Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Old is New - Fashion Inspiration

I'm all about using old wardrobe items. This whole outfit was pulled from my closet {roll your eyes all you want who have seen my closet}, but it's all {gasp} old. I've had this skirt for at least a year, the tank is just from Target, the purse is a no name from Chicago, shoes from last year Kohl's. Nothing really too exciting, but paired together right {don't forget the smile and confidence} it's a pretty great outfit. 

I read a quote recently saying that fashion isn't about wearing all designers, it's about expressing yourself. I couldn't agree more.

I find so many people who are afraid to take chances with what they wear. Why? I'm not sure. I'm the girl who chops her long hair off in a second {it grows back} and will wear just about anything. I used to care so much what people thought about me, worried I might embarrass myself with bad choices, but the older I get, the less I care {imagine me at 40 - scary!}. 

It's just clothes. Have fun, mix it up, it doesn't have to be new, it doesn't have to be designer, hell, it doesn't even have to match some of the time! And if you have a question, ask someone. You would be surprised how many times I go to work and ask which shoes I should wear for the day. Don't have anyone to ask? Email me. I love helping!

On that note...I'm leaving you with one of my favorite fashion quotes:

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn."

Now go get em!

Skirt: Hazel {old}. Tank: Target. Vest: Hazel {old}. Shoes: ELLE. Necklace: J.Crew. Rings: La Vie Parisienne. Bracelets: Vintage, H&M, Anthro. Hair tie: Emi Jay. Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Sunnies: Rayban. Lips: Sephora.


  1. Hey no problem wearin old stuff right? As long as u can style them beautifully which did. Im lovin your teal bag and floral skirt.. U look lovely.

    Xo, Carla

    1. Thanks Carla! Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Nice pics!!!
    Yes - so true. I should have you tell me how to pair up some of the crap I have in my closet (which is miniscule compared to yours).

    1. Tell me when! I think I can make the excursion across the street, but only for you :P

  3. Really great look, you layered it really nicely! The bag is amazing!



  4. Adorable look! Love the color of the bag (:

  5. Really like the lace vest. Great outfit!

  6. I love this outfit Brit! :) u look very nice!! the bag is just amazing!! kisses! :)

  7. So pretty! I love the crochet vest and the bag!

    Elle Michele


  8. Such a pretty outfit, and LOVE that bag! Such a great quote too :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. Hi! I'm your newest follower. I love your blog, hope you can check out mine and follow back too! xo

    - Nikki of Inside The Closet

  10. How cute! this photos are so fun.


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