Monday, March 21, 2011

Copying Inspiration

Shirt: Target
Belt: J. Crew
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Target

Everything in this outfit is brand new, as in, I had to cut off a lot of tags this morning. I love it when I get to do that. These jeans are the same ones that I had in my wish list the other day, and after a trip to the mall this past weekend, they are NOW MINE, and for only for $14 after the Give and Get coupon.

I had bookmarked a post that Andrea had up at the beginning of the year, where she her outfit was inspired by a spread in Redbook magazine and I decided I'd try this look out. I didn't think the belt matched very much, but I wanted to stay true to the inspiration. I also couldn't really achieve the mile-long legs the model is sporting, but at least I tried.


My new Target sandals are awesome, and they make me super tall, and pretty comfortable! I loved them the second I saw them on Elaine, but never thought I'd be able to pull them off. Last week, I found them on clearance for $10, so I thought, why not?

I would have taken a few more pictures so you could see the shoes and new jeans better, but a random couple decided to crash my self-picture session by getting out of their car and standing 5 feet away from me to survey the park, so I gave up after only taking 5 photos. Lame.

It's okay though, I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing these jeans and shoes A LOT more in the near future. :)

Happy Monday!


Redbook mag photo credit: Peanut Butter Hand Print :)

37 comments:

  1. I also love cutting tags off too... for some reason it's incredibly satisfying. Haha!

    Good job recreating the outfit! Looks good :)

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

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  2. I love wearing new clothes. And I love your outfit, and your shoes!! I ordered 3 pairs of sandals from Target.com this morning ... I can't wait for them to come! Unfortunately, yours were out of stock. Oh, well. I'm loving the ones I chose! Yay for new fashion finds. :)

    Monique
    www.yogaandpencilskirts.blogspot.com

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  3. Yay! fun new spring clothes! It's so satisfying to successfully recreate an outfit, and you did an awesome job! I cannot wait to see how else you style those trouser jeans.

    Again, I am so jealous of you and your target! Joe Fresh may have a few cute pieces time to time, but target brings it every time. without fail.

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  4. What a gorgeous background! You look so cute!

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  5. There's a vintage feel to this look that I love. Nice use of the photo to create this great inspired look! Back to outfit posts means your camera is back in commission?! Yay!

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  6. @Cee- no, it's an old camera still. I'm actually quite surprised at the quality because the reason I bought a new camera was because this one took such grainy photos. They look fine to me now though... so maybe it isn't too bad!

    But one thing I can't stand is that I can only take one photo at a time. My newer camera lets me take multiple photos in succession on self-timer.

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  7. i'm wearing that outfit today too!!!

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  8. oh, I love those jeans! I tried on a similar pair at gap (okay, they were denim, bootcut, and had a wide hem...so pretty similar!) but they only had my size in a tall...which I am absolutely not!

    I love my target sandals! I can't wait to see how you style them!

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  9. Hahaha Lame couple... What a great deal on this outfit! I always enjoy watching people copy looks from magazines; you did a great job. Maybe I'll have to try it sometime =)

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  10. You look adorable! I love those jeans on you and the plaid shirt is super cute.

    Seriously, I have to figure out how to get my comments numbered like this. I tried to follow several tutorials but none of them worked. Meh.

    Anyway - you're gorgeous! :)

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  11. Those jeans are incredible! I should try something like this soon. Thanks!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  12. i hate cutting off tags cause i can never find scissors when i need them! lol :(

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  13. Love this outfit. You look great!

    nataliemack.blogspot.com

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  14. I seriously need to go shopping with you.

    Just Better Together

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  15. Ok - so I thought instantly - whoa! Your legs are a mile long! Then I read your comment and you couldn't be more wrong - your legs are like supermodel! Love this look on you!

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

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  16. Alright, TUUUURRRRN around. I want to see the cute bum that those jeans accentuate. I learned on "What Not to Wear" that that is the PURPOSE of jeans. Spin, lady.

    Am I creeping you out?
    Wait, has this happened before?

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  17. Trouser jeans! I bought a pair way back before it was ~trendy~ to wear them. They look cute on you, guess it's time to bust them out again!

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  18. Yes! Aren't those shoes awesome? I feel like superwoman in them.

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  19. Oh this looks so good! I have been resorting to the button up + flare-ish jeans + heels thing a lot lately. Makes you feel instantly polished, right?!?

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  20. Getting to know you via blog is great because you always have such darling photos! Love! I've been trying to get outside more and more because the photos are SO much better when I do. Someday I'll get photoshop which I'm sure will also help. You look great today!

    Lindsay Living

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  21. I seriously love your style. One thing I can't wait to get back to is my wardrobe!

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  22. lovely outfit! your jeans look super comfy and chic. and colours of your plaid shirt are very cute. (I'm a big fan of plaid shirts but still)

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  23. Cutting tags off is the really fun part of getting new clothes! I love your take on the Redbook outfit :)

    Rochelle

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  24. Those jeans look really good on you! And I kind of want to go to Target now to see if they still have my size in those shoes...

    Shopping and Spreadsheets

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  25. I love cutting tags off, too! I was just thinking about that over the weekend when I wore my new dress!

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  26. @actor's diet/lynn - OMG, WE ARE TWINS. How exciting!

    @Vivian- aw thanks, I just felt super tall yesterday and then I looked at my pictures and I just looked normal tall. :(

    @Fashion momma- LOLLLL. I wanted to do some more shots, but the stupid couple interrupted me! Maybe next time. just for you ;)

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  27. @Melissa - the tutorial is here: http://techtnt2008.blogspot.com/2008/01/numbering-comments-in-blogger.html

    and I emailed it to you as well :) Let me know if you have any questions!

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  28. Those sandals are awesome. I love how 70's this look but it's not ever the top. The jeans look really good on you, and $15 is a steal.
    My Heart Blogged

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  29. i love this inspired outfit on you!! these flared jeans look awesome and good work on getting them on sale too!

    cute & little
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  30. Love love love the entire outfit. Those jeans were a steel with your coupon and they are so dang cute I want them!
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  31. ooh so cute. love the inspiration! i think i look too squat to wear those jeans, but you pull them off!

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  32. Love love love the entire outfit. Those jeans were a steel with your coupon and they are so dang cute I want them!
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  33. Ok - so I thought instantly - whoa! Your legs are a mile long! Then I read your comment and you couldn't be more wrong - your legs are like supermodel! Love this look on you!

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

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  34. i hate cutting off tags cause i can never find scissors when i need them! lol :(

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  35. There's a vintage feel to this look that I love. Nice use of the photo to create this great inspired look! Back to outfit posts means your camera is back in commission?! Yay!

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  36. I also love cutting tags off too... for some reason it's incredibly satisfying. Haha!

    Good job recreating the outfit! Looks good :)

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

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