Words to live by: Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Max Lucado explains that because we have “put on” or clothed ourselves with Christ, then we are hidden in his righteousness. Therefore, when God looks at us he doesn’t see the lies we’ve told, how we’ve cheated, our addictions, or the promises we’ve broken. He sees Christ.
I have mentioned here time and again, that my favorite place to get outfit inspiration is from other blogs and bloggers. The rabbit hole that is Pinterest leaves me fascinated yet frustrated. However, blogs give me little snippets into someone else’s life and it’s a little bit like becoming “friends” with person.
Occasionally, I will take a look at the bigger name blogs, you know, the “Nordstrom Junkies” as one of my sweet readers referred to them. I mean, it’s fun for a brief look at what it would be like to wear a brand new outfit everyday. But after awhile, it becomes frustrating to me. I mean, who has room for all those clothes?? I have decided that I much prefer to look at blogs where the bloggers post pictures of outfits that she has created from things already in her closet. I love it when a blogger show an item that I have seen her wear before, but in a new way. I have decided to do a mini series on a couple of favorites bloggers and how I was inspired by one of their outfits.
For today’s outfit, I am featuring Jen from Librarian for Life & Style. I have been following Jen for several years. She is a college librarian in the Pacific Northwest and features not only cute outfits, but often interesting backgrounds. I love that her outfits, are not only very wearable, they are cute, quirky and fun!
Here is an outfit that she featured a few days ago:
She is posed in front of what I think is a rare, used book store. Jen often poses with hats, and I really like that. I tend to buy hats, then never wear them. Boo. I thought this was cute, wearable outfit and I had most of the pieces to copy it.
Here is my interpretation:
My background is not nearly as unique as hers. Just my usual front yard as hubby and I usually take photos before I leave for work. #needtoscoutoutinterestingphotolocations #blogginggoals
Now it’s not an exact copy, but my interpretation. Blue and white striped shirt? Check. Olive vest? Check. Cloche hat? Check. Brownish boots? Check. Tote bag? Check. Neutral skirt? Check. I don’t have a cream colored skirt, but I really like this camel, corduroy skirt here. Also, Jen wore a black belt over her vest, and I went with a leopard belt over my skirt. This is a fun and helpful way to come up with new outfits in your own closet. When you see an outfit that you like, ask yourself if you have any of the same or similar pieces. Don’t get hung up on not having the exact same things. It’s more fun to use the photo you like as a jumping off point, then build your outfit with what you have on hand.
Oh, and did want to mention that this button up front, a-line corduroy skirt is from Macy’s and I’m obsessed.
I decided to do a little sassy pose here, in honor of a pose that Jen sometimes uses!
And now the look, minus the hat as I did not actually wear the hat that day. I want to learn to be more brave in my hat wearing. I love how they look on other people, but am mostly afraid of how my hair will look once I take it off.
I hope you enjoyed my first in this mini series! Next week, I’ll feature another favorite style blogger. (Psssst, get ready Amy’s Creative Pursuits, it’s you!)
Have a lovely day my friends!