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Blogspiration: Thrift & Shout

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.

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Inspiration:

Recreation:

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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.

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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)

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What has inspired you lately?  

Thank you to the gorgeous Lindsey for her permission to use her photo!

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Monochrome and My Really White Legs

Wowzers.  Check out these bad boys!

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Pretty intense.

I actually don’t mind being pale.  I’ve never been one who feels the need to tan which is a good thing since I clearly don’t tan.  I’m really against the fake-bake.  Ladies, and men, it does not look natural.

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I’m a freckly, pale lady and darn proud of it.

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But seeing these photos just highlighted the fact that I HAVE to get back on the workout train.  Good thing I got two new workout DVD’s, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and JM Killer Buns and Thighs.  How appropriate.

326But regardless of my legs color and size, I will always rock the skirts and dresses.  Been doing so since 1986 and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon.

376This is one of my absolutely favorite skirts.  Should have taken a close up.  Blogger fail.  I recently wore this outfit to work and felt so sleek in my monochromatic look all day.  Little did I realize my legs also joined in the monochrome party.

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Skirt: Loft, black and white.
Top: Old Navy, grey.
Cardigan: Forever 21, grey.
Shoes: Steve Madden, black.
Jewels: Earrings, Stella & Dot.

All items were already in my closet.

How do you do monochrome?

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Lace

One of the things I love about exploring the blog world is finding inspiration from real ladies.  It’s one of the things I love the most about J’s Everyday Fashion— she shows how she recreates outfits using what she has in her closet from affordable stores.

And it’s one of the things I love about fashion challenges and I’d like to participate in more in public.  Previously I would “participate” without posting about it, but look out world!  I’m going to post them.

This month’s Trend of the Month from Marionberry Style is lace!  I wasn’t going to participate at first because I don’t have anything lace even though I love it.  I have had plenty of lacy tops in the past, but no more.  They either didn’t fit anymore, got dingy, or were ruined (Mom!).  I was ready to pass by this one, although regrettably, when I remembed that HEY! I need to challenge myself to participate in lace without having lace.  Say what?

So I stared in my closet for a while and came up with my version of a lacy outfit.

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It might not exactly be a lace top, but it works, right? (I have no idea why my face is so red…)

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It gives the feel of lace without actually being lace.  And in my opinion, it is close enough!

Cardigan: Target, teal, old.
Top: Loft, white and grey, bought on sale, old.
Skirt: Loft, black, old.
Jewelry: Necklace, Stella & Dot, Geneve Lace Pendant, $98.

And just like the last time I participated in an MB style challenge, I wanted to find accessories that would satisfy the trend.  Accessories are a cheaper way of being trendy!

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Lace is definitely a trend in the jewelry world.
Necklace: (wearing in outfit) Stella & Dot, Geneve Lace Pendant, $98.
Earrings: Stella & Dot, Geneve Linear, $59.
Earrings: Gift, QVC, similar: Target, $7.99!!!

What are your favorite lace pieces?  How do you incorporate trends without spending a fortune?

For more lace jewelry from Stella & Dot visit here!

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