Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Copycat: Change is Good


To everyone who voted on my hair last week:  you rock.  You voted exactly how I wanted you to (muah ha ha) and plan to be sporting a pixie(ish) cut within the next month or so.  Steve and I have a 5 YEAR (!!!) wedding anniversary coming up in May, and I have big plans for new, family pictures for which I want my hair to be awesome.  In the meantime, I went blond(er) and took off a few inches, which I also like.  Compliments to my sis-in-law, Angie!

I took my cues for the outfit (above) from this Esprit look (yet again).  I have had a skirt just like this, so I thought this would be easy to recreate, but alas, the skirt was too big.  To the donation pile it went.

I sort of like the shorts better anyway - better for my short-person proportions.

Any other online retailers that display items in full outfits like Esprit? Because I'm really diggin' this 'copycat' thing, but need more options.  ESPRIT Sale



Other random facts about this outfit:
  • This scarf was on clearance at H&M for $3. 
  • This shirt is maternity XS.  Either I didn't realize until after I bought it, or it was so cheap that I didn't care.
  • This leather jacket is about 5 years old, and fits better now than it ever has.  I love leather.
  • If these shorts don't shrink in the wash (again), it will be a miracle.

Shirt:  Target
Scarf:  H&M
Shorts:  H&M
Tights:  Target
Boots:  Target
Jacket:  Wilson's, gift from Stevie
Purse:  Vintage, thrifted

13 comments:

Tainã Almeida said...

Os adultos vivem dizendo que a adolescência é um dos periodos mais marcantes da vida. Mais o que o adolescente pensa disso? ( sinopse)
Acessa o meu blog?

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"Blog de uma adolescente"

Se gostar do meu blog, segue lá, ficarei muito feliz.
Desde já obrigada, tenha uma ótima semana.
Atenciosamente Tainã Almeida;

the peach chablis said...

I have 2 maternity shirts - and have never been pregnant! One I bought by mistake, and the other I bought on purpose because I loved it. And really, who needs XS maternity shirts anyways... very cute!

two birds said...

i love maternity clothing...just not when i am pregnant. then, i abhor it! you look so cute!

annie said...

I love seeing how you take your inspiration and make an outfit your own! Have you tried looking at Fossil? I always love their outfits they put together, and they kind of have the same vibe as Esprit. Highly recommend!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I would LOVE for something to be too big lately. You should consider joining a swap because that is a cute skirt! Can't wait to see the hair!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Jilliebeanie said...

Thanks, Annie! I do have some Fossil looks in the works - LOVE their lookbook this season!

LyddieGal said...

I really like your brightened up version of this outfit, and I think you will look so adorable with the pixie cut!

Gracey said...

I really like this recreation - even better than the original actually. I'm a sucker for bright clothes, what can I say.

I've never purchased maternity clothing on accident, but I've been close a couple of times. Luckily I've noticed prior to checking out. Although, cute as your look in yours, maybe I won't *notice* next time.

Emily said...

Love the bright colors of the shirt and scarf. The shirt doesn't look maternity at all, so I say good find! Our 5-year anniversary is in July, and now you've got me thinking about taking pictures too (you know, other than our usual camera-stretched-out-in-front-of-our-faces self portraits).

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Rebecca said...

I wouldn't have known that was a maternity shirt if you hadn't said anything. It's cute!

Minnesota Maven said...

I really like this outfit. I love the short and tights look, prolly cause I couldn't pull it off, but I'd love to! BTW I love maternity clothes and have completely purchased it at Target when on clearance.

lilmissmarch said...

very cute outfit! you remind me of julia styles!

Iris said...

I like your interpretation, especially the colors!