Friday, June 20, 2014

Rummaging & Remixing

Bright Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt

I haven't had much time to shop lately nor have I had the desire to do so. My closet got cleaned out a few weeks ago and during the purging party, I realized, once again, that I really need to shop my closet more. I used to be pretty good at this, but feel as though I have strayed away from getting creative with pieces I already have hanging. 

Honestly, if I don't have at least one new item to share I don't want to about blog it. What's wrong with me? I guess it's called style blogger-itis. It's time to make some changes. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop most of the time and add new pieces to my wardrobe, but I also need to come back down from the clouds and realize that I have plenty to play and work with.

Black Express Sequin Crop Top
PInk Pleated maxi skirtpink pleated maxi skirt
Kendra Scott Gold Cuff
Express Sequin Crop Top (option here, here and here) // Love Shopping Miami c/o (option here, here and here) // Forever 21 Polka Dot Scarf  // Old Navy Sandals // Forever 21 Quilted Bag (option here and here) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here) // Kendra Scott Cuff c/o The Jeweler's Wife / Miriam Merenfeld Necklaces c/o (here and here

SHOP THE LOOK 


I wore this sequin crop top to a more casual gala a few months back and the pink pleated maxi skirt during a weekend family outing. I love both pieces and wanted to figure out a way to incorporate them together to create a fun daytime look. I grabbed my polka dot scarf from Forever 21 and tied it around my waist to break up the two solid pieces. I haven't done this before, but was please how it turned out. Now I know that I can wear sequins during daylight hours and get a way with it.

Shanna

43 comments:

Jennifer Colgrove said...

Such a fun color for a maxi! Wear it proud, girl!!

Jenna from Visions of Vogue

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Your rocking that those sequins girl and I love your maxi skirt.

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Fun look and I love the sunglasses! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Alice Warren said...

Fun look! You've got a great closet to shop in!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

fun look, it's good to be creative sometimes have a great weekend lady.

xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

I really needed this inspiration to shop my closet!! Thanks! And great skirt! Susan

Liz @ iheartvegetables said...

I love everything about this outfit!!!

Country Girl's Daybook said...

Love the polka dots. :)
Country Girl's Daybook: Jesus, Photography, Fashion, & Food

JP Lord said...

I'm in love with this skirt! I mean the whole look is perfect as usual but this skirt is just amazing and girly and fun.
xox

Because of Jackie said...

Yes! Style blogger-itus is a thing, and it's dangerous! I'm working on shopping my closet more, it's hit or miss goal for me (Target and Kohl's just keep calling my name!)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving this whole outfit! I need to learn to shop my closet more too, I get into a funk where I think I need more clothes, but if I just got a little creative I'd realize I have way too many :-P

Happy Friday!

Kellyann Rohr said...

You look fabulous! I want that maxi skirt! I should have ordered it the first time you showed it. Adorable! And I hope you shop your closet more and feature pieces that aren't new, helps a girl like me who is on a spending diet!

Erica McLeod said...

This is such a great reminder. I am always lured away by the idea that I "need" something new to wear, all while my closet is busting at the seams! Time for me to get to work editing my wardrobe and re-thinking what I can do with what I have.
Erica
www.thedecorina.com

Erica Zar said...

I need to start shopping my closet more often. I recently did a closet clean out and found a few pieces that I forgot I even had. You make me want to bring them to the blog light! Thanks for always staying so real! Love today's look! That pink maxi skirt is just too cute!

Have a great weekend!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Everday Fashion said...

I love shopping my closet! This is such a fun look!! Also gave me an idea (thank you!)
xo, Lee

Everday Fashion said...

I love shopping my closet! This is such a fun look!! Also gave me an idea (thank you!)
xo, Lee

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This is such a fun, playful look! I am obsessed with that maxi skirt!

Marta C said...

Such a bold & bright look-very pretty! Shopping your closet is sometimes all you need:)
Marta xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Gwen said...

Adorable! I love the outfit. Are you still doing the "shop your closet" business?

TheTinyHeart said...

The daytime sequins are so fun! I also always get the urge to buy something new and I definitely think it's in part to seeing so many cute things on other bloggers. Shopping your closet is much better for the wallet though!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Juicy Couture Giveaway!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

What a great re-mix! I love the bright color of the skirt and, of course, the polka dots :) I need to start getting more creative with my clothes again. With the start of summer vacation and too much indulging in summer goodies, I have not been as motivated to dress myself. Thanks for the inspiration!! XO

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Super cute and really fun. Shop that closet girlfriend!

Have a great weekend!

Lindsay Truax said...

Love the black sequin top!!

pinkandnavystripes.com

Tracy Miller said...

I have the same problem! I need to stop buying and shop my closet too. I mean, who really cares if something has been on the blog before. 99% of readers won't remember and will probably appreciate seeing another way to wear it. I love anything bright pink and this outfit is perfect.

Sasa Zoe said...

Love your maxi and sunnies, babe! :)

www.shallwesasa.com

Amy @The Crazy Wise Woman said...

I love this whole look, You just reminded me of a silve sequined tank in my closet I forgot all about! Pulling that right out!!!

Abby said...

What a gorgeous outfit! Everything is perfect. I love how you belted it with polka dots- such a fun pop of pattern. You seriously have the BEST style!

xo Always, Abby

Helene in Between said...

you are the coolest! how do you think to make outfits like this?! i love it!

Darcy said...

Is that a real disease... because I'm pretty sure I have it, too! Haha. I always feel like I need to have new, fun pieces on the blog! I feel so terrible when everything in my outfit is old (like yesterday) and I cannot link to exact items. But you know what? i'm human and don't have a million dollars (or the closet space) to spend on clothes! Have a fabulous weekend, Shanna!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

This is such a cute outfit! I LOVE that you thought to put the scarf around your waist. Not only does it break up the solids, which is great, but it also helps hide the middle a little bit which I'm always on the lookout for! Get it girl!!

snippetswithalex.com said...

Great skirt! You look fabulous and I love how you used that scarf as a belt!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I feel the same way - if I don't have a new item to highlight in a post I don't feel like putting it up! But I love to see how bloggers remix items so I need to do that more often too!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I feel the same way - if I don't have a new item to highlight in a post I don't feel like putting it up! But I love to see how bloggers remix items so I need to do that more often too!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

JL said...

Love this super cute outfit! The sequins look so great with the bright pink. Personally, I like bloggers who remix pieces. Seems a little more realistic to the average reader, IMO.

Jennie

http://apocketfulofpolkadots.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

I have loved that skirt on you every time you wear it! I actually have had the same style of skirt on my list for a long time...thanks SOO much for the Piperlime link as the skirts are on SUPER sale!! I purchased a blue one for under $20. Love your style (new and what is in your closet)!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Shanna! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those necklaces so much! I definitely need one. Or two. :)

willfullyelegant.com said...

I stopped the impulse shopping when we got back from our vacation.. the CC bill was a good reminder and havent touched any online sites or real shops. That certainly has got out the best recycle and remix for me!! Its never to late to realize and you did a fab job with this outfit..Love the sequins n girly pink..:)
xx

OccasionallyAJ said...

I'm the same way lately, I feel like I always need something new. Time to slow down and shop my closet a bit more as well. This is such a great idea to use the scarf as an inbetween piece!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

Love this outfit!! i really want a maxi pleated skirt but nothing fits right :( but you look gorge as usual

The CHIC Insomniac said...

This look is FABULOUS!!!! Love it!!

The CHIC Insomniac

Rebecca said...

I thought it's only me but I'm also lately going back to my blog's roots and having fun again mixing & matching stuff I already have. I love my sponsors so much but shopping from my closet brings out my "creativity" so to speak. And you really nailed it with this awesome look Shanna!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Brianne Bracco said...

Love the way this maxi pops! Every Summer wardrobe needs a fun, bright colored maxi! :)

Ashleigh said...

I'm a big fan of the skirt, necklaces and bracelet.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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