Welcome to the 5 Ways Rule!
What is it you ask?
The 5 Ways Rule is to come up with 5 ways to wear something you are thinking about buying before buying it. But that’s not it! You then have to actually wear the looks within the first month or two (depending on the item… shoes can be worn every week easier than a top can!).
I’m currently on a shopping ban as per the 30×30 challenge so I thought it would be fun to feature 5 ways I’d wear a long sleeve tshirt I recently got from Loft on sale. All of the items shown are something I either already own or own something very similar.
Which look is your favorite? Could you follow the 5 Ways Rule?
Posted in Fashion, Fresh and Fabulous 2013
Tagged 2b, 5 ways rule, fashion, Gap, GIANMARCO VENTURI, H&M, John Lewis, Kelly & Katie, LOFT, Nina B, polyvore, Sole Society, Sperry Top-Sider, stella & dot, Steve Madden, style, Vince Camuto, Zara
Nothing feels quite so good as when you find an article of clothing that you have been searching for forever and it is perfect. Just absolutely perfect. (all my fellow English loves, please ignore that run on sentence!)
I had been dying for a simple black blazer for so long. Nothing too fancy. Nothing too casual. Just right.
Well, I found the holy grail of black blazers.
It’s the perfect combination of structure and casual.
Soft and hard.
Fun and professional.
I can wear it to pontificate.
And to impersonate Popeye.
Blazer: TJMaxx, Black
Top: Loft, black and white triangles
Jewelry: necklace and bracelet borrowed, earrings Stella & Dot
What have you been searching for?
(crazy face and poses courtesy of a friend who doesn’t stop snapping pictures… even when you’re doing crazy moves)
My favorite place to find outfit ideas are bloggers because they are real people with real jobs living in a real world. Magazines and clothing ads are nice, but often aren’t so easy to recreate. But a blogger? I can recreate that. And many bloggers include links where you can either get the item or one similar to it. Perfect.
So I decided to create a board on Pinterest called Blogspiration. In an effort to get more creative with my outfits I’m challenging myself to recreate and post Blogspiration outfits. I thought it only made sense to make the very first Blogspiration post the very first outfit that inspired the whole idea. Meet Lindsey from Thrift & Shout.
Pants: Loft, cobalt.
Cardigan: Loft, striped.
Top: Unknown, white sheer.
Shoes: Steve Madden, yellow.
Jewels: Necklace, borrowed. Bracelet, Stella & Dot. Bracelet, borrowed.
When I saw Lindsey’s outfit I was shocked. I pretty much have all those pieces! And I had just been thinking of how I could wear this cardigan. I’d only been wearing it with basic black or jeans so when I saw Lindsey pair her incredibly similar sweater with cobalt, I knew I had to do the same.
Huge thanks to my awesome photographer and bestie, Becky, aka “the friend.” I enlisted her help to take a ton of pictures one weekend so you’ll be seeing more of her work. She also was kind enough to bring over tons of accessories so we’d have lots of options. I wish we had thought to take a photograph of our little setup. We felt very Rachel Zoe and kept yelling at each other like they do on the show. So sad we don’t have a photo but we do have this random shot.
We definitely had a lot of fun with our photoshoot and we plan on doing it again… well at least I do. Hopefully she does too. One last photo for you all because if there is an unattended motorcycle you have to pose with it. (expect to see this motorcycle in a few more posts! I was obsessed with it)
What has inspired you lately?
Thank you to the gorgeous Lindsey for her permission to use her photo!