So, I had to go and get all cocky yesterday by wearing a tank top and shorts and what happens? It rains all night and now it's in the 50s. She sure showed me! Guess I won't be jumping the gun anymore. I solemnly vow not to wear any shorts, tank tops and/or sandals until May...or next week at the very earliest. ;)
Once again I drew inspiration from a gorgeously put together outfit from another blogger. And once again it is none other than Natalia from Ma Nouvelle Mode. I have yet to read a post from Natalia and not be inspired. Girl's got it goin' on over there!
This particular post was about remixing your wardrobe. I struggle with this immensely. I have always bought items with a specific way to wear it in mind and it never varies. This results in "closet-full-of-clothes-and-nothing-to-wear" syndrome. You know what I'm talking about. We've all been there at one time or another. I probably have hundreds (ok, maybe not hundreds but it's a lot more than I utilize) of outfit variations hanging in my closet and the key to unlocking them is simply remixing what I already own.
Natalia picked 7 items and made 7 different outfits for the week. This is not something I ever thought I could do but she makes it look effortless! I haven't pulled together 7 entire outfits but I did take a step into wearing pieces in a way I have never worn them before.
My outfit isn't a total recreation but there were key pieces and how she wore them that got my wheels turning...
Shirt: Walmart $5.00
Cardigan: F21 @ Goodwill $3.00
Leggings: Walmart $6.00
Boots: Target $12.50
Scarf: Walmart $3.00
Watch: Vintage from my grandma
Bracelet: Walmart $3.00
Grand Total: $32.50
Man! I could be a spokesperson for Walmart! When I put this together, I had no idea all of it had come from there. Moral to this story: Get your heinie to Walmart!! Next time you're grocery shopping, swing by the clothes section! I also think this is a good time to say that I am not a big advocate for leggings as pants. However, all my bits and pieces are covered and that (and that alone) is the exception. So if you wear leggings, proceed with caution!
Aaannnd just for fun...