Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Inspired by Tati

TatianaOriginal post HERE

Lately I've been getting more of my inspiration from Instagram instead of Pinterest, mainly just because I am more active on Instagram than Pinterest by a landslide. Sometimes when I can't sleep, I scroll through my Insta-crushes and take screen shots of outfits I need to re-create. This was one of those outfits. If you don't know Tatiana, you really should! Gina did an awesome coffee date post with her here if you need a CliffsNotes version of all of her awesome-ness. 
Via my Instagram: Original post HERE

Are you the type of person that has to say, "I turned off the flat iron" out loud before you leave the house so you actually remember that you turned off the flat iron? Well, I "like" so many outfits on Instagram that sometimes even my screenshots can get lost in the shuffle. But if I do a flat lay of the outfit, it sticks on my brain a bit longer, and makes it easier for me to remember I must wear the combo! It's kind of like the flat iron example, no?

Sunnies: TOMS | Earrings: Forever 21 | Necklace: Kate Spade (shop other Kate Spade jewelry HERE) (budget option) | Bag: Chloe | Top: LOFT | Bracelet: JCrew | Bottoms: Current/Elliott (shop other options HERE and HERE) | Heels: BCBG (option here)

I finally got around to wearing it, and needless to say, I loved all of it. I feel like a broken record, but sometimes it's the simplest of combos that I always forget about. Red and navy are so classic together, yet I have no idea why I never would have picked these pieces together had I not seen the outfit on Tatiana. The leopard is such a great finishing touch. I remember when I used to shy away from navy, but I'm less scared of it nowadays, and see it as much more versatile than I used to. And navy looks amazing with leopard! Thanks, Tatiana, for such perfect inspiration all day every day! 

PS You can also follow her on Snapchat (tatibonilla) - she has the cutest accent, you might fall in love with her more! I really enjoy hearing people's voices in snaps! Knowing how people sound really adds some new life to their 2-dimensional photos!

Speaking of people you should follow - please see Noelle's post here! She polled some fellow bloggers, including myself, to highlight some of our must-have pieces for fall! 


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  1. I love navy and red, such a perfect match. Love that you added the neutral details. I wasn't following her on snap, off to do that now.


  2. Love this combination together - the shoes and purse are perfect together.
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  3. What a neat way to remember, great combo here.
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    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  4. Aw, what a sweet post! And yes, Tatiana is so sweet and funny and full of great outfit ideas! I don't think I've figured out my best way to remember outfits I intend to wear!! They always seem to get lost in the shuffle either via screenshot or Pinterest.
    Gina | On the Daily Express

  5. Thank you for this! I'm wearing red and navy today but was struggling with accessories. I'm saving this outfit so I can recreate it :-) Tatiana is starting a trend!

  6. I love navy and red together! This is such a cute look!

    Doused In Pink

  7. Oh navy and red, I don't think I would have come up with that either. Speaking of which, I just got some new red pants and this really cute navy fox shirt and I could totally wear them together, didn't think of that till just now. Thanks!

  8. I love that shade of blue! I also love the fun leopard!

  9. Very cute! That's exactly what I do too late at night - just look for outfit inspo either on IG or Pinterest! It's so addicting, but that's part of the fun :)

  10. Love how much this outfit pops! And, I'm the worst with being freaked out about leaving irons/curling items/ovens etc on!! XO

  11. I love navy and red together, especially adding leopard to the mix. That necklace is a master-piece. And I have told you before but I love your flat layouts. What are some tips on those, that you can give me?

    1. I learned a lot from Jenna's post that she did last year here:

      I have a large window in our home office, so I can just do mine next to the window. I just make sure it's during a time of day that it's light out, but with no direct sunlight entering the room to avoid harsh shadows. I have a light box that I used to use, but nothing beats the clarity of natural light!