An Early Copycat Creation Helps Unearth Sentimental Treasures

Today’s outfit was one of the first copycat looks I ever attempted. The inspiration for this look came from the cover photo for InStyle‘s book, The New Secret’s of Style. I loved this outfit right away, particularly because I already had all of the pieces I would need to recreate it. One of my favourite things about this outfit is the way it helped me to incorporate some of my grandma’s old costume jewelry into my everyday wardrobe. I had a few necklaces of hers that had lain unworn for years in my jewelry box, as I could never think of a way to match them with a modern look. My grandma even joked about how I might never wear them unless I went to some old-fashioned dress up event someday. I think she would be very happy to know that the pieces she gave to me, many of which had been gifts to her from my grandpa, are regularly being put to good use and have become some of my most treasured possessions.

Here’s today’s look:

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And the one that inspired it:

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Link to the above photo: http://pinterest.com/pin/74450200063469153/

Here’s how today’s look breaks down:

-Shirt: White cotton button up blouse. About $20

-Skirt: Black pencil skirt. About $70 from Le Chateau

-Belt: Thick woven red vintage belt. $10 from a used clothing store in downtown Toronto

-Shoes: Leopard-print, pointy-toed pumps. About $60 from Le Chateau

-Bracelet: Thick gold bangle. About $20 from Nordstrom

-Necklace: Vintage gold statement necklace with orange gems. A gift

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check in again tomorrow.

Ciao for now.

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