Thursday, May 2, 2013

{Fashion} One Sweater, Two Ways


I think today would be an appropriate day to tell you some news.  I'm on a spending freeze. After this girlfriend of mine told me she was going on a spending freeze for 3 months, I decided to join her for 1 of those months. This means I'm only buying food and gas for one month. No clothes, no home decor, no incidental-nail-polish-at-the-beauty-store-even-if-it's-half-off! You know what it's teaching me? I really like to spend money and what I need to do, especially as an almost college graduate, is to save it. I want to be able to give my money away to good causes, to my church, use it to serve other people, save for my future family {and home!} and I can't forget about those good 'ole student loans. This 1 month spending freeze will teach me to save, be thankful for what I have, and hopefully train me into a better spending/saving habit. It is also teaching me how to mix and match clothes.

Enter today's post. {Great segue, I know ;)} Since I've been remixing outfits, I thought I'd show you  two of my favorites using this comfy and bright orange sweater. Outfit one is a bit more casual with jeans and flats, and number two is paired on top of my go-to striped dress. I'm so lucky that my best friend is also a great photographer.

*images by Ashley Slater Photography 

DetailsLook One // Sweater: Anthropologie; Jacket: Nordstrom (similar); Jeans: Apricot Lane/James Brand; Scarf: Target; Shoes: Tory Burch; Sunglasses: Anthropologie
Look Two // Dress: Anthropologie (similar); Sweater: Anthropologie; Boots: Steve Madden (similar)

Have you ever done some outfit remixing? Do share! Here's to the next two weeks of my spending freeze :)

Okay gals, I'm off to the happiest place on earth today. Yep, I'm going to Disneyland with my mama. I couldn't be more excited!
Happy Thursday!
xoxo
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25 comments:

  1. Oh I love both options! You rock this sweater!

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  2. Good for you going on a spending freeze.. I´ve been on a shopping ban for over 4 months now!

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  3. First of all - you are SO SMART to go on a spending freeze and get used to living to the beat of a different drum. Professionally, I'm a personal finance blogger so I can't emphasize enough the importance of living within your means!! It's great to "freeze" yourself every once and a while and remember what is REALLY important, and what you can live without. It's also very eye-opening to see how much money you spend on things you don't need when you go back to evaluate!! My husband and I do it frequently, and it always shocks us to see how much the inconsequential purchases add up.

    Secondly - You're stunning, and I adore BOTH of these combinations. That sweater is adorable (hello, what form Anthro isn't?!) but you style it so well!! Completely beautiful. I am living vicariously through your fashion choices lately because my belly won't let me wear what I want!!!

    Have a beautiful day!
    -Jess / Sparkles and Crafts

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  4. Both options are beautiful! Of course, you could rock just about any outfit. Good for you for saving this month!! While the little things seem "little" at the time, they do add up very quickly.

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  5. Loving both of these looks! That coral sweater is so spot on for spring! Love it!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  6. I love both your outfits and the colour of that sweater!

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  7. This is such a perfect sweater! You're beautiful as ever. Have fun at Disney!

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  8. Good for you, Michaela! As a fellow shopping addict, haha, I know that's a tough thing to do! It's a good thing you've got such cute clothes for remixing - adore these outfits!

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  9. Okay one, you are BEAUTIFUL! And two, I'm doing 40 days of no spending money on clothes right now, and I agree! It shows me how much I enjoy it! And if I want to spend money on clothes, I need to cut back on other things to make sure I'm also saving a responsible amount too.

    Happy Thursday :)

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  10. Love this! I went on a 3 year spending freeze from all shoes, clothing, and accessories, and I loved it. I still frequently got compliments on my clothes, especially since it forced me to be more creative. My husband is in finance, and we are huge believers that not spending money on non-essential items is one of the best ways to save. "A penny saved is a penny earned!"

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  11. That sweater is gorgeous! I love both outfits!

    I'm on a spending freeze too. I spent a ton of money on a shopping spree a few weeks ago and got into a bit of trouble with the hubs. ;)

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  12. one of these days i'm going to commit to a spending freeze. i buy way too much. also, that dog is super precious.

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  13. love the striped skirt with the sweater! that works perfect with this so cal weather being cold in the morning nicer in the afternoon! good luck with not spending for a month you can do it! its a lot easier than it seems!

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  14. Baby Bella! You look gorgeous as always, and I love layering sweaters over dresses! Such an easy way to get more use out of dresses!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  15. i need to start remixing clothes. i wish i could go on a spending freeze but i lost weight and now none of my clothes fit. so it's new wardrobe time. plus i am starting my much needed room and office redo.

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  16. Have fun in Disneyland!!! Good lucks with your spending ban! I went on one in february (although I could buy home decor and make up) and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be and it felt so good at the end!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  17. cute cute cute! love getting inspiration on how to use the same pieces in different seasons! good job!

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  18. I would like to know where you purchased your bracelet? So beautiful! LOVE the outfits!

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  19. What an awesome idea! I love that, I certainly think I could benefit from a freeze :) Love the sweater and the way you remixed it, both are great alternatives :) Good luck!

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  20. You are just too cute! I have to remix my outfits. Otherwise, I would be broke! Love your remixes here! Good luck on your freeze (I need to do the same) and I hope you had a great time with your mom!

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  21. love both your looks :) a month spending freeze sounds like something i could definitely benefit from but i just really really dont think i could do it haha. maybe once yours is over i'll be inspired and might have to do one myself! let me know how it goes x

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  22. You are a smart girl:-) And beautiful and yadayadayada! In college, my friends and I used to freeze, literally freeze our credit/debit cards in the freezer, so we didn't have that easy every day access of carefree swiping:-) xoxo

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  23. Both such cute outfits! And YES, I absolutely re-mix clothes. In fact I have done two posts on how you can use one item of clothing six different ways :-). Here are the links: http://kristinsveranda.com/vignettes/2013/02/21/one-item-six-ways/ -AND- http://kristinsveranda.com/vignettes/2013/02/07/remix-one-item-six-ways/

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  24. Love both looks! Such a pretty sweater too...

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