Outfit Re-creation: Kendi Everyday

It’s time for a new outfit re-creation! I’m constantly inspired by the bloggers I follow, and every once in a while someone wears an outfit that I never would have thought to put together myself and that I must replicate with things in my closet. Kendi of Kendi Everyday wore this particular outfit over a year ago. I loved it so much that I made a mental note to recreate it someday. (At the time, I didn’t own a white button down, burgundy pants, or a black crossbody bag, and I only had a mint cardigan.) I saved the look to Pinterest and featured it in my first Outfit Obsessions post, knowing that someday I would have all of the items and could put it together.

You’d be hard-pressed to meet a fashion/style blogger who doesn’t know of Kendi! She is a very well-known blogger who started years ago and popularized the 30×30 remix challenges. She mostly features her everyday, attainable personal style. Even though she has started dressing in more higher-end brands (likely due to her success!), I still find myself inspired by the looks she puts together. Nothing feels out of reach, and that is so important to me and why I follow the bloggers I do.

(Click on the photo below to go directly to her post! Then, scroll down for my version…)


What is not to love about this look?! Here’s my version! 🙂


There’s just something I love about mint and burgundy together. Plus, here’s proof that burgundy isn’t just for the fall/winter! Mint totally “springifies” it, I think.

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J.Crew Factory sweater (on sale in limited sizes; last seen here) / Uniqlo shirt (last seen here) / Madewell pants (on sale in limited sizes) / ModCloth wedges (similar) / Halogen bag / Anthropologie sunglasses

Outfit Re-creation: Zipped

It’s been a hot minute since my last outfit re-creation! Today, I’m wearing one of my favorite looks by one of my favorite bloggers, Chelsea of Zipped. I’m pretty much obsessed with her neutral, sporty, feminine-meets-masculine looks. I didn’t find her blog until earlier this year, and this is an outfit she wore last November. I actually found it on Pinterest! (You may remember it from my latest Outfit Obsessions post!) I immediately knew I had to recreate it for myself. I loved the layering of the chambray with the long grey cardigan and olive green jacket. So good.

(Click on the photo below to go directly to the post. I hope you also check out her other posts while you’re there!)


Here’s my version!


I wish my cardigan was just a couple of inches shorter, but all in all, I’m such a fan of this outfit. I wore it for the first time at the end of October and knew it would be one to repeat. Chelsea is actually who inspired me to purchase the J.Crew Pixie pants. She’s had hers for a couple of years now at least, and I love all the looks she creates with them; they’re a perfect base to pretty much any outfit. If I could wear them every day, I totally would. They’re seriously amazing pants!

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Madewell jacket (last seen here) / ModCloth cardigan (similar from Gap) / Old Navy shirt (old; similar from J.Crew Factory) / J.Crew pants / Sam Edelman boots (exact)

Linking up with Jenna‘s Thursday Favorites

Outfit Re-creation: Crystalin Marie

Today’s outfit re-creation was inspired by a look worn by Crystalin Marie a couple of months ago. I’ve only been reading her blog for a few months, but her style totally resonates with me. It’s classic, simple, and a little bit masculine. You’ll find her in either stripes, denim, or a combination of both–and always put together!

This look is one I’ve been wanting to try myself, but with the summer heat, wearing layers (especially a long-sleeved layer) was the last thing I wanted to do. We had quite the dip in temperatures recently, so I took that as an opportunity to put together this look! I’m a huge fan of the light monochrome (or any monochrome, really, haha). Now if only I had a pair of white jeans to wear–after Labor Day, of course. 😉

(Click on the photo below to go directly to the post; while you’re there, please peruse her other posts!)


I was super stoked to recreate this outfit since I had most of the pieces already (except for a cognac bag, which she also features in the post, and a pair of espadrilles). I was trying to decide between wearing my gold sparkly Sperry Top-Siders (for the slip-on, relaxed vibe) or my new leopard d’Orsay flats (for the print), and with help from Chris, I decided to go with the leopard flats. Even with my flats instead of the Sperrys, this outfit still feels relaxed and perfect for a day of running errands! How do you think I did?


Chris and I goofed off a bit during this outfit shoot. He kind of gets into the photos a bit sometimes (I think, haha), so if he likes something he’ll tell me to do it again or hold it or whatever. I flipped my hair because it kept getting in my face, and he told me to do it again so he could snap a bunch more. I figured I’d include one of the shots for fun. 😀


ModCloth cardigan (similar from Gap) and sunglasses / Everlane tee / Gap shorts (on sale!) / Carrini flats via Hautelook

Outfit Re-creation: Sequins & Stripes

I’m back with a long overdue outfit re-creation! Today’s look was inspired by Liz of Sequins & Stripes. Liz is based in Chicago, and her feminine, city chic style gives me almost constant inspiration. While I can’t afford her favorite brands on my grad student salary, I love that she often wears classic pieces that you can find even if you’re on a budget.

I’ve had this particular outfit saved since she shared it in March! I generally won’t do an outfit re-creation if I don’t already have all of the pieces, but an exception is made if the pieces missing are things I’m planning on purchasing anyway. I didn’t immediately have all of the pieces to complete the look, which is why it took me so long to recreate it. In fact, I still don’t have a denim jacket. I’ve been searching for one for a few months now without any luck. Now that we’re almost in the heat of summer, chambray is the next best option. And if you’ve been reading for a while, you’d know that I love my chambray!

(Click on the photo below to go directly to the post; while you’re there, I hope you check out her other posts, too!)


What I love most about this outfit is the adorable striped dress. I can’t get enough of stripes; my love for them runs deeper than my love for chambray. I saw Liz’s dress and was immediately reminded of a dress I hadn’t pulled out in quite some time but still adore (because it’s striped, of course). I love being inspired to wear my older pieces. (I especially love it when my older pieces are still in style! Also, how many times can I say “love” in a single paragraph? Lol.)


My choice of shoes was another slight modification in my re-creation. Her pointy heels elongate her legs, and while I have heels that do the same, I decided to give my d’Orsay flats a spin instead because I liked the look of the pointed toe. Plus, I don’t wear heels regularly in my everyday life, so these were a much more practical option!

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Dress (old): ModCloth | Shirt: Old Navy (on sale!) | Flats: Sole Society via Hautelook (similar from BC Footwear) | Earrings (old): Forever 21 | Tote: ModCloth | Sunglasses: ModCloth

Outfit Re-creation: Classy Girls Wear Pearls

One of the best parts of being involved in the blogosphere is how inspired I am by fellow bloggers. I love when bloggers post outfits that I would never think to put together myself. I especially love following the bloggers that have a specific style that I don’t really have but that I enjoy and want to try and emulate.

I’m sure every fashion blogger has heard of and/or follows Classy Girls Wear Pearls. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the blogger behind CGWP is Sarah, a Rhode Island native and a lover of the prep aesthetic. She effortlessly ties together New England prep and southern prep in her outfits. I’m really drawn to how simple and classic her style is, and she always inspires me (mostly in my want to buy more heels, which aren’t really practical for my everyday life!).


Sarah wore this outfit in a post titled Hawk Walk from the beginning of January. I don’t have green Hunter boots, a plaid scarf, or a navy coat, but I have the rest! (I just substituted my Sorel boots since we had a snowstorm the day before. That works, right?) I was really excited when I saw this outfit and realized I could recreate it with my own closet.



I love this sweater, but I’m pretty disappointed in the quality. 😦 This day was only the second time I wore it, and it seemed to catch on everything and create loose threads! If anyone sees a cable knit sweater this color but better quality, please let me know!

On a more positive note, January is almost over! I’m pretty excited to have another month of winter behind me. I am so looking forward to spring. It rained here today, but I think we’ll be getting some more snow over the next day or so. I almost wished I lived somewhere that isn’t used to snow so I could have a snow day. 😉




What do you think of my re-creation? I love how it’s simple but still looks put together. I’ll be incorporating more collared shirts under my sweaters! Let me know if you check out Classy Girls Wear Pearls!

Sugar and Pumpkin Spice Sweater: ModCloth | Shirt: Old Navy | Skinny jeans: American Eagle Outfitters | Socks: SmartWool via Nordstrom Rack | Boots: Sorel via Nordstrom Rack

Outfit Re-creation: Selective Potential

My favorite fashion blogger, Tieka, the brain behind Selective Potential, has some seriously adorable style. I love the way she balances loose tops and tight bottoms, not to mention her dress and tight combinations. Her fits with skirts that sit at her natural waist are some of my favorites. She always looks so put together, even on her lazy days. I find myself lusting over her clothes! She is also a twenty-something and has been blogging for just over four years!

One of my favorite looks of hers thus far is seen in this post from the end of October.


Holy adorable simplicity. Love.

I decided to make a series based off of outfits I love that I want to recreate with my own clothes. I didn’t really plan on this series, but somehow I ended up with all the pieces that make up this outfit. Heehee.


The rain deterred any outdoor photos, so these less-than-ideal indoor ones will have to do. Also, I’m not sure how I feel about the serious-model-face-thing I have going on.


Gotta love the cats’ water fountain in the back! If only I had a super cute corner set up with perfect lighting for all of my indoor photo needs…


So besides the fact that my cardigan is a little more giant than Tieka’s and the fact that I don’t wear headbands, my outfit is pretty similar. I hope you check out her blog; you might find yourself just as inspired as I am!

Flannel shirt: L.L. Bean | Skinny jeans: American Eagle Outfitters | Cozy Companion Cardigan: ModCloth | Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasin via Nordstrom Rack