I'm super excited to be starting a little series this week, obviously called "Pinspiration to Reality." I've taken a two month hiatus from my dress clothes, and honestly I needed to do a little brushing up on how to dress up. Where better to look than my friend Pinterest! I started thinking about all the times I've tried looks and failed, so I thought it would be fun to share with you all some tips for pinspiration success.
The first tip is to shop your closet. When I'm pinning things I often times think, oh, I have a gingham top like that, and pin the look. BUT what if I don't have any of the other pieces to complete the look? That's where this tip comes in: think about what you have that's a similar shape or color in you closet before heading to the mall to recreate your new favorite pinned look.
Here's my inspiration today from Little Miss Fearless. I loved this look, but didn't have the exact pieces in my closet, so I improvised. I decided to wear my striped tank dress as a skirt, and changed out the white tee for a button-up. I had similar sandals, but wanted to wear my espadrilles instead. I guess another tip would be: don't play dress up, make the look your own. Here's my take:
A tip to pulling off the dress to skirt idea is in the layering. I put a white cami over the tank dress to cover up the stripes on top before adding the white button-down; this help makes a more clean and polished look. I then tied the shirt in the front, which might be my favorite new trend.
What tips do you have for pinning success?
Jacket: The Limited (circa 2004ish?) similar
Button Down: ? (fashion swap) similar
Dress as skirt: Target $15 same
Necklace: ebay $10 same(ish)
Shoes: JCrew (circa 2005ish?) similar
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