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Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Inspiration

And it's Monday again and by the way..
How did we get to the middle of the month already??

Today's Inspiration challenge over on Two Birds is Eva Mendes. I fell in love with Eva in the movie Hitch.  I especially wanted every outfit she wore in that movie and her outfits don't disappoint in real life either.
I will have to say this one took a little digging to figure out how to pull it off. 
 I usually don't wear a lot of brown and I don't really do a lot of flowy mid-length skirts.
I went with my trusted pink pleated skirt for the bottom and put the print element on top. 
 The silk blouse has a t-shirt construction kind of feel to it.
Eva had no added jewelry to her outfit,
 so as hard as that was for me to do, I went with it.
I dug out my vintage(it was brand new when I bought it back in '93)coach cross-over bag
 and 
threw on these sunglasses that someone had left at my house the other day.
This outfit made me search my closet and really think about how I was going to put this look together. 
 I love a good challenge. 

Do you search for new ways to wear clothing items
 or
 do you usually go with the tried and true?

Be sure to pop by tomorrow for a fun participatory post. 
 (at least I hope people will participate!)

top-Banana Republic
skirt-Limited
wedges-Target
belt-Francesca's
bag-coach
sunnies-unknown 


19 comments:

two birds said...

i love it that you still did it, even though you didn't know what you'd wear. what a good sport...plus, the end result is absolutely gorgeous! i love that skirt!

Style Journey said...

Your skirt is way better than Eva's skirt! The color is gorgeous.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Search for new ways, thanks to you guys!

Those sunglasses are so cool, Brett, and I love the leather belt with the pleated skirt. No jewelry! Ack! I couldn't rise to that challenge, says the woman with the gold metallic manicure and seven bangles...lol.

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

I love Eva and I love your pink pleats, Brett! Although she'd look good in potato sack I do actually prefer your bright colour and printed top, sweeetie :))

Catherine x
http://notdressedaslamb.com

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You did a great job at this challenge! You can definitely see the inspiration, but the outfit is still very "you". So cute!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Jen @ Librarian for Life Style said...

Oooh, I like your pink-skirt-and-print take on this inspiration look! :)

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Your skirt is amazing. I absolutely love the color and anything with pleats is okay by me!

Shybiker said...

Hot skirt. You could attract sailors with that.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I like your colors much better than the inspiration post! Way to style, Brett!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the color of your skirt!

Rebecca said...

Pink and pleats! That skirt is super cute.

Coffee and Cardigans said...

I love that you made this outfit all your own! The pink pleated skirt is darling and I'm glad you got a little wear out of it before the weather got too cold. Though it would be adorable transitioned into autumn as well. Adorable, Brett!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Peggy said...

Love the pink pleats! I have one pleated skirt wish I had more

Thrifted Shift said...

That bag is awesome! I love it!

Wendy said...

I'm always looking for new ways - but then i find I'll have a thought/idea/see something and then promptly forget... especially when I'm running in the morning.

Have a fabulous week.

Hazel said...

Fab outfit. I always try to shop my wardrobe for the Monday Inspiration challenges as I find it makes me think about how I wear things. It's so easy to just put the same things on time after time.

Lisa said...

How pretty, delicate and ladylike!

WendyB said...

I've always gone with the tried and true, but lately I'm making a little more of an effort to mix things up!

Kezzie said...

Hello Brett! You look lovely, the skirt is so bright and pretty, coupled with such a nice patterned top! I love your interpretation! I really liked this outfit this week- it's my kind of one!