Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Rendition - Plaid

Do you ever find yourself drawn to an outfit or get a sense of familiarity when you see it in a photo but can't place your finger on why?

It dawned on me that sometimes these photos leave an impression not only because they inspire; there are times when I'm drawn because I've got something similar sitting in my closet...usually unworn with price tags still attached.

Image courtesy of InStyle.com


So I decided that the next time I saw an outfit that drew me in, I'd pause & do a mental account of what's in my closet & if I've got something similar, or if it inspired me to throw
something together (even if completely different), I'd take a few pics and post.

Now I'm not saying I'm going to look anything like the celebrity or model whose outfit I may somewhat emulate, of course not - I'm not delusional :)

I'm 5'4", I don't have a personal trainer, an insane amount of money, a make-up artist or a hired stylist...I'm simply pulling an outfit together with what I've already got in my closet. Do let me know what you think of "My Renditions".

Plaid Top - ???
Label has a heart...no letters

Darkwash Skinnies - Mavi
Patent Pumps - Coach

Suspenders - DIY - Sweater Belt worn as a halter and tied to belt loops

Belt & Bangles - H&M

Please excuse the dark images but believe it or not, the battery on my camera died just seconds after taking these 2 shots - hence the leg-down pic...I had a shamefully bewildered look I just couldn't bring myself to post...I know, it's a sin to be vain.

~Ela

5 comments:

  1. Hi Ela. Thanks for stopping by my blog, wanted to give you a little love of your own because I'm loving this concept.

    Though I have to say I'm loving your version more than Beyonce's! Your top is super cute. xx

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  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to see the different looks you come up with. I think putting our own personal touch on something you see on someone else that you want to recreate is whats key! You have a great attitude! Btw I am not (and I don't have a personal trainer), but I talk about fitness and stuff on my blog if you wanted tips.

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  3. Your look is awesome btw! The top is drawing me in!

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  4. Gorgeous! Better than Beyonce indeed!

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  5. Your gorgeous I really love this look =]
    The suspenders really set it apart

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Hmm...let's make that an I.O.U ;)

xx Ela