Tuesday, October 4, 2011


We can find inspiration in so many ways!  Take today's outfit, for example...I would have never thought to combine these colors if it hadn't been for this scarf my Mom gave me:
Delia's skinny jeans - thrift gift from Mom, Uptown Cheapskate
Zara t-shirt - FC ($6)
Vintage Dex boots - FC ($24)
Picasso silk scarf - gifted by Mom from Italy
Anthropologie purse - Xmas gift from Mom
Wrap-around bracelet - FC; Vintage necklace - thrifted, BB

About my outfit:  The weather is getting cooler and I'm taking full advantage: boots, sweaters, scarves...I'm loving it!  I knew I wanted to wear this scarf my Mom brought me back from Italy (it actually is a Picasso design, I'll have to take a picture of it laying flat) and it dawned on me that I had a piece in every color.  So I wore my olive tee as a neutral with the scarf as a pop around my neck.  The vintage boots pull out the brick-red and the mustard cardi adds another fun touch.  I love these earth tones and think they are perfect for Fall!

What are some innovative forms of inspiration for you?

And speaking of inspiration, I got a lot of positive feedback regarding my "Best Form of Flattery" mini-series. If you missed it, check it out here, here, and here.  Anyway, it got me thinking of doing it once a week and inviting you all to join!  I know a lot of bloggers do inspiration link-ups already but I think it would be fun...what do you think?  Would you like to continue the "Best Form of Flattery" mini-series by suggesting inspiration photos and joining in on all the fun?  Please let me know!


NaNa said...

What a great oufit. The colours complement each other perfectly.


Style Journey said...

Isn't it amazing how just one item can create a whole outfit? This scarf is amazing! Scarves are one of the most under-utilized accessories I think. I probably have about 30 of them! The boots are fantastic too.

I love pulling inspiration from various places, so I would definitely do your series (Kayla too). We thought about doing an inspiration remix for our weekly Mother/Daughter remixes.


Kat said...

I love it when you add that one item to a outfit that just completes the look....this is a great outfit for fall.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm happy to discover another thrift devotee and am now following! Your best form of flattery miniseries is great too; I've been wanting to do something similar on mine but using other bloggers...might be a little creepy though. PS: Let me know how the portobellos turn out if you make them!

Laura said...

Loving the earth tones - especially the olive ;)
Great look! xoxo

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I can't get over how incredible those boots are- and what a great bargain! I really love the pattern of your scarf and all the colours- perfect for fall!

Mongs said...

ooh...I love all the colors on you, so fabulous! The scarf is beautiful, your mom got really good taste. You put everything together so well, very chic outfit. The boots are stunning too.


Anna said...

I LOVE how you spun a whole outfit just from a scarf! I own mostly solid-colored scarves so I can't play this game of yours :)

Definitely keep the inspiration series coming - I very much enjoy your take on others' outfits.

Shelly said...

I'm pretty sure I would give my right arm for those boots..xoShelly

Brandi said...

I loooooove the scarf!

Pearl Girls said...

This is a great outfit, and I really like the color combination. Your mom has good taste in scarfs!

Girls Who Wear Pearls

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Lindsey A. Turner said...

Pretty scarf! I just love scarves! great color combo too!

Lindsey Turner

Daria said...

and I love the result! That's what we girls do - we just build the whole outfit out of accessory :)

great colours for Autumn!


Heather said...

Really love the scarf - the color combination is perfection!


Vantage Point Vintage said...

I love this look, so adorable! The colors & the boots are great!

Nicole D http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

Sarah said...

I love drawing inspiration from the colors on an existing textile. I haven't done it, but my friend dressed in the colors of a rug she liked, too, haha. I tend to get inspired by texture more than color.

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

I do create an outfit around one single item.. but that's rare.. maybe if i have a pair of shoes that i really want to wear or a new scarf, i do it!

I love how colorful you look and how all the colors complement each other so well!

a Bug and Bird said...

i love all those colors together, guess picasso knew what he was doing :)

Mel said...

LOVE this outfit. What a great and unexpected color combination - so perfect for fall!


Tammy said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by!
What a wonderful fall outfit. The scarf is georgeous!
I just posted a new link. This week it's all about capes/ponchos!
Come over and join us!

Mae said...

This look is gorgeous! Love the yellow and that scarf! And those boots!
Love! Happy I found your blog...following now!

Mae from Lili & Mae

Juggling Chic said...

I totally need to find a scarf with red and mustard!


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