February 28, 2013

Pinspired Style: Unexpected

(this picture sucks... sorry :/)
Jean Jacket: Old Navy Gifted
Top: TJ Maxx $7.00
Skirt: Ross $5.99
Boot Socks: Payless $3
Boots: Borrowed from Sista
Pearls: Goodwill $3.99
Total Outfit Cost: $19.98

This outfit here has funny little story behind it... 
I wore this outfit when we went to New Orleans for me to try on wedding gowns. This was actually after I had already ordered my Chinese dress. So... I had crowd of like 10 people with me. Just so they all could get to experience the trying on gowns with me. Well I tried on some dresses, but none of them compared to the one I had already ordered. Then we showed the woman that was helping me that dress (not telling her I had ordered it already), and she found it in the store! So I had the whole "I said yes to the dress" moment with everyone and the woman says that she's going to go get the seamstress to get fitted. Ya'll I couldn't take it. I couldn't lie. My family wanted me to tell her that we were going to leave and get lunch and come back. I just couldn't do it! So I told her "Actuallyyy... I ordered this dress already for $300...." You should have seen her face. OMG. "Ugh from China?! Good luck with that." Yeahhhhh she was NOT happy with me. And my family was embarassed... oppsie! But I didn't lie!

When I saw this outfit on Clare's blog, I immediately loved it! I knew I had all of these pieces , but I never would've thought to put them together. I thought this outfit was an unexpected look, and you definitely wouldn't see anyone else on the street wearing something even similar to it.


  1. Super cute Danielle! I love that peplum top :)
    Your wedding dress story sounds like something that would happen to me.. But good for you for not lying ;)

    kristina in retroworter

  2. And I'm really glad you linked to Clare's blog, I've never been on it before..but the girl is HILARIOUS. Yay for new blogs to love!

  3. Yaaaaayyy! You look GORGEOUS!


  4. So funny! I would have lived to have seen her face. Points for honesty though! Cute pinned look too.

    1. She was a crazy red headed lady, so the face was even better than you're probably thinking... ;)

  5. i love this outfit so much! your peplum has so much structure to it, which i LOVE, and i'm all about peplum over pencil skirts. plus, y'all know i'm a sucker for a denim jacket. wearing mine now actually...
    xo nicole

  6. You did an amazing job recreating this outfit! I am a Goodwill-shopaholic myself and am so happy to have found someone as obsessed as I am!

  7. Great job! I love this outfit and have all the pieces to replicate it too.
    I am glad you were honest with the lady as well. I hope your dress comes in and it is perfect!


  8. OMG how awkward!! And yay, I love Clare's blog, been reading it for years!

  9. Good you didn't lie, easier for you but not for the person thinking you're coming back.

  10. I got a denim blazer last week at Goodwill and I have similar boots. Love your outfits, you have the coolest style!


  11. love this outfit!! and that story- oh my goodness, I would've done the same thing! what an awkward situation!! but at least you have the dress and a funny story to tell ;)

    -Jenna Brianne

  12. Such a cute outfit! Great job with it! Love the boots!

    xo, Kenya


    Kenya L Fashion Blog

  13. Aww you are so cute I'm glad you are so honest! :) I love that outfit! I would never think all of those things would look that amazing together, but wow! So pretty! I love the peplum top!


  14. I definitely couldn't have lied either. I am terrible at it...haha. Love your recreation of the Pinterest outfit.
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  15. Hahahaha when I got married last year, I was so afraid to order a dress from China, but I've heard SO many good things about them! Thankfully, the dress I ended up finding was actually a prom dress that was accidentally ordered in white at a boutique near me, and it fit like it was made for me. Glad you got your dream dress at a discount! :)

  16. Such a great story about the dress! Honesty... not always easy!


  17. Oh my I would not have been able to lie either! I am also engaged and there is no way I can afford my dream dress... but I saw on ebay a group from China that has a knock off of my dream dress for $300 and have been debating it. Please let us know how it works out for you!!

  18. love that you posted your inspiration!


  19. Very nice look! Love getting inspiration from Pinterest. Perhaps we could follow each other?

    xo Lulu

  20. My favorite outfits are the "unexpected" combos!! You look so cute!

  21. Um girl... as a friend of a friend... you have got to get me the hookup on this $300 wedding dress!!! Where do I sign up ?! I have yet to buy mine because I don't want to spend that muchhhhhhh! From the looks of what your buying for your wedding, it looks like we have similar taste :). Your wedding is going to be so beautiful!