-->

Monday, November 3, 2014

Manic Monday: Unsuspecting Pinspiration


Cute outfit, right? I never would have put these pieces together, ever. I've worn everything before - you can see the dress (worn today as a top) here, skirt here, trench here, boots here, bag here. So what made me try these things together? Barbie. Yup, true story.


Gina thought it would be fun, and honestly pretty easy, to find fashion inspo from the miniature fashion icon herself, and I'm always down for a challenge, so I opted in without thinking twice. Be sure to check out Gina's blog today also to see what she picked for herself!

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Trench: Ann Taylor (option) | Necklace: The Foundrie | Bag: Kate Spade (option, budget option, budget option) | Dress (worn as a top): Express (option) | Bracelets: Stella and Dot, Ideeli (option) | Skirt: Express | Boots: Coach (option)

Hope everyone had a great weekend! It was nice to have a normal, travel free, commitment free, sick free weekend! I would still rather have more daylight than that extra hour of sleep yesterday, but it was still a relaxing weekend anyway. I finally went to Pilates for the first time in about 6 weeks. Considering I was going about 2-3 times a week, that just tells you how busy life has been. It felt good to get back into it, and I don't know if it was the Pilates itself that has been helping my mood and spirit, but I'm a lot more mentally relaxed than I was this time last week. Yay for sore muscles and sanity!

Before I go, please head over to Rhea's blog. She's doing a mini feature on me, so please check it out and say hello!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Linking up for Style to InspirePersonal Style Monday, and Rachelle and Cha Cha for #HowIFall, Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer for Pinspired


Linkup Button


We'd love to have YOU link-up with us for Manic Monday.

Here are the simple guidelines:

1. Click below to add a link to your recent post. Any topic is fine!

2. Please make sure your post has links back to both More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.

3. It would be very cool if you followed along with us via the social media platform of your choice (Instagram, Bloglovin, Pinterest, Twitter etc.), but as long you link back to the hosts it's all good. 

Thanks for linking up!
More Pieces of Me        

88 comments :

  1. Awww...who doesn't love Barbie and her inspiration. Love this! Have a beautiful day!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love that Barbie was your inspiration, too funny!! But I love the outfit, great restyling :)

    xo
    Lexi
    the-streetsofgold.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the Barbie-pinspiration!! Adorable outfit. I hear you on a chilled weekend, our weekends become so full, sometimes lazing around is all I can muster!! Awesome feature on Rhea's blog as well :). Thanks for the link up lady!!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great inspiration! I love Barbie. This is an amazing restyling!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hahaha too funny, love the Barbie-pinspiration :)

    xo, Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally Gina's idea, but certainly genius! Lots of great inspiration!

      Delete
  6. Yay! I couldn't wait to see which outfit you chose. This turned out great!! I'm also shocked it's been 6 weeks since you went to pilates! Did you get to wear your new boots for it yet??
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep! Wore them for the first time this weekend! I don't know how people can wear them in real life! They are fine for the short walk to and from my car, but I really do feel like I have elephant feet! Ha!

      And thanks! I wanted to pick something I hadn't shown you yet!

      Delete
  7. Love this entire look! The color of the boots with the striped top is a beautiful contrast!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I keep seeing that Ann Taylor trench/dress around the blogosphere. I love how versatile it is. Great outfit as always =) Enjoy your Monday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's great! I'm glad I took the plunge and got it!

      Delete
  9. Love this Barbie inspired look! It turned out great! That trench is fab!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't believe how much I love the trench! So glad I decided to get it!

      Delete
  10. Can't get my eyes off that gorgeous trench - and how cute you're able to replicate Barbie's color / ensemble here !!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. love the trench layered over this look, I need to go follow that account after all. Have a great week.

    xo
    PinkSole

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so funny that she provides so much great inspo - and she's a doll! :) But I guess it's like clothes on a mannequin, right?

      Delete
  12. Love this look! Who knew Barbie could still inspire fashion!! I just followed her on Instagram! That skirt is so pretty and I love all the colors in this look!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay for discovering new instagrams! :)
      And thank you!

      Delete
  13. I love the trench layered over this. It's amazing what a "normal" weekend will do for you, huh? We traveled on Saturday, but on Sunday we relaxed and worked around the house. It was wonderful, especially with the extra hour!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it was great to not have any plans and to take a little breather! How quickly that diminishes though as I'm behind yet again! Oh well! It was def fun while it lasted!

      Delete
  14. Fun inspiration idea...and why not?! Barbie is an iconic Fashionista, right?!! Love the stripes with the color contrast from the bag! Great look! Great replication!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Would seriously have never thought to do it before seeing Barbie! Kinda funny!

      Delete
  15. I am in love with this look! Love the mix of colors and textures. I would have never know the green and navy shirt was a dress! You're so great at remixing your clothes! Who would have thought barbie could provide such fab style inspiration?!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love doing that - wearing pieces in ways they weren't originally intended! Glad you appreciate it - thank you so much!

      Delete
  16. Such a great look on you & its adorable that Barbie was the inspiration!! Thanks for hosting, have a great day:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. That trench vest is so cool! I love t with that stripes and your inspiration is amazing!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

    ReplyDelete
  18. You guys just kill me! Love these silly fun posts! Barbie is totally styling' and I looove your re-creation. I'm really loving hues of green this fall and the fact that it's on a striped top makes it even better. Loved your feature btw. Have a great week, Carylee! ~Cynthia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so sweet, Cynthia! Sorry for the late reply - but thank you! I would have never paired these items together without Barbie! Too funny, but true!

      Delete
  19. that trench is so cute! I've never seen a sleeveless trench before.

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never knew I would love it so much!

      Delete
  20. Cracking up on the Barbie inspiration! Too much fun

    ReplyDelete
  21. You and Gina are too cute with this Barbie inspiration. Love the green stripes with the tan trench. The color combo is great

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that we don't take fashion too seriously! It has to be fun, too, you know?
      Thank you!

      Delete
  22. Love this post with the barbie inspired outfit!
    xo, Lee

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Can't believe how many of her looks I would wear in real life!

      Delete
  23. This is a truly inspired idea from you both! I love it. Thanks for brightening our day and for hosting. Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Too adorable! What a fun idea - and the result is super cool!

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is a super fun and cool idea. Base on this, I went and like barbie style. Too cute!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Glad to give you new inspiration!

      Delete
  26. Love the Barbie inspiration!! So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love the inspiration!! Have a great week!

    xo Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Hope your week was good also!

      Delete
  28. Love the Barbie inspiration ! That trench is beautiful :) x

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. We've had guests non-stop for the last few weekends so I will be glad for a normal, relaxing weekend coming up. You did a great job with Barbie's inspiration. You always style that trench perfectly. I can't believe I didn't know about Barbie's Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I didn't know about it either before Gina! It's great!

      Delete
  30. Haha, Barbie style is great inspiration. And you look amazing. I need to get my hands on your coat. It's great finding your blog through Rhea. You have a new fan!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, so glad I found you, too! Love your style so much!

      Delete
  31. he he! Love it. Barbie for inspiration. I'm definitely following her on Instagram now.

    Lea
    HighHeeledStyle.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope she had a big surge of new follows last week! :)

      Delete
  32. Love the Barbie inspiration. Too cute! That coat is everything!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love the stripes and that Barbie was your inspiration!!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  34. It's official - Barbie dresses cuter than I do! Haha!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha! She does dress pretty cute! But you don't give yourself enough credit!

      Delete
  35. Love the outfit, in spite of Barbie... Oh well, good ideas come in many forms. That top is great, perfect colours.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Barbie has always been stylish girl LOL she's a trendsetter! You did an awesome job of duplicating her outfit because you look very chic, I love your boots!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Barbie?? Haha! You're hilarious! Love it!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

    ReplyDelete
  38. This is such a fun account! I had never heard of it until I read Gina's blog earlier. Super cute looks, too!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know - I didn't know about it either! It's really great for fashion inspiration though! Funny!

      Delete
  39. Omg, this is too funny! I love it!! Great idea stealing this one from Barbie. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  40. This is such a fun collaboration! Barbie is always so stylish! I really like your outfit, especially your trench!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm pretty obsessed with the trench!

      Delete
  41. Love this look, and like I mentioned to Gina, what a fun place to get inspiration from, super stylish Barbie.

    Natalia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, stylish and classic! Makes sense if you think about it, though I never would have thought to look to her for inspiration if it weren't for Gina!

      Delete
  42. Barbie style?! You are rocking it!! Love this. Thanks for hosting this fab linkup lovely xx

    ReplyDelete
  43. Haha this is awesome!! Me and my best friend follow Barbie on instagram because it's just so cute and hilarious!!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes - super cute and kind of addicting! Glad you enjoyed it!

      Delete
  44. Can't get better than Barbie for fashion inspiration LOL - she's got amazing style on her insta page :-) Cutest idea for a post!

    ReplyDelete