Friday, January 21, 2011

Copy Cat

This outfit is brought to you by Ariana's sensational pairing of mustard and purple!

Mustard cardigan - LOFT (thrifted) /Lavender twist-neck shell - LOFT / Leopard-print ponte knit skirt - Lane Bryant

I would have NEVER thought to put those colors together, but I just loved everything about it in her pictures. I became obsessed with the combination, really, and I started combing my closet to find comparable pieces. Sadly, I only really had the skirt! I wasted no time clicking through a number of online stores looking for that perfect mustard cardigan. I thought of Tania's J. Crew cardi that she styles so fabulously, and since it was on super duper sale (I could get it for $60) I was thisclose to getting it. But the more I thought about it, the more I really didn't want to spend that much money on what is essentially an impulse buy. (Proud moment for me!) Cue consignment shop trip, where I found a LOFT cardigan (the best basic cardis, in my opinion) still with tags on it, forheavenssake, for a mere $11 bucks (and $9 of that was paid for the balance I had from stuff I had consigned). This was happening! The only item in the ensemble that I purchased new was this super flattering twisted neck shell, and even that I got at 40% off! (Yay justification!)

Handbag - Tano "Homemade Cake"in Bordeaux

I loved all of Ariana's studs and fabulous chunky jewelry, but the minute I eyed this necklace on my wall-of-chains, and one I hadn't even worn yet (also purchased for a steal), I knew it would be the perfect accessory to tie everything together. Length, colors, size - perfect!

Necklace - LOFT

I copied Ariana right down to the monochromatic printed skirt and patterned tights!

Grey herringbone tights - Banana Republic / Grey suede pumps - Apt. 9 (Kohl's)

So thanks, Ariana, for this stroke of genius of an outfit! I just loved putting this together, and more importantly, wearing it. =))


  1. Ah I love it! You did me proud!! I wanted that grey leopard skirt so bad but LB is out of my size :( it looks fab on you :) And thumbs up for the deals girl, nothing better than getting things for pennies!!

  2. This looks amazing. And what a STEAL on that cardigan. Plus, I hope you noticed, but your hair looks AMAZING.

  3. That Ariana is so stylin. Seriously, you get the best deals. Ummm I ran out and copycated you. I bought that LB dress today. You're pretty stylin too. Keep and eye out I'll be doing a copy cat post.


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