Friday, May 5, 2017

Random roundup

The single-most stressful thing about blogging is having new and exciting wardrobe pieces to style and share with you guys. It's hard because I try to only buy things I love, but those things often sell out pretty quickly, and while I still and will continue to wear those pieces regardless, as a reader it's a bummer because I'm teasing you with things you can't even purchase anymore! As bloggers, we share our own personal style, and in reality, 90% of my wardrobe is made up of old pieces compared to 10% recent purchases! Unless I'm disciplined (and I surely am NOT) about rotating out my clothes, selling past season stuff, and replacing them with current purchases, that makes it challenging to keep up with what's in stores! 

And I guess that's why I love these random roundup posts so much. Because I stress less about whether or not things are available, and simply wear what's already in my closet that I love. This past week, I dusted off quite a few old favorites, so I don't have much current stuff to link to, but I'll at least pick one statement piece from each outfit and find similar items that might interest you! Let's get started!

Stripes and colorblock outfit
Necklace: Kendra Scott "Margot" | Tank: Express | Skirt: Kate Spade (shop other colorblock skirts here) | Shoes: from Gilt

This skirt goes WAY back. You can see a super awkward post of me wearing it 4 years ago here. Clearly some things never change and I still love pairing this colorblock with stripes. I've hung onto it so long because it's such a happy piece! I feel so girly and pretty when I wear it. I ended up getting a ton of compliments this day, too, so I guess my feelings are merited.

Charming Charlie cold shoulder top
Earrings: Nickel and Suede large in Gunmetal (c/o) | Top: Charming Charlie (coral cold shoulder options here and here) | Bottoms: American EagleShoes: Joe's "Ali" pump

This top isn't nearly as old as the skirt from the previous outfit, but it's definitely long gone. You can see how I styled it for summer in this post here. I am honestly not quite sure if cold shoulders are acceptable at work, but, uh, I wore it anyway. Our dress code is pretty lenient and I figure if I can wear spaghetti straps, why couldn't I bare some shoulders with this top? I do love that you can wear a normal bra with this top. If you're on the fence with the cold should trend, Charming Charlie is a great place to shop them at a cheap price point. And I'm warning you that you may end up loving all of them!

Sleeveless mock turtleneck outfit
Necklace: Kendra Scott "Jayce" | Top: Sun and Shadow (option, love this crochet option!) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott "Gavin" | Bottoms: Express | Shoes: Vince Camuto "Carlotte" (exact here but limited sizes)

I wore this top and jeans combo to a Maurice's styling event that you can see here. The top has a really short, almost cropped length, so I like to pair it with these bottoms since they have more of a mid rise. I realized I hadn't worn this top to work yet, so I decided now was the time!

Zara floral dress and lace up pumps
Necklace: CS Gems (c/o) | Dress: Zara (other floral dresses herehere, here, here, here) | Shoes: Vince Camuto "Bodell" (other suede lace up pumps here and here)

And last but certainly not least is this little floral number. The last time you saw this, I was all layered up in this post here. Last Friday when I was getting ready, I really wanted to wear a dress because, well, it was my girl time and nothing usually fits me except dresses. I looked through my collection, but nothing jumped out at me until I saw this one, and I got all sorts of happy! The long sleeves were perfect, too, because it wasn't entirely warm on Friday. I tried on a few pairs of pumps and booties with this, but these lace up pumps definitely were the best option. I felt boho-chic in this!

Whew! That's it! Sorry the bulk of everything is no longer available, but again, I hope this serves as a good resource for not only seeing how I styled these same pieces before, but for jogging more ideas in your head for color and print pairings! Have a great weekend and happy Cinco de Mayo!

Linking up for:  Fashion Friday, Friday Favorites


  1. love these kind of round-up posts and i know what you mean about stressing when it comes to items that aren't available anymore! i still wear my oldies too. :)

    cute & little

  2. You can usually find great dupes if you look, these pieces may be older but they are still pretty current.


  3. I love the random round-up! While I love seeing new pieces, I also gets LOTS of inspiration from just the outfit itself. It might be color combinations, wearing different kinds of shoes with different bottoms, etc. I think that is what fashion blogging should be all about- outfit inspiration not just modeling current clothing pieces! Great job!!

  4. I agree with Rachelle! All of these outfits are still current so it's helpful to see them for inspo even if the exact pieces aren't available. There's usually something similar around...except when it comes to that Tory Burch ocelot bag (not picture here!)! Ha!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  5. I love it when bloggers remix their older items. When I see something I want from another blogger, I don't always want the exact same item anyway. I search for similar ones so seeing some of your older pieces is great! They give inspiration!

  6. That floral dress is beautiful! :)

    It's good seeing how people remix and rewear older pieces, even if they aren't for sale any more :) I tend to get outfit inspiration from blogs rather than shopping inspiration, if that makes sense!

    Hope you are having a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog