In getting dressed for Soyka's media dinner recently, I ran into a bit of a dilemma; the 'I have nothing to wear,' stand-in-front-of-your-closet-for-thirty-minutes-moment. But what I really meant in translation was 'I have nothing new to wear.' My closet is no where near the size of some of my fellow bloggers and definitely not small by any means, so I decided to kick myself in the ass and figure something out - fast.
By rearranging some older pieces I came up the above ensemble, which got complimented by fellow guests and strangers a like. Thus, I decided to breakdown my old-is-new outfit, so that fellow
fashionistas Recessionistas don't always have to feel like they have buy something new to have something to wear. Just get creative. Each of the above pieces had been worn before with something else, but never together.
Jacket - thrift find, $7!
T-shirt - Ashley G and Drew illustration on Black Poppy tee.
Jeans - Banana Republic.
Shoes - Bondage black stilettos by Guess.
Clutch - Actually has no brand label on it, but I think I got it at Ross...?
Earrings - My "signature" triangle silver studs. I'm sure they are on this blog already somewhere.
P.S. If you're on a tight budget or just want to get creative (or clean out), spend one of these rainy afternoons putting together outfits. Then snap your ideas so you don't lose track of what you did and have an automatic reference for impromptu outings.
|That's me on the right, clearly in mid-sentence. Snapped by fellow guest, Jipsy.|