Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

Pass On the Polka Dots

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Jacket – Old Navy via Threadflip (similar) | Shirt – LOFT (similar on sale!) | Jeans – Express via Poshmark (use code HBAMM for $5 credit) | Scarf – H&M via Poshmark (similar) | Shoes – Sole Society (on sale!)

So many things to talk about today!  Like, mixing polka dots and stripes!  It happens to be one of my favorite pattern mixing options.  Or how about the fact that three of the items I have on today are technically thrifted?  I’ll be honest, thrift stores overwhelm me but Poshmark and Threadflip are so much easier for me to deal with.  Online thrift shopping?  Much more my speed.

And we need to mention that not only is today the last day I’m doing the Take One and Pass It On Challenge it’s also Copycat Friday.  Which means I had to find a look to copy that also incorporated one of my items from yesterday.  Those of you who guessed the scarf were totally right!

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Anyway, now that I have this jacket in my closet I realized I could finally recreate an outfit I’ve had pinned for almost 9 months.

 

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Again, it’s the polka dots plus stripes that drew me to this outfit.  My jacket is a little bit more like a blazer, though, so I figured that with my nude flats it made a decent casual Friday outfit.  Don’t have a olive colored or military-esque jacket or blazer?  Try it with a similarly-colored cardigan.  Don’t like to wear stripes?  Any patterned black and white top would do.  Add riding boots and you have a great casual weekend outfit!

With that, I’ve reached the end of my participation in the Take One and Pass It On Challenge.

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Outfit 1 | Outfit 2 | Outfit 3| Outfit 4| Outfit 5

I loved showing you how you can remix the pieces in your closet and pair them with other items to make completely different outfits.  I was worried that people would notice I was wearing the same things two days in a row but so far the only comment I’ve gotten was someone referred to my statement necklace yesterday when I was talking about putting together an outfit for an Oscar’s party on Sunday.  “You should wear that necklace you wore this week!” she said.  That was it.

Anyway, it was a good exercise in mixing up my closet.  And gave me hope that if I do a 30×30 challenge I will do just fine!

Also linking up with Texas Lovebirds | Two Thirty-Five Designs