Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Copycats














Top: Target; Skirt: H&M (similar 1, similar 2) ; Shoes: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx; Belt: American Eagle

This is the second look I have copy-catted from a Pinterest pin - this one to be exact! I'm not sure how successful I ultimately was, but I was thrilled to pull some inspiration (denim + floral pencil skirt) from a random pin I came across and not my closet in the early weekday morning. I would love to try this outfit with a lighter skirt and a less structured chambray in the future! I ended up loving the western feel that the belt and denim lent my workday look and took it to the next level adding in a bunch of silver and a turquoise antique ring. Sometimes it's nice to play themed dress-up for a day.

Speaking of playing dress up, I dressed up my hair for this look too, loosely curling it with my curling iron. I ended up somewhere between frizzy and beachy waves and am convinced my hair can't do anything at all that isn't its natural, somewhat wavy/somewhat straight, state of being. Do you guys have hair maintenance issues? I can't braid my hair without it looking like a rat's nest, can't put it in anything but a basic bun, can't pin it, clip it, tie it in a bow... nada. Even when I straighten my hair, it just looks like I blowdryed it with care. I am constantly envious of pins I see where girls can tie their hair in innovative ways or create beehives out of thin air. Someone, please help me!

P.S. Enter the $25 J. Crew giveaway care of the adorable Alissa from The Adored Life!

39 comments

  1. stunning skirt...

    http://bayuradith.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hmmm. I have naturally very straight hair and when my hair used to be super long (waist length) I used to tie it back into a bun at the base of my neck at night. In the morning I would up with wavy hair with more body and I didn't need much to tame the frizzies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing!! i love your blog! and your style it´so trendy!! nice to meet u honey!!! i hope see u soon in my blog!!! c.o.c.o.

    ReplyDelete
  4. gorgeous outfit!
    love your skirt
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice skirt!! :)

    Kisses pretty!

    http://sherryvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/s-p-e-c-i-l-b-i-k-e-r-j-c-k-e-t.html

    ReplyDelete
  6. That skirt!!! So lovely!!

    Http://streetlily.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. EEEKKK!!!!I want that skirt!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The chambray with the floral pencil skirt is a great look - good job!!

    http://shakesparkleroll.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this look on you.. and as far as hair goes, I use a leave in conditioner and shine serum from Suave... in the Keratin line.. I love them! Seems to help with the frizz, and then for beachy waves try a Sea Salt Spray... Good luck!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous! Absolutely love your skirt and shoes.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The print on your skirt is SO pretty! My hair doesn't curl well with a curling iron...the only thing that works for me is the no-heat headband curls (look it up on YouTube!).

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Gift Card Giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  12. in LOVE w/ your skirt and those shoes!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am in love with your skirt, such s beautiful pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love your outfit! You look so cute! And you look absolutely stunning in all of these pictures. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. The design is perfect and the content is so great! I will definitely be following you on bloglovin. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great ensemble. Pinterest is always like a treasure chest of inspiration. Love the watercolor look of the skirt paired with chambray. I need a chambray shirt in my life asap! Also, my hair either when blow dried or when left to air is always some sort of wavy craziness... sometimes more than others. Haha. - Carla

    www.haute-cocktail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love pinning outfit inspiration, but I've just started to actually try recreating outfits! I love the mixtures of blues in this outfit.

    Fizz and Frosting

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have 2 hairstyles - air-dried curly mess or ponytailed curly mess. I'm also jealous of all the fancy hairstyles other people allegedly do.

    ReplyDelete
  18. First time visitor to your blog! Your freckles are killer! I must say I can rock a pretty badass beehive. Maybe it's about time I do a "how to"!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful look, you look pretty.
    X

    www.fashion-attacks.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely skirt with the chambray top! This is such a cute look!

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your pics are stunning...i love the entire blue look!!

    I am hosting a jewelry giveaway today...would love if you stopped by.

    Enter the Giveaway Here!

    xoxo
    Erin

    The Fashion Canvas

    ReplyDelete
  22. really like this patterned skirt!!
    such an amazing style!!

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. This outfit is just so cool and sophisticated, and it works so well! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. very cute outfit!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Really loving those heels!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. You look great. I love your blog!

    XO,
    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style, travel)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Popping over from Mix & Match linkup. First, love this outfit. The shoes and belt are such an unusual addition! Second, I think your hair looks lovely! My hair is short so I can't do much to it right now, but when it is long I can't really braid it either. It looks like a giant mess. To get curls I twist my hair in about 6-8 twists and clip so that they are going across my head. I either sleep with them in or walk around for a few hours letting them airdry in the morning. I take out and just fuss a little with it. It's been working for me!

    ReplyDelete
  28. SO love this look, Kelsey!

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yes yes yes, love!
    I love chambray a little too much lately.

    Dani Rose
    Sincerely, Dani Rose

    ReplyDelete
  30. That skirt is such a pretty print!

    ReplyDelete
  31. i love that belt , and the fact that your mixing shades of blue

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your recreation came out great! Love your hair too!


    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

    ReplyDelete

© kelsey malieMaira Gall