Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Simple, but true story

Dress: F21 | Cardi: Old Navy | Sandals: Payless | Belt: Another Skirt | Flower: Sam Moon | Bracelets: Sam Moon & F21
Simple, but true story.
I bought this strapless dress to wear to the pool, grocery store or for lounging.
It is super comfortable. I can just slip and on go. Plus it was only $11.00.
Then, I was super bored one day and started going through my closet.
I was looking for ways to remix my wardrobe since I am trying to not overindulge on clothes.
Yeah, we all know how that goes. I can give myself a high five for doing MUCH better lately.

Anyway, back to the simple story.
It dawned on me that I could actually spice this dress up with a few ingredients.
A pinch here, a teaspoon there and a cup of color sprinkled all around.
Voila, a new outfit created with stuff I already owned in my closet!
What a concept! Absolute genius...shopping in my own home?
I may have to try this more often.

Have you shopped your closet lately?  I must admit, it was kind of fun. Any amazing outfits you created with items you already owned? I would love to what you concocted.

Cheers to a FREE shopping spree. 


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63 comments:

Carly said...

I loveeeeee the belt! Too cute!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Alisa Marie said...

Adorable outfit! I definitely need to shop my closet more often! I bet I could find some pretty good outfits :) This looks great on you!

Miriam said...

what a great find!!!!
<3

prettyanddelectable said...

Great outfit! And $11 for that dress?!?! Amazing!

Ashley Aspinwall said...

love how you belted that cardigan! so cute : )

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

SideSmile Style Blog

Laura said...

Love how you have styled the dress, the belted cardigan is gorgeous!

Laura xo

jeands said...

i love everything and the color mixing. I especially love the belted cardigan too.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

So much fun!!! Loving the green cardigan with the blue dress...I've seen this combo so many times lately it's making me itch for one too. :D

xoxo

A J said...

Love it! The colors are great together and ou spent $0 on basically a new outfit! Thanks for the reminder that I dont always need to hit the mall to find a new outfit :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I love the dress! I seriously need to go to Forever 21 again.

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love that this dress is pretty much a blank canvas...and you dressed it up so well!

Anne said...

Dang girl...good job!! I LOVE it!!

May have to dive into my closet this morn for a new work outfit...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Courtney said...

Love your pops of pink and belted cardi-- running to my closet to try and copy you! Have a great Tuesday:)

Danavee said...

Yay for keeping the spending in check! ;) Love doing this.........and Pinterest helps me shop my closet!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I think you are looking cuter every single time I read your blog. This one is adorable!! Yeah I like to shop my closet too. I shopped my little sister's closet the other day too. THAT was fun!

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

Michelle said...

those ingredients totally make it!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

LOVE this outfit! I've been shopping my closet all spring & summer...all you fashion bloggers are so inspiring... oh, and pinterest. That helps too :)

TheTinyHeart said...

That striped maxi is so versatile! I've been shopping my closet for quite a while now...being poor will do that, haha. I'm starting to get bored with my current wardrobe though and I think it's time I get a few new pieces :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Katie said...

i love it!! it looks like the perfect summer outfit! I love finding new ways to wear things!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I love this!! You definitely spiced it up- and inspired me to go shop my closet :) I love the belt and the colors! so pretty!

xo everything-pretty.com

The Pink Growl said...

You are rockin that $11 dress girl! I love how you are always finding such good deals, a girl after my own heart!

Ruthie Hart said...

seriously I LOVE YOUR WARDROBE!!!!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Love this. You make it look easy girl.

Understated Classics Clare said...

I just shopped my closet the other day! I couldn't believe all the good gems I found! You look awesome- so stylish!

Clare
Understated Classics

Jamie said...

wow, I love those colors together! I don't think i would have thought to put them all together, but now I want to try this combo!

Stesha said...

love this Shan! i like the splash of color! and check out your blog miss, what 100 followers a day now?? get it guuuurl!

xxS

Simply Sarah said...

beautiful as always Shanna - LOVE that flower too!!!!

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Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Can I shop your closet??!! :) I absolutely love that pop of pink - you really know how to put an outfit together!! You're so pretty!! :)

Wine and Summer said...

Love all the colors! They all compliment each other so well!

Collections said...

I love the color combo here. That pin is wonderful.

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Life etc... said...

I'm quite bad at shopping my own wardrobe - if I'm feeling in a rut I'm more likely to snap up something new :( But when I do come up with new combinations it's a great feeling! :)

Life Etc

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I love this idea and since I am on a major budget now and told I could not shop for a while I must shop my own closet! Can't wait to see if I can put together something fun!

Marika said...

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Meg {henninglove} said...

great dress!! love how you accessorized it, looks terrific on you

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

Nice work, girl! This combination looks fabulous together. Way to get creative with what you already have! I need to dig into my closet and do the same!

Always Maylee said...

You look absolutely adorable! I love the color of the cardi, the flower, and the belt together with this dress. Perfect.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sarah said...

You go girl! I need to shop my closet more...you have inspired me!

Ashley said...

Free shopping sprees are the way to go!! Love what you did with what you had!

ashlyn williams said...

love this look! the perfect maxi dress is a must need for any girls closet, hope to find mine soon! ha

xxA

kaylee said...

This is such a cute outfit! I'm inspired to go through my closet now & piece somethings together! Have a great day xo

Samantha Tananbaum said...

This is great! You totally jazzed it up, and I love the colors you added!

xo
Sam
Le Petite Pear

two birds said...

yay for you! and look what a cute outfit you made!! i love all the colors together!

Niki said...

That's such a great idea! I have never "shopped" my closet - but I should really look through it after seeing this. I get bored with clothes after awhile and then the just sit there until I feel like wearing them again (sometimes years later). There are probably so many things I can do with these pieces!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Cute! I love how you totally reworked the outfit!

Emily said...

LOVE this look. Way to go shopping in your closet! I have to admit, I do it quite a bit :) Love your remixing.
Creamy

Lisa B said...

Looks great! I totally need to start shopping my closet!

Do you find that you have a lot of clean up to do when you shop your closet? I can imagine that I would have clothes everywhere!

Lisa
lifeandstylebylisab.blogspot.com

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Makaila said...

niiice work girl!! I have totally been trying to do more "shopping in my closet". Prob one of the things I love most about blog world is seeing how women - like you - style things so I can draw inspiration!

Ashley said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! Loved checking out your blog as well! Nice to "meet" you!
-Ashley Rimini
www.recentlyrimini.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

I love a dress that is so easy to wear and can be dressed up or down! And you got it for such a great price!

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Rachel said...

Haha what a great concept.. shopping in your own closet! I definitely do this all the time and find things I forgot that I owned! Love how you styled this :)

xo Rachel


www.glamhampton.com

Sylvia said...

I love the outfit you created! You look great in stripes and that green cardigan looks amazing on you :)

Swede Dreamer said...

Such a cute outfit!! I have been planning for weeks now to do a re-haul in my closet~hoping to find some "new" outfits!

Amanda Raborn said...

Love when you realize you can style some of your favorite pieces a bit dressier! Totally in to the shopping your closet thing lately and it's actually quite fun! Great job with your dress- I LOVE that!

Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

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Ashley K said...

I dont shop my own closet nearly enough I really should tho. Love that you spiced this up with some color.

Taylor said...

You are too cute for words!! :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! :) I love all of your outfits you have posted up in your Outfit Tab! I have the shoe closet tab but no outfits. ;)

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You are fabulous at outfit remixing! Love how you spiced up this dress... perfect pinches of cute!
xx
Here&Now

Chris said...

I love this outfit. As usual you always look so darn cute!

Kate said...

This is such a cute outfit! I love it!

still being [molly] said...

you are adorable shanna. you are totally right - this outfit is easily spice-upable. or something?

Rebecca said...

Wow! Looking so pretty...I love your color & outfit combo!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Tunde said...

Oh i love this outfit! Love the bright cardi & the flower! Such a pretty pop of color! That dress is the perfect length too, sorta maxi dress, but not so long that you will drag it all over the stores shopping!

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