Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Best Form of Flattery: 5th edition: Gap

I'd like to preface this post by saying I've been really, really busy lately.  With the holidays approaching, I'm trying to work out time off with an under-staffed shop (in the process of expanding and moving), I've been working over-40-hour weeks and 10-hour days, while juggling a part-time job on-line, as well as this blog (and a boyfriend - that counts as another job too, right??).  With all this going on, I leave myself with one day to take all my pictures.  Well, this day just happened to be dreary, humid, and about-to-rain.  The point of this rant?  Excuse these photos please.

The Best Form of Flattery series is all about finding inspiration from a variety of sources.  Today's inspiration photo came from Gap.  Here is what I came up with:
Sweater-dress - FC@MJ ($10)
Express cardigan - FC ($7.50)
Vintage Dex boots - FC ($24)
Vintage belt - STA ($5)
Anthropologie purse - Xmas gift from Mom
Express tights; Target socks

I took the inspiration to layer-up by adding tights, knee-high socks, and a cardigan to a cozy sweater-dress from this inspiration photo featured on the Gap website.
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About my outfit:  This is another BFF that I'm just not crazy about.  Don't get me wrong - I love the inspiration photo...it's just something about my rendition that I don't like.  Hopefully it's just the low-quality photos because I do love the sweater dress.  I paired it with gray tights and reddish socks to pull those speckled colors out.  I added my vintage belt to keep some waist definition and threw on my black boyfriend cardi to finish off this layered-look.

Did you guys come up with anything great???

Just follow the link below to add your own Gap-inspired look.  Remember, the link will be open for one full week (until Sunday) so you still have plenty of time if you'd like to participate!


And, continuing with how I prefaced this post...I have thoroughly enjoyed the Best Form of Flattery series.  It's been so fun to see the looks of all you have participated (thank you!) and it's stretched my thinking and inspired me to try out looks I normally wouldn't put together.  But as my days are so full, I don't know that I can continue to host this link-up (at least not every single week).  I also feel like I've gotten away from why I even started this link-up:  I've been so preoccupied with choosing inspiration photos that I think others will like, and that are unique and different from the week before, that I'm not coming up with anything that I like even nearly as much as when this series wasn't a link-up.  I think I'm going to have to give this series (in the form of a link-up) a break for now.  I'm going to go back to choosing inspiration photos for me and I think I will be much happier with what I can come up with.  Of course, you are still welcome to join in, or even let me know if you'd like to take turns hosting the link-up!  For now, I have to focus on my hectic schedule and dressing for me (because that's the whole reason I started this blog, right?).  Thank you so much to everyone who has made this link-up so much fun!  Possibly I will bring it back after the holidays :)

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5 comments:

SassyUptownChic said...

Well despite it all you look GREAT! I love that sweater! The colors in it are beautiful and I love the cowl collar. I know what it's like to be super busy, so I understand. Great post! :D
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Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I really like the colours of the sweater dress and I have to say once again how much I love those red boots of yours! I hear ya on the busy front-I'm only working part-time right now but I'm supplementing that by volunteering with 4 different agencies, plus my man, plus lots of extracurricular activies *whew!* All my photos this week will be taken inside as a result! I'm sorry to hear you won't be hosting the Best form of flattery challenge anymore but I understand it must be time consuming.

Mongs said...

I love your sweater dress, you look dressy and fabulous in it, goes well with tights and boots. Your red boots are very adorable! Everyone seems to be getting busy. Take care, sounds like you've been working very hard

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

See, I think every single one of your BFF outfits have been wonderful. Sadly, I just haven't had time to link up - I too have been busy (and stressed) with the holidays and other stuff. That being said, I'm sad to see this go away - it really was a great series. But, you need to do what's best for you. I'd rather see this link party go away than have your blog go away entirely.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

See, I think every single one of your BFF outfits have been wonderful. Sadly, I just haven't had time to link up - I too have been busy (and stressed) with the holidays and other stuff. That being said, I'm sad to see this go away - it really was a great series. But, you need to do what's best for you. I'd rather see this link party go away than have your blog go away entirely.

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