Monday, December 12, 2011

Adrien: Inspiration

Do you ever see a photo in a magazine or catalog and just think, "THAT. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO WEAR FOREVER AND EVER THE END." That happened to me with the new J Crew catalog:


Ooooh, right? I won't be buying any of it because:

a) the sweater has angora in it (why)
b) Minnie pants do not fit me
c) I have a bag just like that
d) I have a coat similar enough to that one
e) I do like the red flats better than mine. Hmm.

Anyway, I have enough similar-ish stuff that I thought I could do a pretty good approximation. Fun! So again, the original:




My dupe:


Not bad! I thought it could use improvement so I changed up the accessories a bit and liked it more:


Then I added a scarf because I like 'em:




turtleneck: unknown brand (J Crew version)
pants: Gap slim cropped pants
shoes: Chie Mihara
coat: Ann Taylor (J Crew version)
black bag: Andrea Brueckner (J Crew version)
red bag: vintage LV speedy (similar)

9 comments:

  1. I think I like your interpretation more, I love the scarf addition!

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  2. Minnies don't work for me either, but I'd wearing my Gap skinny crops with a sweater and flats every single day if I could.

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  3. That outfit was dying for accessories. I like your version best! :)

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  4. I like your version even better- the shorter sleeves on the coat look great! and, swoon, those shoes...I wish Chie Mihara would make more red shoes that aren't suede!

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  5. Adorable..way better than the original.

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  6. Thumbs up on your version for sure!

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  7. You did a great job grabbing inspiration from the catalog because I love your version even more!!

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  8. Thanks, all! I had a lot of fun with this one.

    Closet Crisis, we're honored! Thanks!

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