Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Best Form of Flattery: Ralph Lauren edition

Another outfit inspired by the runway looks of classic designer, Ralph Lauren:
Vintage skirt - FC ($8)
Paul & Joe button down - FC ($7.50)
Vintage belt - thrifted, BB ($2)
Pink Studio wedges - FC ($12)
Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse - FC ($40)
Silk scarf worn as bow tie - FC ($4)
Vintage unicorn earrings - FC ($6)

I took the inspiration to pair a fancy skirt with a western-inspired button down from this Ralph Lauren look:

As soon as I saw this southwestern-inspired collection of Ralph Lauren, I loved it!  First of all, I love anything southwestern.  But mostly, I love the unexpected combination of fancy and casual for a variety of reasons: it expands your wardrobe by letting you think outside the box, you get to wear those "special occasion" pieces, and it makes for an eye-catching combination.

About my outfit:  I didn't have the exact pieces in the picture above so I just used it as inspiration.  I chose my fancy pleated skirt and anchored it down with my new denim button snap down.  It needed a belt so I thew on my go-to.  The heels combine black and brown, tying everything together.  I finished off the look with a scarf-bow tie - I've been seeing this on tons of other bloggers and wanted to give it a try myself, I loved how it turned out!  My sparkly gold unicorn earrings add one last dash of fancy.

So there you have it, folks!  I hope you enjoyed my looks directly inspired by classic designers with a celebrity tossed in the mix.  We can find inspiration in so many varying places, things, and ideas!  Did you enjoy this "The Best Form of Flattery" segment?  If you missed any, you can click here to see J. Crew inspiration or click here to see some celebrity inspiration.

Have you ever mixed a very fancy piece with something casual?


Stephanie said...

I really love this look! Your earrings seem really interesting; it would be great to see a close up. Unicorns are fun :)

Ally said...

Hi Amanda! I think I've told you this about both your shoes and bag before, but I love em. I also am really loving your best form of flattery segment! I'm inspired by the fancy skirt & button down. BTW- YES. I am still doing the you thrift series and I would love to have you share!

Style Journey said...

This is a great fancy/casual outfit. It's amazing at how versatile a denim shirt can be! I have a cobalt blue midi that I thrifted that would look great with my denim shirt. Thanks for the inspiration! Heather


Nice pics! and cute blog! I love it so much!!!! it inspires us!!!!

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Dawn said...

hi Amanda nice to meet you. Thanks for dropping in and commenting. Drop back in anytime. Great style! I'll follow along with you! Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Faye H said...

I love how you put this outfit together, the length of the skirt is gorgeous!
Also really love this bag.
Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!
Faye xo

Laura said...

I love this look! So jealous that you work at a consignment store and get the first pickings, thrifting is the best! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm definitely following yours :) xoxo

Clara Turbay said...

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Anna said...

Wow, I love this outfit. You have a great eye for style because this really looks like the Ralph Lauren look. Very very well done!

Anonymous said...

nice outfit!!

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