it was!!

  4. Ah, I love your sense of fashion. I'm so lacking in that realm. But I love the idea of copying an outfit I'm drawn to. I may try it out myself! Also, I didn't know you had a blog! (I found it through Jill's.) It's gorgeous! Hope you're doing well. :)

    1. Hey Brandy! I'm doing okay and I hope you are too with your new baby! :)

  5. I LOVE the second outfit! We always notice the part of us that we dislike most, but trust me ~ you don't have any "thick thighs" going on in that pic! :) It looks great. I see these "copy" outfits, I love it, you've inspired me to finally try it!

    1. Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Send me a link if you do copy some outfits...I'd love to see them!

  6. I love all of the outfits, but the second is my fav. You are rocking the khakis.

  7. The last is my fav. However, I really love the khaki outfit too. Maybe a colorful scarf? Even in a print. It would pop off the neutral. I am also a pinterest inspired dresser. :-)

  8. I HEART OUTFIT TWO! Hellooooo neutrals! : ) I'm surprised you didn't wear a statement necklace in bright mango or something. : )

    I also love outfit three. I have tried to do that a time or two (belted cardi) but it just never looks right.

    Next time you are in town I want you to come do for me what you did for Jill - mix and matching outfits, etc. : )


  9. Love the first outfit with the bright green skirt! :D


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