I have to confess that I stole this outfit idea from a mannequin at Club Monaco. The mannequin was wearing this cream sweater, button front denim skirt and neck scarf wrapped a couple times around the neck. Since I can’t really afford anything there I decided to make my own version. My denim skirt is on sale for $20, my “scarf” is actually a mens silk pocket square for $13, and I got my sweater on major sale from Gap. I love finding almost identical looks for less!
Now that my husband is back to work I have to take my own outfit photos again (sad face). Unfortunately, my first day back at it I had A LOT of observers. What you don’t see are the group of guys throwing a football back and forth asking me what I’m taking photos for. I DO NOT like talking to strangers so this was a very difficult shoot for me…haha.
Gap Cable Knit Sweater
H&M Denim Skirt
Gap Lace Up Flats (similar)
H&M Pocket Square
Gorjana Ear Climbers
Jord Watch c/o
Pumps and Pushups, Pastries Pumps and Pi, Shopping My Closet
Adri Cisneros says
You managed to keep a really straight face doing this with on lookers! I think it’s great to recreate looks from what you have or find options that fit your budget.
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Love, love the new look of the blog, Jess! Gorgeous! And I couldn’t even tell you were taking the photos yourself! I hate tons of people being around when Tom takes photos of me, haha. 🙁 Go you for keeping your cool! xoxo
Ugh, I hate it when there is a peanut gallery while I’m trying to take my photos! Always a trial when you don’t have a photographer – but these did come out well, and I love the look. I’m totally guilty of stealing ideas off of mannequins!
Kacie Ellis says
Sometimes mannequins have the best style! lol. I take my own pictures too and I hate when people stop and watch me!
You look amazing, and yes, we should totally recreate less expensive versions of things when we can! By the way, I love this for spring!
kelsey bang says
I love your necktie! super cute look!
Carina Vardie says
You look gorgeous! I love your flats!
Shauna C says
I want those lace up flats. They have been on my wish list forever!
Not a bad steal and a pretty awesome self shots too. Love the lace up flats.
I love this scarf! I’ve been trying to wear mine more and like this inspiration.
I love love love this outfit. I may have to copy this when our winter/spring transition comes along! 🙂
I haven’t been to the mall in forever but I always snap pictures of mannequins for outfit ideas. Love this look on you!
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