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Friday, October 29, 2010

Can you say Copy Cat?

Over on Style Underdog there has been a challenge of using whatever you have in your closet and copying a look that you have seen in a magazine, an add or even a catalog. It has been a lot of fun to see what and how people have interpreted an outfit.  I decided to try the challenge yesterday.  I have actually had this picture up in my closet for a while because I was drawn to this look for some reason.  Not even sure why.  Not the way I normally dress, maybe that is part of why I liked the outfit.  So here is the look I am drawing from:

And here is what I came up with:

My collared Henley actually has a ruffle on the collar and down the placard.  I think this adds some feminine detail to the overall look. (you can see the Henley in greater detail as you scroll down)
My denim shirt is a light blue stripe, kind of a mattress ticking pattern.
I am wearing a dark denim blazer instead of gray wool, frankly because it is the only blazer I own.
I didn't have a cute little leopard print crossover bag, so I added a leopard print scarf to the black crossover bag that I do own.
Can't see what shoes this girl is wearing, but to me this just screamed riding boots so that is what I choose.
The girl in the picture is not wearing any jewelry at all, but I decided to add my diamond studs... just thought it looked right for this look.
 Now for the behind the scenes scoop...

I knew that when I put this on, that I would immediately take off the blazer because it was just too hot.  Well, by 2:00 that afternoon, I was so hot I couldn't take it anymore.  I stripped off  the denim shirt, rolled up the sleeves on my Henley, took off the boots, took the scarf off of the purse and used it as a belt, then threw on some sandals and went about the rest of the day in the crazy 80+ degree weather.

Have you seen a look that you just love?  Browse around your closet and I bet you can come up with something pretty close to what you see in the picture.  Maybe change out the pants for a skirt or reverse the color palette or even just use the color palette from the picture and create a your own look.  Good Luck and happy Copy Catting!  

white ruffle Henley-Land's End-$24
striped denim shirt-Gap-on sale-$9.99
denim blazer-ATL-this summer-on sale-$25.00
jeans-Gap-jean trade in-$49.00
crossover bag-Coach-gifted
leopard print scarf-Marshall's-$16.99-Nicole Miller
diamond studs-anniversary gift from husband-priceless :)
sandals-Nordstroms-2 yrs ago-$45
 

16 comments:

Joy said...

It looks great!! I found you thru Style Underdog. It's great to find another over 40 blogger!

http://southerncomfortga.blogspot.com/

cuppycakeme said...

Wow! I am ALWAYS copying looks out of magazines with what I have in the closet. You did an AWESOME job with this one! The scarf on the bag adds something extra and I think you made a great call with the boots :)

http://www.cuppycakeme.blogspot.com

style underdog said...

Hello, I agree with Joy, this is a great outfit. I just went through you blog, nicely done. Can't wait to see what else you do. 40+ solidarity!
Beverly aka StyleUnderdog(SU)

p.s. I will link this on my post tonight. Thanks for playing along.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, another reader that came through Style Underdog (via Already Pretty). I am 39 and delighted to find some blogs for the 'mature' woman. although I still feel like I am 21, the mirror tells me something else, but damn if I am going down without a struggle to look stylish. Keep up the blog work to inspire me !

angie said...

I agree with girls before me .You look super fantastic and ...fresh .
There is a kind of misconception about how 40+should dress and we are about to bring the barriers down.So,40+ solidarity sounds good to me.

angie said...

I have already added you to my blog roll!Keep on.

Stacey said...

Yay! So glad to find you. :)

Grit and Glamour said...

Hey Silvergirl, found you through Queen B of Style Underdog. Welcome to the Style Nation! Love your copy. And your smile. I've added you to my list in Bloglovin'.

♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com
twitter: @gritandglamour

Grit and Glamour said...

Oops, I can't add you to my Bloglovin' list...do you have RSS turned on? Would you consider it, doll? Lots of fashion bloggers follow others through Bloglovin'.

Monica said...

Yay! Another over 40 blogger to follow! Found you thru Style Underdog. Keep up the great work!

camille0528 said...

Great look! So glad to see another over 40 blogger. Keep going!

tinyjunco said...

brava! well done! i love both looks a lot, also how you explained your process in 'replacing and creating' the various pieces. i really got a lot out of my own 'copycatting' experience, i'm so glad Ms. Underdog has been encouraging it. i'm planning to do more.

nice to see a another gorgeous 45+ babe out there, too ; ) have a fun weekend! steph

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I came over via SU, and I have to say you did an awesome job of translating this look and making it your own!

silvergirl said...

Thanks for everyone's kind words and encouragement.

I think I have the RSS thing working now. I am still so new to all of this that I sometimes think something is working and it really is not.

I look forward to reading all your blogs and getting to know you through them.

Thanks again for all of the love!

A-Dubs said...

Love this creative copycat ensemble. What a great way to jazz up the original look and make it your own.

silvergirl said...

Thanks for everyone's kind words and encouragement.

I think I have the RSS thing working now. I am still so new to all of this that I sometimes think something is working and it really is not.

I look forward to reading all your blogs and getting to know you through them.

Thanks again for all of the love!