Outfit Inspiration

I try to be fashionable, but have to admit I don’t always know what I’m doing.  Because of this I used to go to Nordstrom in Seattle and get one of their shopping stylist to help me out.  What the shopping stylist does is basically walk you around the store and help you find what you’re looking for.  If you’re like me, sometimes don’t know what you’re looking for, but you know you NEED something fresh.  If you’re in this situation, the stylist will either just pick out the newest items on the floor or maybe pick out a few of her own personal favorites from her section.  Sometimes that would work out for me and I’d leave feeling grateful and accomplished, but other times the outfits she chose just weren’t “me” or the end price was MUCH higher than I had planned on spending.

I still LOVE shopping, but I’ve started a little ritual that has saved me some frustration (and $$$) for when I need a fresh outfit.  To avoid leaving the store empty handed, or with a completely empty wallet, what I do BEFORE heading to the store is hit up Pinterest!  I look up women’s fashion and browse around to see if I can find outfits that include items that I already own.  There are times I find pieces that are so spot on I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot!  It also leaves me thinking , “How have I NEVER put that shirt with these pants or those shoes with that dress and scarf?!  Before I know it I have a brand new outfit without leaving the house OR spending a dime!  YAY!!!!  I like calling these my “PINspired” outfits ❤️ (Pinterest + Inspired = PINspired, I know I’m cheesy, but I love it!!)

Today’s outfit was a hole in one!  When I saw it couldn’t contain my excitement!  I had this entire outfit IN MY CLOSET!  I yelled for my boyfriend to come look at what I found…let’s just say he wasn’t as excited as me (men!) but he did say that I would look pretty cute in it… LOL, thanks Babe!  So here it is!

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Pretty darn good, right?  I’m digging my new outfit, it’s perfect for these chilly days!  And at a bargain too!

My outfit:

Leather Jacket: Michael Kors, found for a steal at Nordstrom Rack! Similar here.

Scarf: GROUPON, yes really! Similar here.

Striped Top: Target. Similar here.

Jeans: Nordstrom, J brand. Similar here.

Leather Boots: Marshalls. Similar here.

 

Next time you need an outfit update, before hitting up the mall I hope you hop on Pinterest like I did and find a “PINspired” outfit hiding in your wardrobe too!

Cheers!

Traci

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