Two of my recent fashion blogger favorites are Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and Jill of Everything Just So. In catching up on their blog posts today, I came across a blog post series entitled "How I Wear My ______." In this series, they take turns hosting and post photos of themselves, as well as other women showing how they wore a particular look or item of clothing. Past posts have included "red, white & blue" and "statement necklace." This month's challenge is to wear a Chanel-inspired outfit.
I happen to have picked up a plaid cropped tweedy blazer yesterday (for just $2.95) at a thrift store while waiting for Sierra to get out of dance class. It's not exactly Chanel but it still qualifies since my look was inspired by Chanel and thems the rules according to Adrienne and Jill. Add in a vintage strand of pearls for a belt and a not-so-vintage faux pearl bracelet and voila. . .This is how I wore my Chanel-Inspired Outfit.
I paired the blazer with a wine-colored tank (Mossimo at Target - $8) and my dark wash straight legged jeans (Inked and Faded at Sears - on sale for $14). And don't forget. . .nude platform pumps (Shiekh - $40) go with almost anything.
Is this pose "model-y" enough?
It's 102 degrees F today. Can you see the sweat on my upper lip?
I don't remember if these vintage pearls belonged to Grandma or not, but since I can't remember, it makes me happy to think that they did.
I love the old clasp and all the knots between each pearl.
Mixing new and old keeps things from being boring.
Cute little details on the elbows.
The shades of purple mixed in with the black and beige in this fabric are one of the things that drew me to this blazer.
Thanks for checking out my first ever "how to wear my: _____" post. I've haven't taken too many outfit photos for my blog, if any (usually just makeup looks). It was interesting trying to figure out how to get the camera at a good level (I used 3 old books and a tub of pool chlorine tablets for this photo shoot) without a tripod. And did I mention that it was 102 degrees outside today? I did? Oh.
Please come back and visit soon.
Coming in September: “How I Wear My: Secondhand Treasure.”