Copy Cat Fashion, Recreating Outfits You Love

For this Tuesday morning I have something out of the ordinary for you, a fashion post. Over the past 6 months I have been throwing one of these in every once in a while and it has made for a fun change of pace. Today I teamed up with Becky, Meghan and Whitney to talk about recreating outfits.

It doesn’t matter if you see it on TV, a magazine, a blog, or your best friend. Odds are at some point in life you’ve probably seen an outfit, loved it, and wondered how you could recreate it, right? That is exactly what we did for you today. We swapped partners and chose one outfit of theirs to recreate.

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A Reason To Smile

This post has been sponsored by Smile Brilliant all opinions are my own.

Those who know me well, know that I have mastered “the smirk”. Please tell me you know what the smirk is?! You know, that quirky half smile where you want to imply that you’re happy but heaven forbid you actually show your teeth. So you force things, trying to look as natural as you possibly can, widen your eyes a bit, and tilt your head ever so slightly. 

I suppose there are dozens of reasons for people to smirk but mine came down to the fact that I was lacking confidence. I didn’t want to show my teeth. Why? It all happened when I saw a photo of myself smiling and I thought is THAT what MY teeth really look like? They were so far from the pearly whites that I wanted. I tried to change things but no matter how much I scrubbed them with whitening toothpastes I just didn’t get the results I was hoping for. So I gave up smiling and trademarked “the smirk” as mine.

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How I Styled It: Favorite Winter Accesories

It’s been over two months since my last fashion post. I was doing so good for a while, but the holidays really distracted me. Today I am back! Once again I am teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney and this time we are sharing our favorite winter accessories.

Winter in the Midwest is a roller coaster ride. One day you need a parka, the next your sporting short sleeves. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Over the years I have learned the best way to be prepared for whatever comes your ways is to layer. I try to keep several versatile pieces on hand that I can wear in many different ways.

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How I Styled It: Plaid

Today I’m teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney again. The last time we collaborated was for my first official fashion post that included me playing “the model”. I felt like I was in WAY over my head, but y’all were so encouraging and sweet. I instantly knew that more fashion posts would be in my future. Just typing those words still feels kind of weird and I am still wrapping my head around the whole idea, but that’s okay. This blog has turned into several things that I never imagined it would. 

This time around we chose to style plaid.

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Where Comfort And Fashion Collide, Go Comfy

Over the past year I’ve been working on a few things: I’m trying to be more patient, making an effort to drink more water, and forcing myself to find motivation to get out of my sweat pants. I think I’ve been doing pretty good on all of these, but that last one recently became so much easier.

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I’ve learned that being fashion forward and trendy doesn’t always mean you have to sacrifice comfort. After all, how much do you get done when you’re uncomfortable? I’m going to guess its somewhere in the neighborhood of not much and hardly a thing. When you feel great you have the confidence to tackle anything and get things done. Why not wear clothes that let you “Go comfy’.

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How I Styled It: Utility Vest

Today I am teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney to show you some fall fashion. Specifically how we’ve been wearing our utility vests lately.

Before I say anything else I want to take a second to tell y’all how much I stepped out of my comfort zone to do this post. When Meghan reached out to me with the idea I quickly agreed without much thought. It wasn’t until the day I went to take photographs that I had the “what in the world were you thinking” thoughts pop into my head. I can’t even tell you how awkward and uncomfortable I felt standing there… in a random alley… with a tripod, my girls, and a camera remote. I totally have a new-found respect for fashion bloggers who do this all the time.

Okay, moving on now.

A long, long time ago (aka 6 months) there was a girl who wanted a utility vest. She searched high and she searched low with no luck. She had almost lost all hope until one day, by a random chance, she stumbled across the perfect vest at Sam’s Club. It was a happy, happy ending indeed.

In an attempt to make me feel less awkward about this post I am trying to make light of it. But seriously, I still can’t believe I found the perfect vest for under $20 at Sam’s. I had almost settled for another vest when I finally found exactly what I wanted in a very unexpected place.

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I chose to style my vest in three different ways. All three ways are wearing the same jeans (there was no way I was changing pants in that creepy alley) but each look is unique in its own way. 

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Jeans / Vest *Sams Club*/ Top / Shoes *Walmart*

Look #1

I kind of just want to point out a couple of things that are HUGE for me #1 I am wearing mustard #2 Hello baby step into pattern mixing. Both of these are really big fashion moments for a girl who only wore gray not even a year ago. 

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Shirt / Boots

Look #2

My girls were both insistent that I took this shirt along. I have shared it on the blog before and I still love it just as much. The floral pattern and baseball style scream fall and look perfect with the vest. I see myself wearing this outfit A LOT this fall. 

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Look #3

I think of all the looks this was my favorite. I had meant to bring a scarf along to show another layer, but I totally forgot to grab one. This shirt is amazing, the fit, price, and softness are unbeatable. This is also the first pair of booties I ever purchased and now I am convinced I need more.

So there you have it, 3 ways I plan to live (yes live) in my vest this fall and these are just a few ways I can wear it with jeans. I haven’t even got around to leggings, dresses or skirts yet?!

Make sure you check out how Becky, Meghan and Whitney styled theirs.
They are bound to be more inspirational than myself :P.

Thanks for letting me play fashion blogger today friends.

Have you hopped on the utility vest bandwagon yet?

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