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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Planning around a baseball jacket

Outfit planning
Top Right: Source | Bottom right: Via Instagram

I really try to have my outfit picked out for the next day before I lay down to go to sleep. I try. Because when I don't put any thought into it at all, it usually results in me being late (later) to work. Normally I have a piece in mind that I want to wear and it's just a matter of figuring out what I'd like to wear with it. I bought this baseball jacket from Express and I love it! But I couldn't stop picturing it with leather pants or my leather skater skirt. I feel like I've been over-doing it with my faux leather stuff, so I was trying not avoid it for this particular outfit. And that's where my search began.

I did a search on Pinterest for "baseball jacket outfits" but wasn't really finding much to grab from. Then, I just ended up doing a google image search of the same key words and found this image. A-ha! Not sure why I didn't think of pairing it with olive skinnies. Totally makes sense. As I was playing with the outfit in Polyvore, mentally scanning my closet room, I decided against a graphic tee, for the mere fact that I honestly don't have too many. I also figured that if I went with the solid black tee, I could add some wow with my leopard booties. And then the red interior of my booties inspired me to use my red cross body, which I hadn't used yet since I treated myself to it on Black Friday!




Baseball jacket: Express | Tee: Marshall's (option) | Necklaces: Gifted (option), Express (option) | Rings: Gifted (option), Kate Spade Saturday (option) | Bag: Gucci | Pants: Express (option) | Booties: Nine West (love these) | Polish: OPI Russian Navy

Unfortunately you guys get indoor photos today because the streets are still caked with a layer of snow, which really has turned into ice at this point. I'm thankful that we got to and from work ok, and am hoping for a less stressful commute tomorrow! 

I won't say I never come up with outfits without the need for inspiration, because I definitely do. But in an effort to "shop my closet" as people like to say, seeking out inspiration is the best way to make your closet instantly bountiful! And how did we survive before the internet? I remember keeping a binder of pages from magazines of outfits I liked. Now there's an app for that. What about you? How do you plan your outfits? And do you plan them the night before?

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  1. I love baseball jackets. They don't really seem like my usual style but I would really like to get one. I adore the bag here. I am the same with planning my outfits. I really try to think about it the night before or I'll be late for work but it doesn't always happen. Often I have a backup outfit in mind the night before that I'll wear unless a better idea comes to me quickly in the morning.

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    1. Yes! Glad you can relate! My "backup" outfit ends up being one of my many 1874982 striped dresses! That's sign #1 that I had no idea what to wear that day! Thanks so much for the comment! Love hearing what others do.

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  2. I am LOL-ing at "how did we live before the internet" because I just edited a very similar sentence out of my post last night- How did I dress myself before the internet??! Because I don't want to think about that....it was bad. As you know, I adore the way you styled this and will be getting one for myself ASAP. :) I just need some new olive pants to go with it!
    On the Daily Express

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    1. I'm glad you approve of my styling! Excited to see you wear it and remix the heck out of it!
      And yeah. The Internet is amazing. Even right now. I would just be sitting in this passenger seat, looking at all the cars drive by. But now, I get to send this to you! Haha

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  3. Super cute jacket, and of course, love the leopard booties! I always like finding outfit inspiration on Pinterest. It's such a great way to find new ways to wear things you already own, especially on those days the creative side of my brain just isn't working.
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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    1. Yes, absolutely! Put your creative side on cruise control and let Pinterest do the steering! :)

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  4. love the gucci bag
    you look so stunning.
    I posted a new look, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  5. I feel like you can style that jacket with some sweet Cards gear in the spring! :)

    Lindsay

    http://lcbf441985.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh yes, for sure!! It's the perfect lightweight jacket!

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  6. Great job in pulling together the baseball jacket ensemble - looks great. I plan out my outfits for the week on Sunday nights, otherwise I would be running around like a chicken in the mornings! Happy Hump Day - hopped over from I Feel Pretty.

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    1. I am impressed you do it all on Sunday! I wish I had that kind of initiative!

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  7. The jacket looks so cute on you! I love the black and white palette. You can pair it with anything!

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    1. Yes, I need to really branch out with the black and white pairings! I always tend to reach for reds or wines. I forgot that it's really more versatile than that!

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  8. yesh! i have to admit that im kinda obsessed with the whole athletic/sports jacket! it is so chic!

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    1. Definitely! I think there's a lot you can do with sporty style!
      Thanks for the comment!

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  9. You made it look stylish...LOVE those leopard booties!!! Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day :)

    xo,
    Janise

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, I'm so happy I found these booties! They're the perfect leopard boot!

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  10. I think I have a pair of bomber somewhere in the closet.. yours looks pretty especially in that color combo.

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai UAE

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    1. Thanks so much! I really love this jacket!

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