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

Comfy Stripes

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Growing out bangs is real hard. Like, so hard. Any tips?

Going back to work today was nice because we had a jeans day (which are somewhat random in our office, like on a Wednesday, but not this Friday?). So even though I was coming off a day off, I still had a pep in my step, since I got to wear my awesome Target jeans…again.

This blazer is recent from Gap, and it is honestly one of my greatest finds there. It is ponte material, but lined inside and really heavy/sturdy. The sleeves are long enough for my 5’9″ eagle arm length, because I bought it in a tall size 6, which someone had returned from online, because they never have talls in stores (huge thank you to that person)!

I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple with some Target basics, since this blazer is kind of loud, and I really liked the look.

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Tee, (mine is grey without a pocket)
  • Blazer: Gap (recent in stores)
  • Denizen Jeans, (got mine in August, in stores)
  • Shoes: Mossimo, Target (old)

I Own This

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Short hiatus from the blog, but I have been inspired to start again by my two best friends. Nothing like friends around to encourage you to pursue your interests right?

Speaking of best friends, one of mine, B, is getting married in July 2014, and I was given the honor to go wedding dress shopping with her today. It was a lot of fun to hang out with her, her mom, her sister, and another bestie, and watch her try on dresses for the first time! She didn’t say yes to one today, but it is just a matter of time until she does! The above outfit is what I wore. I wanted something that was “smart casual” – a term I think I made up – that showed I deserved to belong in this fancy bridal shop. It turns out, I ended up leading the group to the fitting room and carried several dresses back to the fitting room…like I owned the place. So I guess the outfit worked?

Plus, I wore the jacket closed (it doesn’t have a button/closure) with my new ladybug brooch. So winning.

What would you wear to a dress fitting for a friend?

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans, (just got mine in August, in stores)
  • Tee: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Blazer: DressBarn (similar)
  • Brooch: Old Navy (bought in October, in stores; similar)
  • Shoes: thirfted

Legs and Lace

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Sorry if the title of this post is a little out there for anyone, but that’s all I could think of upon looking at this images. Crazy amounts of legs and just the right amount of lace.

This shirt looks like it costs a million more times than it actually did. Super detailed floral lace print and it has a shell lining underneath, which was a big selling point for me. Plus, it is in this crisp yellow, which was a serious lack in my closet. Plus yellow just makes me think of summer, and sadly, summer is almost over! Hello September, when did you get here?

So for now, it is yellow lace and shorts with legs for days. And an awkward Hulk-ish photo? Don’t mind me.

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  • On Target item: Merona Top (early 2013 summer)
  • Shorts: Old Navy (still in stores!)
  • Shoes: thrifted

Labor Day with Mumford!

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Happy Labor Day, everyone!

I hope everyone is able to enjoy their day with family and/or friends (or just sitting on the couch surfing the internet because you don’t have to work…because I do that on holidays from work too). Also, does anyone say surfing the internet any more?

Chad, my fiance, and I are headed to the Mumford & Sons concert tonight in Indianapolis with his parents, and I could not be more excited about it. They are such a cool band, and we get to listen to them perform outside at a neat venue (where I saw my first concert…the Spice Girls with my aunt, such a cool kid).  Anyways, I wanted a cool, concert-going outfit, and just scored these red jeans yesterday (I know, behind the times) while thrifting. I love red with black and white/tan, such a statement.

What is everyone else up to today?

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  • On Target item: Merona Tee (different patterns in stores now – I have tons of these and love)
  • Necklace: Forever21
  • Red Jeans: JCPenney (thrifted)
  • Shoes: thrifted