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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIWW Inspired: Allora

September 2010 I joined Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
What started as Lindsey utilizing her amazing following of readers to stay accountable to get out of her softie pants and jammies each day and make an effort in herself, is now a huge group of women world-wide keeping each other accountable.
Some of us need accountability to get out of jammies and softies-just because we stay home doesn't mean we have to be schlubby (you like that word? it's a good one).
Some of us need to make more of an effort in our work attire.
Some are searching for personal style.
Some reaching out of their comfort zones.

Me?
I'm working to fall back in love with my closet.
Remixing old pieces, finding new pairings, stepping way out of my comfort zone to re-create my style.
Now I've added a new challenge for myself.
Each week I plan to pull inspiration from another WIWW blogger.
This week I channeled Jess from Allora Handmade.
I LOVE the way she layers her clothes and boldly mixes patterns and textures.
She is a pattern mixing queen and I love her accessories!
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turquoise slouchy sweater-American Eagle Outfitters
black and white strip tee-Old Navy
lavender drop waist, full ruffle skirt-Anthropologie
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plum skinny belt-NY&Co
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Alyson helped me take photos this week.
I caught her Wednesday as she dropped her son off at the Preschool for the Jess inspired outfit. Then snagged her before a playdate Thursday afternoon for the next look.
Digging in the back of the closet to find this black cropped jacket
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We couldn't stop laughing.
Something big up our sleeves has us giggling like little school girls all the time!
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pink slouch top-Gap
black cropped jacket-Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker
trouser jeans-American Eagle Outfitters
black belt-NY&Co
bloom headband-Lillybug Lane
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5 comments:

Jason and Kate said...

Good idea for a goal! I just might have to copy it. :)

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

Awww, I love being your photographer! So much fun. You totally crack me up though. Love ya!!

Sherri said...

What a neat idea to pull inspiration from WIWW! Of course, I'm a pinterest addict and pin tons off WIWW. Then at night, I check my board, run to my closet and pull together an outfit for work the next day. LOL True.
Love that skirt!!!

preethi said...

Love the stripes peeking out - so cute!

preethi
lace, etc.

Ania said...

Love both the outfits. Very fun and colourful. The drop waist skirt is awesome.