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Wear It Now


The whole “Upper East Side housewife in the Hamptons” look has never been my thing, so I have to admit, I turned my nose up a bit at Tory Burch in the past. However, her Fall/Winter 2009 collection made me do a double take and I’ve seriously reconsidered accepting that marriage proposal from a wealthy New York investment banker type.
Wait, what? Banks are failing and the stock market is in the dumps? Oh. Nevermind…

Anyway, this is a look you can recreate with minimal shopping (dang!) since you probably have most of the pieces in your closet right now (and if you don’t, they’re not hard to find):


Photos: style.com, forever21, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Banana Republic, Alloy.com

My interpretation:


Left: BCBG cardigan, Forever21 blouse, Express skirt, vintage boots. Right: Anthropologie cardigan, Moda Internationale blouse, H&M skirt, vintage boots.

I often find that recreating runway looks forces me to combine my own pieces in ways I may not have otherwise. It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes being a copycat can inspire creativity. It all depends on how you look at it!

  • Alicia

    March 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    It definitely does. Creativity is birthed from inspiration all the time!

  • Stylish Thought

    March 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I love it… in both color combinations. Finding inspiration from the runway is a great way to mix up things you may already own. Well done m’lady!

  • Marian

    March 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    darling love the alternative looks sweetie, im a big fan of prints.
    Sweetie hope you are well.I have changed my blog name and link address. Could you kindly change it in you list of blog links.
    My blog name is now my name:Marian Kihogo and link addy:www.mariankihogo.blogspot.com
    Would really appreciate if you could change it, thanks sweetie.
    Happy wknd x

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