October 9, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Spitting Image


I don't usually post outfits with items I'm planning to return, but this Olivia Palermo top was just too good not to share!! When I got home and saw this picture, I was pretty convinced that my LOFT shirt is the actual shirt she is wearing. The fit on mine is a bit more frumpty dumpty, but I think that's because it is a size too big (the XS was sold out at the store), and she also has a slimmer skirt on the bottom, which is balancing out the looseness up top. As discussed in this shopping update, the top is going back in favor of another bow blouse I found a few days later and liked more, but don't you just love knowing celeb looks are obtainable on a budget? 

ps. I've done 6 outfits with this pleated skirt so far, but this first one is still my favorite!

Inspiration photo: People StyleWatch
Shirt: LOFT, $31 returning
Skirt: Express, $18
Shoes: BCBG/Ross, $20 (similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/TJ Maxx, $120 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79
1. Love 21 2. BB Dakota 3. Urban Outfitters 4. Need Supply Co.

32 comments:

  1. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsOctober 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    very cute J! I can see why this is one of your favs!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love the feminine skirt.  Very pretty!

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  3. love that top! might try to see if I can get it in my size!  

    amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  4. love that skirt paired with that blouse! so cute.

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this outfit & Oliva Palermo!!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  6. Such an amazing dupe - love that even Olivia Palermo wears clothes from LOFT! :)

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  7. I think she's wearing the same shirt too! Love this outfit! You rocked her look!

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  8. Love this outfit!!! Great job recreating :)

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  9. Adorable skirt! Look forward to seeing that bow blouse!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  10. I love the recreation, it does look like the same shirt!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  11.  This is definitely the same shirt! Love the look!

    www.415bond.blogspot.com

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  12. You could just roll the sleeves and untuck it a little bit to embrace the "looseness" of it, just like Olivia did! Not sure why you would return it- I think it looks great!

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  13. I totally agree! Rolling the sleeves would help, and she is has a much "slimmer" skirt on the bottom which is also balancing out the looseness up top. I found another print bow blouse right after I bought this one that I like it a lot more. I would definitely keep the LOFT one if I hadn't found the other one!

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  14. So fun to have the exact top!  I LOVE your skirt too.

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this shirt! Great fall wardrobe addition!

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  16. The zebra prints/stripes is such a cool print!

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  17. I love that skirt--it has such a girly attitude, but you can definitely pull it off for work!

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  18. I really am not a fan of that shirt... can't wait to see what you picked up as the better buy.

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  19. This outfit is GORGEOUS; I can't believe you don't like your blouse!! It looks so feminine and the pattern is so unique and intricate :)


















    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  20. J - just found your blog via one of my faves (Leopard and Lillies) and I'm hooked. Your match of Olivia is totally on point! Cant wait to see more of these looks.

    xo, Courtney
    girlavantgarde.com

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  21. HappinessatmidlifeOctober 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    I just picked up this blouse at Loft during their sale.  I like how you styled it.  I have a black pleated skirt that I think I will re-create this look.  Thank you for the inspiration!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  22. Each and every outfit is more better then the next one. All of them are amazing and really very fashionable.

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  23. First off, I want to say that I'm a big fan of your blog. I love to see the outfits you come up with and how you take inspiration from a photo and turn it into a real look. I've debated saying something for awhile and held off but I've decided to bite the bullet and say that I wish you wouldn't put your sizes into the posts. For example, in this post, you say how the shirt is too frumpy on you and then put in parenthesis that the XS was sold out. I feel like you could have just left it at the size smaller was sold out. I've noticed it on quite a few posts before that you'll reference how you normally wear a size 2 but this ran big or small or whatever. I just feel like as a woman there is already so much pressure on what size we wear and how small we are that in cases like this you don't really need to specify what your exact size is. Anyway, just my 2 cents but I hope you'll give it some thought. 

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  24. Katrina, thank you SO much for this!! I really appreciate your feedback! I can totally understand where you are coming from - I've seen bloggers post every size of every piece of clothing and it's hard not to take that as bragging. Whenever I do a "shopping" post like today's where the shirt is available online, or whenever I do my budget posts, I will always get a handful of people that will ask me sizes. I have a hard time keeping up with questions everyday, so to save time I just started including the size in the post. I don't ever mention the size if the post isn't specifically about the fit and/or a review of an item that is currently for sale though. I will definitely take your feedback into consideration on future posts! Thank you again!

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  25. Thanks Courtney and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  26. Thanks for the response and that makes sense why you include the size in those cases! I didn't take it so much as bragging on your part more just the little pang of "wow she's tiny, I still need to lose 5 pounds, etc" when I would read it. I appreciate you taking the time to respond and can certainly understand that you are trying to be helpful to all your readers. 

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  27. I appreciate the sizing inclusion because it helps me guess how it will fit me! 

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  28. I totally understand! If it helps to think about it this way, my small size has a lot to do with the fact that I have zero boobs...like none whatsoever. I would happily trade for a larger size if I only I had been blessed up top!! :-)

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  29. I like the fit of your blouse the best. I think a belt would help with the frumpy look. Also pleated skirts are hard to pull off.

    I have been a fan for a few months. I've started to find my own inspiration photos to copy that are more in my age bracket. Thank you for the tip!

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