Apr 17, 2014

Pinspired


I don't know about you, but I often spend hours far too much time on Pinterest browsing cute outfit ideas.  But then I sit back and think about it.  I've pinned all of these outfits but I hardly ever act on the inspiration...until today!

The challenge for today's Third Thursday Threads at Bri's blog, Work Clothes, I Suppose is to bring a Pinterest outfit to life.

When I first ventured into the world of Pinterest, I usually pinned outfits that I loved but couldn't actually create using what I already owned.  I've gotten a little bit smarter over the years and now I try to keep my eyes peeled for looks that I can actually create.  When I came across this adorable look (orginally from Stilettos and Sequins), I knew I had to pin it because I owned all of the necessary pieces!

Her look:


My turn:




I think that this challenge has encouraged me to take a look at my Pinterest boards a little bit more frequently for some great fashion inspiration!  What about you?  Do you act on your pins?


What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Belt: Charming Charlie (similar, similar)
Purse: Coach Outlet (similar, similar)
Wedges: DSW (exact)

Linking-Up:
Work Clothes, I Suppose- Third Thursday Threads
Vodka Infused Lemonade- Très Chic Fashion Thursday


And a picture with Izzo for good measure!
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28 comments:

  1. I can't get over how much I LOVE your hair styled this way. Sometimes, I wonder if I just internalize what I pin? I really should peruse my billion pins more often.

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    1. Well thank you! I'll let you in on a little secret: this is my "lazy day" hair do. Haha.

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  2. I acted on one of my pins. Love this chambray dress, and your belt. Rachel of http://Garaytreasures.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! This chambray dress has turned into one of my favorite pieces!

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  3. You look lovely! I quite prefer your interpretation of the look. :)
    I copy outfits like nobody's business! Sometimes unintentionally (like when I copied your striped shirt / sweatshirt dress look), but usually I do it on purpose. One of my recent Pinspired outfits was a copy of a Work Clothes, I Suppose look! It's the Tuesday look in this post:
    http://abibliophilesstyle.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/weekly-recap-midway-through-march/

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    1. Well thank you! I really need to start making more use of my Pinterest boards. Really, why reinvent the wheel, right??

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  4. I really love your look! I love the pop of the belt against the chambray dress! I also love your hair :) I've gotten better lately actually using things I've pinned, but for a long while, I'd just pin things, forget about them, then end up coming back to them months later!

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    1. Thank you! It was sort of a "duh" moment when it occurred to me to put my leopard belt with my chambray dress...but that's what Pinterest is for, right?

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  5. I love the chambray shirt dress! I think I go through phases where I wear a ton of pinspired looks, but sometimes I just do my own thing.

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    1. Creativity is best but it's nice to have Pinterest to fall back on :)

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  6. This is a cute look! The leopard belt really looks fantastic with your chambray dress. I used to be the same way with Pinterest, pinning outfits just because they were cute. I definitely use it more now for styling what I already have.

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    1. At least we are getting wiser in our use of Pinterest, huh? :)

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  7. I am so flattered you recreated my look, Whitney! I loveeee how you did it. You look beautiful! xo

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! And for having the sense to put together a chambray dress and a leopard-print belt :)

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  8. adorable! Love both versions.
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love your take on the Pinspired Look. I want a Chambray Dress badly. I own one already, but I want a lighter shade like yours. The Tortoise Belt makes this much better.

    Have a Great Weekend!!

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    1. Thank you! I actually wanted a chambray dress for a really long time but just couldn't find the right one. I'm glad I held out because I love this one from Old Navy!

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  10. Great look! I pin a bunch of things but rarely use it for inspiration. Today was one of the few outfits I actually searched in Pinterest that I recreated.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Same! Maybe this while inspire both of us to use Pinterest a little bit more when creating outfits!

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  11. Ooh, I love chambray dresses! I'm still hunting for the perfect one... Maybe I will check out the ones from Old Navy that you suggest!

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    1. I took me almost a year to find the perfect one! I don't see this one from Old Navy anymore (the ones I suggested are from Gap and Banana Republic...so I'm assuming they are similar). I feel like Old Navy has them in and out, though, so keep your eyes peeled!

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  12. I would love to have more shirtdresses in my closet. They are so versatile, and so so comfortable!

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    1. Me too! This is actually my only one. For some reason I shy away from them at stores...but given how much I love this one, I should probably look into more!

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  13. I really really really want a chambray shirtdress now!! So amazingly comfortable and classic-looking!

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    1. I would highly recommend one! I'm still figuring-out just how versatile it can be! Thanks for the fun link-up!

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  14. Ooooh, so cute, Whitney! I love my chambray dresses - they are so versatile and comfortable :) I looove getting inspiration from Pinterest. I actually made myself a spreadsheet with pin URLs and how I would recreate them with things I already have. NERD ALERT! ;)

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    1. Is it equally as nerdy that I would like to see how you organized your spreadsheet? Haha.

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