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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shopping My Closet Round 2

Hi!  If you're joining me for the first time today, I've been inspired to stay away from the malls for a little while and do some shopping in my own closet for a change.  You see, I find myself wandering around stores and picking up pieces that I like and then thinking..."I have something really similar to this at home."  The end result being me walking out empty handed and it hit me, if I have all this awesome stuff hanging in my closet at home, why am I not wearing it?!

If you want to see what I came up with the first time I shopped my closet click here.

So, today I decided to use this great houndstooth graphic blouse as my remixable piece from my wardrobe.  I bought this blouse for less than $10 at Gap last year after losing some weight.  I absolutely adored it, but sadly, only found myself wearing it with denim.  So my goal was to find ways to incorporate this blouse into teacher attire.  Let's see how I did:

Blouse: Gap (old), Pants: Old Navy (altered), Shoes: Old Navy (old), Glasses: GlassesUSA
 I just love this shirt!  It's got a billow-y, feminine cut, with a more masculine graphic design making it very versatile.  Much more versatile than I gave it credit for.  I decided to pair it with a pair of maroon skinnies that I also struggle to style.  Don't ask me why. 
 Now that I see this blouse with these pants, I seriously question why I never saw this happening before.  These look great together and they are so not complicated.  Do you ever feel like sometimes you over-complicate the items in your closet?  I do that and then I end up missing out on these great pairings because I get it stuck in my head that an article of clothing can only be worn a certain way.
Blouse: Gap (old), Belt: Forever 21, Skirt: me, Shoes: Wilson's Leather (old)
 This is probably my favorite look with this blouse.  I made this skirt over the summer and have just been dying to wear it and now that fall has rolled in, I've been wearing it out.  #sorrynotsorry
 I feel like this is just such a simple, fun, still professional way of styling it.  I love how the belt gives me a waist and the mustard skirt is a pop of color against the blouses' neutrals.  For these shoes, I die.  Seriously, I look for any reason/way to wear them.  I got them at Wilson's Leather years ago for an extreme sale at less than $20 and absolutely adore the color.
 Had to share this as my hubby caught me mid-laugh.  He cracks me up sometimes.  Love him.

So, I also have another outfit that I put together with this blouse, but it broke a few of my "closet shopping" rules so I'm going to share it tomorrow.  I'm allowed to break the rules because I'm the one that made them.  Ha!

So stop on back tomorrow to see the more casual way I styled this great blouse.

Happy Shopping!
**If you've decided to shop your closet, please, share the link in your comment below so I can see what you're up to and possibly gain some inspiration from you!**

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  1. yes!! love seeing these remixes. you look FAB, lins!!!!

    1. Molly, you always have a way of making me smile. Thank you

  2. I like it with the pencil skirt. SO cute! I think blogging has helped me learn how to remix items in my closet. Good for you for doing the same!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    1. Blogging is definitely opening up my mind to other ways to wear clothing, too!! Thank you

  3. Fabulous!! Thanks for stopping by my shop my closet post on Monday :) It's amazing what a little time and effort can do for an item, right? Love reading your blog!!


    1. Thank you, Laura! I really enjoyed reading your post. It really is neat what you can come up with when you put your min to it.

  4. Love it esp with the skirt you made it does look professional but funky and cool as well. Thanks for linking up to WW again :o)

  5. Ok,
    1. I ADORE that shirt! Like for reals.

    2. LOVE LOVE the look with the mustard skirt!!

    Yay for closet shopping!

  6. Perfect match! Your shirt and skirt really fit together! You really know how to maximise the contents of your wardrobe.

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