Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Best Form of Flattery: 2nd edition: Atlantic-Pacific

The Best Form of Flattery series is all about finding inspiration from a variety of sources.  Today's inspiration photo came from Bee, the blogger behind Atlantic-Pacific.  Here's what I came up with:
Kimchi & Blue dress - FC ($16)
Abercrombie (girls) button-down - FC, clearance ($2)
Paul & Joe denim button-down - FC ($7.50)
Forever 21 oxfords - FC@MJ ($8)
Vintage clutch purse - FC ($10)
handmade wrap bracelet; chain bracelet, FC; necklace, FC

I took the inspiration to pair a flirty dress with oxfords and layered button-downs from this Atlantic-Pacific look:
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About my outfit:  I loved Bee's look, so I was inspired by almost every piece of it.  I knew immediately that I wanted to wear this dress with the oxfords that have been sitting in my closet (un-worn) for some time.  I grabbed my pink striped button-down and was pleasantly surprised by how much the colors really complemented each other - the button-down brings out the subtle pink in the dress!  Since I didn't have a cool cargo jacket, I went with my denim button-down worn-as-jacket.  I skipped out on the hat because I'm not a hat person but did pile on jewelry as Bee so often does!  This look is something different for me, and I would not have put it together without the inspiration from the above photo, but I really loved this look!  What do you guys think?



The Best Form of Flattery: 3rd edition: Late Afternoon
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When I first asked if anyone would be interested in linking up to this new inspiration series, Kat from A Second Glance voiced that she had always thought it would be fun to take inspiration from other bloggers.  I thought that was a great idea since that's where most of my inspiration comes from anyway.  So, keeping with that theme, the inspiration photo for next week comes from another famous blogger: Liz of Late Afternoon.

So, let's see what you can come up with and how you can be inspired by this!  Remember, the Best Form of Flattery does not have to be an exact rendition of the picture (though it can be), you can break it down and be inspired by any piece of it, whether it be the color combination, the styling, or even just a single accessory...the possibilities are endless!



For this week, just follow the link to add your own Atlantic-Pacific inspired look, and be sure to check back next week for another link-up and who will be inspiring us next... Can't wait to see what you came up with!  And don't forget, the link is open for one full week (until next Sunday) so you have plenty of time if you'd like to participate.

8 comments:

Sarah Grecco said...

That clutch is AMAZING!

xo
Sarah
Get Up & Go

Style Journey said...

Just linked up! Great outfit :) I love that dress and your oxfords. Heather

Maiken said...

blue really is a very cool and versatile colour :) and I do like your outfit very much! that vintage clutch looks superb ;)

Dawn said...

I love this idea. I am thinking about joining you. Thanks for sharing such a fun opportunity. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo Love your colors and your shoes are adorable. Great take on this inspired look.

Mongs said...

I like your outfit it's really sweet!, pink and blue is such a lovely combo. It's a great idea to use a chambray shirt as a jacket. I like the second inspiration too, the maxi skirt is beautiful.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Pop Champagne said...

this is a pretty outfit! very cute :D

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

You look great. I couldn't figure out anything for this time, but I'm going to try to work something out for next week's - I love the look you chose!

Kat said...

I love the varying shades of blue you used for this great recreation of Atlantic-Pacific's outfit. Those oxfords should be brought out more often...they're gorgeous. I just linked up (right under the wire)! I'm not sure I'll link up next week but that is another great inspiration photo you chose. And thanks for using my blogger photo suggestion :)

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