Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Variations on a Theme

Shirt: Alice + Olivia, thrifted, $10 // Jacket: Vintage, thrifted, $12 // Jeans: Guess via TJMaxx, $28 // Shoes: Kenneth Cole, thrifted, $3 // Bracelet: Forever 21, $8

I didn't document much of it on the blog, but for about a week, I wore several versions of the this outfit. Most of the looks incorporated some plaid, this slouchy red knit hat (or another hat) and the two-tone oxfords, with an overall color palette of red, blue, brown and gold. It wasn't intentional; it just felt right at the time. Do you ever focus on a few specific items or even just one piece for blocks of time? I do that a lot. It's like I come up with one ensemble I like and then just keep milking it.

29 comments:

calivintage said...

i do the exact same thing and then i wonder if people just think i'm wearing the same outfit over and over.

anyway, i absolutely love that little plaid jacket! you look gorgeous!

stylefyles said...

that jacket is amazing. And I love those shoes, too!

caffeinerd said...

Love the jacket and the hat!

Lexie said...

i cant believe you thrifted an Alice + Olivia top! brilliant.

Sophie said...

I just purchased a red beret like that. I'm thinking it'll be worn A TON too.

I do that... like I'll stuck on wearing leggings a lot or over the knee socks.

Megan said...

ah, I wish I could see more of your blouse, it looks cute!
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Sarah Yvonne said...

I do the exact same thing and then feel bogus taking outfit photos. Sometimes one item just feels perfect for a week. I love the shirt!

Ash said...

I certainly milk a few key items until I get sick of them!

Ash
goldleafashely.blogspot.com

wreckedstellar said...

you are totally rockin this outfit- love the blazer and am in love with the shoes!

Dylana said...

Love your jacket!

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Clare said...

Oh, I definitely do that a lot too. It seems to be working for you, though!

M. said...

ah I can't get enough of those shoes, everytime you wear them I love them more!
and you're jacket is so cute :)

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Heather @ Orphaned Apparel said...

Awww, look at that lil pug butt! Haha.

Love that jacket!

leassuitcase said...

I tend to do that too...kinda like eating the same thing for a week til you get sick of it. Love the plaid jacket and oxfords...what a great find!

Victoria said...

Great outfit. I really like the shape of the jacket along with the cut and style of the shirt.

Meg said...

I think we all do that to some extent!! I just love your jacket, it looks adorable

Linda said...

I as well...its a sickness actually.

Brittany said...

I am completely in LOVE with those shoes.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love those shoes --- gahh now I want a pair of two-tone or saddle shoes. This is a very pulled-together look. :)

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Kimberellie said...

That's so funny! I have been noticing myself doing so lately! I think I have always done so but only notice now that I have been on Weardrobe and have been reading fashion blogs and have been thinking about such things!

You look fantastic, as always! I love the beret! I am going to get my husband to crochet me one-ivory though I think.

E said...

I'm pretty sure I do that, too, and I don't realize until I go back and look at old blog posts together and then I realize, wow, i must really like said sweater or said pair of shoes ;-)

Amy said...

I am dying for a red beret and this outfit is making die for one even more. You look adorable!

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

P.S. Your outfit on Monday was inspiration for my outfit yesterday. Check out my post if you have a chance.

Francesca said...

i love that plaid jacket! so ivy league!


xoxo,
F

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Orchid Grey said...

I do this all the time, it usually happens when I get something that I LOVE and feel compelled to wear it CONSTANTLY, much to the dismay of my blog. this is a great outfit though!

Penny said...

The whole outfit is gorgeous... I especially love the hat!

style-magnet said...

I do the same thing!!

Ugh, those shoes are so fantastic. I'm jeal-in' like a felon.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Hands down one of my favorite looks that you've done =) Love this!

idée_géniale said...

I really like this look and then when i looked a little closer I noticed your top underneath that jacket and well, love love love! I can't beleive you found it for just $10. So jealous right now....

Emily said...

I thought I was the only one who did that! Right now, I'm completely stuck on statement necklaces and t-shirts. Can.not. leave the house in anything else.

(PS came upon your blog via StyleList's "Most Stylish Blogger" feature - I love your looks!)

-Emily

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