Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Inspired not Pinspired

Like the rest of the computer savvy world today, I too tend to spend a whole lot of time reflecting on the beautiful images on Pinterest.  Whomever thought of that idea is genius, and between that and Flipboard on my iPad I am never short of things to see.  Add those to my lengthy list of must read blogs and you get a clear picture of how I spend my leisure hours.

This week for copycat, inspiration came from a blog.

Julia from Gal Meets Glam

Gal Meets Glam is a fantastic blog and little Julia up there has style for miles.   She is gorgeous and the photography on the site is really just beautiful.  I am sorry that the link doesn't take you to the photo post directly, but I'm sure you will have no end of fun scrolling through her archives looking for it!  She is on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook,  Instagram etc. but I found this photo through her blog directly and fell instantly in love with the look.  



Of course, to make the look my own I felt the need to tweak things a bit.  The inspiration photo shows a shirt loose but I tucked my shirt in and added a belt to draw up the coral color from my skirt.  Julie had on some chunky wedges, but I added fancier shoes because, well hell, I will make any excuse to wear these.  In the inspiration photo Julie is wearing a loose chambray shirt which I switched to a denim jacket because I need more structure and less length for it to be flattering. I also threw on a necklace to bling up my more casual shirt.  

All in all, I am VERY pleased with this look and I can't wait for the time when I can wear it for real!  Of course, since I jinxed myself about the weather, the cold has arrived in AZ so I will possibly have to wait until spring for this one.

XO,
Alyssa

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17 comments:

  1. I love your shoes. I've been wanting a pair of nude heels. That's a really pretty interpretation of the inspiration photo.

    ~FringeGirl

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    1. Thanks FringeGirl! LOL. I do love these heels, Vince Camuto makes some awesome pumps!

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  2. great look - I love denim with anything.

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    1. Thank you JJ. I agree, denim with EVERYTHING!

      Can you pass me some of your love of the workout? I abhor the whole process.

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  3. I actually like your outfit better :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Aw,

      Thanks Monica!! This is a great one for the Pears!

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  4. I love this! I think the changes you made for yourself are perfect and personally like your look better.

    Can I just have your closet? Because I LOVE everything you post!!


    xo

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    1. Carly, you are too sweet! Thanks so much. And I think my clothes would drown you darling, but you're welcome to what I have! ;o) Just fly on out to AZ and poke around.

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  5. Adorable! I really love your skirt. The whole thing looks great on you

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  6. I love this look, your shoes are adorable!!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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    1. Thanks for saying so Michelle! I appreciate it.

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  7. Well hell, those shoes are just darling. And so is the rest of the outfit. :)

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  8. Hi Alyssa.

    I love both Julia's look & yours. The skirt you got on is gorgeus & I love the colorblocking. Your tweaking was perfect and the fancy peep-toes look great with it. Now I got to check out this girl's blog.

    By the way, I left you a comment on your previous post where I introduced myself as well. =)


    Have a Fab Weekend, Ada. =)

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    1. Hi again Ada... thank you for the nice comments!

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  9. I absolutely love this outfit and how you've made it your own. It looks fantastic with the shirt tucked and belted.

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