Thursday, March 08, 2012

Old and New Favorites

In the last few months, I’ve added a ton of new (or new-to-me) items to my wardrobe. Still, I stand in front of my closet and wonder what to wear. When I’m stumped, this formula often works for me:

old favorite + new favorite = an outfit I feel good in

This dress is an old favorite. And the sweater is a new one. I added a few other favorites (like this denim shirt and pretty much all of this jewelry) to complete the ensemble.


Cardigan, Banana Republic (thrifted and gifted). Shirt, Old Navy. Dress, Lipstick. Boots, Nine West. Earrings, rings, and bag, vintage. Bracelets, Claire’s, vintage, and Garden of the Gods gift shop. Cuff, gift from Beefy.



Photos by Beefy Muchacho with a Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35 mm 1:1.8G lens

14 comments:

taffetaramblings said...

I love this thinking. regardless of how much stuff I have I get that feeling at least once a week. will be trying this next time! xxx

Sheila said...

I love this whole outfit! the blues, oranges/browns and reds are just perfect.

I love seeing you still wearing that zig-zag dress after all these years!

C Lo said...

that sweater is one of my new favorites of yours too...ever since I first saw it, I've been trying to track something similar down out here. ;)

She Loves Outfits said...

Great formula! I love the zigzag print, and I'm always wearing loads of rings, very boho-chic! x

Tina said...

I really like the vaguely equestrian vibe to this outfit!

Arezu In Wonderland said...

Love the dress! looks like Missoni.
Lovely combination.

Megan Mae said...

Great formula idea. I've been doing the same thing. The constant shifts in weather is making things even harder. I will try your formula tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous combination!

chillairandperfume said...

Ooh, I adore the pattern & colors of that dress. I'm also really starting to think that a good chambray shirt can be work with practically any outfit.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi - great combo! I have a question: I try wearing multiple bracelets to work - they look good but I always end up taking them off because they clatter so much and I think they are probably bothering the folks in the cubes close by.... do you have any suggestions on this? Better at 46

Kasmira said...

These are my thoughts on "arm parties": http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2011/07/armful-of-bangles.html?m=1

They're noisy, but I like it!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Glad to see you're feeling better! There is some nasty bugs out there!
Love this outfit!!! I REALLY NEED a chambray shirt like that!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kasmira - I will try wearing them on my left arm....
Better at 46

Leah Hollett said...

My favorite part of this outfit is the mirroring patterns of the herringbone tweed sweater and the Missioni-esque dress. Well played!