Copycat!, Vol. 2

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Outfit Inspiration from: Ann Taylor Loft online look book

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*Copycat! is a feature where I try to recreate outfits I find on Pinterest (or various other sources of inspiration), utilizing at least one item from Target.

This is my second round of Copycat!, and I am loving actually using my millions of pins! This inspiration came from Ann Taylor Loft, whose clothes I love and enjoy wearing. This skirt was a dream find when I got it. In my size. 50% off? I’ll take two (I actually did…watch out for the navy one to make an appearance someday!).

I think it worked well. I was worried about wearing a white tee, so I switched it to gray. It seemed a little flight attendent style, so I tied the scarf in a knot at the bottom and added a brooch for some sparkle. I do love her boots more than mine. I’ve not been impressed with my tall boots lately and might have to look into some nicer upgrades!

What do you think of my second Copycat!? Did I nail it or what?!

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  • On Target item: Merona Oxford Blazer (navy – recent)
  • Tee: Merona, Target (same style)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (got in October 2013)
  • Scarf: gift from future sister-in-law!
  • Brooch: probably stolen from my mom
  • Boots: Macys, old

Long Weekend

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I love having a few extra days of time off to use at work before the year is up. It means I get to have more free time to do productive things (like catch up on my favorite TV shows on Hulu or spend all my money at the eye doctor…and Target).

I’m loving this print mixing that I have going on in this outfit. I’m a sucker for stripes, and they pair so easily with florals. Sweet and timeless. The jean jacket adds a classic touch and some warmth, because let’s face it…the days are getting shorter and colder. Guess I’ll be getting some good use out of my blazers soon.

What do you do on days off from work?

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  • On Target item: Merona tank (old)
  • Skirt: Xhilaration, old
  • Jean jacket: Eddie Bauer (old)
  • Shoes: thrifted

Flower Power Monday

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So after a short work week and a long weekend (I get every other Friday off – hooray), I am back to work. And nothing says bring it on Monday like a floral pencil skirt and a simple button down. Thankfully my Monday flew by, and I was able to make it home to finalize another vintage Coach purse purchase on Ebay. I am up to three now. I think I am addicted. The Fiance would say that he knows I am. Oh well?

I just love the history and the durability of these bags. Plus, I love thrifting and reusing things, instead of creating more (don’t get me wrong, I love modern day shopping as well). Coach is making their same vintage styles in their Classic collection (no “C” pattern here, I’m only a fan of the leather ones), but selling them for $300. I got a vintage one at Goodwill this weekend for $12.50. That is crazy! I’ve never been one to get crazy over brand name bags, but these are really timeless and cool.

Have you ever gotten so excited about a clothing item or accessory that you had to collect them all?! Let me know!

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  • On Target item: Merona skirt (other patterns in store now)
  • Shirt: Merona, Target (old…though similar green one in stores now)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old)

All Blue Everything

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What would you even call the print of this skirt? 50 Shades of Blue? Blue-daba-dee-daba-da? Blue print? Whatever it is, I love it.

I love all shades of blue. In fact, I love them so much that instead of having two different colors at my wedding, I’m doing all shades of blue. Like this skirt. Hey, maybe I’ll just wear it instead of a wedding dress. Just kidding, I already have that.

What color is your favorite of all the colors?

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  • On Target item: Merona Skirt (still available online, but only in petite)
  • Tee: Merona, Target
  • Jean jacket: Eddie Bauer (old)
  • Shoes: thrifted

Just A Little Lobster

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Yes, I own a lobster shirt, don’t you all? I love pencil skirts, but I just never feel like I can get enough mileage out of them by just wearing them to work. That’s why I love this style math trick: pencil skirt + graphic tee = casual wear. I think the play of the dots that make up the lobster work really well with the hexagon shapes (more math).

I also love the way that red and green look together (especially when they don’t scream Christmas is here). Because, let’s face it, it’s Indiana in September…and it. is. HOT!

How do you get more mileage out of your “work” clothes?

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  • On Target item: Merona Skirt
  • Shirt: Old Navy (old)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (navy boat shoes, old)