Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mirror Image

I realize that this top is actually a "grid" or "windowpane" print. So, you are probably scratching your head wondering why the title of this post is called Mirror Image.

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Button-Up Top: Forever 21  // Camo Top: Forever 21 (similar here and here) // Pants: Old Navy // Boots: Charlotte Russe (similar here and here) // Bag: Express c/o Chippmunk (similar here and here) Bracelets: Cathryn Ann Designs c/o  // Ring: Gigglosophy c/o 

I am a complete copy cat, mirroring/recreating this outfit that Annie, one of my favorite style bloggers and friends, posted last week. I told her in my comment that I was going to replicate, pin and style it on my blog. I stick to my promises. So maybe we chose different bags, boot colors and I opted out when it came to a necklace, but I think we could pretty much be identical twins. 

This is what I love about being a blogger, reading blogs and being part of the blogging community. We inspire one another whether it's fashion, cooking, DIY or family related. We all feed off of one another, push ourselves to think outside of the box and get different views and ideas; ones we would not have thought of on our own.

I had everything you see in this post hanging in my closet. Would I have ever put all the pieces together on my own? Probably not. But the minute I saw Annie's post, I fell in love. It's a little daring and maybe not for everyone's taste, but I love it.

Who has inspired you in the blogging world lately? Go ahead and give them a shout in the comments below. Maybe I will copy them too.

SHOP THE LOOK


Shanna

49 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

The window pane/burgundy combo is lovely! Great boots too. So fun to see both of your looks, the same but slightly different.

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I was gonna say, I thought this outfit looked familiar! You both look great in it! I've definitely copied outfits from bloggers!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Hailey Peterson said...

Okay you are so beautiful, and I am in love with this outfit for multiple reasons. First I love how you mixed the camo and stripes, I am a HUGE fan of mixing patterns, I just don't think you can get enough of it! And I am in love with those boots, I am a boot addict so I appreciate a good boot haha

http://haileycheyanne.blogspot.com/

Petra said...

What a great print mix and combo. Like it. You looks amazing. Great style.
xo, Petra

http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

Yes burgundy pants! I'm all about them recently, as you know, I love seeing bloggers mimic each others outfits to see how different ladies style certain pieces. Love this look!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

I am starting to be a huge fan of mixing patterns! It is such a fun way to expand your wardrobe. I have been looking for a new handbag and I love this one!! It just went on my Christmas list! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I don't have those color jeans. I need to rectify that immediately.

Nina Piccini said...

This look is so fun! I love that window pane pattern with the camo and the colors are fab!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Ashleigh said...

I've definitely been just perusing blogs and writing down ideas for outfits. I will also pin them but if there are elements I want to change and stuff I usually add them to my "outfit ideas" list. I get two days off a week. One day in a skirt or dress and one in pants lol. I schedule what I'm going to wear around what I do.
I think this is daring and unexpected! I's out of your box but you are rocking it fiercely!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Christina Storm said...

LOVE those pants! Such a great fall look!

The Style Storm
xo, Christina

Heidi said...

I love that you combined two strong prints together and I don't get dizzy looking at you! Well done you!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I love copying you, but of course you already know that! I also look to Ashley (Dancing with Ashley) and Katie (For Lauren and Lauren) for style inspiration.

Ashley said...

I really love this combination and love the colour of those pants!! Such a pretty look!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

So cute! I remember seeing this on Annie's blog and loving it. Your version is just as great! Being inspired by others is definitely one of my favorite parts of blogging!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Tammy Jo said...

That is so stinkin' cute!!!!

Always Maylee said...

I love this. I love Annie. And I love you. And I love this outfit. You look fab!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said...

Dying for a pair of burgundy skinnies...I have to get to Old Navy, stat! I am constantly getting inspiration from other bloggers too :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Rebecca said...

Definitely worth replicating too.....I love this pretty but seamless mix of prints & patterns. I love our community so much too Shanna!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Elizabeth said...

I love both you and Annie's looks! I have a pair of oxblood skinnies...this look might just be replicated more than once...haha!

Ladies in Navy said...

super cute! digging the windowpane
ladies in navy

she.is.the.one said...

totaly cool shirt :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i totally have all of these pieces to recreate this same outfit, i might just have to! ;)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Stesha said...

this is such a fab outfit! Girl your style is really doing things these days, I need a lesson or two! I love the shirt with all the pattern mixing! Love ya!

S

Kim-Tram Phan said...

I accidently stumbled accross lookbook and instantly got inspired but it took me a while to actually start blogging. Before I was just doing the usual personal blog but lookbook and my love for photography encourage me to try fashion blogging. :)

I love this outfit especially for the print on print factor. It always excites to me see new ways to style!


kim-tram
kim-tram.tumblr.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love Annie! I loved her outfit and I love your recreation of it too!

Alyssa said...

This is such a killer combo–Annie has great style, so it's no wonder you took inspiration from her for this outfit. Maybe now I'm mirror BOTH of you and do it myself!

Darcy said...

I love that you choose to leave the top open rather than to button it up! It completely opens up a whole new world of opportunities for styling! What would be without blogging for inspiration?! So thankful for everybody who takes time to blog!

www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

I would have never thought to mix these prints together, but you do it well!!!!!!

Makaila said...

Love Maegan inspires me on a day to day basis. And I love this post. You are a beautiful example Shanna. From what and how to wear it, to reminding us that we are here to inspire each other and that copying each other SHOULD BE and IS a form of flattery.

gabrielle said...

i knew this looked familiar! i love annie's style too. you nailed it! i really like your bracelets too -- can't get enough tassels.

xo,
gabby

Misty said...

I love Annie's blog. Twins!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Loooooove that top! You always find the BEST pieces at Forever 21. I need to go in there more often.

Because of Jackie said...

I completely agree! Blogger's are the most inspiring to me and I think it's an honor to have someone like what I wear and replicate it. You look amazing and now I have to take my camp tee and see what I can do with it:)

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Such a gorgeous outfit! love that top! Stunning!

Helene in Between said...

how do you mix so effortlessly?! i am impressed.

Kayla Peveler said...

Only YOU could pull off this look...aren't you lucky? ;)

Karly Kim said...

Glam!!

Brooke G said...

Great look! I love that us girls can inspire each other everyday!I love all the inspiration I see all the time.. it keeps me goin! Have a great day!
Brooke

onprairiehill.blogspot.com

judith said...

Muy bonita la camisa!!
Saludos
http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

Nikki said...

I loved this look on Annie and I love it on you! I want a window pane blouse too! You look fabulous. Totally agree with being inspired by others is what the blogging community is about. It is one of my favorite things about blogging! I am constantly challenging myself because I have been inspired by other bloggers. And you are always inspiring me!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Shira said...

Ha I love Annie and love this! Nicely done:)

http://asequinloveaffair.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Well I think I am going to just copy you because I LOVE that windowpane blouse! =) Fab print mixing lady!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Sarah Tucker said...

You rocked this look! You are braver than I am!

Hallie Oceanside said...

loveeee Annie, and I loved the way you styled this! You look amazing as always.
I love the mixture of prints it works so well together!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I seriously want to raid Annie's closet! You did a great job recreating her outfit, I bet she is quite flattered!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Penniless Socialite said...

I think I have copied quite a few of Annie's outfits...haha. Isn't that why we read blogs though?!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
$25 Target and Jewelry Giveaway!

Amber said...

Ya know what I love about your outfits? You're not afraid to mix colors and prints and still make it look fabulous! I need to step out of my comfort zone a little sometimes. Who knows? Maybe I'd create a fab outfit like you! xo

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Beautiful button up!

fleurani said...

I am totally embracing the grid print right now too, wearing a midi skirt in that pattern on my blog today. Great Job recreating her look, also I like your version a little better, it's more clean and chic.

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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