Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oldies, but goodies

This is a rarity on my blog.  Normally, I'm "showing off" my latest finds or newest purchase, but my outfit today was fashioned completely from pieces in my already-bursting-by-the-seams-so-why-do-I-keep-buying-stuff wardrobe.

Let me share a little story with you.  In high school, my BFF used to be a girl who never repeated an outfit in the same month.  To say I was envious of her wardrobe would be an understatement.  I, on the other hand, was that girl who would wear the same pair of shorts or jeans in the same week.  It didn't really bother me, because style comes from being able to reinvent yourself  and work with what you have, or in my case back then, what I didn't have.  Times sure have changed, because now I'm the girl who what seems like has an endless supply of clothing, shoes, and accessories at her disposal and my BFF has taken the more minimalist approach to her sartorial musings.  I've entertained the idea of really redefining my closet and editing the "unnecessary", but then I snap back into reality and realize that I love fashion and clothes (and yes I admit it, trends!) so much that I can't give up the "unnecessary".  Not just... yet.  It's definitely nice to remix old favorites. :)

What kind of closet do you have?  Overfloweth or minimalist?     

{dress: c/o Alainn Bella | blazer: thrift | shoes: Jeffrey Campbell "Mariel"bag: via VJ-Style (buy)
sunnies: Rayban | necklace: J.Crew | watch: Michael Kors | bracelet: F21 | ring: craft fair}

Love, S

51 comments:

Jackie said...

Love the mixing of oldie and goodie Sharon! The blazer looks just great with this dress, love it!

I really love trends but I really do try to be minimal from time to time. I swear new arrivals link on websites always get me though :/

xx,
Jackie

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Outside Looking In said...

I'd say my closet is in between overflowing and nothing but it's a total mess lol! I love your dress and that great bag! I shopped my closet for my look today too--check out my post!

Petra said...

Amazing style. Love your fantastic necklace
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Every Day Rachel said...

That is funny about you and your friend. I have always loved looking cute, but I am so more into fashion now high school is over!

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Simona said...

Hey Sharon! Nice to meet you! You were wearing such a great outfit! I especially love your black wedges and super cute dress!
Have a nice day,
Simona
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Clara Turbay said...

I like so much the combinations here!

Heidi said...

Cute outfit! Love the shoes and necklace!

Izzy said...

haha my closet is more like overflowing! can't help it though...when I look at my old clothes I just don't like them anymore haha. love the polka dot dress btw! the green is gorgeous <3

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Shandrese/ Natalia said...

cute outfit! I love that blazer!!

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TINA said...

I love the blazer

Tina

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Lindsay said...

love the Dress :))

Karina Novia said...

i really die over your pretty stuffs! such a lovely dress :)
I'm new here..we can folow each other if you liked too :)

erica marie said...

I love this outfit combination and those wedges are amazing! I definitely keep reworking my clothes all the time...

xo erica

Caroline Susanto said...

Love your wedges so much! :D

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Love,
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Kacie said...

I love everything about this outfit! The dress, the necklace, the shoes, the blazer! It is all great!

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DiamondsandTulle said...

Definitely an overfloweth! I can't help myself. Minimalist is just not in me whatsoever! But I DO love this entire outfit on you! And surprise myself sometimes falling in love with something from my own closet after months or years of not wearing it. :)

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Marti:* said...

My closet... minimalistic I think :-) Awesome look! Shoes are awesome! <3

Coralie said...

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Sophie said...

I definitely love this look. The dress is so cute! Great remixing, hun. I'm somewhere in between when it comes to my wardrobe. I don't have a lot, but also don't have very minimal. I guess my wardrobe is pretty balanced. :)

xo Sophie

T said...

This look is amazing. I love you blended a very feminine look with chunkier shoes and a edgy bag. Bravo, hun!

xx
Tiff

T said...

Oh! and I wish that dress were still on the Alainn Bella site. I really love it.

xx
Tiff

Psycho Cat said...

Love your dress and wedges :)

me and you said...

I love U shoes! J.

Maria said...

Your dress is fabulous, well, really, this whole look is fabulous. You've inspired me to go shopping in my own closet. Thanks, love!

xo Maria

Heather said...

That is a gorgeous dress! I love that you paired it with that jacket- totally unexpected but it's perfect!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Michelleesque said...

I definitely understand what you mean! Right now I'm living out of my suitcase on vacation and it's really teaching me the importance of buying versatile pieces. I absolutely love your outfit, S!

Michelle
www.michelleesque.com

Bunnie said...

My closet is definitely over flowing. I also want to purge it of all the unnecessary things... but I always come across the problem of "what if I need this..." or "if there's every a _____ party, I could wear it!" And I actually really dislike having a closet like that because it makes it so much more difficult to put together quality outfits in my opinion. Too many options make my mind go blank!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The blazer is fantastic - great find!

And my closet totally overfloweth too - but that's just normal, right? ;o)

Collections said...

This outfit is perfect. Love the mix of patterns and that blazer is beyond fabulous.

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Lulu said...

You look lovely, hun.

xx Lulu

Jess ♡ said...

Stunning as always. I think a lot of us have the problem of overflowing closets (honestly). It's impossible to not. I swear. I've gotten pretty good at keeping my closet at a reasonable size though. I think the trick is is to actually THROW things out (well I donate). People tend to just constantly add to their closets without considering how much they already have!

Analisa said...

I love everything you're wearing! The blazer is so gorgeous!

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Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

yes, definitely a goodies. lovin the mixture of textures and prints!

my closet...is simply out of control hahaha

<3Amanda
feast.fashion.faves

Aney Mei said...

You look fabulous - I'm loving the dress :)

The Chic Sheet said...

I am diggin' the mix of patterns!


XX,
Miranda

brittany maton said...

Love this outfit !! Especially the jeffrey cambell shoes !! I really want some hehe !

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Female Escorts UK said...

Great look and I am just loving the necklace!

Emma said...

You look incredible, hun! That dress is super pretty... ahhhh and I love your JC's.

xo Emma

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUSNESS!

XX

Mae said...

Shar, your skill with mixing textures is really, really something else. Out of this world different.

me ke aloha, Mae
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Annie said...

Love the pattern mixing - that dress is so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Laura said...

I had the same problem as you when I was younger, and now that I can have what I need (and I want) I can't leave something I love behind.

I like your mix, amazing shoes!

xxx
- Laura
http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

Richelle said...

You pattern mixing always amazes me. It's always done so effortlessly. I love the dress and that cropped jacket is such a great find. Hope you're having a great day, hun.

XO Richelle

Michelle Jiafang said...

Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

Annette Tang said...

HI love! Great post! I have to say in the past year-ish I have slimmed down my closet to create a more curated wardrobe - almost as if I am styling a photo shoot. I thought it would kill me to let go of a lot of stuff but I am quite happy with the results! I feel more focus with my outfits.

And you should totally get a pair of sneakers! - don't be too jealous, mine aren't Marants... they are sold out everywhere!!

x0
annette

M said...

Ok. You are such a master at print mixing. Love it, sweets!

xo M

Caitlin said...

I love how you mix and match different patterns and textures, it's something I need to start trying! :)

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Sue said...

hiii! thanks for visiting my blog! You are too cute :) Loving your sense of style, wanna follow each other :) BTW that necklace has been on my wishlist, can't wait to get one in yellow or coral ;)

Visceral Maze said...

That green color looks very cute on you!

Jill said...

Love your dress and shoes.

xo Jill

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