April 12, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Old Favorites






New clothes are amazing, but nothing gives my heart joy like finding new ways to love what I already own. I've had this skirt for a few years, and was surprised to find how fresh it feels this spring. I've styled it many different ways, but never paired with an orange red top, and I like the bold contrast. I'm also totally tempted by skirts #5, 9 and 11 below, thanks to my search for similar floral skirts online. How do you make old favorites feel new again? Would you wear a floral skirt?

Skirt: J.Crew, $48
Shoes: Bandolino/TJ Maxx, $22 (similar, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot 1, 2
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3, 4

1. Jones New York  /  2. Pendleton  /  3. Nordstrom  /  4. Forever 21
5. ModCloth  /  6. Ann Taylor  /  7. LOFT  /  8. Dillard's
9. Gibson  /  10. Arden B  /  11. Amazon  /  12. Urban Outfitters

35 comments:

  1. I love floral skirts, so I'd definitely wear one! I'm also big into the floral pants this year.
    http://chaoticdomestic.blogspot.com

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  2. Too funny- I just bought #6 on clearance at Ann Taylor yesterday to wear to a wedding this weekend, with a bright aqua silk blouse, from J Crew no less!

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  3. I've never followed a fashion blog before, my weakness is mostly for home decor :) But I've been following you for a few weeks now ever since your code got me a great deal on a necklace from ILY and I'm just lovin' it!! Your style is so fun but not so over the top that I can't relate to it. And seeing that your outfits can be put together without spending oodles of money makes me feel like I can decorate my house and myself and still afford groceries ;)

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  4. Love this bright outfit, the skirt is so pretty.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  5. What a great look! I think that skirt will look good with most colours!

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  6. I love 4 and 5! I can't really afford new clothes right now so I was thinking of sewing up a floral skirt like 4!

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  7. these actually look fresh and new! gorgeous

    kw ladies in navy

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  8. I would totally rock a floral skirt! I'm on the hunt for a good one. Love that you mixed this with the bold orange.


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  9. You, my dear, are my fashion prophet! I have been questing for a particular floral skirt forever. I had very specific requirements as to shape and color. Your choice #5 is closest to my desired shape and your choice #7 on a white background is closest to my desired color. I have yet to find it.

    I've styled the floral skirts I own like so:

    http://myclosetcatalogue.com/2013/03/20/week-5-of-ensembles-and-outfits/

    and

    http://myclosetcatalogue.com/2013/03/21/week-5-of-extreme-pattern-mixing-and-playing-hooky-part-deux/

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  10. Love this bright combo! I have a couple of floral print skirts that I need to bust out, thanks for the reminder.

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  11. My favorite is #7, actually it reminds me of my floral pants! I only have 1 floral skirt, but it has a more relaxed, casual vibe... I might need a more formal one.. You look great, as always!

    Alma

    polkadotsflowers.blogspot.mx

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  12. I have been looking for a good floral fabric to make a cute skirt from. This just makes me want to ramp up my search! You look gorgeous in these colors and I love the skirt! The pleated ones always make me swoon a little :)
    ~Karen
    sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this red blouse on you! And that floral skirt is perfection for spring.


    sincerelysammie.com

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  14. Hey J, from the photo, it looks like your necklace is one of the disc initial necklaces (am I right?) If so, I was wondering where you got it. Thanks for the help and love the blog!!!

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  15. Diana, the chain and letter initial "J" are from Stella & Dot. The larger disc and clear stone are c/o Jenny Present. She makes custom charms - mine says "Sierra Leone" in honor of the mission trip I went on last summer!

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  16. LOve the skirt. I'm not that big into floral, but it looks great on you. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a $300 gift card to Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  17. I agree with you, there really is nothing better than falling in love with old pieces over and over again!! That skirt really does look so fresh and new :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  18. This is such a head turner outfit - there she goes , that pretty girl in that floral skirt and all that--;-) I love 'discovering; my old clothes and falling in love wiht them all over again!! This whole outfit is just perfect!!! Have a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  19. I think that floral skirts scream spring and warm weather, so they are my favorite type of skirt to wear.

    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm not much of a floral person but I do have a floral dress. I love repurposing old things either by altering them to look different or my new fav, flipping them inside out to create a new look. I just did this with a blazer I had and it looks completely different!
    FashionEdible Blog

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  21. Well, I own the Loft skirt you pictured (#7), so yes, I wear floral skirts! ;) I love wearing something feminine and floral with something structured or graphic. Fun way to have contrast and make an old item feel more trendy.

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  22. Hi!! In most of your outfits you're wearing that gold pendant, but I never see it tagged. I LOVE it and want something to layer with all my necklaces! I am independent stylist for Stella & Dot too, is the monogram charm??

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  23. Love your style! For some reason I would love some more white in this outfit. Maybe white shoes or a white top?

    http://jenninemarie.blogspot.com/

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  24. I like this print because I am still digging mustard. J that skirt is the perfect length for you. I makes you look you sophisticated and classy. Leave the overly revealing length to the school girls, they'll figure out how leaving a little to the imagination is so much more sexy than letting it all show. Great look that would work for so many occasions.

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  25. Nannette, it's really hard to make ANY rules that you can apply across the board and that work for everyone when it comes to an "art" like fashion. That said, I personally thought "tight=sexy" in college and now you won't find any fitted shirts in my closet, so I majorly shifted gears there. Short lengths though? I'm all for them. It's about proportions, and personally they are perfect for my body type and age. I honestly think a loose shift dress above the knee flatters most ages though! Short lengths don't have to be bad if the clothing item is loose and long sleeve, just one example among many others. :-)

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  26. Jennine, I wore those colors with this skirt a ton a couple years ago, so this post was about a totally new way of wearing the skirt and making an old favorite feel new again!! :-)

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  27. Christine, the chain and the initial charm are from Stella. The larger disc you are seeing though is from Jenny Present! :-)

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  28. I love that you posted this! Because I am a young mom with 3 children born w/in 3 Yrs of eachother and in the mix, I forgot how to dress! So I stumbled across your blog in dec and have been "studying" so to speak. I finally got some $ to go shopping at my favorite store, Maurice's and bought a :::drum roll::: floral skirt w/ crochet & leather belt,, nude platform heals, a nude cardigan, and a more statement-ish necklace. It felt do great having direction again! (AND I can nurse in this outfit, that's been a hard about fashion for me; I've been pregnant or/and nursing since 2008!) Anyway,at this shopping trip, I definitely pulled all my favorite things I've learned from your website together. http://www.maurices.com/product/index.jsp?expcsl=1082392%7C%7C&productId=17224746

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  29. Love it AC!! Your new items sound adorable!

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