Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday {Closet Diving}

Some people like to go dumpster diving....
I like to go closet diving. 


Every now and then I get the urge to do something different. I can sometimes get in a cycle of the same look or even the same pieces of clothing.
It's just easy. You know it works. You put it on. Done.

So I decided to dig a little deeper into my closet for something I haven't worn in a long time.
I got this yellow striped top from the Limited, years ago. And by years ago I mean like maybe 7 or 8 years ago.  I've gone through many waves of clothes over the years…either because my taste changes, or my size changes from being pregnant and up and down so much.
But a few things have made it through all the years and changes. This is one of them. I just can't say goodbye to the yellow and the stripes. 

 


It's pretty fitted and also kinda cropped. So I put it over a white collared military style button up. When I do this with a fitted top over, I like to pull the collar up so it sort of stands up taller. I love a nice stiff white collar. It's so classy and I think it looks better to have it standing up than pulling it all the way down and have the collar lay flat. Does that make sense? Just something I've found that can make or break the look. 

 Also when I wear a collared top sometimes I  like to sort of half haphazardly tuck it in. Because collared blouses are so preppy looking as it is, depending on the look I'm going for, sometimes I'll only tuck the front in, or even one side of the front. It sort of looks effortlessly chic.


I wore my trusted Express flares, but I could also have worn some boyfriend style jeans and the same Forever 21 platform heels and it would probably work too. Might try that next time. I like pairing a bit of a boy-ish feel with ultra feminine.


I'm not always in the mood to go closet diving. I have to be in the right mood, cause it takes a little more effort. Sometimes you might put something on and realize it really shouldn't still be in your closet. But sometimes it will resurrect a piece of clothing you totally forgot about and that is when it's 
fun.


The watch I'm wearing is also an oldie but goodie. Cuff watches used to be really in there for a while. B got this one for me when we were dating. I used to wear it all of the time. I decided to give it a go yesterday and I think it worked really well with this outfit. It also reminded me how much I love it. I'm thinking I'll bring it back into my regular rotation. 



The great thing about "style" these days is that anything goes really. There are so many era's that have made their way back, so really it's just about dressing however you feel comfortable. Trends are fun, but sometimes a classic piece you have way back in the archives of your closet from years ago can be made into something just as stylish today.

Can you think of something like this that you have in your closet and haven't worn in a while?
Next time you get in a little bit of a rut and get the urge to run to Target for a new top and a popcorn combo, try shopping your own closet first!

White Collared Military style Blouse: Express
White and Yellow Striped Top: the Limited
Flared Jeans: Express
Belt: Express
Shoes and Earrings: F21
Watch: Fossil

pleated poppy


20 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! So cute and simple.

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  2. I love this yellow!! and your hair looks fabulous as always!!

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  3. Beautiful, as always! And I agree - your hair is awesome! ... I need a hairstyle. ;)

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  4. I love the yellow stripes with the white top! In fact, I think I have a yellow stripe top that I haven't worn in a while, and you have totally inspired me to whip it out! :) You look adorable!

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  5. Wowwww! I am totally digging that yellow sweater! It is so bright and happy, perfect for spring :)

    I just found your blog through WIWW - all I can wonder is WHY haven't I found it before! Can't wait to read more about you!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

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  6. Yellow is totally in this season too! Great outfit!!

    Love the Target comment, because we totally do that popcorn combo now - haha! :) Keeps the girls in the cart for so much longer!!

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  7. Seriously adore this outfit. Love love love yellow. And your hair! So cute! Pinning it so I can take it to my stylist :)

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  9. Love the yellow sweater! There are some pieces you just can't part with, ever!

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  10. Found you via WIWW - my name is Catherine, it's nice to meet you! Your outfit really stood out, I love stripes and I love yellow, so this top is a winner - I can see why you kept hold of it :) Also, you have gorgeous skintone with lovely freckles, so pretty!!!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

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  11. Oh my goodness, I had that exact same sweater in black and light blue and I just got rid of them! Now I am regretting that decision!! lol :)

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  12. Very cute outfit. I love the yellow & stripes. :)

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  13. Really like the sweater. So glad I re-found your blog. I used to have it bookmarked, but lost them all when we got a new computer.

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  14. Very cute and I just love your hair style! :-)

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  15. You look FAB! LOVE the yellow stripes and what a great way yo wear something that is cropped or a lil on the short side! Thanks for the idea! You're hair is adorbs!

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  16. Love it! I need to start wearing belts. Totally completes the outfit. =)

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  17. I just stumbled across your page and was quite surprised. Have you done any modeling? You have the right face (very cute but distinguised) and definitely the perfect body. I think you'd be a great model for woman's magazines. Your very beautiful, and ..ahem, sexy (..very!).

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