Most of the time, inspiration for my outfits comes directly from my closet. Outfits can only be created with what I have in there, after all. However, once in a while inspiration strikes from other sources. I’m not a stalker of outfits on Pinterest, although I know a lot of folks do that. My inspiration comes from other fashion bloggers, friends and the occasional magazine. This outfit was inspired by blogger friend Mia from Reading in Skirts. When I saw her post, I knew that I could very nearly recreate her look exactly, except for her awesome socks. Check out Mia’s original look here: Reading in Skirts 3/7/14.
No Boundaries dress – Walmart
Mossimo shrug – Target
Tights – hmmm…???
Soda flats – hmmm again…eBay? Payless?
Earrings – JC Penney’s
Necklace – gift from MA
Thank you, Mia, for the inspiration! I really like how this came together. That orange shrug has been in my closet all winter without seeing any wear because I could not think of anything with which it would look right. It’s perfect with gray! I kind of wish I had some more interesting tights, but since my legs are chunky, patterned tights might just make them look like an elephant’s legs. At any rate, this is how your outfit looks on a shorter, chunkier, older person! 🙂
Now I must tell you about the necklace I’m wearing. My dear sweet friend, MA sent me a box of goodies for my birthday last week. There was a note on a small package that said to open it last. After Pooka helped me open all the other gifts, I opened that special one without her help. Inside was this lovely little necklace. MA had it custom made by an Etsy artist who lives near her – just for me! You see, MA and I “met” about 12-15 years ago via a refunding/couponing magazine we both belonged to. We began corresponding and soon developed a fast friendship. Over the years, we have become very close and “adopted” each other as sisters. We have never met in person, although we hope to do that one day! This necklace expresses our feelings for one another, and it is something I will treasure always! I ♥ you, MA!