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Monday, June 25, 2012

Copycat Miss Y, the Student Teacher

This outfit was worn back in May.... I just realized it didn't get posted.  This is a copycat outfit of my son's student teacher.  I wish I had a photo of her in the outfit.  The scarf is the same, but she wore a yellow short-sleeve sweater and silver flats.  I put my own spin on the outfit by wearing gold flats and my coral zip-up cardi.

Thanks to Miss Y. for the inspiration!  Good luck with your teaching career.  You did a great job teaching this year!

Copycat Miss Y. Outfit

Forever 21 Zip-Up slub sweater cardigan, pink -
Hinge® Princess Jersey camisole, sand -
BP. dot scarf, coral/blue - Nordstrom (no photo online)
Blue Essence 'Eliot' skinny jeans, black -
Tory Burch Reva Metallic Flats, Pyrite -
kate spade 'Keswick Caning' bauble bracelet, gold/navy - Nordstrom
Lauren by Ralph Lauren 'Lake Tahoe' Double Drop Earrings, silver/gold, -

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nordstrom Employee Outfit

I can't believe I've let most of June go by and only have one post on my blog prior to this one.  This means I have too many things going on.  Or wait, maybe it's just that I'm addicted to House Hunters.  I've been watching House Hunters since the show debuted in 1999.  I think it's hysterical that the show made the news recently.

These photos were taken the day after I actually wore the outfit.  I got too busy and then the sun went down, so I missed out on the opportunity to get photographed.  So I woke up early the next day and threw on yesterday's outfit before my husband left for golf lessons.  The following photos were taken at 7am.  I have quite the groggy look in the second photo.

Last Satuday, on the real day I wore this outfit, I felt really good wearing it.  I was at the mall for part of the day, and four people asked me if I worked at Nordstrom.  Two of them were Nordstrom employees.  One of them asked me what department I worked in.  I told her t.b.d., and she believed me.

Nordstrom Employee Outfit (I actually put this together all on my own - no copying anyone!)
Gibson linen one-button blazer, white -
Shimera Seamless tank, navy stripe (different color) -
Vince skinny crop jeans, coral -
Cole Haan 'Bettina Catalina Crossbody', Rock Candy - (got with my Cole Haan b-day discount!)
kate spade 'Keswick Caning' bracelet, navy/gold - Nordstrom
Alexis Bittar 'Small Donut' lucite pendant necklace, gold - Nordstrom Rack
Paul Green 'Leslie' sandal, brown -

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Copycat Kendi #2

This is my copycat version of Kendi's "Something New" post from back in April.  The mint green and red together look so amazing on her it made me want to try these colors together.  I already had the jeans and tee, I just had to find a necklace that would work with this outfit.  I really tried to find the exact one Kendi wore, but hers is from 2010 Anthropologie.  I see one on Ebay, but it isn't the same color, and it wouldn't work as well with this outfit because of the white in the necklace.  I found a similar one, though I wish this necklace were longer.  It was really important that the necklace had two shades of green.  I looked forever it seems.

I went out of my comfort zone with this necklace for sure.  This necklace is big and chunky, and not what I usually wear for accessories. And now I'm comfortable with chunky statement necklaces!  You just gotta try once.

My version does not have red suede pumps or a cute heart tote as Kendi's or any other handbag with red in it.  I have one pair of red shoes, and they are patent leather peep-toe pumps with wood-stacked heels.  I tried them on with this outfit, but the shine of the patent leather just doesn't work with the red jeans.  Suede is so much more subdued, and  they would not take away from the red jeans, they would blend right in.  Instead I have brown sandals and my casual leather khaki handbag.  My accessories don't work as well, but I worked with what I already have.

If I only had to get one new item to copy a Kendi outfit, than I'm totally excited.  I know I'll be able to remix this necklace.  I have a bunch of ideas of how to wear this thing.  Francesca's has the cutest necklaces and scarves.  I've never heard of this store until Kendi's blog.  I recently discovered there's one in my closest mall, and I definitely like the price point.

It was chilly this day so I put on the denim jacket.  It doesn't really help the outfit, but it did keep me warm.

Copycat Kendi #2

Bobeau Burnout Dot Tee, Harbor -
KUT from the Kloth 'Diana' Skinny Jeans, Red Pompeii -
Francesca's Like a Rolling Stone necklace, blue & turquoise - Francesca's
Söfft 'Montera' Sandal, brown patent -
Nordstrom Plissé crinkle leather shopper, khaki - (NOT many crinkles left on this old thing)
Lauren Jeans Co. Jacket, Tamara Classic Fit Denim Jacket, Nolita Wash -