Monday, February 20, 2012

Copycat Fashion

Dress: Romy ($7!) / Cardi: Old Navy / Shoes: Target / Necklace: F21 / Bracelets: J Crew final sale / Watch: Fossil

That's right, I got this dress for $7. Romy { not online-- sorry } pretty much always has some sort of amazing sale going on. I may even have gotten it in the next size up. It would make a perfect maternity dress when the time comes, no?

Last Friday, when I was supposed to be checking the weather for our holiday trip to the coast, I came across this cute little blog, two birds, and their "Inspiration Monday" feature. Today's feature was to be this classy casual outfit, which I just recently pinned, by SJP, one of my style favorites.


I don't know why the thought to copycat the fabulous outfit didn't occur till a challenge was issued forth. { Could someone please challenge me to a house-cleaning contest? } I already had the perfect dress and cardigan in similar colors. But then I remembered that the cardi was currently on display at a local consignment shop. So Saturday morning, on our way out of town, I stopped by. As luck would have it, it was still there. And just like that, new life was given to a cardigan I almost traded in, and I had a new favorite spring outfit. The Husband loves it when I shop my closet for new outfits.

I thought I'd have to photograph it indoors, what with all the rain we were supposed to get, but fortunately the weatherman was wrong again. It didn't rain till we left today. We enjoyed sunshine and relative warmth all whilst exploring from Brookings up to Port Orford. The little cottage we rented in Nesika Beach offered a lovely view from atop a bluff overlooking the ocean. There's something oddly relaxing about staying in someone else's house. There's also something about having an ocean-front view on a bluff. Which means no one will be walking past your windows, so it's okay to walk around in your unders with the curtains open.

P.S. Despite the empire waist, and my maternity talk up there, I promise I'm not preggo here. Any bumpage is a combination of wind and the morning's oatmeal with cream, berries, almonds, and brown sugar.  No baby.

*Pas encore.

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9 comments:

Rebekah said...

Wow, perfect interpretation! That's a gorgeous dress.

two birds said...

perfect job! i love the dress and in no way do you have any kind of a bump! beautiful pictures!

Siouxzy said...

Boo to no baby! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous to everything else.

Sara Shoemaker said...

nice copy of that outfit! I love both versions. and I definitely have that sweater you're wearing in brown! One of my faves :) such a pretty blue dress you have!


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Tara said...

Oh, I just love those colors together. I'm so glad you were able to rescue your sweater from consignment shop-dom :)

Also, I am super, super jealous of your weekend view. Gorgeous!

Amber Lena Bonasera Boomars said...

Those colors are fab on you! Love the photos of the ocean behind you, so jealous!

Natasha said...

I love your version..this is such a cute outfit...I love the two blues together!

Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

A Spinster's Guide to Dating said...

Love the idea of a fashion copycat! I need to try this goodness!

Cassi said...

Thanks, everyone! It was really fun-- I'll have to try this copycat thing again soon!

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