June 22, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Multiple Choice



































I totally forgot I had this shirt. Or rather, I haven't worn it in so long, it kind of faded into the back of my closet. This inspiration photo reminded me so much of it though, I had to pull it out of the back of the closet to replicate this outfit. I went with a standard re-creation in the middle photo - but on the far right I'm showing how you can use what you have to make it work. Do you have a similar shirt, but pants only in a different color? Switch it up. Fashion isn't just a one-answer, it's multiple choice!

What are some of you "make it work" moments? Which color pants do you prefer? I like the outfit in the middle, with the hair on the right. (I can't stand my hair in it's natural, wavy state!)

Inspiration photo: Ann Taylor
Shirt: Banana Republic, $45
Cargos (left): TJ Maxx, $17
Cargos (right): Nordstrom Rack, $40
Necklace: Banana Republic, $20
Belt (right): Gap, $10
Shoes (left): Chinese Laundry at DSW, $40
Shoes (right): Chinese Laundry at Piperlime, $34
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8

43 comments:

  1. Both looks are so perfect!  I can't even decide which one looks better, so you really nailed this look.   I like how your hair is also different in both pictures, too!  

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  2. Love that shirt! I actually like the 2nd look a little better!

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  3. I did the same thing this morning...found an out of rotation top this morning and paired it with new shorts.  Love both of your looks and hair styles!

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  4. I did the same thing this morning...found an out of rotation top this morning and paired it with new shorts.  Love both of your looks and hair styles!

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  5. MidwesternMagnoliaJune 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    I like the second look better, too. Then again, I'm pretty much obsessed with any outfit you make that involves those Chinese Laundry/Piperlime shoes!

    And I don't know what this crazy talk is about you not liking your hair in its "natural state." It looks great on you, and photographs really well! I also have wavy hair, and am not partial to my waves at all, but I absolutely love yours! 

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  6. I have to say I like the darker pants in the picture on the right and I love your wavy hair!!

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  7. D. All of the above :)  I like your hair wavy!!  It's really pretty!

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  8. Are you crazy?!?! You're hair looks fab wavy!! Rock it girl!

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  9. I like both pants as both pick up colors from the shirt to some extent :-) And I like your hair a lot in it's natural state, even more than the stick straight version, if I may say so!

    Relatable Style

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  10. I like the dark pants better, but I'm a contrast lover.
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  11. LOVE the wavy hair in the middle picture!!

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  12. Your wavy hair is amazing! It's the first thing I noticed. You should wear it that way more regularly!

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  13. J!! your hair looks great wavy!! you need to wear it that way more often!

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  14. I love the look on the right! Something about the navy with that shirt just really sticks out! 

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  15. What? Your looks amazing natural!

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  16. BrazenbeautyeditorJune 22, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Amazing!!

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  17. I love your blog! Totally inspirational to me and I find myself thinking what would J do every day as I get dressed!

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  18. kimberlylightfootJune 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    OMG...I LOVE your wavy hair!!  I also like the middle outfit better but they both look great!

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  19. I was wondering if you had wavy hair and that is why you say you struggle with it.  I finally embraced my wavy hair in my 20's and love that I have the option of wavy or straight.  The right product makes all the difference!  I finally found 3 (that I use all at once - Redken Extreme Anti-Snap treatment first, Tigi S Factor Dream Drops, and lastly Redken Ringlet 07) to make mine work.  When I am trying to grow out my hair, wearing it wavy is a great option because I avoid the damage of heat styling.  Now that my hair is at my desired length, I wear it wavy after washing one day and then the next day skip the wash, and put in soft curls with a curling iron.  I love seeing your hair wavy - and think it looks great!  Love it!

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  20. I think your hair looks nice wavy...it's got a nice beachy feel to it!  I like the lighter pants and the darker version would make a great seasonal transition outfit..atleast here in Chicago!  

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  21. I think I don't like your hair wavy with a patterened shirt but I bet it looks awesome with a sleeker outfit.

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  22. I agree. I love your wavy hair!

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  23. Love the look with the dark cargos a lot!!! You look awesome either ways! :) 




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  24. j, i love your hair wavy! i think we have similar hair (in that mine is think, wavy and hard to manage) and i just straighten it all the time because it never comes out as great as yours looks!! rock it!

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  25. Your hair wavy is sooooo pretty!

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  26. I prefer the pants on the right worn the way of the middle; something more tailored to the body worn casually! :) 

    And your hair looks great in it's natural state!!!  I actually prefer it that way: it's hot!

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  27. I prefer the middle look, it seems more effortless.  And I love the waves in your hair:  very beachy and goes well with the outfit!

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  28. Hi There,
    Found you via another blogger's side bar.
    You have a great blog (obvious from the number of followers!)
    Love your multiple take on the same clothing pieces. That has to be very time consuming. I barely have enough energy to put together and take photos of one outfit!
    This is a great shirt. I like it paired with the olive green cargos to off set the silky fabric with ruggedness.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  29. Every once in a while when I wait too long to do my laundry, I notice a piece of clothing that I had totally forgot about. I love it when that happens.

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  30. jseverydayfashionJune 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Thank you Daphne! Check out my Q&A for more info, but I usually take a bunch of photos at one time for the blog. I think it saves time! Welcome to the blog though and thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  31. jseverydayfashionJune 22, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Thank you Nicole! Sounds like we have similar hair, I feel like I can never get it straight enough!!

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  32. jseverydayfashionJune 22, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Thank you Lauren! So glad you like the blog!

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  33. Really??!!  J I absolutely love love your hair wavy!!  It's gorgeous!!  And I can't choose which pant color, I'm loving both looks! :)

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  34. Love the middle look - especially the wavy hair!  Mine is stick straight and I would LOVE to have natural waves!  Your blog is great - I really appreciate how you put together outfits with stuff you already have.

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  35. I really like the look of your natural wavy hair.  

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  36. I love your hair wavy!

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  37. Great idea to switch things up. Sometimes my best outfits come from something just a little off from what I was intending to do. Either outfit, J, looks great! I think I am on the hunt for some skinny cargos. They seem so versatile!

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  38. i really like the wave in your hair
    i am drawn to the darker pant i think
    i have a shirt very similar to that, me thinks i need to go exploring in my closet to find it. :)
    brett

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  39. I like the one on the right with the wavy hair...you should do the wavy hair more often!

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  40. Wow, I LOVE your wavy hair!!! Love your blog! I actually don't dread shopping as much as I used to and have picked up invaluable tips from you!

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  41. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Thank you so much Marie, glad you like the blog and have found it useful! :-)

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  42. Your hair is WAY nicer in waves. The ironed out flat look is really dull.

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