March 5, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: New Again







































These are my favorite kinds of outfits. All the pieces are old (except the shoes), but when you put them all together, they create something new. I've had this combo hanging in my closet for years (the navy skirt and shirt are more than 3 years old!) and never thought to put it together this way. I always say that our closets are full of outfits just waiting to be created and this is a great example! I dare you to give it a try in your own closet. ;-)

Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Cardigan: H&M, $18
Shirt: Banana Republic, $50
Necklace: H&M, $15
Navy skirt: Limited, $25
Shoes: Banana Republic, $60
Rings: LOFT pink stone ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49


1. Forever 21 green cardigan, $14.50
2. J.Crew green cardigan, $39.99 (on sale)
3. LOFT green cardigan, $44.50

43 comments:

  1. love the color of the cardigan!

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  2. That necklace is a great J. Crew dupe! I love this color combo!

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  3. I like very much the combination Cardigan + Necklace , I was waiting for your outfit of today :-)

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  4. I love all three colors worked together in your look!  So pretty!  Is that the same necklace as in the photo?!  I love it!  

    xx
    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  5. My favorite thing is to find an outfit that I've never thought of before!! Love the colors you paired...so rich and pretty!!

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  6. This is one of my new favorite inspiration photos from J.Crew! Love your take on this look - I just got this necklace for valentine's day and still trying to figure out how to style it! Love your blog!
    -pretty little things
    http://ilivefortheweekends.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love these these colors together!  That is a great necklace! 

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  8. That's a great combo! I actually made a note to myself on my iphone yesterday to buy a turquoise top to go with my new red jeans.
    Niki
    www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

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  9. Really love this color combo!

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  10. Wow is that necklace really from H&M? It looks exactly like the JCrew pic!

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  11. Love this outfit!! Great color combo.

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  12. PennypincherfashionMarch 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Loving this mix of colors and the leopard pumps are the perfect finishing touch - beautiful!

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  13. What a Fabulous neckalce!!

    Roni

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  14. jseverydayfashionMarch 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Yep! I got it at H&M last summer. 

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  15. jseverydayfashionMarch 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Pip, not the same necklace, but very very similar! H&M clearly made a "copy" of the J.Crew necklace. I bought it last summer!

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  16. jseverydayfashionMarch 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Thank you so much! :-)

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  17. I've been busy, just noticed the new flooring, it looks great! I ran out of money for clothes, shoes, accessories, anything new for a while. But it's ok, I have things in my closet that need to be worn. Thanks for the inspiration. (If I lost a few pounds I could wear a few more things too, I'll get to work on that) Love the green!

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  18. Love this color combo! I always find so much inspiration from your blog. Thanks for your good work! 

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  19. Love how you mixed these colors! I've been really starting to mix it up in my closet too- my shopping budget has had to be cut back so I'm really trying to give new life to my clothes- your blog is always a source of inspiration for that!

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  20. I love making old things new too! This outfit works perfectly!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  21. Such a great color combo; love it!

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  22. I love this outfit, but I once read that you shouldn't mix warm and cool colors (warm like your top, cool like the cardigan). Have you heard this before? Do you agree? Do you think there are "rules" to wearing colors. I also read recently that bright colors shouldn't be worn with muted colors. I'm wondering who is coming up with all these rules, and how we're supposed to learn them all! Should we just say 'oh well' and wear whatever? 

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  23. jseverydayfashionMarch 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    I am a firm believer that there is only one fashion rule and that is there are no rules!! :-) Can you image imposing the same ideas onto a painter? "Um, Monet I'm sorry but you really can't use those warm and cool colors together." What? Haha! Fashion is fickle and always changing - colors are in, then out. Cropped pants are high waters one day, and super stylish the next. At the end of the day, it's art, and people see it differently. So I say wear what makes you happy, and embrace only the trends that make you smile. :-)

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  24. jseverydayfashionMarch 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Thanks Elena! Great to have you back. :-)

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  25. love the outfit! this is probably one of my favourites for you 

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  26. I've been doing a lot of this type of thing lately, because I'm trying to rediscover items I've been neglecting in my wardrobe.  It really is fun when you come up with something new out of older items, isn't it?

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  27. I agree, this one of my favorite looks that you have put together! This is something that I would be able to wear when I substitute teach. :)

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  28. LOVE the necklace! I  wish I would have seen it at H & M. It looks just like the one I desperately want from a company called "Towne and Reese". It's called the "Harper"

    <3

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  29.  oh my! So pretty! Those colors look lovely together J. I am on the hunt for a necklace like that now! http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  30. I was trying to think what the gorgeously *striking* colors of your outfit MOST reminded me of~~~(on first impression, that is!!)~~~and the one thought that (respectfully) stays in my mind the most is............ cool, teal-blue WATER............ and red, red burgundy or merlot WINE............ i.e., "Water and Wine"!! 

    Soooo, IF any of your devoted readers (additionally) have plans to dine soon at the upscale "Water & Wine Ristorante-Taverna" overlooking Watchung Lake, New Jersey~~~(and I personally have never been there at all, i.e., I only know "of it" from the Internet)~~~well, J., you've supplied them with The  *P.E.R.F.E.C.T.*  Inspiration here for............ a beautiful dinner outfit, you know!!

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  31. I have never considered this color combination, but now I will not rest until I try it! Plus, I love your dash of leopard print. I've started to think that no outfit is complete without leopard print and an owl necklace. I have problems......

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  32. This is an eye-catching color combo. I love it. Looks fabulous on you!

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  33. Love all of the colors of this outfit! I adore your necklace. :)

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  34. J, who takes these amazing pics of you each morning?

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  35. jseverydayfashionMarch 6, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Carolyn, I use a tripod and a self-timer and usually take pictures once a week! :-)

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  36. Wow, you are organized!

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  37. I adore this outfit! I literally gasped when I opened up the page. This deep red/brown and aqua are perfect together. Immediately, I clicked the "Pin it" button, which I hope you take as a compliment!

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  38. The necklace is literally exact. http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/jewelry/necklaces/PRDOVR~92687/92687.jsp thier is $150! great find J

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  39. J, I LOOOVE everything about this look. I recently discovered your blog and I gotta tell you, you're doing a great job! Looking at your outfits makes me want to make combinations I never thought of before. Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  40. jseverydayfashionMarch 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    So sweet, thank you Isabella! Welcome to the blog and so glad you like it! :-)

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  41. When did you get the necklace? I went to HM today and the girl there had no idea what I was talking about, I was also not able to find it on their website.

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  42. Sara, I got the necklace last summer! If you are looking on the US website, they don't have online shopping yet. I would try eBay!

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