Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Shopping" Someone Else's Closet

Yesterday Princess Sparkles told my mom, Fair Isle, "We are having a bad day today."  I had to laugh, I mean, how bad can it be for a 3-year old at 10:30am? 

I'll admit, I had gotten frustrated when I came out to the living room to find someone (not sure who...Princess Sparkles claims it was Pigtails, and Pigtails, well, she doesn't talk) had taken my orange nail polish and spilled it on the carpet.  Then I shut off Princess Sparkles' music in the car after she became extremely demanding.  After a long tantrum, I eventually turned it back on after she calmed down and said, "please."  And then we finally arrived at Fair Isle's house.  Thank God!

Since I gave up shopping for Lent, I decided to do some browsing in the closet of my sister, Polka Dots (Ssshhhh, don't tell her).  She shipped most of her clothes to Hawaii, but I was pleasantly surprised to find quite a few cute pieces still hanging in her closet.  Here's what I found...


BLUE SWEATER - Forever 21
EARRINGS - Vintage (from my grandma's collection)
RED BELT - Forever 21
BLACK CLOGS - Forever 21



As you can see, Polka Dots is significantly taller than I am (that blue sweater dress is really a tunic, I think and the sleeveless trench is now a midi... though that is in!).  Not sure how two sisters can be almost 5 inches apart in height, but we are.  My theory is she slept more as a kid. 

Anyway, I encourage you to do some "shopping" in someone else's closet.  It's good cheap fun and they don't even have to know about it (unless, of course, you post it on your blog and they read it).  And it's the perfect way to turn a "bad day" into a good one!

TRENCH DRESS - Pikoi
BLACK BELT - New York and Co
PURSE - B. Makowsky
EARRINGS - Vintage (from my Grandma's collection)
CLOGS - Forever 21

24 comments:

Kimia Kline said...

awesome sweater :)

Gracey said...

I love that sweater and how you styled it!

Heart Charlie said...

Oh amazing! I love the blue color on you, looks gorgeous! Shopping in other closets is the best!!! It's free and it's also so exciting! My BFF and I used to trade 5 items for 30 days and then trade back. It was so fun b/c we felt like we got new clothes for a month, but we didn't have to give up our own permanently!

Kimberly said...

That is what I miss most about college life -- lots of girlfriends living nearby to borrow clothes from. :)
And I love your grandma's earrings -- so pretty!

Daphne said...

Amen to that. I do this very frequently from my mom's closet. She practically never gives away anything and has clothes stashed at various closets and boxes in her house. I love to look through and find treasures I can layer and turn into cool outfits. So much fun. She is so sweet of course and would land me even items from her current closet. Love that blue sweater dress. Great find.

LyddieGal said...

I'm sure there is nothing better than raiding your sisters closet! Not that I know what it is like to be the pillager, but rather the person who's closet is being ravaged.

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Un-stitched said...

Very hot look! Especially love the shoes.
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Hazel☺ said...

pretty blue sweater :)

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I love all your family nicknames- so cute! I love the F21 outfit- very pretty!

Jessica said...

i'm your newest follower! i love the idea of shopping in someone else's closet- i do that with my boyfriend's closet all the time. we are almost the same height, so it works out! love the tunic on you. <3

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Ioana Liliana said...

I do really like the blue actually! And someone else's closet is always so much fun!


Fashezine

Natalie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! I really like this post and your blog over all! You are pretty entertaining!

Also, I am impressed that you gave up shopping for lent. That would be so hard for me! I can't wait to read more from you and follow along. :)

Courtney Erin said...

That blue color looks amazing on you - what a cute look and I love that you added the red belt!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Gertrude said...

The tunic/dress looks lovely on you! Pity I can't borrow from anyone! x

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I love "shopping" in friend's closets. Another girl I met blogging and I swapped some stuff recently and it feels so great to have new alternatives. I love that trench by the way!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I love shopping my sisters closet it's free and the clothes fits me.

rachel said...

i'm sure polka dots is super surprised to see you wearing her clothes! she probably wished you put those outfits together when she was still in town! like the way you styled both the outfits =)

Vanessa said...

That blue color is great! so bold!
Sorry about the nail polish spill! Hope it cleaned up!

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Love that trench dress! It looks great on you.

strawberry freckleface

Anna Bonfiglio said...

Hello my dear! I love your look because it is personal, yet wearable by anyone! I do not like those very extreme look limited only to the covers ..

Anna
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Megan Mae said...

I adore the trench dress! Too cute!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

your blue outfit is amazing! How cute it is to start your girls into fashion! I also feature a lil bit of my baby boy in my blog=)
nice meeting you stylish mom!

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